Instead of the common Top 5 Article, James makes it a worst Top 6 Article.
The Seventh generation of consoles was probably the most influential in the short history of gaming. It featured online experiences and other landmarks such as motion controls, and microphone support. There were also many ground breaking games, some of which that tanked in both gameplay and sales. Gameluster has created a list of the top six games that flopped in gameplay. This list consists of mostly co-op games and games on the Xbox 360 or PS3. Only AAA games will be considered, because if they weren’t the list would consist of simulators and games that have a low marketing budget.
Number Six: Resident Evil 6
Okay, many people are probably upset about this, but Resident Evil 6 was NOT a Resident Evil game. If you want to capture what the game really has to offer, be sure to start with the Sherri and Jake campaign, as there are bosses that never die, love scenes, and a lack of puzzles. I played through the game on co-op, but didn’t get to experience the things that the first player experienced. I got scared almost once and it was because it was a jump scare. Nothing about this game is scary, and nothing is compelling. You will become trapped in an area, and not even have to think about what to do to get out. This linear game deserves all of the low ratings it got.
Number Five: FUSE
At the time I am writing this I have not gotten all of the way through this game, but I can honestly tell you that this mess of a game cannot be saved at this point. Immediately after looking at this game cover you can tell it was tossed out by EA to make a quick buck, but I don’t think it did. It’s sales were terrible, and I had never even heard of the game until I saw it in the library last week. FUSE is a mix of every game on this list. I’m not 100% sure how to describe the story, but you are “agents” and there are mechs. The great thing about this game is the fact that every character has a personalized special weapon, and you can switch characters seamlessly throughout the long missions. This game is 4 player co-op, and I honestly did not enjoy a second playing this game by myself. I found myself not caring after the first mission because they immediately throw you into a story with terminology and names you’ve never heard before. This game is the poster boy for rushed games.
Number Four: Wrestlemania Smackdown vs. Raw 2011
I know, I know, this is a “sports” game, but I always like to include one in my lists to try and get a full grasp of the industry. Now before you start laughing, I am not a fan of wrestling at all, and the only reason I got this game was for laughs. Well laughs are what I received, as this game is one of the worst fighting games ever. It is unbelievably easy to pin your opponent, and objects from the crowd are very rare. I’m sure that there is a way to make it fun, but this game is not for the majority of the population. The only fun part of this game was making a character that looked like the spawn of Satan and naming it something immature. I would seriously never recommend this game to anyone unless they are really in need of fuel for their fireplace, and even then I don’t think video games burn that well. Most of you probably aren’t shocked this is on here, because lets be real… It is a wrestling game.
Number Three: Aliens Colonial Marines
Gearbox made yet another flop with this poor excuse of a game. The Alien brand is one of the most famous, and the game showed such a poor aspect of it that the only reasonable solution would be to burn every single copy. The makers of Duke Nukem: Forever also created such a linear map, and at some points you start to recognize the buildings over and over again. This is because the game takes you from one point and back to the start by the end of the game (instead of creating separate areas). The story is so hard to follow that you actually do not even care about the ending. Actually at the point I am writing this I completely forget the ending of the story. The enemies are easy, and they throw aliens at you like they are Call of Duty players. This game is Alien. It is suppose to be scary and memorable, but unfortunately it is for all of the wrong reasons.
Number Two: MindJack
I honestly don’t know where to start when talking about this game, so I’m just going to pick a spot. This game drops the ball on all aspects of a video game. Square Enix, who hasn’t published a reputable title since Deus Ex: Human Revolution (minus the Final Fantasy series), publishes it. This game has some of the poorest dialogue I’ve ever heard in a video game. There is one point where the main character, Jim, tries to hit on his female partner and starts stuttering because he gets flustered, but it sounds like he actually has a speech impediment. This game has some of the most unnatural movement to it, and the boss fights have no strategy to them whatsoever. There are boss fights where you have to just beat all of the enemies and then the giant mech in the centre of the area just explodes with no explanation. To beat this game all you have to do is not run out of ammo, which is not hard at all, since you can just take control of any civilian and they all of a sudden have a fully automatic weapon. I had to play through it twice on co-op (because the second player does not collect any trophies/achievements), and I still don’t understand the story. One boss fight includes bombarding a human being with more than enough ammo to supply an army, only to see him walk it off. I don’t know who came up with this game, because they butchered a great idea.
Number One: Terminator Salvation
The only reason this is number one is due to two reasons, the first of which being the fact that you can get all of the trophies/ achievements after one playthrough. The second reason is the fact that there are no cutscenes. All of the moments that should be cutscenes are just the AI moving around as an in game camera pans on them. Other than these two reasons, Terminator Salvation is just as frustratingly bad as MindJack, as the AI is terrible, the cover system is flawed, and the enemies take forever to beat. The story is more than forgettable, and has nothing to do with the movie. If you are going to play this, you must have someone with you to take control of your partner, because the AI is beyond terrible. This game is really easy to platinum for playstation gamers.
What do you think? What are your least favorite games? Let us know in the comments section below!
Keep in mind I am human and therefore have missed MANY games. A top six list is too short for sure, so please suggest titles for the next top six article! I apologize if you are upset by the choices, but I am not going to write about games that I haven’t played.
Doooood. Ride to hell retribution?
I focused more on Co-Op games with a BIG release. I will for sure take a change to play this in the future and do a Redux 🙂
I’ve heard terrible things, but I haven’t played it and I’m not going to write and article on something I haven’t played.
How can you not have Sonic 06? When someone on youtube posts a 3 and a half hour review on how terrible a game is, it at least deserves a mention.
Like I said. Its a top 6 list keep in mind, so there are many that aren’t mentioned and I’ll be the first to admit that!
I’d rather judge it off of expectations. Mass Effect 3 had no reason to fail in any department, and it did anyways. Can’t forget the “fuck you” from the developer with the crappy “patch” ending. This is what happens when you hire people who aren’t writers, Bioware, you get a shitty product far worse than FUSE, Terminator, Aliens, or Smack Down. I wouldn’t hold a AA title to AAA standards either, and it seems you did that. We’ve had plenty games that did a lot worse than these, the reason being is that they promised more, and came of off good games. Halo 4. Killed the narrative with the overly serious, pretentious, plot hole riddled campaign. The gameplay was completely butchered. That is far worse than any game that isn’t that great but never promised the world in the first place.
I’d say take another look at your list, pretty much none of these games promised anything particularly good, so I won’t hold that against them when they turn out bad.
“Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3 are worse than Aliens: Colonial Marines” -you
Sounds like you needed some perspective, hope this helps.
Must be tough to be black and mexican. Dumb f*uck nigg*er wetback.
The list you’re describing would be biggest flops/ let downs. This is a list of the games I played and laughed from/ got frustrated because they were painfully bad.
Mass Effect 3 was far and away a technical failure beyond the comprehension of the boys at Insomniac behind Fuse.
Fuse isn’t near as bad.
To each their own 🙂
No, not really. Opinions killed journalism, thanks for adding to the pile. We can prove for a fact that one does not work near as good, and still you don’t bother putting up the facts. That’s one more garbage site to avoid.
Actually speculation killed journalism. Its hard to put up facts for a completely subjective article, one of which is actually posted to n4g as an opinion article. Since the beginning of journalism there has been opinion articles, I think the saying “Opinions killed journalism” in the way you’re using it is towards news. A news outlet should not show a bias, but if it is an opinionated article, opinions are allowed.
The idea was to spark conversation, and I can’t help but feel like you’re not interested since your name is “Hates bad writers”
Thank you for taking the time to read my article, and if you truly feel that way then good for you, but don’t bring ignorance and hate into a conversation on the internet, you will just wind up looking silly.
Why do they let morons write articles? If these are seriously your worst games of last gen than you did not play many games last gen.
And your worst games would be?
That depends. Do you want just PS3 or just 360 games or a combination of both?
Ride to Hell: Retribution, Amy, Rouge Warrior, Bomberman: Act Zero, Haze, Liar, Hour of Victory, Damnation, Vampire Rain. Those are the ones that just come to mind. I’m sure I could name a few more if I thought about it. If anything the games picked in the article were disappointing more than bad. Though I can’t speak for Mindjack or the wrestling game as I have never payed them.
Thanks for the suggestions! I will be sure to look at them as I am going to do another list in a little bit. six is too small! But I for sure don’t agree with you on the moron part 😉 I just don’t write about games I don’t play. Trying to be an honest journalist here!
Then you should rethink your article titles. Something like “the 6 worst games I have played last gen” would probably cause less of an overreaction from someone like me who has played games far worse than some of what was mentioned. I apologize for the moron comment. I was in a bad mood that day.
Haha its fine 🙂 One tends to get a lot of hate on comments when they write a top 5 list.
This list be way off the mark. Those six definitely under-developed, but worst 6? Not by a large, large margin.
Worst six that I’ve played. Underdeveloped games are basically the equivalent to bad. Try to see this as a top six list that will be made again. I have got many suggestions to create another one in a month or so 🙂
Oh aye, I wasn’t saying any of those games were good, and I’ve only played one (AC:M) m’self (as I personally steer clear of the bad games if I can), but I’ve played a good deal worse than AC:M (which was average, to be sure, and disappointing no doubt, but it still worked – most of the worst games this gen had serious mechanical issues, even if you’re just looking at so-called ‘AAA’ titles). Might have been worth specifying first and then the list would make a _lot_ more sense ;). Better luck picking games to play for the new gen :).
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lmao at wrestlemania smackdown vs raw. Stupid article to say the least
I respect your opinion, but I can’t help but feel that your account is somewhat a trolling one.
FUSE was a mess of a game. It’s hard to believe it was written by Insomniac who were such a great developer once upon a time. The Resistance series (1 & 3 especially) were so good.
I had never even heard of it! My friend and I died playing it on PS3. So bad!
It honestly doesn’t seem like you did any research for this garbage article at all, let alone play that many games to build a good list to begin with. How Resident Evil 6 is on here, I do not know. While it’s certainly not very ‘Resident Evil’ (Let’s face it, Resident Evil games have seldom been very good anyway) it does what it sets out to do well, and there is nothing mechanically wrong with the game.
The others, yes, a lot of those are broken games. But one of the worst six games of the last generation? No, get real. Mindjack is awful. Teddy is awful. Ride to Hell is awful. Stormrise is awful. Only one of those absolutely dreadful, not even functional games is on here (Mindjack) and you somehow missed every other major release that was completely not functional at all. Did you research this at all or did you just choose random games you didn’t like? I mean, I’m not crazy about Re6 but it boggles my mind that anyone who claims to play video games would say that it was one of the worst games of the previous generation – let alone a journalist – would say that without being facetious, when a cursory glance on Google would quickly tell you there are much worse games out there.