What's the worst video game you've ever played?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by PastaMasta, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    You know this debate is just going to end with me shouting "Za dom" and ignore you.
  2. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    In other words, I'll win. :smug:
  3. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Didn't FO3 win that contest, though?
  4. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I disagree completely. I loved Adventure and Combat was very fun against a human opponent. I can name a bunch of games that were better than ET right off the top of my head (River Raid, Pitfall, Barnstorming, etc.).

    Then again, I hated ET the movie, so I'm biased. I think the game gets a big strike for being such a crass piece of profiteering off the movie - and sucking so bad. :D
  5. Sephis

    Sephis It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 29, 2010
    Games I did not like, gee thats alot I'll say
    FF9, and quite a few free MMos

    I liked Fallout XIII, the lack of control over others added a depth to it. You needed to act more quickly to ensure your own survival. (I did not like only being able to use the Eidolon of the character I was using)
  6. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 10, 2004
    Master of Orion 3 is definitely one of the worst games I remember playing. Usually I stop playing pretty fast if I'm not enjoying a game, but I really wanted MoO3 to be good, so I kept playing, hoping it would get better, but no luck.

    I guess a big part of whether a game is perceived as good or bad comes down to (shattered) expectations.
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    For da Endsieg, mein Fuhrer !

    Heil Ratty :mrgreen:
  8. Sephis

    Sephis It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 29, 2010
    Sometimes being able to turn off your brain is vital to enjoying a game.
  9. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009
    Every game that requires you to shut off your brain, in order to enjoy it, is bad.
  10. Lynette

    Lynette It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 9, 2010
    Sorry but I loved Space invaders ;)

    The worst game for me would be Lords of the Realm 3
    They changed a good strategy series into a rtc slugfest :(
  11. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    MoO3, micromanagement in space. I only played the first few turns in that but you have to control such minor details that I seem to remember turns taking like an hour (I think that's an exaggeration) at the start.

    They really need to either make a MoM2 or remake the original, enhancing the interface and adding in multiplayer. It's always pissed me off that that game is singleplayer only :x
  12. Flop

    Flop Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 10, 2004
    With regards to MoM2, you might be interested in Elemental, if you haven't already heard about it. It's not excactly MoM2, but it really wants to be, and it certainly looks interesting.

    Anyway, as far as I can remember, part of the reason why MoO3 turned out the way it did, was that they completely changed the design of the game about halfway through development, ending up with a complete mess that they never even patched properly. It's probably not the worst game ever, but it certainly is one the greatest blunders in gaming history, imo.
  13. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Only at being obnoxious. :smug:
  14. Dirk Magirk

    Dirk Magirk Semi-Present Presence oTO Orderite

    Oct 30, 2008
    The first game that popped into my mind was Last Action Hero for the Super Nintendo. I'm sure there are worse games I've played, however I will have to meditate deeply on the topic to recall them.
  15. Random Turnip

    Random Turnip First time out of the vault

    May 29, 2009
    Probably Wii Music. I just can't figure out what the hell they were thinking.
  16. beans00

    beans00 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 19, 2009
    final fantasy 7,8,9, never played another after that.
    Neverwinter nights 2, morter, sniper path of vengence, clive barkers jericho or something. assassins creed 1(never played 2), eragon, soulbringer, god so many more cant even name them all
  17. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 10, 2008
    Fffffffuck that game. I played through the whole game since it's not as if I could return the fucking thing to the store, and it was complete and total assballs the whole way through. The crusades level where you trudge through the moat/trench or whatever and encounter that giant beast that takes a QTE to beat? I thought "Oh neat, some variation! Finally!" And then there were about four or five more of the fucking things right after and they had to be defeated in the exact same way. EXCITING. And that ending, oh god. You defeat the big bad, and then Steve Blum/Spike Spiegel shouts "JERICHO, SWIM DEEP!" or something and that's pretty much it. What a god damn disappointment.
  18. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Sure, at that time...
    If I came over your house now with an Atari and a box full of games, I wonder how high your Pitfall tolerance threshold really is.
    ET was clearly shit, I think my only point is that back then, the disparity between shit and digital ambrosia was narrow due to the shallow technological depth of the platforms.
    I loved those others you mentioned (throw Moon Patrol, Zaxxon, Missle Command, etc. out there too)

    I think that's an indictment of the gaming industry as a whole though. ET is just the first high profile example of this.
    Shitty movie-to-game tie-ins are more then norm than the exception. No? It's probably safe to say this works both ways too as most game-to-movie tie-ins suck too for the reason you mention.

    Maybe we should lay off the ET/Atari talk, old timer, methinks most here weren't even born yet. Dating ourselves.
  19. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 4, 2008
    The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion. For christ sake, what is wrong with the people who think this "bash a fish for an hour and try not to commit a suicide while listening the people talk" is a great game, a good game, or a game at all?
  20. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Luckily I have a friend who collects Atari 2600 games, so I've played a few within the last ten years. :D

    Adventure blows. It's laughably bad. But not as bad as ET. Pitfall I haven't played recently. There are a few games that are still fun, though, particularly the head-to-head variety. There's a game called Dodger Cars that wasn't popular or well known back in the day (it was a Sears game that came with the Sears-brand Atari 2600 clone), but it's still fun. It involves trying to smash your car head-on into your opponent's car.