MrEricSir: * Rebel Assault - Easily the worst of the Star Wars games, and that's saying something. At best, barely qualifies as a "game."
stewbert: How about games like Black and White, where I met the min specs, but the game was an unplayable mess.
It Smee: das: Civ 5????Whatever man. Civ V is a good game. The G&K expansion made it even better and soon BNW is coming out to add even more features. I love Civ V.
Antimatter: Funny fact: the original manual for GTA 1 mentioned that it wasn't in 3d, instead being a top down game, because streets of sim city sucked so bad.When it finally did go 3d with gta 3, they included an optional top down camera in case the 3d sucked. It would later go on to make the series a household name and Rockstar a major force in the industry.
Uzzah: GTA IV for PC. Start with all of the annoying design choices of the console version ("realistic" physics, NPCs calling you to "hang out" in the middle of missions, repetitive mission design, etc.). Fold in some game-breaking bugs (memory leaks in the cutscene render engine, a final level with a control bug that outright prevents completion of the game). Frost with mandatory Games For Windows Live integration. The GTA series is dead to me after that abomination.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: Antimatter: Funny fact: the original manual for GTA 1 mentioned that it wasn't in 3d, instead being a top down game, because streets of sim city sucked so bad.When it finally did go 3d with gta 3, they included an optional top down camera in case the 3d sucked. It would later go on to make the series a household name and Rockstar a major force in the industry.And still GTA2 is the best of the series.
KillAllHumans: thank you for validating my viewpoint that Streets of SimCity was an awful game.Everytime it gets mentioned people seem to have some nostalgia fog and rant about how cool it was.no, it was horrible. just horrible.
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PedanticSimpleton: THQ - Homefront. When they had to change the enemy from China to North Korea, they should have just cancelled the game, rather than blowing all kinds of stupid money on new assets and a completely unbelievable narrative. If they kept China as the villain, or maybe just went with a socially acceptable Soviet Russia, a la Red Dawn: The Game, that studio may have been able to just take a small loss on a subpar title and not get shut down.
Mike_LowELL: Ed Grubermann: You're right. To call it terrible is an insult to the word. The game was utter shiat. It was Daikatana bad.Solid (if not necessarily inspiring) visuals and aesthetic premise, good platforming when compared to other FPS games, completely serviceable control scheme (albeit one built around a roster of weapons which was never, ever designed for a two-weapon loadout). The most important thing is that, in spite of its completely linear design and imperfect combat, it was a half-interesting game world to explore, particularly with the use of shrunken segments. "Terrible" is a word that should be reserved for third-grade Doom knockoffs (Heretic) and the worst of modern shooters (Homefront, Medal of Honor (2011)).
mamoru: Missing from the list, however, is Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Iczer: Evidently they haven't gotten the memo or something, War Z isn't "War Z" anymore, it's "Infestation: Survivor Stories"
MrEricSir: Another game that sucked: Sim Theme Park. Aside from the half-assed attempt to brand it as a "Sim" game (they didn't even bother changing most of the game assets to reflect the title) it was also a buggy mess, even by Bullfrog standards.The original Theme Park was kinda fun. They should have stopped while they were ahead.
mamoru: Seriously, that is the thing that DNF was completely lacking: fun. It just was not a fun game.
mamoru: Yes, DN3D is not a masterpiece, but it was fun. It's cheesy over the top humor still works today. DNF completely failed at this in every single way.
mamoru: If you want a fun, old-school style in a modern engine shooter, Serious Sam 3 is an example of Doing It Right™.
rpm: Iczer: Evidently they haven't gotten the memo or something, War Z isn't "War Z" anymore, it's "Infestation: Survivor Stories"This memo FTFA? " "The War Z" tried to ride the aforementioned mod's popularity by using a similar name but eventually changed it to "Infestation: Survivor Stories" to avoid confusion. "
Dughan: Ultima 9 deserves to be on that list.The game never should have been made, ever. Buggy, poorly developed, badly written with terrible mechanics all around; this game killed the Ultima franchise. This is the game that killed Origin as a studio.There is literally nothing good about this game either on its own or as a continuation/conclusion to the Ultima mythos. I remember hating this game from the very first moment I picked it up until I put it down about 4-5 hours in. It had nothing on Planescape: Torment, which were released in the same year. Hell, System Shock 2 came out that same year as well so it wasn't like 3d technology was just "too new" or couldn't be optimized or otherwise properly applied to an RPG type game. Even original Everquest looks better and plays better! Yes, it is really that bad.Seriously, Ultima 9 should be in the top spot on that list.
Talondel: No Asheron's Call 2?That game was live for five months and they still hadn't fixed basic things like 'quests' 'monster pathing' and 'chat' which are all kinda big deals for an MMORPG.
heavymetal: They forgot "Master of Orion III". The first two were awesome. The third was one of those games where the designers tried to do too much, couldn't; and after going over many deadlines and over budget, threw together what they had and relased for full price a game that wasn't really even in the beta testing state.
Mike_LowELL: Somaticasual: Duke nukem forever fully deserves it's place in that last.Was it a good game? No. But it wasn't terrible, and played more like a two-dollar Half-Life clone with the inconveniences of modern shooter design (regenerating health, two-weapon loadout). I just wish people would stop acting like the game was some kind of sacrilege because it "didn't live up to the original". (I use "original" in quotes for a reason.) Duke Nukem 3D wasn't exactly a masterpiece, either.
baufan2005: No Sim CIty? And I'm not just talking about the crippling DRM. I'm talking about how every sim automatically goes to the nearest job or place of interest when we were all promised that we would get a free thinking city where everyone had their own jobs.
kab: Also UT 3 could easily be on that list./burn in hell, Epic.
Plant Rights Activist: It Smee: das: Civ 5????Whatever man. Civ V is a good game. The G&K expansion made it even better and soon BNW is coming out to add even more features. I love Civ V.I was very disappointed by vanilla civ 5. The expansion packs make it look somewhat more balanced/playable but I'm not about to shell out $30 more for features that probably should have been in the vanilla title like religion and espionage.
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