The Worst Games Ever Made
The Worst Games Ever Made
While there are plenty of bad games out there, most are just below average games that really aren’t worth paying attention to. Then, there are games so bad they become legendary, or even so bad they’re good. These games have become infamous for either poor design choices, hilarious glitches and being all around unplayable, or writing and storyboarding so ridiculous that you really can’t take them seriously, or worse, all of the above.You can check also our New VR Games for 2019.
Ride to Hell: Retribution
What was once planned as an open world biker game hit a snag somewhere along development and instead of the amazing game originally envisioned by the developer, we were given a barely functional shooter/beat-em-up/driving game with some of the worst gameplay seen in a relatively modern title, released in 2013. While it was most infamous for its fully clothed sex scenes (yes, it looks as ridiculous as it sounds), this wasn’t the only issue with the game. The driving controls are extremely wonky, shifting from being too tight to too loose in the blink of an eye, and the enemy AI is barely existent. The game does have a hand to hand combat system with combos and weapons you can pick up and use, but doing things the way the game wants you to actually makes things harder. As long as the enemy isn’t packing heat, just kick them over and over. The knockback animation is longer than your kicking animation, so you can just infinitely stun lock them until they keel over. The game was so bad it was actually recently removed from Steam due to quality control issues.
Unlike the rest of the games on the list, Sonic 06 can actually be fun if you go into it with the right mindset. It’s a buggy and unpolished mess, fairly repetitive in terms of gameplay, having you revisit the same areas as different characters throughout their storylines, but the bugs and glitches make it almost like a rogue-like, ensuring you never have the same gameplay experience twice.
Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties:
This is less of a game and more of an interactive power point presentation. Using a combination of still images and FMV, it tells a nonsensical story that’s almost impossible to follow, and is littered with insane fourth wall breaks, poor acting, and the potential for some horribly inappropriate and risqué scenarios. If you ever do decide to play this nightmare, the only thing you’ll be asking yourself the entire time is ‘why’.
Limbo of the Lost:
Limbo of the Lost is an interesting example. The game was actually pulled from shelves shortly after its release as well. The game was essentially a dark and gritty point and click adventure where your protagonist ventures through Limbo, solving puzzles and trying to survive. It had all of the gameplay tropes of older adventure games that should have died off, such as illogical puzzles (some of which don’t even make sense, like mixing saffron with water to make it green, saffron actually turns water YELLOW in real life). The graphics were hilariously bad, featuring some crazy extreme close ups as well. It also couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a dark and gritty horror puzzle game or a comedy, as it has some really flat jokes, like the character Nilmates, a play on the term No Mates, inferring he has no friends. These weren’t the reasons the game was pulled from shelves though. The game blatantly plagiarized content from other games, using screen grabs as the background images for the areas you explore in Limbo of the Lost. Now, I can understand if they took these screen grabs from either old games or niche games no one had heard of. No, they decided to use not only one, but almost a dozen locations from Oblivion such as the iconic foyer from Castle Skingrad, a few from Diablo II, several from Enclave (one even including a lever used in a puzzle in Enclave but the lever is completely unusable in LotL, ironically enough), Return to Castle Wolfenstein, about ten from Thief: Deadly Shadows, almost THIRTY form Unreal Tournament 2003/2004, as well as several from Vampire: The Masquerade. A full gallery of these backgrounds and their comparisons can be found on the games wiki page. It also has one of the most ridiculous and campy endings I’ve ever seen, with all the characters breaking into song about how the main character, Briggs, has become the King of Limbo. It’s an awful game, but worth at least watching a play through just to experience just how bad. There are a few Youtubers who’ve taken one for the team to tackle this monstrosity, Vinesauce probably being one of the more entertaining ones. Those are the The Worst Games Ever Made.