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Weekend Open Forum: What's the worst game you've ever played?

By Shawn Knight
Dec 26, 2014
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  1. Last week, we asked everyone to share the best game they played this year with Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone and Wolfenstein all receiving multiple nods from the TechSpot faithful.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Sword of Sodan for Sega Genesis.
     
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  3. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 709   +181

    Too many bad games to make a list. A game that could have been good but was real bad was one of the Resident Evil games...no good mouse control
     
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 227   +48

    Hellgate London was the biggest disappointment for me!
     
  5. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    I always see people hate on DNF single player. Which is understandable. But I thought the multiplayer was fun a hell. Idk whats with all the DNF hate.

    Worst game hard to say, but I'm hating kinect sports at the moment. Navigating through the different sports is very frustrating. You have to swipe over and over and over to get it to move 1 option over. Its very poorly designed and or programmed. The games are ok to terrible. The menu navigation is so bad Iv only played it 3 times.
     
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    Elder Scrolls Online
     
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  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES). Hands down the most infuriating and incomprehensible piece of garbage I've ever spent time on.
     
  8. Seraphim401

    Seraphim401 TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +12

    Need for Speed Undercover.
    Hate that game...

    Second is Need for Speed the Run.
     
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,559   +598

    Silent Hunter 5: Battle for the Atlantic. After the brilliant Silent Hunter 3 and the pretty decent Silent Hunter 4, was really looking forward to #5. Ubisoft released the game filled with bugs and had completely changed the game mechanics and UI. It was awful - just awful. User scores on Metacritic gave it a 3.0, and I think that's being generous.
     
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  10. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,562   +2,370

    Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, by a long, long margin. I've played some real gems as far as bad games are concerned (DNF and pre-patched Gothic III spring immediately to mind), but I have yet to encounter a game so technically and compositionally irredeemable as AoD.
     
  11. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 227   +86

    I usually manage to avoid bad games, but as a Painkiller fan I bought, played and BEAT Painkiller: Resurrection. It was painful allright, I had to use cheats to beat it because it was so damn dull and stupid. By the way let me take the opportunity to say that I enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever (singleplayer, multiplayer and the DLC) and Aliens Colonial Marines (I played the most patched version and also the DLC), both are pretty decent.
     
  12. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    There have been games that I put down never to pick up again, but nothing comes to mind when I think of "worst"...

    Though there was this Conan game for the 360 that I will not touch again. Was a pain in my butt to beat :p
     
  13. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    I cant think of many games ive played that were genuinely bad. I hated crysis 2 I suppose because whenever I tried to play multiplayer with friends it was a complete camo spam fest. Hide in camo the entire match, then when you find someone, turn on super armor and spray.

    also, even though sonic unleashed returned to fast fun sonic gameplay, the whole werehog thing....I dont even
     
  14. indiangamer

    indiangamer TS Enthusiast Posts: 57   +9

    NFS the run, a 4 hours long NFS. What do they did for 2 whole years?? Even third lord of the rings movie was longer.
    COD Black op 2, reviewers considered this as one of the better CODs but it is the only COD I baught. And being a Battlefield fan, I hated in every single way I could have.
     
  15. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    This is a tough one. Sadly, I've seen far more terrible games than great ones. To be truly awful I would assume the game should have multiple areas of weakness but run well enough that you can actually get a feel for it. Dishonored was pretty bad: recycled HL2 graphics, incredibly ugly character models, transparent story and a mess of a world that felt like a collision of AC and Oblivion. The irony of being punished for killing when it was impossible to finish a level without taking lives was also infuriating. The numerous bugs didn't help either. Everyone I know gave up on on this steaming pile pretty quickly.
     
  16. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,392   +329

    Dude hellgate london was awesome! I loved that game wished there was a sequel tho :/
    For me the dissapointment was pretty much all the CoDs except CoD 4, MW2, BO1, AW.
     
  17. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

    Just terrible in everyway possible.
     
  18. emmzo

    emmzo TS Booster Posts: 113   +15

    DNF for me. Maybe I was expecting too much tho... oh, and MP was also crap by the way, most funless quake 3 arena clone I`ve ever seen.
     
  19. The Chrome Franchise (Chrome & Chrome: Specforce); horrible graphics, horrible AI, horrible story, horrible sound. -∞/10 Seriously you will cry from it...
     
  20. Blakey

    Blakey TS Member

    Battlefield 4 on launch and up until August.
     
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  21. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    Red Alert 3 multiplayer from day one till the day it died.

    I didn't mind the latest Call of Duty game, Advanced Warfare. That said all the bugs, stability issues and general lag is making me start to hate it :(
     
  22. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,058

    Driv3r & Just Cause, both were utter garbage.
     
  23. NeurotechHD

    NeurotechHD TS Rookie Posts: 61   +19

    Games that worked* but I still didn't like:

    Turning Point: Fall of Liberty was really bad.
    F.E.A.R. 3 (I think it was 3, may have been 2).

    Games that I hated because I liked them so much:

    Another World. It's been 20 years and there's still an area I've never gotten past because #$%@ that game.
     
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  24. andrewyoung

    andrewyoung TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +13

    Hellgate london
     
  25. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Heroes and Generals: good concept but horrible execution. Downloaded it, got excited, made an account, got stuck in a 300 man queue. Uninstalled haha.
     

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