Submitted by iXenon 1245d ago | opinion piece

The Worst Games Of 2012 (So Far)

We’re halfway through 2012 and there have been a ton of games released in the last six months. These are the worst. (Amy, Battleship, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, Inversion, NeverDead, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Resistance: Burning Skies, Xbox 360)

SoundGamer  +   1245d ago
Oh, Amy.

Such a terrible game. :/
iXenon  +   1245d ago
So So so so sooooooooo glad I avoided that one
guitarded77  +   1245d ago
@ iXenon

You say you're glad you avoided it, but it appears you wrote the article. How do you know it's terrible if you didn't play it? In another comment, you say this is an opinion piece, but you're relying on other people's opinions.
Daver  +   1245d ago
loll what an idiot
legionsoup  +   1245d ago
what about that dancing star wars game?
Gaming101  +   1244d ago
You don't need to play Amy to know it's shit, trust me, there's not a single positive thing anyone's had to say about it.
guitarded77  +   1244d ago
@ Gaming101

You may decide not to play it because so many have said it is crap, but to write an opinion piece saying it's one of the worst of 2012, you need to have played it. If your opinion is based off of other peoples opinions without any personal experience, you are a sheep and don't need to be spreading misinformation.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1245d ago
amazing list
JTX123  +   1245d ago
the worst kind of terrible game: one with potential
Skizelli  +   1245d ago
The sad part about it is that Paul Cuisset, the designer of Flashback (a great game), served as director on the project.
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1245d ago | Well said
Resistance: Burning Skies was on there?!? What the frick? It's a great game! Both the campaign and the multi-player are well done. I play it online all the time.
iXenon  +   1245d ago
This is an opinion piece. To each his own.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1245d ago
They're putting it on a "worst games of 2012" list though. There are several Vita games that are much worse than Resistance: Burning Skies. This guy just wanted to make a point.
CanadianTurtle  +   1245d ago
The campaign was very mediocore, especially for a Resistance game. The Resistance games are known for excellent campaigns, but this game didn't have the same level of excellence and polish.

Also the multiplayer is very barebones with poor balancing.

I'm a huge resistance fan, and it's sad to see Burning Skies come out with so much potential, but poorly executed gameplay.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1245d ago
It has a better campaign than 1 or 2.
TheTwelve  +   1245d ago
Well, looking at the PSN charts, it's one of the most downloaded games on Vita's PSN and those who bought it gave it over 4 stars out of 5. Anybody with a Vita can see this for themselves. I didn't buy it but I hear plenty of good things from those who have.


P.S. Disagree all you please but the stats are clearly on your PSN stores. I was surprised myself to see how well it is doing considering the outside reviews.
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snipes101  +   1245d ago
Yeah, god forbid anyone says anything bad about resistance or has an opinion differing from yours.

MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1245d ago
There are opinions...and then there is a guy just trying to make a point. I didn't like Inception as much as everyone else, but I'm not going to put it on a "worst movies ever made" list. Nobody would/should do that. R:BS is a good game. It is well made. Even HE didn't argue that. There are Vita games that deserve that spot much more and even the author can't deny that.
pixelsword  +   1244d ago
Well, they may be opinions, but guitarded77's keen eye pointed out that the writer of this article didn't even play some games, so he's basically forming opinions vicariously.
humbleopinion  +   1244d ago
The game got a sub-60 metascore and is one of the lowest reviewed PS Vita games. And unlike games like "Michael Jackson The Experience HD", people had some expectations from a game carrying the Resistance title.
So I guess that the writer opinion isn't the minority here.
chela  +   1244d ago
its sony ex, cant be bad /n4g
snipes101  +   1244d ago
He just has a list of "worst games so far." This is a far different scenario than your "worst movies of all time" list.

Ultimately, nothing you're saying to this matters. No matter how malformed, it's the guy's opinion. He's not arguing facts, but adjectives...something that is entirely subjective.
Skateboard  +   1245d ago
You're correct, bubble up!!!.
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YoungKingDoran  +   1245d ago
dont worry, as iXenon himself semi-confessed to not even playing Amy, he probably hasnt played burning skies either.
ChunkyLover53  +   1245d ago
Resident Evil Operation raccoon City was pretty broken at launch, but after the first couple of patches it was pretty fun. I think people weren't totally sure what to make of the game, because it had Resident Evil in the title. It was more like Socom with zombies.

Its a better game than Ninja Gaiden 3 in my opinion though, which didn't make this list.
Robotronfiend  +   1245d ago
I expected to see Ninja Gaiden and SFxT on that list... well they're on my list anyhow. ;-)
InTheLab  +   1245d ago
Fail for no Steel Battalion. How do you leave the actual worst game of 2012 off a list of worst games of 2012?
ALLWRONG  +   1245d ago
I agree Steel Battalion should be right next to Resistance.
brew  +   1245d ago
He clearly didn't think this one through. Maybe he'll learn.
--Onilink--  +   1245d ago
it doesnt hurt to read everything.

The final note says the site is Playstation only
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1245d ago
"The worst games of 2012 so far"

I think it's hilarious that at the bottom of every critique it says: "Where can you buy this?"
iXenon  +   1245d ago
I admit, it is a little ironic. But some people may be interested by these games. I know a guy who's a fan of the SAW movies and knows full and well that the games are terrible but he'll buy them regardless.
MasterCornholio  +   1245d ago
Steel Batallion proves that core games don't work well with Kinect unless it's voice commands.

Kran  +   1245d ago
Doctor Who TEC was horrible to play. The only good parts were the doctor moments :(
da_2pacalypse  +   1245d ago
Why is Diablo3 and Mass Effect3 not there?
Kran  +   1245d ago
because despite their flaws, they're still great games to play? Just because of the ending to mass effect 3 doesnt mean the entire game was bad you know...
thatdudesfrys  +   1245d ago
I agree with Kran. Mass Effect 3 as a whole was an awesome game. The ending may have been unsatisfactory, but the rest of the game was very well done.
WitWolfy  +   1244d ago
Yeah for me the ME 3 ending never happened.. I just imagine That when You run towards Harbinger's beam the game just shows a black screen like the Sopranos did, then the credits show. ;)

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Hicken  +   1245d ago
Yeah... Steel Battalion is missing, ergo this list is flawed.
StreetsofRage  +   1245d ago
Fable the Journey should be on that list. I know it's not even out but the game looks so bad that it should already win it.
Cajun Chicken  +   1245d ago
I can't understand why everyone hates Neverdead. It pulled off the concept rather well, I found the hack and slashing mapped to the analogue sticks quite intuitive. Plus, you could destroy so much and things crumbled away.

If there was a Grindhouse for games, then Neverdead would be the B feature for Shadows of the Damned.
Campy da Camper  +   1244d ago
Shadow of the Dammned was a B game so that makes Neverdead a C.
JohnApocalypse  +   1245d ago
I really liked Operation Racoon City

It should be replaced by Revelations 2012

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Brownghost  +   1245d ago
why did he include movie tie ins, there always terrible
pixelsword  +   1244d ago
Not flamey enough.
StrongMan  +   1245d ago
They forgot Kinect Star Wars and Steel Battallion: Heavy Armor.
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DeusExer  +   1245d ago
Game of Thrones was a let down. Personally I think the story, while it starts off a little slow, really picks up towards the latter stages of the game. It fits in really well with Martin's book series.

It's a shame that combat was pretty clunky, and environments were pretty bare. Seemed pretty linear with the exception of a few side quests here and there.

If those aspects were given more polish and refinement, it could have been a really good game.
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MagicAccent  +   1245d ago
Yes, it was disapointing. But it is definitely not one of the worst games of the year, though.

The story is on par with the witcher games, the gameplay was so-so, but with some interesting twists, like mors shapeshifting.
Sugreev2001  +   1245d ago
Resident Evil:Raccoon City and Ninja Gaiden 3 are my picks for worst so far.I'd put Silent Hill:Homecoming too,but the game picks up in the later stages to become a mediocre game from a terrible one.
Campy da Camper  +   1244d ago
That's funny, I thought just the opposite. I really enjoyed the game until you hit town then it was just run here boring.
chiefdog11  +   1244d ago
I think you mean Silent Hill: Downpour.
MacDonagh  +   1245d ago
I bought the game straight away because I was intrigued by the synopsis.

Protip: Good ideas are worth nothing without proper execution.
byeldell34  +   1245d ago
good story. but the game play sucks
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1245d ago
Which game?
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SavageKuma  +   1245d ago
Lol I am not surprised that Inversion made that list, It was overly hyped and the concept can't be hidden just because you flip gravity. It just makes it more annoying as a cover shooter.
Clarence  +   1245d ago
No Steel Battalion Heavy Armor?
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KrimsonKody  +   1244d ago
Umm, yeah...
CYBERHATER  +   1244d ago
NINJA GAIDEN 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
Elvis  +   1244d ago
This article should be in the "The Worst Articles of 2012 (So Far)" list.
Rock_On_PS4  +   1244d ago
Mass Effect 3: the game was absolute crap. It was good for first half but second half was poorly scripted and boring as hell and capped off with a rubbish cookie cutter ending.
galmi  +   1244d ago
ninja gaiden 3 should be there as the worst game of 2012 completely
FinaLXiii  +   1244d ago
Resistance Burning Skies may be the best of them all in that list but it was a very disapointing game none the less.
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