How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time

According to urban legend, a landfill somewhere in the small city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, bulges with millions of copies of the worst game ever made—a game that many observers blamed for the North American video-game sales crash of 1983. Atari’s bubble burst because of a little alien.

In December 1982, Atari released E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600, and critics quickly labeled it the worst game of all time. In light of many more-recent debacles—I’m looking at you Aliens: Colonial Marines and SimCity—granting “worst game ever” status to E.T. in perpetuity seems somewhat unfair. Nonetheless, this primordial Atari 2600 title continues to top “worst of” charts, including our own, time and time again.

So why should you give it another chance? Because code hackers managed to fix some of the games most glaring problems, and now it’s actually fun to play.

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supremacy1798d ago

I dont know, was this the worst game of all time? man ive played some bad games in my life thus far...well guys whats the worst game youve played?

Unlimax1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Do you remember The Guardian of Darkness on PS1 .. Oh my.. ಠ_ಠ !

There's much more worse games you know .. but i pick this one because it has a frightening music that stuck to my mind for ages when i was young , its like a nightmare that will never ends Dx .

Skate-AK1797d ago

I never heard of it so I googled it. Man does that look like pure crap. I'm surprised the dev stayed functional until 2008 when it went bankrupt.

Darth Gamer1798d ago

A little late don't you think. :)

Ashunderfire861797d ago

Uhhhhh Superman 64 was the worst game I played and it even had a tagged on multiplayer!!!! It had nothing to do with the game lol!!!

Morgue1797d ago

My mom bought ET for my brother when it came out back then and it sucked hard. All I remember when playing it is that I kept falling into some pit and could never get out.

Now that I think about it.... I can't even believe I watched that movie at the theatre when it was released.

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