Submitted by shodan74 710d ago | opinion piece

7 Most Disappointing Games Of This Console Generation

There have been some terrific surprises unleashed in gaming over the past few years – but there have also been some crushing let-downs.

From soul-destroying sequels to abysmal originals, FMV takes a look at eight of the most disappointing games in recent memory. (Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Mr_Nuts  +   710d ago
I think you would need to replace RE6 with RE5...if you were smart and ignored those people who kept going on about "trying the game out first" or "giving it a chance" then you knew what to expect.

With RE5 however that was a total letdown...especially when you see the RE5 concept art before they added co-op.
Lovable  +   710d ago
I thought the coop was fun as hell. When they released the demo I played it like crazy.
Panthers  +   710d ago
The Co-Op was fun, but it shouldnt have been in a RE game. They could have created another franchise for that crap.
Mr_Nuts  +   710d ago
Co-op does not belong in a RE game whether it's fun or not
Blastoise  +   710d ago
Resi 5 was a good game, it was flawed but it was fun. A good action game atleast

Resi 6 on the other hand is a terrible game all round
Lovable  +   710d ago
@Mr Nuts

Hey man as long as you're having fun
andshesays  +   709d ago
me to it was awesome, I wish they would bring sheva back personally she was cool
FATAL1TY  +   709d ago
Crysis 3
Diablo 3
Duke Nukem Forever
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Gears Of war Judgment
RedDevils  +   709d ago
RE from a survivor horror game into an adventure game, the last good RE probably 4 but not nearly as good as 3 imo
j-blaze  +   710d ago
many, but what i can remember is Uncharted 3, GoW: A, GTA4, Enslaved, CoD blops, and TLoU "it was to me!" for this game in particular all the talk about masterpiece story and a revolutionary game from the deluded devs who want to chance the F industry were BS, also, RE6 was good not great as the old ones but good
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cpayne93  +   710d ago
But you still haven't played tlou. Also, re5 was a good game, but not as amazing as 4. Haven't played re6 but I hated the demo.
Lovable  +   709d ago
Revolutionary gameplay? Where did you hear that or are you making it up?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   709d ago
Yo j-blaze you have to actually play The Last Of Us to comment on whether it was overrated or not (which it wasn't). Watching pewdiepie play it on youtube doesn't count I'm afraid.
Wikki  +   710d ago
I plaed through RE5 more times than I had any other RE game. I finished Leon's story in RE6 and haven't touched it since. I've never rage-quit as many times from a game as I had from RE6.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   710d ago
FINAL FANTASY XIII, -2 and return of lightnings must disaapoint. SE nut crazy still high sell them game very very disappoint fun???
chikane  +   710d ago
Final Fantasy 13-2 Crap Story Crap Characters...

Gran Tursimo Standard 5 -_-

Star Ocean 4 .. beyond me how this passed for a 360 and ps3 game ???????

only have those three Disappointing Games Of This Console Generation

Lovable  +   710d ago
For SO4, besides the story, the gameplay seems pretty solid to me.
wishingW3L  +   710d ago
Star Ocean 4 was absolutely terrible.
Kte  +   710d ago
SO4 was better then FFXIII 1 and 2..and I loved it lol
MiasmaDodo  +   710d ago
My top 3 disappointments this Gen

1. Saints Row 3
2. Fall Out New Vegas
3. Assassins Creed 3
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Der_Kommandant  +   710d ago
Saint's Row 3 was fun as hell, not as good as SR2 but wasn't a disappointment.

I actually enjoyed more New Vegas than Fallout 3.

And you're right about AC3, i'm glad the team who made AC2 and Brotherhood are making AC4.
MiasmaDodo  +   710d ago
SR3 left me with a bad taste in my mouth. I played SR2 so damn much and 3 was boring to me.

FO3 I played hundreds of hours, played FONV for maybe 50 hours (not a bad game, just disappointing)

AC3 we actually agree on. LoL terrible game
RavageX  +   710d ago
Saints Row 3 was my disappointment of this generation also. The last time I was ever that pissed over a game it was when I bought Enter The Matrix.

SR3 was a shell of a game compared to SR2.
XboxFun  +   710d ago
Duke Nuk'em for me, that game should have remained vaporware or at least as a free digital download.
BigBoss1964  +   710d ago
FF13 wasn't just disappointing, it was absolute dog sh*t
Dj7FairyTail  +   710d ago
yeah disappointing dog shit
wishingW3L  +   710d ago
FF went from being one of my most favorite franchise to one of the ones I despise the most. Toriyama should be killed with fire. -__-
umbagumba  +   710d ago
"FF13" did suck.
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umbagumba  +   710d ago
Honestly, Sakaguchi made FF1-12 (except 11)and then formed Mistwalker witch makes JRPG's for Microsoft. Blue Dragon was the real FF13. It was a little better than FF13, and Lost Odyssey was FF14. It was pretty good, tradition Sakaguchi FF JRPG stye. You wont here much about Sakaguchi now making Microsoft Exclusive JRPGs on this Sony site though.
Wolfbiker  +   709d ago
Dude what you just said is completely irrelevant to the article.

And grow up just because somebody may prefer the PlayStation 3 over the Xbox 360 doesn't mean they never played or are incapable of enjoying an exclusive on the 360. In the REAL world games are games and many people play many games no matter the platform.
Relientk77  +   710d ago
Final Fantasy XIII

Dj7FairyTail  +   710d ago
From what I played
@FFXIII PS3- no sidequest, freedom, towns and memorable bosses!
@LittleBigPlanet 1&2 - Got extremely bored of it ten minutes of gameplay!
@Skyrim 360- Got extremely bored hours in!
@Lost Odyssey - Battle System and Characters are lame!
@Wario Land Shake It! - Endless Annoying Shake Controls!
@PlayStation All-Stars - Sinlge and Multiplayer Player Content, Lacked of Variety Soundtracks from the games represented, No Real All-Stars and gets boring fast!

@Uncharted Series - Just don't like Naughty Dogs games as well. I find them boring to me.

Remember I said to me. Don't go disagreeing with games I played.
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ziggurcat  +   710d ago
go back to C0D then...
Dj7FairyTail  +   710d ago
I dont play CoD

Also if you like ND good for you.
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ziggurcat  +   710d ago
then what isn't "boring" to you?
Dj7FairyTail  +   710d ago
That not easy to explain. I rarely finds games that are boring. These were the main ones.
ziggurcat  +   710d ago
that's a cop-out. you can't name one game you didn't find boring?
AbortMission  +   710d ago
Don't worry guys, it's just a Nintendo fanboy.. Lol
SonyPS4  +   709d ago

"@Wario Land Shake It! - Endless Annoying Shake Controls!"

Not a Nintendo fanboy to me.
Hicken  +   709d ago
If you think that stops him from being a Nintendo fanboy, you don't pay attention.
Wolfbiker  +   709d ago
Where the hell do you read 'Nintendo fanboy' out of what he just said?
noctis_lumia  +   710d ago
LPB ? lol dude this game changed the platform genre to a whole new lvl

Lost odyssey--->f13-ff13-2 combined

naughty dog best gaming dev this gen nuff said
AbortMission  +   710d ago
Lmfao chill the hell out kid. I was JOKING. J-O-K-I-N-G. No need to work yourself out
andshesays  +   709d ago
King Asshat?
RedDevils  +   709d ago
@Dj7FairyTail It's seem you hate all games, why bother buying a game console should of save those money and get the Twilight trilogy instead LMAO
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Wolfbiker  +   709d ago
Its irrelevant if you didn't like the games but the article is about DISAPPOINTMENT so if you weren't excited for Uncharted 2 then it couldn't have disappointed you. You may find it overrated but that's another stupid article for you to go read.
jcnba28  +   710d ago
TLoU, MGS4 and Infinite.
jagstatboy  +   710d ago
Sizzon  +   710d ago
Lol really?
Der_Kommandant  +   710d ago
You're like those pages asking for hits.
McScroggz  +   710d ago
Are you're most disappointing movies Citizen Kane, The Godfather and Gone With the Wind?
ziggurcat  +   710d ago
can't tell if trolling or...
andshesays  +   709d ago
is heavily retarded?
noctis_lumia  +   710d ago
MGS4 ?

dude plzzzzzzzzzzzz go back to cod or something
darkequitus  +   710d ago
Lair and Haze. Haze shipped so early, I could not cancel it after the review came out.
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Summons75  +   710d ago
Ugh here we go more people saying final fantasy 13 was bad despite all evidence otherwise, fanboys will always be blind. Wasn't perfect but it was enjoyable. And DNF the only reason why it failed was because the hype behind the game came mostly from kids who never played it. I saw the game I knew when I was a kid just on modern consoles, it was kinda welcome for me because of how silly it was. Bad, yes but DN was always made to be bad that its good. It should have remained cancelled but the controls were solid and gameplay wasn't broken so its not like it can be called a broken game in that sense.

Other than that the author clearly didn't deal with the nightmare was was vampire rain or try his hand at bullet witch. List could have been better most of these are newer titles.
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elda  +   710d ago
@Summons75...I agree,there are some games I've tried to play that were just down right boring or they were broken & I just couldn't put myself to continue playing them,but FF-XIII imo was down right enjoyable down to production,graphics,music & gameplay it wasn't your traditional FF but the production of it all still seemed like FF to me just with some changes & that was due to the story.
Hicken  +   709d ago
People can be disappointed with XIII. What they don't get, though, is that they should be disappointed in themselves, as they're the ones who got their hopes up expecting it to be something it wasn't.

Oh, well.

As for myself, Brink and Dragon Age 2 were rather disappointing.
Sizzon  +   710d ago
Dead Island
MysticStrummer  +   710d ago
Dead Island and Brink are my two biggest disappointments this gen. I played other games that weren't all that great, but I was really looking forward to those two.
BlaqMagiq24  +   710d ago
Assassin's Creed 1 for me. The missions were so repetitive and boring that I had to force myself to finish it. It only changed a little bit at the end.
I_am_Batman  +   710d ago
Same here. When I started playing I liked it very much but a couple of hours in I couldn't push myself to keep playing it cause of it's repetetive gameplay. I just recently started another playthrough and ran through it just to see the end and I have to admit that the story seems very interessting.

But since Ubisoft is milking the franchise so badly I don't have the motivation to play through all the other AC games anymore.
jlm9  +   710d ago
AC II and Brotherhood are much better then the first with a lot more variety. Revelations and III are completely missable.
kratos_TheGoat  +   710d ago
I_am Batman Same with Me
T2  +   710d ago
Some of your lists fail hard ... Saints row , skyrim? Please you could at least troll around and have a bit of fun ...
1. Crackdown 2 - literally xbox original graphics , no upgrade whatsoever.
2. Socom confrontation - I tried to play it ... So many bugs it was virtually unuseable
3. Madden - I have a serious bone to pick with EA because their servers suck and its obvious madden could just release updates but nooo same game every year for 60 bucks
VTKC  +   710d ago
Street fighter X Tekken and Soul Calibur 5 are both very disappointing to me.
kratos_TheGoat  +   710d ago
street fighter x tekken was trash
TXIDarkAvenger  +   710d ago
And here I am still wondering about Tekken x Street Fighter.
VTKC  +   709d ago
I can think of more appropriate words. but why bother?-"flogging a dead horse" etc.
BlaqMagiq24  +   710d ago
Gotta agree about Soul Calibur 5. It was a step backwards in the franchise. I could come up with a long list of cons and like 2 pros for that game.
VTKC  +   709d ago
theres actually pros? what are they? I am quite the fan of soul calibur. and I cant find a single thing I could use to defend SC5. I hated the entire game in what they did to it.
BlaqMagiq24  +   709d ago
Well I'll give them credit for the online presentation and including Ezio in there but that's it. Everything else just made no sense to me. One of the things that pissed me off the most was that Zasalamel wasn't in the game. They don't explain his whereabouts or what happened to him in the timeskip. He doesn't age and he didn't die in the canon storyline so there's no reason he couldn't have been in the game. I even would've liked him as DLC, but nothing.
Der_Kommandant  +   710d ago
Two games made by Gearbox. I'll never buy another Gearbox game ever.

My top in no particular order:

Duke Nukem Forever
Marvel vs Capcom 3
Ninja Gaiden 3
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
Far Cry 2
Diablo 3
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Final Fantasy XIII
Alien Colonial Marines
Street Fighter x Tekken
L.A. Noire
Bionic Commando
Modern Warfare 2
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noctis_lumia  +   710d ago
agree with that list except L.A Noire
KingDon  +   710d ago
Resident evil was not all that bad. Just got a lot of hate at the time. Aliens Colonial Marines is definitely a contender for the worst game of the generation.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   710d ago
I wouldn't say RE6 was disappointing because its exactly what I expected. RE5 clearly demonstrates where they wanted to go with the series and dozens of RE6 trailers showed it. If you went in expecting a survival horror, then you must be an idiot or not informed.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   710d ago
The biggest problem is that it didn't even delivered in the action department as well. The game felt limited due to the tons of QTE's and the nonsensical story sure didn't help.

The game was a technical marvel under the hood but developers didn't allow players any chance to fully realize it.

Capcom themselves lied that Leon's campaign would deliver the survival horror old-school fans pined for then jumped to placing the responsibility to Ada's.

Capcom is to blame for the game's shortcoming's not the consumer.
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AbortMission  +   710d ago
I enjoyed RE6 for what it was. I even spent the time to plat the game. Jake's campaign has to be my most favorite, especially the action mission in China. But I can understand why old school RE fans would hate RE5 and RE6
hollabox  +   706d ago
I know its old but I agree with you. My Resident evil titles I ranked form top to bottom are the following;
Resident Evil 0
Resident Evil 5
Resident Evil 6 (Too damn dark Yeezus)
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil Code Veronica
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 1 original

Every body screamed tank controls in Resident Evil 4, than they come out with Resident 5 and 6 and suddenly people complained about it playing like Gears of War and not being scary. I don't think if Resident Evil 7 played like Resident 1 it would sell to well. You will have people screaming been there done that, this feels like the mid 90's ect, ect.
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josephayal  +   710d ago
halo wars, genji, kof 12, dishonored, call of duty (all) and of course ff13
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   710d ago
I feel your pain for Genji and King Of Fighters XII. I'm glad XIII tried to erase the travesty it's predecessor was.

And Genji.......My God the Playstation 2 iteration was perfect, why they threw away it's gameplay is beyond me.
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fsfsxii  +   710d ago
I bought Genji a few days ago, i think its a good game but wtf is wrong with the camera???
Craigatorian  +   710d ago
I feel like the biggest dissapointment is Aliens: Colonial Marines, i think the least of a dissapointment is Final Fantasy XIII, only because it has such a strong legacy of way more AMAZING installments behind it. Besides that and the Linearity, FF XIII is a solid title.
Master-H  +   710d ago
GTA IV ( takes the cake by far since i had the highest hopes for it)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Call of Duty Mw3
Dynasty Warriors 7
Medal of Honor
Prince of Persia : Sands of Time
Master-H  +   710d ago
Edit: I meant Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   710d ago
I would like to say Bullet Witch and Vampire Rain, both great concepts on paper but the failure in execution is memorable.

Fun fact: Alecia Hillis (Lightning) voiced Monica in Vampire Rain
kratos_TheGoat  +   710d ago
socom 4
ninja gaiden 2
re5 &6
twisted mental
should be in the list
T2  +   710d ago
only agree if twisted metal 2 is not on the list... it was epic at the time, 4 player splitscreen all day, haha
Der_Kommandant  +   710d ago
Of course, I forgot about Twisted Metal, I'm a huuuge TM fan, still playing TM2 after 15 years, my god... the disappointed with the last entry was a kick in my balls
Chaos_Raiden  +   710d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 - For being less challenging and boring gameplay than previous Ninja Gaiden games
Time and Eternity - Animation issues, linear and boring story progression objectives.
Anarchy Reigns - The overall game design did not appeal to me as awesome compared to other Platinum Games' releases.
Yakuza: Dead Souls - Extremely archaic and poor third person shooting gameplay design.
Final Fantasy XIII - Too linear and lack of many staple RPG elements like a variety of side quests and minigames compared to previous FF games.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Very short and have less-interesting storyline than the first game.
Resident Evil 6 - Co-op feels out of place in a Resident Evil game and dampens the survival horror experience.
Resident Evil 5 - Co-op feels out of place in a Resident Evil game and dampens the survival horror experience.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Poor Resident Evil game with poor gameplay mechanics.
fsfsxii  +   710d ago
RE5 was better in Co-op, which is ironic.
RE6 was... never mind.
RE ORC, enjoyed the co-op, but the rest was flat out garbage.
Unlimax  +   710d ago
The 3rd Birthday

This game was literally a slap to my face as a biggest PE fan
I'll never forgive for what you have done to Aya ..Toriyama ಠ_ಠ

the rest :

Street fighter x Tekken
The new DMC
Silent Hill games this gen
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fsfsxii  +   710d ago
RE6... the horror
RE Operation raccon city
NG3 Razor's edge, i enjoyed it but it was disappointing coming from NGS1 to this
Soul Calibur 5
FFXIII was boring with lousy characters.
Dead Island Riptide... oh god
Every single NFS game
Dmd  +   710d ago
From most disappointing to least:
AC Revelation
Dragon Age 2
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   710d ago
Just ACIII for me that was the only game I bought this gen I regretted paying a full $60 for.
testsubject  +   710d ago
Me to,I got it for Christmas and didn't even finish it,I feel sooo sorry for my parents paying a full $60 on it.
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Wikki  +   710d ago
I agree with all except DA2. I loved the game. Could it have been better? Sure, you could say that about most games. Was I disappointed? Not in the least.
JohnCartenper  +   709d ago
What about ME3?????
DA2 is complete garbage.
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