Submitted by WutangClam 719d ago | opinion piece

The Five Most Disappointing Video Games Of All Time

For every game that truly lives up to its potential, there are a couple that absolutely miss their mark. Be it a simple case of over hyping an unfinished product, to game systems that downright are broken, or even just a game being inexcusably horrible, some games just leave a terrible taste in people’s mouths. (APB, Lair, Metroid Other M, PC, PS3, Silent Hill: Downpour, Too Human, Wii, Xbox 360)

HAMM3RofBUDDHA  +   719d ago
Too Human, UGH.
UnHoly_One  +   719d ago
I still loved Too Human for all of it's flaws.

If only Denis Dyack knew how to keep his mouth shut, the game's reception might have been very different.
Gamer666  +   718d ago
Agreed, Too Human was flawed, but the story was strong and the RPG elements were strong.

The control scheme was the only real lackluster part of the game... Unfortunately, you are reminded at how flawed the control scheme was in every single level and every single battle in the game...
UnHoly_One  +   718d ago
I have to disagree about the controls. They were different, but it worked, and made for a unique experience.

I never had a problem with the controls at all.
pixelsword  +   718d ago
Why is it that people always want to put Lair down in a list like that, but when you see comments about it, most people who played the game enjoyed the game? The game wasn't broken, the game wasn't incomplete, the controls just had a steep learning curve, and most of that was basically keeping your controller straight after turning, and 180 turns, both were fixed after the patch.

People hated on this game merely because it was 1080p and (mostly) 60fps, and it came out early in the PS3's life-cycle; certain fanboys masquerading as journalists knew if this game bombed, people wouldn't invest in other games that were that ambitious and that's exactly what happened because after that games were cancelled (8-days) or delayed to the PS4 (last guardian).
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Kleptic  +   718d ago
^seriously dude?

I was as excited for Lair as anyone...and omg did it suck...

a story that...i'm not even going into it...the dialogue? ('why don't you try spitting some fireballs at them??' over and over and over)...

sorry man...that game was complete trash...there were plenty of early PS3 games that i feel got very unfair treatment within the media...but a conspiracy against Lair is something i could never agree with...it was just a shitty game...plain and simple...to each their own, though...

hell, i thought Haze was better than Lair...and haze was damn near unplayable...
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JasonKCK  +   717d ago
Too Human is pretty good for an unfinished game. It also has one hell of a dedicated fanbase.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   719d ago
Definitely Too Human. Also, I would add Haze and Duke Nukem.
joe90  +   718d ago
Too Human was OK i don't get everyones hate of it. I enjoyed the leveling of the armour and weapons.

APB is still played by the thousands and makes a very steady income from it.

Why no Damnation,Haze,Duke Nukem Forever or Rogue Warrior? They're the worst/over-hyped games i have ever played.

I know this is an opinion piece so it is what it is.
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Magicite  +   718d ago
luckily havent played any of them
TheEnigma313  +   719d ago
I think rogue warrior needs to be on here. And why Isn't E.T. on here since we're talking about all time terrible games. That game single handily crashed the video game world.
isarai  +   719d ago
maybe because it's not "all time terrible games" it's "Most Disappointing Video Games Of All Time" even in commercials and the promise of ET was trash, no one was expecting greatness from that game. but yes Rogue Warrior was horrid compared to what it was meant to be, wasn't even close to it's target
Ghostdogg  +   717d ago
Rouge warrior was pure garbage and lol@ E.T.
iamnsuperman  +   719d ago
For me Haze. I was interested to play it. That was until I played the demo. Picked it up in a bargain bin later on after its launch and I am glad I did........pick it out of a bargain bin and not pay full price
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SuperBlur  +   719d ago
APB , that game went from having a 100mill dollar budget to bankruptcy so fast , it should be a record on its own
raistra  +   719d ago
Such a great studio lost to that game :(
KonsoruMasuta  +   719d ago
No Dude Nukem: Forever? That games had so much hype surrounding it and it turned out to be a steaming pile.
Mikefizzled  +   719d ago
I don't think Silent Hill deserves to be on this list. It was disappointing and bad but I don't know anyone who held high hopes for the game after the previous outings.
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WeedyOne  +   719d ago
How did Diablo 3 not make this list!?!

And I will say Lair was not as bad as most people claimed. I think most people didn't even give it a try, they just read reviews saying the controls sucked and went meh. The six axis controls took some getting used to but it worked out well for this particular game. The slight lag on the six axis if anything made the game more immersive. I mean if your flying a dragon or riding a horse or any animal they don't react immediately to your command, a slight delay between command and action should be expected when riding a beast!
raistra  +   719d ago
It was a good game, just dissapointing to the fans that play 1 & 2. It focused on a more casual group sadly.
JasonKCK  +   717d ago
Agree. PC mods could have made the game better if Blizzard weren't suck jerks about it.
ziggurcat  +   719d ago
DNF should be on that list...

also, E.T.

and this:

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ThaTruthMVP  +   719d ago
I see no one here has played Superman 64...
Ghostdogg  +   717d ago
Lmfao I forgot about that I still have nightmares about that horror
EXVirtual  +   719d ago
Where's Sonic 06?
Grave  +   719d ago
Brink. The hype was matched only by the disappointment.
IQUITN4G  +   719d ago
Despite how I still like Halo2 and Fable1, these were very much a disappointment at the time. I expected something that wasn't delivered, good though they still obviously were
Saryk  +   718d ago
APB is fun. It's been awhile since I played. But while I was playing, didn't have bad time.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   718d ago
Lair was more tolerable when the got rid of the motion controls.
SkippyPaccino  +   718d ago
Ryse will soon be added to this list...
JasonKCK  +   717d ago
You make it so easy to hit ignore
JoSneak  +   718d ago
Gamer666  +   718d ago
My top 5...

Hot Wheels Beat That
Rogue Warrior
Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust
Double Dragon II
CLOUD1983  +   718d ago
My TOP 5

1.Diablo III
2.Final Fantasy XIII
3.Resident Evil 6
4.Resident Evil 5
5.Final Fantasy XII

The above game fail in every aspect & it's disrespect for the history of their respected franchise to be part of series like Diablo like Final Fantasy like Resident Evil, it's like the one who made them forget what it was that fans love about those games & create somethin entirely different that have nothing to do with the franchise as a whole.

Diablo 3 created for WoW fans & casual noobs in general no depth & sh1ty cartoon graphics & shity drops make it unplayable, no re-playability no char builds no customization no nothing it's pure GARBAGE.

FFXIII was one long corridor game with no exploration no interesting discussion with npc's no shops horrible story uninteresting chars & boring as hell in general, FFXII have shity battle system that promote set-up & just move around type of gameplay there is no need for u to do anything if u set your gambits right u can even win the last boss like this & just watch auto-battle everything.. EPIC FAIL!

Resident Evil 5 & 6 both forced co-op on our throat & r both action-packed there is no survival there is no scares those games don't deserve to be called Resident Evil this was not how RE games suppose to be those games r not survival-horror just CoD wannabes & play-style is shoot w/e moves with unlimited ammo, u screw big time with those games CRAPCOP yep BIG TIME!
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we420  +   718d ago
This may be a little off-topic but after seeing Silent Hill Downpour on the list (which i actually enjoyed) I thought about how survival-horror can make a comeback....FIXED CAMERA ANGLES. After Silent Hill and RE brought in behind the shoulder cameras they started to fail right. So RE and SH need to bring back fixed cameras in order to make a comeback. Agreed?
Ghostdogg  +   717d ago
I'm not sure if the behind the shoulder cam was the problem but the fact that these games are categorized as "Survival Horror"and would throw you more than enough ammo to supply an army. Resident Evil 4 had the over the cam and thought out was a great game and that's not to say I didn't like the fixed angles I thought it was fitting for the genre.
TenBensons  +   718d ago
If your an old bastard like me then Rise of The Robots should be on this list. Oh and Aliens Colonial Marines.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   718d ago
Lair was alright. Not that bad. And stop hating on Haze. it wasnt any worse than any of the other boring shooters.
MAULxx  +   718d ago
I know it got rave reviews but Batman: Arkham City was a huge disappointment for me personally. I loved Asylum so I had high hopes for City. Everyone it seemed was praising it. To this day I can't play it without rage quitting. I tried for the final time last week to give it one more go. It is just so tedious to play. The big open world just seems stretched out as a filler to the story & alot of the gameplay ideas are so annoying.
I tried 3 different times to give it a fair shake. I really wanted to like City but I just can't get into it.
It's not broken or unplayable, it's just I can't bring myself to go back & finish it as I don't enjoy the game enough to play it & that's most disappointing.
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oIITSBIIo  +   718d ago
Gears of war 3+J compared to Gears of war 1+2 .
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pkb79  +   718d ago
GTA 4 should be on that list, I found that a a lot more disappointing then Lair.
If its all time where is ET for atari? Or maybe the author should re-title the article 5 most disappointing games I've played since I was 12.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   718d ago
I gues I was the only one who never had a problem with Lair's controls
I was always in control
It wasn't a great game, mind you, but i thought it was fun
I actually looked forward to Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
It blewed
Ghostdogg  +   717d ago
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City was a big disappointment

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