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Submitted by rbailey 154d ago | opinion piece

The 10 Biggest Current Gen Flops In Gaming

JT Ripton of TheKoalition writes:
Every generation of systems has their extremely hyped games that fail to meet expectations. With the next generation of consoles right around the corner, it would be fitting to take a look back at disappointment row and what were the 10 biggest flops of this generation. Hopefully, developers will learn from these misguided games for the next generation. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Beyond: Two Souls, Duke Nukem Forever, God of War: Ascension, Grand Theft Auto IV, Haze, Lair, PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Wii U, Xbox 360)

jaggernaut25  +   154d ago
It literally blows my mind that Too Human was not on this list. Too Human was one of the most hyped games of all-time and not only was it almost universally panned critically, but it essentially killed Silicon Knights. The game was expected to be the beginning of the next great series but it wound up being so bad, apparently this author forgot about it.

I bought a 360 for that game and ultimately sold it for the same reason.
Neonridr  +   154d ago
I believe X-Men Destiny was their nail in the coffin, but I know what you mean.

Too Human had so much promise and it was supposed to be a trilogy.
ATiElite  +   154d ago
Lets give a big round of applause to the 5 Sony Exclusives that made this list!
MrKennedy  +   154d ago
I'm so angry at this list of top 10 games that flopped this gen in gaming.
rbailey  +   154d ago
I'll agree that Too Human most certainly deserves a spot on this list. It seems like most of the games on this list definitely qualify as flops too. I think with a game like God of War: Ascension, fans obviously have high standards for the series and thus were disappointed with the end result. I could say the exact same thing for Gears of War: Judgement which should have been DLC as opposed to a $60 retail release, yet it's also not on the list.
WeAreLegion  +   154d ago
Oh, you mean the Top 10 Biggest Current Gen Flops That Aren't On The 360?

Beyond: Two Souls is actually on target to reach Heavy Rain numbers at some point.

Why is Too Human not here? Gears of War: Judgment?
ATiElite  +   154d ago
Too Human was actually good but I dunno about Gears Judgment as I'm NO Gears fan.

X360 fans at that time were all about TEH SHOOTAZ so Too Human sold poorly.
SaintAlpha101  +   154d ago
What, no Alone in the Dark 2008/Inferno?
That game flopped harder than a fish.
garrettglass  +   154d ago
How are you gonna make a list like this and NOT include Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Little Big Planet, Gears of War, Uncharted 2, and Bioshock Infinite (among many others)?

Don't even get me started on GTA 5.
Reverent  +   154d ago
Sarcasm is great and all, but trying too hard at it just looks weak.
Tontus  +   154d ago
God of War: Ascension scored 81%, so it's in the 80s not 70s and God of War: Ghost of Sparta also scored in the 80s so it's not as much an anomaly of the series as you make it out to be.

That 360,000 unit sold figure quoted is just an estimate for the games first month sales in the US, according to NPD it actually sold 633,000 units in the US first month which is amazing, especially for the genre, even if it's still a lot less than God of War III at 1.1 million.

The game has already sold around 2 million units in 9 months, it'll go on to be the 5th bestselling game in the genre of all time behind GoW3, GoW1, GoW2, GoW: CoO. It's far ahead of the bestselling game from every other hack 'n slash franchise ever, so how can it be considered a flop?

There's so many flops to choose from, I don't understand why God of War: Ascension or GTA IV is on the list? Ninja Gaiden 3? DmC? Gears of War: Judgment? Too Human? Come on there's loads.
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Qrphe  +   154d ago
That's the wrong definition of flop author.
SolidGear3  +   154d ago
Beyond: Two Souls automatically makes it a fail list. Second greatest game I've ever played.

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