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Submitted by MaximusPaynicus 2116d ago | article

2003: The Worst Year Gaming Ever Saw

Games like Aquaman, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness and Postal 2 are infamous among gamers for being infamously bad. But what many people don't realize is that all three games, as well as many other memorable stinkers were released in the same year as the absolute worst game ever conceived.

That year was 2003. (Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis, Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing, Charlie's Angels, Culture, GameCube, PC, PS2, Xbox)

Austin_SJ  +   2116d ago
Oh Bigs Rigs....
When fanboys say that Halo 3, or Resistance 2 is the worst game they've ever played. I wish I could lock them in a room with Big Rigs and make them play it until they begged for a game on their rival system.
vitz3  +   2115d ago
This list was stolen from Gamespot. Alex Nvarro must be pissed right now.
riksweeney  +   2116d ago
Oh come on! 2003 wasn't THAT bad. We got Final Fantasy X-2 and that was good, wasn't it?
thor  +   2116d ago
Worst FF game I have ever played by a long way. I remember really anticipating it, but it was just broken, had an utterly lame and almost non-existent plot, a shoddy battle system, repetitive quests, and was incredibly short unless you did more boring quests. I had no incentive to play it again after I went through it in a few hours.
Baba1906  +   2116d ago
i liked the ff 10 sequel. it was fun although it was a bit wierd. but fun nontheless. angel of darkness was pretty sh!!!!!!t. underworld is really fun on the other hand.
Foxgod  +   2116d ago
2003 was the year i realised my ps2 was a big stinker after all the fail games that came out.
Mutley416  +   2116d ago
What did I do in 2003... Ohh yah ArmadaII...and Online poker...was a pretty good year for me...lol...my copy of Armada is worth 85$...
paul-p1988  +   2116d ago
i remember seeing a video of big rigs, being able to reverse at full speed as if in 6th gear haha, then turning and being able to do doughnuts on the spot...whilst still reversing in 6th gear LMAO!!!
Baba1906  +   2116d ago
omg big rigs is jsut amazing lol. ommmmmmmmmmmmmmg
riksweeney  +   2116d ago
You're winner!
Gambit07  +   2115d ago
We're winner!
BYE  +   2116d ago
Actually it wasn't that bad, checking gamespot there was Call of Duty and Max Payne 2 i.e.

And Postal 2 was ok but the fun didn't last long once you have seen everything.
Blink_44  +   2116d ago
I dont even remember 2003. o_0
riksweeney  +   2116d ago
The mind will block out traumatic events so the chances are that you did play Big Rigs at some point but the shock put you in a coma.
xionpunk  +   2116d ago
What about games like Jak 2, Socom 2, Soul Calibur 2, KOTOR, or Prince of Persia?
Edge Maverick  +   2115d ago
Jak 2 was incredible
It was hard as all hell mind you, but really fun! Best of the series imo.
razorbladelight  +   2115d ago
Soul Calibur 2
still kicks A$$!!! I played it on my friend's x-box with spawn, but nothing beat playing the GC version. I never played the PS2 version, but I still want to.
Neo Nugget  +   2115d ago
I agree with this statement above me.

........runs to get the game used.
SovereignSnaKe  +   2115d ago
Yuck!
Now i remember why I was still Playing Smash Bros. Melee and Nightfire in '03...what a Shi*e year!
Cajun Chicken  +   2115d ago
DO NOT INSULT POSTAL2
Postal2 was a great stress reliever, I love that game. I still play that game. The modding communities fantastic for that game.
shadowghost752  +   2115d ago
In 2003 these game swere released also, and were pretty good ( the ones that i played anyway the others weren't too bad, rented some though)

SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Beyond Good & Evil
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Manhunt
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Call of Duty
Jak II
SSX 3
Soul Calibur II
Dynasty Warriors 4
Devil May Cry 2

Not all on one platform obviously
Danja  +   2115d ago
Devil May Cry 2..???? are u serious...
you need to replace that game..with Freedom Fighters....
Mukiwa  +   2115d ago
I loved Freedom Fighters! A sequel to this would be fantastic...
razorbladelight  +   2115d ago
in all honesty...
i ahev never seen gameplay for aquaman. there aren't any on youtube which is surprising (or maybe i just haven't been looking hard).
barakiu  +   2115d ago
notice the parallels?
between the Wii having it's best year (sales wise) and the PS2 having it's best year (sales wise) to the perceived quality of the games released during these time periods.
Picnic  +   2115d ago
What has 2003 ever done for us? Apart from Beyond Good and Evil (ok the plot is quite cliched), Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (ok, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and various other games have made it look dated), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (although time has only been kind to the visuals in my opinion, not most of the islands), Viewtiful Joe (ok, I haven't actually played it since), 1080 Avalanche (very under-rated- great game), Max Payne 2: The fall of Max Payne (excellent if very similar to the first game) Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (OK, Crash Team Racing on the PS1 remains by far the best karting game ever).

I can see the point of the article in some ways- it was a year wedged between the brilliance of 2002's Metroid Prime and 2004's huge array of sequels eg Half Life 2, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Metroid Prime 2 and the almost cult-like hit Red Dead Revolver.

2003 had Rare's Grabbed by the ghoulies by the way- although it was repetitive, and I am in no rush to play it again, it was still good to see an Xbox game that was about simple fun in a classic haunted house setting.
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HardcoreGamer  +   2115d ago
well not my bad year
this is one year wehere i cant stop playin all the good games that have just come out it started with burnout paradise and from dmc4 to LBP ( i spend countless hours in one go, i dont go on everyday but when i do i end up spending 3-4 hours on levels and stuff.
Fanboy Slaughter  +   2115d ago
Postal 2?
Oh, come on, that game was the sh!t. Lighting people on fire and then peeing them out? And then peeing yourself out when you catch yourself on fire?! I think I ROFLed for a good hour when I first discovered that.

There were MANY worse games than that....can anyone say "Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror"?! Worst game ever.
y0haN  +   2115d ago
Postal 2 was amazing, this guy is a twat.
greedo1980  +   2115d ago
This article means nothing
This is a list of the worst games of 2003. Every year has its stinkers.

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