Submitted by gaminoz 1908d ago | article

OXCGN's Worst Games We've Played This Year – You Stinker


"You might be surprised by the games we'd call stinkers.

With AAA game season just around the corner (you know that special overcrowded time when the big games usually compete to get your attention and almighty cash), we thought we'd look back on the year so far and pick out some games from all platforms which wasted our time and money.

Sure, there may be more stinkers to come, but they usually don't dare to face off against the big end of year hitters." ( Flock , Bejeweld Blitz, Call of Duty: World at War, Culture, Damnation, Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard, Fuel, Ghostbusters : The Video Game, Infernal: Hells Vengeance, Metal Gear Acid, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Resident Evil, Saints Row 2, Stormrise, Terminator Salvation, Two Worlds, Wii, Wolfenstein, Xbox 360)
Tipsed by: XboxOZ360

gaminoz  +   1908d ago
A few from previous years there, but I'd agree with a lot of them...

Some I'm a bit surprised at, like Wolfenstein on PC and Ghostbusters (but I've not played it since it isn't released here in Oz on 360 yet!)
REALgamer  +   1908d ago
The controls in Ghostbusters are a bit more of a challenge than they should be, but I'm enjoying Wolfenstein on PC at the moment happily enough. Kind of got put on hold when I started Batman though. =P
IcyJoker187  +   1908d ago
LOL no PS3 games.
gaminoz  +   1908d ago

I'm sure there were some bad PS3 games (many of the listed ones are multi plat.) they just didn't play them.

I for one was one of the few who thought though good Killzone 2 was way over-rated. It wouldn't be on my list of crap games this year, but it would be my most disappointing for sure.

I do play mostly on my 360, but usually love the exclusives on PS3: can't wait for Uncharted 2!!!
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Press_Agree  +   1908d ago
Worst Game Played all time - Halo 3 Press Agree
Godem  +   1908d ago
funny article. Brings back some memories
hay  +   1908d ago
Terminator Salvation for me. I was really hyped for it but in the end I played soulless shooter with airsoft guns shooting to plastic terminators... At least it gave me a feeling like this...
DuneBuggy  +   1908d ago
Hey joker, wanna take a guess why no PS3 games were listed? The article is on a 360 fan site.
Man, some people get their "jollies" from the silliest observations.
No PS3 games were bashed in Motor Trends new cars for 2010 reviews either!

I liked Ghostbusters personally, but it was a little short.
I would have put Resident Evil V on the list.
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vhero  +   1907d ago
@DuneBuggy hate to burst your bubble here mate but they mention wii games so there obviously including other consoles so how about you get your facts straight before you start spouting crap huh?
Karum  +   1907d ago
There are PS3 games in there, Terminator Salvation was also on the PS3, obviously the person listing it played the 360 version and listed that.

Think people, it's not as hard as you may have heard.
REALgamer  +   1908d ago
Totally agree with a lot of the games
Got to say though I did recently try Two Worlds on PC - not a bad game at all to me, just difficult for it to compete with Oblivion.

A game I played this year that I know I should have liked but didn't was Metroid Prime 3. I recently got a Wii in addition to my 360 and PS3, and seeing great reviews of Metroid Prime 3 and lots of positive comments I tried it out.

I guess it's just not a fit for me. I failed to see what the fuss was about, kind of seemed a bit boring and pedestrian, despite liking other similar exploration FPS like Bioshock and Deus Ex 2. =S
Cajun Chicken  +   1908d ago
Betheo made me lol, I thought by this point, everyone knew 'Acid was a turn based card game and didn't have gameplay like the 'Solid series, even I don't know much about Metal Gear and I'm not really a huge fan, but I know that.

"I will admit it was my first MGS game, and the style it was done in just confused the hell out of me. The graphics were nice enough, but I prefer to be able to move the character myself, not have to take turns with annoying cards."


Two words; Portable Ops

I just find it personally funny. Brings a whole new meaning to 'look at the back of the box'.

gaminoz  +   1908d ago
I never understood card based games myself. Yeah reading the back is a good idea, but who would have thought MGS video game would be a card game?
kaveti6616  +   1908d ago
"I guess what they say is true, once you go for a PSP that is black, you dont go back. "
Aside from that crappy joke, the article was cool. I haven't played any of the games on the lists except for World at War, and I agree that WaW has a major problem. It is a blatantly linear game. Every FPS is linear in some form, but often times the devs try to make it seem less linear by allowing the environment to be traversed in multiple ways, but when I played the first few levels of World at War, I was frustrated by the fact that I had to walk in a preset path in the jungles and could clearly see that buildings or bungaloes that I wasn't allowed to explore were very un-detailed and blocky. I really didn't like that about WaW. Halo 3 is like that as well, and it annoys me but not as much for some reason.
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TruUnknowN  +   1908d ago
The year isn't even over yet.. Whats with these articles that state that the year is over..
REALgamer  +   1908d ago
It's not about naming the worst game of the year
Just games the writers really didn't enjoy so far this year before the AAA-game season starts.

I really liked the article - instead the constant stream of '360/PS3 console exclusive game Y = bestest game / graphics evererrr', I kind of enjoy reading about what makes bad games are terrible as they are or why someone really disliked a game many other people love.

Heck, I go on IGN and Gamespot and like to read reviews of the LOWEST scoring games. It's always interesting to see if their failure was a result of bad design, rushed production (see almost all licensed games) or just plain broken.
life doomer  +   1908d ago
killzone 2
LOL all on ps3
Saaking  +   1908d ago
nice job naming the highest rated new Exclusive IP this gen you moron and one of the best rated FPS only on PS3. Seriously, bots are getting stupider and stupider.
Etseix  +   1908d ago
LOL KZ bad?
hey even this is on xbox section
u just failed, xbox sections is not = to troll seciton, till ur making it looks like, patetic dilusional bot
keysy420  +   1908d ago
metal gear acid
the multiplayer makes the game its really good
Saaking  +   1908d ago
Most 360 exclusives have sucked this year and they'll continue to suck. The 360 is last gen hardware with last gen games.
Shadow Man  +   1908d ago
Star Ocean 4 Xbox360s last Hope was good, I enjoy it.
Most of my friend loved Halo Wars.

And Gay Tony looks epic, can't wait for that and ODST will cruch uncharted2 in "SALES" because thats all we got, and L4D2, plus Deas Rising2 and MODERN WAR 2> MAG.
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Mo0eY  +   1908d ago
I'll take Game of the Year over sales thank you.
CaptainAmerica  +   1907d ago
and you just called xbox fans stupid? lol gtfo of here you fangirl
Mo0eY  +   1908d ago
Well, to actually rate the worst games, you have to have some out for this year. Sorry 360.
skeletonss  +   1908d ago
im sorry
section 8 WAS garvage. As much as i didnt want it to be. it was.
life doomer  +   1908d ago
section 8 is bad, but not as much as killzone 2, lbp, lair and haze= FACT
Mo0eY  +   1908d ago
PS3 has no bad games this year. Their list is covered in 360... They are a 360 site...

Godem  +   1908d ago
well... some of the games listed ARE multiplatform....
Mo0eY  +   1908d ago
But but but teh multiplatforms are 99% better. Even more fail.
DelbertGrady  +   1908d ago
"Their list is covered in 360... They are a 360 site..."

That kind of answers why there are no PS3 games on the list.
life doomer  +   1908d ago
Stupid droid when will you ever learn, that's all you can come up with. You know halo odst will be rated higher than every single ps3 game.

sh#t i'm out of bubbles.
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billbox2010  +   1908d ago
Worst Game We've Played This Year
killzone 2 (aka flopzone 2)

broken controls, graphics average,generic storyline, horrible music..

killzone was such a disappointment and overrated game! just my opinion.

EDIT: the only thingh is good in killzone 2 is visari leader (aka briancox) awesome charachter for sure, and the direction of art of game.

-signed: billgates the boss of ms
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gaminoz  +   1908d ago
I don't think it was the worst by far, but it was over-rated.

There are a number of reasons I think this but a big difference might have been co-op: the game was meant for it! And more diverse environments and less generic gung ho shooting!
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stonecold3  +   1908d ago
gears clitchy halo 3 2007 one cam ou about march 09 and another one i hate galo they milked there franchise dont worry bot its coming to the end of xbox1.5 life dooms day is coming bot gt5 say hi to all the halo series flopza 3 is a gt wannabee
MKV  +   1908d ago
Get some sleep First
gaminoz  +   1908d ago
Oops this comment wasn't meant for open zone...I'll move it..
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gaminoz  +   1908d ago
Wouldn't it be nice if...
people kept to listing games they hated this year THAT THEY PLAYED, instead of saying games on PS3 or 360 suck?

The article has Wii, DS, PSP, PC games in the list too...
XBLGT B1GMACNFR1ES  +   1907d ago
yeah if people took time to look at the positives of each console instead of draging on for years about the negatives the console world would be a better place
StrboyM  +   1908d ago
I know, you were reading the list (you being xbots) and going..."sh!t, I know there will be one ps3 game on there, come on"


and mooey, nice pwnage of lifedoomer,
chisox100  +   1908d ago
let's get this straight Lair is an AMAZING GAME, yes you heard me, AMAZING. It just had clunky controls which were patched up. So everyone who never played it should go get it now or get the demo with analog controls. It's quite an amazing game. if that is one of the Ps3's weaker games then I guess there is no such thing as a bad ps3 game.
Rockstar  +   1908d ago
Sorry Dr. Veckman…
dredgewalker  +   1908d ago
Worst game ever is Vampire Rain and i dont think anyone would disagree on me on that. If anyone liked it then i name him the Ed Wood of gaming.
Double Toasted  +   1908d ago
Worst game ever...
is Jericho, while using the Dualshock. I wanted to slit my throat with a plastic spoon...I swear.
cheapndirty  +   1907d ago
You will have the same 10 ps3 fanboys with 10 accounts each disagree with you for saying something like that. Unless of course, their mommy makes them do chores or something rather than post crap on the internet.
sam2236  +   1907d ago
Oh god, Jericho! I had it on 360, played it for about three mins and then demanded my money back when I brought it back to the store! A horrible, horrible game!
Sangria  +   1907d ago
"how could such a terrible game could actually be passed and given certification?"
That's what happen when i'm playing Sacred 2. I really like that game, but there are so much bugs and issues i wonder how could alpha testers not manage to find or fix that.

I'm still playing it but there are too much problems to love it.
phantomexe  +   1907d ago
lol I don't know where he got his info or what games he playing on the DS but the DS is far from kiddie.I'd say nintendo done the DS right and it blows the psp out of the water.I got a ps3 and i would never own a psp because there are few good games for it unlike the ds.
Shnazzyone  +   1907d ago
Ihad similar dismay beacuse of that cheap shot. There are 30 good DS titles for every 1 good psp titles. People who say things like that guy did just feel bad because he is going to have to buy all 13 of the good psp titles all over again when the GO comes out and needs a puppy to kick.
darkmurder  +   1907d ago
Nice I agree with a lot
Nihilism  +   1907d ago
LOTR- Conquest is a must on my list....never trust reviews, seriously that game was baaaaaaaaaad
jax07  +   1907d ago
Serious Question
Do you guys think that a large portion of the american public is stupid and they are able to be tricked into doing things or coerced into making decisions against their otherwise better judgement? I swear that this is why people play Halo and COD. This question doesn't really have to do with these games but really all phenomena like this. Mediocre products being adopted by the masse. Spice girls anyone, Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, F*ckin Twitter, The Hills and every literally moronic reality tv show ever! How the hell does stuff like this get so damn popular? The answer has to be that there is a large population of simple minded people out there that are just easily amused by the dumbest things and thats what they gravitate to.
Nihilism  +   1907d ago
i absolutely agree, which is why i haven't watched tv since i was 17...i am now 23, there is also only one radiostation i listen too as it's a community radio station, and they promote any music that's good, local acts, not the music that the rich music companies pay the stations to play ( the acts you mentioned above). People play what they are told to play, they listen to what they're told to listen too.

Never buy any games based on IGN reviews etc...they get paid to give them good scores.

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