NG: Sometimes bugs are funny, sometimes they're game-wrecking; here are the world's worst offenders...
MW2 should be first
Yeah, also I am surprised Fallout 3 didn't make the list.
Fallout 3 is so huge you have to forgive it for the bugs it has.
If releasing a game on 5 or 6 platforms isn't an excuse, then neither is the size of its map. They decided to make it that big, so make it work. That game froze my PS3 soooo many times that I would have to replay a mission as much as three times. That's inexcusable. If New Vegas has these same problems then I will be severely upset and won't buy it.
I encountered only 2 game-breaking glitches on Fallout 3 in the 50 hours I played it. And most of the games on that list aren't "broken." Buggy is one thing, broken means that the game is unplayable.
Just to add on the Fallout 3 issues...freezing glitches can indeed break the game. In my case, after many many freezes, the game ultimately froze seconds after a save. After rebooting the PS3 and restarting the game, it would instantly freeze at the same point. So I was stuck. Had to start over to even play the game.
It played perfectly for me and MANY others, and I played through the game twice.
I'm not saying Fallout 3 is a bad game, I'm just saying its a bug-ridden. Buggy and broken mean the same thing, in QA its interchangeable. If it isn't working as expected, its broken. Even if you've had minimal amount of issues, that really means nothing. It depends on a shit ton of variables and not everyone plays the same way. If you look at the Fallout wiki, pretty much every entry has a "related bugs" section and some workarounds.
I've put several hundred hours into Fallout 3 on multiple platforms, and I totally agree that game is a technical disaster. It's so good that you can forgive it, but that doesn't change how poorly it was built (from a purely technical standpoint).
I put over 100 hours into Fallout 3 on my 360 and i hardly ever came across a bug that crippled the game. Must be your console. Fallout 3 has its share of bugs and glitches, but you people over exaggerate it horribly.
I'm surprised FAR CRY 2 didn't make the list. The game had major bugs, including one that didn't let half of the players FINISH THE GAME. Ubisoft didn't fix it until over a year later. And when it did, you'd have to start all over from the beginning (this is a 50+ hour game, bug kicked in around 87%). On top of that the multiplayer still kicks you out of the lobby after every game. Gears 2 multiplayer was more buggy than Gears 1.
@Shepard 214 Then you haven't looked at the wiki. There are a shit ton of bugs.
Nah, i didnt look at the wiki, i just spent a small fraction of my life exploring, doing quests, and doing everything i could find. It really isnt that bad. Maybe youre just picky.
No, it really is that bad. I'm not picky, as I've played through the game probably 3 times now. Whatever you've come across doesn't mean anything really. I've worked in QA for 2 different projects now and I can tell you, Fallout 3 has a lot of bugs that squeaked past certification that other titles wouldn't get away with. It's hard to exaggerate when the majority of Fallout 3 articles in the Fallout Vault wiki contain a list of bugs at the end. I'm not saying they are game breaking or anything (even though there are quite a few that are), just saying they are very numerous, I'd go as far to say maybe even more than this entire list combined.
Watch the video for Big Rigs and then say that. Maybe #2, but nothing can beat that trainwreck!
Big Rigs video is just unbelievable. Looks like a game in alpha stages... and they released this to the public? The maps are "completed", but there are no boundaries, you can drive up a 90 degree wall, you go under the bridge when trying to go over, you drive right through the other big rig... Funniest thing was there was a 2nd video posted for this subject on Youtube: "Over 2 million mph in reverse". Speedometer just keeps going and going...
Fallout and Dragons Age. DA:O I got to the part where you have to protect the town from the raid and the last guy never came out.... broken. You can't finish the game without passing that part.
I never ran into any problems in MW2 after playing it for tens of hours thus I can't really believe that...
please tell me your being sarcastic.....
Really? there is a glitch that gives you a sniper scope on your knife, and a glitch tht turnes 7 kills, into a spawn camping ac130. plus everything the article said.
ROFL @ Sniper Scope on Knife.
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Where is RDR? I've encountered more bugs in that than in MW2, and MW2 had plenty. I guess I was lucky with Heavy Rain, I don't recall any bugs so whatever there was must have been really minor.
The only issue I had with RDR was the day they released OttE and either the servers crashed, or something was wrong with the DLC, but it didn't require another patch, so I just assumed it was server overload. What are the issues you/other people are having? Just curious if what you consider broken is looked over because I like the game/story so much. I do have to say, I wish there was a skip button for the herb/skinning animations (ARGH...)
@Raddog A tip for skinning animals that I've been using. Stand your horse directly on top of the animal, it can be for sknning or just collecting feathers, then dismount with the horse still on top, then press to skin and it'll skin it without that animation. It doesn't work for plants, but it's sped my hunting up a lot.
The news on the issues with Heavy Rain was news to me. Now, surprised Alpha Protocol, Red Dead Redemption, and LotR Conquest weren't on the list.
Myst on the DS has to be on the list. I didn't play it but according to a gaming site (4players) the game is unplayable (it's the only game to get 1/100 %). This happens when you try to play the game: http://static.4players.de/p... The game crashes all the time, and there are contless bugs too.
wat about blacksite area 51, that game was a disaster. comparing both of these area 51 should be 1st then mw2. but since everyone hate mw2 hell jump it to no.1
Yeah you must be talking about the ps3 version since I didn't encounter any problems on the 360 version. Superb game too.
Agreed, pure hate for this game and it's shortcomings. It was just a greedy payday for IW. I am glad they were pushed from the company.
There are a lot of popular titles on that list that I don't agree with. Some of those games had bugs but to call them broken is a reach. To me broken is virtually unplayable and most of those games can run just fine.
But to me, broken is broken... if a bug - esp. in multiplayer - allows cheaters to gain advantage, that's broken. If in single player, it's a potential game-ender; that's broken.
There is a difference between having some bugs and balance issues than being broken. Gears of War and Modern Warfare have their problems but you havn't played a broken game unless you played Socom: Confrontation from October 2008 to March 2009, that was truly broken.
ahh yes socom, everyone seem to forget this game, a broken game which wasnt patched up for a good while. how about orange box for ps3?!?!? that also was full of problems for ps3 a few on 360 and of course little to none on pc
Wow, what's with NowGamer and Top 10 lists? There's a new one every half hour!
Since I work here - at NowGamer. Post-E3, not much going on in the world of games and since we get paid to sit here in an office from morning 'til evening, we have to write something. So, we're just doing some lists to fill the time. It's all just for fun, really. ;)
I wanna get paid to do that :) and watch porn
You're not getting paid for anything useful if you can only put out these uninspired trashy lists.
Pretty soon there will be a now gamer top ten of top tens lol
I appreciate the response.
Age of Empires on the DS should be here. I let my cousin borrow the game, and put "Cam" as his name, but if your name was less than 4 letters, the cartridge would become unplayable. Lmao, a game that would be unfixable just because you put a name with 3 letters in.
Interesting list.. although Two Worlds is pretty much fixed on PC. Game became one of my favorites, now awaiting the sequel. However, Oblivion is still a glitched tosser. I am currently playing it and it crashes at least once an hour with different appcrash results. Fun!
NO Socom Confrontation
after 1.05, socom confrontation has become a fantastic tactical shooter...
yeah Socom and Warhawk had a nightmare of connection problems at release...but was fixed relatively shortly after compared to the multiplayer titles on this list... also iirc both those games didn't have game breaking bugs...other than not being able to get into a game to begin with haha...Gears 2 falls into the same category, although I remember it having a lot more glitches and exploits than Gears 1 ever did...but oh well...
In October 2008, you would retract that statement. That game was truly unplayable for the first Month and a half of its release. It's considered the worst game in the franchise for a reason bub.
Yeah, I pre ordered it and was left quite un impressed. Oh well, not as bad as buying SOCOM Combined Assault and finding it's just SOCOM 3.
Socom Confrontation is still riddled with glitches, not to mention the "quick match" will usally dump you into a game with no people in it. Easily STILL more broken than MW2!
Those games may be considered "broken" but I still enjoyed the hell out of some of them, especially Two Worlds and Oblivion. It's a good thing I never came across those game ending bugs.
Interesting. I never experienced any 'missing faces' or had my game freeze when playing Heavy Rain. Glad to see Mercenaries 2 made the list. The fact that if you weren't connected to EA servers when you earned your first million means you could NEVER get your platinum trophy was a complete game breaker.
AS LONG AS THEY FIX THEM, or at least attempt to fix most. I have a huge beef with IW who claim to love their own game soo much, who held their head up high when the game was released can stand their own game being ridiculed by the community for severe glitches 2 or 3 patches would fix right up. Red Dead Redemption is bombarded with strange bugs and glitches but Rockstar stepped in and started patching the faults, I don't see any reason why other developers shouldn't do the same and in a way I don't fault Rockstar for releasing a buggy product as this is one of their most expensive products to date and sandbox games are among the hardest to keep bug-free. I am still frustrated at Bethesda for not swallowing their pride and taking the time effort to iron out some issues that keep this experience from being one of the most enjoyable this gen. Rant end, phew!
The list started out good, than just spiraled downward. Fallout, any of the sports titles could have made the list.
Gears of War online had the potential to be amazing. It was fun to play, minus host shotgun and a few other things.
I played both of these games on the PS3 somewhat extensively without experiencing any game wrecking bugs. I guess the way people play games vary quite alot.
They are missing Data Design games and Fallout 3. Fallout 3 froze and crashed on me 3 times in only a couple of hours.
Yet another terrible list from NowGamer.
Fallout 3 GOTY edition on PS3...the most technically flawed, frustrating, constantly freezing up game I have ever played. I can;t believe a AAA title from a high profile company could be sold so poorly done to unsuspecting consumers.
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no Red Dead Redemption one of the glitches game produce this generation in my opinion. Invisible playing online and having dogs talk to you instead of a person are major bugs.
Another top ten list. yawn.
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NBA2K10 should be on that list.... it was unplayable up to three months after it released and even after the patching its still the most glitch plagued basketball game made
That Heavy Rain one made my day, http://www.youtube.com/watc... and I found these too http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... lol
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I experienced similar glitches at the end of the Hades fight in GoW3, to this day I still do not know how Kratos killed Hades. As a disclaimer this was the only instance of it happening, in GoW3. I had a similar glitch appear in the Heavy Rain demo during the discussion with the dead boys mother. Only a few of the games in the list are BROKEN, most just have some slight issues. Heavy Rain, really doesn't deserve to be on there.
The only glitch I actually ran into during Heavy Rain was in the first investigation with Jayden, I walked onto the side walk and instead he started floating up in the air and airwalking for about 2 minutes. Other than that, it was glitch free. One glitch out of the time it took me to platinum it says alot.
you want to know what the funny thing is???? i never ran into any of the bugs this article says!
Call Of Duty 3 wasn't on the PC
How do you have a disagree? It wasn't.