The Most Disappointing Games of 2007

While many of this year's highly anticipated titles like Crysis, Halo 3, Super Mario Galaxy, and Uncharted all delivered on their promises of greatness, a few high-profile releases fell short of the expectations of fans and critics alike. As 2007 comes to a close, let's look back and examine some of the year's greatest video game disappointments on each of the platforms.

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Vip3r3905d ago

Why isn't Hour of Victory on that list?

Relientk773905d ago

I honestly thought Hour of Victory looked pretty good (b4 it came out) ... so yes I agree it was a disapoinment

InMyOpinion3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Cause it wasn't hyped to be the best game ever like Lair or Assassins Creed(which should have been on the list as a multiplat disappointment).

FreeMonk3905d ago

I think Assassin's Creed needs to be there on that list.

After all the expectations, it fell way short off what people were expecting. It looked pretty, but the gameplay was repetitive, something that people were not expecting.

Feihc Retsam3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Is a good game in IMO...
I started playing it two days ago, and I"m thoroughly enjoying it. I wasn't really into any of the hype surrounding it, and I really didn't care about what the "TWIST" may have been.

So, if you just go into things with an open mind, the first thing you'll notice is the fantastic visuals, and cinematic cutscenes.

The controls are solid, and the game world is just fun to run around in and explore.

I don't know what qualifies a game as "Over hyped" but compared to many other games that had huge marketing budgets, this game is pretty damn solid so far.

As far as the complaints about the game being repetitive...yeah, well, you do hunt people down time and time again, but you are an Assassin... I wouldn't expect there to be any driving scenes, or mini games. Assassin's hunt down and kill people. If you're not prepared to enjoy that, you may want to steer clear of any game that has "Assassin" in the title.

Everyone is still completely smitten with the GTA series, and I find that those games contain some of the most repetitive missions every dreamt up.

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gamesblow3905d ago

Why u gotta go showing lair? I love the game... disappointment for you, maybe... not for me. I think it's easily 1 of the best games out on any system. Bar closed.

Danja3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

I agree I also enjoyed Lair...I don't see what made it as..terrible as reviewers said...

but the article also says HALO 3 delivered on it's promises of GREATNESS..??..umm did it..? NOOO....!

@below- so ur telling me that only game sales determine how good a game is..?

Pysconauts...SOTC...Okami...w ere all great games better than HALO 3...but didn't sell alot so I guess those games are flops huh..?.

Halo 3 is one of the biggest disappointments of the year shoot what the hell is 640p...?

Hugh Hefner3905d ago

CoD 4 is 600p for both PS3 and 360... and its great.

EZCheez3905d ago

I bought Lair the HOUR it was released and I tried lying to myself throughout the night but in the end it just wasn't happening. I really wanted to like it but the game was so frustrating it just made me hate it. The craziest thing is that the navigation arrow was more frustrating than the controls.

That game was the BIGGEST disappointment and it scarred me from buying games and blowing off too many reviews.

Anyone that thinks this game was not a disappointment did not spend $60 on it.

Kleptic3905d ago

EZChees^^^^ totally agree...

I was excited for the game's visuals since I first saw it...but that is the only thing the game delivered on...

terrible voice acting...horrible level design...retarded objectives...all add up to pretty much the worst PS3 game of the year (at least 1st party game), and contends against some of those crappers for Wii for worst console game of the year...

I didn't mind the controls though...I didn't find them as frustrating as some did...and having analog control for this game would have done nothing to fix the game still would have sucked...

I was lucky enough to simply rent it...and I still felt ripped off...I remember renting this the week I finally got Warhawk...and it was pretty funny to go from one of the best to worst games this generation in a matter of minutes...

BLUR1113905d ago

yeah assassins creed is good but not like what they made it seemed its good though i enjoyed it it was repetitive at times

millerlite3905d ago

Everyone I know who's played Lair loves the game. It's really unique and a lot of fun.

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iceice1233905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

If not the biggest flop in video game history, and it's exclusive to the Sony Playstation 3! Play b3yond.

@ below, If Halo 3 is a flop then what does that say about all your games thus far :)

fury3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

although Halo 3 got really good (perfect) reviews, I was utterly disappointed of the game. I simply cannot understand why this game got so much attention and so great review scores, there are tons of other games which deserve better...e.g. Uncharted.

[email protected]: Halo 3 wasn't a flop in terms of sales, but for _me_ it was a flop and I know many other people who share the same feeling. the hype obviously had a huge (positive) impact on the reviewers' scores.

Meus Renaissance3905d ago

You give fanboys a bad name, Icewake. But if we're on the subject of exclusives, you're right. Lair sucks big time. But America's Army is probably the worst rated exclusive ever (on the 360), getting a 3.7 from IGN but it doesn't matter because no one plays that game.

Vip3r3905d ago

Have you played Lair than Icewake? Or are you just being small minded and going along with all the retarded reviews sites?

bumnut3905d ago

halo 3 and mass effect and the biggest let downs for me.

they are both overated and offer nothing new

EZCheez3905d ago

Need I say more.

Actually, I do have more to say. I wish they would not bring that to the PS3.

G_CodeMonkey3904d ago

Sorry, but E.T. for the Atari 2600 still takes that prize (all-time worst game), followed closely by PacMan for the 2600. You may be too young to have played those craptacular pieces of "art". gCM

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Meus Renaissance3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

I was a big critic of Lair months before the game came out. The way I see it now, is that dragon was torpedoed out of the sky and crashed on these cars on a busy highyway in downtown.

Total. Failure.

The fact that it was being touted by Sony as an AAA makes that dragon weigh 200 tonnes and it makes a crater impact on fanboy HQ.

TheExecutive3905d ago

LAIR was terrible. It wasnt even the motion controls. It was the presentation (you do completely different things than the cutscenes e.g you question everything then in the missions you do nothing but follow orders.) The targeting system was terrible. the gameplay for the most part was ho-hum, and last but not least: the story was absolutely terrible. It had the opportunity to be a really well-told story but it was rushed, and poorly told. Factor five telling stories is like the guy that completely slaughters a story at a party and then just says "you had to be there" meanwhile everyone wishes they had that 5 minutes of their lives back. BTW I beat the game in just over 4 hrs.

Terrible doesnt describe the disaster of lair.

lawman11083905d ago

If it sucked it would have sold 1 million on the pre-orders then died, Lair is just another TURD in Sony's toilet

Meus Renaissance3905d ago

I like you better than Icewake, your comments are shrewd but gotta love that avatar!

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fury3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

he sucks as much as icewake. just because he is "funnier" doesn't make him a "better" fanboy. fanboy is fanboy and fanboys suck. it's simple as that.

I hope you're not being serious. Just because he is a fanboy doesn't entitle you to wish death on him. that is pretty retarded and immature.

Vertius3905d ago

Yup, because only good games sell well.


Vip3r3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Going too far there sunshine. Insulting a fanboy is one thing but wishing death upon someone is just overkill.

SmokeyMcBear3905d ago

i thought halo was supposed to sell more than 1 and 2 combined.. hmmm

Lex Luthor3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

I thought Lair was meant to shift consoles...Hmmm
I thought sony fanboys said wait until Lair...Hmmmm
Halo 3 has already outsold Motorstorm and Resistance.

@Beast: Report and minus 1 bubble

kevin11223905d ago

I would hope the xbox 360's biggest game would sell more than 2 new IP's on the ps3.

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