The Five Most Disappointing Video Games of This Generation

UM writes: I recently wrote a post about the most disappointing summer blockbusters, movies we thought were going to be fantastic but ended up letting us down. I thought I’d try something similar with video games, as this has happened plenty particularly in the last console generation.

Some of these are slam dunks, a few might cause a bit more controversy like how I can’t STAND Halo: Reach. Yeah, I said it.

Check out the list below, and check back for another iteration in fifty years after we’ve all been disappointed by Half-Life 3.

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-MD-2251d ago (Edited 2251d ago )

Diablo 3 definitely tops the list. Never seen a game receive so much hype and then come to a screeching halt less than 2 weeks after release.

Blizzard really hurt their reputation this year.

da_2pacalypse2250d ago

Agreed. I'd also argue ME3 should be on that list, seeing as how the quality difference between the first two games and the third is so big.

moeqawama2250d ago

Quality? The game was amazing, it was the ending that put a blemish on it... The game was great

rpd1232250d ago

ME3 was an awesome game and leagues ahead of ME1 in terms of gameplay. The story may not have been as good, but it's an awesome game nonetheless.

dasbeer882250d ago

Don't forget Starcraft 2.

Panthers2250d ago

Starcraft 2 is amazing. I dont really see the comparison between that and Diablo 3. Im a little worried about HoTS but I believe it will shape up nicely.

dedicatedtogamers2250d ago

I really liked (and still like, since I'm still playing it) Diablo 3. Admittedly, launch was a huge drag with all of the "server down" problems. Nowadays the game runs like a champ.

schlanz2250d ago

I would mostly agree however Blizzard improved Diablo 2 enormously over time and they will do the same with D3. The next patch appears to address many of the stupid things that caused my disenchantment with the game, I'm very much looking forward to it.

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Psychotica2250d ago

GTA 4 was one of the best this generation..

roadkillers2250d ago

The story telling was great. I thought it was up in the ranks of crime movies like Goodfellas.

ape0072250d ago

I agree GTA 4 is totally freaking awesome

Eyeco2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

To compare GTA 4's story to one of the greatest movies of all time is completely ludicrous , it may have been good interpretation of classic crime movies but as good, seriously ....?

I've said this before and I'll say it again GTA 4 is the most overrated game this gen perhaps of all time

RufustheKing2250d ago

GTA was a huge let down, in fact all of rock stars games this gen were not great(except max pain 3 didn't play it)

The last assinsins creed was not that great either.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

"GTA was a huge let down, in fact all of rock stars games this gen were not great"

Really???? Red Dead? L.A Noire????? *facepal.... *faceboot*

Say what you will but GTA4, RDR and L.A Noire had some interesting characters and some damn good story telling. + the physics engines and the revamped shooting mechanics & cover system did wonders for gameplay. Lets not forget top notch acting. Not sure what you didn't liked it, is there a possibility you overhyped it?

SnakePayne2250d ago

lol..rockstar is the best developer.

DasTier2250d ago

GTA IV, Max Payne and LA Noire let me down, But RDR is my favourite game of this gen and Bully from right at the start was very good too.

ToZanarkand862250d ago

Shame on you! Red Dead was immense!

RufustheKing2249d ago (Edited 2249d ago )

"Say what you will but GTA4, RDR and L.A Noire had some interesting characters and some damn good story telling. + the physics engines and the revamped shooting mechanics & cover system did wonders for gameplay. Lets not forget top notch acting. Not sure what you didn't liked it, is there a possibility you overhyped it?"

I don't care about the updated graphics or new revamped shooting. if the game is not good it's not good. MP is ok for awhile but it boring after a few days. Also it was a GTA game with GTA:VC and GTA:SA coming before it, i expected much better.

For RDR the sp was good for about 22hours but haven't play it since i finished it 2years ago. The MP for RDR was better than GTA MP but was boring after about a week of play.

GUN for PS2 was a far better cowboy game than RDR.

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SnakePayne2250d ago

GTA IV was the best one not san andreas.

DasTier2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

Im afraid the best games was neither of those. It was infact Vice City.

SnakePayne2250d ago

in my opinion best gta was IV becouse the story and gameplay and characters and missions are superb.
Vice City was great and it was The best one yet IV
San Andreas was graet in exploring becouse the map was huge & the terrain and environment was variety but in other things the game was normal.

ape0072250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

vice city is the best imo but all of the gta's are legendary and some of my fav games ever, i still get impressed by GTA IV till this day, the depth and the amount of quality\care is second to non, it's the number 1 open world this gen, nothing come close, the only game that make gta 4 look outdated is GTA 5

TheLaughingMan2250d ago

I agree I was so disappointed in it I never even finished it and I LOVE all the other GTAs

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NastyLeftHook02251d ago

Devil May Cry (looks like it will be, there is already yeah.)

Final Fantasy Series

Resident Evil Series

kent800820072250d ago

Resident evil may not be a survival horror game like it used to be, but it's still a darn good action game.

Final fantasy on the other hand, I don't even know what it has become, a giant pile of turd is a generous description.

Booyah2250d ago

Final Fan... I mean they're dead ! Maybe Versus will b better -.-

ChunkyLover532250d ago

No way does Halo Reach belong on a list with Duke Nukem Forever. I'd say Dragon Age 2, Brink, Homefront and Haze were probably much bigger disappointments in my opinion.

TheColbertinator2250d ago

Halo Reach is a great game.

Halo 3 ODST is a crime against nature.

Booyah2250d ago

Each their own, I played more ODST than Reach =p

bubblebeam2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )


Does everyone dislike Halo 3 ODST? Or is it just trendy to say it, whether you have played it or not?

ODST had excellent storytelling, the best music out of all of the Halo games (which is saying a lot) and had tons of atmosphere (night time in new mombasa).

I think that Halo fans (I am A HUGE Halo fan) are just as dumb as the cliche of the FPS type person. It finally shakes things up, and to me, let me know once and for all that the fanbase are generally not interested in stories and are fairly stupid when compared to people who prefer other genres.

Fable 3 havn't even bothered with. I like how he mentions it changed things from the 2nd and made some things worse. That's exactly the feeling I got when playing the 2nd (played it for like less than 2 hours).

I think the Fable series is overrated, I loved the 1st one, but wasn't interested in the 2nd or 3rd. Not BAD games, just not that great.

Halo Reach was great. He (the author) is just a HALO 3 FANBOY (the worst fanboy there is, they live to kill another noob online, they take no prisoners, they love charging into another player with assault rifle then beating them down, whilst the exact same happens to them).

I personally thought Halo 3 online sucked BIG time.Reach's was great, some of the most fun I had. If I still had XBL gold, I might give it a shot again (over 30,000 kills). I think that HALO 3 fanboys (uuuugh) just cried when they changed the gameplay up and found out that they weren't top dog anymore. Bunch of sooks who are worse than cod fanboys.

crzyjackbauer2250d ago

Halo Reach is THE best halo until now
Some fans just didn't like it because
there was no BR in it. thats all there is to it
i love the DMR and i am glad its back on Halo 4

ODST has way better story telling than halo 1,2 or 3
some halo fans didn't like it because it took away the feeling of being a spartan and it was more on stealth

BitbyDeath2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

There's always one controversial title in lists to get extra hits, today it is reach.

I'm surprised they didn't make that the article image.

Kin23g2250d ago

Dragon Age 2 was disappointing compared to DA: Origins. But it wasn't disappointing compared to other western RPGs .. I say that because I've finished it 3 times. DA:origins is 10/10 while DA2 is 9/10 IMHO.

I'd say Ninja Gaiden 3 is the most disappointing game in my book.