Top 10 Worst Video Game Console Launch Titles

From Perfect Dark Zero to Fighter Within - we take a look back at the games that were terrible alongside their console launches.

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Sciurus_vulgaris2430d ago

I highly doubt Perfect Dark Zero is one of the worst launch games ever. The game held a good sized player base during the early years of the 360 and got good reviews. PDZ is disappointing game, not a terrible one, I don't see how it's worse than Game Party Champions (24% on metacritic).

ScreenGurus2430d ago

I guess its subjective. For me PDZ wasn't a great launch game. I was one of the idiots that ran out and bought it for £50 here in the UK and it just never made me think "That was worth".

I guess I can see what you're seeing - but for me that personal experience just soured the well for me in regards to PDZ. I encourage discussion over that because I appreciate that its always going to be subjective.

Sciurus_vulgaris2430d ago (Edited 2429d ago )

PDZ had a huge legacy to live up to, being a prequel to what is often listed as greatest 5th gen console shooter, Perfect Dark (alongside Goldeneye) . Also, PDZ came out a year after Halo 2, and didn't have on-par production quality with it. PDZ singleplayer had the same major flaws as the original, bad voice acting, and poor writing, which hampered the singleplayer. The aiming could of also been smoother and player movement more comparable to the original. The mp unlike the singleplayer (which isn't terrible ) was well received at the time for it's content.

Kribwalker2430d ago

I'm sorry but perfect dark zero and kameo were both great launch games. The 12 vs 12 online multiplayer with split screen had my wife and me playing it from launch till ghost recon came out in March and then some and Kameo was a great platformer that still has people asking for a sequel. The majority of the list is pretty good, but definitely those two shouldn't be there

ScreenGurus2430d ago

I didn't put Kameo in the list. I felt Fifa was a bigger abomination on the 360's launch lineup (As well as King Kong). I don't get the hate Kameo gets sometimes.

Kribwalker2430d ago

"Rare also delivered two titles for the consoles launch; neither of which were particularly any good. Kameo was deeply flawed but retained a level of charm for next-gen gamers and managed to disappear under the radar. Instead the focus of hate fell squarely on Perfect Dark Zero."

Pretty much did, definitely dragged it through the mud for sure

christocolus2430d ago (Edited 2430d ago )

I think i agree with Kribwalker. I never played Pdz until Rare replay but going by reviews there've been worse launch titles out there and your article ridiculed Kameo and yet that game was one of the best 360 titles. It was fun, charming and it scored quite well,fans have also been clamoring for a sequel. I think you based your article entirely off your personal opinions and tastes and it's ok and may be Pdz deserves to be on your list but Kameo imo should never have been dragged in there.


Thanks for the videogamer link. I was just searching for it online.

ScreenGurus2430d ago (Edited 2430d ago )

(In response to the second comment)

I was more alluding to the cold response it got. I never got around Kameo but I remember it getting a fairly shaky response from everyone at the time.

As said, there were several other much more worthy names which were worse.

Kribwalker2430d ago

But it didn't have a bad rap. It actually sold quite well (for a platformer on a MS system) and has a 79 metacritic which is typically quite high for a launch game and still is widely requested for a sequel

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