Top Ten Signs of a Bad Video Game

Sometimes, if you take a little time to look it up, a game that looks good could *possibly be a terrible one.

*Note the word `possibly`
The Top Ten
1 Copy of a Free App

There is this Zootopia game that is a ripoff of Criminal Case. Shameless.

Steam has a lot of these. Free apps that are made into dirt cheap games on Steam.

2 Unoriginal Concept

Like Match 3 games or Realistic FPS, these games have been done to death, and you will probably find nothing new.

3 Microtransactions

These are a red flag, especially if the microtransactions are for power-ups, upgrades, etc., that give players a huge advantage over those who do not have them. Games can easily be rigged in such a way that forces people to pay the developers to progress. Video games should revolve around the skill levels of players, not how much money they are willing to fork out.

4 Poor Sales

Sometimes a result of bad marketing rather than a bad game. A well-made video game can easily go under the radar if it is not widely advertised, leading to hardly anyone finding out about it.

This is a large sign it is indeed a bad game, but there is a small chance you may actually enjoy it.

5 Has a Lot of Results When You Search "Rule 34" or "Deviantart"

This is why Kingdom Hearts is bad. Even though not all popular games are bad.

This is a large sign of a bad community. FNAF is a large offender. Undertale is more or less a good game, but the nasty stuff on the internet will take the enjoyment away when you actually play it.

6 Poor Graphics

I put this low as it varies. Most bad games have poor graphics, but there are a few surprises out there, and a lot of old games have bad visuals.

Sword and Shield are easy examples of this. But saying an N64 game or DS game is bad because of old graphics is a stupid thing.

7 Very Few Models

This often gives the impression of developers getting lazy and cutting corners.

It would kind of suck seeing the same character models over and over, i.e., Goat Sim and Just Cause 3.

8 Reports of Glitches and Bugs

Commonly a sign of rushed or lazy development. Luckily, they can be easily patched in games that can be continuously updated. However, keep away if the developers never bother to deal with bugs and glitches, or if such shoddy programming ends up rigging the game (often to the point of being unplayable).

9 Made by a Company Known for Making Bad Games

Keep away from anything made by notorious shovelware developers such as the infamous Data Design Interactive.

10 Has Little to No Customization
The Contenders
11 Has an Unoriginal Title
12 Boring Gameplay
13 Only Released For Windows Phone or Blackberry
14 Freemium
15 Is Made By Bethesda
16 Is a First Person Shooter
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