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

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

There's this Zootopia game that's a ripoff of Criminal Case. Shameless. - TwilightKitsune

2 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 don't 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're willing to fork out. - Entranced98

3 Unoriginal Concept

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

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's not widely advertised, leading to hardly anyone finding out about it. - Entranced98

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

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

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. - DapperPickle

6 Very Few Models

This often gives the impression of developers getting lazy and cutting corners. - Entranced98

It would kinda suck seeing the same character models over and over ie.Goat Sim and Just Cause 3. - DapperPickle

7 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, but keep away if the developers never bother to deal with bugs and glitches, or such shoddy programming ends up rigging the game (often to the point of being unplayable). - Entranced98

Is Anyone Thinking Sonic 06? - Stevenpenguin

8 Poor Graphics

I put this low as it varies.

Most bad games have crap graphics but there are a few surprises out there and a lot of old games have bad visuals. - DapperPickle

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. - Entranced98

EA is a big offender. - DapperPickle

10 Has Little to No Customization

The Contenders

11 Only Released For Windows Phone or Blackberry

Might as well dump iOS and Android in there as well. Mobile gaming has so much shovelware that it makes the Wii look clean in comparison. - Zach808

12 Has an Unoriginal Title
13 Is Made By Bethesda
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Top Remixes

1. Microtransactions
2. Copy of a Free App
3. Poor Sales
1. Copy of a Free App
2. Made by a Company Known for Making Bad Games
3. Unoriginal Concept


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