Top 10 Worst Video Games of All Time
The Top Ten
this game just ruined my whole life - anthonybecerra831
It's flying through rings while being timed! That's all it is.
Just flying threw stupid rings and being timed, that's all people, that's all, one of the worst video games ever, it's like a group of video game creators left the work to the laziest, workers, to create the game, and we ended up with this, hunk of crap.
Flying through rings, picking up cars, ugly sky, ugly city, ugly Superman. It’s all terrible!V 238 Comments
This game is horrible because 1. The essential instructions needed to understand any part of the game (like the enemies, or how to play) were inside the cartridge box, which at the time the game was released the box was thrown away immediately 2. The graphics were horrible 3. You fell into a pit every new area you traveled into and 4. It was glitchy. Also, the game was bad for the makers because for some reason, they made more game copies then there were consoles to play it on. What genius came up with that? Some people say this game even call the Video Game Crash of the 1980s, but although it isn't true, it did help cause it, with lots of other bad games and other various factors.
The real ET would never approve of this crazy excuse for an Atari 2600 video game. Worst... Video... Game... EVER!
The only reason people have voted up perfectly adequate or even fun games like Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft (seriously what? ) and Call of Duty, is because they've never played true horror.
This is the true, terrifying result of no quality control on a rushed movie tie-in.
This is best game everV 209 Comments
How is this only #10? At least the above games have rules, objectives, a PURPOSE. This game is what the 0.01 Alpha of a game should be. There is no challenge whatsoever. Can't stay on the road? No problem, you just pass through everything and go up 90 degree slopes no problem. Can't cope with stop momentum? You come to an instant halt when you let go of the up/down arrows? Got lost SOMEHOW? Well, then there's a dimension of nothingness if you go slightly off course. Tired of not being surprised because the back of the box tells you all about the game? You get NOTHING advertised on the back of the box. Throw in extremely non-varied tracks and vehicles, constant crashing, an AI that does NOTHING and glitches galore, and you get the worst game of all time. At least Bubsy 3D, Superman 64, ET and Shaq Fu, you could WIN and LOSE. There was CHALLENGE, RULES, OBJECTIVES. I repeat the question. HOW IS THIS ONLY AT 10TH PLACE?!?!?
This game is so notoriously bad, it's good. Just look at the cover: it shows a police car (which doesn't exist in the game), says "18 wheels of thunder" (no 18-wheelers in the game), says "over the road" (you go anywhere but over the road: off road, THROUGH the road bridges, out of the gameworld entirely), and calls it "racing" (the opponent doesn't move so there's no race).
The entire cover is a lie. But it's a must-play to see exactly what a broken 'game' is like.
This game should be #1 of "The Worst Video Game In The History". But no, other game are worse than this. Anyway, let's talk about the box first, It's a lie. And the menu, Select truck mistaken into car. And finally, the gameplay. You play start with the truck you chose. You can get through houses and buildings. You also go to the mountains without slow you down, really? This against collision detection law! Anyway, you always win, even the latest version when other truck can move to race. When it almost come to the finish line, it stops. And what happens when you finish race in 1st place? "You're winner! " caption appears. A mispelled victory caption is unacceptable. When you drive backward, you go faster than forward. And when you go backward fast enough, you go to an empty space that make you lost and can't find the way out. And finally, the most unacceptable ingredient for the game that is required. That is... Where is the challenge? No challenge, no fun. Why are they have to sell ...more - TheRegular1227
Where the hell is the collision detection? - DominicmgmV 182 Comments
Star Fox from the SNES had better graphics
than this. Now THAT's pathetic. Combine that with the worst voiceover job of all time and a worse story than an M. Night Shylaman film (Oh snap! ), and you have the second-worst video game of all time.
I'm pretty sure that I've seen better graphics being created by a two-year old. - FineDough
On the box it shows people who gave COMPLIMENTS to this game. They probably strapped video game critics to a chair and made them say something good about the game. All you pretty much do in this game is collect atoms and jump on platforms and kill enemies that don't move. When you get hit by a enemy the camera looks at you in the face and you keep getting it and you can't get out of it. Another thing the graphics are some of the worst graphics I have ever seen in my whole life. There were like 10 3d games made before this and the graphics were probably better then this. I want this game burried in the desert with the E. T cartridges. CAUTION: DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
This game should be number one. It is without a doubt, the worst video game of all time. It's so bad that it makes Superman 64 look like Super Mario Bros. 2. The graphics are terrible. Being made in the 90s is no excuse, either. There were 3D games made before this that were much better. I will admit: Bubsy wasn't really anything special in the first place, but it was much better than this. The graphics and colors are all too bright, and the designs are terrible. You would get much more out of staring at a dull wall. The controls are terrible as well. You know how hard it is to use chopsticks for the first time? This is how horrible the controls are. Not to mention Bubsy's voice is so annoying. He sounds like Dot Warner on her period.
It is just crapV 106 Comments
I downloaded a ROM for this game and it's bad. Not ALL the games are bad, but most of them are. This is a full list of all 52 games.
1. Fire-Breathers: The only game on the cartridge that's for two players only, it only has 8 levels and it's very boring. All you do shoot your opponent and that's about it. Very boring. Next.
2. Starevil: One of the many space shooters on this cartridge, this game is mostly notorious for having an obstacle immediately at the start of the first level. Other than that, it's easy and boring. Also... It's a vertical space shooter.
3. Illuminator: A game where you kill vampires. Would be OK if not for the fact that the room is dark for most of the game, and you only get 1 second of brightness when you defeat a vampire. Moving on.
4. G-Force Fighters: The second space shooter on this cartridge, this time a horizontal shooter. Collision detection is very bad here. Don't play.
5. Ooze: A game that was probably special to the ...more
The dollar sign goes before the 200. It looks weird the other way around. - PeterG99
"Safety pins as enemies in a video game? " Right after the Angry Video Game Nerd says this in his review of Action 52, we see his impression of a video game programmer - specifically the Laughing Joking Numbnuts who gave us Action 52. Can anybody say Rainbow Of Doom!
The worst NES game ever, this game includes 52 games...ALL OF WHICH INCLUDES MAJOR GLITCHES! Some of the games aren't even finished! Most of games are shooters and platform games, but one game has you playing as fingers...and the word "time" appears whenever someone dies...what?
52 bad games in one game like family party for the wii u - ikerevievsV 43 Comments
WHY did this game even get published!? How could anyone possibly not be offended by this?
All Custer does is rape Indian woman. Now, that is racist
Why is this 13th and Grand Theft Auto is fifth? This game is rascist, sexist, and possibly the flat out worst idea for a game ever.
Though I do hate this game, the game cover says it’s an adult game, so you can’t really blame Atari. - TopTenHatersV 66 Comments
"TAKE YOUR DAMN CLOTHES OFF! "
Are you serious? This game is only at Number 10? Plumbers Don't Wear Ties is so bad that it shouldn't be classified as a game.
No. 1 puh-lease! This failure of an excuse of a video game is indescribably TERRIBLE! If you ever manage to get your hands on an existing copy your local game store didn't throw out in disgust, please don't play it, for the sake of your future experience in video games. (Seriously, after playing this, Minecraft's graphics will seem heavenly and all other games on this list will be like an irreplaceable offer from the Greek god of video games, or something. ) In other words: This is bad.
It's cover is just so stupid that it makes me cringe. - MChkflaguard_YtV 85 Comments
Yeah, what's better than a black guy looking at you like this and saying "Hey, give all your money and I won't shoot your balls".
this game looks stupid rofl... -. -
This game sucks balls. It is just shaq trying to be cool. Even though shaq had big balls. Thus game still sucks. One out of ten this game is a 0.1. Did I mention that the graphics are okay. They are not as bad as Mine craft.
It’s even sadder that this is getting a sequel.V 78 Comments
Gameplay is terrible, graphics are mediocre, and the cutscenes are flat-out ridiculous (but they are often used in "Youtube Poops" on Youtube).
I didn't even know this game existed until I saw this list!
The single reason that this is the worst game is that it is Zelda. The legend of Zelda is the greatest video game series of all time; this is a disgrace to the series that made gaming
Debatable. I've grown up with the series, played probably 90% of the games, but I wouldn't give it THAT much applause. Xenoblade is where it's at. - poncho531
As soon as I saw this at number 8, I thought, WHAT!? A zelda game in the top ten worst games, but once I looked up this game I now understand - Tisme_draGONV 91 Comments
This game is a reminder that being in a biker gang, having awkward sex with unusually easy women and shooting thousands of idiot bikers who charge at you, isn't what its cracked out to be. In fact, most people who played this probably got up prayed mercilessly to their gods, then found the nearest soup kitchen to help their community hoping that they won't ride to hell for playing such an awful creation. So in a way its probably helping mankind realize their mistakes and give back to the world while become productive individuals to society in the process.
If this crazy joke is a video game then walking under a ladder brings good luck, the Sun revolves around the Earth and Carrot Top is the president of the United States!
Game Informer review excerpts:
"A new contender for worst game of the generation"
"Everyone's necks are horrifying, and everything else looks like it's from 2004"
"Driving controls are terrible, gunplay is loose, checkpoints are inconsistent, awful quick-time events abound, environments are riddled with glitches and pop-up, enemy AI is mindless, and the story is terrible"
"At one point, my entire body disappeared and I was nothing but a floating miner's cap wearing a gun"
"Ride to Hell: Retribution is awful, broken, offensive, ugly, poorly written, and a never-ending source of unintentional humor"
There, that should sum it up.
This is AwfulV 71 Comments
The Angry Video Game Nerd says this is the worst game he has ever played.
And he owns like over 100 games, and he reviews the worst ones.
You can die from bombs that explode like 40 feet away from Dr. Jekyll. Wow that's totally fair. (Sarcasm)
In addition to absurd gameplay, the face on the cover is a ripoff of Freddy Krueger as well as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. What were them Laughing Joking Numbnuts thinking!
Nothing. Wanna know why? Because they never made this you imbecile. - LarryLarrington
Even LJN made better games, I think Bandai is a bad version of LJN, chances are they have the same founder/employees. Either way, LJN hasn't made games broken like this. But I think it's somewhat better than a few NES games, though it's hard to compare since it's for different reasons.V 41 Comments
Story, glithces, level design, and it's almost like a Sonic Adventure 3. The only good thing about this game is the music. And you don't even have to buy the game in order to hear it. Just buy the soundtrack, because this is an absolute joke of a game. People try to defend this game because Sonic Team didn't have time to finish it. BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER! They might have been able to get it done on time if they didn't waste so much development time. There weren't even supposed to be nine playable characters. It was just supposed to be Sonic, Shadow, and Silver. Good thing Sonic Colors brought Sonic back, though.
Do you wanna know whats worse sonic boom rise of lyric and schoolhouse - ikerevievs
This should be in the top five. The game was released in 2006, a long time after most of the other games here were made, and by then you'd think game companies would be able to make games that are at least playable. But that's not the case with Sonic 06. The game was rushed to be released for sonic's 15th anniversary and it was full of glitches that made the whole thing unplayable, a story no one really cared about, and loading screens that take an eternity to get through. Even though the soundtrack is good, that isn't nearly enough to help the game have some redeeming factors. Worst sonic game ever made and one of the worst games of all time.
Worst Sonic game ever! The graphics aren't that good for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, plus the graphics look like it should be on PlayStation 2. The level designs are mixed some are good but some are bad, the storyline has its moments, Mephiles should be in more games, it's not sonic adventure 3 if it were than there won't be any glitches, the glitches are everywhere, The voice acting is alright no masterpiece, princess Elise is in the game thank god you don't play has her but the part that ruined everything about this game is that after sonic was stabbed by Mephiles and... Princess Elise (you get the idea), the only good thing about it is the music. The music is awesome especially the mephiles whisper one I LOVE that track. Bottom line worst sonic game ever
Very bad game!V 152 Comments
This is why YouTube Poop was invented - MinusTop10
I know right! I wonder if people like YouTube Poop. You are so right! This is where YTP was before the Internet was invented & before YouTube was invented.
When the name springs to mind, I just end up cringing at the fact that all that happens is you shut a door. Puzzle game? Yeah right, a puzzle game without the puzzle more like.
I'm sorry but I can't consider this a game at all, it's just pathetic - a joke on paper, because I think 3 year old children could and maybe would come up with a better game, idea and concept.
I finish my point with this: What is a game, without an objective?
All your doing is shutting door's?
How is an awesome game about collecting Crystal Stars to get to the final area worse than a game about shutting doors?
Oh hell no. Why do you think YTP is popular? Hotel Mario voiceclips. I'd prefer Wonderful 101 for the Wii U to be put on here.V 72 Comments
Sorry about my other review, I accidentally pressed the post button. Anyway, there's a single song, or shall I say two lines of a song?! Yes, only two lines! And, well, they refer to Chinese people in a rather... interesting way. What is that way, you ask?
No, it's true, they actually call them that. Also, as others have pointed them out, they advertise themselves. Now, other companies do advertise themselves in their own game, but all they do is to just stick their logo into a random object. Also, why would someone would sell Happysoft's trash at their own store?
Now, about the game, it is RIDICULOUSLY HARD. There are dudes in gray and red. The red ones? They are annoying as HELL. They sway around, and when they touch you... Instant game over. There are cars that try to run you over as well... Sometimes, when you defeat those gray or red dudes, they drop white things.
"That's a powerup! "
Is what everyone thought when they first ...more - ChocoMint
I'm happy to see this is down lower, because it looks to me like not many people know about it. That's a good thing. Do not ever try to play it, let alone get a copy. (If one even exists) you will want to kill yourself. I'm not kidding. The one song in the entire game is meant for torture. It will get stuck in your head, and the song is awful
When you start the game, there is a message from the developers that says: "Games wanted! We will sell your original S-NES games. (1/3 of the gross profit will be yours). We welcome games of any kind so please send us your floppy. We will contact you after careful considerations. Would you like to sell our products at your store? We are looking for dealers worldwide. We will heavily discount orders for more than 50 pieces. Please ask us for details". This is just a failed attempt at advertising themselves.
This is the story of Hong Kong 97:
The year 1997 has arrived. A herd of ugly reds are rushing from the mainland. Crime rate skyrockeded! Hong Kong is ruined! Therefore, the Hong Kong government called Bruce Lee's relative "Chin" for the massacre of the reds. Chin is a killer machine. Wipe out all 1.2 billion of the red communists! However, in mainland China there was a secret project in progress! A project to transform the deceased Tong Shau Ping ...more
This isn't even licensed, it shouldn't be on here. - DensestPotatoV 30 Comments
Every single one of these games has at least playability! Superman 64 was bad, ET was horrible, Action 52 was mediocre, but way too much, Bubsy 3D felt like it wasn't finished, Call of Duty isn't bad, it's just the fan base of it, Wand of Gamelon and Sonic '06 were poorly designed and full of bad aspects, but at least they had appeal. Plumbers Don't Wear Ties was so bad, it shouldn't even have counted as a game and Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing had no rules.
But Desert Bus was ground breaking. Technically it wasn't a real game, because it was actually just a mini game on a game called Penn and Teller's: Smoke and Mirrors. There's NO pause button, so you can't go and take a poop or go and eat dinner in another room. Unlike the Terminator, you cannot hold the button down and leave it there because the bus swerves to the right and then the truck tows you ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE START! Seriously, why couldn't the truck just pull you out of the sand? Why couldn't it save the game. ...more - BlazikenBro
Who... The heck... Thought that THIS was a good idea for a game? The only redeeming factor I can see in it is that there aren't any whiny kids screaming in the background, but aside from that... GOD. You're driving a bus at 45 mph from Tucson to Las Vegas in REAL TIME, and at no point can you stop playing because the bus veers slightly to the right, so it will crash on the side of the road (which is completely lacking in scenery), and you'll have to get towed AALL the way back to Tucson, also in real time. Some bad games are at least somewhat playable for at least a few seconds, but Desert Bus has absolutely NOTHING going for it. It has no redeeming factors. It has absolutely no quality. It is the worst game of all time. - scienceisfun42
The aim of this game is to get from Tucson, Arizona from Las Vegas, Nevada. It takes 8 hours just to get back and forth and you only get a point just for going. What's worse if you spin out of control into the gravel on the side of the road you have to wait for a tow truck to come to take you back to the start. You can't pause the game, there aren't any cars that come towards you, there are no passengers in the back and you can only go 45 miles per hour. Now that it is what I call the worst game in all mankind!
Really? At least with the games above you do something in this game you just drive with no end - spodermanfan1000V 33 Comments
TERRIBLE. The sound effects are awful and they wont get out of your head. They almost make you sick. The maze is very dull and the point system is just retarded. They could have at least made the cherries red. The ghosts are glitchy and you don't know when they stop blinking because of a glitch. You must experience this rushed abomination.
Yes it was the best selling game on the console, but that was only because it came with the box. The game has sound effects that are just horrendous. The sound that it makes when Pac-Man eats a pellet sounds like your toddler is pressing a button that makes a duck quack constantly. The ghosts also glitch and double so it looks like two are coming for ya. This game's a total glitch it self.
I think it was decent, but there still were a few things that could've been improved.
This game was made by a hater of Pac Man according to my opinion because Pac Man was a commercial success and it has a Ataro 2600 crap. - HellohiV 50 Comments
The awfulness of this game has to be seen to be believed, It is a game for Sega genesis made in Venezuela in 2004 where everything you do is drive left and right, yes that's it, YOU CAN'T EVEN COMPLETE THE GAME
Superman 64 is only at the top for how well known it is, which is the core problem when you have people voting for "best of" or "worst of". I truly believe that Crazy Bus is the 2nd worst game of all time, only beaten by Hong Kong 97. Superman 64 shouldn't even make the top 50. Yeah, it's a terrible game by all means, but it should be nowhere near the top ten, never mind number 1. That game is a masterpiece compared to the top ten worst games of all time. Heck, compared to Crazy Bus, Action 52 is "a good game". This is "The Room" of video games, almost as if Tommy had made it himself.
Venezuelan school buses featured in a crazy joke of a Sega Genesis game named after the worst song ever (Arthur's least favourite song is worse than Justin Bieber or pachelbel or nickelback (no capital letters on purpose))? How crazy can you get!
Graphics are horrible for a 2004 game and its most annoying to play then anything the music theme are a torture for the ears.V 41 Comments
Let me explain to you why this is worse than Sonic 06:
1) Boring ass story. Sure, Sonic 06 had a bad story, but this takes the cake in bland. Sonic 06 had overlapping stories, this just has 1 bland story...
2) The bland hub. Sonic 06 (whilst I dare cry my eyes out) had a bad hub world. It was bland, but it wasn't BAD. THIS GAME has the issue of moving slower than a snail. You can't go across hub worlds fast enough, and they're so confusing...
3) The game-breaking glitches. Yes, sonic 06 had these too; but they weren't as bad as this. One glitch allows you to skip 90% of the game. NINETY PERCENT!
4) The slow pace. Hoo-boy, I thought sonic was fast. Guess he broke his legs.
5) Why do I say he broke his legs? Because the characters all wear BANDAGES. Oh, and sonic's taller. Again. Knuckles looks like he's on steroids as well.
6) Knuckles' personality. He's become an idiot.
Yes, I am a new member, and yes, I do get pissed off and rant a ...more - mattstat716
I can defend Sonic 06, but I CAN'T defend this game. I could've made this game in a night with a dog chewing on my nuts! Its story is awful, it's got bad graphics, fhe designs suck, the dialogue SUCKS! Let me give an example!
Sonic: Look! Ramps!
(2 seconds later)
Tails: We can use these as ramps!
Great writing creators! They even got the MUSIC wrong. It's so generic that it's below average. Sonic's slow, Knuckles is an idiot, the villains suck, and it's just an awful game. You can go through WALLS too. I played this game at a Target due to my refusal to pay money for this abhorrent game and hated EVERY second of it. They REALLY did not care about making this game.
By far the worse Sonic game ever. They try to do something different, but nearly everything new they did was via subtraction! The only thing I can praise about this game is that the animations during cutscenes are great and the presentation of the voice acting is also great (but I can't say the same for the script the actors presented). Other than that, the game has nothing! Character designs are okay at best, the soundtrack is far more forgettable than Shadow's soundtrack, nothing is explained making the story pointless, gameplay for all three portions are awful.
Very bad - Dvafan2V 55 Comments
NO Who would put this on here? This is the best game EVER!
Well, it does have some effects on children and teens. I do agree it's incredibly entertaining, but it is a time waster in some cases and causes some to stay on it for hours on end, leading to vitamin D deficiencies, obesity, and more. I would keep going but I don't want to get on anyone's bad side. I want to stay on the neutral side of things for this. - username34
What this game is awesome I mean there is so much to do and it is always getting updated
Minecraft is so epic. Screw you!
I hate to say it 9 year olds, THIS GAME SUCKS.V 737 Comments
Daikatana is not just bad, but it's so abysmal that it split up Ion Storm and destroyed the friendship of one of the best gaming duos in the 90s. What made Daikatana so awful is you cannot see a thing (except for the revolting green lake). The palette is full of mucus like greens, oily oranges, and it uses bodily fluid colors a lot. The character models are really bad. By right, they were supposed to be humans, but I don't know what their species are. The voice acting is performed so badly, so obnoxiously abysmal, that I felt annoyed and disappointed. Daikatana is simply a guide of what not to do when you are a game designer, and it really really deserves that place. Out of 10, -25. - tqpreviews1211
An awful generic FPS with terrible graphics that destroyed John Romero's reputation
Even John Romero Called it Abysmal - Aguythatpeopleignores
This was actually the second attempt of the "Ion Storm" company to make a videogame... yeah the guys behind "Deus Ex" and "Thief", and I personally despise this game
1:Lucky for you if you see a thing whitout 100% brightness of you computer. I don't know how they thought the ambience was clear for the eyes.
2:The palette is the same thing that you see when you enter in a public bathroom, mucus green, oily yellow.. or orange?... ¡¡SEE, MATE? I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE IT!
3:At the time that this game came out, Ion Storm was more or less new in the gaming industrie. And what does that means folks? the reputation goes down...down in the garbage can. It was supposed to came out in 1997, but whit problems that I don't care, was released in 2000... right before after Quake III release, and by the time, Daikatana had a obsolete engine, the piece of cake that ruined the John Romero's reputation
4:Talking about the engine (the same one as quake II, id Tech 2) even I can make better 3D ...more
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