Top 10 Worst Video Games of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Superman 64

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.

You fly through rings for most of the game. They should not have have titled this Superman64 but rather Superman: The Lord Of The Rings, absurd? Yes but an accurate representation - YourWaifuSucks

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2 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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.

It's even worse than Superman 64.

We won't play them ever again.

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3 Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing

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

How is this not first? The game makers are lazier that Jabba the Hutt and the physics are broken. So is the crappy sound, and also the fact that they WANTED to be credited for it is worse. There Friends and family now have a joke and comeback to use that never gets old. As said by everyone else, this is the worst game in existence. Big rigs, you're loser!

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4 Bubsy 3D

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.

Everthing possible went wrong

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5 Action 52

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?

Hey instead of 1 bad game, you get 52 HORRIBLE games! All for the price of $199.99! You get games that don't even work, and some games that crash! - JMaster90x

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6 Shaq-Fu

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... -. -

Dear Shaq-Fu,

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.

Sincerely, Anonymous...

I safely admit: the concept it kind of cool

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7 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

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

The game is terrible, and the cutscenes are terrible (but are made funny in YouTube Poops) - enderderp

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8 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

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

It,is terrible!

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9 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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.

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!

You can die from bombs that explode like 40 feet away from Dr. Jekyll. Wow that's totally fair. (Sarcasm)

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.

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10 Ride to Hell: Retribution

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.

While things like gameplay, voice acting and other such things might be found in worse quantities in other games, not a single one of them can claim to be as offensive as this one manages to be. And it's not like the game is gunning for less then the gold medal in the other aforementioned departments either.

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The Newcomers

? Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

This Game Is So Awful, like Really Awful

? Kirby Tilt N' Tumble

The Contenders

11 Custer's Revenge

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.

This game is so racist. HOW DID THIS GET PUBLISHED! So offensive. you're NAKED AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE SEX WITH AN Indian WOMAN!

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12 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

"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.

I can't believe this is below a game that made millions of dollars. - mattstat716

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13 Hotel Mario

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?

WHY, NINTENDO, MUST YOU RUIN THE THINGS I LOVE. - td05

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14 Pac-Man (Atari 2600)

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.

That was because this game was created in the old times. This game was once a fantastic game! - TheGoldenRifle

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15 Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis

This was named the worst gamecube game of all time, the controls are poor, the camera position itself on its free will, and the graphics are bad, I don't think this should even be called a game

Mario Party 7 is the worst Gamecube game of all time, not Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis. Even if I found Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis to be very underrated, I wouldn't have really liked this game anyway.

I remember when I was 5 this game was cool but when I found it in the attic and played it I realized how bad the controls were and the bad camera so I took my hammer and broke it

Admit it, EVERYBODY hates water levels. The one in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES really ticked a lot of players off. So, it was decided to make an entire game based around the concept. Not only does suck, but the bad camera angles just make the gameplay worse.

good

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16 Daikatana

An awful generic FPS with terrible graphics that destroyed John Romero's reputation

Even John Romero Called it Abysmal - Aguythatpeopleignores

Really, not so bad, but not the best.

It Needs To Kick Itself To The Top 15 - VideoGamefan5

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17 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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

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.

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.

From what I've played of the game so far it's not a bad game. Sure the gameplay wasn't hard. Story's fine, controls are okay and for some reason this game doesn't have any glitches so far. Maybe my copy didn't have glitches. Sega can try different things guys

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18 Hong Kong 97

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 game is from 1995 Not 1997, Second of all the game sucks. Third thing is They use the word a herd of ugly reds. Fourth is I'm glad Angry Video Game Nerd Reviewed this game. I think this was the worst Super Nintendo Game of the mid 1990's

This makes me puke.

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19 Crazy Bus

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!

Worst game ever. Now I say why worst:
• Awful soundtrack, that u can't turn off, because THERE NO OPTIONS!
• Awful gameplay. U drive bus left & right with joystick. Nothing to say anymore.
• Unbeatable arcade. Some arcades seem funny to play, but this game is crap, & its not funny.
• Long time to make. In credits it say "Crazy Bus 2004-2009". Nothing to sy anymore.
This soundtrack is №1 of "worst gaming songs". This must need to be №2, because №1 must be need Hong Kong 97. Just, google "Crazy Bus" & listen soundtrack. Nothing say anymore.

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20 Desert Bus

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!

This game was actually designed as a spoof to be a bad game by the company itself... - ChingWongLing

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