Top 10 Video Games So Bad They (Almost) Killed Their Series

Cazaam
Some series of video games are just brilliant until... VWUM! An unwanted dreadful game kills the whole franchise!

I'll leave you other people to add others I might of missed in the list.

The Top Ten

1 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

This game was unveiled and people got exited! And then in November of 2006, it came out. Ugh... This game almost killed the entire Sonic franchise! THAT'S HOW BAD IT WAS!
With game breaking glitches, terrible controls, awful level design, a marathon of terrible town missions, frustrating load times, that aggravating ball puzzle, boring hub worlds, abysmal ground speed, falling through the sand, disastrous camera, Mach Speed sections, boring gameplay, horrible plot holes, Elise, broken boss battles, Shadow's vehicles, broken gems, and a FucTon of other things! I took a page from AVGN's Action 52 review and this game reads just like that. A horrible rushed wreck that probably hasn't left the Alpha phase. The Sonic franchise was almost killed just like he was in game. Then the plot was erased at the end of the story making everything that had happened not be canon! I wish this game was non existent just like the game's story! - Cazaam

Part of my childhood was watching my friend play this game, but don't worry it wasn't me who played it, he just came to my house and kept showing it off like he was so cool lol.

2 Duke Nukem Forever

The game that was infamous for never coming out until 2011 and when it did come out I think we could all tell that it wasn't worked on for long, it was just a boring and generic 1st person shooter that would give sensory deprivation to anyone who played it! - Cazaam

3 RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile

One of the series of games that made my childhood. I loved Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 so much I had to get Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 when it was released in 2004. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 surpassed my expectations so much I got both expansion packs when they were released. I was finding new things all the time and being ever more creative in making scenarios and sandbox parks. Then there was nothing until a mediocre 3DS game and then in 2014 comes Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile...

This game was absolutely abysmal. What has Atari done to a series I loved to no end? This game has no redeeming qualities about it at all. It costs money to buy and is done in a "free to play" style. The game is chock full of wait times and cancerous microtransactions. I bet that this game will be right on Facebook because we all know Facebook games are terrible and this looks like it should. This game should be called "ThemeParkVille" and it looks like it was made by Zynga.

I have no ...more - Cazaam

4 Bomberman: Act Zero
5 Dino Crisis 3

What if we took Resident Evil and replaced the zombies with dinosaurs? You get the Dino Crisis series. Fans thought the first 2 games were great but when a third was released... Uh oh! The entire franchise was left extinct after this meteor hit the series. I think the cameraman was a drunk T-Rex trying to hold a camera with his tiny arms. - Cazaam

6 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
7 Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi
8 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
9 Doom 3

I feel that this was one of those games that people make to try and be as scary as possible. The Doom series was awesome but this... Meh, It was pretty boring and just an excuse to use cheesy scares. - Cazaam

10 The Simpsons Skateboarding

The Contenders

11 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
12 Call of Duty: Ghosts
13 Hey You, Pikachu!

Hey you pikachu almost killed pokemon, mario and zelda franchise

14 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness
15 Earthworm Jim 3D
16 Hotel Mario

This is a pretty bad game but it did almost nothing to the Mario series. - LemonComputer

17 Five Nights at Freddy's 3
18 Adventures of Lolo
19 Simcity (2013)
20 The Simpsons Hit & Run
21 Tails & the Music Maker
22 Dragonball Evolution
23 The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass
24 Tony Hawk: Ride
25 Cave Story 3D
26 Sonic Labyrinth

Who put all these sonic games on? More Mario lovers and sonic haters I suppose...

27 Mario Kart 7
28 Earthbound Zero
29 Parappa the Rapper 2
30 Rayman Raving Rabbids
31 Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star
32 WCW Backstage Assault
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Top Remixes

1. Bomberman: Act Zero
2. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
3. Duke Nukem Forever
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1. RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
2. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
3. Duke Nukem Forever
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