Top 10 Worst Video Game Developers
The Top Ten
They don't make bad games but they make you pay for everything.
They have great games, but they are commonly ruined by DRM, forced DLC, unfinished and broken products.
Example: SimCity: the game had a feature where you always had to be online to play it, even if you weren't playing online. The problem was, on launch day, the servers weren't ready, so literally nobody could play it.
They don't listen to gamers who are playing and notice bugs, failures etc. Patches don't work or don't fix the major problems. Patience of gamers are being tested to the max.
Some of their games are actually good, it's just that their store sucks
How the heck is Sega...SEGA higher than this abomination of a company? This should be in the top ten! Their games are awful, they're pointless, and they're cash cows. They don't care about you, they care about money. Candy Crush has 12,000,000 different types of micro transactions and aggravating business practices. They also tried to trademark the words "Candy" and "Saga" instead of trademarking the combo "Candy Crush". Instead, they got AWAY with trademarking the word candy and every game on the App Store with that word got TAKEN DOWN. - DCfnaf
King is awful. They make stupid, half baked mobile games. Candy Crush is extremely overrated. There’s nothing really special about it. And they keep milking it. I honestly hate this company. They are terrible. - RadioHead03
They are a ver arrogant company, trying to play big fish, little fish with indy companies that are making games or made games that have nothing to do or were made before candy crush.
Their games are pointless. There's nothing wrong with that. There's always time for a distraction. The problem is that they try to cash with the games by addicting people and then forcing them to buy. I had luck escaping...
Ugh don't get me started Big Rigs or that taxi game terrible. - htoutlaws2012
They made big rigs over the road racing which is the crappiest game ever
They made big rigs over the road racing!
Unfinished garbage games.
It's so bad it made the list twice - htoutlaws2012
Made Dalmations 3 and Animal Soccer World, two sins sent to us by the devil.
It's so made, it made it to the top ten TWICE.
Cheapest games ever! This company needs to be number 1!
The worst French company ever, made the most memorable bad game of all time superman64 and later did robocop which was also terrible. - htoutlaws2012
Don't get me started on superman64. - tranhotwheel04
Aren't these the people who made superman game for nintendo 64 - B1ueNew
Superman 64 Is Literal Crap
Seriously, are they even a gaming company? They steal games from other people, specially indie devs! Ugh, they are literally leaking with money, yet they need ideas from other people. Most of the time their games are usually littered with micro-transactions the literal bane of gaming. literally EA's little brother.
More idiots who listen to the community and side with developers trying TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING FOR SOMETHING BACK - SkyRimLegend21
Worst ever gaming developer! They were the ones who introduced time-sync in their games and introduced trade between real cash and in-game currency as a way to earn money because they made their games slow as Hell.
I have been a fan of their games back in 2011, but their micro-transactions and game requesting system are the worst business practices on Earth!
I used to love this company, until there is nothing else to love about it. They don't have the slightest respect for their developers. Once they outlive their usefulness they get reassigned to be a part of security guards, cleanup crew, factory workers. Lately, they realized that gamers care about the people who create their favorite games. So, they decided not to give people credit when it's earned. They want to keep the gifted ones at Kojima's level enslaved rather than watch them grow and gain fame. It's one thing to play with your fans emotions by turning their favorite games into an embarrassment like what happened with Castlevania which ended up being an erratic violence pachinko game. But to turn on the people who helped the company succeed and make their lives a living hell is just plain evil.
Aside from throwing away a game with so much potential that came from the greatest horror franchise of all time, all there needs to be said is that firing Kojima is possibly the worst business decision made by a video game company. They love digging their own grave don't they?
Arguably the most controversial at the moment, Konami's franchises have slowly been diminishing, to the point where their are petitions to give the franchise rights to over companies. Also, with the apparent mistreatment of employees, some have to call into question how long the company will last.
Konami, at some point, was infected by a cancer that slowly consumed it and expelled everything anyone had ever loved about the company until literally everything had been replaced and just a walking cancerous mass in the vague shape of what it once was. It is now ruled by an astonishing combination of incompetence and cruelty and virtually nothing else, and now that they got rid of Hideo Kojima, they have virtually nothing left.
...Which game company ever decide to sue critics saying their game sucks? This one.
Easily the worst developers, by far. They're the Amy's Baking Company of gaming. - MKBeast
The company behind classics like temper tantrum and the slaughtering grounds
How is this not any higher on the list?
Tiger is smart when it comes to selling, but all they make is outdated games, hell the games are digital watch technology. I still don't understand how they got to be a huge hit back at the 80's and 90's though, they were even outdated THEN. Somebody please explain to me how they got to be a huge hit and I will give you a back-rub, I guess.
There's one word that describes Tiger's games perfectly: Outdated. - lite64
Do they even count as games?
I think their games sucked, such as the Mega Man 2 game where you can run out of the Mega Buster. Not only that, but you use a gun instead of an arm cannon and there is no Crash Man or Wood Man anywhere. Tiger games have absolutely NO grasp of their source material. (Except Furbies of course)
Bubsy 3D. Need I say more?
What could possibly go wrong?
Bubsy game and the 3d one that sucked - tranhotwheel04
They made Bubsy and Ballz, enough said!
On the plus side, these guys provided excellent source material for YTPs.
Well the games were good for YTP. But they're still terrible games. A disgrace to Zelda.
The Cd-i games enough said - htoutlaws2012
HM... I wonder what's for dinner?
This company sucks because of those crappy Zelda games on the CD-i.
Most of the games they made on the Wii are piss poor they should be higher. - htoutlaws2012
These guys didn't have one game that even came close to average score.
They made piss poor games
They made one decent game that is Lego Rock Raiders for windows(PS1 version was crap),the rest are just poor Wii games that are so ad you would wanna destroy it.
Recent updates for clash of clans really sucks. Clash royale has lousy servers. But they sometimes do the right things like banning cheaters but might anger most players whose use cheats before
The people that brought you garbage like Clash of Clans and Clash Royale - christangrant
Lately it just seems like they're trying to punish you for playing. Like how dare you not spend $50 weekly.
Supercell only caters for the Visa Warriors. Rest does jot even get support not help when you need it. - Barkiestef1
Clash Royale is unbalanced garbage. - MKBeast
Ubisoft is without a doubt the worst company in the gaming business. They do all sorts of bull business practices like season passes, overpriced DLC, microtransactions, etc.. Also, remember Uplay? The online service that's trying its hardest to not compete with Steam and Origin. Ubisoft is also a master of milking franchises. They annually release Assassin's Creed games, and they all look the same. I'm willing to bet $500 dollars that Ubisoft will milk the Far Cry franchise as well. Far Cry 4 was basically Far Cry 3. Far Cry Primal also looks like another Far Cry 3. Remember when the Far Cry franchise had variety in every release? Far Cry 1, Far Cry 2, and Far Cry 3 looked and played completely different from each other. Well, now it has lost all its charm. Not only is Ubisoft doing bull business practices, they are also an incredibly lazy developer, as is evident with the annual releases that are basically the same thing different year. Ubisoft started those bull business practices ...more - TheMusicNerd
Have put out numerous games on Steam that just plain don't work (conflicts between Steam and Uplay) and they refuse to do anything about it. The one time I tried to do something about it I went to their forums and found thousands of other people with the same issue and the official response on the forums was always the same 'we can't help you on the forums, you need to open a support ticket.' So I did, and support responded about 2 weeks later saying that they could not help and for those issues I needed to post on the forums. I opened another support ticket explain that it was the forums that had told me I needed to go through them and they simply never responded. Upon reading up a little more I discovered that this was very normal for Ubisoft and at that point I decided to never buy their games again.
Makes a lot of buggy games that require a lot of computer power for graphics that aren't that impressive. Do I even have to tell about they making the same game over and over and just giving it different names? They're the most greedy company in this list, not to mention all its lies.
Uses the same formula for nearly all of their games. Despite being a "triple A" developer, they consistently release buggy games and produce a surprising amount of shovelware. They would rather make unimaginative and repetitive yearly releases than spend more time to create innovative and well polished games. They overhype their games and fail to deliver on promises often leaving gamers disappointed. Every time I see the Ubisoft logo before a new game trailer, it automatically makes me skeptical and unlikely to be interested in the game.
Almost every Mega Man game they made during 2010 and 2011 excepting Mega Man 10 got Thanos snapped out of existence. (Mega Man Universe, RIP.) But luckily, Capcom is finally starting to see the light by making Mega Man 11 in 2018. Hopefully they release Mega Man 12 in 2020, but with coronavirus raging, they may or may not release it, or delay it until 2021. Overall, Capcom is not a bad company, they just had a rocky history.
Capcom used to be badass in the eighties and nineties, but they have fallen like Sega and Atari, but EVEN WORSE. Capcom is almost bankrupt ed now and there's a good reason, Capcom treats their fanbase badly, they didn't bring Mega man back even though almost all of their fans demanded for it, they have turned Resident Evil from a horror shooter to a mindless generic shooter, and they have been just milking Street Fighter for all it has, gee, I wonder why they are going bankrupt. - PinataonSugar
Many reasons. Here's what they've done to their series:
They abandoned Mega Man.
They've ruined the Resident Evil series. Heck, even the guy who was behind the development said that 6 sucked.
They have thrown away Castlevania.
They are ruining the Street Fighter games with V by not adding an Arcade mode and a Vs mode. It was designed for their online 'Capcom Cup'.
Lastly, they have trashed the Devil May Cry games with an uneccessary reboot, which sucked horribly.
They invented a new form of 'DLC', which actually stands for 'Disk Locked Content', meaning you had to pay for dlc items that were already in the game.
There's more reasons why, but I think that this should cover on why Capcom is really going downhill, and fast.
No megaman, No resident evil, No castlevania, Making Street Fighter bad, and that comes to my conclusion: CAPCOM has died. Rest in piece CAPCOM. In the 19's you were good, but you dumped some franchises. So now, you can go downhill.
Come on now they made mortal kombat and the burnout series
Well, they did make Mortal Kombat and Burnout, but they also made some bad games too.
How they made #2 I have no idea. Did 4chan decide to raid this list or something?
Way to ruin South Park forever!
Then they changed to Wisdom Tree and made those terrible bible games that The Angry Video Game Nerd reviewed. Bible games are terrible and have no point. - MinecraftHater
They're NES games were unlicensed and weird.
This company is very strange. - RalphBob
Very bizaare unlicensed games on those NES ugh. - htoutlaws2012
Peta being peta tried to rip off meat boy by saying that the titular mascot of team meat was made of pig guts. But team meat fought back in a clever way. Peta made super tofu boy to fight it, but if you type "petaphile" on the character select, you can play as tofu boy himself! But he SUCKS. He has troubles even making it past the first level. Peta, just stop making games and stop killing animals but say that you keep them safe. What a bunch of dumb hypocrites. - astroshark
Wait a minute... PETA made a game? So they made a terrible licensed game named Kitten Squad. They also made inappropriate and porn satirical browser games, such as Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, Pokémon Black and Blue, Mario Kills Tanooki and more.
So, the infamous terrorist cult has invaded the gaming industry? - thearkis
The only thing they're really good at is euthanasia.
This needs to get off right now. They made the best SpongeBob game and one of my favorite games ever, SpongeBob battle for bikini bottom. Get it off right now.
Yeah, they made great Wrestling Games and Battle for Bikini Bottom was amazing too. - peaceswagtv
They only were completely terrible during the NES era. Afterwards they became a mixed bag where they made some good games and some bad.
I'll never understand just how? They make legendary wrestling games. - htoutlaws2012
I'm not even sure if this company is even alive anymore. - PinataonSugar
Only thing I care about is those mystery dungeon games, tfw when they have deeper plot than main pokemon games - VeryPissedOffCinnabon
I have a major soft spot for Spike Chunsoft thanks to their work with Damganronpa and Fire Pro Wrestling Games I have a soft spot for but outside of those two there isn’t much in my taste - hugh201
*cough* Dangan Ronpa *cough*
Where you can't save in the middle of class trials that are an hour long or even longer. Literally the worst saving mechanic ever in gaming history. Just watch the anime if you want to go through it. The anime is miles better than the games. - SelfDestruct
Top 20 needed. Awful games and store. Also WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!
Fortnite is good. But the company seems to care more about money.
The worst gaming company ever. Not because of Fortnite but because the employees only care about money and would NOT STOP EMAILING ME!
Exclusivity is not creating competition, it's monopolizing the market with as much money as you can throw at it.
Bought greatest game company ever, Rare and made Rare into garbage
They destroyed Rare, they'll have have Rare develope Viva Piñata for DS but nothing released from the N64 days released on Wii Virtual Console or sequels of past games from the days of 64 on Nintendo's. consoles.
At least they offered free repairs on RROD on xbox 360 unlike *cough* Pony
You know the game rare replay well rare were going to put it on Wii u but since Microsoft own them they said make it exclusive to Xbox one I do not want it on any other console this is true this is why banjo kazzoie conkers bad fur day cannot be on virtual console Wii u or Wii and also why conker live and reloaded and banjo nuts and bolts is exclusive to Microsoft consoles screw Microsoft Nintendo should buy rare back
They shouldn't of even existed before they made a single game. They didn't make a single game until they picked their prey, which was SEGA. So they made one of the worst games ever, Sonic Boom on purpose to kill the Sonic Franchise, which was one of SEGA's most popular franchises.
An unpopular video game company who never made a game for at least 6 years until they developed their first game which is Sonic Boom:Rise of Lyric.
Oh wonderful. The morons that made Sonic Boom. These jerks are the reason Sonic gets unfair hate. - DCfnaf
So they made Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric... and that's about it... Who's idea was it for Sega to give the Sonic license to them anyways?
I have so much to say about blizzard now that Activision bought them, but all I'm going to say is, Activision bought them.. that plus the horrible RNG algorithm they use in hearthstone and the money grabbing transaction methods they use.. makes me want to vote them in the top #5
Literally everything they work on gets expensive DLC somewhere along the line, and even their special anniversary or holiday events are just used as opportunities to sell even more needless items. I don't think I've ever known them to do a giveaway of free special event items - one of the few companies that's so greedy they wouldn't even consider it
They're such a big company now that they don't care about their players opinions and have basically made their biggest game a Facebook game.
Vote their sister company, Activision instead. Blizzard isn't horrible, but they never listen to there community - USGC
They are making fun of the bible and christian religion by creating weird games about the bible and make a lot of fusions of christian religion and video games. By doing that, they think they never get sued.
All games they made are either somewhat Bible games or there just ripoffs of good games (ex Wolfenstein 3D.) - htoutlaws2012
All hail the religious part of Color Dreams (another terrible developer)
LJN's Bible games division
It's weird how I'm finding this company on the list; they published Croc.
Almost every simpsons games they made except for a few are bad. - htoutlaws2012
Another mix bag they made some good some awful. - htoutlaws2012
I never have, I probably never will, take this group of people seriously. Yes they have some cool things going for halo, but mostly they've managed to dampen my love for this series that was a huge part of my life since I was little.
Halo is good, but I pre ordered halo master chief collection, and multiplayer doesn't work for anyone who pre ordered It! REALLY ANGRY ABOUT IT!
Whould you rather
A have your favorite franchise go on after the previous devs gave up
B have it burn down and get shot into oblivion and be forgotten
Its seems like a dumb question but you're the one who wants 343 to die so unless you get lucky and another company try's to keep it alive the halo series if screwed - SkyRimLegend21
They will ruin the Halo franchise. Can we have Bungie back, PLEASE!
343i Only cares about making money and squeezing every single penny out of their loyal consumer. They do not care about their product and have DESTROYED HALO.
Server runs 1 year 2 months, then you have to buy the new game - your save files and currency will get deleted --> you have no vote
2k have made so many good games and bad games also but more good Borderlands bioshock and more
They made borderlands though - B1ueNew
Not for the NBA games but the WWE games recently with them are the same every year their turning into EA it seems like. - htoutlaws2012
This developer would be better if they did something about the online dating stuff and add more ways to get Robux for free.
A company that thought updating it to make it more realistic was the way to go, unfortunately, that its crumbled into dust since 2013. The community want a 2010 ROBLOX back. This is NOT what people of the golden age of ROBLOX wanted. They sold out to the millennial age. I understand the updates to keep up, but keep up with what? that have absolutely no competition and it was perfectly fine as it was considering users made their games, so why make it worse?
We should protest in front of their Headquarters that they removed tickets. Like If you are with me. - MinecraftHater
They don't have any competition in their video game genre, therefore they never, ever, EVER, listen to their community.
Loot box mechanics game developer, predatory in nature, 0 customer or player support.
This company took an amazing game by Alim and corrupted it with their greed. Game companies need to make money but gumi is disgusting with how they handle their playerbase. They never listen to them, hand out bans for no reason, can never accept that they are wrong or made a mistake.
I have a friend who works for gumi and he told me about how toxic the environment is there and how greedy upper management is because they employees get really low wages.
Their website was hacked over a year ago and they still haven't fixed the website.
Majority of the players only play to support their guilds which is like their little families and severely hate gumi and the game.
Brave Frontier is long dead. They decided to prolong the maturity stage of the product life cycle and missed out the opportunity of harvesting. Therefore lead to a horrible cash grabbing Limited Edition sequence of summons that has angered the player base.
Bruh straight ass. 'Emergency" maintenance breaks are pretty common and poor compensation usually ensues. Recent "glitch" (there's plenty of these in the game to be honest) allowed players to buy items without losing tokens they had earned through the game. Immense ban wave removed all legitimate and illegitimate items from players.
Angry Birds has just become an abused cash cow... They arrogantly released the Angry Birds trilogy way overpriced on 3DS and didn't even bother to make it different. They hate gamers, apparently. Especially if they buy anything they make for a Nintendo console.
All I can say is they just been milking Angry Birds and refused to make a new series that can become a big hit. I didn't even like Angry Birds, how the hell is there going to be a Angry Birds movie. - PinataonSugar
Angry birds was great until they added coins to some of the games. Now you have to pay coins for the levels, and you can't even really earn the coins, you have to BUY THEM!
They were good, until they released all of the new birds and games. Stella sucks.
-cough cough- Zelda and Mario cutscenes-cough cough-
Thet ruin over and over again, for destroying Nintendo, remeber these awful Zelda CDI games, now they're going to kill the Wii you
CDI Zelda, CDI Mario. enough. - jojofag
They can't do anything more than small crap updates. It not even a full game compared to what they advertised and the large amounts of money Nintendo put into them. They tease big announcements that only is 8 Pokemon added out of the whole gen 2!
All the potential in the world: funding, preexisting systems, an army of world class coders and they chose to put in the effort of 1 programmer and milked the profit of what essentially was a re-skin of their other game.
They ban everybody
Wow they ruined Pokémon go - JMaster90x
Honestly, Valve didn't really make bad games, it's that they refuse to see the ton of money they could be making. Lots of people have been demanding Half Life 3, enough to out-sell everything this year. So what does a company need to do, SUPPLY. I learned this in 7th grade, but for some reason Valve dropped out of preschool because they don't even know how to count to 3. It's not only Half Life 3, people wanted Team Fortress 3, Portal 3, and Left 4 Dead 3, but Valve is just to blind to see this. They are making money on Steam, but can't they do both like EA is doing, or heck Sega split into two to make the USA games and the Japan games. Valve needs new management or they WILL go bankrupt. - PinataonSugar
What? I love Valve's games! Especially Team Fortress 2! - Pastakirby7
They don't suck, their games are amazing and fun. It's just they don't release any more good games, from what I understand they had lots of base ideas for games, but it just didn't get far beyond the whiteboard. - Stalin
The fact that Valve is even on here says a lot about the company. Half life, Team fortress, Portal, Left 4 dead. All games which should have been continued on. Games which would have probably made a ton of money just from their IPs, from their legacy. But valve honestly doesn't listen. It doesn't put an ear to the ground, because they think what the customers have to say isn't worth listening to. It's a sad state of affairs, it really is.
It literally combines id Software and Happy Madison Productions. What the hell do those two companies have in common?
Happysoft must have been on some happy gas. Only creators on drugs would have made Hong Kong 97.
Looks like another Happy Madison Productions.
Which ugly red put this company on this list. - jojofag
This shouldn't be here
They made Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic R, and 99% of Lego games. Why are they here?
Made sonic 3D blast.enough said
Actually... here's the TRUE story. It wasn't the developers' fault.
The founder, Vince Perri, didn't know programming. So he hired a few guys to make Action 52. It took 3 months to make an NES game on average, but they had 52 to program! Vince pushed them too far, thus, the product was rushed. And Vince went too far with advertizing. So it's the founder's fault, not the programmers...
Look up "Action 52: History of the worst game ever! - From Concept to Console" on YouTube.
Reasons why Action 52 sucks:
-Major bugs and glitches
-Terrible gameplay mechanics
-Poor level design
Just for those two games alone they should be let alone top 10. - htoutlaws2012
I think this is the worst. Not because they made Action 52 and Cheetahmen II; but because the people in this company have little to no programming experience. In total; it's obvious why they failed.
Now the problem with dlc is that it offers you a continuation to the game of yours in return of 5 or 10 bucks. that's your problem well I don't care you're the one who keeps going even though you talk trash - SkyRimLegend21
They decided it would be better to make DLC and milk us dry of our money than trying to give us a product that works.
WB ruined Arkham game series
Monetizing a tribute to a late cancer patient. Stay classy. - regularshowman
Should be number 1. I will agree with Filmnstuff. He reviews his negative reviews of ocean games. They all suck, except for Total Recall for the Amiga with Darkman.
This company's fine. They made perfect arcade ports for computers.
Waterworld,the worst game on the Virtual Boy
This is the worst. I mean think about it, the only reason people hate ljn is because the avgn. If he didn't exist, we would not are about ljn. Ocean, should be the worst. Their games are really bad, and they're on par with acclaim as the worst
Drake of the 99 Dragons enough said - htoutlaws2012
The Wii games suck and they suck all together
They suck. Enough said.
Zoo Hospital is about the only good game they've made…
The make the worst Call of Duty games with activation
Honestly I think their involvement with MW3 kinda put them here. The multiplayer was garbage.
This game deserves to be in the Top 5. First Advanced Warfare and now Call of Duty WW2. Like EA, Sledgehammer has become a money hungry company that claims to fix bugs and problems with the game, but really makes no effort.
Call of Duty's downfall started when this company came in 2011 and did MW3. - htoutlaws2012
Made over a billion dollars and still can't fix the game. Ring Of Elysium is 10x better and free to play.
PuBg fanboys incoming - MrCoolC
Pubg vs fortnite oh boy... - B1ueNew
Good before, now there trash and ps2 Hugo games as well as 3d hugo games for ps1 sucks too.
We used to love Rare and we even let Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts slide but until they went on to make Kinect Sports, they were officially dead.
Microsoft ruined this company. Rare used to make some good games, but Microsoft bought their company and created absolute trash to put all of their fame they worked hard for into a waste.
Probably of the recent Rare games but back then nobody would say it. - htoutlaws2012
This company was ruined by Microsoft. Blame it on Microsoft, not Rare.
Starts games, but doesn't them. Takes foolish peoples money then abandons their games. Allows big spenders to cheat without punishment. Bans players who ask for money back.
Sony has used scummy business practices over the years and their most recent one involves The Last of Us 2. Sony added fake 5 star reviews for the game on the PlayStation Store 5 weeks before the game was even released. Both the standard and premium versions of the game have over eight hundred 5 star reviews. It's completely impossible that so many people could of received copies of the game, especially since the process of creating the physical copies started 4 weeks before the release date. Sony even sent dmca takedowns on multiple YouTube channels that we're merely talking about the game's leaks. Sony is obviously trying to prevent the bad reviews and critics the game will inevitably receive. This is very scummy and disgusting. - RogerMcBaloney
I have no idea why this is on here.. Probably an Xbox fanboy..
Well I don't prefer sony over Microsoft but they shouldn't be on the list - SkyRimLegend21
WHY?! Home to many great video game franchises and beloved characters like crash bandicoot and spyro the dragon!
These were made by naughty dog and are now owned by Activision
I can agree this company sucks... but it went out of business during the Game Crash of 1983. So we don't gotta deal with them, anymore.
Ever since I've played custer's revenge I hate hate hate mystique they always make crappy games with porn
Porn games enough said. - htoutlaws2012
I'd rather play Japanese hentai dating sims than play their porno games. good thing they went bankrupt. - jojofag