Top 10 Worst Years In Gaming History


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1 1983

As horrid as anything goes, the video game crash is what makes it still impossible to beat such a horrendous year in gaming history.

Ah, the horrid crash that brought forth some of the worst titles yet.

I don't know how anything else can top this one.

The Terrible Industry Crash - VideoGamefan5

2 2014

Just another year of hipsters making Indie games that no one cares about and big corporations spewing out their annual game

This year sucked so bad

There's been worse.

2014 was very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very bad, Although 2017 sucked more!

Strangely, 2017 reminds me so much of 2014, because they’re both terrible.

My appendix bursted out in 2014 as well.

2014 was hell for sure

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3 2003
4 2012

I actually liked (2006-2012), except 2009. Life started to suck in 2013 though

The year when Far Cry 3 and Dishonored was released... Nope. - Aguythatpeopleignores

The year Mass Effect 3 released.

This was the year Call of Duty died. this was the year MLG took over :( - pratham2025

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5 1999 V 1 Comment
6 2013

If you were an Microsoft fan at this point this was probably the worst year for you lol - htoutlaws2012

Year in which Ride to Hell Retribution got released. Being that it on it's own is capable of easily winning 2013 a "worst year in which A game was released" list it should, at the very veeery least, get the second spot.

2013 was the Worst year for me

Thq died this year :(

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7 2006

Sonic, Bomberman, And Crash Bandicoot Got TORTURED! - VideoGamefan5

I can show you reasons why 2006 sucked.
1. Sonic the Hedgehog's 15th anniversary was terrible. There was Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis for the Game Boy Advance & Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) for Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3. Nice job, Sega. You ruined Sonic's franchise by letting him have an unhappy anniversary.
2. Tiger Telematics went defunct.
3. Crash Boom Bang!
4. Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots is released on the Game Boy Advance & it's horrible.

Here's what 2006 a horrible year for the video game industry.
1. Tiger Telematics is defunct.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
3. Crash Boom Bang!
Pretty bad!

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8 2015

I really don't care if there were some decent games that came out in 2015. It is simply the worst year to ever be conceived in many reasons, and it can burn for all I care. - PageEmperor

In 2015 A game called The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt was released. I doubt it. - Aguythatpeopleignores

While the death of Iwata and Konami's suicide is definitely sad, this was the year that brought us The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Rocket League, and much more. If anything, this was a comeback, especially after the pile of crap 2014 was.

At of the three years with the current gen consoles(2013 doesn't count because the PS4 and Xbox one had like 3 games), this one was easily the best. Arkham Knight, MKX, Halo 5, etc. - Therandom

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9 1984 V 1 Comment
10 2017

The Contenders

11 1982 V 1 Comment
12 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

When the hype train went too far and started to crash and burn the whole industry.

13 1995
14 1989

The year that the super creepy NES advert (YOU CANNOT BEAT US! ) came out and scarred many kids watching (I think it came out this year. If not then please correct me if I'm wrong).

The year The Wizard and that those godawful Nintendo cartoons (Mario, Zelda, and Captain N) came out.

15 2007

Uh, this year brought is TF2, arguably the best game to play on Steam to this day...

16 1987
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