Top 10 Worst Years In Gaming History


The Top Ten

1 1983

E.T. almost killed the industry - B1ueNew


The Video Game Crash of 1983 and the birth of Anita Sarkeesian - LeetHaterz

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

2 2014

I was working on making a list of top three games for each year starting with 2000 all the way to 2019. Literally struggled to even come up with games to put in the 2014 list, much less good ones.

At least there is one thing that saves 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Not so good games

Almost no good games this year. The only good games were remasters of games from 2013 and everything that could have been good was pushed to 2015 instead. Sad year for gaming.

3 2003
4 2006

This was a good year for gaming! The ps3 and wii were released and a lot of good games

The year Sonic died - B1ueNew

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

Treyarch's Worst Call of Duty. Call of Duty 3!

5 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

6 1999

This was the release of Superman 64, and it sucks so bad. 1999 was a good year, but it's all Superman 64's fault

7 2012

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

That is irrelevant. This is where we discuss about years in gaming, not years in general. - PageEmperor

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

The year Mass Effect 3 released.

The year of disappointing sequals except Borderlands 2 - htoutlaws2012

8 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.

Almost no good games came out in 2016. Full of games with microtransactions all over the place.

The year Nintendo died, And Overwatch was released - B1ueNew

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

9 2013

Why is this on here? This is one of the best years of gaming. Grand Theft Auto V ), Saints Row 4, Assassins Creed Black Fla - venomouskillingmachine

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

10 1984

This year was just a continuation of the crash of 83.

No games toyear. - computerfan0

The Contenders

11 2019

Rinse, market, sell, repeat. Rinse and repeat the rinse, market, sell and repeat over and over. Best year ever if you like bugs, glitches, broken games and games that don't even work. What a shameful way for companies and corporations to end a decade of gaming.

Stacking up to be one of the worst years ever for gaming.

Lol get a grip oh wait you can't.

This year sucks already! Just 1 more year left till the 2010s is over! I hope the 2020s have a 1980s/1990s comeback

In the year where my all-time favorite video game was released, "Devil May Cry 5", I have to strongly disagree with it even be bad in the slightest. That game was the second coming of Christ. - JogVodka

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12 2017

The only decent years in this decade were probably 2010, 2011, and 2012, but everything else sucks!

This is about gaming not about murders. This is the best yea for gaming, remove it off the list. The Switch came out and had awesome titles like Zelda Breath Of The Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey ad way more. Overall this is the best year of gaming in the past 4 years.

I think this is when Fortnite (the abomination) was made.

13 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

Fortnite and PUBG getting attention. Gamings wrost years. Thanks to gods they are dying. Rise Minecraft lol.

This year was a sad one for the gaming community. especially when bethesda released flopout 69 (fallout 76) - gunzgobang76

Fortnite. Just Fortnite, game what ruined gaming.

Steam especially has the worst games, filled with indie trash. But a lot of big name companies have been squeezing out some real stinkers, too. I'm hoping 2019 will be better.

14 2011

PlayStation 3 was hacked, Get this higher - B1ueNew

PlayStation crash

15 1982

Atari 2600 disappointed us (such as Spider-Man, Pac man...) - KENNYSTEWART

The release of the E.T. game.

16 1995

Virtual Boy, Sega Saturn, Tiger R-Zone, the Nintendo 64 got delayed to 1996.. but the PS1 released. But still by far the worst year for hardware. And 1995 only has like 3 notable games... Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 2 and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

17 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.

18 2007

Spider man (3 and friend or foe) - KENNYSTEWART

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

19 1987

The company known as LJN started to publish games since that year...until 2000 - LeetHaterz

20 2002
21 1992

LJN released Spider-Man: return of the sinister six - KENNYSTEWART

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