Top 10 Worst Years In Gaming History

The Top Ten
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 Video Game Crash of 1983 and the birth of Anita Sarkeesian

2 2014

Well, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, plus Smash 4 came out that year, so I shouldn't be surprised. Those were great titles in a mediocre year.

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.

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.

2014 was just a year of disappointing releases back to back. Games that were hoped to be masterpieces ended being mediocre. Just an entire year of disappointment.

3 2003
4 2006

Sonic got butchered to death with Sonic 06. The good games were Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and Zelda: Twilight Princess.

The year Sonic died

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

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!

5 2015

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.

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

I wish 2015 came before 2017, because 2016 was the year that I lost interest into logos. :'(

Also, Don't come to me saying "People lose interests every year" because I already know that by now.

The death of a gaming legend, Satoru Iwata.

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

The year of disappointing sequals except Borderlands 2

The year Mass Effect 3 released.

The day ps2 died in Japan

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

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.

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

The year Nintendo died, And Overwatch was released

9 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.

Only good game was rdr2, division 2 was alright, Fallout 76 killed everyone, If you were playing games in 2019, it was probably older games smh.

Jesus christ, not a single good game that interested me that had a score higher than 85 came out! What

Only unfinished were published this year. Only death stranding can save us in my opinion.

10 2013

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.

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

The day ps2 died

Thq died this year :(

The Contenders
11 2017

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

The year PINK GOLD PEACH was made

12 1984

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

No games toyear.

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.

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.

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

Fortnite. Just Fortnite, game what ruined gaming.

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

14 2011

PlayStation 3 was hacked, Get this higher

PlayStation crash

15 1982

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

The release of the E.T. game.

16 1995

I thought that said "1985" and I was like WHAT? that year saved video games. But 10 years after, 1995 was a lukewarm year. Grossout ad for Yoshi's Island, Virtual Boy, Atari burning itself down and the N64 being delayed.
Yeah... next year did make up for it.

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)

19 1987

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

20 2020 2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s.

The year the last of us 2 won the most undeserving game of the year award

At least Crash Bandicoot 4 (the real one, not Wrath Of Cortex or Twinsanity) was released during this year

21 2002
22 1992

LJN released Spider-Man: return of the sinister six

23 2000
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