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.


V 3 Comments
2 2014

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.

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

Best games of the year were remasters from 2013, should tell you something

Literally like one or two notable games that released that year. - Frodomar49

V 8 Comments
3 2003
4 2006

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

The year Sonic died - B1ueNew

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

What are you talking about? This was a great year for video games!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Wii Sports
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Kingdom Hearts 2 - JMaster90x

V 3 Comments
5 2015

My Opinions About Those 12 Years:

2006: Amazing (8/10)
2007: Awesome (Best year of my life) (10/10)
2008: Pretty mediocre year, but not as bad as 2009, the only really bad thing about 2008 was diabetes (5/10)
2009: Sucks, Because of bad stuff happening like the death of Michael Jackson, Nickelodeon got rid of their orange slime logo, I had a very mean teacher and so much more! (3/10)
2010: Pretty bad at first, but it improved later on. (4/10)
2011: Good (7/10)
2012: Average. (6/10)
2013: Bad. (2/10)
2014: Really bad! (1/10)
2015: Things got 10 times worse! (0.25/10)
2016: Things got 20 times worse (0.20/10)
2017: WORST YEAR EVER! There is absolutely nothing good that came out of this year, and Paramount's movies of this year were disturbingly awful! The only thing I miss about 2017 is me being with the bigger guys and my new cousin was born! (0.3/10)
2018: (so far) Not a great year, but it's definelty an improvement over 2017, which means ...more

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

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.

V 4 Comments
6 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.

The year Nintendo died, And Overwatch was released - B1ueNew

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.

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

V 2 Comments
8 1999
9 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 :(

V 2 Comments
10 2017

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.

The Contenders

11 1984

No games toyear. - computerfan0

12 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.

This year sucks already! WOW! Just 2 more years left until the 2010s is over! I hope the 2020s have a 1980s/1990s comeback.

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.

I stopped buying new music this year, because a lot of the 2018 songs suck!

I don’t think this year sucked. We had red dead 2, god of war, monster hunter world, smash ultimate, Assassins creed was good this year with odyssey, Celeste, a good Mario party, spider man ps4, and beat saber. The indie scene was also good this year with things like dead cells, war frame got better, so did no mans sky. The only thing that really disappointed me was Xbox this year. Also I’m not personally a fan of fortnite, but there will always be that one game that is super popular at the time, and that doesn’t ruin a year. Because you don’t have to play it or pay attention to it if you don’t like it. This year had a lot to keep you busy.

V 3 Comments
13 1982

The release of the E.T. game.

14 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.

15 2011

PlayStation 3 was hacked, Get this higher - B1ueNew

PlayStation crash

16 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.

17 1987

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

18 2007

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

19 2002
20 2019

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

BAdd New Item