The entire gaming industry is now in danger of going down the drain. We’re seeing games that feel floaty like they’re floating, and games that feel like they’re going to fall apart at any moment. It’s a worrying scenario because game releases have been such a crucial part of our culture for so many years now. They’re one of our most reliable sources of revenue, and every single one of these releases sends a chill down our spine. From the launch of the system itself to the final moments of the gameplay to the final moments of the end of the game, there is no end to the list of “worst” game releases. It’s no wonder that so many developers have become so anxious to get their hands on new games. For this list, we’ve pored over reviews, interviews, game booths, and even done an initial investigation into the origins of this list. We’ve analyzed and analyzed and analyzed, trying to determine if there’s any truth to the “worst” claim. So, without further ado, the Top Ten Worst Game Releases in Recent Memory.
Below is a list of the 10 worst game releases in recent memory.
This is definitely one of the more recent games on this list, but its origins lie in one of the most iconic video game sets of all time. The “science-fiction” video game concerns a future where the number of species in the ecosystems has plummeted, and where only humans and animals are left. You play as a bounty hunter whose job it is to save as many species as possible from extinction. Unfortunately, the lead story in the game is so bad it’s almost unreadable. While I appreciate the attempt to make the games more accessible, and the fact that the lead character is an anthropomorphized bear, this game’s writing leaves a lot to be desired. The only redeeming quality of this game is a few charming side activities.
Final Fantasy XV: Remaster
This game has its origins in the Final Fantasy series, though its reception after its initial release was much less favorable. The original game in honour of Final Fantasy XV was a critical and commercial failure, and the later remastering efforts that followed made it as album-worthy as anything on the soundtrack. The original version was critically panned, and its remastering efforts were generally panned, too. The latest Final Fantasy X Remaster promises to be an even more polarizing experience, as the original version was critically panned and its remastering has been lambasted. The latest version even features a brand new battle system, which means you could potentially get PS4 Pro support, as well as a host of other features and improvements.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
This was one of the first Final Fantasy games to hit the PlayStation 4, and it’s still one of the most popular. The original Final Fantasy Type-0 was released in 1999, and it’s one of the most iconic video games of all time. You play as Rem, a young artificial intelligence soldier who becomes the first human to go onto the battlefield. The experience is almost identical to the original, save for a few technical issues that prevented the Remportability Mode from becoming a full-blown feature. The Last of Us Part II also uses a similar battle system, and this game contains a few new features. It’s likely that the game will see a sequel in the future, as its similarities to the original are almost Scholars of the UNIVERSE.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
This is another one of those games that you either love or hate. You either love it or you don’t, and that’s because the Elder Scrolls series has always been one of the most popular games of all time. The first Elder Scrolls game, Daggerfall, was released in AD 925, and it’s the most-played game in history. The second game in the series, Morrowind, is one of the most-played games in the world, and it’s also one of the most remembered. The third game in the series, Skyrim, follows the same storyline as the other two, but it’s much more an immersive experience thanks to its fantasy setting and pumping new music. The game also features a hugely popular questline, with many fans waiting for the next installment to be released.
Final Fantasy Type-0, Part I
This is another Final Fantasy game that’s the main appeal is its history. The first Final Fantasy game follow-on, Final Fantasy Type-0, is set in the era of the MASNorg, which means there are major differences between this and the first game. The first Final Fantasy was a critical and commercial disaster, while the Remaster found its way into the crosshairs after its release, thanks to its similarities to the original Final Fantasy. This is a great game for fans of the series, but its glaring errors are a lot more intriguing. The first Final Fantasy was critically panned, and its remastering has been lambasted. The latest Final Fantasy Type-0 has some of the same shortcomings as the other games in the series, but it’s still a great entry in the series and a great way to start your gaming experience.
Dead by Daylight
This is a dark, psychological thriller set in the comments section of a school. You play as an intern who is accidentally shot by her ex-boyfriend, and her job is to try and survive in the Comments section of the school bathroom. The game’s central theme is survival of the fittest, and the developers have chosen to make this game about the fittest surviving. This is an exact replica of BioShock, and it’s one of the most popular games of all time. While the main character is actually a girl, the entire school is made up of boys, and the only way she’s going to survive is if she can find some of them. This game has it all: gorgeous visuals, music, actors who can talk, and a plot that’s both heart-wrenching and Arcade-focused. If you’re looking for a dark and compelling psychological thriller, then Dead by Daylight is for you.
Metal Gear Survive
If you love air-hopeless, air-deprived, and unending hunger, Metal Gear Survive is for you. If you don’t, then Metal Gear is one of the most enduring video game franchises of all time, with more than 50 million games sold worldwide. Metal Gear has always been a very personal video game to me, so to see it receive the release of this list is incredibly touching. It’s also incredibly brilliant, as the series has always dealt with human emotions adeptly and effectively, not just science-fiction cliches. The Last of Us Part II is not a Metal Gear game, per se, but an adaptation of one of its most iconic games, and a more personal and accessible take on the franchise.
WWE has done it again. This is a catch-all, episodic game that doesn’t focus on one set of themes or iconic moments, but instead has everything from the network-TV segment (“Is that you, WWE?”) to the closing credits (“The Final Fight”) randomly pop up in the game. If you’re looking for something different, or you just don’t have the patience for the long games, WWE 2K20 will give you everything you need to play for Free.
Mighty No. 9
The original Mighty No. 9, released in 1984, is still one of the most popular action-adventure games of all time. Its story is one of the most iconic in video games, and its setting is simply fantastic. The world is full of mythological creatures, fantastical lands, and interesting backstories that fans have been following ever since. What makes Mighty No. 9 so great is its sense of humor, its wonderful world, and its clean, simple interface. The series is still going strong today, though there have been some unfortunate snubs and mentions of its legacy in the past few years.
Hate the Elder Scrolls franchise? Anthem is your friend. The Big Bad Universe? Your enemy. Travel the world in this action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic future? You’ve found the right one. Yes, yes, we get it. This is the game where you play as an elderly AI character who wakes up in a field in a new land, with a brand-new set of adventures. The game absolutely fails at being a traditional “ tomatoey adventure,” as the promotional title cheekily puts it, with you and your AI companion wandering around in the open, and exploring new areas at your own pace. Yes, there is an “action” section in the middle of the game, but it’s nowhere near as intensive as your traditional adventure-in-the-realm-of- barrons.
This is a list of the ten worst games released in recent memory. The ten games on this list are all unique, different, and epic in their own ways. However, the most crucial factor for any game to be successful is the community that has developed around it. If nobody knows about it, it’s definitely not a successful release. If there is no audience for the game, or if people are looking for something different, it will fail.