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#1  Edited By Deadmeat

So any bad games you just happen to love? I'm currently replaying Alpha Protocol, yah I thought WTF I didn't even pick up Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Gears 3, etc yet... but with all the bugs and flaws the story and setting just hit me where I want. (PLEASE BIOWARE, make a modern RPG with a spy setting!)

So what bad games do you love and hide in secret so other games won't laugh at you?

Note: I mean truly buggy, bad design, etc games... Saying Mass Effect 2, Modern Warefare, Zelda, Battlefield, Uncharted, etc are "bad" games because you don't like them doesn't make sense, big difference.

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#2  Edited By DeeGee

Well since you said Alpha Protocol, I'll go ahead and say I loved that game.

(Don't think it's bad though. It has its flaws, but it was still a good game.)

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#3  Edited By GrandMarshal

X-Blades

Lost Planet 2

50 Cent Blood in The Sand

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#4  Edited By heromuseum

Animal Crossing, it's simplistic, the graphics haven't changed much in generations, it's repetitive, it looks like it was made for little kids, but I end up buying every one and putting in ridiculous amounts of time fishing and drinking coffee.

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#5  Edited By billyhoush

The Incredible Crash Test Dummies for original Gameboy.

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#6  Edited By WinterSnowblind

Two Worlds had a lot of horrible points.. but if you were willing to look past them, it was a pretty interesting game with a lot of depth.

It was no competition for the Elder Scrolls, but if you're interested in those games, it's worth a look.

@HeroMuseum said:

Animal Crossing, it's simplistic, the graphics haven't changed much in generations, it's repetitive, it looks like it was made for little kids, but I end up buying every one and putting in ridiculous amounts of time fishing and drinking coffee.

Nothing about Animal Crossing is bad!

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Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (though I don't like the sequel, Red River)

Rogue Warrior (love is perhaps a too strong word, but I really like that game for it's extreme sillyness.

Jurassic: The Hunted (Three words: WHAT. THE. FOXTROT.)

Darkest of Days (While not a great game, I really liked it.)

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#8  Edited By nail1080

Alpha Protocol is not a bad game, infact most people with any kind of taste for games will tell you it's amazing.

Deadly Premonition springs to mind for me

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#9  Edited By JTB123

Bloody Roar, man that game is great fun.

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#10  Edited By ADAMWD

I thought Alpha Protocol was great, people didn't give it a fair chance.

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#11  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

That Turok game that came out a few years ago. The shooting in that game was actually very satisfying.

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#12  Edited By SpecDotSign

For some reason many reviewers didn't like my 2010 game of the year, but I love it so much: Nier.

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#13  Edited By dungbootle

Deadly Premonition

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#14  Edited By lobsticle

anything SaGa

drakengard/nier series

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#15  Edited By A_Cute_Squirtle

KOTOR II is my favorite game of all time. 'Nuff said.

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#16  Edited By Lind_L_Taylor
@dungbootle said:

Deadly Premonition

Just fired this one up couple days ago.  I'd like to
finish it & perhaps get all its achievements.
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#17  Edited By rubberluffy
@SpecDotSign said:

For some reason many reviewers didn't like my 2010 game of the year, but I love it so much: Nier.

Fuck 'em, Nier is an amazing game.
 
I guess for me, maybe The Bouncer.  First thing that popped into my head.  Can't think of anything else at the moment.
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#18  Edited By plaintomato

Test Drive Unlimited happens to be in my top 5 favorite games of all time - I wouldn't say it was a AAA title at all, but soooo much fun. I liked TDU2 too, but while they added a lot of features that would have made TDU1 a AAA title, they also really effed up a lot and managed to make it feel inferior to TDU1. Mostly the really effed over the race layout, variety and packaged into a stupid scene, really screwed over the car selection, and just managed to make a big game feel small; I hate Atari for their failure to capitalize on this franchise.

Also, Earth Defense Force 2017. I'd say that's the worst game I happen to love. On second though, maybe Postal 2 takes the cake of worst game with the most love, for me.

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#19  Edited By Sooty

Gameplay wise Deadly Premonition and Alpha Protocol are both pretty bad, so I think I'm fair when I say they are bad games.

Doesn't mean they are bad experiences!

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#20  Edited By raptorsrevenge

Shadows of the Empire for N64. Not a terrible game, but not great either. I have wonderful memories of that game.

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#22  Edited By FancySoapsMan

Flower, Sun, and Rain

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#23  Edited By SlashDance

Tenchu Z.

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#24  Edited By BoOzak

Errm.. Duke Nukem Forever? I think "love" is going abit far but I enjoyed it more than BF3 & MW3 combined, so maby i'm a horrible human being I dunno.. *shrug*

Also Alpha protocol and Nier were not bad games, they just didnt get great reviews. But even the critics gave credit where it was due, they were just dissapointed that a few minor problems prevented them from being as good as they could have been. Honestly I think most games are overated and we should be seing more 6s & 7s. It's rare to see a big budget game get anything below an 8 these days.

Anyway here are a list of games that fell below the 8 margin that i'd recommend:

Risen, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Fear 2,(PC versions if you can <<) Yakuza series(all of them were pretty poorly received in the west) and the Gothic games are alright alternative RPGs, once you iron out the bugs and install a few mods.

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#25  Edited By PeasantAbuse

@raptorsrevenge said:

Shadows of the Empire for N64. Not a terrible game, but not great either. I have wonderful memories of that game.

I loved this game. The sewer level used to scare me to death, as did the yeti things.

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@A_Cute_Squirtle said:

KOTOR II is my favorite game of all time. 'Nuff said.

Ditto.

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#27  Edited By GTCknight

Since someone already said KOTOR ll, I'll just go with my first choice for this Advent Rising.

Are happy right now, internet?

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#28  Edited By JoeyRavn

@BoOzak said:

Errm.. Duke Nukem Forever? I think "love" is going abit far but I enjoyed it more than BF3 & MW3 combined, so maby i'm a horrible human being I dunno.. *shrug*

This. Thank God I'm not alone in this one. I really liked MW3, though. Can't stand BF3.

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#29  Edited By zityz

@JoeyRavn said:

@BoOzak said:

Errm.. Duke Nukem Forever? I think "love" is going abit far but I enjoyed it more than BF3 & MW3 combined, so maby i'm a horrible human being I dunno.. *shrug*

This. Thank God I'm not alone in this one. I really liked MW3, though. Can't stand BF3.

I enjoyed DNF myself ( played the PC version) despite what people said. It was a good throwback to how shooters kinda were as how they are now. I dunno gave me that doom/dn3d/quake feel again. Really enjoyed it.

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#30  Edited By fisk0  Moderator

7th Legion. It's an traditional late 90's RTS, but pretty much broken due to it's rather odd pathfinding and really poor controls (the mouse isn't very responsive, and the area of the screen you actually can interact with is smaller than the rendered area, which is just strange and prohibits you from selecting units at the corners of the screen etc. - also, you have to draw the selection boxes from the top left corner, otherwise it doesn't select any units). It's soundtrack by Blair Zuppicich is fucking amazing though, it's also got rather beautiful bright and colorful graphics (except that the perspective seems slightly off on some units), contrasting wonderfully with the post-apocalyptic setting and Warhammer 40K rip-off unit designs, and some for it's time really good looking CGI rendered cutscenes. Oddly enough, it's story is almost exactly the same as in Killzone, even down to the intro movie, which just like Killzone features the speech by the Helghast Chosen leader, complete with the Nazi style imagery (and the exact same circular logo as the Helghast use in Killzone in place of the Swastika). It's an objectively mediocre game, but I just can't help loving it and listening to it's soundtrack despite the control issues making it impossible for me to even play the campaign. Here's the intro video:

And here's some of the amazing music:

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#31  Edited By fisk0  Moderator

@CandiBunni said:

HAZE

Yea, I said it.

I'd agree, some of the missions were fucking terrible, but over all I really liked the tone they were going for. I have no desire to ever play the campaign again, but some aspects of it were fantastic, and the multiplayer mode is pretty decent, with quite a few people still playing.

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#32  Edited By DarthOrange

Iron Man. Way more mindless fun then people gave it credit.

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#33  Edited By Rudyftw

Road Rash (PS2)

COD: All of Them (PS3)

SHARKTALE (Gamecube)

Def Jam Vendetta: Fight For New York (Gamecube)

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe (PS3)

Smackdown VS Raw 2011 feat. ECW (PS3)

Dead or Alive 4 (Xbox 360)

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#34  Edited By buzz_killington

Deadly Preminition. Also, no one better say 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. That game can't, by any stretch of imagination, be called a 'bad' game. It's actually more fun and competent than most shooters.

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#35  Edited By IkariNoTekken

@Rudyftw said:

Def Jam Vendetta: Fight For New York (Gamecube)

Must have misread the question; Vendetta and FFNY are great.

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#36  Edited By TheKruseMissile

I liked the first DOA Volleyball game. There, I said it.

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#37  Edited By lockwoodx

I'd say Duke Nukem Forever but it wasn't bad, just a bunch of journalists were covering their asses shamelessly.

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#38  Edited By Alexandruxx

God Hand was awesome.

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#39  Edited By jonano

Bugs bunny lost in time PSX ,

Blasto PSX

Rosco McQueen Firefighter Extreme PSX

WCW backstage mayham PSX

Batman Forever PSX

I had a lot of bad PLaystaion 1 games that i loved

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#40  Edited By BulletproofMonk

If I like a game, that means it's not a bad game.

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#41  Edited By FireBurger

@A_Cute_Squirtle said:

KOTOR II is my favorite game of all time. 'Nuff said.

KOTOR II just gets shit on because it's the "cool, hardcore gamer" thing to do. I played it before I even really followed games, didn't know Obsidian made it, and I enjoyed the hell out if it. It was not a bad game by any means.

Also, just in general, Obsidian makes awesome games. New Vegas is right behind Oblivion as my favorite RPG, and it was way better than Fallout 3.

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#42  Edited By beargirl1
@Rudyftw: DOA4 isn't bad! :( *sob*  
  
if i like a game, i won't really consider it bad. with that said, however.. games i like that would be considered bad would probably be DRIV3R and Earth Defense Force 2017.
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Rumble Roses (PS2). Best wrestling game I have played.

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#44  Edited By MikeGosot
@charlie_victor_bravo said:

Rumble Roses (PS2). Best wrestling game I have played.

Oh man, it was awesome. I liked that way more than i should have. 
  
Also, i loved Splatterhouse and DNF. I don't think they are BAD games, but the critics hated them, so yeah, i'm going with these.
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#46  Edited By falserelic

silent hill: homecoming.

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#47  Edited By dabe

@FireBurger: I thoroughly enjoy the first 30/40 hours of KoTOR II. The contrasting exploration of what the force & it's civil implications are is superb and something Bioware (or any other SW based product until then) didn't touch.

However, it's not only cool but correct to dislike or criticize the shit-fest ending of that game. When producers force the hand of a developer, that's what happens...

Anyways, as for the topic, I like many cult/under-the-radar/disliked games. Rise of The Argonauts was secretly great, in a similar way to Jade Empire or other Bioware style, dialogue heavy WRPG's.

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#48  Edited By Black_Rose

While not exactly bad, a lot of people hate Twilight Princess and it is my favorite game of all time, so there's that.

Also, Star Fox Assault is the best in the series, fuck you if you think otherwise.

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#50  Edited By SamSharp505

MW2, MW3...