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Poll Your Worst Game of 2013 (275 votes)

SimCity (2013) 27%
Ride to Hell: Retribution 20%
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 7%
X Rebirth 5%
Rome: Total War 2 2%
R.I.P.D. The Game 5%
Fighter Within 1%
LocoCycle 6%
Other (what is it?!) 27%

Obviously, there were more dreadful games this year. What's your worst game of 2013? SimCity looks like the winner to me: it destroyed a franchise.

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Divekick

Having two controls seemed like an interesting idea, pity interesting ideas aren't always good ideas. Maybe I disliked the game because I only played single-player. I'm sure the game is very exciting in multiplayer. Also, I assume the graphics and humour are a lot better in multiplayer...

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#2  Edited By MeierTheRed

Alien: Colonial Marines aka Total: Cluster Fuck.

No need to even write about it.

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Knack. I bought it to play with my nephew. Man that game is tedious. I can deal with broken and uninspired; but tedious, boring, and repetitive gameplay is the worst.

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I voted Sim City, but thinking about it... that seems kinda crazy. I dunno, it seems like there's a game in there that's still a lot better than some of the others listed. Games like Survival Instinct, R.I.P.D., or Ride to Hell look terrible in every light.

Also why is Rome 2 there? I know it had some bugs at launch but I hadn't heard of anything so severe. Or at least severe enough to be thrown in with this lot.

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#5  Edited By emfromthesea

Aliens: Colonial Marines. Bad, bad game.

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#6  Edited By abendlaender

Seriously why is Rome 2 on the list?

Also, it's Alien CM. Ride to Hell is probably a worse game, but it also didn't come from a well known and respected developer with a large budget and a huge license attatched to it.

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#7  Edited By SubwayD

For me, the only game that I bought with high expectations and didn't enjoy one bit was Reus.

It was sold to me as 2D populous, instead it was more like a GUI for a spreadsheet. People complain about Godus, but at least that keeps the concept of God Games being free form and creative. Reus, everything was hard numbers. The planets little more than a series of states that had to be tiled out, checked against each other and arranged in the most efficient way possible. Greatly disappointing. More like a puzzle with deities.

I'm just glad I didn't buy any true clangers this year.

And, for what it's worth, I quite enjoyed SimCity. It's not the ultimate city sim, but I rather enjoy the natural flow of how it works. If anything, it felt more like a God Game set in modern day, which is right up my alley, though I can see how it'd piss off the detail orientated crowd who loved 4 so much.

If they make another, I'd love to see them refine and expand on the concepts in this one... but with less Always Online/Facebook-esque nonsense.

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I haven't actually played that many bad games this year. I guess it would be Dead Space 3. It's not offensively bad, but the majority of the game is pretty boring.

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Wizardry Online. I can thoroughly enjoy a game of Wizardry and an MMO set in that universe with similar rules and things sounds awesome. Unfortunately, this game looks and plays like it was made a decade ago.

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#10  Edited By Canteu

Dota 2.

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I didn't play any really bad games so I win, I guess.

@canteu said:

Dota 2.

I like this answer.

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Mario and Luigi Dream Team. Or as I call it: Mari and Luigi: Tutorials. That might be the most boring game I’ve ever played, that or Skyward Sword.

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SimCity shouldn't be on that list. It is disappointing, but by no means is it bad.

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The worst I played was probably Bioshock Infinite, so I am doing ok I guess seeing how that game is not THAT bad.

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The most dissapointing game i've played this year was Crimson Dragon, mainly because Panzer Dragoon Orta was so good. I played through TWD Survival Instinct and thought that was pretty bad but even then I managed to get some enjoyment out of it. I guess XCOM: Declassified?

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#16  Edited By Ramone

The worst game I played this year was probably Remember Me. Just dreadfully dull, which is a shame because it had potential.

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Life.

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Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

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#19  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

Was X Rebirth that bad?

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Aliens: Colonial Marines, easily. What a total shitshow from top to bottom.

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#21  Edited By Humanity

Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

Someone even said Remember Me.. heathens.

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I was utterly disappointed with SimCity but at least found it playable and boring.

X Rebirth is just garbage, 100% let down.

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SimCity is the worst game I played all year. What a piece of shit.

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Alien: Colonial Marines aka Total: Cluster Fuck.

No need to even write about it.

Aliens: Colonial Marines. Bad, bad game.

Aliens: Colonial Marines, easily. What a total shitshow from top to bottom.

Totally forgot about Aliens! My bad!

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Was X Rebirth that bad?

Yes.

That's all i can say about that.

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#27  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

Was X Rebirth that bad?

Yes.

That's all i can say about that.

I actually got it on steam a while ago but I haven't actually played it yet

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is my choice, and it needs to be on this list. Man, what a bummer of a game.

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#29  Edited By RonGalaxy

I don't think I played any games that were completely irredeemable, dog shit this year.. Probably because I gave up preordering games.

In lieu of my worst game, I'll tell you something that really disappointed me this year (games wise): Watchdogs getting delayed. I was fully prepared to plunk 400 dollars plus tax of my own money on a ps4 because of that game. Instead I sat in my room yesterday with 150 dollars in best buy giftcards (given to me) while the ps4 was in stock online; I would occasionally check the website to see if it was still in stock. Once it sold out I felt no regret, and it's because Watchdogs was pushed back (and because there aren't very many games yet).

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Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

Enlighten me, what exactly is there to enjoy about playing just the single-player or Divekick (I'm not going to play the multiplayer)? I played through it, and I enjoyed just one joke - I don't think there's anything else that really struck me as above average.

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NBA Live, Then SimCity and Rome Total War II have been huge disappointments.

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#32  Edited By laserbolts

Killer Instinct. I dont buy fighting games for singleplayer so the fact that the online is so broken makes the game a waste of 20 bucks for me.

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I try not to play a lot of poo-poo video games, but there are two that come to mind for me this year (keep in mind this is just stuff I personally played), one high profile, the other not so much.

The high-profile game would be Dead Space 3, which easily deserves its "Most Disappointing" nod. The second game, which was a freebie via PS+ on the Vita, is Chronovolt. I don't know why I punished myself by finishing it, but imagine if Super Monkey Ball was a garbage video game - and you get Chronovolt.

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I only played Sim City and Rome 2

I had high hopes for both, they both sucked, I think I'm more pissed off with Sim City because Rome 2 can still be patched... Sim City is just fucked because Maxis are fucking idiots when it comes to design these days, or so it would seem. Seriously the creative director should be sacked.

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I guess I'm really careful with my purchases. I don't really have a "worst game" of 2013.

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#36  Edited By WinterSnowblind

Easily SimCity. I bought into the hype and pre-ordered, something I usually never do, just before watching the GB quick look and realising that the game looked like a huge disaster. My fears were confirmed shortly after playing it.

Lesson learned.

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#37  Edited By pr1mus

Dead Space 3 is probably the game i liked the least this year but i wouldn't say i actively hate it. There's some good stuff in there and some bad stuff. The game is just way too stressful not because it's scary but because it's so loud and screaming at you constantly with wave after wave of enemies that are way faster and more aggressive than in the first two and those games weren't exactly relaxing. It's just too much.

Flying in space is cool though.

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The worst game I played this year is probably Agarest: Generations of War and I quite like it. I haven't gone back to it since I broke the frame rate and everything runs at double speed.

Worst game I played that came out this year, though, is probably The Cave. If not at least the most disappointing game for me. Again, though, I enjoyed a fair amount of it. I don't think I actually played bad games that were released this year.

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Takedown cause it was fucking broken as shit.

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@demoskinos said:

Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

Enlighten me, what exactly is there to enjoy about playing just the single-player or Divekick (I'm not going to play the multiplayer)? I played through it, and I enjoyed just one joke - I don't think there's anything else that really struck me as above average.

The multiplayer is where its at man. That is really the entire point of that game existing. The game will never click for you unless you play it with other people. Especially locally. Its the perfect game to play with friends locally and talk shit to each other. And its simple so you don't really need to explain much to them.

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#41  Edited By BaneFireLord

Of the few games that came out in 2013 that I actually played and finished, I'd probably say GTAV. It's not a bad game, not by a long shot (I'd even say that it's a great game), but it was just disappointing enough to be my "worst" game of the year when stacked up against Bioshock, SRIV and The Stanley Parable (the only other 2013 games I actually wound up finishing).

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Hard for me to answer since I mostly play games through PS+ and really try to avoid the bad stuff, but...

I suppose NCAA 14. Last year I bought my first NCAA in a few years (after being a well-documented addict of EA football during the PS2 era), NCAA 13, and got kind of hooked on it, completing five seasons in just a few months. But something about NCAA 14 just felt off, or maybe I'd gotten over the novelty of finally owning a football game again. I played it for a week or two and then deleted it, ashamed of myself for impulsively buying it for $60 just because it'd have Madden's tackling system.

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Of the games I actually played, it's definitely Sim City.

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One Piece Romance Dawn. What a piece of poop. Worst One Piece game I've played to date, which is saying a lot.

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@demoskinos said:

Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

Enlighten me, what exactly is there to enjoy about playing just the single-player or Divekick (I'm not going to play the multiplayer)? I played through it, and I enjoyed just one joke - I don't think there's anything else that really struck me as above average.

You are totally missing the point. Why not play MP? You are comparing uncooked chicken to a sunday roast.

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#46  Edited By BeachThunder

@demoskinos said:

@beachthunder said:

@demoskinos said:

Some really crazy answers in this thread. Like,Divekick and Bioshock? Really? =/

Enlighten me, what exactly is there to enjoy about playing just the single-player or Divekick (I'm not going to play the multiplayer)? I played through it, and I enjoyed just one joke - I don't think there's anything else that really struck me as above average.

The multiplayer is where its at man. That is really the entire point of that game existing. The game will never click for you unless you play it with other people. Especially locally. Its the perfect game to play with friends locally and talk shit to each other. And its simple so you don't really need to explain much to them.

Well, see this is what I'm saying, I'm not going to play it with other people. That's just how it is. So in terms of just playing it singleplayer, it didn't seem particularly good...

I do disagree that it's simple though, the minimal controls actually make it more convoluted; it's shoehorning many actions into just two buttons. I feel that it's many times easier to explain that each action is a button, rather than trying to explain that every single thing boils down to the specific way you press two buttons (even the menus...ugh).

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@canteu said:

Dota 2.

Your hateboner for that game is just sad at this point.

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#48  Edited By Musubi

@beachthunder: Well you're free to have your opinion about it but also realize your not participating in the part of the game that everyone who is excited about the game is playing. I don't see how the controls are more complex either. You got Dive, Kick and press both buttons for your special which changes if your in the air or on the ground.

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#49  Edited By Tom_omb

I didn't think I played any terrible games this year. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team and Retro City Rampage are examples of games that didn't hook me as much as I would have liked. I still want to return to Mario and Luigi.

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@mariachimacabre: My What?

I was asked a question. I answered it with the worst game I've played this year.

Hows about that?