I need help! I have an addiction to horrible games!

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#1 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

So...over the past week I've been going to local Gamestops and INTENTIONALLY buying the worst cheapest games they have for sale. I've only been buying 360 games, and my spending limit is $5 per game, cause even though I know I'm buying crap, I'm not gonna buy expensive crap, even I have limits. Why am I doing this? I have no idea, other than the fact that I find it hilarious to see if I can get the worst game collection out there. Over the past week, I've bought 21 360 games, and a couple of actual good games snuck in there as well.

Alone in the Dark

Amped 3

Beowulf: the Game

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Conan

Crackdown

Dark Sector

Don King Prizefighter

Indianapolis 500 Evolution

Jumper: Griffin's Story

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

Project Sylpheed

Pure

Quantum of Solace

Sega Superstars Tennis

Space Chimps

Stranglehold

The Outfit

Too Human

Two Worlds

Vampire Rain

Any other suggestions for awful games I should look into? And does ANYBODY else intentionally buy bad games?

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#2 Edited by winsord (1611 posts) -

I feel like there are too many games on your list that are actually somewhat-to-pretty fun (Amped 3, Crackdown, Dark Sector, Pure, Quantum of Solace, Sega Superstars Tennis, Stranglehold and Too Human) . If you can find a copy of Pimp My Ride (which I happen to own, woo), then definitely get that. It's pretty rare, though, so you might have a hard time finding it.

Other games to consider:

I might buy a bad game on occasion, but it really depends on what kind of bad it is.

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#3 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

Yeah, I fully admit there's some good games in there. Not sure if I'm willing to cosign on Dark Sector or Too Human yet, but I'll agree with the rest of those. I've yet to play all of the games that I've bought, but so far Beowulf is clearly the worst of the bunch, worse than Vampire Rain.

Pimp My Ride was over the $5 limit, Sonic 06 was something RIDICULOUS like $15, which is a shame cause I really wanted that one, and the closest LSL is over 50 miles away. I'll have to look into bomberman and Hour of Victory though.

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#4 Posted by ShaggE (8650 posts) -

I've considered using GameFly to rent the biggest piles of shit available. Like, the shovelware titles that nobody's even heard of. I totally understand that fascination.

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#5 Edited by Justin258 (14848 posts) -

Homefront? Superman 64? Duke Nukem Forever? Bodycount? Ocarina of Time? Big Rigs Over The Road Racing?

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#6 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@believer258: i actually enjoyed body count as an 5 hours and get 950 gamer score game

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#7 Edited by Barrabas (512 posts) -

Bah, Pure is a great game. If you want a real bad ATV game try one of the last two MX vs ATV games.

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#8 Posted by Justin258 (14848 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@believer258: i actually enjoyed body count as an 5 hours and get 950 gamer score game

I understand subjective opinion and all that but this is something that I cannot fathom. I only played the demo, but every last thing about it was really, really bad. Not just in the "I don't like the story or graphics" bad, I mean the "controls suck, levels are just arenas, enemies are stupid, graphics are glitchy, objectives are stupid" kind of suck.

But to each his own, I guess. What redeeming factors did you find in this game?

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#9 Edited by medacris (738 posts) -

I admit I've been tempted to play Duke Nukem Forever mostly because I was too young to play the series when it was originally popular, and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

I wish someone would pull a Black Mesa on a game like Daikatana. Instead of updating a good game like Half-Life, make a fan remake of an awful game instead so that it's no longer awful, sew the plot holes, fix the combat, restore it to what it should have been. I don't know if someone would be able to rope a team into fixing something deeply flawed into a labor of love like that on a game (or comic book, or novel, or even a movie) that wasn't originally good, but I can dream.

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#10 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

Deadly Premonition, Lost via domus, the csi games, Mirrors Edge and Alpha Protocol. They're shit and pretty cheap.

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#11 Posted by Demoskinos (17367 posts) -

@fazzle: My vote is Bulletwitch. Its a game that a bunch of the concepts in the game are actually REALLY cool but the right budget and development team just wasn't behind it. Its fun enough if you can actually find a copy as its actually pretty hard to find now days.

@medacris: Dude, if your interested in Duke go play Duke 3D on XBLA its a fine enough port and its a way better game than DNF and it is also a much better representation of the time period of shooters back then as well as the current pop culture of the times.

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#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Homefront? Superman 64? Duke Nukem Forever? Bodycount? Ocarina of Time? Big Rigs Over The Road Racing?

Come on, now. Duke Nukem Forever wasn't that bad.

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#13 Posted by Demoskinos (17367 posts) -
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#14 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

Crackdown is actually a really good game.

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#15 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@believer258: i mean sure it was generic but i enjoyed it for 5 hours i played of it

i thought some of the environments looked pretty and it never let up on the action

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#16 Posted by shootermcclay (229 posts) -

Any Halo game after Combat Evolved. Any Gears of War. They are atrocious.

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#17 Posted by Robot_Sneakers (419 posts) -

Tenchu Z, its a not the best game but its fun in that way and I enjoyed Crackdown a lot, not sure it's that bad of a game. Though maybe it aged poorly.

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#18 Posted by cannonballBAM (733 posts) -

@laserbolts: back the fuck up. did you just say deadly premonition is a bad game?

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#19 Posted by chrissedoff (2387 posts) -

@cannonballBAM: Pretending Deadly Premonition was a genuinely good game is so 2010.

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#20 Posted by cannonballBAM (733 posts) -

@chrissedoff: so is your mom.

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#21 Posted by Nightriff (7178 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Homefront? Superman 64? Duke Nukem Forever? Bodycount? Ocarina of Time? Big Rigs Over The Road Racing?

OoT? Really? Or you just thought you would try and sneak that in there?

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#22 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1710 posts) -

I didn't see Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors in there. You'll be fine. This is coming from someone who used to frequently play any and every Warriors game that came out.

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#23 Posted by Inquisitor_Sif (64 posts) -

If you're looking for a real horrible game then try "Big Rig: over the Road Racing".

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#24 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

Crackdown should not be on this list. 
 
And it's not $5 but try Jimmy Johnson's Anything With an Engine.

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#25 Posted by Animasta (14907 posts) -

@cannonballBAM: come on. DP is worth playing but it's also horrible to play.

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#26 Posted by Justin258 (14848 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@believer258 said:

Homefront? Superman 64? Duke Nukem Forever? Bodycount? Ocarina of Time? Big Rigs Over The Road Racing?

OoT? Really? Or you just thought you would try and sneak that in there?

Relax, it was only a joke. The rest of those are not good games. It's probably also worth mentioning that I don't particularly like any of the Zelda games but I'd hardly say they're bad. It's just that using that particular game to mess with people is easy.

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#27 Posted by brundlefly (76 posts) -

Conan, Crackdown and Pure I enjoyed. Conan is actually a pretty serviceable God of War clone.

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#28 Posted by theodacourt (592 posts) -

you need to get prey.

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#29 Posted by UitDeToekomst (799 posts) -
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#30 Edited by Superfriend (1728 posts) -

Ah, the internet. Whenever somebody makes a bad-game thread somewhere- it is BOUND to attract some wannabe troll going "oooh why don´t you buy sum of dem halo gamezzz or the - insert popular series here - game. That one´s sooo baaaaaad"

stupid, stupid people. Anyway, I think half the games you listed are nowhere near as bad as some of the crap that´s available. Go get Hour of Victory if you´re looking for crap. Or that steampunk western game that was half finished and released. What was that one called again?!

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#31 Posted by aldo_q (152 posts) -

The two 50 cent games are probably pretty bad, Wet, that Golden Axe beast rider game and all the Burger King games come to mind.

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#32 Edited by MikeinSC (1079 posts) -

@fazzle said:

So...over the past week I've been going to local Gamestops and INTENTIONALLY buying the worst cheapest games they have for sale. I've only been buying 360 games, and my spending limit is $5 per game, cause even though I know I'm buying crap, I'm not gonna buy expensive crap, even I have limits. Why am I doing this? I have no idea, other than the fact that I find it hilarious to see if I can get the worst game collection out there. Over the past week, I've bought 21 360 games, and a couple of actual good games snuck in there as well.

Alone in the Dark

Amped 3

Beowulf: the Game

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Conan

Crackdown

Dark Sector

Don King Prizefighter

Indianapolis 500 Evolution

Jumper: Griffin's Story

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

Project Sylpheed

Pure

Quantum of Solace

Sega Superstars Tennis

Space Chimps

Stranglehold

The Outfit

Too Human

Two Worlds

Vampire Rain

Any other suggestions for awful games I should look into? And does ANYBODY else intentionally buy bad games?

In what world are Sega Superstars Tennis, Conan, Crackdown, Amped 3, or Stranglehold called "horrible"?

However, if you want bad, I'm sure Superman Returns is readily available. Ditto Spider-Man 3.

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#33 Posted by jeconner (80 posts) -

You should be able to find Quake 4 and Prey for super cheap. Hell, gamestop.com says Gears of War 2 is $4.99 used.

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#34 Posted by mpgeist (664 posts) -

Golden Axe: Beast Rider...which I enjoy, but recognize as crap.

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#35 Posted by grimmspectre18 (79 posts) -

I fall in and out of this. It's comforting not having to deal with the possibility of disappointment. May I recommend Superman Returns? It's pretty good-bad but do yourself a favor and use cheats. Which DO NOT disable achievements!

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#36 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (931 posts) -

@fazzle: I really hope amped 3 and crackdown are the good game you thought snuck in

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#37 Edited by fazzle (350 posts) -

@BlatantNinja23: Now that I've had time to play (most) of them, Amped 3 and Crackdown are definitely the best of the bunch, and while I know that Pure is a technically good game, it's just not for me. But the biggest surprise so far has been how not-completely-shitty Quantum of Solace is.

Edit: Also I see a bunch of other people seem to like Stranglehold, but after 2 levels of that game, I never want to touch it again. I grew tired of it's one and only mechanic less than halfway through the first level. Does anything happen in this game to shake it up at all?

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#38 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

Alpha Protocol. BOOM!

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#39 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

I actually really enjoyed Alpha Protocol....until I got to some escort mission where the guy I was escorting would constantly run right into 5 guys shooting at him and die instantly. After about 5 times straight of that happening I never even looked at that game on my Steam list again.

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#40 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

@fazzle said:

I actually really enjoyed Alpha Protocol....until I got to some escort mission where the guy I was escorting would constantly run right into 5 guys shooting at him and die instantly. After about 5 times straight of that happening I never even looked at that game on my Steam list again.

I beat it because I wasn't gonna let it beat me and I regret almost every second of it.

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#41 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

Crackdown is supposed to be pretty good, but a lot of the early reviews on the recent consoles were a lot more positive overall in the first couple years.

For X360, I want to say Turok is a prime really bad game. (if it were re-scored now it would probably get 2s). There are also some very long and unpleasant JRPGs that could help your collection (eternal sonata?). A few kinect games will probably be available at that price point soon too. Steel Battalion is probably essential.

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#42 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos: I have no problem stopping when I'm not having fun anymore. I've already wasted my money, why waste my time as well?

(especially easy when it was like a $3 steam sale game)

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#43 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

@Zekhariah: I'm not THAT committed to bad gaming that I'd buy, touch or even look at a Kinect. I mean, I've gotta have have some kind of standards, let's not get crazy here.

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#44 Posted by Snail (8898 posts) -

Why is Alone in the Dark, Crackdown and Conan on that list? None of those had a terribly bad reception. Especially Crackdown, that game was super praised at the time wasn't it?

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#45 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

Yeah Crackdown is definitely a good game, especially if you break it playing multiplayer. It's just on the list cause it was with the rest of the pile of $5 or less games I bought during that week of stupidity.

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#46 Edited by Rasmoss (573 posts) -

That Sonic the Hedgehog game from 2006 or 7 is supposed to be pretty bad. But otherwise surely it's just going to Metacritic and work from the bottom.

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#47 Posted by Solh0und (2136 posts) -
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#48 Posted by fazzle (350 posts) -

So..I went and added to my bad games collection today. I tried to even things out a bit by buying an actual good game in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, but I also picked up:

Stuntman Ignition

NFL Head Coach 09

Legendary

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

and perhaps the new crown jewel of my bad games collection.........Sonic the Hedgehog 06! It'll take alot to surpass Jumper Griffin's Story, but I think this game might just have what it takes.

Also, since this thread was posted way back when, I have also added Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Lair, Stormrise, Naughty Bear, and Dark Void to the fold.

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#49 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

If you ever get Bomberman: Act Zero let me know if you want to play online. Its really not as bad as everyone makes it out to be.

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#50 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@fazzle said:

So..I went and added to my bad games collection today. I tried to even things out a bit by buying an actual good game in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, but I also picked up:

Stuntman Ignition

NFL Head Coach 09

Legendary

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

and perhaps the new crown jewel of my bad games collection.........Sonic the Hedgehog 06! It'll take alot to surpass Jumper Griffin's Story, but I think this game might just have what it takes.

Also, since this thread was posted way back when, I have also added Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Lair, Stormrise, Naughty Bear, and Dark Void to the fold.

Well Turning point is one of the worst first person shooters ever, but legendary is just a mediocre shooter.

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