As Christmas rolls towards us, we are rejoicing in a slew of awesome video game titles—from Halo 5: Guardians and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to Just Cause 3 and Lego Dimensions. However, the past year wasn’t all roses for the video game industry. For every great game released, there were two or three disappointments. Whether it was glitches, poor multi-player functions, overpriced downloadable content, or games that ended up having their releases cancelled altogether. Whatever the reason, here are 10 of the most disappointing moments from the video game world over the past year.
10. Need for Speed
There was a lot of hype around this title, but as far as racing games go, Need for Speed was a big disappointment. Nothing about this game felt fresh or interesting. Sure, the graphics are decent and the customization options for the various cars are good, but the rubber-banding is terrible, and all the races are set at nighttime for some inexplicable reason. Also, the online gameplay is weak and the cut-scenes are terrible. This game was particularly disappointing as it was supposed to reboot the Need for Speed franchise and revitalize a racing series that had grown stale in recent years. (Not to mention a terrible movie based on the game series). Instead, the 2015 version of Need for Speed served to isolate gamers further and make this title even less relevant for racing game enthusiasts. Electronic Arts needs to rethink their whole approach to Need for Speed. This game has a flat tire.