With hundreds of video games being released each year since the late 70s, there are bound to be some terrible titles that stand out from the rest. There are several factors that determine the quality of a game including gameplay, graphics, and story, among others. Much like with movies, in some rare cases a game is so bad that it can be considered good, usually played for comedic purposes. It isn’t easy creating a game that is universally loved by gamers and critics, however, creating a game that is unfinished or poorly implemented is a regular occurrence in the industry. As with any form of entertainment, there are some games that are universally loathed, with the following 12 titles representing some of the worst video games ever created.
12. Rambo: The Video Game
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
Rambo: The Video Game is a light gun game without the light gun. Don’t be duped by the screenshots on the back of the box, as this is not a regular first-person shooter, but rather Time Crisis without the colorful plastic pistols. Released in 2014 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, Rambo: The Video Game is an arcade rail shooter developed by Polish Studio Teyon. The game is based on the Rambo film series and puts gamers in the role of John Rambo, with the story and locations set during the first three films.
While fans were initially excited by the premise of playing as John Rambo, after the game experienced several delays it became evident that disappointment was imminent. Upon release, Rambo proved itself a shallow experience, featuring some dated graphics that only highlighted the fact that it would have been better suited as an arcade game in the 90s. Essentially, the game encourages you to shoot everything in sight, including cops, making for a mindless gameplay loop that unfortunately isn’t any fun. What a missed opportunity for a great game based on an iconic action character and franchise.