In our columns, we have featured many games that have been acclaimed critically and commercially. The games we have discussed, mainly, are the ones that have been the creamy layer of the gaming industry. But today we put before you something very different.
Our feature today throws light on the console games that have been rated as the worst ever. These are the games that have failed miserably in all aspects, be it commercially or popularity wise. Lets have a look at the games which went terribly wrong.
1. Rogue Warrior
Developed by Rebellion Developments and published by Bethesda Softworks, Rogue Warrior is a first person shooter video game. The game was released on November 26, 2009.
In the game, the player assumes control of U.S. Navy SEAL Richard "Demo Dick" Marcinko. The focus of gameplay is primarily on Marcinko's over the top methods and signature execution moves used in war situations. There are over twenty five finishing moves available to player and are termed as 'kill moves'. When a finishing move is executed, the in-game camera shifts to a third person cinematic angle to show the move.
The game received a huge amount of negative reviews from critics and gamers. In the words of GameSpot,"This dreadfully boring, expletive-filled, extremely short shooter is an absolute rip-off." It was one of the worst games of 2009 because of its poor controls, glitches, foul language, uninteresting gameplay and an overall bad feel and overview. It is ranked as the fourth worst rated video game of all time according to GameRankings. Definitely one to stay away from.
2. The Fight: Lights Out
The Fight: Lights Out is a 2010 action fighting video game developed by ColdWood Interactive exclusively for the PS3. The game utilizes the PlayStation move controllers.
The Fight: Lights Out has a predominantly black and white setting with bright red blood. The player takes control of a character to have a one-on-one fight with another character. The PlayStation Move is used in real time to fight. There are a total of twenty three moves available to the player.
The game was not well received. IGN reviewed the game to be "a mess that is not only frustrating to play – it is also tiring and boring". It had a very short survival span and faded away because of uninteresting gameplay. Give this one a miss.
3. The Punisher: No Mercy
Developed by Zen Studios, The Punisher: No Mercy is an arena based first person shooter that was released on July 2, 2009 exclusively to the PSN Store.
There were four arenas available in the game at launch. Also, to convey a sense of realism, the player is only able to carry three weapons. The story mode is playable on different game types and consists of four matches. There is a total of eight playable characters with unique abilities. The game also includes local multiplayer and online play.
The Punisher: No Mercy was criticized for its short length and difficulty of unlocking. In the words of IGN,"The Punisher: No Mercy is a pretty bad game all around. (...) There's just not really anything to like here, unfortunately." Not a good game overall in any way and definitely one to give the miss.