There have been a lot of good games in 2014 but it’s time to name and shame the games that exist in the landfill of rubbish in the gaming industry. Remember these are my opinions and if you don’t agree that is fine, but be mature about it and not like a juvenile delinquent.
5. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
I can hear people polishing their guns and sharpening their pitch forks from a mile away, let me get one thing straight the game itself is not terrible there is nothing broken or glitched about it. It was the business practise behind it that Kojima and Konami were selling a demo at £40 in the UK for a physical copy that is unacceptable. I can hear people whining already “I got hundreds of hours out of it”. You can do that with any game if you want to drain the juices out of it and try justifying this game, but in my opinion this game should have been a free download and not a paid demo and yes it is a demo Kojima chopped the intro off Phantom Pain. This game is setting a dangerous trend in the industry and people are praising this.
4. Enemy Front.
After the flood of shooters set in the modern day trying to copy the success of Call of Duty Modern Warfare which got really boring fast and were just cookie cutter at best. When I heard of Enemy Front I thought well that’s a nice change for once because World War II shooters are almost non-existent these days, but oh dear this game was just horrible. The game is a buggy mess with dumb AI, muddy graphics that claim it runs on the Cryengine and bad voice acting that isn’t even laughable along with floaty and stiff controls that will make you cry. Avoid this game!
3. The Amazing Spider Man the Game.
Movie tie in games are notorious for being abysmal but in recent memories games that are based from film have shown us that they don’t have to be rushed or terrible such as Shadow of Mordor and Alien Isolation. This game is an ungodly mess and considering that the game was hyped up with the web swinging mechanic it was a big fail overall. The game was on 8th gen consoles and looked like something that was on the PS2 with its bizarre character model shapes and muddy graphics. The game’s controls are trying to mimicking Batman Arkham’s fantastic hand to hand fighting, but with its dumb AI it becomes a tedious button masher.
2. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.
What do you think when I say Sonic? Speed? Well not according to this game where you have Sonic doing a leisurely jog throughout his adventure. What happened Sega? You gave us Sonic Generations which was actually pretty good then you give us an absolute mess which includes glitches such as falling though the level randomly, being able to bypass whole sections of the game by clipping through walls and graphics that are bare bones and muddy coupled with unplayable frame rates when you hit speed segments.
1. Rambo the Video Game.
This game honestly confuses me who asked for this to be made? Is there another Rambo film in the making that I’m not aware of? Anyway this is an on rails shooter, yes you heard me right a game that was made for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC is an on rails shooter a genre that is no longer relevant on home consoles and are more at home in the arcade. This game takes bits from the first three Rambo films, but obviously they couldn’t get Stallone or any other of the actors to do their role again because every single piece of dialogue is ripped from the films to play out these vomit inducing cutscenes with its ugly character models and environments which I’ve seen better work on the 6th gen consoles.
Well those are the games that I think were the worst of 2014 let’s hope in 2015 we get more good titles rather than rubbish disguised as a game let me know if you have any others on Twitter by tweeting @Bristoliangamer with the hash tag #Worstgames2014.