How To Beat The Worst Video Game Ever Made

How To Beat The Worst Video Game Ever Made

While that’s a subjective boast, has any other game been so terrible that copies of it were taken out into the middle of the desert and buried? No. So I’m sticking with it.

ET, released in 1982, was so terrible that marketing material had to be produced helping players get through it. If what’s written here sounds like unrelated garbage, well, you’re getting warmer as to why the game was such a disaster.

[via it8bit]


  • I think watching an internet reviewer try and finish this game while high on pain meds was the best thing to come out of all this.

  • See? Duke Nukem Forever isn’t that bad (PC version! Console version is like a half-dead lead singerof a band trying to choke out some lyrics)

  • I was with a friend teaching him video game history. As part of this, I opened E.T. for half an hour and played it. For half an hour. No instructions.

    After the half an hour which I had accomplished absolutely nothing, I looked at my friend and said to him “Now do you see why this is the worst game in the world?”

    He just nodded.

    I moved the file onto an old 1GB memory stick I had and gave him the opportunity to smash it with a hammer.

  • I have this cartridge sitting on a shelf. It makes me happy when I am sad. Next to it is Superman 64 which makes me laugh when I am mad.

  • I’ll say it once and I’ll say it again. E.T. for the Atari 2600 is not the worst game in existence, it’s not even that bad if you give it a chance. It DOES have it’s flaws and issues that should’ve been addressed, but it is in no way the worst game, or even a “terrible” game for that matter.

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