We often talk about the games we love and the games that get better over time here on the Kotaku Video Game Website. But what we don’t mention as often are the ones that are really, really bad.
Obviously the first thing that most people will think of recently is No Man’s Sky, but the one that comes to my mind from the current generation of consoles/PC games is The Order: 1886. It wasn’t bad from a technical aspect – the models were quite nice at points – but for the most part, the game committed the worst crime of all: it was boring.
I’d prefer games that were a total mess than ones that worked, but did nothing interesting. On the flipside, a game that I absolutely hated because it didn’t work for over a fortnight after launch was X-Rebirth. Rebirth was actually one of the games cited in the ACCC’s lawsuit against Valve, funnily enough, so I can sympathise with the bloke there when he tried to get a refund. (And when it did work, Christ it was awful. I hear it’s better now, but I’m not particularly inspired to give it another go.)
What’s your most hated game of all time?