Top 10 Worst Video Games

  • ET: The Extra Terrestrial

    A game so bad it crashed the entire video game industry? A game so bad most of its cartridges reside in a New Mexico landfill? This is that game. The game was made by Atari for the Atari 2600 console. Game play involves controlling ET as he goes into various pits in an attempt to find pieces of a phone. For any of you who got a copy before they met their destiny in the landfill, you will remember just how frustrating it was to slowly, slowly float ET up, only to have him fall right back into the pit.

  • Shaq Fu

    Released on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Ninendo in 1984, this merge between celebrity, Shaquille O'Neal and a video game was a major flop. Shaq is a playable character in this bizarre game. The game received wide spread negative feedback and there is a website dedicated to finding and destroying copies of the game.

  • Make My Video

    Not one, not two, but three different games in this series were released for the SegaMega-CD and personal computers. If you are the proud owner of all three of these games, you can edit music videos for INXS, Kris Kross, and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Of course, due to the absolute failure of these games, you are probably not in possession of any of them.

  • Survivor

    You know a game is bad when Game Revolution made up an F- score, lower than the lowest, just to rate the game. It was developed for PC and allows players to create characters and choose their skills. The game is even less fun to play than the show is to watch.

  • Plumbers Don't Wear Ties

    Released for the 3DO this game was criticized for everything: bad music, bad graphics, bad game play, and sexism. The objective was to get John and Jane together through a series of choices akin to a pick your own ending book.

  • Dragonball: Evolution

    Released for PlayStation Portable this game is based on the movie it shares its name with. This game was criticized for its poor graphics and simplistic plot. Game play involves choosing between various playable characters and then fighting.

  • Elf Bowling 1&2

    Did you spend a lot of your childhood wondering how Santa got his revenge on the elves? Me neither, but apparently the creators of this game thought it would be via using them as bowling pins. The best part is there is a movie based on the game, the fun never has to stop. Critics universally hailed this computer game as one of the worst games ever.

  • Custer's Revenge

    Made for Atari 2600 this game was extremely controversial. Custer, the character the player controls, is nude and visibly "excited." The goal of game play way to reach a Native American woman tied to a pole, also nude, and have sex with her. Due to the controversy, this game sold relatively well. Don't lose hope in humanity though, this game was widely protested and there were threats to sue.

  • Bible Adventures

    Released for NES then re-released for Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, there are three versions of this game available for your entertainment: Noah's Ark, Baby Moses, and David and Goliath. Although it sold well in Christian bookstores, this game was highly criticized for recycling levels and poor gameplay.

  • Naughty Bear

    Available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles this third person shooter game is beyond bizarre. Naughty Bear is the character that players will use to kill all the other bears on a peaceful island that is literally called "Perfection Island" and inhabited by other teddy bears. Beyond the ridiculous premise and characters, the game is just sad.

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