8 Buggy Games that We Still Loved

8 Buggy Games that We Still Loved

These eight games might have some crazy bugs built-in, but that didn't mean that we (and our community) didn't enjoy them.

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Most of the Obsidian library qualifies for this. Really well-written games...just really goddamn buggy on release.

It took...god knows how many years for KoTOR II to be restored to it's intended glory(though it was pretty damn good regardless).

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Most of the Obsidian library qualifies for this. Really well-written games...just really goddamn buggy on release.

As long as they aren't game breaking, it isn't too bad, and Bethesda/Obsidian are pretty decent at getting them fixed fast enough.

As for the rest of the list, it is a bit of a cheat to include Goat Simulator. That is the whole point of the game. Without the bugs, there is no game really. You could argue the collectables, but that is hardly a game.

ffronw:
8 Buggy Games that We Still Loved

These eight games might have some crazy bugs built-in, but that didn't mean that we (and our community) didn't enjoy them.

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Can I just say that having the community input used for a "Gallery Of The Day is pretty dang neat :D

I'm just kinda bummed I didn't post in that thread when I had the chance ^^;

If ever there was a time to leave a entry page blank or riddled with errors, this was it.

Great article.

Found a typo though that probably should be fixed. Well unless it was meant to be added as a bug to the buggy article. ^_^
Anyway it is this line in the Elder Scrolls portion of the article "letting you steam from a merchant as long as you first put a bucket on their head" with the typo bold and red.

I'll call out "Daggerfall" as my own personal favorite of the series.

Despite the occasional game breaking bugs, crashes and all kinds of insanity (slaughtering guards as a wereboar and then looting them to find silver weapons, non of which they equipped as loot generated after death), there has yet to be a game that struck me with the extent of the freedom for the player and scope of developer ambition.

Granted, that may be because it was one of the first open world rpg style games I ever played, and I guess you never forget your first time, but even with subsequent games, it always felt that little bit smaller.

My addition to the list would be

Elite 2 : A crashtastic affair that was a nightmare to play, but having the universe at your virtual feet made it worth the effort.

No STALKER?


And no Vampire the Masquerade either...

Meh list.

Some of those games aren't buggy at all and are only really average-quality games. Then I think of games like STALKER and RDR that were quite buggy yet are fantastic games. Weird list.

Not really Bethesda's fault. They have licensed an incredibly shoddy game engine. A lot of the fan made Unofficial patches actually bring the games back to a (semi) playable level, depending on the game.

I always wanted to try Alpha Protocol. But the initial report of game breaking bugs kept me away. How stable is it now with, presumably, all the patches for it?

"Simpsons: Hit and Run" Seriously that game was outright broken sometimes (especially if you entered in the cheat codes) but breaking the game was half the fun sometimes, and it was still awesome when it worked.

Alpha Protocol could have easily been a breakout hit for Sega (who REALLY needed one at the time......and kinda sorta still do). I really enjoyed it, but I would be lying if I said that the bugs were not a MAJOR detractor for me. If they were given enough time to properly iron it out I would LOVE to see a sequel.

008Zulu:
Not really Bethesda's fault. They have licensed an incredibly shoddy game engine. A lot of the fan made Unofficial patches actually bring the games back to a (semi) playable level, depending on the game.

I always wanted to try Alpha Protocol. But the initial report of game breaking bugs kept me away. How stable is it now with, presumably, all the patches for it?

There are sections that are REALLY buggy even now, but if you get it on Steam there have been a number of patches and it really is still a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend picking it up. When I did it was on sale for $2. It is currently $15, but if I had no choice, knowing what I know now I would have no qualms spending $15 on it.

One nice thing is there is a bit of replay-ability with the game because it has sort of a design your own class system. And you can try the game with a stealthy spy or an elite hacker with a little gun knowledge, or a more in your face action hero depending on your preference.

MorganL4:
There are sections that are REALLY buggy even now, but if you get it on Steam there have been a number of patches and it really is still a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend picking it up. When I did it was on sale for $2. It is currently $15, but if I had no choice, knowing what I know now I would have no qualms spending $15 on it.

One nice thing is there is a bit of replay-ability with the game because it has sort of a design your own class system. And you can try the game with a stealthy spy or an elite hacker with a little gun knowledge, or a more in your face action hero depending on your preference.

Thought you meant Bethesda games for a second there.

I might give it a go, but not at full price.

Vampire Bloodlines : The Masquerade should have been here . The game is full of bugs and glitches and still is considered to be one of the best and unique rpgs ever created.....

Most of the games in the list arent buggy enough to be on this list....

TheArcaneThinker:
Vampire Bloodlines : The Masquerade should have been here . The game is full of bugs and glitches and still is considered to be one of the best and unique rpgs ever created.....

Most of the games in the list arent buggy enough to be on this list....

God, yes! I was just about to post this. I think an LPer or someone should replay games that deserve a sequel / second chance. Cn you imagine a Malkavian playthrough of VtMB? Or of Veteran on Alpha Protocol?

If it pleases the community court, I move to add "Two Worlds" to that list. If you can push past the first few levels to a point where wolves dont kill you in seconds, the game because brilliant fun. A pretty good example of a true sandbox; for instance, I knew that some rebels in the mountains had what I needed so when they started trying to send me on a fetch quest I just slaughtered them all instead. Got the item I wanted, and was then rewarded when I met the "imperials" down south who had what I had done.

VoidWanderer:

TheArcaneThinker:
Vampire Bloodlines : The Masquerade should have been here . The game is full of bugs and glitches and still is considered to be one of the best and unique rpgs ever created.....

Most of the games in the list arent buggy enough to be on this list....

God, yes! I was just about to post this. I think an LPer or someone should replay games that deserve a sequel / second chance. Cn you imagine a Malkavian playthrough of VtMB? Or of Veteran on Alpha Protocol?

A playthrough as a Nosferatu is pretty taxing; you dont realise how much you take walking around the streets for granted!

The fantastic work by Wesp with his Unofficial Patch is brilliant, though its a huge shame that CCP killed the Project Vaulderie (a remake of Bloodlines in the Unity engine).

Loved Fallout new Vegas. Never really ran into any serious bugs with it though.

Alpha Protocol got a lot more hate on launch than I felt it deserved. I played the hell out of it and enjoyed nearly every minute of it. Don't count on a sequel though. Last I heard Sega had the rights to the IP and will not let Obsidian touch it.

And I am going join those who are wondering why Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines is not on this list. It's both profoundly buggy and awesome at the same time. Just like Troika's other 2 games.

WickedBuddha:
Great article.

Found a typo though that probably should be fixed. Well unless it was meant to be added as a bug to the buggy article. ^_^
Anyway it is this line in the Elder Scrolls portion of the article "letting you steam from a merchant as long as you first put a bucket on their head" with the typo bold and red.

Um...that was TOTALLY intentional. I did that on purpose. As a bug.

You believe me right?

RIGHT?!?

ffronw:
You can crouch behind a non-broken door and keep the tank from breaking in.

Unfortunately, that one doesn't work anymore. Hasn't for a while. However...

The funniest one I have seen so far is that you shoot both arms off a common infected, and it will still climb to the roof of a house to get at you. Now that's dedication.

Oh, it gets so much worse. For example, in the Mutation sample "Shoot-Zones", you can dismember the common zombies to the point that you're being mauled by, say, a zombie with no head, a pair of legs, or even a limbless, headless floating torso. What's funny about it, though, is that seeing this bug requires another bug coming into play. Once you reach the end of the Shoot-Zones sample map, the server will load the next map in the campaign sequence. It's not supposed to do this as Valve only altered one map for use in the new sample mode, so as a result the maps continue as normal but lack any of the requisite 'shoot-zones' from which players can kill the infected from.

(this bug basically makes the common infected almost unkillable. try beating the campaign if you want a serious challenge.)

Then there are bugs like the heat-seeking Charger in Versus modes.

Basically, all one need do to see this bug is, if the team is about to get a Tank, and if the player about to gain control of the Tank is currently in control of the Charger, the Charger player just needs to left-click to start the charge attack just before they're switched to the Tank. As the bot AI takes over the Charger, it will be free to move as it pleases, but will still attempt to complete the charge attack.

The results are always hilarious. I've seen some do numerous spins within a group of survivors, punching as they went, all the while holding one of the survivors in its hand.

And then there's this bug:

Not much to say, really. Valve (mostly) patched it out, thankfully, but it's still pretty ridiculous.

Left 4 Dead 2 is an incredibly buggy game. Yet, I love the hell out of it. Still play PUG versus matches with some degree of regularity.

Flammablezeus:
Some of those games aren't buggy at all and are only really average-quality games.

Quality is in the eye of the beholder, but can you point me to the games on that list that weren't buggy?

Vigormortis:

Flammablezeus:
Some of those games aren't buggy at all and are only really average-quality games.

Quality is in the eye of the beholder, but can you point me to the games on that list that weren't buggy?

I don't recall any bugs in Far Cry 3. Of course, being an open world game it'll probably have a few, but it's still pretty far from a buggy game.
Left 4 Dead 2 I think I can remember maybe one bug from out of many hours of play.
And I hesitate to call Goat Simulator buggy since that's kind of its thing. It seems to run fine otherwise.

Then there are games out there like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto which are littered with bugs, yet they're still by most accounts rather good games.

Flammablezeus:

I don't recall any bugs in Far Cry 3. Of course, being an open world game it'll probably have a few, but it's still pretty far from a buggy game.

Except, it really was a fairly buggy game.

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Far_Cry_3
http://www.primagames.com/games/far-cry-3/news/far-cry-3-releases-bug-fixing-patch-xbox-360-plays
http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/2013/01/18/far-cry-3-pc-patch-released-fixes-things/

Ubisoft patched a number of the more egregious bugs post launch, but it was (and in some ways still is) one hell of a buggy game.

Left 4 Dead 2 I think I can remember maybe one bug from out of many hours of play.

I've logged over 1500 hours in Left 4 Dead 2. I can assure you, it's a buggy game. There are dozens of fairly serious bugs and glitches I could ramble off without thinking too hard.

I adore the game, but I'll be the first to tell you how buggy it is.

And I hesitate to call Goat Simulator buggy since that's kind of its thing. It seems to run fine otherwise.

It's seen it's own assortment of unintended bugs. But even if it hadn't, it being designed to be a buggy game validates its presence in the list, as far as I'm concerned. It might feel tacky putting it on there, but it's still a buggy game.

Then there are games out there like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto which are littered with bugs, yet they're still by most accounts rather good games.

I absolutely agree there are other games that could have easily gone on the list, but the games that are on there deserve their spots.

On a side note:
My original quotation of your post wasn't intended to be confrontational, if that's how it seemed. I was genuinely curious which games you thought weren't buggy, seeing as, from my own experience, all of the games on the list were what I'd consider legitimately buggy games.

 

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