Gift idea: Worst PC Game ever

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I need to get my roommate a present for his b-day, and I'm trying to find the most horrendous PC game I can find (he only plays PC.)I'm taking all suggestions, but I'd prefer a more recent one, i.e. last 6 years or so; one that'll be easily compatible with Windows 7. Thanks!

To make sure its annoying, I picked titles at least have the appearance of being fun. Otherwise one could pick a game like my little pony.

Fear 3 is pretty god awful. Nothing redeeming about it.

Mass effect 3. Some folks say everything but the ending is good.. but personally I thought it felt like a hollow shooter.

Dragon age 2. Cut and paste environments. If your friend played the first one.. the changes can be highly annoying.

Uh...Postal 3 maybe?
The general consensus on that one seems to be that it's quite awful.

The obvious answer to the title is Daikatana. But that is "ever", not "of the last six years or so".

Going to Metacritic, the lowest score in the time period specified is "Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust" with a Metacritic score of 20 and a user score of 2.3. So a soundly unappealing title, with the bonus of making your friend think you got him porn for his birthday.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coronation-Street-Mystery-Missing-Hotpot/dp/B0057LGBZ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1352414155&sr=1-1

This (you kind of have to be British to understand it, but I think there's a certain mass understanding)

I'd go with Dead Island or Brink.

Both were massively hyped up, then completely crashed and burned on launch.

You'd pick Stone Quarry simulator over Bus Simulator or Garbage Truck Simulator?

PieBrotherTB:
This (you kind of have to be British to understand it, but I think there's a certain mass understanding)

Oh good lord, whose bright idea was it to think that you could make a decent game out of Corrie?! I just... just... I got nothing... >_> ...

First thought was, oddly, Kane & Lynch 2... *shrug* shows what I know... <_< ...

If you want to gift it to him over Steam, there's this paragon of puzzle gaming: http://store.steampowered.com/app/34900/

Someone gifted this to me and it took 6 months of pestering to convince me to accept it. I'm now more grateful for competent puzzle games. It's not Big Rigs or E.T. bad. I can play a few puzzles before getting bored, it's kind of like a really bad version of Crazy Machines

http://www.youtube.com/user/stanburdman

This guy does a lot of reviews of really terrible games, many of which could be serious contenders for the worst game of all time. Might wanna start there.

Big Rigs is a good choice, although it's kind of spot on in that it's notoriously awful, and it's awfulness is apparent straight from the onset, and it might be enjoyed in a "so awful it's hilarious" way.

Everyone knows my feelings on Ultima IX. You could try and trick him into thinking it was acclaimed, but that ruse wouldn't hold up long. Can't really be enjoyed even on an ironic level, so it might be a good candidate for punishing your friend.

It's kind of hard to find a more modern offering that gives that level of suck. Most of the worst offenders these days are aggressively mediocre and uninspired, rather than hilariously broken and offensively terrible.

Revelations 2012 is possibly the most terrible PC game to come out in recent months.

It's so bad it actually beggars belief that someone would actually make it. Your roommate would possibly hate you forever for buying it for him.

Not even some hilarious commentary from Jesse Cox (OMFGcata) could save that game from it's sheer terribleness.

Go get him Deus Ex and see his reaction.

hazabaza1:
Go get him Deus Ex and see his reaction.

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You better run fast friend before the PC zealots tear you a new hole.

I recommend Left Behind: Eternal Forces. It's under the radar enough that your friend probably hasn't heard of it, and the name may mislead people into thinking it's "badass".

From what I understand, it's both really poorly designed, and offensive to everyone. In the game you're encouraged to "convert" heathens after the rapture to christianity so they can be "saved"... But it labels Muslims and Roman Catholics as "heathens" as well (it's VERY fundamentalist Protestant) so if your friend is either of those (or just plain atheistic) he'll have a special hatred of the game.

Overall, I think this should be your pick.

EDIT: I almost forgot about the biggest controversy around the game. While converting is the main goal, you can still complete your missions by encouraging your followers to murder non-protestant christians, the only downside is a "loss of points". But it says something about the developers when murder is considered a secondary option when conversion is off the table.

Jazoni89:

hazabaza1:
Go get him Deus Ex and see his reaction.

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You better run fast friend before the PC zealots tear you a new hole.

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Let them come, my friend. Let them come.

Get him Battlecruiser 3000 AD.

He'll love it.

Bad Rats
Revelations 2012
Limbo of the Lost
Big Rigs
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust

You can't go wrong with any of these. Larry gets bonus points for both being bad and being embarrassing to play when any other person is within a 5 mile radius.

Have you ever heard of The You Testament? This is what happens if you let a egotistic one-man team make his own interpretation of the bible in this RPG.

season of mystery: the cherry blossom murders

i got it as part of one of those package deals on a steam summer sale..

spoilers but yeah its not spoiling much

oh no you walk in and discover your husbands body on the floor, shot in the chest, his office ransacked, and a hastly wrote suicide note where he spells his wifes name wrong.. you call the police who take one look and say "its a suicide" :-|

it just goes down hill from there.. its a hidden object game

my other suggestion would be a game i actually like and that i can ignore the voice acting in..

two worlds. without a doubt it probably has the worst voice acting in gaming history. forsooth it is crappy

hahaha, alone in the dark, the current gen reboot, it is some of the most god-awful game I have ever played!

There is only one answer to this:
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It won't be the worst game ever, but you won't find a better gag-gift.

Revelations 2012

A low quality Left 4 Dead clone.

Captcha: dead air (no, not weird at all...)

dessertmonkeyjk:
Have you ever heard of The You Testament? This is what happens if you let a egotistic one-man team make his own interpretation of the bible in this RPG.

ninja'd but seriously anything by the guy who made the you testament because the you testament itself is free and all his games are terrible

Jazoni89:
Revelations 2012 is possibly the most terrible PC game to come out in recent months.

It's so bad it actually beggars belief that someone would actually make it. Your roommate would possibly hate you forever for buying it for him.

Not even some hilarious commentary from Jesse Cox (OMFGcata) could save that game from it's sheer terribleness.

Ed130:
Revelations 2012

A low quality Left 4 Dead clone.

Captcha: dead air (no, not weird at all...)

This. So much this.

Seriously, the people who are saying things like ME3 and CoD or Medal of Honor don't know bad until they've seen Revelations 2012.

Witty Name Here:
I recommend Left Behind: Eternal Forces. It's under the radar enough that your friend probably hasn't heard of it, and the name may mislead people into thinking it's "badass".

From what I understand, it's both really poorly designed, and offensive to everyone. In the game you're encouraged to "convert" heathens after the rapture to christianity so they can be "saved"... But it labels Muslims and Roman Catholics as "heathens" as well (it's VERY fundamentalist Protestant) so if your friend is either of those (or just plain atheistic) he'll have a special hatred of the game.

Overall, I think this should be your pick.

EDIT: I almost forgot about the biggest controversy around the game. While converting is the main goal, you can still complete your missions by encouraging your followers to murder non-protestant christians, the only downside is a "loss of points". But it says something about the developers when murder is considered a secondary option when conversion is off the table.

I actually have this one. While it's like Call of Juarez: The Cartel in poor design having horrifying implications, it's not actually that awful, and is downright mind-bogglingly detailed in some areas. I'd give it 4/10, you could do much worse.

Worse, like Stalin Versus Martians.

It's literally Josef Stalin versus alien invaders.

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What could go wrong?

Answer: EVERYTHING.

Bonus points for offensiveness.

Not quite Reverse-Castle Wolfenstein.

I would say get him Dragon Age 2 or Brink

Silvance:
I need to get my roommate a present for his b-day, and I'm trying to find the most horrendous PC game I can find (he only plays PC.)I'm taking all suggestions, but I'd prefer a more recent one, i.e. last 6 years or so; one that'll be easily compatible with Windows 7. Thanks!

I'll suggest a game I've actually played! Hotel Giant 2!

(I bought it cheap, because I thought, hey, maybe if this is half as fun as SimTower, it'll be okay.)

X-Blades is another possibility, as it may appear outwardly as if you're attempting to get your roomie an actual game.

BernardoOne:
Big Rigs!

Wait so where are the trigger happy Escapist mods? This is obv a low content post...but w/e, only I seem to get the warnings...

OT: Get him Catherine. No joke. Many lols and trolls will be had.

I hear farmville is a riveting game

Mangles69:

BernardoOne:
Big Rigs!

Wait so where are the trigger happy Escapist mods? This is obv a low content post...but w/e, only I seem to get the warnings...

OT: Get him Catherine. No joke. Many lols and trolls will be had.

See the Flag button beside the post and quote buttons?

That may summon the wrath of mods upon this low content poster.

Also Catherine isn't available on PC (OP requested PC only games for his room-mate).

PieBrotherTB:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coronation-Street-Mystery-Missing-Hotpot/dp/B0057LGBZ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1352414155&sr=1-1

This (you kind of have to be British to understand it, but I think there's a certain mass understanding)

I'm Canadian and I understand. CBC, how I fear you now.

(is Ronnie in there?)

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