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There are huge games released every year that are praised by reviewers and gamers alike. These are not those games. These are the games that, despite the hype and excitement around them, found a way to disappoint players and critics alike. These eight games are some of the biggest flops of all time.
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Duke Nukem Forever
First announced in 1996, the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D was on the watch list of many gamers. Unfortunately, the game quickly became mired in development hell. After changing graphics engines several times and who knows how many rebuilds of the game, 3D Realms went through a downsizing and lost the development team. This led to a lawsuit from Take-Two for failure to finish the game. In 2010, 2K announced that Gearbox would be finishing Duke Nukem Forever, and in May of 2011, it was released after 15 years of development. It featured long loading time, terrible controls, and jokes that hadn't been funny since the 1990s. It simply felt out of place in a world of modern shooters, and its reception reflected that.