I’m doing things in reverse this year. I need some more time to come up with my top 10 best games of 2018 so while you wait for that I decided to release my official top 10 worst games of the year!
10. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee
The Pokemon Let’s Go games… aren’t very good. They’re not super bad either and I can see these games being removed from this list if I play more bad games, but the odds of that happening are slim because I don’t like playing bad games. Who does right? Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are the worst Pokemon games ever made. I would place Pokemon Ranger above these and those were my previous least favorite Pokemon games and you can’t even win badges in those! This game was just too dumbed down and at the end of the day I have no impulse to ever play these again. They’re the only Pokemon games that I don’t want to play again after completion. Add the crap end game content, forced motion controls, and Go mechanics and you’ve got yourself a shitty Pokemon game that I can’t even recommend to new Pokemon players.
9. Overkill’s The Walking Dead
The cinematic trailers to this game were amazing. I was beginning to buy into them… until I saw the finished product. The trailers made this game look like a story driven, open world, co op zombie game. It’s just a wave based base defender and it’s not very good. It’s buggy and I’ve played games like this a lot over the years. It adds nothing to the genre and isn’t a very good multiplayer game.
8. Death’s Gambit
I was SO excited to finally play this game. 10 hours later I was finished and left incredibly disappointed. I don’t mind the short length, but I do mind a game that’s utter shit to play and near broken. Say what you want about Fallout 76, but at least I can play that game without crashing to desktop or moving at a million miles per hour. I don’t know if the issues with this game has been fixed or not and I wouldn’t care if they were because the game itself is a boring mess. The story sucks, the gameplay is terrible, and only saving grace is amazing pixelated art style and world.
7. Metal Gear Survive
I’m not a fan of the Metal Gear series. I could care less about Kojima leaving the company and crap like that. So I’m not biased when I say this is a bad game. This is basically a survival Metal Gear game and it doesn’t really bring anything worthwhile to the genre. It plays okay, but since I’m not a big fan of survival games to begin with this game did nothing for me. It’s better than Metal Gear Solid V, but that’s not saying much.
6. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory
My first Digimon game since the DS was not a good introduction to the series. Hacker’s Memory is terrible and has one of the worst protagonist of all time. If he’s not making stupid expressions with his face he’s smiling weirdly at me… Seriously though this game is terrible. The gameplay is fine. I don’t mine turn based combat, but the city, digital world, and everything in between is absolutely horrible. I will never buy another one of these games.
Agony is a very pretty game… and that’s where the praise stops. The gameplay is terrible and after the strong opening moments this game went downhill. I wasn’t bothered by the over-sexualized monsters and other grotesque shit that I ran into in this game. It’s just really boring and has plenty of really, really boring stealth pieces. When I was done with this game I uninstalled it and never went back.
4. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Where do I begin with this mess of a game? I hate Gwent and playing a 30 hour game of Gwent is not what I wanted from this game. It would have been so much better if it played more like Diablo or even a game like Pillars of Eternity instead of a subpar card game. But CD Projekt Red is hell bent on milking the shit out of Gwent and I expect them to keep doing it. They even shoehorned multiplayer rewards into their single player game. The story in this game is really good. The voice acting is also really good, but playing it to experience those things is boring and it’s one of the worst games I’ve played this year.
3. Bless Online
Bless Online had some hype when it released over here… and once everyone realized how shitty this MMO was they stopped playing and went back to their favorite games. The hate for Bless is deserved. This game has absolutely nothing going for it. The gameplay is terrible, it looks like shit, the story is crap, and you’re punished for teaming up with people because there’s a chance you won’t get any loot for it. This game is horrible and I hope they rework the game in a similar way that Square Enix did Final Fantasy 14 since it’s supposed to be going to Xbox on Unreal Engine 4.
2. Dragon Quest Builders
If you know me you’ll know that I love Dragon Quest. I was very excited when I booted up Dragon Quest Builders because it was a Dragon Quest. Well… that excitement quickly faded away and 10 hours in I was completely bored out of my mind while I played this game. It lacks build diversity, is only single player, and has an incredibly dull story. Building my hamlet was fun, but I was forced to start over again from scratch on a completely map with none the items that I had worked so hard to acquire during the first act. The music is also really terrible and I don’t understand why they don’t get rid of the orchestras and do something different.
1. Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves is what I like to call a do nothing simulator. Yes, you can ride around on a ship and complete the exact same 3 or 4 missions over, and over, and over again or you can just play something else. I tried this game out on PC with Game Pass, or a free trial or something I don’t remember, and I was completely bored from the time I started playing it until I put it down a few hours later. In a few hours I had already experienced 90% of what this game offered on launch. It’s a terrible game with no character growth or anything worthwhile to do. The customization sucks and it lacks fun. That’s the biggest problem. This game is complete trash and I’m really glad that I didn’t buy it because I knew I wouldn’t like it.
And that wraps up my top 10 worst games of 2018. What are some of the worst games you’ve played this year?