Gaming's biggest flops
From the good, the bad and the downright terrible, we look at some of the biggest gaming flops of all time.
In pictures: Gaming's biggest flops
The games industry can be a fickle world. A game could be fantastically made and receive rave reviews from the critics, but that doesn't always mean it'll be a commercial success, as many of the titles over the next few pages prove.
Of course there is the other side of the coin. The over-ambitious projects, unrealistic expectations, long lead times and occassionally, the pure laziness of some developers that have led to some of the most notable gaming flops of all time.
Take a look at our selection of gaming's biggest flops, and tell us whether you think in the comments.
That`s why financial success of a game is a two-edge sword. many games Devs made games out of a love of an idea and have been wonderfully good, especially in the early computer days.
Now of course the capitalist beast`s greed for ever-growing profits mean that game`s Devs have turned from innovative artists and ideas into sharks who only make games that are dumbed down to the lowest common denominater which means- Wonderful graphics+ violent rubbish + childish gameplay = Crap shallow game.
They even now try to force you to keep a crap game by making it so you cannot return or exchange by linking your game forver on the internet (ie the Steam utility).
I`m going back outside to play football.
Did you both read the article?
if so, go back and read that one of the bits goes into detail about the game itself being a let down...
The article is (as it states) about games that were let downs, weather it was financially or by the game not being up to expectations...
And there is no rules stating what people can or can`t say about the games being mentioned, the woman that wrote the article was writing about these games being flops.. everyone else is just commenting on the comment board, I`d personally say that anything about what they think about the games mentioned, of what games they think were flops is completely relevant xx
And why call people names or comment against them anyways?? That`s a little bit strange... And personally I think comments regardless how good or bad are much more intelligent than trolling other posters which is all you two are doing...
Thank you verity Burns, Is the rubbish Tom Perkins Out?
Anyway, great attempt, but you forgot WONDERBOY 3: The Dragon's Trap! (sega Master System, however, it was called "Dragon's curse" for the NEC/pc engine and for the sega game gear, it was called "Monster world 3" it's original japanese title, the same game was renamed "Monica's gang" in Brazil).
The infamous "we5t one" (WESTONE) password cheat, ruins the game. Once typed in, your character turns back into a man (from a dragon) and once you enter the last house in the first village, you've completed the game! Zelda 2 rip-of anyway!
It Takes the £19.99 you paid for the game and chucks it in the bin!
Please read the comments, do what tom perkins could never do!
How the hell Did pac man get in two Gaming's biggest flops.? some one on M.S.N needs no what there on about.
Ok a history lesson on pac man in the 80s this game was
Made only for the japanese arcade it was that popular with.
kids putting yen down the arcade machine that there was A Shortage in small change the japanese the government,
Had two make more yen because of this game and kids,
stuf**** all the cash in the machine at the time.
Do not worry, as this will be kept totally confidential, and no one needs to know who you are..
Thank you x
For the fools who said "...This is my personal favourite...Why is this on the list!" Need to realise that their opinion does not speak for the rest of the world...****'s.
And for the people who didn't notice, the games on the list are either based on out-right poor sales or under selling the expected amount of sells.
Msn has too much retards
There was a sequel to Shenmue, I had it, not sure if it was cos I sometimes prefer watching games to playing them or cos it wasn`t as good, but I didn`t like it as much as the one my boyfriend had (the sequel was on xbox, and the one he had was on a the sega Dreamcast so I`m not sure if that made a massive difference too)
I know a few that are still desperate to see a third tho (the end of Shenmue 2 seems to suggest a 3rd was going to be made, lots of people I know have said it, and I even saw that quite blatantly myself lol) x
I had a boyfriend that LOVED Shenmue tho, and I had a couple of goes on it, and although it seemed quite difficult, like remembering moves nd stuff I thought it was pretty good, I really enjoyed watching him play it too (compared to some games I used to watch him on this was much much more interesting - Me remembering it so vividly is a big time proof of that, cos I don`t think I could name many other of the games I`ve watched friends or boyfriends play, even the ones I`ve taken an interest in) x
Okami are you kidding me?!!!! That is personally one of the first games i think of when i think of ps2 i found it amazing....does not deserve to be on a flop list but i guess it is all about sales figures....
This is terrible... I've only heard of Tomb Raider! You had to did deep to write this load of rubbish. The only thing sadder than this drivel is the fact that I read through it!!!!
MSN's articles are getting poorer by the week.
Very poor effort. 1/10
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