25 Worst PC Games of the last 10 years
25. A Game Of Thrones: Genesis
This is not a direct tie-in to HBO’s fantasy epic. In fact, it’s a terrible RTS adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s work of art. The timeline runs 1000 years throughout the history of Westeros but be warned, the characters and atmosphere aren’t the same compared to the stuff we’ve known. Even the Steam reviews are calling it an utter waste of time, so if you’re a fan of the series and RTS games, move on. It has a PlayScore of 5.07
24. Painkiller: Resurrection
The worst Painkiller game in all of existence. Play as a dead man coming back to life after a horrific C4 explosion that left him on a state of purgatory. That’s all you need to know about it since the game is riddled with progression breaking bugs and technical let downs. Common complaints include abnormal framerates, unresponsive physics and a shitload of unnecessary story issues. It has a PlayScore of 5.00
23. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Just when we thought we can finally find out the origin stories of our favorite Dixon Brothers. This videogame adaptation of AMC’s popular zombie series should stay dead. It’s infected with the same problems like most of these games have: Terrible first person gameplay, silly narrative and missions that feel brain dead than the walkers. It’s packed with fillers after fillers, making you feel sad for Merle and Daryl. It has a PlayScore of 4.96
22. Sword Of The Stars II: Lords Of Winter
A science fiction strategy game that ultimately led the fans of the original to a wallowing disappointment. Although it featured great add ons and new powerful races, it was bogged down by its unintuitive UI, gamebreaking bugs and terrible AI. For a game with such promise, it was totally squandered due to its unpolished mechanics. Such a shame. If you want to get a good dose of SOTS, we recommend you play the first game. It has a PlayScore of 4.96
21. Aliens: Colonial Marines
Thank god Alien: Isolation came after this unmitigated disaster. Gearbox Entertainment’s take on Ridley Scott’s science fiction horror. The Xeno infestation runs rampant throughout the vastness of space. Storywise, it’s a mess. As part of the Alien canon, it shows no connection to the movies at all. It strays away too far from their signature survival elements on space. It’s a disappointing Alien entry that belongs to a deserted planet somewhere. It has a PlayScore of 4.95
20. War Of The Roses
A promising hack and slash game, Fatshark’s medieval game was inspired by the same historic moment that happened during 15th Century England. It was widely respected but its apparent shutdown way back February 2017 caused the community to give up and it lost its entire playerbase ever since. May it rest in peace.This game has a PlayScore of 4.88
Picture Dishonored with an actual dishonor, that would be DARK. This stealth-action game takes you to the shoes of a vampire with unpolished fangs and mediocre content. It literally and figuratively sucks due to its bad animations, broken physics and unresponsive stealth controls for a stealth game. Can you imagine that? Aside from that, it’s terrible voice acting and forgettable characters make it unworthy of your time. It’s an abomination. It receives a PlayScore of 4.85
18. Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
Back then, Command and Conquer was the best. Amassing your troops and leading them to the field of battle was so glorifying. Match them up with your favorite heroes and you’re on a roll. Unfortunately, EA’s touch made the game so un-strategic it lost all its key elements for a C&C game. Upon its release, it was the ultimate disappointment of its career and it disappointed so many fans. Talk about ruining your childhood. It has a PlayScore of 4.80
17. Gettysburg: Armored Warfare
Another game that no longer exists on the Steam database. Its cause of death is probably caused by the games utter disappointment. For an RTS game, it lacks the qualities of similar games like Creative Assembly’s Total War series. It’s unpolished, repetitive and it really doesn’t last that long. It’s such a shame since it offers a very interesting setting where past meets future. It has a PlayScore of 4.76
16. Postal III
While it really looks fun to play, Postal III is garbage. It retains the same quality trash from their predecessors with no absolute regard to gameplay and story. It’s like stepping inside the mind of a psychotic person if they were to develop a videogame idea. It’s a black comedy game, and its widespread popularity due to the streamers made the game available to new audiences. You don’t have to take this game seriously. It has a PlayScore of 4.74
15. Alone In The Dark: Illumination
Has there ever been a decent Lovecraftian game? Folks at Atari failed to escape its double-edged undertow. Illumination is the sixth and possibly the worst entry of all the Alone in the Dark games. It’s broken, glitchy and totally not worth your time even with its Co-Op mode. It’s like a bad version of Left for Dead and Killing Floor. For a horror game, it has its few essential scares, but it’s buried beneath its numerous issues. It has a PlayScore of 4.48
14. Deus Ex: The Fall
It’s hard to believe that Eidos made a terrible Deus Ex game. For its mobile counterpart, it’s doing well. But in its PC version, it was marred with technical issues such as the lack of a jump button, inability to remap controls and many more UI nightmares. It was a wasted opportunity to maximize the power of the PC, calling it one of the worst PC ports ever made. It has a PlayScore of 4.40
13. Cities XXL
Before the acclaimed Cities Skylines came out, we had Cities XXL. It was a bigger architectural version of the previous Cities XL game, but with one more X. Other than some much needed performance boosts and an enhanced UI, it didn't really improve much on the already underwhelming previous title to justify its expensive price tag. If anything, it only seemed to make it worse, with even more performance issues that begged to be fixed. If only it was released as a free patch. It has a PlayScore of 4.36.
12. Deep Black: Reloaded
Awww man. This Third-Person Shooter borrows elements from popular cover-based action games like Mass Effect and Gears Of War. But apparently, just like the others on this list, it’s utter garbage. Most players can’t even play the game due to its startup issues. It crashes from time to time. For those who miraculously made it to the main menu, expect this game to blackout after 10 minutes. It’s literally unplayable and it receives a PlayScore of 4.34
11. Infestation: Survivor Stories
Originally named “War Z” in its first release, it was later changed because of trademark issues with the movie “World War Z”. This… god-awful-infested zombie game has the necessary formulas for players to engage in a post-apocalyptic survival world. However, the amount of developer mistakes and a bad usage of microtransaction features makes this game not worth the bite. It has a PlayScore of 4.10
10. X: Rebirth
Powered by the words, “Trade, Fight, Build, Think.”, this sixth entry to the popular X franchise may have the mechanics, but lacks proper execution.
This space-trading encompasses frustrating controls, terrible dialogue, taxing buying and selling, and so much more! Making it unworthy of exploration. Despite its hate, the game is applauded for its amazing visuals. Then again, That’s all there is. It’s a voyage not worth treading. It has a PlayScore of 4.29
9. Stronghold 3
Firefly Studios real-time strategy was a wellspring of potential. Set 10 years after the original story, it had some good moments. But for a game that boasts a balanced economic simulator, it's a little hard to manange. The workers are always going at a snail's pace, and for a building game, the maps are often constricting. That, is if you ever get to that part, with a tutorial that seems to leave you out of the most basic base-building methods. It's a sour disappointment, and it has a PlayScore of 4.26.
8. RollerCoaster Tycoon World
Atari's fourth installment of their theme park construction and management series, it took its players on a metaphorical rollercoaster ride but it was anything but good. Taking its roots from way back in the late 90s, nobody expected it to bomb this badly. Reportedly rushed out to digital shelves, TyCoon World took us into theme park of disaster, with awkard placement mechanics, slow loading screens, and, yes, a whole lotta bugs. Might as well bring the crowds to Planet Coaster. RollerCoaster Tycoon World receives a PlayScore of 4.15.
7. Rambo: The Video Game
Rambo hasn't only conquered the perilous jungles of Vietnam, but he also seemed to dominate every one of our worst game lists, from the PS3, Xbox 360, and now, the PC. Take on the shoes of John Rambo as he explores the oriental forestry in Teyon's failure of an shooter. Other than the fact arcade rail shooting has been out of fashion for a few decades now, it also has some recycled voice acting, and deplorable models that would offend any fan of peak Sylvester Stallone. It has a PlayScore of 4.11.
6. Ride to Hell: Retribution
One of the biggest contenders for the worst game contest. It's The Room of videogames, it's so bad it's almost good, and it's a game to recommend if only to watch it crash and burn. Explore the lives of plains bikers in the 60s, and take a dive into videogame oblivion with its infinite number tears, bugs, and glitches. Then again, there's also the dumpster audio, disposable characters, broken gameplay, and the ruefully awkward clothed sex scenes. It's so cringeworthy, it's almost worth playing. It has a PlayScore of 4.1.
5. Sacred 3
This action-adventure RPG provides an isometric taste similar to the Diablo franchise. However, the overused button-clicking is not enough for players to feel engaged.
Its boring and linear style deludes players into thinking they’re playing a game with a lot of cool loot to collect. Sadly, it’s not.With only four characters to choose from, and a limited set of customizations, it fell short of expectations. Playing it alone is tedious enough but with friends, maybe the hack and slash elements will turn out well. It gets a PlayScore of 3.99
4. Takedown: Red Sabre
This first-person tactical shooter is a black mark in the history of all kickstarter campaigns. It started off as a promising venture, being touted as a spiritual successor to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and the beloved Swat series. What the backers got, however, was an unfinished disaster riddled with bugs, glitches, weak multiplayer offerings, and broken AI. As realistic as the game was, it couldn't hold a finger to its technical mishaps. We’re better off forgetting this one. It has a PlayScore of 3.97.
3. Raven's Cry
TopWare's pirate themed action adventure is everything you loved about Assassin's Creed: Black Flag...turned into an unrecognizable monster of its former self. Well, that's a bit much, considering their naval battles were actually pretty enjoyable (Then again, they could mess everything up and we'd still eat it up BECAUSE DAMMIT THE PIRATE LIFE IS FOR ME!) Sail off into a storm of bad voice acting, game-breaking crashes, and general mediocrity. It’s time to get the captain on the plank! it receives a PlayScore of 3.87.
2. Umbrella Corps
While a little surprising for one of Japan's premiere videogame studios, it's not the first time CapCom took a dip in the pool of terrible choices. But, this second attempt at breaking into the online shooter market definitely takes the cake. As a multiplayer tactical shooter based on the Resident Evil universe, it wasn't the poster boy for original ideas. But with no real plot, unbalanced matches, clunky controls, and a community that's more dead than the zombies it boasts--there's just no rising back from that. It has a PlayScore of 3.77.
1. And the worst game on the PC is FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
That's right. Team6's 3rd installment of their Flatout series is still the definitive experience in video game notoriety. Released in 2011, no game in more than 5 years has since managed to dethrone the racing kings of sleaze. With their subtitle prophesizing their demise, FlatOut 3 was a great mess of shoddy physics, awful controls, and unbearable AI that it's hard to find any sort of redeeming feature. A landmark case of so bad, it's not even funny. It receives a PlayScore of 2.64.