Top 10 Videogame Flops

Submitted by: triplej 8 years ago Tech
http://retro.ign.com/articles/934/934001p1.html?%3F

In an industry as hit-driven and hype-driven as videogames, disasters take on epic qualities. Here are the 10 crappiest.
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Female 189
I didn`t think pac man was too bad ;/
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Male 2,553
eh
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Female 175
wow, they destoryed pac-man...
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Male 364
One of the things that killed off the Dreamcast were the failures of the 32x and the Saturn. Shame, really, as the Saturn kicked ARSE! I still play my Dreamcast - am a ledg at Crazy Taxi.
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Male 1,468
Aretsuku-kun, SADX2 was great on the dreamcast. DON`T F.UCK WITH THE DREAMCAST.
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Male 3,296
what no gears of war 2???

lol jk

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Female 10
hahaha everyone hated ET, i think they probably all killed themselves after making it.
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Male 5,194
They forgot "Tattoo Assassins".
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Male 308
Oh, and no dreamcast?
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Male 308
E.T. was the worst game ever made, period.
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Female 106
Messiah was an AMAZING game. Shenmue as well. wtf.
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Male 1,232
I thought ET would be number one. I heard nearly all the games were sent back so they burried it all in a desert.
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Male 285
yea those games definatly sukd and tankd .. not much else to add lol
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Male 619
What about the Lynx. Or the Atari 5200. I bought one of those. They only came out with about 8 games for the thing.
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Male 2,148
Wow... some video games/systems suck kcompared to others and some programmers screwed up... impressive. Come on, I`m more now than I was when I clicked the link.
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Male 3,842
So funny putting Pac-Man for the Atari 2600 at #1, because I remember when I was a kid, going shopping with my Dad and finding a "bargain bin" full of Atari 2600 games for only $1 - so I looked and looked for anything good, but there were dozens and dozens of unsold copies of only two titles: Pac-Man and BurgerTime! So my Dad bought me Pac-Man and I played it and thought it strange that Pac-Man could not turn and face in the direction that he was moving. I still have it.
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Male 62
Hm. Forgot to mention the N-Gage.
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Male 512
What? No Zero Wing?! Are you kidding? All Your Base = epic translation fail!
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Male 32
they forgot the sega saturn
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Female 2,064
...and once again, my videogame knowledge doesn`t fail. Good work, brain!
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Female 2,064
Alright, before I click the link, I`m going to guess E.T. as being one of them.
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Male 3,412
What about the Phillips CD-i?
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Male 330
PAC-MAN!? WHAT!? you gotta be shi*in me.
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Male 392
I`m sure it`s because I`m dumb, but I don`t understand why they put Shenmue on there. Most people want another sequel to the game, and I`ve met many who thought the second was good.

What gets me though is they say "the sequel on the Xbox.". Hang on, the sequel was on the Dreamcast! I`ve either taken that out of context, or for a site people use often for gaming, they sure don`t have a clue what they`re talking about.

Personally too, I liked Lair and Driver 3. Lair looked great, and regardless of popular opinion the controls worked fine. Driver 3, whilst not brilliant, was fun to mess around in.

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Male 34
Leothen, you do realise you can`t read, right? Nothing I said was contrary to that. The point of what I said was those games weren`t flops enough to be on the list. Second, if you knew anything at all, you would know that everyone knows Shenmue wasn`t a bad game at all, it failed because most gamers have ADHD. Daikatana wasn`t too bad, it was its ad campaign that killed it. Flops don`t mean the game sucks. If you try to correct someone, you should first make sure you`re not the one who`s clueless, you silly American.
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Male 3,014
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Male 193
What about the Sega 32X and the Sega CD?
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Male 17,512
No mention of the Neo-Geo, Hmmm.
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Female 15,763
Oh, I forgot bout Atari....

Yeah.

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Male 339
i loved the virtual boy
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Male 50
What No mention of The Virtual Boy?
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Male 3,014
@leothen: He means that they could have picked bigger failures for the list.
@Opie: Atari Pac-Man was awful. Look it up.
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Female 15,763
Pac-Man?

Seriously!?

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Male 5
12charmaxxx, you DO realize that it`s called the Top 10 Videogame FLOPS, right? As in, the bad ones?
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Male 34
Angel of Darkness? Driv3r? Shenmue? Was this really the best they could come up with for a "top" 10? IGN sucks right up there with GameSpot, but this is a pretty bad list even by their standards.
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Male 342
*Nokia
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Male 342
No mention of the Nokie N-Gage?
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Male 2,313
How is Perfect Dark Zero not on this list? It was so hyped, but so terribad.
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Male 1,078
Not Pac-man!
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Male 291
i refuse to read the part about shenmue :P
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Female 767
Pac-Man!
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Male 18
Spore on the Nintendo Ds is a big bag of crap...avoid. Also, Star Wars The Force Unleashed on the DS is dreadful...you have been warned.
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Female 214
spore definitely wasn`t as good as they made it out to be, but i guess it wasn`t really a flop because it still sold well
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Male 1,365
No Drake and the 7 dragons?
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Male 1,825
At least i hope that was a video game. Or a dream.
*shivers*
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Male 548
lol i have superman. it is soooo pooty
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Male 4,680
Silverlake, he was kidding -_-

I`m surprised they didn`t put black and white on the list. Then again, it wasn`t that bad, just over-hyped (like its sequel and spore)

Heh, I remember all the hype centred around lair. Interestingly, about a year and a half after the game was released, Sony released a downloadable pack for the flop (a couple of new dragons).

Also remember all the driv3r hype, then the review that followed. In the front page of the magazine, it had an introduction basically stating that it was a boring month for games etc. Then at the bottom: "oh, by the way, you may have noticed that there`s no mention of driv3r. Why? Because it`s RUBBISH".

Too young to remember any of the others though. Shame really.

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Male 764
where did you see that kenny?
and lol they made a console version of pac-man back then?
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Male 1,825
Was there really any surprise when prison rape: the game flopped? I mean really. Really.
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Male 382
Link: Top 10 Videogame Flops [Rate Link] - In an industry as hit-driven and hype-driven as videogames, disasters take on epic qualities. Here are the 10 crappiest.
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