Games differ vastly in quality, some are incredible and immersive, while others can be described simply as shovelware. Today, we deal with the latter category, focusing on the worst titles our writers have had the displeasure of playing and finding out yours. Below, you’ll find our picks of the absolute worst games of this calendar year.
Darryl: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
This was a little bit of a toss up for me as I was almost on the verge of going with Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ashes Cricket, or Fast & Furious: Showdown. While they all equally deserve the title of worst game of 2013, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is by far the worst video game I have experienced in 2013. Not only was it a slight insult to the very popular television series, it barely even comes close to the greatness of Telltale Games’ rendition of the series.
Brady: Sonic: Lost World
Thankfully I haven’t played too many terrible games in 2013 but one that wasn’t particularly great was Sonic: Lost World on the 3DS. While it wasn’t an atrocious attempt at a Sonic game, it was one that failed to capture my attention for very long. The game also didn’t do a very good job at utilising the handheld’s potential, which came across as a missed opportunity.
Bracken: Star Trek
Star Trek was unequivocally horrendous – especially for a universe that potentially has so much to offer. A joke of a storyline, gameplay mechanics that can best be described as intoxicated Mass Effect, horrible voice and character acting, and dated visuals make this title my clear worst title of 2013. And no, I fortunately did not play Aliens: Colonial Marines, in case you were wondering.