More Reviews
REVIEWS Wayward Manor Review
Not even the power of Neil Gaiman and The Odd Gentlemen could save this game from a fate worse than death: a terrible score.

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red Review
"Unlimited World Red"? More like "Sorta Limited Town and Extended Areas... Red. And Blue. And Some Yellow."
More Previews
PREVIEWS Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Preview
Abandoning paint for clay, Nintendo gets crafty with Kirby once more.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Sacred 3
Release date: 08/05/14

Hohokum
Release date: 08/12/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14


LATEST FEATURES How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.

We Absolutely Should Be Upset With Club Nintendo's Latest Elite Rewards
Surveys out the wazoo and I get a code for Dr. Luigi?
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Kakulukia
Why Sunset Overdrive Can Go Suck A Lemon
By Kakulukia
Posted on 07/14/14
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...

Top 5 Worst Rockstar Games

Posted on Friday, May 11 @ 13:00:00 Eastern by

And the worst two Rockstar Games Are....


2) Smuggler's Run (Game Boy Advance)

Sure, Smuggler's Run for the PS2 was fun! You got to drive around, go up huge mountains, and generally explore a huge environment while doing jumps and flips and sh**. Really, if you've never played this game splitscreen, you're missing out.

What wasn't fun was Smuggler's Run for the Game Boy Advance. The neat effects and physics were completely lost in the apocalyptic-grainy wasteland of the GBA. Let's not forget the complete void of anything resembling a sense of speed. At best the texture on the ground changes from one shade... to another.

I'm sure GBA owners appreciated the love from Rockstar, but there were times during Smuggler's Run that it actual felt like vitriol and hate. The 29 missions were so unbelievably tedious and the AI you frequently raced against couldn't be bothered to try anything remotely clever.

All in all, Smuggler's Run was terrible, but not as terrible as....


1) Surfing H3O (PlayStation 2)

I have to pay respect to Dr. Moo's original review of Surfing H3O here at GameRevolution, so here are a few choice selections from his critique of the worst Rockstar game of all time:

Surfing H30 already starts off with a huge strike against it simply because of its name. H30? What the hell is that? We all know that H20 is water. So what happens when you add an extra hydrogen molecule? More fun? Bigger waves? I'm no chemist, but if H20 = water, then H30 has got to equal something like The Blob.

Which, as it turns out, is a good analogy. Surfing H30 is a blob of a game, a mindless, wandering ball of gaming waste aiming to devour your money, though at least it comes with a free toy.



The big novelty here is a little plastic surfboard attachment that comes packaged with the game. You snap it on to the analog sticks, and suddenly pushing down on the sticks to activate the L3 and R3 buttons is made easier. I'll admit that the attachment has its charm for about 5 minutes, after which it becomes a great bathtub accessory. Surf's up, rubber duckie!

I should mention that playing without the little plastic surfboard is about as much fun as stabbing yourself in the eye with a little plastic surfboard. I'm not exaggerating.

The lackluster presentation, awkward control, and unbelievably shallow gameplay make this the first official bottom feeder for the PS2. Sic 'em, Jaws.

Can you think of any other horrible one-offs from Rockstar Games? Let us know in the comments! Max Payne 3 is available May 15th on Xbox 360 and PS3 and May 29th, on PC.

comments powered by Disqus




More On GameRevolution