Happy Thanksgiving, GameRevolution readers! Today is a day of celebrating everything we have to be thankful for, though that’s pretty dull, so we instead decided to talk about the worst video game turkeys we’ve ever played. You’re welcome.
The GameRevolution editorial team have shared their thoughts on the matter, and you can share your own opinions in the comments section below. As always, we’ll feature our favorite in tomorrow’s Tell GR.
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “PlayStation Home. PS Home was the distillation of everything wrong with the PS3; its in-game items were ludicrously expensive, it had a botched launch that it never quite recovered from, and its online functionality was piss-poor. I created a female avatar and every time I tried to jump in to see if it had improved, I’d immediately be accosted by one hundred sexless perverts chasing around my barely-rendered 3D character.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “I just had to play Duke Nukem Forever. A game that had spent so long in development hell, shared amongst countless developers, to eventually be shat out in 2011. I’d never played a Duke Nukem game before, and Forever proved to be a terrible introduction. Full of sexist jokes and unfunny one-liners, I cringed for most of the playthrough. At least the Achievements were easy, I suppose!”
Bradley Russell, sub-editor: “Not quite a turkey, but you might just find it in a lasagna. Horse Racing 2016 is probably the worst game I’ve ever played. There’s no charm, no style, no substance. I’m getting annoyed just thinking about it — and I only played the demo! Without hyperbole, it may have set the human race back decades, possibly centuries. It’s offensively mind-numbing and everyone (I hope no more than one person worked on this) involved should be ashamed and ostracized from their communities. I hate it. I fucking hate it.”
Michael Leri, sub-editor: “Resident Evil 6 might not be the biggest turd/turkey I’ve ever played but it’s the most memorable. Bad games are usually short. They get in, ruin your weekend, and get out. You may be a worse person and slightly closer to death in the end, but its pain is brief. RE6 was a prolonged 30-hour anesthetic-free colonoscopy with the sloppiest enemy placement and most abysmal pacing I’ve ever seen. It was endless and endlessly shitty and even though its failures gave us RE7, I’d prefer having the Uroboros virus to thinking about RE6 again.”