We’ve all played plenty of good games over the years, but what about the bad games we’ve enjoyed, too? A game doesn’t need to be perfect for us to get a kick it out of it. Sometimes, it doesn’t need to be good at all. Though there are only rare instances when we’ll appreciate a game that’s fundamentally a bit off, we’ve still played the hell out of a bad game or two in our time.
Below, the GameRevolution editorial team have listed the best “bad” games that they’ve played, and now we want to hear from you. Share your favorite bad games in the comments section and we’ll feature our favorite response!
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “Deadly Premonition. Its dull, grey open-world is weirdly comforting thanks to its shoddy PS2 vibe, and all of the technically “bad” things about it combine for an unforgettable experience. Sure, it might rip off Twin Peaks a whole bunch, but it does so with its own goofball charm.”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “I’d have to say my favorite “bad” game is Mass Effect Andromeda. On release it was just a mess, but if you treated it like a comedy instead of a serious sci-fi action RPG then it was amazing. NPCs sliding around, bad facial expressions, and stiff acting all add up into a hilarious package if you’re willing to lighten up and enjoy the ride. Unfortunately, most of the fun stuff is now patched out, and instead of being hilarious it’s just a serviceable title with a decent story now.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “Medal of Honor: Warfighter. I loved that game’s focus on teamwork in multiplayer. Having a partner and working together made for a very unique experience. The single-player was also pretty good!”
Michael Leri, features editor: “While Deadly Premonition might be the easy answer, Deadpool is probably a better pick for me. I got both the PS3 and PS4 platinum trophies, but it is not a good enough game to justify playing it twice. The controls are sticky, the level design is dreadfully boring, and the out of place music sucks. But I’ll be damned if High Moon didn’t nail the character and craft a genuinely hilarious game that understood who Deadpool is. The perfectly meta story and laugh out loud moments were more than enough to compensate for the numerous mediocre to terrible aspects of that game.”