We all have our favorite Video Game franchises, be it Fallout or Assassin’s Creed or Metal Gear Solid. But even the best of them can stumble at times, and we’ve decided to take a look at the worst games in our favorite video game franchises. Some of these games are good, just not as good as other games in the series, while others are simply bad and not worthy of the company they keep. This will be a five part list, and you can check out Part 1 here.
No matter how much I tried to like Fallout 4, I just couldn’t get past how generic of an open world the series had become. Gone are the critical decisions, or the excellent dialogue systems. It’s just shooting radioactive mutants (akin to zombies), while yet another settlement needs my help!
God Of War: Ascension
Ascension’s main fault was this it was just another God of War game, with no ambitions whatsoever. Kratos is angry again, and dudes need to be brutally killed. It’s clear that even the developers saw the shortcomings of the series and are going for a more emotionally inclined God of War in their next game.
Final Fantasy XIII
When a game takes nearly 25-30 hours to get good, it’s made a terrible mistake. I game this game a fair chance, and actually played it for about 20-25 hours before finally giving up. Maybe the game was just about to get significantly better, I just didn’t have the patience.
There’s not one single big flaw in Halo 5, and on it’s own merit, the game isn’t half bad. Maybe it’s the entire series that been on a down-slide since Halo 4, but the series just doesn’t have what it takes to distinguish itself from other shooters in the AAA segment anymore.
Street Fighter V
Over the course of the last year Street Fighter V has made significant improvements, and is actually a pretty fun game to play. But it’s not easy to get past how broken and starved for content it was at launch.
Uncharted 3 only looks bad when compared to other games in the series. It was a fun ride while it lasted, but never had the incredible highs that Uncharted 2 and 4 delivered so well.
Need for Speed just needs to stop for a while.
Gears Of War: Judgement
I actually really liked Judgement. Braid was a personable dude, and some of the gameplay design was actually really good. I don’t have anything to say against this game, except that the other Gears games were better.
Deus Ex: Invisible War
Yeah, no one asked for this.