While we’ve had some great games already this year, 2013 has had its fair share of shameful entries into the gaming market.
The following are the 5 lowest rated games on Metacritic for 2013 (so far).
Final Fantasy: All the Bravest (Metascore: 25)
Final Fantasy made its jump to the iOS platform earlier this year, and it didn’t exactly pay off how it was planned.
The game was described as a full and simple action-RPG, which, despite having a good look, was clunky and unimaginative.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Metascore: 33)
Despite the hope, the Walking Dead FPS disappointed fans of the show and general zombie fans all around.
Reviewers panned the game for being very short, buggy and delivering repetitive mechanics throughout the experience.
The Croods (Metascore: 38)
The Croods, the video game adaptation of DreamWorks’ latest big-screen animation, ended up being a lot less polished than its silver-screen counterpart.
The game was built by Rovio, who should’ve created something greater after building Angry Birds, but the game ended up with a Metascore of 38 on iOS and was criticised for barely using the license and offering nothing more than a brainless touching mechanic.
Primal Fears (Metascore: 39)
Primal Fears looked to have a lot going for it from early screenshots and videos. The top-down shooter from DNS development looked promising to say the least.
The PC game ended up with a Metascore of 39, and was slammed for delivering nothing original, and arrived with terrible gameplay and production values.
Let’s Fish! Hooked On (Metascore: 39)
The title of this game already set it at a disadvantage, and upon release, it was evident that something was fishy about the Vita fishing sim.
The game is said to lack any fun gameplay mechanics, and instead turns the gaming recreation of fishing into something that resembles the real thing.
What’s your worst game of 2013 so far?
Other notable mentions: Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage, Wanderer: War Song, Seduce Me, Omerta: City of Gangsters, Aliens: Colonial Marines