The 10 Most Disappointing Games of 2011



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  1. The Cartel was disappointing because they took it out of the Western setting? What about the fact that it was one of the most racist, offensive games made in recent memory??

    • That is also a pretty disappointing part of the game. Unfortunately, I wanted to keep each blurb concise, but there are plenty more reasons why each game fell short.

    • Not to mention horribly misinformed, about the very real (and terrible) events it is portraying.

  2. MW3 was the most disappointing game of 2011… it’s the best hyped and worst Call of Duty of all time, Single player was too short and was more like Modern warfare 2.5 and the multiplayer was so 1 dimensional that without survival mode i would’ve traded the game in months ago, as it happens i traded it 2 weeks ago out of sheer frustration, something i’ve never done with a COD, back to Blops and MW3 it is for me!!

    • For you maybe, but I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who are playing the multiplayer right now and not feeling one bit of disappointment. And we have to keep those people in mind. It may not be for all, but it does work for a lot of gamers.

    • I agree mw3 should be on this list its a huge disapointment sold it two weeks after buying it on midnight worst call of duty i have played. im back on good old blops

  3. *BF3 i mean.

  4. Can someone write the list in comments, I can’t read the list because of new format! My net connection is really slow that’s why it won’t get to next page! Had to wait for 10 minutes to see second page.

    • I moved on from the horrible world of dialup just last year. Hope you don’t have to stay there much longer. Here’s the list:

      SOCOM 4
      Call of Juarez: The Cartel
      Transformers: Dark of the Moon
      Spider-Man: Edge of Time
      Duke Nukem Forever
      X-Men: Destiny
      Dragon Age II

  5. Were people actually expecting the Thor and Transformers games to be good? Isn’t it conventional wisdom that games based on movies suck?

    • Yeah, I think those entries were a misuse of the word “disappointing.” I guess 5′s too few and 10′s too many.

    • As is said in the post Dark of the Moon is from High Moon who knocked it out of the park with War for Cybertron. To see a developer who nailed Transformers stumble because they were forced to make a rushed movie tie-in is disappointing.

      And for Thor it was a case of “that movie turned out to be pretty good, but boy did that game fail to capture any of that.”

      • You neeever get your hopes up for a movie tie-in, regardless of the developer. Even if the movie’s good (Thor), and especially if it’s not (Transformers).

        While we’re on this subject, have there ever been, like, studies done that show that movie tie-ins are a viable enterprise? I mean, I can’t really imagine ever having the thought that, “That movie was awesome, I wanna play a videogame of it!” And that seems to me to be the only reason that rushing a videogame to release alongside a movie would be a good idea. Or is it more about gaming-ignorant parents wanting to buy games for their kids, and taking any context they can get in order to pick a game?

  6. Dragon Age 2 would not have been such a bad game if it was published under a different name. However the fact that for some unknown reason bioware decided to just ignore the millions of questions left after Dragon Age 1 and publish a completely irrelevant game about your DA1 characters cousin is byond my comprehension. It dissapointed me right from the 1st minute. I still played the game but i didn’t get that epic feeling i got from the first one or the same attachment to the characters :/

    • I felt attached to the characters well enough, but yeah, in scope it was just too small. But even then, enjoyed the story much more than the generic DA:O story.

      • Don’t get me wrong i still enjoyed the game but it was by no way Dragon Age 2. It was “Something related to Dragon Age 1″ And i’m not talking about origins i’m talking about the main game… I don’t think i’ve ever been standing wanting for more info on the story so much than the way the original game ended. Especially about morrigan…

        • Yeah, Morrigan was a missed opportunity, too bad they left it like that. Let’s hope she returns in DA 3 :D

  7. i agree with dragon age 2 being repetative! there were so many momments that had me saying, “again?”

  8. I really like socom, with the move…

  9. These puns at the end of each entry are simply unacceptable. If someone ingested the cheese flowing from those puns, they’d die of constipation.

  10. DNF was a fun game.
    I don’t care what anyone says.

  11. Dead Island should be on this list.

  12. For me the biggest disappointment has to be BF3. Not for sucking but for not kicking MW3′s ass. BF3 had a huge ad campaign and tried to crush MW3′s ad campaign by saying such phrases like “above the call” and show how awesome the game is with fantastic trailers. But in the end gave a crappy console beta and did’t even sell a quarter of what MW3 did.

    • I play only single player campaigns, and yeah, BF3 was a huuuge disappointment after Bad Company 2′s fun campaign. The engine sucked big time too, never really felt any weight while shooting enemies, the story was too serious and boring. MW3′s campaign was the same old again, but much more fun than BF3′s campaign..

  13. I guess I don’t understand because I never played Brink, but the game sounds awesome. I heard someone compare Gotham City Impostors to Brink…and I love that game. Solomon Grundy no understand >:|

  14. Of course those games sucked they were movie video games (mostly)

  15. My biggest disappintment was Star Wars force unleashed 2… the story was odd to begin with, and left you hanging at the end. Also correct me if I’m worng but lucas arts states that they are not making any more, which is fine, but still no real ending to the story.

  16. the most dissapointing that i play is need for speed the run. You can just finish the game in just 2hours.the most worst racing game i ever played.EA u suck.

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