Awful games, you’ve got to love them – for all the wrong reasons. In order for a game to regarded as the worst of the year might not be the insult it first seems, it just might have aspects we didn’t agree with or understand or simply didn’t want to stick around for the 19 th patch of the game for it to finally get better, or perhaps, simply, the game was total garbage.
Again, the XNVR team have clubbed together to list their worst games of the year.
Darren – Crew 2
2018 has gone quickly hasn’t it? Struggling to remember most games came out this year, I do remember the summer drought of videogames, there was around 2 releases within 3 months, and it was fucking terrible, so that is close to the worst gaming moment of the year.
The worst game of the year for me has to go to Crew 2. Bland, lifeless, boring, confusing, baffling and shite – I bought the game on release and sold it less than 24 hours later.
It makes no sense, it gives a car to start in, then lets you drive around in whatever you want, the story is generic and they come and it launched with no PvP, for shame.
Matt – V-Rally 4
Now for my worst game of the year, I would struggle to call it bad in the likes of Need for Speed Payback or Homefront: The Revolution. This is more along the lines of bland and as engaging and as exciting as sticking your head in a bucket of warm wallpaper paste. V-Rally 4 while the gameplay was borderline satisfactory and there is an okay number of locations, tracks, disciplines and cars in it. The career mode is boring busy work, frustrating and confusing in terms of progression. Multiplayer is completely dead. For a game which in its past was considered as a rival to Colin Mcrae Rally (now known as DIRT). It’s just an incredibly shallow game and a pitiful return for the series after its hiatus.
Connor – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
My least favourite game is Call of Duty. They took one of the best elements to their games away and replaced it with something that is no-where near as a good as the campaigns they’ve previously produced. Once again season pass is over-priced and for what you get I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Nothing’s changed online wise, it’s the same old playlists with the same games.
Ben – Sea of Thieves
This one was a close call to make, between playing this or with a pile of horse shit, it just took the top spot for Worst Game in my opinion. Yes, it’s being updated regularly, and yes it has fresh DLC. But for some and many others, the world is too few of players, the gameplay is jagged at best.
There’s no structure to the game other than collect items, earn gold, paint boat then lose boat because you got shot down by the one chance you actually met other people. It just didn’t spark any imagination or having some form of a storyline, even if it was just quest lines that lead to a bit of lore, instead of making yourself look like a top arse. I did have a laugh for a short while, playing shanties with my friends online and firing them out of canons into the stranded ocean, but it just promised a lot and delivered very little for me.
Rhys – FIFA 19
I do hate FIFA as far as I can throw the controller, however, I always seem to buy it for some unknown reason, I have found that playing with other people can make the experience slightly more bearable, but not by much. With this serious, it doesn’t feel like anything is new, and I’ve had this feeling since FIFA 12, as that was the last FIFA that I liked. Even though the graphics are good, it doesn’t quite sway my thoughts, and feel the series needs to do something different to avoid being too stale.
Ryan – Dynasty Warriors 9
As a fan of dynasty warriors, I was intrigued that they decided to go open world. I know the game never changes much but I still enjoy playing them but after playing the free trial the disappointment was real. Open world? What was the point it’s shocking it simply didn’t need it or work which is a real shame as it may of come up on my radar otherwise.