5. Mega Man X7
It’s surprising but yes, there is a Megaman game worse than Mighty no 9, and that is Megaman X7. This game is Megaman at it’s lowest. This one is a bit of an odd one. Capcom made such a great game with Megaman Legends, and then a few years later they release this game. Megaman X7 felt rushed, unfinished and just lacked overall polish. The Megaman X franchise had its problems after the release of X4, but this game reached a new uncharted territory when it comes to issues. Megaman X7 suffers from poor visuals, camera and terrible gameplay.
Some of the stages in this game were very poorly designed and the boss fights and voice acting was downright atrocious. Megaman X7 also introduced an annoying character named Axl, a character that is remembered for stealing all the spotlight from X. This is a game I wouldn’t recommend to even the most die-hard Megaman fans.
4. Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever is an infamous game. This particular game was in development for more than 15 years, and of course, fans were excited. The game was in development for far too long, and of course, the lengthy development created a lot of hype and fans couldn’t wait for the next instalment in the Duke Nukem franchise.
The game released in a terrible state. Almost all of the levels in this game were disappointing and the level design, in general, was poor. The game was extremely dated and felt unfinished even after the 15 years of development.
Duke Nukem Forever had no redeeming qualities. There was nothing good about the game and ruined the franchise, and for that reason, this game 100% deserves a spot in this list.
3. Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 5
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was such a mess. Tony Hawk is a great video game franchise, in fact, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is one of the best games ever made. So what went wrong with the franchise? Why was the game such a mess? Rushing to meet deadlines. That’s what happened.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was clearly rushed. The game was extremely glitchy, and buggy on launch and barely had any content. That isn’t how you release a game. At launch, the game had only two modes so there wasn’t much you could do.
The gameplay was atrocious and just was not fun, and the controls were painful. Honestly, If they ended the franchise with Pro Skater 4 then at least it would have ended on a high note.
2. Superman: The New Superman Returns
Superman: The New Superman Returns or popularly referred to as Superman 64 is by far one of the worst game I’ve ever played and it deserves its spot on this list.
The N64 was known for timeless classics like Super Mario 64 or The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Superman 64 was not one of these games, and it’s possible that this game was the worst game on the N64.
The game suffered from dated visuals and gameplay. The most annoying thing about this game was the controls. Moving Superman was a struggle, the game was sometimes unresponsive and just incredibly clunky.
1. Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog, or commonly referred to as Sonic 06 is one of the most saddening and disappointing games in video game history and forever changed the franchise. Sonic the Hedgehog didn’t start the trend of bad 3D Sonic games, but it did normalise it. This game suffered from glitches and bugs and had an insane camera. Doing anything in this game was hard.
The story in this game was laughable, and the game was just a slog to get through. This wasn’t the sonic we remembered; this was a rushed game with no redeeming qualities other than its impressive graphics. Sonic 06 is Sonic at its worst and this game, in particular, put a massive sting in the franchise.