Video Games with Poor Reviews

The rundown is really not exhaustive, but it includes most visible instances of games known for their everlasting negative reaction, or in the case of titles like Final Fantasy XIV and No Man’s Sky, at their initial release before being reworked with content updates via patches. The list largely excludes certified tie-in games for movies or tv programs, which are widely regarded as shovelware by the sector and are not anticipated to have high costs of production because they are operating normally by non-AAA development companies.



E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial received harsh criticism for its low-quality graphics and repetitive and confusing gameplay. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 is partly based on Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film with the same name, and was reportedly coded in just 5 weeks to be released in moment for the 1982 festive season. The game sold 1.5 million copies, falling short of Atari’s expectations of five million units. Furthermore, many of the cartridges sold were returned to the company because many customers found the game to be unenjoyable.


1988, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1988 edge activity computer game for the Nintendo Entertainment System established by Advance Communications and authored by Bandai. It is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novel Strange Case of Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll. The game shifts between both the characters of Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll  based on the player’s ability to avoid or cause damage.