Metacritic’s worst of 2009


Adam has already championed Metacritic’s best games of 2009, but what about the worst games of this year? By cleverly altering the site’s search criteria we were able to find the very worst that 2009 had to offer. Warning: the following ten games suck balls.

In 10th place is ATV Quad Kings (33%, Zoo) a lame and fuzzy racer which was somehow worse than Popcorn Arcade’s “Monster Trux” games. The game at 9th position is a Wii game too – CID: The Dummy (31%, Oxygen). This was knocking around the release schedules for ages and under different names (it was once known as Crash Dummy Vs The Evil D-Troit) suggesting that the developers had trouble pitching the idea to publishers. Oxygen folded a few months back: the quality of the game clearly didn’t help.

8th place goes to a quite a new release – Rogue Warrior (30%, Bethesda Softworks) on Xbox 360. It was developed by Rebellion, who also did the 2000 AD Rogue Warrior game…but this is a different rogue warrior. He’s a human and not a blue mutant, for starters. Oddly, Rebellion are responsible for the 7th worst game on the list – ShellShock 2: Blood Trails (30%, Eidos Interactive). The original ShellShock was done by Killzone 2 developers Guerrilla and wasn’t too bad. This sequel was simply bad.

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