Worst Games of All Time – PlayStation Consoles

Worst Games of All Time – PlayStation Consoles

From 1988 until now, the PlayStation lives on… Unfortunately, so do the PlayStation’s worst ever games.

Before we get started thinking about all the bad PlayStation games, here’s a little history lesson. A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, PlayStation’s story began. Interestingly, at first Sony and Nintendo were working together to develop a disc-based console known as the Super Disc (This was in 1988).

Nintendo was dominating the video game market at the time, and of course, Sony wanted in on the action. Sadly, in the end, Nintendo cut ties with Sony and what was the Super Disc, never came into fruition. Instead the PlayStation 1 came to be. 

PlayStation (PS1)

The Original PlayStation brought video games to more households than any of the consoles before its time. In fact, it’s legacy still holds strong today with remakes or original PlayStation games hitting the shelves left, right and centre!

Obviously, the PlayStation’s success was most likely due to its large array of great classics such as Crash Bandicoot, MediEvil, Rayman, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Silent Hill… Hell, the list goes on! But, like with any game console, good games also mean bad games.

When it comes to the worst PS1 games, most people would most likely choose Bubsy 3D, and I can see why. Released at approximately the same time as Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot, it honestly just doesn’t compare. The graphics, controls, framerate. It’s just all wrong, and I can’t help but think with a bit more work Bubsy 3D could have been good… Well perhaps (A bit like Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.)

Personally, the worst PlayStation game I ever bared witness to was a terrible port of a game called Ubik

Ubik is a bad point and click game initially released in 1998. The gameplay is slow, the graphics are blocky, and well everything is just dull. The game uses (mainly) only two buttons as you explore a badly rendered Blade Runner-esque world. Just take a look at it!

Dis-honourable mentions: Celebrity Deathmatch, Planet of the Apes, Spice World, South Park.

PlayStation 2

With over 155 million units sold worldwide, the PlayStation 2 still holds the crown for the best selling console ever. So let’s have a look at another best, sorry not sorry worst seller… Charlie’s Angels which, may I add probably sold about three units… Who knows, who cares!?

Anyway, Charlie’s Angels is a beat ’em up published by none other than Ubisoft. It is based on the first and second movies in the series and is basically a brainless buggy mess. Everything from the plot, sound effects, camera angles right through to the controls, bugs and AI… It is all just terrible. I mean just check out the gameplay below.

Dis-honourable mentions: Catwoman, Army Men: Green Rogue, Little Britain, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness

PlayStation 3

Giving the Xbox 360 a run for its money was the PlayStation 3. Offering free online services and well known Sony exclusives the PS3 provided great competition for Microsoft.

Interestingly, the 360 and the PS3 both incorporated an online store which gave users the chance to buy the same games they could acquire in-store at home, and this included exclusive download-only games. These games would mainly consist of arcade games at first; in fact, it was rare to see a AAA title in the online store at all in the early days.

Amy was meant to be a PlayStation exclusive that would bridge the gap between big-budget AAA titles and high quality affordable downloadable only games…

Amy PS3

Unfortunately, the idea turned into nothing other than an abomination: non-existent collision detection and incredibly lousy story. As well as terrible controls and an infuriating checkpoint system, these are just a few of the many problems that plague this game. If I was to list all of the issues the list would be pages long. Check out some gameplay below.

Dis-honourable mentions: Thor: God Of Thunder, Terminator Salvation, Tony Hawk’s Ride, Golden Axe: Beast Rider, Rambo: The Video Game.

PlayStation 4

Introducing the eighth generation of gaming. A generation that has gifted us some of the best games to date, enter the PlayStation 4. With amazing next-generation titles such as God of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Spider-Man (PS4) you’d think that bad games would start to fade out… Unfortunately, in a time of DLC, microtransactions, early access, F2P (free to play) and limited online quality control, bad games seem to be hitting the market just as often as ever.

Speaking of early access Life of Black Tiger is a game that would probably fail to get past Steam Greenlight and that’s saying something… This said, it is available on PlayStation 4 and was promoted by Sony nonetheless…

Life of black tiger

Life of Black Tiger is the type of game that makes you feel ill. It is something you would expect to find available for PC in the early 2000s and come with a virus (or maybe the game is a virus… I don’t know).

The fact that this game exists on PS4 is laughable. Gameplay constitutes of following poorly translated commands that instruct you to ‘collect smells’ or kill a set number of people… I’ll let some gameplay do the talking…

Dis-honourable mentions: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, Knack, Horse Racing 2016, Putty Squad, Battleborn, Pay to win games.

Of course, many many games could have made this list, however, these are some of my worst titles for the PlayStation era.

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