10 Worst Games for Xbox 360

It almost feels dirty to compile a list of the 10 worst games for the Xbox 360. The console has given us so many great titles and so many hours of entertainment that picking on it for its black eyes feels like punching Gandhi for not actually obtaining world peace. Still, it is important to focus on the mistakes of the past or else we will be doomed to repeat them- and trust me, these are some mistakes that should never ever be repeated.

  1. Hour of Victory. The gameplay of Hour of Victory was more dated and anachronistic than any World War II weapon messily emulated in the game. Generic, uninspired, and with a lackluster gameplay even for a WWII in 2007.

  2. Damnation. What an apt title. Damnation figures out a way to make futuristic cowboys boring- which should just be impossible. If it weren't for another title coming up on this list, this could have been the worst 360 game of last year.

  3. Infernal: Hell's Vengeance. I find nothing worse than when games, or any media, take a fantastic premise and just ruin it. In this game, heaven and hell fight a proxy war on Earth through secret corporations. Also in this game- no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

  4. History Channel: Battle for the Pacific. One of the worst World War II shooters ever made, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Not only is it hard to find a game that is uglier or more boring, but the entire time this games campaign clocks in it- two hours. Just watch two episodes of “Band of Brothers” instead.

  5. Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon. This series crashed and burned quicker than a “weather balloon” in a New Mexico desert. Path of the Furon was the death rattle of the Destroy All Humans saga, and they should probably just bury this one next to another crappy alien game that will remain nameless. It is ET. I mean ET.

  6. Jumper: Griffin's Story. The only thing surprising about this is that Jumper is the only movie inspired game that makes the worst Xbox 360 games list. Nothing more than a repetitive cash grab for an even worse movie. Has Hayden Christiansen not wrought enough horror?

  7. ShellShock 2: Blood Trails. Vietnam doesn't seem to get nearly as much attention as a game inspiration than other wars, which is a shame since there could be a lot done within the narrative of a game like that or as a commentary on war as a whole. ShellShock 2 didn't do anything like that. Instead it was one of the buggiest technological messes to hit the system.

  8. Bomberman: Act Zero. If there is one trend that needs to be left in a pool of its own blood, it is the obsession with making super serious dark updates of things. Bomberman: Act Zero is a mature and cyberpunky update to the series, and it also removes anything good about Bomberman. This is just pure blasphemy.

  9. Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. This is a pretty awful series of games anyway, but Box Office Bust will go down as a war crime against games. This is the creepy uncle who tries to hard to be cool and funny but just fails of the Xbox 360.

  10. Rogue Warrior. Not even Mickey Rourke's expletive filled dialog can save this. The dumbest AI to ever be programmed, some of the blandest graphics, and writing that makes Harry Stephen Keeler look like Neil Gaiman. All of those combined help make Rogue Warrior one of the worst games of any system and any generation, let alone on the Xbox.

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