Throughout the years, we have seen many horrible video games. Some bad games are absolute trash while others have a few redeeming factors, making it somewhat playable. There are a select few video games that are so bad, people want to play them just to see what the fuss is about. Here are a few terrible video games that you secretly want to play.
Deadly Premonition is a 2010 open-world survival horror game that is in a league of its own. You play as an FBI special agent named Francis York Morgan who is investigating a strange murder of a young woman that has taken place in the small country town of Greenvale. The town is full of strange people who tell you about a murderer named the Raincoat killer. You try to hunt him down but very bizarre things start to giving you more clues on what is really going on in Greenvale.
This game is one of the most unique and strange games you will ever play. It is very similar to a TV show by David Lynch called Twin Peaks. Some parts of Deadly Premonition are blatant rip-offs of scenes from the show. Anyone who has seen Twin Peaks will tell you it is one of the weirdest shows of the 90s. Deadly Premonition almost tops Twin Peaks with its bizarre storyline and style of gameplay. The game is full of weird mini-games that almost serve no purpose. There is a mini-game where you put on a suit, smoke a cigarette, and even have a shave.
As you get further into the game, more strange things occur with some of these things making no sense. The controls are awful, the story is one of the most confusing plotlines in video game history, and the graphics are severely dated. That being said, Deadly Premonition still has a charm to it. The game has built up a huge cult following due it its broken gameplay and David Lynch style. You will either love this game or think its one of the biggest pieces of trash you have ever played in your life.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser
This 1998 first-person shooter was actually supposed to be the sequel to the movie Lost World. You play as a woman named Anne who’s plane crashes in Jurassic Park a year after the events in Lost World takes place. You must fight off dinosaurs while you try to figure out how to escape the island.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser is a perfect example of a game that was way ahead of its time. It was the first video game to have ragdoll physics and one of the first games that used artificial intelligence for its graphics engine. Unfortunately, the developers were too ambitious and the game turned out to be terrible. The game was full of bugs and the control scheme was very clunky.
What is interesting about Jurassic Park: Trespasser is that many great games such as Half-Life 2 have been inspired by the game. Ragdoll physics is used in many modern games and the unique control scheme has been in games such as Octodad and Surgeon Simulator. Jurassic Park: Trespasser’s vast history and revolutionary mechanics have intrigued many games to go back and play the game even though it was rated one of the worst games of 1998.
American McGee Presents Bad Day L.A.
American McGee Presents Bad Day L.A. is a third-person action game for the PC that was released in 2006. You play as a homeless man who has to save the city as chaos breaks out. Many natural disasters occur while anarchy breaks out on the streets. This hilarious premise should make for a great video game, right?! Wrong! American McGee Presents Bad Day L.A. fails in almost every way and is downright terrible.
The game attempts to be a political satire and tries to critic the government but the message is lost in the ridiculousness of the game. The humor in the game is so crude and immature that only a preteen boy could find it funny.
Even though the game is hot water trash, something about being a homeless guy trying to save the world makes gamers want to play it. Its cartoony nature and wacky plot makes it very unique. Not many games allow you to play as a machine gun-wielding homeless man yelling obscene slurs and fart jokes at his enemies.
Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is a 2003 racing game that is known as one of the worst video games of all time. The game was released unfinished. You can drive through buildings, fall through bridges, and go faster driving backward than you would going forward. Your racing opponent doesn’t even leave the starting line! If you do make it to the finish line, you are greeted with a screen congratulating you that reads, “You’re Winner!” Since the game as the reputation of being the worst racing games ever created, many people flock to it just to see if it’s that bad.
Since the game is completely broken and there is no way to lose, you can still have fun laughing at how horrible the game is. You can waste hours driving around finding glitches that will leave you asking, “How the hell was this game able to be released?” You can even drive completely off the games map into a white abyss and then back again while still ending up in 1st place. To get any real enjoyment from Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing, you have to play it like an open world sandbox instead of a racing game. Its amazing how much fun you can have messing around in this completely horrible, broken game.