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[FEAR Awards] The Most Disappointing Game Of 2013!

I played more games last year than I ever have, and the unfortunate downside that comes from that is the increased number of bad, bad games that come along hoping to waste my time. We’ve all been burned by a game before, it sucks, especially when you had high hopes for it.

I still haven’t forgiven Atari for the now six-year-old Alone in the Dark reboot that crashed my console when I was literally minutes from completing it. That left me with two options: I could start over in Central Park where I’d have to spend a few more hours burning devil trees again, or I could ship it back to Gamefly in favor of something better. I went with Option B.

All that’s a long-winded way of saying that voting for the games in this category is basically therapy. Now why don’t you kick off our first session by clicking that Read More link?


Greatest Gore | Best Arsenal | Best Visuals | Best Zombies | Most Original
Best DLC | Best Multiplayer | Best Indie | Best Slender Game | Scariest Game
Most Disappointing | Best New IP | Most Anticipated | Where Is It? | Horror Game of the Year

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  • I actually would have loved to see some more titles on this poll. Dead Island: Riptide, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and Dead Space 3 all come to mind in a quick thought.

    Not that those games are bad per-say, but they were very disappointing in their own right. Amnesia for example stripped away everything that made the first game so disturbing and nerve wracking and left you with a much easier game because of it.

    Let me defend that post. In the original Amnesia, if you hid in the dark for too long, your sanity would drain, and hence you would start running into very real gameplay problems. In MFP, you could kill the lantern, hide to your heart’s content, and be fine. I know some will argue that the pigs could “sense you”… but the mechanic wasn’t there, and the pigs gave up much faster than the workers in the original.

    • Adam Dodd

      Riptide is on the poll! Unfortunately, there was no shortage of bad horror games released in 2013, but for voting (with the exception of a few “special” categories) here is limited to five games per category.

  • BlazinGun5024

    The only one I can’t agree with is Riptide but that’s just my opinion.

    • Adam Dodd

      Riptide certainly wasn’t a bad game, but it really didn’t do much to improve on the first game. It’s a bad sequel.

      • BlazinGun5024

        I can’t call Riptide a bad sequel, because I enjoyed the hell out of it, but I can admit that there wasn’t much of a improvement from the first one.

  • Pav

    Definitely Dead Space 3: nothing from original game atmosphere left.

    • Pav

      From lis i picked NZA2: nothing particularly interesting, just copy of first game.

  • CTHL

    Deadly Premonition. I never got around to the 360 version (mine died around that time), so I was kinda hyped for the PS3 rerelease. I fancy myself a connoisseur of things “so-bad-it’s-good”… but this was just too-bad-to-be-so-bad-it’s-good. I enjoyed the Twin Peaks plagiarism somewhat, but the chores you had to do to get to that 10% of the game wasn’t worth it. Some of the worst gameplay I’ve ever witnessed since my Atari 2600 days… not to mentioning the PS1 era graphics (that didn’t bother me though.)

    I had more fun with Big Rigs.


  • wnio

    I’m going to have to go with Bioshock: Infinite simply because from the e3 “gameplay” demo it appeared to be more than just a generic shooter. Alas it was not.

    • Slasher716

      You must be on drugs mate… Bioshock: Infinite was EXACTLY how it appeared to be at E3. It was a great game but I’m confused because although it was a great game it’s not even a Horror game so why bring it up? o.O

    • Adam Dodd

      I loved BioShock Infinite. Like, LOOOOOOOOOOVED it.

  • SaltSlasher

    Dead Island was a lot of fun, but I didn’t try Riptide cause it had bad rap. I think the Walking Dead and Aliens games were absolutely trash.

  • KidKobun

    Aliens: Colonial Marines was a steamy pile of @#&$. Luckily I only paid $2 for a Steam code on Amazon and only bought it because it came with a $5 Amazon game credit.

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