The Worst Games on GOG (3 Stars or Less Overall)108votes I like it
tfishell says: (from Reviews) The publisher decided to milk their rights to the series and hired an Indian studio to make them an expansion for the lowest cost possible. If it wasn't for the community patch this game would be an absolute horror.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) It's so focused on tabs, controls, checkboxes and sliders that it doesn't allow you to make choices, or if it does, it fails to give good feedback. The AI controlled Governors will fight you for everything you want.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) The game is /incredibly/ short and poorly optimized, and devolves from what started out as interesting storyline into basically what the free game was - collecting pages and jumping scares. Stick with free.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) No competition, no one to fight, no trying to muscle in on you; you just build up, paying off police now and then until you own everything in the maps available. It's a short game lacking a lot of aspects for the price.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) Empire Earth III lost Empire Earth's old style, going to a fast-paced RTS with little maps. The goal is not playing 1 single map but conquering sectors, and the result lacks fun, strategy, depth.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) This game may not fully deserve the bad rap, with surprisingly good writing and humor, but most time is spent in QTE-like minigames. No Al Lowe, no point 'n click adven., just repetitive arcade gameplay with some nudity.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) It has bad and lazy storytelling, poor level design, and a clear lack of understanding for canon and the characters that were established in prior games. Technical problems abounded in the initial release.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) An infamous, enormous letdown of a game that was suppose to rejuvenate the FPS genre and instead lost John Romero most of his industry credibility. "John Romero's About To Make You His Bitch....Suck it down" - memorable but offensive.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) It fell into the same trap that many other game series fell for: 3D. Simon 3D looks terrible, has bad controls, and dumb 3D-terrain-style puzzles. Finding hidden stuff is brutal unless you know where it is.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) As an unfinished product, most new things seem rushed and stupid. And with cut content, AOD's story is a mess. The old TR control scheme was replaced with a clunky new system, and combat is sticky and horrible.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) Wanna-be Dragon's Lair w/ awful animation and intolerable voices. Game length wasn't long, as [madcartoonist] played it over the course of two evenings. There are better choices on GOG if you are an adventure game fan.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) The game is about two things: hectic gameplay and pure luck. Human and AI act in real time, so fast assignment of lords is crucial. It's not total rubbish, but it looked old and outdated even when it was first published.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) There is almost no story, the role playing elements are fairly shallow, the npcs are just silly, the voice acting is terrible and the ending is disappointing. It's a very linear, boring, and badly designed game.
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) OMF 2097 was the best fighting game for PC; this was almost universally scorned. A Team17 compilation (along with ProjectX and another game) might make sense, but alone for 5.99$? Could buy it for the nostalgia, but...
tfishell says: (2 1/2 stars) (from Reviews) This is one the worst modern soccer games ever. The AI is inconsistent at best, but mostly cheats. The mechanics when taking a corner are broken. The camera is horrendous and has only one angle.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) The game has a nice dark melancholic mood, an atmospheric soundtrack and a good story premise, but there are ACHIEVEMENTS that POP UP and BREAK IMMERSION. Perhaps worth a buy if the devs allow one to turn them off in a future patch.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) Glitchy, low-polygon graphics; poor AI; generic sound effects; terrible controls; and an unforgiving difficulty make this game difficult to recommend despite the kickass weapons and badass monsters (T-Rexs, goblin hordes, etc.)
tfishell says: (from Reviews) This game is bad. The racing game play is bad. And the commentator Lance Boyle is weird and creepy. Sound and music in this game are so-so. The game tough at first and has flaws like not being able to save in arcade mode.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) GOG appears to have included patch v1.03 that fixed most of the quest breaking bugs. However, even if the bugs are fixed, it's still nowhere near as good as the older titles. The story is too far removed from the series.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) It's based on Verne's famous story, but this one develops too slowly, and you'll find yourself doing obscure tasks. Most of the mini puzzles were disabled and many of the tasks were 'click on it to complete'.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) Still Life 1 was good, but this has repetitive gameplay, bugs, and an nonengaging story. It lacks most elements that made Still Life 1 an enjoyable thriller. The concept of a maniac from a C-movie makes it worse.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) The story is nice, but the game is too short (less then 4 hours) and it ends just when it is becoming interesting, telling you that you need to wait for next episode. Even with the amazing Dracula trilogy thrown in this is a bad buy.
tfishell says: Prian: I thought the crazy story and characters would be worth it, but i got taught better. Charmless and boring are the two words that ring my synapses when i hear the name of this one.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) It's not new or something that will make you go crazy but it's fun. The interface for ordering units to take actions was difficult to use. Movement is clunky and controlling units frustrating.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) Fiddly camera controls, combat that often has Jim shooting off into nowhere, and uncreative gameplay - stick to the old 2D platformers instead. Jim's move to 3D wasn't good; this game is your basic half-baked 3D platformer.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) A "casual walking simulator" that is a letdown compared to the first one.
tfishell says: (from Reviews) This game is comparable to the Hitman series (although far more linear), but later levels are lacking good hints and may require a walkthrough. In addition, design and other aspects feel rushed and should have been polished
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