[RIP PS2] Best Worst Games!

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[The PS2 is now officially discontinued! We wanted to give this mighty system a proper farewell so we’re dedicating an entire week to it.]

The Playstation 2 was filled with amazing games that still hold up and changed the way we played some genres. On the other hand, the PS2 was also home to some really fucking shitty games. I already brought you my favorite PS2 games of all time. Well, here’s a new kind of list: The top 10 best worst games. You know with movies, how sometimes you have a “BAD MOVIE NIIIIIGHT” with your friends? You end up watching a movie you know will be terrible, but you do it anyway because you know you’ll all get some form of entertainment from it?

These are games that we looked forward to day and night and they ended up disappointing the hell out of us. We’d go so far as to say that everybody should play them, if only to see what a good game doesn’t look like. I called on the help of Tyler, since honestly I couldn’t think of more than five games that fit this description for me. Call me a fangirl.

In a time where it seemed like Dragon Ball Z games could finally do no wrong (the Budokai series, Legacy of Goku II, and Supersonic Warriors will always hold special places in my heart), Sagas came out and was the only DBZ game I ever didn’t want to finish. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s the worst DBZ game ever. How do you mess up a DBZ brawler, anyway? Oh, right. By making it slow paced and making the player spend most of the game punching Saibamen. Sigh.

Look, I hate to admit that I ever looked forward to these piles, but I did, okay? During a time before I knew what a juggalo or even what backyard wrestling was all about, there was a Tyler that loved wrestling games. WCW/NWO Revenge is probably one of my most played games ever and that love later translated to the Ultimate Muscle games and, of course, the Def Jam games. I was hoping for more of that. Instead, I got a game that made me wish I was just /listening/ to Insane Clown Posse. I’ve never wished that before.

Everyone that’s so upset with what DmC is doing to “ruin” your beloved franchise? Look at this mess right here. This is how you ruin Devil May Cry. Taking Dante and bolting him down with a slow, rigid battle system, removing everything that made Devil May Cry the success that it was, and let’s not forget that second disc where you had to play through the game as… Who even knows? No one cared then and no one cares now. This game made more than devils cry.

Driv-three-ar was not the seminal third game in a popular car-jacking series on the PS2. Not in the slightest. DRIV3-Are? More like DRIV3-AREN’T.

The only thing I remember about The Urbz was the unforgettable sound of all my hopes and dreams shattering simultaneously. As someone who had no access to a PC and therefore The Sims, I was anxiously awaiting this console-focused entry. I even had to buy a new memory card to play it because the save file it required was so huge. Most expensive rental ever.

 

Oh my god, this game. If you never played it, I’m honestly kind of sad for you. Resident Evil Outbreak had the best premise ever; You and three other people online are moving through a level escaping a zombie invasion. Sounds familiar? Before Left 4 Dead came out, I had this to satisfy my craving for a co-operative zombie survival experience. This. With its terrible controls. Each character had their own perks and abilities (to my knowledge, the fat dude’s only characteristic was that he couldn’t hide under beds) and you had to communicate with each other to stay alive. Funniest thing about that? There was no voice chat.

I will admit I didn’t play Gun until last year, but already I knew it’d be a best worst experience. I mean, literally, within the first cutscenes of the game there was a ridiculous Maury moment as the main character’s father tells him he’s really not his father. Like Days of Our Lives with buffalo and rifles. Red Dead Redemption did it far better.

I had so many Guncon games to validate my purchase of the two Guncons with Time Crisis II. Dino Stalker seemed like a great buy. Dinosaurs and shooting, what’s not to like? This game is fucking ridiculous. I don’t remember most of it, but I do remember horrible controls using the Guncon’s control pad on the back and incredibly easy enemies. Not to mention the story had a douchebag main character that time travels.

The Getaway was awesome in so many ways; your character took visible damage, you had to follow driving laws when you went around the free-roam world… The Getaway was also terribly infuriating in so many ways; you got your ass kicked constantly and unforgivably, you had to follow driving laws when you went around the free-roam world…

Rockstar hates going to E3 because people paid more attention to this than Grand Theft Auto III back at the expo in 2001. Enough said.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jak_Pearcy Jack Pearce

    Just putting it out now, State of Emergency was great arcade-ish style gaming, maybe it’d would have done better as a beat-em-up over missions though.

    • http://www.twinfinite.net/ idsanty

      I loved the announcer from the game as a kid.

    • MikeEaton

      I seem to recall that was the game that everybody was talking about, while GTA3 just kind of showed up on shelves.

      I’ve got to say, I’m a little disappointed by the omission of Enter the Matrix. That game was amazing!

      • http://www.twinfinite.net/ idsanty

        I never played it! Words can’t describe how much I wanted that game to be good. When reviews started coming out, I was depressed.

    • MikeEaton

      I seem to recall that was the game that everybody was talking about, while GTA3 just kind of showed up on shelves.

      I’ve got to say, I’m a little disappointed by the omission of Enter the Matrix. That game was amazing!

  • LawofTD

    This just reads as a worst of list, not a best worst of thing.

    • http://www.twinfinite.net/ idsanty

      THANKS MATT