Take a look below for our list of 10 of the worst PC games to be released so far.
1. Big Rigs Over the Road Racing
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is a 2003 racing video game developed by Stellar Stone and published by GameMill Publishing. The player controls a semi-trailer truck (a “big rig”) and races a stationary opponent through checkpoints on US truck routes. Stellar Stone, based in California, outsourced the game’s development to Ukraine, and the game was released on November 20, 2003.
Due to a multitude of bugs and lack of proper gameplay, Big Rigs was critically panned, became the worst-rated game on review aggregator websites Metacritic and GameRankings, and has been frequently cited as one of the worst video games of all time by gaming publications. The game has also attracted a cult following since its release.
2. Extreme Paintbrawl
Extreme Paintbrawl is a paintball video game released for DOS/Microsoft Windows on October 31, 1998. The game uses a modified version of the Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition v1.5 executable. The game is considered to be one of the worst video games ever made. Extreme Paintbrawl was developed in two weeks, with a soundtrack by musician Todd Duane, who sent his demo tracks to Head Games. The game was followed by Extreme Paintbrawl 2 in 1999, Ultimate Paintbrawl 3 in 2000, and Extreme Paintbrawl 4 in 2002, all of which were met with negative reviews.
John Romero’s Daikatana is a 2000 first-person shooter game developed by Ion Storm. It was published by Eidos Interactive for Microsoft Windows and Kemco for Nintendo 64. Players control a swordsmaster who travels through various time periods in an effort to obtain the eponymous Daikatana, a powerful sword tied to the fate of the world.
4. The You Testament
This interactive interpretation of the Gospels puts YOU on the scene of over 50 Bible stories, where you can either repeat history or rewrite it! Follow in the footsteps of a prophet across 30 historical locations as he seeks to enlighten the masses, and find your place among 200 other characters – each with their own values and allegiances. Be the devil that tempts him or the disciple that betrays him, as you walk the thin line between the dark and the light. Unlock the mysteries of creation and use up to 24 different powers for good or evil, in an action-packed world where the struggle to survive tests your faith.
5. Extreme Bullrider
There are two events you can play in Extreme Bullrider, there is bull riding and bull fighting. In bull riding you can choose from eight different bulls and to ride the bull you move your mouse to the right or left balancing on the bull. In bull fighting you run from a bull while picking up various items and avoiding piles of dung.
Catfight (also known as Cat Fight and CatFight: The Ultimate Female Fighting Game) is a fighting video game developed by American studio Phantom Card and published in 1996 by Atlantean Interactive (front for pornographic film company Vivid Entertainment) for Microsoft Windows. Several publications have included it on lists of the worst video games ever made.
7. Taxi Racer
Taxi Racer is a racing game published by BestBuys Interactive and the first game to be developed by Stellar Stone. It was released for Microsoft Windows in Europe on October 22, 2001.
8. Bloodwings Pumpkinhead’s Revenge
Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead’s Revenge is a first-person shooter computer game developed by American studio BAP Interactive and published in 1995 by Electronic Arts for DOS. Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead’s Revenge is a PC FMV game loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game has been criticized as being a “Doom rip-off”.
9. Stalin vs. Martians
Stalin vs. Martians is a parody real-time strategy video game developed by Black Wing Foundation, Dreamlore and N-Game, released on April 29, 2009. Described as “trashy and over-the-top” by its creators, the game mocks World War II strategy games and utilizes pythonesque humor. The developers state that Stalin vs. Martians is “obviously a parody, which sometimes gets close to being a satire” and is “halfway to becoming a trash icon of gaming industry for years”. In some interviews the lead designer of the game compares Stalin vs. Martians to the Troma films.
10. Corridor 7: Alien Invasion
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion is a first-person shooter video game developed by Capstone Software and published by Intracorp and GameTek. It was widely ignored for its outdated Wolfenstein 3D engine, which was technologically surpassed by Doom at the time. A sequel, Corridor 8: Galactic Wars, was in development, but later cancelled.