10 Amazing Moments From The Worst Video Games
Chicken racing? Fighting as Shaq? Double agents? Even the worst games can be memorable...
Not everything in life can be perfect, as countless developers have learned through past mistakes. From the dismal likes of Superman 64 and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the video games industry has truly seen it all.
The last few decades have birthed some of the most ridiculous concepts and gameplay known to humankind but at the bottom of it all lies a few amazing moments that nearly, just nearly make up for it all.
When a franchise reaches global success, it can be difficult to sustain the hype and expand beyond what was previously developed. This is one pitfall that has led to the near-destruction of renowned series and characters across all genres.
In some cases, these terrible games are a result of limited resources or tight schedules. Sometimes they are ideas that seem sound on paper but when executed don't quite translate into the final product. Occasionally, there are examples that simply should never have made it past the brainstorming meetings.
At the very least, many of these titles offer something in the way of entertainment - even if it is not necessarily fun.
10. Beating A Xenomorph To Death - Alien: Colonial Marines
Alien: Colonial Marines didn't accomplish much, its sales were low, it was surrounded by a lot of criticism and the graphics paled in comparison to what was originally promised.
Likewise - and considering it was paying homage to the classic film franchise - it did little in the way of evoking horror. This was largely down to the poorly scripted AI which resulted in the xenomorphs aimlessly wandering around posing no threat whatsoever to the player character.
Still, and despite its abundance of flaws, it did have one pretty amazing moment.
During mission five, entitled The Raven, the player must escape the sewers and complete several other objectives while battling a lot of xenomorphs that don't put up much of a fight. At its culmination, an overgrown and distinct enemy arrives which must be defeated in order to progress the game.
To beat it, the player enters a Powerloader used to batter the xenomorph with a variety of punches and kicks.
This is a pretty satisfying conclusion when considering for the bulk of the game the player is using various weapons to slay the aliens, but seldom is presented with the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with one.