10 WORST Mini Games Absolutely Crucial To Complete The Game

10. Asteroid Shooting - Dead Space

Dead Space Asteroid
EA

Dead Space is arguably one of the finest games of its generation... save for that widely-loathed - and entirely mandatory - mid-game sequence where the player is forced to take control of a cannon and shoot a fleet of incoming asteroids.

What makes this so frustrating is how easy it is to become overwhelmed by the projectiles, which can quickly result in the hull being destroyed and the player being forced to start it all over again.

You can do yourself a favour by turning up the game's brightness to max to make the asteroids more visible, but even then, a couple of fails are still likely, especially when your damn gun overheats and you're taken out of the fight for a few seconds.

The rest of the game isn't terribly difficult, but this tedious brickwall of a mini-game has kept players stumped for literally hours. Thankfully fans hated this diversion so much that EA didn't try to shoehorn it into either of the sequels.

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