10 Broken Games Still not Fixed
Release Date: November 11, 2014
What Happened? Immediately upon release, many players experienced issues with matchmaking, despite developers 343 Industries releasing numerous updates to address them.
9. Bubble Bobble Revolution
Release Date: October 3, 2006
What Happened? A game-breaking bug sneaked into the North American version of the game, making it unplayable at the end of level 30 onwards (the game actually has 100 levels). A boss should appear which miraculously does not, making it impossible for the player to move onwards. In 2007, publisher Codemasters confirmed that replacement games would be ready soon…but left players hanging while refusing to recall the game from shelves despite it being fundamentally busted.
8. Batman: Arkham Knight
Release Date: June 23, 2015
What Happened? Releasing over 8 months after originally scheduled, most fans expected a smooth launch for Arkham Knight. On one hand, it was fine for consoles, but PC players had to endure major technical flaws and performance problems related to bad optimisation, such that a large chunk of players could only achieve 10 FPS when entering the Batmobile.
7. Alpha Protocol
Release Date: May 27, 2010
What Happened? Though Obsidian’s action-RPG received mixed-positive reviews upon release, it was widely criticised for its abundance of bugs, poor AI, dodgy physics, combat and balancing, and the fact that, for a game so focused on stealth, playing as a stealth character resulted in ridiculously unbalanced, unfair boss battles, pretty much discouraging stealth play altogether.
Release Date: December 1, 2015
What Happened? One word: netcode. From the word “go”, players complained about matchmaking times, bad hit detection, buggy gameplay, high pings for no apparent reason on strong internet connections and insane lag compensation to boot, repetitive map rotation, an inconsistent ranking system and an abundance of hacking. Hilariously, some players even claim that the game has gotten worse since Ubi began rolling out patches to “fix” these problems.
5. Ultima IX: Ascension
Release Date: November 24, 1999
What Happened? After a highly troubled five-year development period, the game launched full of bugs, demanded an extremely powerful PC for the time and disregarded many of the story elements from previous games (which is a huge no-no when your lore is as deep and your fanbase as devoted as Ultima). Patches were released, but ultimately weren’t satisfactory and only fixed some of the nagging issues. Developer Origin Systems ended up shutting down in 2004, at which point the game was abandoned.
4. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds
Release Date: February 15, 2011
What Happened? Anyone who’s played Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes will be aware of just how broken that game was, to the point that competitive players largely agreed to make use of the poor balancing as an actual game mechanic and strategy. Still, MVC2 came out in 2000, an age before patches and updates on consoles were a thing, so there wasn’t much they could do, right?
3. Dragon Fin Soup
Release Date: November 3, 2015
What Happened? Though the game has been very well supported and patched on PC, it’s suffered a crushing lack of customer service on PS Vita and PlayStation 4 especially. Players on these platforms have had to endure crashes, UI errors, quests that don’t work, unreadable text on the Vita and much more, all while the PC version had most problems snappily patched.
2. Tales Of Symphonia
Release Date: February 2, 2016
What Happened? This port of the GameCube classic launched on PC with a litany of problems, including a resolution locked to 720p and 30 FPS, broken translations, dialogue typos, crashes, control commands that use both PS3 and Xbox 360 control schemes, slow-loading menus…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Jesus Christ.
1. Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing
Release Date: November 20, 2003
What Happened? One of the worst games ever made, that’s what. Released complete broken and unfinished in a pre-alpha state, Big Rigs remained for almost a decade the only game to score the prestigious 1/10 score from Gamespot.
I played a couple of these games and there is some truth in this list, most of these are not enjoyable because of the little bugs they forgot to fix or bad servers making multiplayer unplayable. 10 Broken Games Still not Fixed