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PSX Extreme's "Extreme Duds" of 2004

PSX Extreme's "Extreme Duds" of 2004

We were fortunate not to have reviewed a ton of stinkers here at PSX Extreme this year, but that doesn't mean we didn't play our share. You've seen our Game of the Year awards, and our Extreme Picks, so it's time to take a look at the worst games we had the misfortune of playing this year. We've highlighted the quotes that best capture our thoughts on the game, so sit back and enjoy the awfulness of our Extreme Duds.

The Guy Game
PSX Extreme Review Score: 3.5

Guy Game (The), Playstation 2, Action Adventure "Most adults can find cheaper and better ways to see naked women, and even drunk frat boys have more sense than this."

"Mom, itís just a trivia game! I'm going upstairs to play trivia for 3 hours! Mom, do we have anymore Kleenex?!"

"If two or three friends were coming over to spend a night of gaming on your couch, would your first, second, or even tenth choice be a party trivia game? No. No, it wouldn't. I'm sure a few of you out there even responded with an emphatic "Hell No!" and then gulped down a swig of Budweiser. "

"As trivia games go, The Guy Game is one of the worst."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus
PSX Extreme Review Score: 3.5

"Itís just as riddled with problems as the last game."

"Thereís a new double jump, which is near impossible to perform on the first try, and it seems to have only been added because the developers hate the people that bought the game."

"Itís pretty bad when you canít even get your A.I to show some enthusiasm for the game, is it not?"

"Battle Nexus supports four-player simultaneous play, but unless your friends are mentally challenged, theyíll probably decline to play longer than five minutes."

"The gameís lousy, there was no effort put into it, and itís nothing more than a waste of time and money."

PSX Extreme Review Score: 4.9

"The gameís got a bevy of problems, including boring gameplay, a horrendous framerate, and lousy aiming."

"The button mapping is poor, the sniping is barely functional, your soldiers canít jump, and the aiming is downright miserable."

"Soldiers will ďhideĒ in rooms and do nothing as you beat them with your weapon."

"Once you see Killzone in motion (I use the term ďmotionĒ loosely) it looks rather awful. The biggest problem is the framerate, which somehow managed to be very slow and very erratic throughout the entire game."

"If youíre dying for an online shooter, then you need to go buy an Xbox, and get Halo 2. If you canít afford an Xbox, have someone buy you one, and go get Halo 2."

PSX Extreme Review Score: 4.8

"Hopes were high for Driver 3, but sadly the game disappoints in almost every single way imaginable."

"Police cars will get stuck ramming walls, poles, rails and any other non-destructible object should you give them the slip."

"In a twisted way this ( the horrible auto-aim) makes the gameís pathetic AI a good thing because you can simply run up and shoot someone in the face and they wonít move at all."

"If you toss in a chugging framerate that can make 80mph look more like 30mph, youíll have to wonder exactly what the developers did with all their time since the last Driver game (no, the broken Stuntman isnít a valid excuse)."

"Youíd think that with Ving Rhames, Michael Madsen, Iggy Pop, Mickey Rourke and Michelle Rodriguez the game would have good voice acting, at least if you put aside the fact that theyíre all B and C-list actors, but youíd be wrong."

"As a result of the all-mighty dollar, Atari and Reflections have shoveled out a buggy, unfinished and uninspired game (2.5 million of them to be exact). Donít waste your money purchasing this game, donít waste cash renting it, and donít waste your time borrowing it from someone."

So there you have it - our worst games of 2005. As crazy as it may seem, some of you guys like the games on this list, and that's cool; you're obviously much more forgiving than we are. Don't hate us for hating on your favorite game, just take satisfaction in knowing that you had a great time with it, and we suffered. See you next year!

12/30/2004 Aaron Thomas

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