As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the worst games of 2019. These are titles that either had high expectations only to be a total let down, failed to learn form past mistakes, or they didn’t offer any kind of enjoyment.

The list will only focus on five titles since life is too short to be wasted on bad video games. Let us look back at the worst games of 2019, and sorry to anyone who purchased any of these. 

5. Generation Zero

Every year a game will make such a serious blunder that it becomes a learning lesson for the industry. However, there will be one studio that will take the “hold my beer” approach the following year. Generation Zero was a promising game that ended up making almost every mistake that Fallout 76 made last year. It had a good idea but was not properly fleshed out while using a lot of lazy gimmicks.

4. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Goes Mobile

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a brilliant deconstruction of sitcoms, while The Gang Goes Mobile is a generic mobile game. It’s a missed opportunity to do something brilliant in an industry dominated by controversy and mediocrity. It has its moments at first but they can’t save this dumpster fire of a poor adaptation.

3. Contra: Rogue Corps

After disrespecting Hideo Kojima and burning all their bridges, Konami is trying to crawl back into the good grace of the gaming community. Contra: Rogue Corps has demonstrated that is not going to be easy when they have chased out all their talents then replaced them with bottom dollar hacks.

2. Left Alive

Left Alive could be compared to a fallen protege, had high hopes only to to be a disappointment. This is one of those titles that had a lot of potential but failed to live up to expectations. This is due to a broken gameplay system along with being too dependent on the legacy of the Front Mission series and those who were involved in the project.

1. Anthem

Anthem is less of a game and more of the manifestation regarding everything wrong in the gaming industry packaged into one experience. To gamers, this not a BioWare title but EA’s attempt to get in on the live services trend (in the most half-ass way possible).

The game was overhyped only to be a barebone experience that was boggled with microtransactions. Also the game was plagued with numerous bugs and glitches during its early days. Making matters worse is that EA seems to have given up on Anthem as the “roadmap” was abandoned in September. Plus, let’s not forget all the behind the scene stories about crunch time and worker abuse.

Overall; Anthem has become the poster child for BioWare having lost its way and this years reminder of why gamers loath EA. Thus it has truly earned the title of “Worst Game of 2019”.

What do you think of our list, was there a game we missed? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Who cares about worker abuse that should not be a factor in what is the worst game. Stuff like microtransactions should be a factor for real.

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