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The Worst Video Games of All-time Quiz
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About This Quiz

Hits like Pac-Man are a rarity, meaning that a whole lot of video games are complete disasters. How much do you know about the worst video games ever?

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Perhaps it's a good thing that the graphics were really bad.

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Which celebrity was on the cover art of "Make My Video," released in 1992?

The idea was to create a music video...but it wasn't any fun.

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Which swimmer probably regretted his decision to lend his name to a game called "Push the Limit?"

This game used the Kinect gesture-detection system, meaning you had to flail in front of your TV for hours.

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Which game is sometimes blamed for the downfall of Atari?

Fall into pit. Get stuck. Repeat ad nauseam.

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Which Xbox 360 racing title suffered from non-existent physics and an incredibly short story mode?

Some critics gave this one their worst possible score.

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Which terrible game was described as a romantic comedy graphic adventure for adults?

It was like a really bad slide show instead of a video game.

It was a tedious exercise in team management.

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Which game was accused of copying the locations found in other, more successful games?

The plagiarism was so obvious that the game was pulled from the market.

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Which presidential candidate released a game that found characters taking part in a political campaign?

The game, like Dean's campaign, was doomed from the start.

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1997's "Postal" required players to do what?

There is no plot, and you shoot about everyone in town.

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Which game was so bad that Atari buried truckloads of unsold cartridges in a New Mexico landfill?

In 2014, a documentary crew filmed some of the games begin excavated.

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About how many copies of "E.T." did Atari bury in the desert?

It was a video game failure of monumental proportions

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Poor graphics and stupid game play ruined this 2001 game based on which theme park?

"Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure" was considered one of the worst games ever for GameCube.

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Which "Zelda" title received horrible reviews from every critic?

The awful box art portended the horrible, blurry graphics of the game.

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What was the purpose of the Atari game called "Dancing Plate?"

It was a bad concept, and the graphics were terrible even by the standards of early games.

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Which basketball star lent his name to a so-called "Combat Basketball" game set in 2030?

The overhead angle and terrible controls made this one a bust.

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The Nintendo 64 version of "Superman" found players doing what over and over again?

The overly sensitive controls made the gameplay downright painful.

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Which famous performer did the voice work on a terrible game called "Outlaw Tennis?"

The misstep didn't permanently damage his career.

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Which popular arcade game was horribly received on the Atari 2600?

The 2600 version was a shoddy shadow of the arcade masterpiece

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Which game crashed so often that it was nearly unplayable?

The glib gameplay and aforementioned crashes made this one pointless.

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Sloppy controls and incessant glitches killed which game?

The game's developers were criticized for their poor quality control.

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Which superhero starred in the super-flop game "Battle for Atlantis?"

Terrible gameplay and shoddy graphics made this one a mess.

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In which racing game do the computer players remain at the starting line and never even move?

Additionally, the games physics were completely wrong

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What happened to Smurfette if your "Smurf" character backtracked during the game?

It was a bizarre (secret) twist in a really bad game.

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How long was "Ashes Cricket 2013" on sale before being recalled by the publisher?

It was so buggy and outdated that it was an outright embarrassment.

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Which 2013 title was panned for its horrific gameplay, terrible voice acting and other unprofessional flaws?

The designers flubbed every part of this game's development.

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Which game was delayed so long that its graphics looked outdated the moment it was finally released?

It is considered one of the biggest flops in game history.

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What did Shaquille O'Neal's character do in his terrible 1994 game?

"Shaq Fu" has a web site dedicated to "liberating" copies of the game from every store so that innocent people don't play it.

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Which game tanked in part due to its unlikeable main character?

Complicated controls and subpar graphics rounded out the list of cons.

The rumor is that a contract dispute led to purposely bad programming.

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