In 2017, we saw the release of amazing games Like Super Mario Odyssey and Fortnight. It was a great year for gaming lovers, but not every game lives up to the expected hype. These are our worst games of 2017. Don’t feel bad if you enjoy playing some of these titles — there’s something for everyone. But critics and fans alike were not impressed with the five games on this list.
1. Star Wars Battlefront II
Battlefront II was one of the most anticipated games of the year, but it wasn’t anywhere near as loved as we were all hoping. The game received a 68 percent rating from Metacritic, which isn’t that impressive for such a highly hyped game.
2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
One of the biggest criticisms that Mass Effect: Andromeda faced was its animation. Realistic, lifelike design isn’t easy to achieve, but fans were disappointed with some of the UI elements after the five-year wait for a follow-up to Mass Effect 3.
The Nintendo Switch wasn’t released until last March, so it’ll likely take some trial and error before fans love all of the games made for the console. 1-2-Switch was introduced as a party game, but it received criticism for the games being hard to play in a group setting.
4. Sonic Forces
Everyone loves Sonic the Hedgehog, but Sonic Forces didn’t do well with gaming critics. One of the biggest complaints: the game moved too quickly for fans to keep up with the plot.
5. Halo Wars 2
The response to Halo Wars 2 was mixed –– while fans didn’t like it very much, giving it a 5 out of 10 on Metacritic, critics were more receptive to the game. Players weren’t impressed with the attempt to bring real-time strategy to a console.
We can only hope that 2018 brings us even better video games. With so many games coming out for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, it’s guaranteed to be a good year. We pride ourselves in offering the latest video game titles at every GameTruck Memphis party. Call us at 866-253-3191 or click here for a pricing quote.