* AwardSnub: Was nominated for "Worst Game of the Decade", but lost to ''SonicTheHedgehog2006''. While the latter game was definitely bad, it was nowhere near as broken as Big Rigs.
* BileFascination / CultClassic: Arguably the only reason it sold as well as it did.
* GoodBadBugs: They're not bugs, they're ''features''! For example, the rigs [[YouFailPhysicsForever have no maximum speed when driving in reverse]].
* HilariousInHindsight: As AVGN shows, when the game crashes, the error message says "[=CarZ=].exe has stopped working". ''The War Z''[[note]]Now known today as ''Infestation: Survivor Stories''[[/note]] [[InsaneTrollLogic must have been hinted at for years!]]
* MemeticMutation: "[[{{Engrish}} You're Winner !]]"
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Has the lowest ranking ever on both Metacritic and Game Rankings, yet still managed to sell nearly 20,000 copies. Undoubtedly, [[BileFascination most of these sales were exactly because of the "worst game ever" reviews]]. To elaborate on the bad reviews, the only reason the game has a higher than 0% rating is that some sites' lowest rankings appear as non-zeros on Metacritic. The ''lowest possible score'' actually brought the average ''up''. [=GameSpot=] was appalled that ''Big Rigs'' outsold most of the AcclaimedFlop games of their "Best Game No One Played" category.
* SoBadItsGood: So awful it's almost too funny to be in the horrible section. The game pioneered innovative gameplay [[GoodBadBugs features]] such as an opponent who never moved (if you get the patch he moves very slowly but ''never'' crosses the finish line), the ability to randomly go through scenery (or fall through the level), a track that crashed the game when loaded, the ability to accelerate ''backwards'' infinitely, climb the steepest mountains with almost no loss of speed and go ''outside the level's boundary''. As a result, the game's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:YOU%27RE_WINNER_trophy.jpg ending sequence]] is easily the best part of the game. The [=GameFAQs=] board is a joke board devoted solely to BEING WINNER and declaring this game WINNER! Even ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' himself thinks that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6DtVHqyYts having a game that essentially has no rules like Big Rigs is ridiculously fun]].
* TheyJustDidntCare: The most likely explanation for why the game is what it is.