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->''"This is like human misery in video game form."''
-->-- '''LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}}''', ''Let's Play VideoGame/CaptainNovolin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgAx_pFn48Y (Part 6)]]''

Hopefully, someone in the quality-assurance divisions of several game companies got fired over letting [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible these titles]] slip through the cracks. These probably wouldn't pass muster as coasters or clay pigeons.

Gaming humorists, take note if you want to make a statement about how bad a game is, just say "I'd rather play [insert name of nearly any game from this list here]" for cheap, yet instant, laughs.

For good games that are best played with frequent use of the Mute Button, see {{Horrible.Music}} for soundtracks. See PortingDisaster for good games that embrace the crappiness as they change platform, though one can be in here if it's a horrible game on its own.

For more information, be sure to visit [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_notable_for_negative_reception The Other Wiki.]]

'''''Important Notes:'''''

# Merely being offensive in its subject matter is not sufficient. Hard as it is to imagine at times, there is a market for all types of deviancy, no matter how small a niche it is. It has to ''fail to appeal even to that niche'' to qualify as this.

# A game isn't horrible just because WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]], WebVideo/JonTron, or any other CausticCritic [[ReviewsAreTheGospel reviewed it]]. Nor is it horrible just because it has a flood of negative reviews on Amazon.com and Metacritic. [[note]]''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' is a prime example of a genuinely good game with a ridiculous number of negative Amazon.com reviews - at least 90% of which are nothing more than complaints about the game's DRM system.[[/note]] There needs to be independent evidence, such as reputable, professional reviews, to list it. Though once it is listed, the Caustic Critics can provide the detailed review(s).

* [[Horrible/VideoGameGenerations Video Games by Console Generation]]
* [[Horrible/VideoGamesOther Other Games/Repeat Offenders]]