Hopefully, someone in the quality-assurance divisions of several game companies got fired over letting 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 Soundtracks. See Porting Disaster 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.
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- 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 The Angry Video Game Nerd, Spoony, Yahtzee, JonTron, or any other Caustic Critic reviewed it. Nor is it horrible just because it has a flood of negative reviews on Amazon.com and Metacritic. 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).
- Also, a game isn't Horrible just because it's a poorly-made licensed tie-in or a bad port. However, if it's a terrible game on its own or a particularly horrendous port, then it can be listed here.