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The Worst Video Games of All-time Quiz
by Staff
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?

What is a notable characteristic of 1982's "Custer's Revenge?"

  • Some of the characters are naked.
  • It is the first game with widespread bloodshed.
  • It is historically accurate.

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

  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Beck
  • Madonna

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

  • Michael Phelps
  • Mark Spitz
  • Matt Biondi

Which game is sometimes blamed for the downfall of Atari?

  • "Bugs"
  • "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
  • "Flag Capture"

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

  • "Fast & Furious: Showdown"
  • "Forza Horizon"
  • "Burnout Paradise"

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

  • "Critical Point"
  • "Grand Theft Auto"
  • "Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties"

What was a fatal flaw of "NFL Head Coach?"

  • You had no input on the draft.
  • You called the plays but didn't get to see them performed.
  • You couldn't see the game clock.

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

  • "Perfect Dark Zero"
  • "Limbo of the Lost"
  • "Knack"

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

  • Howard Dean
  • George W. Bush
  • Barack Obama

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

  • Deliver mail
  • Shoot nearly everyone
  • Race against FedEx and UPS trucks

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

  • "Sorcerer"
  • "Fire Fly"
  • "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

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

  • 12 million
  • 2 million
  • 700,000

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

  • Universal Studios
  • Disneyland
  • Six Flags

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

  • "Zelda's Adventure"
  • "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link"
  • "The Legend of Zelda"

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

  • to spin plates
  • to wash plates
  • to break plates

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

  • Dennis Rodman
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Bill Laimbeer

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

  • bouncing off of pavement
  • flying through hoops
  • punching walls

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

  • Stephen Colbert
  • John Stewart
  • Louis C.K.

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

  • "Pac-Man"
  • "Frogger"
  • "Galaga"

Which game crashed so often that it was nearly unplayable?

  • "Survivor: The Interactive Game"
  • "Hellboy"
  • "Catfight"

Sloppy controls and incessant glitches killed which game?

  • "Sonic Generations"
  • "Sonic the Hedgehog 2006"
  • "Sonic Rivals"

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

  • Aquaman
  • Superman
  • Spider Man

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

  • "Rascal Racers"
  • "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing"
  • "Hello Kitty Kruisers"

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

  • She instantly died.
  • Her clothes disappeared.
  • She would attack your Smurf character.

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

  • 1 year
  • 1 month
  • 4 days

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

  • "Ride to Hell: Retribution"
  • "SpongeBob Squarepants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge"
  • "Legends of Dawn"

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

  • "Daikatana"
  • "Alan Wake"
  • "Mafia 2"

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

  • He plays basketball.
  • He karate chops people.
  • He serves gourmet meals.

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

  • "Bubsy 3D"
  • "Half-Life 2"
  • "Spore"

Why was SQIJ! such a bad game?

  • The programmer made it that way on purpose.
  • Initial copies were infected by a virus.
  • The graphics were blurry.