5 Worst Games of 2019: Which Ones Made the List?

The five worst games of 2019 may come as a shock to some of you.
The five worst games of 2019 may come as a shock to some of you. / Photo courtesy of Bio Ware

The five worst games of 2019 may come as a shock to some of you while others will be happy with the selection. The year brought games which were highly anticipated and met expectations, however, there is another set of games that we had high hopes for but disappointingly fell flat. As 2019 gave us some great titles, let's take a look at five of the worst games that came out this year.

5 Worst Games of 2019

5: Crackdown 3

After nine years since the last installment of the Crackdown franchise, "Crackdown 3" was expected to be bigger and better than its predecessors. From early gameplay footage, we expected a large scale city-based open world game full of action and promise. Unfortunately, Crackdown 3 was lackluster at best due to its recycled mechanics and game themes. There was nothing new about the game that grabbed players, and to make matters worse, the game trailers were over saturated with Terry Crews voice acting.

4: Fallout 76

As a long standing Fallout franchise fan, adding 76 to this list hurts. Fallout 78 was released at the end of 2018, but attempted to pick up through updates in 2019. Where Fallout 76 came up short is in its inability to sustain comfortable gameplay. The game during its initial launch was full of bugs that needed to be mended. Yes, the game has since gotten better as we have came up on a year since it's launch, but there is still so much more to be desired about Fallout 76.

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3: The Division 2

In terms of gameplay and functionality, there is not much that can be negatively said about The Division 2. Visually the game is great and the shooting mechanics are tight. However, what was disappointing about The Division 2 was it was so repetitive to the first game. There was nothing that was significantly different about this Division versus its first installment. The Division 2 made this list because of a lack of creativity and innovation in a sequel.

2: Jump Force

Jump Force easily grasped the No. 2 spot on this because of how bad it underachieved. This game had all the makings of being one the year's best due to it being any anime fan's ultimate dream. However, Jump Force seemed like it was rushed and the only actual detail was put into the graphics of the game. The story lacked content or depth and the actual fighting mechanics were repetitive. This game could of been on Mount Everest but fell into the Hudson River

1: Anthem

This is a bit personal and bias, but none the less, Anthem was ranked low among all major outlets. When footage for Anthem was released, we expected a game that had all the makings of being a hit. Graphically, Anthem is a brilliant, open world that seems to be straight out of the movie Pandora. However, outside of its looks Anthem was a failure due to its repetitive gameplay options and it seemed as if we spent more time at load screens then actually immersed in the game.