The Jimquisition: Top Ten Shittiest Games Of 2016

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2016 provided no shortage of absolute monstrosities to include in our annual list of the worst games ever.

After much deliberation and tossing of wine glasses, The Jimquisition has narrowed the unworthy contenders down to ten absolute triumphs of shittiness.

For your miserable delight, we now present the Top Ten Shittiest Games of 2016!

Tank Soul
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Tank Soul

Im very disappointed you didn’t have Uncharted 4 on this list.
Unless you’ve forgotten you gave it an 8.5, the lowest possible score on GameSpot.

BAH!
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BAH!

The more you look at it, the more you have to wonder how Homefront: The Revolution got as far as it did. It was no indie game, its budget clearly allowed for a great deal of advertisement. Maybe that’s where all the money went? By the time they realized what happened, it was already too late, and they figured they might as well release it?

I’ll never understand stuff like that.

Will113
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Will113

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I would like to Present Jim Sterling “The Award for Unrivaled Excellence and Truth and Journalism Award and Being The Number One Kiss Boy”. In light of his achievements and suffering through all the godawful Steam games, their could be no more deserving candidate.

M.
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M.
Gurphardt
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A bold choice with #1 there, Jim, and I have to say I can’t disagree. Makes me sad to see a cornerstone of my youth soiled so thoroughly out of sheer naked greed.

Benj
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Benj

There’s something very odd about the English language that someone will say “we don’t support LGBT, fuck you” and still put the word “please” in there with it.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

A friend and I got into a heated discussion about VR and 3D. I called it an inconvenient gimmick designed to trick people out of their money and he called me opinionated and “wouldn’t let magic into my life.” Ultimately his logic that some people are allowed to enjoy things won, but I still feel a bitter taste in my mouth because it seems he’s preaching from a position of privilege; he can enjoy this kind of thing ’cause he’s got money to burn. Whereas I only recently got a secondhand HD monitor for my PC and and marveling at… Read more »

Christoph Brinkmann
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Christoph Brinkmann

Yet another (much needed) reminder that Star Fox Zero is shit and VR is half baked at best. Kudos Jim.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Okay, so NOW Jim’s saying “fuck Activision for holding this remaster to ransom” and that “it was sad as fuck” to see such a great, classic game as COD4: Modern Warfare in such a sorry hostage situation. As he should, but in contrast, in his Modern Warfare Rebastard episode he reservedly explained in detail why he merely felt passively resigned, apathetic, and disappointed-as-opposed-to-mad about it at the time, and why he did not feel like bringing the thunder down onto it per fan request even though it was technically the first time that specific situation had happened in AAA games.… Read more »

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

Kinda glad NMS didn’t make the list not because I like the game but it would have been there purely out of spite.

I’m no apologist for the game, but there are games that are way worst in terms of jank, in terms of business practices, and in terms of being notable. And when I think about it, the least remarkable thing about NMS is the product itself.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Great video. After you explained why MN9 was in the list, I kinda expected NMS to appear too. Lots of people felt as wronged from NMS as MN9 wronged its kickstart supporters. Are you planning a mediocre games list for this year?

Appretaur
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Appretaur

So, turns out 7 out of my 10 predictions for Jim’s shittiest games (which I posted in the comments in Podquisition 110) appeared on the list in mostly different positions, with two of them even occupying the exact same numbers. It’s not like I’m psychic, though, as all I really did was search every article that had “Review” in the title and compile whichever had 1s and 2s out of 10, so logically most would have had to be included. Here’s the list again for reminder’s sake: 10. No Man’s Sky 9. Umbrella Corps 8. Star Fox Zero 7. Battlezone… Read more »

MrInsecure
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MrInsecure

Does anyone else remember that one game that its creator advertised as “the hardest game ever,” claiming no one would ever reach the second level because of its difficulty… when in reality that was because he didn’t actually program any other levels? Was that this year, or am I remembering things wrong?

diamond
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diamond

I personally thought Homefront Revolution was a good game, though I played it on console and not on PC like Jim did(I also did not feel sick while playing it) and as such did not encounter all the problems he did, so I get why he didn’t care for it(I have a feeling if the game didn’t launch on PC with so many problems that it would’ve ended up on Jim’s Mediocre games list) Had Jim played Metroid Prime Federation Force, I think that definitely would’ve ended up on the list instead, that game is even worse then Star Fox… Read more »

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Before people flood this page with angry rants about Star Fox Zero, can we just say that the video is an opinion piece as all of Jim’s videos are opinion pieces and leave it at that? OPINIONS.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I look forward all year to this, not just for the opportunity to slag off a bunch of shit games though. It’s Masters of the Ceremony Skeletor that does it for me.

It may sound like a joke, but I get downright giddy at Skeletor counting down the accursed.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

No Mans Sky didn’t make the cut? Legit surprised by that.
Then again, it and MN9 are basically interchangeable with how they mishandled everything, so it may have been redundant to put them both on the list.

bimmyz
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bimmyz

that ending tho, havent heard that song in ages

Fallen Prime
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Fallen Prime

This year felt so monumentally made of fuck that I’m shocked by some of the things that didn’t make the cut.

George
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George

Ahhhhh, That was beautiful. I was waiting for this episode. It did not disappoint. I’m basking in a bit of afterglow from that….mmm… But on a serious note: Thank you Jim and staff for all of your hard work. Your content has really helped uplift my spirits during what was a very difficult year personally for me. This may sound corny, but your shows made physio less painful and made me smile when other things were getting me down. So thanks again and Merry Christmas to Jim, Jim’s family, and all of the other staff and co-creators that work on… Read more »

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

Keiji Inafune, sigh, from hero to zero in 3 years span

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Are we still not mentioning the whole MN9 GamerGate censorship thing? ‘Cause that really soured a lot of people on the game.

aimei66
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aimei66

Anyone else think Final Fantasy when they hear that piano version of Born Depressed?

(Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Jim and Everyone)

Nathan Aldana
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Nathan Aldana

the real mystery of mno9 us how it was so shit after it ate so much money that coiuld have gone to the insanely superior, competently made, and fun shantae

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Watching this on my new iPad mini! Pretty neat piece of technology this.