With 2021 coming to a close, review aggregator Metacritic has released its list of the worst reviewed video games of the year, which includes Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition and Yuji Naka’s Balan Wonderworld.
GTA Trilogy was quite an embarrassment for Rockstar Games. The Grove Street Games-developed title launched in a woeful state, prompting demands for refunds. The trilogy was unavailable on Steam for what seemed like forever and the original games, which were pulled from sale once the bundle released, were restored. Many pointed out that Take-Two Interactive’s CEO Strauss Zelnick had lamented the state in which Cyberpunk 2077 launched, only for a Take-two title to end up releasing in a similar state.
Other games gracing the list include eFootball – Konami’s new free-to-play game that was released in lieu of Pro Evolution Soccer, which has now been shelved for good.
Check out Metacritic’s list of 2021’s ten worst reviewed games (via Video Games Chronicle) below. Do note that scores of multiplatform games are averages that consider all platforms.
- EFootball 2022 (Multi) – 25
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PS4) – 42
- Balan Wonderworld (Multi) – 44
- Of Bird and Cage (PC) – 44
- Demon Skin (PC) – 48
- PixelJunk Raiders (Stadia) – 49
- The Unexpected Quest (Multi) – 49
- Taxi Chaos (Multi) – 51
- Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed (Multi) – 52
- Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace (Multi) – 53
- GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition (Multi) – 53
- Necromunda: Hired Gun (Multi) – 55