Summary: In 2023, a number of highly anticipated video games failed to meet expectations, resulting in a slew of negative reviews. These games were criticized for a variety of reasons, including repetitive or frustrating gameplay, weak or confusing stories, disappointing graphics or audio, and bugs or technical issues.

The following are the 10 worst games of 2023, according to critical reviews:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Remastered)
  2. Loop8: Summer of Gods
  3. Quantum Error
  4. Testament: The Order of High-Human
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  6. Grehill Incident
  7. Disney Dreamlight Valley
  8. Forspoken
  9. The Last Night

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Repetitive or Frustrating Gameplay

Many of the games on this list were criticized for repetitive or frustrating gameplay. For example, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Remastered) was criticized for its lack of innovation, with critics saying that it felt like a rehash of the original game. Loop8: Summer of Gods was criticized for its confusing controls and level design, which made the game difficult to play. Quantum Error was criticized for its repetitive shooting mechanics and lack of variety in enemy encounters.

Weak or Confusing Stories

Another common criticism of the games on this list was that they had weak or confusing stories. Testament: The Order of High-Human was criticized for its lack of character development and its convoluted plot. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was criticized for its lack of originality, with critics saying that it felt like a retread of other games in the The Lord of the Rings franchise. Grehill Incident was criticized for its lack of scares and its predictable story.

Disappointing Graphics or Audio

Some of the games on this list were also criticized for their disappointing graphics or audio. Forspoken was criticized for its muddy textures and lack of detail. The Last Night was criticized for its dated graphics, which did not live up to the expectations that had been built up during the game’s lengthy development cycle.

Bugs or Technical Issues

Finally, a number of the games on this list were also criticized for bugs or technical issues. Quantum Error was particularly plagued by bugs, with critics reporting crashes, glitches, and other problems. Disney Dreamlight Valley was also criticized for its performance issues, with critics saying that the game was often laggy and unstable.

Conclusion

The 10 games on this list were all highly anticipated, but they ultimately failed to meet expectations. These games were criticized for a variety of reasons, including repetitive or frustrating gameplay, weak or confusing stories, disappointing graphics or audio, and bugs or technical issues.

Source: Metacritic, OpenCritic