Worst Game Titles?

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Worst Game Titles?

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 16th, 2017, 12:12 pm

While reviewing Assault Suit Leynos my friend Scott mentioned this was one of the worst game titles he's seen.

This gave me the idea to put together a list of the worst game NAMES of all time.

Two others that comes to mind are Irritating Stick (PS1) and Black Hole Assault (Sega CD) (no relation to each other by the way).

Game titles that are ridiculously long would be good candidates as well.

What do you think? Can you name any candidates for this list??

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Stalvern » January 16th, 2017, 2:57 pm

The Adventures of Rad Gravity
Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.
Blomby Car
Booby Kids
Castle of Dragon
Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool
Cyber-Lip
HSX: Hypersonic.Xtreme (originally the also eligible G-Surfers in Europe)
Litil Divil
Liquid Kids
Low-G Man
Melty Blood
Nexzr
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Punky Skunk
Quantum Redshift
S.C.A.T.
Smashing Drive
Snail Against Squirrel
Sticky Balls
Time Diver Eon Man
Tongue of the Fatman
Totally Rad
Wally Bear and the NO! Gang
X-Perts
Xexyz

Edit: Just remembered Dynamite Headdy.
Edit 2: Gley Lancer
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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby CharlieR » January 16th, 2017, 3:20 pm

That line about Irritating Stick and Black Hole Assault being unrelated was great.

I don't think Assault Suit Leynos is a bad title at all. Just searching indie game titles brings up Nidhogg, Thomas was Alone, VVVVVV. Try saying some of these out loud. ask someone. Hey, have you ever played Papers, Please?

Plumbers don't wear ties might be a bad enough title.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Sinistar » January 16th, 2017, 9:37 pm

Mr. Nutz
Chew Man Fu
Ballz 3D
Awesome Possum
B.O.B .

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby velcrozombie » January 16th, 2017, 10:12 pm

Stalvern wrote:Low-G Man


This one is really bad, since the whole title is Low-G Man: The Low Gravity Man:

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OTOH, I think Melty Blood is pretty awesome - it sounds both gross and hilariously Engrish.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby eneuman96 » January 16th, 2017, 10:41 pm

In the same vein as Xexyz, there's also Xexex (an obscure shmup with awesome graphics for its time). How do you even pronounce that? Zeckszecks?

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby BlasteroidAli » January 16th, 2017, 11:43 pm

Call of Duty Infinite warfare springs to mind as a terrible title. if it was infinite it would go on forever but this is cod so it must last about 4 to 5 hours... hardly infinite... should have called it finite war!

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Robotrek » January 17th, 2017, 12:16 am

I always thought that Mr. Bones was a really crap name, it sounds so goofy. Parappa the Rapper was also a dumbass name. And Um Jammer Lammy, really?

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby Stalvern » January 17th, 2017, 1:38 am

Cool name for a Panzer Dragoon sequel: Panzer Dragoon Zwei.

Reasonable idea: Clarify things for people who don't know German.

Good graphic design: On the box, stick a "II" in the background behind the actual title in a different color so people don't get confused.

Bad graphic design: In the game, put it right into the title graphic on the start screen, renaming the game to Panzer Dragoon 2: Two.

Bad name for a Panzer Dragoon sequel: That one.

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Re: Worst Game Titles?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » January 17th, 2017, 11:39 am

I can think of two.

1. Final Fantasy. There's, like, fifteen of them, not counting direct sequels and unnumbered games like Tactics and Chocobo's Dungeon.

2. Touch my Katamari (PS Vita). That name just sounds... ewww.


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