The PlayStation 4 (PS4), Sony’s powerhouse gaming console, delivered a multitude of unforgettable gaming experiences.
Yet, not every game on this impressive system managed to capture the hearts of players. Amidst the standout titles, a few unfortunate creations emerged, leaving gamers feeling frustrated and unfulfilled.
Plagued by lackluster gameplay and perplexing design choices, these games represent the murkier side of the PS4’s extensive library.
Join us on a journey through gaming’s most notorious misfires as we unveil the worst PS4 games of all time, forever etched in the annals of disappointment.
#10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
- Release Data: Robomodo/Activision, 2015
- Genre: Sports » Individual » Skate / Skateboard
In summary, this is a disappointment that offers little, if anything, to redeem itself.
This game is simply bad in all aspects, and it’s not the type of bad that’s so bad it’s good; it’s just genuinely bad.
Both fans of the franchise and newcomers deserve a better experience than what this game provides.
#9. Crystal Rift
- Release Data: Psytec Games Ltd, 2016
- Genre: Role-Playing » Western-Style
This title falls short of providing an enjoyable gaming experience on multiple fronts.
The game becomes tiresome quickly, and in a market where high-quality games are the norm, Crystal Rift fails to meet expectations.
Unless you have a high tolerance for repetitive gameplay and lackluster design, it’s best to steer clear of this game.
#8. Weeping Doll
- Release Data: TianShe Media/Oasis Games, 2016
- Genre: Adventure » General
Weeping Doll fails to live up to the potential of horror in virtual reality.
Instead of delivering a satisfying horror experience, the game offers a basic puzzle-solving game that feels unfinished and lacking in depth.
If you were hoping for a truly frightening VR horror game, it is likely to disappoint with its underwhelming execution and missed opportunities.
#7. Basement Crawl
- Release Data: Bloober Team, 2014
- Genre: Action » General
This game attempts to capture the essence of Bomberman with a horror theme, but it falls short due to its lack of a proper tutorial and online connectivity problems.
And while the game can offer some fun, it’s difficult to recommend due to the significant issues that hinder its gameplay experience.
#6. The Quiet Man
- Release Data: Human Head Studios/Square Enix, 2018
- Genre: Action Adventure » Linear
This game disappoints with its lackluster gameplay, convoluted story, and unusual decision to omit sound.
Despite its decently made live-action clips and initial intrigue, the game quickly loses its appeal as the story becomes more complex.
Ultimately, it is a title that offers little value, even to the point where watching it on YouTube wouldn’t provide any meaningful experience.
#5. Rugby World Cup 2015
- Release Data: HB Studios Multimedia/Bigben Interactive, 2015
- Genre: Sports » Team » Rugby
This game feels like a hastily rebranded version of its predecessor from 2014, lacking significant improvements.
And despite attempting to evade the problems of the previous game, it ends up being a disappointing and unimproved iteration that fails to deliver an enjoyable rugby union experience.
#4. Road Rage
- Release Data: Maximum Games, 2017
- Genre: Simulation » Vehicle » Combat
Certain missions may require you to eliminate targets, but for the majority of the gameplay, combat is optional and, in fact, should be steered clear of.
The risk involved in engaging in combat outweighs the benefits, making it much more effective to focus on outpacing your opponents instead.
So, it’s a combat-oriented racing game where players should avoid combat.
#3. Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
- Release Data: Magic Pockets/GameMill Entertainment, 2016
- Genre: Action » Beat-‘Em-Up » 2D
It’s clear that Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers had the potential to be a hilarious and charming crossover that would delight fans with its references and humor.
However, the reality is disappointing.
Instead of capturing the essence and charm of the source material, it fails to inject any personality into the gameplay, leaving players disappointed.
#2. Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival
- Release Data: The Digital Lounge/Avanquest Software, 2017
- Genre: Sports » Team » Soccer » Arcade
Kick Off Revival is a game that attempts to channel the spirit of retro-inspired football games but ends up being a collection of poorly executed ideas, incomplete mechanics, and overall mediocre design.
It falls short of delivering an enjoyable experience and can be described as nothing other than a dismal and disappointing attempt.
#1. Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One
- Release Data: Versus Evil, 2015
- Genre: Action » Beat-‘Em-Up » 2D
This is a game that disappoints even the most dedicated fans of the series.
It manages to evoke feelings of genuine disappointment while playing, and even the cool soundtrack can’t salvage the overall experience.
If you’re a fan of Afro Samurai, it’s advisable to stick with the first game rather than subject yourself to the letdown of its sequel.
While the PS4 delivered countless unforgettable experiences, these titles serve as cautionary reminders of the industry’s occasional missteps.
Let us remember them as important lessons in the ever-evolving world of gaming.