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The 10 biggest flops in video games
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Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:10 pm Reply and quote this post
What constitutes a colossal flop? After hours upon hours of research (thanks Google and Wikipedia!), the following games were selected from a pool of mediocrity due to their brazen use of hype, failed expectations, dismal sales, or all of the above.

  • 1. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Atari 2600)
  • 2. Daikatana (2000, PC, N64)
  • 3. Pac-Man (1982, Atari 2600)
  • 4. Shenmue (2000, Dreamcast)
  • 5. Shaq Fu (1994, SNES, Genesis)
  • 6. Rise of the Robots (1994, multiplatform)
  • 7. Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (2003, PS2, PC)
  • 8. The Getaway (2002, PS2)
  • 9. Psychonauts (2005, multiplatform)
  • 10. Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GameCube)


http://www.gamepro.com/gamepro/domestic/games/features/133848.shtml

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Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:18 am Reply and quote this post
Dude did you ever play the original Shenmue? It was absolutely fucking awesome Shenmue 2 wasn't as good but was still a bloody great RPG they were produced in rather limited quantities and so of course it wouldn't have sold to shit like Halo or something. Really, you should have tried to get hold of the games and played them for a few hours each before writing a list based on what rather opinionated articles on wiki and around the net said.
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Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:41 pm Reply and quote this post
I never heard of those games (exept for the mario and tombraider ones)

hmm... its a shame a mario game became a flop, I think mario is one of the most known games to all gamers, even to the ones that weren't even born back then

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