6. X-Men: The Official Game (PS2)
Its crimes: Aside from the silly name (was there a competing “Unofficial” X-Men game?), this title’s biggest sin was making this interquel boringly repetitive. You play as Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler, all dutifully voiced by their film actor equivalents, in a campaign that fills in the gaps between the second and third X-Men movies. As it turns out, the heroes spent their free time killing random henchmen and breaking crates.
What can future mutants learn from it? For starters, don’t limit your choice of playable X-Men to just three--and if you do, don’t make one of them Iceman instead of, say, Colossus or Cyclops. And even if making a movie cash-in is a thankless job, that doesn’t give you permission to build unexciting Wolverine stages. Lastly, recent Marvel films may have made them cool again, but at the time of this game’s release, Hydra was a pack of loser spies that were hardly worthy of Hugh Jackman’s or Alan Cumming’s wooden voice work.