Artificial Stupidity

Having played hundreds of games over the years, we have to say true artificial intelligence is rare. Does Seaman really learn to speak? Did the AI in Forza 2 really learn how to double-brake? Who knows. What we do know, however, is that it's very easy to confuse a computer – sometimes without doing anything at all.

We can happily type that into one without fear of reprisal as the office PCs don't have robotic arms (yet). So for now, we can laugh – as will you. Bring it on.

Crysis (PC)
As we understand it, most of the videos on YouTube of Crysis' allegedly poor AI come from the pre-release demo of the game or player-created maps. So don't think this is necessarily the final game being rubbish. Still, there used to a be a bridge there...

Then there's the conversation that becomes decidedly one-way...

And finally the realisation that you're in too deep (the AI characters die in water for some reason). But maybe some spectacles are in order?


  • jackloder - September 25, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    any of the oblivion ones could be fake... just saying is all
  • theintellectual - August 26, 2010 5:17 a.m.

    whoa how did the guy get a cape in oblivion?? ive looked all over for that!!!
  • wiitard07 - August 2, 2010 11:10 p.m.

  • ryno - July 29, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    mimimimimimimimimimi lol in oblivion that guy keeps annoying everyone even when dead muwa hahahahahaha
  • zayleffein - June 24, 2009 4:46 a.m.

    The raking the carpet made me laugh. Also teabagging the crazy argonian lady bahahahahaha! Man I love Oblivion :)
  • C0d3munk3y - June 23, 2009 5:02 a.m.

  • AngryScotsman - June 22, 2009 3:38 p.m.

    The Oblivion "Oblivious AI" one was especially funny as every attack was a "sneak attack"
  • slamansnikovski - April 21, 2009 5:55 p.m.

    these were hilarious, although in the crysis diing in the water i think he was attacked by a shark, i'm serious, sharks attack if you stay in the water.
  • ranzatsu - April 21, 2009 9:59 a.m.

    Reminds me of the time when I saw a guy run up and down the stairs in Assassin's Creed.
  • IAmTheWii - April 20, 2009 8:30 p.m.

    It's an LOZ pinata party!
  • linkganon - April 18, 2009 6:42 p.m.

    oh that reminds me, on the donkey kong level on melee, face ness. be sure he's player 2 and he will do a double jump right into the water for a win in 3 seconds.
  • Sebastian16 - April 17, 2009 2:37 a.m.

  • ChocoMongoose - April 17, 2009 2:28 a.m.

    Oblivion intelligence is the best it almost purposely breaks itself for your amusement those were bad dogs and a weedy carpet
  • wasabi31 - April 16, 2009 8:06 p.m.

    lmao, all of the oblivion stuff was hilariousss!!
  • musashi1596 - April 16, 2009 7:01 p.m.

    In their defence, I have played against far stupider human opponents.
  • Liamrules42 - April 16, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    wow, AI can be reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaally dumb
  • ryno - July 29, 2009 6:08 a.m.

    sorry i didnet know she was a chick
  • gatornation1254 - June 22, 2009 11:04 p.m.

    wow thats hilariously sad reCAPTCHA: lindley fact
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 2, 2009 8:23 p.m.

    Stupid AI in Assassin's Creed? What about those beggar women? I'M BLATENTLY AN ASSASSIN! LEAVE ME ALONE! GO PESTER ONE OF THOSE GUARDS, IT'LL HELP ME SNEAK PAST! lol :D
  • someonetgsn - April 24, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    xD MGS stupidity at its finest! =)great article, even I havent seen AI this stupid. (except in MGS)

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