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The Top 7... Games you don't want for Christmas

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On December 26th, the healing process can finally begin. Many will make their yearly pilgrimage to crowded malls in order to return all the unwanted presents they politely pretended to like the day before. Garbage cans will overflow with ravaged wrapping paper. Thoughts will turn towards the inevitable packing away of oversized Santa Clauses, gaudy strings of lights, and wilting Douglas firs. Soon, simple trips to the market won’t take twice as long as they should, there will be a significant decrease in the number of screaming children at shopping centers, and finding parking won’t be a problem.


Above: People are always willing to trample over their fellow man for a fancy piece of plastic if demand exceeds supplies

In case you can’t tell, some of us here at GamesRadar hate Christmas. Some of us loathe the crowds, the waste, the shopping, and the mandatory cheer. So we figured it’d be a good time to channel our Christmas contempt towards the worst games that 2008 had to offer, the ones you definitely do not want to receive this holiday.

Even the most die-hard Castlevania fans will find little to like in Konami’s frumpy fighter, Castlevania Judgment. The icky and overly emo character designs make Judgment one of the ugliest Castlevania games we’ve ever seen. Lengthy cutscenes that trigger every time you use one of the Hyper Finisher moves can’t be skipped, which quickly makes one of the game’s coolest features the most irritating. Clumsy controls and the way Judgment requires you to beat the story mode repeatedly just to unlock a decent amount of fighters only adds insult to injury.

 


Above: Ugh! Take a cold shower and put some clothes on, you slutty Simon! We’ll be playing Order of Ecclesia in the meantime

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  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - December 3, 2010 11:24 p.m.

    I've never even heard of these games, and I'm glad.
  • flk - January 3, 2009 10:49 p.m.

    Kiddie fight!!!!
  • Spidergonzo - December 21, 2008 3:45 p.m.

    Yeah, I agree with what they said about enough DBZ games. It's basically getting to the point that the people who want to play DBZ games didn't even watch the TV show.
  • lovinmyps3 - December 20, 2008 4:30 a.m.

    I got something to add to this list... anything exclusive to wii, wait take that back... ALL WII GAMES!!! Along with DS games. PS3+XBOX360=PWNGE
  • CptCHARLES - December 20, 2008 12:13 a.m.

    Wow, someone make that naked kid shut-up!
  • Gaz - December 19, 2008 5:20 p.m.

    Cast these games back to the fires of Hell!
  • Diamondis - December 18, 2008 2:56 a.m.

    Damn, those kids on the youtube vid need a good crack. And put on some damn pants!
  • StayPuftGiant - December 16, 2008 9:55 p.m.

    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  • StayPuftGiant - December 16, 2008 9:53 p.m.

    The kid in the last video was completely naked if you look on the time at between 0:30 and 0:40 you can see...well just watch
  • adrenaguy - December 16, 2008 9:45 p.m.

    nono, anyone who gets caught wearing pants gets there dragonballs Zs ripped off >:D and no presents just to rub lemon into the wound you know, because i'm kind like that. and by the way, NOT FIRST! WOOOOOOOOH! take that you stupid firstards.
  • SlightlyBetterName - December 16, 2008 3:54 a.m.

    T-Nag with the top 7. It was ok.
  • Rasy2kG - December 16, 2008 3:42 a.m.

    aww man "I don't want to be a stereotype when I grow up" LOL
  • TeragRunner - December 16, 2008 3:14 a.m.

    WHY THE F*** DOESN'T THAT KID HAVE PANTS ON!? RONTFFL Anyway, nice article. A few of those games should have made it to the list of bad cover art though...
  • lucklesswonder - December 16, 2008 2:33 a.m.

    I actually hadn't heard of a few of these. And yeah. That last video makes me wanna get sterilized.
  • WiLdFiRe567 - December 16, 2008 2 a.m.

    perfect article hilarious finnish i would've put some runner ups but thats funny anyways
  • NelosAngelos - December 16, 2008 1:18 a.m.

    Just take the damn toy away from those two before I shove my yuletide foot up their chimneys. And this list just makes me glad all I ask for is money and gift cards for Christmas.
  • Curtis_Stone - December 16, 2008 12:29 a.m.

    WOW, these games must be el terible for them to surpass "Wii Music" on this list...
  • Bronxx - December 16, 2008 12:23 a.m.

    Pants.
  • jimsondanet - December 15, 2008 11:27 p.m.

    ewwwwwww you cant be that hungry, beaver hopefully somebody will wake up an make a dbz mmo with no relation to the story whatsoever
  • Gatastrophe - December 15, 2008 10:52 p.m.

    This didnt seem like a list of the worst games of 2008, but a list of the most publisized bad games of 2008(Castlevania Judgement and Rock Revolution). BTW I loved how the reporter kept saying how ugly the cabbage kids were.

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