The Top 7... worst product cameos

Greedy, ridiculous and just plain bizarre. We expose the worst in-game ads of all time

2. Skittles (Darkened Skye)

In an already rather shady group of contenders, Darkened Skye takes the prize for most underhanded. With a game named Ronald McDonald Presents Super Happy Meal Land 2: The Return of the McRib (not an actual title… yet), at least you know what you're getting yourself into. If collecting golden arches while motoring around in a cheeseburger is your idea of entertainment, you might as well make it authentic.

But Darkened Skye pretends to be something it's not - a real action RPG with nothing more on its agenda than dungeons, dragons, buxom wenches and lots of magic. The packaging, box description, manual and - ironically enough - advertising avoids any obvious mention of the game's true purpose. Thus, it wouldn't be until after you'd plunked down your money and taken the thing home that you'd discover the magic is powered by colorful bite-sized candies and that you'd just paid $50 for a prolonged Skittles commercial. Taste the rainbow, sucka!

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