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The worst screenshots ever!

Screenshots are static images used to show off a game in the best possible way. Or at least that's the general idea. Normally, promotional pics are veritable works of art, carefully composed to ensure that they catch the eye with a certain degree of impact. Sometimes, however, we receive shots so dull that the only thing they could possibly sell is ditchwater.

Here for your utter tedium, then, are 30 of the most boring screenshots that have ever been captured. Note that these are all official images supplied by publishers and/or developers...

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War | Namco Bandai | PS2 | 2004
Above: The epitome of gray. This is the Ben Stein of screenshots
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Bounty Bay Online (Europe only)| Frogster | PC | 2007
Above: The last time we saw such an extreme close-up of a floor we had vomit on our face
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Super Smash Bros. Melee | Nintendo | GameCube | 2001
Above: We'd recognize Super Smash Bros Melee anywhere. Even from outer space after snorting lines of magic moon dust
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James Bond 007 in... Agent Under Fire | EA | PS2, Xbox, GameCube | 2002
Above: Neither shaken or stirred, just really damn boring
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Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance | Konami | PC, PS2, Xbox | 2002
Above: If anything's going to get us excited about a Metal Gear game it's remembering that we'll have to endure pages and pages of this crap
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Resident Evil | Capcom | GameCube | 2002
Above: We're sure the hair technology is totally mental, but it's still just a picture of the back of Jill Valentine's head

4 comments

  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 8:02 p.m.

    Also, GamesRadar (I know you watch what we say), if a screenshot is only text, EITHER MAKE IT TINY OR LEAVE IT ALONE, BUT DON'T MOVE IT WHERE YOU CAN'T READ IT (even if it is only the title of a game)!
  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 7:56 p.m.

    Okay, now I KNOW that Bounty Bay Online SUCKS! Also, since I'm here for once, I WIN! I'M no. 1! FIRST! 1st! Thank you for your time.
  • foarthelulz - April 14, 2009 6:32 p.m.

    4th coment
  • nadrewod999 - March 17, 2009 8:05 p.m.

    I just noticed that the Pikmin looks like a creature not from this earth and Fable's "moon" is at least 10 times bigger than ours. Alien conspiracy in gaming, perhaps?

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