1. The Slaughtering Grounds 79p/$1
Aw, c'mon. Just 79p. How can anyone kick a game that costs so little? Very easily, as it happens, when it is as bad as The Slaughtering Grounds from what would appear to be one of the least popular developers on Steam with an impressive string of unpopular games under its belt.
Developed using Unity, bought-in models and even graphics that some reviewers had suggested might have been filched from Google Images, the game features shonky physics, poor graphics, low frame-rates, some very odd effects, zombies that noiselessly maim and kill, bad AI, and so on.
None of this would be quite so bad were it not for the (euphemism alert) uncompromising attitude of the developers towards criticism, however constructive.
In which case we'll just leave it there.
Just as this feature was being loaded into Incisive Media's excellent content management system the news arrived that Digital Homicide had been told to go do one by Valve Software after the company sued 100 players who had left not entirely complimentary reviews of the company's games.
Digital Homicide is seeking $18m in damages, a mere $180,000 each, on top of the $15m it tried to squeeze out of British game reviewer Jim Sterling for being mean to the firm in an online review.
"This game is probably one of the worst games I've ever played. All you do is run around and shoot zombies. You can see from the pictures that they poorly cut textures on the screen. The frame rate is low, the gameplay is repetitive and the unlockables make no difference. Not to mention the dev is a whiny ♥♥♥♥♥. I actually thought this game was satire at first, but nope [it's] 100 per cent serious."
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"Don't buy this: it's buggy, unfinished and looks like zero effort was put in. Mod teams have done better jobs than this. Quite surprised this is being sold, it's in an alpha stage. Best moment: I had a laugh when I saw a plane flying sideways."
User name: Tofke
"The perfect gift for someone you never want to talk to again."
User name: Malachite (Azarokkusu)
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