Top 10 Worst Reviewed Games of 2015

10. Enki

Metacritic Score: 43 (User Score: 4.7)

So we begin with the very best of the very worst, Enki. Enki is a "repeatable horror game," in which you solve puzzles in order to move from one room to the next in an attempt to escape your underground hell. It is, for all intents and purposes, an 'escape the room' game.

The game is not particularly ugly, which is definitely the best thing it has going for it. That being said, the environments are all too dark and it is painfully difficult to find the item needed to escape. And that is where the horror element of the game arises, not in the actual jump scare but in the game design. Annoyingly repeated audio, stupidly simple puzzles albeit with poorly thought-out resolutions, and a very short run-time. They say it's full of replay value but that simply is not true.

Then there's the fact that the game just isn't scary and is known to crash with regularity. There may have been the seeds of a decent room escape game in here, but they were certainly never grown.

Pixel-hunting for small, barely noticeable items in dark rooms is a crappy idea for a horror game by itself, but timer just adds insult to injury. And don’t bother suffering through this for the story, because there is pretty much none of it.

                                                                                      - Riot Pixels

Published Dec. 30th 2015

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