8 Games so Amazingly Awful You Have to Play Them

5. Mobile Suit Gundam Crossfire


You know what's a good idea? Make a game based off a well-established franchise and launch it on a powerful console for its generation. You know what's a terrible idea? Developing half a game that barely functions and launching it as an example of the low points said console could go.

Mobile Suit Gundam Crossfire has largely been forgotten about by players, but it really shouldn't be. Crossfire serves as the perfect example of a hilariously misguided "valiant" effort by Bandai Namco. There's clearly effort that was put into the game, but at the same time, no effort at all.

It was regarded by some critics as "shovel-ware of the highest caliber," so it's amazing that more people aren't discussing it today. For pity's sake, if E.T. on the Atari 2600 can still be talked about, why can't this one? 

Published May. 3rd 2016

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