The Biggest Video Game Flops Of 2022

Voting Rules

Games must have been highly anticipated, but failed to meet expectations due to gameplay, graphics, and overall experience. 

We are ranking the worst video games of 2022! Featuring new titles and long awaited titles sequels for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms, these are the worst games of 2022. While some of these games had the potential to be one of the best newest games of 2022, they instead became some of the biggest video game flops of 2022. The worst games of 2022 have generated a lot of criticism on their launch date due to poor graphics, stale and simplified gameplay, or an over focused micro-transaction structure. In addition, some of the worst games of 2022 have generated a lot of hype due to promising reveal trailers that showcased fun and exciting aspects of the game.

Despite having huge budgets, talented staff members, and a reliable brand for quality games, some game are possibly destined to do poorly at launch. These bad games were so poorly reviewed from the start that they have solidified their place as one of the most terrible games of the year.  Poor gameplay mechanics, lackluster storytelling, game-breaking bugs, and dull characters can each bring a game down in short order. Then there are those special bad games that seem to have all those problems at once, plus a bunch of new issues for good measure. Which game do you think is the worst?

Vote up which game that you think is the worst game of 2022 and be sure to check back as we update this list with more terrible games! 

  • 1
    123 VOTES
    Diablo Immortal
    Video: YouTube

    A game we all knew would be on this list but some hoped and prayed wouldn't Diablo Immortal lived up to everyone's expectations. Now, in no sense is Diablo Immortal a bad game. It's masterfully made and is incredibly fun to play. The problem lies where each and every consumer knew it would come from, the ludicrous and outright manipulative monetization of the “free to play” methods. Locking items and skills that are an absolute necessity behind outrageous paywalls that are not even guaranteed to work, disastrous RNG for equipment, and an overall gross feeling of greed and capitalism ruined what could have been a masterful mobile game, because yes, we indeed to have phones. 

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing
    • Platform: PC
    123 votes
  • 2
    136 VOTES
    Babylon's Fall
    Video: YouTube

    From horrifying graphics to mind-numbingly generic storytelling to a repetitive and stale combat system, Babylon's Fall manages to do something truly remarkable; create a truly joyless and maddening exercise in gaming. The game isn't completely broken or clunky in any way but is so uniquely mediocre in every single aspect of its being that it creates one of the most bizarre and boring video games to come out in years.

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: PlatinumGames
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, Hack and slash
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC
    136 votes
  • 3
    73 VOTES
    Video: YouTube

    Somehow, CrossfireX's broken, ill-conceived, microtransaction-bombarding mess of a multiplayer is topped by a dull, incomplete, and incompetent single-player experience that will undoubtedly have players questioning their very sanity. Mediocrity meets messy, the few moments of levity and fun are due to the bugs and sloppiness of the game, players will spend more time laughing at the game than enjoying it.  

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Remedy Entertainment, Smilegate
    • Genres (Video game): Action, Adventure, First person shooter, Multiplayer
    • Platform: Xbox X/S, Xbox One
    73 votes
  • 4
    25 VOTES
    Video: YouTube

    In what seemed to be an incredibly unique and fun idea, Deadcraft managed to get its originality and promise tangled in the weeds of video game creation and bogged down by its own mismanagement. Repetitive level design, poor graphics, and overall flaws on a fundamental level tied with bleak and tedious gameplay to create a dreadful game that simply wasn't fun to play. On top of this, the bizarre controller ports made playing the game much more challenging than it ever needed to be.

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Marvelous First Studio
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
    25 votes
  • 5
    76 VOTES
    Chocobo GP
    Video: YouTube

    Often times good games get bogged gets down by microtransactions, battle pass gimmicks, and maddening grinding techniques as time progresses to try to make a last-ditch effort to make another buck on the product, but rarely do they jump out of the gate with these tactics! Chocobo GP is a relatively fun, if not an inventive cart-racing game that got completely destroyed due to outside sources and sadly seems like nothing more than a cash grab.

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Square Enix
    • Genres (Video game): Racing
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
    76 votes
  • The Cycle: Frontier
    Video: YouTube

    A wonderful little free-to-play shooter, The Cycle: Frontier doesn't fail on the efforts of being a poorly made game, instead, it is everything that happened after its release that essentially destroyed this once thriving indie game. A litany of hackers and cheaters have made their way to the servers and with seemingly no jurisdiction coming from the creators of the game, they have been granted immunity to roam the gaming landscape and make this a completely mind-numbing and controller-smashing time for anyone who dares enter a lobby. 

    • Released: 2022
    • Developer: Yager Development
    • Genres (Video game): First Person Shooter
    • Platform: PC
    21 votes