The Playstation 3 is packed with some of the best games that have ever been released and it looks like the library and variety is only getting better. However not every title that hit the PS3 exclusively (North American consoles) smelled like roses. A few games come out here and there that blemished the reputation of the powerful Sony machine. We’ve compiled a list of the worst games exclusive to North American PS3 consoles that you should avoid. Sure you might wander into a GameStop or some Mom and Pop used game store and see one of these for less than ten bucks, but do yourself a favor and just keep walking. These are the games that no PS3 owner should have to deal with.
Who could’ve imagined that a SOCOM title would fall flat? The series itself is such an established line of hits that many gamers walked into this one clueless and for the most part ready for more SOCOM goodness. Handled by Slant Six, known best for Fire Team Bravo on the PSP, Confrontation was plagued by glitches and bugs and did a horrible job of debuting the popular series on the PS3. SOCOM ate up tons of time in players’ lives on the PS2, but this title blemished the franchise. Luckily the series is recovering, but the term “Avoid confrontation” took on a whole new meaning thanks to this game.
We all remember this blockbuster right? Lair was another buggy title that hit PS3s back in the late summer of 2007. Adding fuel to fanboy fire, this game was packed with FMVs that looked great, but horrible visual errors like pop-in, tearing, and jaggies which instantly pulled most level-headed gamers right out of the gameplay. In addition to the dreadfully bad visuals, there was the issue o the Sixaxis controls that were just plain bad. You had no option, but to use these horrible controls because you couldn’t turn them off. The game even caused a black-eye for Sony PR when they tried to tell people they were reviewing it wrong. Luckily most of us have forgotten this dreadful title. If you see it though, stay far away.