Everyone cannot be a winner and that applies for video games too. There has been a lot such instances where an unexpected game end up being the most successful one. On the contrary, we have also seen a lot of games from famous franchises and studios not being able to live up to their expectations.
Today, we take a look at a few video game franchises which we thought would be great hits but things turned out otherwise. We have tried to point out the lowest points in such games in this feature.
1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is definitely the most successful skating video game franchise. The first four installments of the series were massive successes.
Unique gameplay and varied soundtracks made the initial installments of the series great games. Pro Skater 2 and Pro Skater 3 are critically ranked among PlayStation and PlayStation 2’s best ever games.
Nearly thirteen years after the release of Pro Skater 4, Activision released Pro Skater 5 in 2015. The studio promised that the game would be a streamlined skating game during its announcement.
The fans too had a lot expectation from the game as the Pro Skater series was being brought back again after a long hiatus. However, the studio failed to deliver on that promise and hence the game was unable to live up to the expectations.
Hopefully we’ll see another good Tony Hawk’s game soon.
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts
The Call of Duty series shot to fame with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007. The previous installments of the game were good but not of this level. Since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the series has seen a number of games from Black Ops to Advanced Warfare and all of them followed an upward curve in terms of success.
The only game in the series that didn’t really achieve similar success was Ghosts. The game, released in 2013, is monotonous and boring. The campaign is dull and the gameplay is not up to the mark when compared to the other games of the series. Activision, however got the series back on track after this game with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.