The 10 most overhyped PC games ever made


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Not even the fastest RAM or the iciest water-cooled CPU is enough to make these 10 games not feel like big heaping piles of disappointment.

10. Aliens: Colonial Marines

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Image: Polygon

Aliens: Colonial Marines had a great trailer which helped it to build a lot of momentum. The trailer showed off the hauntingly abandoned corridors you’d come to expect, and a xenomorph menace. This game takes place after Alien 3, so you may want to dust off your copies and give them another watch to make sure you’re up to speed.

Colonial Marines was developed by Gearbox Software and published by SEGA, and was released in 2013. The finished game, however, couldn’t live up to the very large expectations. There was even a class action lawsuit filed against SEGA because the finished game was significantly different from what was shown during its initial reveal.

9. Watch Dogs

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Image: Cheat Happens

Watch Dogs had a great reveal at E3 in 2012. It was one of the show stoppers of the event and quickly garnered a lot of attention and hype. People had high expectations from this Ubisoft title, which was scheduled to be launched in 2013.

It didn’t come out until November 2014, exactly after one year later, after numerous push backs. The game was very polarizing and the experience was pretty ordinary. Despite being a “like it or hate it” type of game, Watch Dogs was able to ship more than 10 million copies worldwide in just two months.

8. Crysis

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Image:YouTube

Crysis was another game which has garnered extreme fan adulation and anticipation prior to its release. The trailer of the game set a benchmark especially, for the PC games, as far as visual fidelity was concerned. Many users even revamped their PCs before the release of the game. Crysis was developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts.

The game, however couldn’t live up to the expectations of the fans. Although the game wasn’t a bad one, it wasn’t the transformative shooter which everybody expected either. None the less, it become the benchmark to test the power of any new PC build for years and years to follow.