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There’s something genuinely magical about something that is unequivocally bad. A game, a movie, an album, it doesn’t matter. They can all be bad, so bad in fact that somehow that makes them great. Call me a masochist, but I remember buying a game many years ago because of how badly Game Informer reviewed it. “It sucks in a vomitous, spirit-crushing kind of way,” I believe is what they said. They had me at “vomitous,” I was immediately sold.

There are podcasts like How Did This Get Played? that cover bad and weird games. The Immortal John Hancock has an ongoing series on his YouTube channel about bad games. And then there is little old me. I’ve decided I want to play some of Metacritic’s worst-reviewed games. In particular, I am going to start with their 10 Worst Video Games of 2020 list and write a bit about each one as I play.

I hope you will follow along on this fool’s journey, and I hope I don’t regret it. I’ve already purchased a few of the games, so there is no backing out now. Check back soon for an article about the tenth game in their list, The Elder Scrolls: Blades for Nintendo Switch.