1. Tony Hawk

Back when Neversoft was doing the Pro Skater thing in the late ’90s and early this decade, this series was so much fun it captured the imagination of people who'd never skateboarded a day in their lives (read: Us). Then Activision fell in love with the idea of controllers that are better than controllers and gave us a skateboard controller with 2009's Tony Hawk: Ride. One small problem: the skateboard NEVER WORKED, and instead of grinding off pixelated pavement, people just bashed the lousy peripheral into real cement. Ride was universally reviled, which prompted Activision to bundle another useless skateboarding gadget in Tony Hawk: Shred last year, reminding us yet again why we never thought skateboarding was fun in the first place.