No getting around it: next-gen is here.

The last console generation had a lot of good memories – and you should certainly hold on to them – but the painful truth is that there were also a lot of bad games. Really bad. Just awful. Games you wouldn't wish upon your worst enemies as a form of torture. In taking a look back, though (else how will we ever improve ourselves?) consider a couple key ground rules: first, no horribly blatant Carnival Games-caliber shovelware. Second, only really, really egregious examples of licensed games will be singled out. Let's keep this sporting, people. 

So take a look at these, shudder, and move on. It's for the best.

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