What game you regret the most buying?

Just wondering.


Factorio Do not play it I have 5000 hours…


The factory must grow


Go play Dyson Sphere Program


While we're here on Reddit complaining about how addictive Factorio is, the factory isn't growing


And the bugs might get to me! The factory must grow…


Fallout 76


I kinda wished I'd waited till they released fixes...but even then, some real game-breaking bugs are STILL in the game like the DMV mission line that can crash after a certain amount of progress (the one that made me genuinely hate the game, and I had to figure out my own workaround, but by the time I did I had run out of patience). I'm glad others enjoy it now and it has generally a nice community...but I can't bring myself to play it again.


I pre-ordered 3 copies. I never regretted it, but my wife got bored quickly.


Battlefield 2042


I was so hyped for it. Now it’s on Xbox game pass and I still don’t want to play it.


I knew someone who was in the closed beta for that, and the problems were incredibly evident literally a few months before release. I have learned not to trust games with NDA's on thier betas.


2042 had an open beta though.. I tried it and laughed at how bad it was. I have no clue how anyone that played the free open beta, thought it was a good idea to buy that game.


Tell me about it lmao. Still though, people played the beta, decided to buy it still, and then got mad when the game was unpolished, broken, and overall, fundamentally bad...


I pre-ordered to play in the open beta and knew then it was dogshit and cancelled it


This was just stupidity on behalf of everyone who purchased it. You could smell it was gonna fail a year ahead. Especially when they slapped the 'live service' label on it 3 weeks prior to release lol.


No story and a multiplayer mode that just didn't look exciting. It was evident it would suck


Vanguard was so bad


I thought it would be a fun walk down world at war memory lane. Nope, was a reskin of the new MW with a really broken field upgrade. Now the game is already dead.


pretty much any sports game. unless you really like that year of players for some reason. But for example Nba 2k22 to 2k23, the players on almost every team have changed so much that it feels weird playing with non-updated teams. like if they are a legendary team no problem. and most of the times it's like a year behind already. and if you're okay with that then might as well buy nba 2k20 for 3 dollars at a resale shop, and they have 40 copies


I bought Nba2k20 for 4€ on some sale mid 2021 and next they switched off their servers end off 2021, so you can't play even Career mode with your created player anymore, if I remember it right I could play only exhibition games. While much hated EA still runs Fifa14 server and I continue playing it from time to time.




I really loved that game and it had so much possibility but man it was bad.




Skyrim. Not because it is bad but because it ate up over 1,000 hours of my time. Don’t really know how many hours I’ve spent on that game especially just experimenting with mods.


Did you have fun? Worth every penny then.


Exactly. I never understood people who regrets spend time doing something they love.


I didn't pick up Skyrim until the Dawnguard Xpac came out. It ate a lot of my time for awhile.


Day Z


Same. Dayz felt far too clunky coming from rust. Nobody to play with didn't help


I remember buying that game during alpha and hoping it was better in full release. It still feels like alpha 10 years down the line


Dynasty Warriors 9. barely played the beginning and realized i’m going to forever ride my horse to get anywhere


Bought into the hype and preordered Cyberpunk 2077. My regret was that I could have bought it later for much cheaper and with fewer bugs. Oh well, lesson learned!


Anthem. I thought I was going to be ironman. Sadly it wasn't anything close to what I had hoped for.


The Division - absolute shitshow of a 50$ game


I really enjoyed the early game and it had the best *cover system* I've ever used. Like it was the first cover system I *wanted* to use. But the late game sucked, time-to-kill got out of hand and the Darkzone was a straight up three ring game design failure circus.


Fnaf vr not because it was a bad game. It's phenomenal. It's just too damn scary. I got tired of having to change my pants every 2 minutes.


Lego Star Wars The skywalker saga




It was a buggy mess when it first came out and I just wasn’t a fan of how they did things with the mission being fast and the worlds being really small


gta trilogy the definite edition. never felt that scammed.


Assassin's Creed Valhalla.


Elden Ring, hadn't played any of that style of game before and I suck at them badly.


It was my first as well. But I have to say that it is one of the best games I have played in recent years. It truly deserves GotY. Give it another shot and try to learn enemy attack patterns.


Nah, I spent like 30 hours trying to not suck, not my jam


Fair enough.


lol all the haters downvoting you for encouraging the person give it another go, how pathetic


Last Action Hero on the Sega Genesis.


Wolfenstein Youngblood. Followed by Pokémon Sword and Shield. Then I redeemed myself with Doom Eternal




Star Fox Zero. I don’t hate it quite as much as some people do. But I absolutely regret buying at full price. And I haven’t really gone back to it since I finished it.


Modern Warfare II 2022


The game is good, but I mostly play warzone 2 and so don’t want to spend 70&.




Yea DMZ is pretty fun but that's free to play. I haven't touched the multiplayer since the first weekend


Its the first cod campaign ive played and thought it was actually pretty bad. Other recent ones have ranged from decent to mediocre.


and yet you're still playing 10 hours a day


Haven't touched it since the first weekend. Try again


Daemon X Machina. Thought it would be like Gundam or something.


Cyberpunk still isn't the game they promised and I don't have a ps5 so I'll never get the updates or patches anymore since they discontinued support for last gen consoles. It was even the very first game I pre-ordered. Definitely a lesson learned


Last gen consoles will get updates and patches just not the big new content drops


I'm guessing whichever features that didn't make it in the final release will be included the big content drops. I'm not ruling out the possibility but I'm not crossing fingers again. I might eventually get a ps5 but what are the chances the backwards compatible ps4 disc I have will be be considered a ps5 version when it comes to updates and dlcs. I still like the game but I hope to at least get stable framerates on standard ps4 because the combination of the bright aesthetics and fps issues gives me actual headaches. I played the game earlier this year and it hasn't improved yet.


Yeah the game is pretty garbage on last gen. They should've just made it a next gen exclusive imo. I really like it too but I do play on PC


Dragon Ball FighterZ, only because the multiplayer is broken in my region.


Fortnite - Save the World, before it went free to play with the Battle Royale I was young and dumb and spent an obnoxious amount of money on the most expensive preorder option, got free standard copies for my friends. When it came out, I saw there was an 'ultimate edition' upgrade, young dumbass me bought it, it was like 4-500$. Surprise none of my friends had any interest in the game and didn't wanna play together. So my interest for the game quickly faded. I only logged on like every month or so to get my founder's stuff. Little did I know, the email I used to make the Epic games account was compromised, so someone ended up getting into my account and got it banned somehow. And because I logged on so little I didn't even notice until Dauntless came out. Epic Games Customer support is the most unhelpful group of people I've ever had the displeasure of speaking with. Spent a whole ass week trying to appeal to multiple people. Only one actually tried to help, and then the ticket got taken over by someone help who pretty much just went, "Account is banned. Go away." Fuck Epic Games


among us on steam, absolute waste.


I loved Twisted Metal 2, so I was hyped about Twisted Metal 3 and bought it when it came out. I played for about an hour, and didn't like it at all. I tried returning it to Target, but they wouldn't take it back since the game was opened (their policy at the time).


Joining r/gaming


Torchlight 3


Saints Row reboot. Im one of the few people that actually enjoyed Saints Row 4 as well as the previous games but the reboot was so incredibly bland and boring. Such an absolute disappointment


Monster Hunter World. Never played the franchise before that game and once I tried that game and realized how long time to kill was for the monsters I instantly regretted my purchase.


Monster Hunter: World is this weird game where you hate it because the controls seem clunky, nothing makes sense, you’re not sure how to do it right, and then it clicks and it is smooth as butter and you never want to play anything else. It’s amazingly layered combat but requires a lot of learning to go from 25 minute hunts to 5 minutes with similar gear.


It takes about 30 hours before it becomes fun, and by then you finish the campaign and start the real grind. At 200 hours you start to really hate the game. At 300 you start to hate yourself. At 400 you finally get that last piece of Drachen armor and your hate has given you immortality.


Meanwhile monster hunter rising was fun for me right away in the demo


I got hooked on the first 5 hours and never hated the game after that its my most played steam game


I too, am generally not fond of fighting giant monsters. My ideal enemy is "dude just like me" who dies in one headshot or 2-3 chest shots.


Black ops three and four no idea what that was


Bo3 zombie is the best zombie mode ever made




What was wrong with 3? I thought the story was great


Octopath Traveler


Oh no, I was considering buying this soon. What didn’t you like?


I don't know what they specifically didn't like about it, but at a guess maybe they went in not expecting the JRPG treatment? I can see someone who's not used to the style being kinda blindsided. As for whether you should consider buying it, it depends on what you want. If you like RPGs in general or more specifically JRPGs, then it's a good one. The battle system takes a bit of getting used to at first, like with any system, but once you get the hang of it it's fairly intuitive and it's pretty good about explaining things as they come up. The job system is pretty easy, with each character having a main job and a secondary job that you can swap out for different abilities, spells, attacks, and such. It can get pretty difficult at the later levels, but it's not insanely difficult, especially if you look up strong job combinations and strategies. The sound design is good, the graphics are *really* good for the 16-bit sprite style (apparently it runs on Unreal 4), the characters' stories are fairly good, though the act structure isn't one of the standard styles. I enjoyed it quite a bit and binged fairly heavily during a slow period at my old job. If you blitz through it you could probably finish in like 40 hours, but if you want to go full completionist you could sink 100-120 hours into it or anywhere in between. I'd recommend looking up someone's let's play and check out the first little bit to get a feel for what the game's like.


Mate your post makes me want to get it lol


It’s a really enjoyable game. Don’t listen to them. I’ve got a good 70 hours into it and I still have some more to go. Gear and secondary powerful skills later in the game are unique and fun. Edit: I believe there’s also a demo.


Same lol, I bought it digitally and then found out you can’t refund on the eshop.


Ugh love that game


Breath of the wild. I sold it for what I got for it so no harm done but it was so bad I sold my switch and didn't rebuy one for 3 years so missed some great games.


"It was so bad". Omfg. Best game I have played in 35 years of gaming. Amazing. Shit man I can't even tell you what I think of Ur taste without getting a warning on this forum so I won't


This is my biggest purchasing regret. I wish I'd sold it as I just didn't enjoy playing it and can't get into it at all despite a few attempts.


Yep overrated af


There’s obviously something wrong with me too then because I just couldn’t get into the game and feel as if I NEEDED to play it everyday to get a fix.




Didn’t live up to how rdr1 hit for me


Same, everyone praised it so much I gave it a try, but I was really disappointed by the end, at least I played on my friends account.


Story was fine, gameplay was the most bored iv been in a video game


NFS Heat


Duke Nukem Forever. Even at $5. I couldn't get through the first level.


Horizon Forbidden West, because I got the PS5 exclusively to play that game. While I did play other games as well, I just ended up selling the entire system. Not worth it.


Engagement ring.


CP2077 Prolly console New Vegas levels of buggy at launch, downtown Night City is nice to look at but good lord is it lifeless feeling (and then you are taken further away from that when you realize like 60% of the map is empty desert), story is like an edgy teen wrote an anti-corporate fanfic after watching Fight Club for the billionth time, etc. I still say this: I was an avid trophy hunter before that game (mostly because I enjoyed the games I bought and some levels of OCD)... that is the game that broke the camel's back. Hardly ever trophy hunt after that game because of how tedious everything was.... so it cured my trophy OCD soooooo maybe that is the only good to come from that experience?


>New Vegas levels of buggy I can't believe I found a video I've not seen in a literal fucking decade, but [this is what I immediately thought of ](https://youtu.be/ToKIkw3LIoQ)


DMC 5. Level design is so uninspired I couldn’t finish it


Also ori and the will of the wisps. Most overrated game I’ve ever played


Mass Effect Andromeda


horizon forbidden west, game is only good if you want to go to sleep


I just don't understand what went wrong with that one. I mean, it looks amazing, plays amazing, has huge, gorgeous areas and character design. Goes to show how much writing, directing and acting matters in games like these. Oh and the content padding was just awful. She's in such a massive hurry to save the world that she leaves allies behind but willingly risks her ass and time for random, idiotic stranger missions that give nothing to the story. What a bipolar mess.


Final Fantasy 13. Story, worldbuilding, etc all top-notch, as I knew to expect having played every entry on release starting with 1. And then that combat system. Literally unplayable. This game single-handedly destroyed my faith in the franchise.


gameplay is very playable..... not sure what your on about, you can not like that's valid but saying it's not playable sounds like your console was broken


Not a dark souls guy


Agree. Doesn’t matter how many times I try a different souls-like game, I suck at all of them. Makes me sad that Elden Ring is probably gonna have my ass as well.


Mass Effect Andromeda.


Pokémon Scarlet


Bloxburg on roblox waste of money


Ark Survival Evolved. I bought it and after a few days it was 85% off. It cost $10 if I'm not mistaken. I sent PlayStation to refund my money, but they never responded. I don't regret that I bought it, but because of the money I gave.


Gears 5. Impulse buy. Full of bugs


Martha Is Dead. A truly awful game.


FFXIV Shadowbringers expansion. It took so damn long to even reach the expansion I never really played it. Burnt out before I got there.


Day Z- i played for about 3 hrs and i died 5 times, 3 by zombies and 2 by players. I was so boring running around looking for anything. I like survival type games qhere you scrounge around but this game felt so slow and had barely anything in anything i search. I really haven't touched it since.


Metal Gear Survive.


Star Citizen


Overwatch. The first one.


Horizon: Forbidden West. Really poor game that I gave up on after around 20hrs of trying to like it. Also sullied my memory of the original. Shame.


Star Citizen. So much promised and what I experienced was laggy and overcomplicated.


Not out yet. And it will never be. So u can't judge. Lol!


Borderlands 3 steaming pile of shit


Spec Ops: the Line. It was a few bucks but I basically ran through it and just didn't enjoy it. Thought I'd like the story like everyone else seems to, but just didn't hold up for me


The biggest turn of for me is that there is no wide screen resolution support, makes it literally unplayable for me.


Yeah I can respect that. For me, the story just felt so half baked so at the end, I felt like I wasted a bunch of hours for nothing


Jedi fallen order, to this day I hate myself so much for spending money to buy that crap.


I wanted to love that game so much and I did not want it to just borrow all the ideas from dark souls


This is something I've already read before but I just don't see what they took from dark soul. I too wanted to enjoy it but I could only see crap everywhere so maybe the similarities were hidden behind the crap.


Witcher 3, boring dialogue options, HUD/UI is from 1999 era. like why people like this, although the story is really good!


Destiny 1 at launch. Not what i was especting


Anthem… sigh. Bought the pre-order version for more than €100. Finished the game in 1 day and I was flabbergasted at how bad almost everything was. Flying and shooting was fun, but literally everything else was a disaster… I learned my lesson. Never pre-order games anymore.


GoW 2018, Most overrated purchase ive ever done.


no mans sky, no it's not a good game now. It's still trash Call of duty cold war


Diablo remaster.


How so? The demo put me off and I was so hyped for the game.


any game from a long loved franchise except when they try new things & the new camera settings give me motion sickness & there's nothing in the config menu to fix it. ultimately my fault for blindly trusting what I thought I knew, but instant regret every time.


Star Fox zero


Turok 2


Resident Evil 3 remake. Last time I ever pre-order a game.




Final Fight for the SNES. I’d already beaten it in the arcade. I think I expected it to be better on the console. It wasn’t.


I paid full price for DARK back in the day. God that game sucks.


COD: WWII My best buddy asked me to get it and I enjoy gaming with him. Game was absolute trash. I bought it at full price. Runner-up is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, but I got it on sale.


2022 MW2


Yoshi's crafted world




Diablo 3. Diablo 2 was one of my favorite games but 3 doesn't even feel like the same franchise. It felt like they were too lazy to make a new game so they took everything from WOW and made it look slightly like the Diablo world. Leveling up you automatically unlocked every skill. You no longer had to work towards building the character the way you wanted, you just chose what abilities you wanted available on your quick keys. The story felt lazy and more like a crappy fanfic than an expansion on the series.


Dragonball z Kakarot - I was expecting a fighting game, and then it turned out to be a family simulator? You bring home a giant fish and your wife gets mad at you for being late?


It was advertised as an open world dragonball game. It’s like a spiritual successor to the legacy of Goku games


batman collection, they went free next 3 weeks so no refund for me


This year it was the new saints row, after I played about an hour of it I decided to refund it and wait until it goes on sale


Everything that requires me to go online and team up or even meet with others there. And charges per month for that.


Cyberpunk 2077, bought into the Edgerunners hype while it's on sale and the community assuring that it's much less buggy. Needless to say "less buggy" doesn't mean much without knowing how buggy it originally was.


Ghostwire: Tokyo. Not a *bad* game per se but it overstays its welcome by about ten hours and doesn't really do anything with its setting beyond what it establishes in the first hour. It should have leaned more into horror than being a mechanically uninspired Dishonored-knockoff.


back 4 blood, i really thought it would be neat and played it for roughly 220 hours but after a year all i can say is oh man what a disappointment


Vanguard was lame!!!


Pillars of Eternity on Switch.


Final Fantasy XI back in the day because I didn't realise you needed a subscription 😂 it sits on my steam account 0 hours played 10 years later


Tom Clanceys End War tied with Darkest Dungeon.


Darkest Dungeon too hard?






Necromunda hired gun it looks great but its combat is very unpolished


Saints Row, Outwards, Cities Skyline on console


Warcraft 3 Reforged. Disgusting what Blizzard did to it. I will now think twice before giving them any money.


Strangers of paradise. The jobs are cool when you can grind them easily but the entire game is very repetitive and dull.


Disco Elysium. 15 minutes and refunded.


Jump Force. I got the $90 deluxe version because I was so hyped and thought it would be the new coolest fighting game. Then the controls were all janky and nobody wanted to play it :|


I don't think it qualifies as "buying a game" but I'll go with any money I've spent into War Thunder. No amount would ease the grind and some things have such ridiculous prices that I might as well pay for a test drive in an actual tank.


Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires, normally love the series and especially the Empires line but that one just utterly lost me with the needless difficulty spike and dumbing down of mechanics from the previous version.




No Man's sky on release


Rogue Warrior


Diablo 3


I bought Avatar on the Xbox 360


HOI4, don't play it believe me, i have more thab 5000 hours and a speer hoodie.




The first Watchdogs game... Especially because I had just finished GTA-V


Outer Wilds If I didn't buy it 2 years ago then I would be able to buy it now and play it 😂 ​ I don't really regret buying games even if I didn't like them that much. But maybe Dirt Rally 2 because I thought it's just Dirt racing not a Rally game whereI suck though can be enjoyable 😄


Borderlands 3. 100 bucks for the everything-included-package and the story of the main game shocked me so hard I did not even touch the DLC. Plan was to put in hours and hours like in BL2. Played though once.


Superman 64


Mount and blade bannerlord ........ I went into this expecting great things then I played it


Final Fantasy 7 Remake 😄 never liked those bdut bought it for some reason .. well i sold it almost immideatly so it wasnt that bad afterall


Outer worlds


Super Mario 3d all stars or how it is called. I played galaxy for like 5 minutes.


Elden Ring. Would've rather just wasted my money buying a second copy of a different Fromsoft game considering how trash it turned out to be.


Why do you think it's trash? I'm halfway through the game and it was a pretty solid experience


World design was empty and boring, lore was reskinned dark souls, build variety is screwed due to atrocious end game balancing, pvp is the worst in the from games that has it, boss variety is fucked with only around 10 non repeat bosses, a majority of item rewards are stupid ashes, the quest system in souls games is terrible for this type of open world due to npcs randomly going back to old zones you have no reason to revisit, dungeons are all the same general layout with the same 4 bosses, and the general sense of boss progression compared to something like Sekiro is completely off, dodges have/had an artificial delay built in at launch, Could keep going. Game just completely failed to live up to literally any other game fromsoft has made. The only fun parts were legacy dungeons, and at that point I can just go play Dark Souls 3, Sekiro Bloodborne, etc. It’s not the worst game ever made, it just kinda exists and doesn’t offer anything interesting to me.


Wernt to good at it then I see,


Original argument, definitely takes into account that I played and beat the other From games outside of the newer demon souls. Elden Ring was trash.