Making games is hard. There isn’t a proven science behind what makes a good game good, despite what various annualized franchises may try and make you believe. Oftentimes, games that sound good on paper turn out to fall far from expectations in practice. Sadly because of this many games are considered bad because of a few glaring missteps.
Hindsight is 20/20, and were those frustrating problems fixed then the games listed here may have been considered truly great in their time. As it stands, however, these will forever be known as bad games that were almost good.