According to new research from games comparison and marketplace website Playr2, Duke Nukem Forever has been voted the "most disappointing video game release" of the past 12 months, beating Dragon Age II and Crysis II for the top spot.
It appears that Duke Nukem Forever owners agree with what most critics had to say about the game. Members of Playr2 felt that it was the biggest disappointment of the past 12 months.
The study was conducted by gaming marketplace www.Playr2.com, in order to find out what its customers thought about this year's releases so far. Around 1,671 self confessed gamers took part in the polling. Those taking part in the study were asked, "Which video game releases of the past 12 months were you disappointed by (if any)?" Respondents were given multiple games to choose from. This may explain why some choices, such as LA Noire and Dragon Age II are so far up on this list, though chances are plenty of people were disappointed in both those titles too.
According to the results, the top 10 ‘most disappointing’ video game releases of the past 12 months were as follows:
1) Duke Nukem Forever – 41 percent
2) Dragon Age II – 39 percent
3) Crysis II – 36 percent
4) LA Noire – 34 percent
5) Brink – 32 percent
6) Killzone 3 – 30 percent
7) Dead Space II – 27 percent
8) Need for Speed: Shift 2 – 24 percent
9) Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare- 21 percent
10) Marvel vs. Capcom 3- Fate of Two Worlds- 18 percent
"With so many titles released every year, we wanted to look into which had been a hit with gaming fans; and which had failed to impress," said Simon Kilby, Founder of Playr2.com. "Given all the bad reviews that surrounded the release of Duke Nukem Forever, it wasn’t surprising to see it clinch the top spot as the most disappointing game for the past 12 months. I think fans and reviewers alike felt let down by the storyline and graphics, with it failing to impress many."
"Many game titles have a lot to live up to, particularly if their predecessors have been a hit," he added. "Nevertheless, games are continuing to evolve in terms of graphic and features; so expectations are getting higher and higher all the time."