The Worst Video Games Names Of 2020

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What’s in a name? When it comes to games... not much. Games can be great and have terrible, awful, dumb names. In fact, many games on this list are good games that are just unfortunately saddled with an awful title.

Some of these names are silly, some are dumb, some don’t really make sense, others are too generic and some are just a random assortment of letters that barely tells you anything about what the game actually is about. So, in no particular order, here are the worst video game titles of 2020.

  • Warface (Released for Switch in 2020)
  • Everreach: Project Eden
  • Depth of Extinction
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • Warface: Breakout (We got TWO Warfaces in 2020)
  • Hyper Scape
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
  • Daymare: 1998
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  • Hypercharge Unboxed
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
  • WarriOrb
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
  • Offroad Racing - Buggy X ATV X Moto
  • Dwarrows
  • Strike Force 2: Terrorist Hunt
  • Godfall
  • Warborn

Please, feel free to share in the comments below any silly, dumb, or terrible video game names we might have missed below.

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Also, 2020 isn’t officially over yet, so if something releases between now and the end of the year with a name worthy of being on this list, I’ll try to update it accordingly.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

Hypercharged:Unboxed is actually a good game ( FPS and tower defence with a GI Joe style action figure) but is a pretty bad name. The studios previous ‘ New Retro Neon Arcade. ‘ is also a wordsalad , but a fantastic 80s VR arcade that you can add mame roms to and have actual playable cabinets in it.

For me though , Epic Mickey is probably the dumbest name of all time , mainly as in Ireland ‘Mickey’ is slang for Penis, so the idea of Irish mammies going into gamestop and asking embarrassed for Epic Mickey just makes me laugh.