Dead Space 2: "Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2"

What the hell does this even mean?! Obviously in an attempt to win over children who hate their parents, EA sought to, you'd imagine, play up how un-PC its survival horror sequel was. Because all mums are super politically correct, as we know.

The main problem, though, is that Dead Space 2 was an 18. And any 18-year old that buys a game to try and piss off their parents has a lot of issues. And probably shouldn't be playing Dead Space 2. And should probably start thinking about moving out…

Sega: "Genesis Does What Nintendon't"

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Aside from being pretty laughable today – where would you be without Nintendo now, Sega? – this is an insult to grammar, if nothing else.

Back in the days where Mario and Sonic went head-to-head on a daily basis, Sega had the bright idea to toy with its rivals name to promote the new Genesis. The idea was that a handful of games could only be played on its machine, therefore it, as stated, did things that the SNES didn't.

Unfortunately these titles were the likes of Michael Jackson's Moonwalker...

Amiga: "After Sega's New Baby, Amiga Brings You The Mother"

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Who the f**k signed off on this? Aside from barely making any sense, what exactly is the point they're trying to get across? If you want to say you have 'the mother of all consoles' why not just stick to that?

Alas, someone at Amiga thought they'd struck gold, probably complete with high-fives and pats on the back as the proposed 3-hour 'tagline' meeting lasted all of 5 minutes... like this.

Crysis 2: "Be The Weapon"

A tagline so horrendously bad it still generates laughter throughout the VideoGamer.com offices, being a 'weapon' is a slang word that means the same as 'tool' or 'dick'... That's not the message EA intended to get across, we imagine. Even worse, before those three ridiculous words flashed up on screen, they were preceded by: "Be Strong, Be Fast, Be Invisible..."

It's as if someone at EA had been told they wouldn't make it through to the end of the year and their last task was to market Crysis 2.

Be the weapon...

Silent Hill: Downpour"Let's Get Wet"

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Aside from, we assume, giving people drastically the wrong impression as to what this was all about, this promotional tagline for Silent Hill: Downpour was utterly terrible.

Once more, it's the thought process to get to this point that confuses us the most. Did two individuals in suits just keep throwing the idea of rain at each other until they realised it was wet? And how is the concept of 'getting wet' scary? In any sense? At all?

Dreadful.

Thanks to NeoGaf for the image

The Dreamcast: "Up To 6 Billion Players"

The Dreamcast is the console that many believe as the last nail in Sega's hardware-making coffin…

Bust-A-Move 2:"So Addictive… It Should Be Illegal"

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Crack is illegal because it's addictive and can kill you. Heroin is illegal because it's addictive and can kill you. Cocaine is… you get the picture.

To date, Bust-A-Move 2 has killed nobody. It should not be illegal.

Sega Saturn: "There Is A Beautiful, Naked Woman On This Page"

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A picture says a thousands words. And the less we say about this, the better… But this must surely stand as one of the most ludicrous decisions in video game history.

Worms World Party

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AdesteFideles's Avatar

AdesteFideles

That Worms pick makes it look like an insertion, not an infestation.
Posted 19:53 on 06 May 2014
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Bloodstorm@ yellowsapphire

Good question, really surprised it's not there either.
Posted 19:23 on 06 May 2014
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BrySkye

I don't think the "Year of the Cartridge" tagline was that bad, or rather wasn't wholly inappropriate.
1994 was the final year before the CD based Saturn and Playstation arrived and with releases like Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI, Mortal Kombat 2 (uncensored) and Donkey Kong Country, Nintendo weren't too far off.
(The Mega-Drive also added Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Earthworm Jim to the lineup).
It was a pretty damn good last hurrah for the cartridge era.

As for "Genesis does what Nintendon't", I'd just like to add that tagline was actually from before the SNES came out and was aimed towards the original NES, making it a true enough statement.
While it doesn't especially appeal to our British sensibilities, it can't be denied that the tag-line was a massive success in the market where it was used: America.
It got peoples attention before the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog were released.
It can't really be a bad tagline if it was successful.
Bad as it might be, the results point to it having been a stroke of genius.
Posted 18:45 on 06 May 2014
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yellowsapphire

Daikatana's "John Romero's about to make you his bitch" has to be up there, surely? The alternative one - "Suck it down" - wasn't much better, either.
Posted 18:07 on 06 May 2014
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Bloodstorm

Exactly what the developers were smoking.
Posted 18:00 on 06 May 2014
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casper_h

getting wet also happens to be slang for smoking PCP.
Posted 17:57 on 06 May 2014
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Bloodstorm

Don't forget the Wipeout too.

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Posted 17:47 on 06 May 2014
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NylePudding

I had no clue about that Worms World Party advert, whu...t..?

The Dead Space 2 one also makes no sense, dunno who thought that was a good idea.
Posted 17:40 on 06 May 2014
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Bloodstorm

Segata Sanshiro still remains one of the best marketing tools of all time.

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Posted 17:37 on 06 May 2014

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