Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Features for Xbox 360

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It's always quite painful for us game journos to see poor games riding high in the charts. At times we understand why these games sell well, but we're not happy about it. Seeing as MCV recently revealed the top 50 selling games of 2007 in the UK, we picked out the 10 that didn't deserve it. Read on for VideoGamer.com's Top 10: Games undeserving of their success.

10. Cooking Mama, (No. 12) 505 Games

We're not against cooking games, we're just against cooking games that are borderline broken. Cooking Mama asks you to prepare and cook dish after dish, yet teaches you nothing and isn't fun to play. To make it worse, members of the team have been known to wake during the night in a cold sweat after having nightmares about Mama's evil eyes. We can see why it sold so many copies (it's a kind of non-game with game elements) but games which offered so much more sold far less.

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, (No. 27) Disney Interactive Studios

This movie tie-in from Disney deceived so many on its release. A passer by could easily have thought that At World's end was in fact one of the best movie licensed releases of all time. It looked gorgeous and fairly faithfully followed the storyline of the second and third Pirates movies. The problem was that the game became dull and tiresome after about one level: the combat was weak, the enemy AI was shocking and there were far too many items to collect. We felt like walking off the plank.

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wii play is incredibly fun.
with 2 people.
if i ever tried to play it by myself then it would feel like i waz reading a book but it doesnt need to be no. 1 on this list. wat needs to be on this list is spiderman 1,2,and 3. i know pretty much every 1 in here has gotten 1 of those games. THEY SUCK. and pro street isn't that bad, just the racing part, i like the custimazation u can do
Posted 21:50 on 04 August 2008
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where TPFOL?

Turning point fall of liberty should be in there. God that was an awful bloody game. I liked the transformer GFX and idea but it was just plain boring.
Posted 13:15 on 17 July 2008
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why was halo 1,2, and 3 not the top 3 they are easily the most over-rated games in history. UT2004 was a much better game.
Posted 05:32 on 17 July 2008
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You...didn't even PLAY Wii Play? What was the point of spending an extra $10 on the remote then? Sure, when the Wii first came out, Wii Play was the only way you were getting a second remote, but now they're easy to get.

Transformers sold so well because little kids begged their parents for the game. The movie was a giant success and with the amount of kids that saw it, it makes sense that they would want to play the game.

Your other choices...Well, you wasted $10 on a remote, so I don't really feel a need to challenge you.
Posted 14:28 on 28 March 2008
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Wow, pretty terrible choice for a top pick.

You criticize a game that you haven't even played... so why did you buy it? There is no shame in a fun (albeit very simple) game that is priced to move selling well - and there is no shame in admitting that Wii Play is better than many similarly priced downloadable games available on any current-gen console. Not every mini-game on the disc is great, but several are worthy of significant replay. A $10 investment hardly seems unreasonable, and making decent games an impulse purchase instead of a major decision is a brilliant business strategy.

Did some people buy Wii Play just because it was a Wii remote pack-in? Sure. But if the actual game wasn't worth playing then most people would've ended up buying remotes without the game included... you do realize that they sell remotes *without* the game included, right?

Oh, it's also worth noting that PES 2008 on Wii is actually a great game. Not as pretty or traditional as the PS3/360 versions, but very innovative and playable. Of course, not many "gamers" have probably bothered to try.

That said, I think you need to add Carnival Games to the list. A poorman's imitation of Wii Play that sells for full retail and doesn't include any pack-in? And apparently it's sold over a milliion copies so far...
Posted 18:53 on 27 March 2008

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 25/05/2007
Developer: Eurocom Entertainment Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 3,090 9
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