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.