7 Worst Video Game Names You’ve Ever Seen


As video games keep coming up, creating a unique name for each one of them is usually a challenge that most creators overlook. Some games have simple and self-explanatory titles, such as Portal, Battlefield, and Tomb Raider. There are also other creative name titles, such as Dead Pace, Call of Duty, and Assassin Creed – these are catchy names that will likely stick in the mind of the players. Some video games have the worst names you can ever imagine. Which are these? Read below:

1. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

The gaming world is evolving each day and becoming more interesting and fun. With a pair of Oculus Rift headset, you will be immersed in the virtual worlds of Tactics Ogre or any other game of your preference.

Tactics Ogre is a strategy game (turn-based), which has been categorized in this genre because it has chess-like gameplay that makes the game fantastic and unique to the players. However, the name of the game may put you off if it’s your first time to come across the game. It’s one of those good games which have a bad name. The combination of the two words that make the title is terrible – imagine tactics and ogre.

From fantasy stories, Ogres are known to be big monsters that are dumb; there’s nowhere that describes them as tactical. The subtitle “Let Us Cling Together” would definitely make you think that no one would want to cling together with a giant monster.

2. Danganronpa: Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

The developers from Japan may not be having control over video game names, but they are the majority shareholders. The game Danganropa shows that the company Spike Chunsoft is not making any effort to come up with names that make sense for their series, which is not a surprise considering that a murderous robotic bear is the main star of the game. Secondly, the developer didn’t even bother to know the number of episodes they were released, to them it was “Another Episode.” Again, no one wants to hang out with ultra-despair girls.

3. htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

The name of the game is complex and hard to read; letters are mixed with symbols, it looks like a child was playing with the keyboard of the computer. This definitely counts as one of the worst video game names. The developer of the game explains that the name came from a way of writing that is stylized “Hotaru no Nikki”, meaning “Firefly’s Diary.” The full translated name is irrelevant. They could have used Firefly Diary instead, which is easy to read and remember.

4. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Kingdom combines characters from Square Enix and Disney. In the setting of classic Disney, gamers are sent on fantastic adventures. However, the name Kingdom Hearts is a poor choice of word combination; the word combination doesn’t make any sense. This also applies to the Final Chapter Prologue and 2.8.

Nintendo 3DS remastered Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop to Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, but one can never guess due to the title that is indecipherable.

5. Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late

If you are familiar with the computer world, you might know that you should never open an attachment that ends with.EXE sent via email, it could be a virus that can harm your computer. The rest of the title is disturbing, “in-birth” seems like a painful tactic.

6. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth2: Sisters Generation

The name of the game shows that the developers didn’t mind the misuse of the semicolon. Also, the name is too long, it should not have been more than three words. They could also have chosen to put a space between number 2 and the word, as it would have been easy for someone to know it’s a sequel.

7. Tongue from a Fat Man

The developer of this game is Activision. Sanritsu published Tongue from a Fatman, a 1989 fighting game. The title of the game sound is really disgusting. No one would want to see a tongue from a fat man.

In conclusion, developers should try to be creative and avoid giving video game names that make no sense and stick to names that are simple and catchy enough to grab the attention of the target market.

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