As many people know, Square Enix Holding Co, Ltd. is a Japanese video game holding company and entertainment conglomerate. Popular franchise such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts were born from this company. Known mostly for its RPG titles, this company also has some unpopular games vary in genres. So here are the top 5 worst Square Enix games along with its Metascore.
5. Fear Effect Sedna (Score: 42)
Fear Effect Sedna is an indie isometric video game developed by French studio Sushee and published by Forever Entertainment under license from Square Enix Collective. The game’s development was funded via a Kickstarter campaign. Fear Effect Sedna is the third game in the Fear Effect series, and was released in 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
The story is set after the events of the first game, where Hana and her team are hired to steal an artifact tied to Sedna, an evil goddess from Inuit mythology. The artifact is in the possession of Chinese ambassador to France. They end up getting to Greenland to locate the secret base of the thieves who got the artifact before them. Inside, they discovered another mysteries of a certain evil cult.
4. 0 Day Attack on Earth (Score: 41)
0 Day Attack on Earth is an action shooter game developed by Japanese studio Gulti and published by Square Enix for the Xbox 360. The game was released on December 23, 2009, and revolves around players defending Paris, New York, and Tokyo from an alien assault. 0 Day Attack on Earth consists of 28 levels that are split in groups of seven and that take place in four cities.
3. Left Alive (Score: 37)
Left Alive is a stealth video game developed by Ilinx and published by Square Enix for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.The game was announced at a press conference by Sony Interactive Entertainment prior to the 2017 Tokyo Game Show.
Set in the Front Mission series, the story follows several individuals trying to survive amidst a surprise invasion of one country into another, along the way helping civilians to safety and to stop destruction and damage by mechanized war machines.
2. The Quiet Man (Score: 28)
The Quiet Man is an action-adventure beat ‘em up video game developed by Human Head Studios and published by Square Enix for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. The game’s story is told through lengthy full motion video sequences, some of which feature live-action actors, inserted between the gameplay sequences, and it features a deaf protagonist, which is reflected by having most of the events.
A young and deaf boy named Dane interrupts a quarrel between his friend, Taye and Isaac that results in Dane’s mother getting shot when Taye and Isaac struggle over a gun. Isaac takes credit for the killing and is arrested while Taye runs away. Dane’s policeman father blames him for his wife’s death and becomes abusive. Traumatized by these events, Dane makes up a character in his drawing named “The Quiet Man”.
1. Final Fantasy All the Bravest (Score: 25)
Final Fantasy All the Bravest is a game in the Final Fantasy series which was developed by BitGroove and published by Square Enix in 2013. Maybe it is not very popular with console players since it is made for Android and iOS exclusively. The game is a free-to-play 2D touch-action RPG and features traditional jobs, characters, monsters, locations, and musics from the Final Fantasy series.
Instead of delivering a good, creative, and enjoyable experience of playing Final Fantasy series on the go, what we got instead was a shallow title featuring some lazily-made gameplay. The gameplay mechanics allows all players to simply tap the screen, but nothing than that. It also doesn’t help that All the Bravest forces players to spend over $50 to actually get the full experience.
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So it seems that even the great and mighty Square Enix also has some unpopular games. Surprisingly, among all the games above vary in genres, the number one spot goes to RPG, which is also my choice among the other genres. So this time I would pick Final Fantasy All the Bravest since it is a RPG, but sadly it has to be in one of the worst Square Enix games ever made.
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