Stats are Fun: Steam in 2008 (the bad)

Today the negative stuff, next week we do the positive.

Top 10 Most Disliked Games of 2008

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Prison Tycoon 3: Angriest steam review: “It’s like getting ♥♥♥♥ed in the♥♥♥♥♥without having to go to jail. ♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game.”

Obviously the game needs to have enough reviews to generate a steam score. First number is that score, number after the slash is the metacritic score if available.

  • 10. Space Trader: Merchant Marine 53%
  • 9. Pacific Storm Allies 52%/60%
  • 8. Space Siege 51%/60%
  • 7. X-COM: Interceptor 50%
  • 6. Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII 48%/72%
  • 5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Lockdown 47%/59%
  • 4. Conflict: Denied Ops 38%/58%
  • 3. Tycoon City: New York 32%/67%
  • 2. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter Trophy Bucks 26%
  • 1. Prison Tycoon 3: Lockdown 15%

Top 10 Least Played Games of 2008

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Beijing 2008: I don’t know what this idiot is happy about because no one bothered to review this game. The first game on this list that actually has reviews is X-Com Enforcer. Best multitasking review: “I blanked out thinking about pokemon & Dinner and beat a level”

Average number of minutes played for everyone who has launched the game over its entire lifetime, not just that year.

  • 10. Telltale Texas Hold Em 63m
  • 9. Eternity’s Child 58m
  • 8. Grand Theft Auto 53m
  • 7. Pyroblazer 49m
  • 6. X-COM: Enforcer 47m
  • 5. Chaos Theory 37m
  • 4. Gravitron 2 31m
  • 3. Midnight Outlaw: 6 Hours to SunUp 16m
  • 2. The Sum of All Fears 11m
  • 1. Beijing 2008 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games 11m

Top 10 Cult Following Games of 2008

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X-Com Apocalypse: Most hypocritical negative review for a game that someone spent 277 hours in: “Everything explodes. Grenades explode. Guns explode. Ammo explodes. Buildings explode. People and aliens alike explode.”

Ratio of average playing time in minutes to mean playing time which I’m interpreting as a few people playing the hell out of the game while most fled in horror and confusion.

  • 10. Geneforge 5: Overthrow: Ratio 12.83 (308m/24m)
  • 9. Reaxxion: Ratio 13.77 (413m/30m)
  • 8. Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge: Ratio 14.11 (268m/19m)
  • 7. Crysis Warhead: Ratio 17.82 (163m/11m)
  • 6. X3: Terran Conflict: Ratio 17.00 (2668m/157m)
  • 5. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas: Ratio 17.14x (377m/22m)
  • 4. Gumboy Tournament: Ratio 19.66x (177m/9m)
  • 3. Grand Theft Auto 2: Ratio 22.67x (184m/9m)
  • 2. Bejeweled Twist: Ratio 24.90x  (4184m/168m)
  • 1. X-COM: Apocalypse: Ratio 57.18x (629m/11m)

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