top 10 Game Critics Hate That Players Love (And What They Found on Metacritic)


Deadpool, the character, is clearly more liked by gamers than game critics. In fact, there was a lot of criticism from both sides regarding the game.

Earth Defense Force

Call of Duty games are mostly loved by critics, but hated by gamers—an unanswerable topic when checking them out on Metacritic.

The Ascent

The cyberpunk-themed action-RPG The Ascent certainly looked like an absolute blast pre-release, but reviews were ultimately disappointingly moderate.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

The No More Heroes games have been generally well received by critics, although 2019's Travis Strikes Again differs from the four mainline titles.

Pathologic 2

Open-world survival horror game Pathologic 2 received wildly polarizing reviews upon release, scoring 9/10 from Edge Magazine but landing the same token 5/10 from GameSpot.


The 2019 remake of the classic 1998 action-adventure game MediEvil was highly anticipated by players ahead of its release.

Left Alive

Left Alive is one of the worst-reviewed games released by a major studio in the past few years.

Balan Wonderworld

Square Enix strikes again, this time with last year's platformer Balan Wonderworld. Similarly, critics also took out their fangs for this.

Terminator: Resistance

Terminator: Resistance was released shortly after the sixth film Terminator: Dark Fate, though oddly was not a tie in-game, but a completely standalone title based on the IP.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain

Although the survival horror game Remothered: Tormented Fathers received mostly positive reviews in 2018, its 2020 sequel Remothered: Broken Porcelain was grounded in contrast.