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Phoenix Games is a now defunct video game company that was founded in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. They focused mainly on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 (although they did make games on the PC, PSP, DS and Wii) and the company consisted of only six people.

There's little information about the company, but their more infamous games tried to rip off various franchises such the 101 Dalmatians franchise with Dalmatians 2, Dalmatians 3 and Dalmatians 4 (All of which were basically the same game). They did at least have some original games, but even those were poorly done.

Phoenix Games also did a few collaborations with Dingo Pictures and their rip-off movies were published by Phoenix Games after Midas Games stopped publishing them.

Why Their Games Sucked

  1. Poor graphics and textures in most of their games.
  2. When working with Dingo Pictures, the only "game" portion of their "games" were a few mini-games and the main focus were the animated films made by Dingo Pictures.
  3. The animated films have some of the worst animations ever made and some of the worst voice acting ever recorded. The voice acting makes Bubsy's voice sound great.
  4. Despite ripping off various franchises, the source material is never used but is sometimes exploited. In Dalmatians 3, Cruella De Vil appears on the cover even though she herself never appears anywhere in the game. Same with Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys, where the box art depicts poorly rendered CGI knockoffs of Snow White, the 7 Dwarves, and the Evil Queen (in her Hag disguise), yet they don't appear in the game (in fact, the game itself uses a different animation style than what is depicted on the cover).
  5. Even their original games are largely uninspired. London Cab Challenge is a rip-off of Crazy Taxi and Shoot is a rip-off of Duke Nukem.
  6. The games were rushed to be made in 3-5 months while better games required about 18 months to ship out.
  7. Though they have a large library, it mostly consists of fairy tales, sports, and rip-offs.
  8. Long loading times and when the discs load, the console makes really loud noises.
  9. The discs themselves were poorly made and got hot easily. Once hot, the disc becomes warped and will never load again (like anyone ever cares).
  10. Dalmatians 3 was not a sequel to Dalmatians 2. Rather Dalmatians 3 was a port to PlayStation 2 while Dalmatians 2 and The Dalmatians were on the PlayStation. This shows the company either had no idea what a true sequel was or unbelievably cheap. In fact, the rare Dalmatians 4 for the Nintendo DS and Wii is said to be the exact same game as Dalmatians 2 and 3.
  11. Their PS2 games used extremely loud CD-ROM discs.
  12. It's possible that their games weren't even licensed by Sony at all. Phoenix apparently used PS2 boxes with the Sony approved sticker and swapped out the cover art and disc with their own. The usage of CD-ROM discs rather than the standard PS2 DVD discs provide heavy credence to this.

List of games

Sony PlayStation

  • Atlantis (2004)[1]
  • Dalmatians 2 (2003)[2]
  • All Star Action (2003)[3]
  • SHOOT (2005)[4]
  • Dinosaurs (2005)[5]
  • Block Buster (2000)[6]
  • Robopit 2 (2003)
  • Checkmate 2 (2008)[7]
  • Hot Shoot (2003)
  • Jet Ace (2009)[8]
  • Rox (2003)
  • Silent Iron (2004)[9]
  • Flying Squadron (2005)[10]
  • Sonic Wings (2004)
  • 5 Star Racing (2009)[11]
  • Detective Mouse (2004)
  • Ballerburg (2003)
  • Destructo 2
  • Hercules
  • Winky the Little Bear (2003)
  • Toys
  • King Of Bowling 3 (2003)
  • All Star Watersports (2003)
  • Paradise Casino (2003)
  • Space Rider (2004)
  • Cindy's Fashion World
  • Omega Assault (2004)
  • Wanted (2004)
  • Trucky Rally (2004)
  • Trickshot 7 Games (2004)
  • Superbike Masters (2003)
  • Robin Hood: The Siege (2004)
  • Rhythm Beat (2004)
  • Pro Backgammon (2005)
  • Legend Of Mulan (2003)
  • Buttsubushi (2003)
  • Football Madness (2003)

Sony PlayStation 2

  • Dalmatians 3 (2004)
  • Retro (2004)
  • Downhill Slalom (2006/2009)
  • Dynamite 100 (100 in 1 Game) (2006/2009)
  • Speed Mashines III (2006)
  • Chemist Tycoon (2006)
  • Search & destroy (2006/2007)
  • Vegas Casino II (2004/2008)
  • 21 Card Games (2005)
  • Speedboat GP (2006)
  • Myth Makers Super Kart GP (2006/2007)
  • Doomsday Racers (2005/2009)
  • Street Warrior (2007)
  • Air Raid 3 (2007)
  • Combar Ace (2006/2008)
  • World Wrestling Championship (2007)
  • Xtreme Speed (2004)
  • Maniac Mole (2006)
  • The Mouse Police (2004)
  • Turbo Truckers[12]
  • Dinosaur Adventure (2004)
  • Animal Soccer World (2006)
  • European Tennis Pro (2004)
  • Habitrail Hamster Ball (2004)
  • Furry Tales (2004)
  • Girl Zone (2006)
  • Superbike FP (2005)
  • The Toys Room (2004)
  • Empire of Atlantis (2004)
  • Puzzle Party: 10 games (2006)
  • Kidz Sports Ice Hockey (2004)
  • Arcade USA (2006)
  • Extreme Sprint 3010 (2009)
  • Xtreme Quads (2005)
  • G-Force (2006)
  • Offroad Extreme (2005)
  • Obliterate (2006)
  • Dead Eye Jim
  • Sniper Assault (2006)
  • Guerilla Strike (2005)
  • Fruitfall (2005)
  • Drag Racer USA (2006)
  • Monster Trux Extreme (2005)
  • Go Kart Ralley
  • MOTO X MANIAC
  • Pinocchio
  • Roller Coaster Funfare
  • D Unit Drift Racing (2006)
  • Thunderhawk - Operation Phoenix
  • Swat Siege
  • Crabby Adventure
  • Space Rebellion (2006)
  • Snow Rider (2006)

PC

  • Stable Masters 2 (Win98 - XP) (2008)[13]
  • Space Ace by Don Bluth (DVD - Xbox and PS2 compatible) (release date unknown)[14]
  • Ballerburg (2002)
  • Rhythm Beat (Win2000/XP) (2004)
  • Trickshot 7 Games (Win95 - XP) (2004)
  • Drone Odyssey
  • Space Rebellion (2006)

Nintendo DS

  • 12 (release date unknown)[15]
  • Polar Rampage
  • Valentines Day

Nintendo Wii

  • Dalmatians 4

Other

  • Twin (ASIN: B0036VDCJ6 /platform unknown)[16]

Worst Games Ever?

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Games I F*cking Hate - Phoenix Games (Worst Games Ever!?)

References

  1. Atlantis on Amazon UK
  2. Dalmatinas 2 on Amazon UK
  3. All Star Action on Amazon UK
  4. SHOOT on Amazon UK
  5. Dinosaurs on Amazon UK
  6. Block Buster on Amazon UK
  7. Checkmate 2 on Amazon UK
  8. Jet Ace on Amazon UK
  9. Silent Iron on Amazon UK
  10. Flying Squadron on Amazon UK
  11. 5 Star Racing on Amazon UK
  12. Turbo Truckers on Amazon UK
  13. Stable Masters 2 on Amazon UK
  14. Space Ace by Don Bluth on Amazon UK
  15. 12 on Amazon UK
  16. Twin on Amazon UK

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