Top 10 Minigames That Derailed the Actual Game

August 2, 2011

Minigames are a great addition to big title video games; they keep you playing, but you get a little break from the action and rack up some major rewards. Or you can decide the world can save itself and just keep playing the minigame.

10. Dead Space's Zero-G Basketball

Source: Bethesda Softworks

Here's a conundrum for you: say you make a game, like, oh The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. It's got an incredibly complicated and deep world, in addition to a complex and engaging main quest.

Now imagine that everything aside from the main quest is so popular, players actually create a mod to remove the main quest and you just play side missions or goof around.

Here's the poser: does that mean the game succeeded...or failed?