2007's most offensive computer games

Lair


Lair is offensive not for its violent content, but for foisting on gamers one of the worst control ideas this side of Nintendo's hideous Virtual Boy.
You're supposed to fly a dragon using the PlayStation 3's motion-sensitive SixAxis controls. Cool, right? Well, yeah, except for the parts where you have to twist and swivel, and shake-shake-shake, and hold some button while lining your soaring flame-throwing lizard up with some other dude's, and then stab your entire PlayStation 3 controller left or right, and pray that the invisible timer clocking the little screaming fire-bombed guys you're trying to protect down below doesn't expire and jerk you out of the moment with a hey and a "whoops!" and a "try again."
Sony's misbegotten dragon-riding simulation is our most offensive-to-play video game of the year.
For: PlayStation 3; Developer: Factor 5; Publisher: Sony

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