Guilty Gear 2: Overture [Guilty Gear Series]
Guilty Gear is a metal fighting game that’s all about wacky characters and intense action — so naturally, the sequel is a 3rd-person brawler with RTS elements. It’s still a competitive online game, but you’ll take control of ‘Masters’ that summon minions, determine attack paths, capture resources, and generate mana to upgrade your army. It’s extremely strange, and I really can’t think of any other games like it.
It’s an extreme divergence that Guilty Gear fans just couldn’t accept. I love these fighting games, and I wan more! Whatever Guilty Gear 2 is, we know it didn’t work out — there are more Guilty Gear games, but no Guilty Gear 3. At least there was a beat-em-up on PSP.
Silent Hill: Book of Memorie [Silent Hill Series]
The final nail in the Silent Hill coffin, this absurd spin-off game for the PS Vita makes no sense for the series — and it was released right after the one-two punch of disappointment that was the Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Downpour.
Those games were minor disasters, but Silent Hill: Book of Memories isn’t even a horror game. Instead, you’ll fight through dungeons with friends — let’s be honest, nobody could get friends to play this game — and hack-and-slash through swarms of enemies. This game was even designed by indie favorite WayForward. It makes no sense for Silent Hill’s dark tone, but it’s probably the best of the terrible trio that killed the series dead.
That’s our list of 10 incredibly weird games — and we’re barely scratching the surface of weird stuff that’s floating around the video game ether. Maybe we’ll have to do a second list just to delve deeper and discover more extremely weird nonsense.