I saw a very similar list about two months ago. Speaking of Recycling, the list included the latest Grand Theft Autos, State of Emergency 2, the Soprano’s, the 360 version of Godfather, and Scarface. All of these were either sequels or license ripoffs of movies and TV shows.
I work in a video game store, and I’ve seen a lot of garbage over the last two years. Here’s some games that you should avoid because the hype is completely out of proportion to the quality of gameplay:
NBA Live 07 (Numerous, particularly XBOX 360 and PC): EA Sports has a bad problem with feature creep; taking a sports game, updating the roster, adding some little gimmick and charging you $50. The AI bugs on this version were inexcusable
Scarface (PS2, XBOX): The movie has generated a huge following from the 18-25 crowd, and the game is just an excuse to milk money out of those kids that have the poster up in their dorm room. This game doesn’t look any better than Vice City despite being produced five years later. The gameplay is repetitive and you wish you had a jump button.
25 to Life (PS2, XBOX): This piece of garbage was one of those urban crime games that followed in the wake of GTA:San Andraes. It’s barely playable.
Any game for the Wii or PS3 that was released for another system last year: See Blazing Angels, Godfather, College Hoops 2k7. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion for PS3 and Tiger Woods for Wii receive special exemptions.