There were simpler times in gaming when physics engines were largely infallible. When the only physics calculations revolved around how high Mario can jump or the trajectory of a ball after hitting the paddle in breakout, there wasn’t really that much margin for error. Now we have big open worlds, crazy amounts of weapons and semi-realistic 3D environments, all kinds of physics glitches come into play.
The biggest issue seems to be in how gravity is handled, with plenty of titles giving a very loose interpretation of the earth’s gravitational pull from time to time. Check out ten of our favourite examples of faulty gravity.
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1. Skyrim Rag Dolls
Most open world titles suffer from at least some minor glitches, but The Elder Scrolls games have always featured an almost endearingly frequent level of physics-based craziness. Just check out this rag doll tomfoolery! How does this even happen? This kind of thing truly puts Fus Ro Dah to shame.