All it took was one bad bit of code to wipe your progress.
Everyone faces their own personal tragedies when it comes to games. Dying to gravity in a Dark Souls deathless run, a single Infected ruining your colony in They Are Billions…however, no tragedy is greater than ultimately losing your save data. Let’s take a look at 15 games this happened with and relive those dark days.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
For all the credit that Grand Theft Auto games get, it’s easy to forget some of the major bugs in early titles like Vice City. In launch copies, there was a nasty bug during the Ice Cream Factory mission. If you tried to save during the mission, the save data would become corrupted, requiring you to start from the game’s beginning. This was fixed for subsequent copies of the game but that feeling of losing progress, any kind of progress, was still a bummer.