15 Most Ridiculous Video Game Marketing Campaigns of All Time

Advertising is a fun, creative way to spread the word on all the newest games. But these...not so much.

Posted By | On 05th, Feb. 2016

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Games need to find their customers. And one of the only ways to do that is through marketing. Some companies even set up marketing stunts to get a good word spreading like wildfire. However, it doesn’t always take the intended turn they’d hoped for.

Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up 15 hilarious, offensive, and just downright wrong advertising campaigns that will blow your mind. Sit back and enjoy the long, hard lessons companies had to learn in just a few fun minutes.

Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, GamingBolt as an organization.

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