Microtransactions... they were once considered as a great way to extend a game's replay value beyond the initial purchase. Gamers were excited about extra story content and additional multiplayer accessories. However, some games took this concept and turned it into pure evil.

Just to preface this list: not all microtransactions are bad. There are some games that add them in properly and it's balanced well. There are plenty of games like Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, League of Legends and Smite that do the model right. Then there are the games on this list... games that had publishers where they should have known where to draw the line but didn't. Henceforth, here are 11 games ruined by microtransactions.

Solitaire On Windows 10
Free-to-play seemed like such a great concept nearly a decade ago when it was really taking off in the Korean MMO scene. Many gamers though “Oh wow, free-to-play means I get to enjoy awesome games without paying a dime!” That's how it works in concept, but in theory you can slap a big fat “nope” on it.

A perfect example of a free-to-play game gone evil is Microsoft's classic Solitaire for Windows 10 – if you don't want to watch 30 second ads before or during your gameplay, you have to pony up $1.49 a month or $10 a year. You pay to own it and your Windows 8 subscription for Solitaire does not carry over, according to a report by Mashable. This is one big fat “screw you!” from Microsoft to fans, leaving a lot of people feeling as if Solitaire on Windows 10 is ruined.

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