1. Really bad games that were made just to make a quick buck.
2. Games that are on sales of like 99% almost all time to appear in the "Best deals" list, and once they racked up enough purchases, they end the sale and the game ends up in the "Best sellers" list, resulting in more purchases.
3. Games that prefer quantity over quality.
4. A port of a FREE mobile game to a console and having it as a paid game on there.
Vroom in the Night Sky is a prime example of shovelware. Who plays that?
by Ondrashek06 May 13, 2020
Get the mug
Get a shovelware mug for your papa Paul.
1. Software that is hastily made, without proper testing, and 'shoveled' down consumers throats in order to make some quick cash.

2. Software that is preloaded onto a computer, that does nothing but slow down performance and does nothing beneficial, but is added in order to increase price or add appeal into purchasing a computer.
1. Battlefield 2: Special Forces Expansion Pack is a recent example of shovelware; it causes CTD's, system failures, massive performance decreases, and addresses NONE of the original game problems.

2. Frank bought a computer just because it had a lot shovelware preloaded onto it, and now it takes 45 minutes to start up.
by night141 November 26, 2005
Get the mug
Get a shovelware mug for your friend Yasemin.
an array of haphazard software emphasizing quantity rather than quality
This shit is totally half-assed. Who assembled this shovelware?
by The Return of Light Joker August 04, 2011
Get the mug
Get a shovelware mug for your Facebook friend José.