The programme was fronted by former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel and Sue for the first time tonight on BBC One.
Family members competed in teams of two to make it through to the final and win prizes, just like the original contest.
The show saw the contestants try to replicate skills demonstrated by professionals to win rounds, which included sausage making and plate spinning.
However, those watching at home weren’t happy with the comeback, and took to Twitter to comment.
One vented: “They must know just HOW bad this is so why did they let it happen? WHY???!!! #WRONG #GenerationGame #MakeItStop.”Related articles
I really wanted to like it...but it was simply awful
Generation Game viewer
“@MelGiedroycTV @sueperkins @BBC maybe leave #generationgame in the past,” another advised.
While a third added: “I really wanted to like it... But it was simply awful.. #GenerationGame.”
Others were quick to compare the duo to the late former hosts Bruce Forsyth and Larry Grayson, with some saying they would be “turning in their graves”.
One viewer tweeted: “#GenerationGame total rubbish! The presenters are trying very hard to win the ratings on this one but sadly you will never replace Brucie and Larry. I expect this series to have a short life span.”
“Tell me The Generation game is an