Worst Case Scenario is the first album by Belgian alternative rock band Deus released in 1994. The cover art was designed by guitarist Rudy Trouvé. It contains the single "Suds & Soda", which was to become an underground hit and a fans favorite.
The album was first released in Belgium on the indie label Bang! with a different track listing: "Right as Rain" and "Great American Nude" (both tracks present on the Zea EP released in Belgium in 1993) are replaced by the song "Let Go". It was then released in the UK and Europe through Island Records with the track listing as written below.
Worst Case Scenario received good reviews internationally, and this despite the impossibility for the British media to categorize its music into a genre. They finally called it Art rock (a definition which still bothers singer Tom Barman).
Worst Case Scenario reached Gold in Belgium, selling 30,000 copies. By April 2008, WCS had sold 270,000 copies worldwide.
W.C.S. (First Draft) contains a sample from Frank Zappa's "Little Umbrellas", from his 1969 album, Hot Rats.