Most Overrated Video Games

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The Top Ten

1
Call of Duty
Crud, at my school all I hear is call of duty is the best game ever, get it. So I first look at IGN reviews and it got a 9.4 out of 10 for bo2. I wasn't sure if I wanted to get the game so I borrowed it from my cousins. I beat up the campaign on veteran on the 1st try. I analyzed the game's multiplayer, zombies and campaign. Multiplayer gets a 3/10. Boring and repetitive. Campaign 1/10 Bad storyline and 6 hours is not worth a $60 game. Seriously! The guns seem all the same, like smgs, assault rifles, and light machine guns. There is no difference! Zombies 2/10, shoot, shoot shoot, reload. Gets old fast. But the worst part of it is the fanbase. Call of Duty fan:Ya Call of Duty IS TH best, GUNS AND****** DESTYRCTION MTLPYER IS the BRST AND POOKEMN IS***** FOR ****** DS BAYBYS.
Turns out 7 year olds play this game yelling cuss words through a mic.
Nothing interesting or classic about this game or franchise. Just the same crap EVERY year with updated graphics.
I used to be OK with Call of Duty, then it all happened. I found a rubbish channels named Codsvvag. By what I can tell, 7 year old are playing this darn game. Hell, even my dad plays it. Everyone that Call of Duty is horrible and it will always be since losers taken over the planet with Activison as a ally. It sold over 9000 copies in each game's first month. (no kidding)
[Newest]Copy and paste. That's all it is.
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2Angry Birds
How did this game get so popular? Sure its good technically, however it is so unoriginal it's a surprise people think more of this game than any other indie game out there.
This is one of the most repetitive games I have ever played. There are tons of games similar to angry birds that deserve more popularity. The games are also released more than once but yet people still buy them why?!

Logan_Wolbert

I was going to choose a call of duty game because of obvious reasons but when I saw this I knew immediately, mostly because of the MASSIVE boner people have literally rubbed numb on this stupid game. I've seen this form of game many times and many years before this particular version called angry birds came out. Its outdated and overrated.

TheCamoGhost

[Newest]It's just about some stupid birds killing themselves and killing pigs. There is no point to it whatsoever.
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3Minecraft
I am a true lover of Minecraft yet I can still recognize that it's overrated. The game really only appeals to those who participate in one of mankind's greatest abilities: building stuff. That's the basis of the game with some survival elements and unfortunately, more and more RPG elements. I stopped updating after 1.3.2 because I had enough of that bull.

The idiots below me are but simple haters who refuse to understand why someone could like this game. It's "a ripoff of legos", yet LEGO actually ripped off someone else, and they ripped off bricks. Anyways, Minecraft is similar to LEGOs in one way: you build. And that's not something you can rip off.

As for the graphics, I'm sure they were beta graphics but weren't updated because either A)Notch didn't care and/or B)they were reminiscent of the good ol' days. I personally like the 8-bit graphics and they're much quicker to load, the game couldn't handle more advanced graphics since EVERY THING IS INTRACTABLE.

One thing I love about this game is how it creates such predicaments for you, as if the game hates you and just wants you to die. But these situations often require quick thinking. Except nowadays, if you have armor, you just win.

All in all, I love this game and its awkward animation cycles and freedom. It is massively overrated as some people prefer to have a goal preset for them and aren't content with doing whatever they want.

Also, that person below me might as well said "this game isn't bad, but the most basic games of all time are infinitely times better"
I don't understand why anyone would like this game. First of all, nothing exciting ever happens. You dig around, fight the same 6 enemies, and then you build stuff. It consumes more time than almost any other video game, and it doesn't even have skills or levels besides making better armor and weapons. Even then, there isn't anything to do with all that stuff. You only need armor and weapons to fend off those same repetitive enemies. There isn't any goal within the game. All you do is build and add on to whatever you build, then build something else. There is no story, no characters to get attached to, not even a diversity in weapon choice. As for the graphics, I don't care about those. There are far better games with graphics like like, and they were all made 20 or more years ago. Yet even with all of this, people are still obsessed with this game. I wouldn't care except I can't escape this damn game. It's everywhere on YouTube, Xbox and people even talk about it all the time. I think it's time that everyone stops caring about this game. Life would be a lot less annoying if they did.
I see your point, but you begin with "I don't understand why anyone would like this game." It is simple, yes, but that's why people like it. Some people aren't looking for a huge story or complex game mechanics. Some people just like something simple to play with friends for a while.
I don't understand why there is so much videos on YouTube about minecraft.
[Newest]I was going to vote for Call of Duty but it is already number 1 so I voted for this. Not a huge fan of it anymore, its kind of boring...
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4Halo
Not a bad game, just ridiculously overrated.

moose4life19

When Halo first came out, it was without a doubt THE coolest video game I owned. The story was immersive, the firefights were exciting, the enemies were incredible and the first contact with the flood was horrifying. Halo Combat evolved had this sense of mystery about it that no other FPS game I had ever owned could emulate... The wide variety of weapons, vehicles, and characters was mind blowing to me and I also loved that there was a slight horror element to Halo: CE. Keep in mind I was 10 when I first played so it did not take much to scare me. Then Halo 2 Came out... It felt forced, the plot twist were confusing and to be honest not that much fun to be dragged through. The slight element of horror that I thoroughly enjoyed was replaced with aggravation and impatience trying to wade through the annoying wave after wave of flailing armed Flood. I'm pretty sure they must've realized the exploding flood looked like a scrotum... then three came out... lets just say I'm glad it had a lot of multiplayer options and the introduction to forge mode. After that there is nothing new or exciting halo has to offer. Microsoft is just milking every nickel and penny out of the franchise because they know that the fans will still always be loyal. Such a waste of pure potential
I mean halo is a pretty good game, probably one of the best xbox exclusives but way to overrated, too many people are like Halo rules and No game can beat halo
[Newest]I hate this game

5World of Warcraft
Way too overrated. Not fun at all. It feels and looks like a childish game. When I played the tutorial, I fell asleep at my computer. I tried to get into the game and just couldn't. I can't imagine dishing out tons of money for the constant expansions on top of the monthly fee. My friend's family lost their house due to paying for this game and in game items over their rent!

Lizardbitch

yes overrated and boring game

livinglegend

Everything you do in this game doesn't feel fun, it feels like a task, like when your teacher gives you a worksheet, this game makes you do the same thing, get mad and say "fine I'll do it" there is no enjoyment in doing quests, it feels like a job. Not even free roaming in this game is fun, everything in this game gets boring after 10 minutes, and once I got off I never had the urge to play it again, and it's been like 10 years since then

6Flappy Bird
This game is so stupid and overrated. The people that get angry at this game play it EVEN MORE! You might as well become an addict. Also this game ripped off all textures from Super Mario Bros. Hopefully there will be a lawsuit.

metaldude8

Everyone plays this stupid FREE game, they don't know what true gaming is.
This game is a boring slalom through Mario pipes, please add it.
[Newest]Here's my account of flappy bird. Flap, flap, flap, flap oops I died! Hold on I'm addicted to flapping now flap, flap, flap hold on gotta kill my brother for beating my high score flap, flap, flap my phone died and since I can't look away from it for 2 seconds so did I

7Half-Life 2
The people that praise this game have no real argument for it being the "game of the decade". They say, you should have played it when it came out. Well first of all, the best game should be timeless and shouldn't ever feel boring or slow. Secondly, I thoroughly enjoyed the first game and it's counterparts, and I played that after the I played the second and expected it to be just as boring and dull, but it was actually really fun. The weapons were original and cool, they had more than 1 cool weapon unlike 2 with its "fantastic" weapon, the gravity gun which just ended up feeling like a gimmick. The game itself just felt as if it needed to show it's cool new engine rather than do anything else like make it not feel like a chore to play through where as the first actually had good gun play and decent story.
I played them when they were released and I dunno what world some of the people posting were living in but the first really wasn't that mind blowing at all. Doom and its sequel were better games level design, atmosphere and fun wise, and came out about 5 years before it. Hell they even ripped the story off from it and Doom barely even had one to begin with. That's what you're trying to say is impressive about it? They're both pretty generic in that regard Half-life just flushed it out a little more and gameplay wise was very boring and weak. But it was rendered in 3d so I guess it was the best fps ever made? It's presentation was nice but it was severely lacking in other areas in my opinion. Half-life 2 was just more of the same for me, gameplay just was not fun and the story was as generic as ever
Wait, hold on. This is here? The FPS of the century is on an overrated list? If anything, this game is underrated. Only true gamers agree with me. How can a 10/10 game be on this list? How can any Valve game be on this list? This is the game that improved on its predecessor which started a gaming revolution. This is the gaming version of the Last Supper painting. Whoever disagrees probably never had the chance to play it either because they were too into Barbie dolls or that their friends were having so much fun with the game and never gave them a chance to play.

[Newest]Black PS2 better than this.
-worst characters
-bad voice acting
-crap story
-no puzzles

8TNA Impact!
If it's so overrated, then how come I've never heard of it?

TheRobertsFamily3

WWE games are better than TNA because they got better control skills and better storylines! Plus, I hate TNA Impact Wrestling!
God damn this game. Was terrible. Why is Grand Theft Auto sa. On here

9Halo 3
I take back what I said on my other account(potbellypup2)the game is awesome for machinimas and multiplayer, but single player never really lived up to it, I just felt like it was too overrated for my likings. But there again, that's my thought.

PotBellyPup

Best halo EVER MADE, how can this even be on this list. It has a beautiful storyline and fun multiplayer.
Bub, overrated does NOT mean the same thing as bad, dumb, stupid, horrific, etc.

Money1208

Its all right, but way to overrated, I hate to see modern warfare, I mean half of the games on this list are not overrated, all right halo is halo 3 is, but that is it, everything else in the top 10 list are not overrated
[Newest]You can't put halo 3 on here when you already put halo series on here!

10Final Fantasy VII
Considering that I am barely playing the game, this game is very over-hyped because it was the first 3-D Final Fantasy game, limit breaks were added, 3-D cut scenes, 3-D games were a huge deal in the 90's, and that's all I have to say. I strongly disagree that this is the best game of all time. I played many rpgs and the rpgs I enjoy more are Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger, and Phantasy star 4.
It's an okay game, but it hardly deserves all the praise it's gotten. The storyline is somewhat interesting, but the graphics are terrible, the gameplay rather boring, the main character is very unlikable and the villain has no personality or motive. I can't say I actually cared when Aerith died either, she was a pretty annoying character, in my opinion. There are so many other Final Fantasy games that are better, but for some reason they're always overshadowed by this one. I've never understood why.
Why everyone runs head over heels over a this RPG with a rather plain story, all the while criticizing western RPGs for just that is beyond me. How can this mediocre game compare to Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, KOTOR, Mass Effect or Dragon Age? It's plain nonsense.

afpabon

[Newest]I think that all of the final fantasy's are overrated to be honest, the plots to them are always stupid
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The Contenders

11Grand Theft Auto IV
Is it a good game? Of course... Is it a 10/10 rated game? Absolutely not.

The game got an amazing graphics upgrade since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but San Andreas overcomes Grand Theft Auto 4 in everything else.

What you got first in Grand Theft Auto 4 is a lack of gameplay, the controls are bad and also when you drive car you feel like driving over ice. Most of missions are fun at first, but then they're all the same: You drive a car, get some guns, and shoot to kill people. While Grand Theft Auto San Andreas has a lot of dynamism in its missions eg: Swim underwater, get a boat, hope a board a ferry, get some guns, kill people with guns, and then run away from heli shooting you missiles.

Also, in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas there are lot of things you can explore, since forest to nowhere desert, Grand Theft Auto 4 is just a city, nothing more, nothing less.

In Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, you felt like you can do almost everything, and you do... Meanwhile in Grand Theft Auto 4 you get that feeling too, but you simply can't. Some people wondered in Grand Theft Auto SA, "Why the hell would I want to ride a mountain bike downhill racing against the AI? " but when you realize that after completing all the missions you get a feeling of more, you can have it, and you say "Hell yes! I'm riding a mountain bike downhill! " meanwhile in Grand Theft Auto 4 is like, "Ok? What should I do now? Kill people? "

Whether a game is a sequel or another part of the game, it must include more or better content that its predecessor and in the case of Grand Theft Auto SA and Grand Theft Auto 4, well I said once, now I say it twice. Grand Theft Auto 4 is just a graphical upgrade in terms of content, it has LOT OF LESS things to do in comparison to Grand Theft Auto SA

I'd give Grand Theft Auto 4 a 8/10 but 10/10? NO WAY
Ok, I'll admit that the graphics, story, characters, and other things in the game are really great, but some of the things I felt where lacking were controls, gameplay, and the fun factor, rockstar made a bold move by striving for realism and although most people enjoyed this game because of that, I think it was a mistake, when looking around the city, it can be really nice, but one you've seen what there is needed to be seen, it doesn't really matter anymore and I think rockstar focused more on the visuals and story rather than the core mechanic of a video game, the gameplay, if I wanted a great story or beautiful graphics, I could always watch it on youtube, I always thought when creating a video game, it should always be gameplay as first priority and then story and graphics that revolve around that, not the other way around.
No disrespect to Nikko fans out there, but I think releasing gta4 after a masterpiece like San Andreas was an insult.
[Newest]This game is a HORRIBLE influence, I've seen more 8 year olds play it than adults...
Exactly! People saying "This game is my childhood" ticks me off. If I see people flinging their cars on purpose, I'd be happy to know that they got that from this game and hope they die... I've gone a bit too far.

12Pokemon Red
This game is proof that gamers today think that nostalgia and innovation are the only important things in a game. And for a game that is constantly referred to as the best Pokemon game ever made, it's Nithing special. However, this game isn't entirely bad. It kickstarted one of the most famous franchises in history (along with Pokemon Blue), its soundtrack is catchy and is still being remixed today, and it can be fun to find glitches like the level 100 mew glitch. But is it that good? Not really. It's about as fun as mashing the A button. THERE IS NO STRATEGY WHATSOEVER. Nothing to make your Pokemon unique, and no way to change its stats (other than the expensive vitamins). IT'S THE SAME THING EVERY TIME! I'd rather stick my head up a Garbodor's ass than hear one more word about Charizard or Mewtwo.
These people need to learn to tell nostalgia from reality. Pokemon Red is not a good game. Physic types are so overpowered, the stats are terrible, the sprites look bad.

AND THIS GAME IS THE REASON WHY THERE ARE SO MANY CHARIZARD FANBOYS THAT NEVER SHUT UP!
People say this is the best pokemon game ever. After playing it I have to disagree with that statement. Doesn't anyone give a crap about Pokemon Heartgold or SoulSilver?! No they don't. HG and SS are in my opinion the best pokemon game ever. I mean, Could you rematch gym leaders in Red? No. Can you walk with pokemon in Red? No. Can you explore Kanto and Johto in Red? No.
[Newest]This game hasn't aged as bad as people say it has. As long as I've adapted to the gameplay of others, I'm not affected.

13The Sims
Boring beyond belief, Repetitious, Time is quirky and meaningless, and the Annoying speech by the characters are some of the many problems I have with the Sims. It's odd how the best selling games are hardly ever the best games.
Excluding FF7

Jake_Kane22

This game is incredibly boring and repetitive, social interactions are so meaningless, the nonsensical gibberish gets on my nerves, and taking care of the characters seems no different to me than taking care of a baby, for me this is the most overrated game ever.
The Sims is so confusing & everyone better not hate on this comment since there will be thumbs up anyway.
[Newest]How can you understand what they say

14Final Fantasy X
I like the game, but The main character is SO annoying. Also the enemies do cheap moves getting everyone killed. Good game but flawed.
If I hear this is the best game ever, one more time, I'm screamin then stabbing the nearest person.

walker820

The only cool guy in the game dies rather early, I'm talking about Auron, and the character we watch has nothing to do with the story

15Grand Theft Auto V
This game should be number 1. People in online kill you for no reason, the story sucks fat dick, and the characters are terrible.
Why didn't they put multiplayer types like the one in Red Dead Redemption, I keep dying in Grand Theft Auto
The single player mode is somewhat decent but multiplayer is terrible because people hack to get money and kill you nonstop
Most Overrated Game Ever, What Do You Guys See It That Game, Whole Grand Theft Auto sucks. Rockstar Probably Bribed Ign To Give Grand Theft Auto V 10/10!

16Slender: The Eight Pages
This isn't the scariest game ever. There are good survival games which give fresh scares to those who first play it, and then there's this, walking around a forest collecting pages having to watch the same jumpscare. Please, play Fatal Frame or Amnesia instead of this mediocre "horror" game.

ArchAces


17Roblox
What are you fools talking about? Roblox is severely under rated and barely anyone knows it, and it's not just about the community (Which, to be honest, SUCKS! ) it's about the gameplay, and best of all the VERY easy to make game design. 10 year olds can make masterpieces on this game, if they know what they're doing.
This game is just horrible. The community is basically a bunch of five year old retards. The admins and moderators don't care about there users. Also, you are forced to buy premium membership, in which lifetime membership costs over 300 USD.
It IS targeted for children, yes, but, for example, Kirby is (mostly) targeted for children too, and it's great.
[Newest]What the heck is this doing on the list? This game is severely underrated.


18Team Fortress 2
The only thing that seems to make Team Fortress 2 noticeable is hats...
Maybe it's a little bit overrated but it's still the best multiplayer FPS of all time.
This shouldn't be here its fun

ikerevievs

[Newest]Good, but hard to not play if you want to do something else which bugs me!

19Devil May Cry
I know that this THE game that influenced most hack and slashes of today... But that does not mean that it the most "perfect" hack n slash to ever exist... I think I would understand if the people like this franchise because the people like the gameplay and the coolness and style that the characters provide... But I don't understand why there are people who are emotionally attached to the game's story. I am sorry to say, but this is one of the laziest writing I have ever seen in my entire life! They did put effort on the gameplay but not the story! Not the characters! I don't care, if the game is supposed to be "cool" and "stylish" at least make the effort to write a good story and create well written characters! My first and most important complaint are the characters! Dante for an example! Why are there people emotionally attached to this guy? He isn't well written! Yes he is indeed a badass and cool but coolness does not even define a well written character! I barely know who this is! I have serious questions like "what was his relationship with his mother and brother? " "what was his childhood/teenage life like before he became a demon hunter? " "how and where the hell did he learn how to fight? " these things were never answered! Not even the Anime! All Dante does is just act cool! What's worse is that this guy never develops ( except in DMC2, I don't why he turned serious all the sudden! )if you want people to care about the goals of your characters, you must at least give them time to interact with other characters, explain their story to them or make them have time for themselves and reflect, flashbacks are good! DMC3 Dante for an example has this dilemma with his brother Vergil because Vergil wants to activate Temen ni gru just so that he can release demons and become stronger, now does Dante reflect or talk about the good times he had with his bro? Of course NOT! He just acts cool while wandering around Temen ni gru, again I don't care if Dante is supposed to be cool! Give me a reason why I should care about Vergil! Heck I didn't even care if Dante looses Vergil by the end of the game! Nero for another example is the worst! By the time he went back to the base, his girlfriend Kyrie gets kidnapped and the villains always call their bond the "power of love", F THIS, why should I care if Nero saves Kyrie, I barely know these people! DMC 4 never showed a strong reason why the hell are Nero and Kyrie are romantically involved! What's even worse is that Kyrie serves no purpose in the overall story! She is just some damsel in distress! Heck not even Nero contributed much in the story! He is just a new "cool" character that Capcom came up with! The second bad thing about the franchise is that they too also make use of cliches that was already done a million times and they still don't explain much! Like in DMC 4 where there is this organized religion that is similar to Christianity and they will a divine power (Sparda's power to be specific! ) to take over the world! As if that wasn't even cliche! This was used loads of times in Assassin's Creed( it came out before DMC4 and they have done it better) in Xenogears! Final Fantasy tactics and that god forsaken game Final Fantasy X! The only difference between those games is that they never tell us how the religion works! What their beliefs are! Why they wanted to take over the world!, nothing is explained! That's not even the half of the flaws that exists in the DMC franchise! The story and characters are so convoluted, I frequently go to the DMC wiki and not even the wiki explains much! I know you might say I am overreacting but I can't believe that so many people got attached to the bad writing! They are even willing to beat you/criticize you/even make fun of you if you ever say something bad about their precious DMC! But for now, I wrote this because I want to raise awareness that their game isn't perfect! It has flaws! And it so convoluted that even aliens will kill themselves from the horrible writing this game provides! Before you give me a thumbs down, READ A BOOK! This game really does not follow the fundamental aspects of story telling!
The way you can save anytime but still have have to start from the mission's beginning is counter-productive and a total waste of time. Also it spontaneously becomes hard out of nowhere. You must run around randomly to re-collect thing(such as the lion-stone thing) every time you die. Also how sometimes there is enemies to fight that sometimes respawn when you come back and sometimes they don't. The camera controls are horrible because there are NONE! Therefore when you try to come up behind an enemy all of a sudden the camera rotates and all you see is a wall and you get hit. I am happy I only paid $3.00 for the game so when I snapp it in half out of frustration I won't feel bad for throwing away money. PS to the smarty pants out there that think whenever someone has trouble with a game they're stupid-not the case! Games should be challenging and fun not repetitive and lame.
It's a pretty cool game, I never seen anyone call it the best hack and slash ever, DMC 3 is superior in my opinion
[Newest]It's a pretty cool game, I never seen anyone call it the best hack and slash ever, but DMC 3 is superior in my opinion

20Final Fantasy VIII
Way too much popularity

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