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]After having to repeatedly watch the Ad for Uncharted on YouTube it reminded me of how sick I am of these Next Gen games. I miss the old days of gaming with games like sonic the hedgehog, super Mario, and super smash bros, now we're stuck in the stupid age of video games, why? Because they're all just stupid first person shooters now. I have no desire to buy an Xbox one, PlayStation 4 or any of the generic crappy games they have, this reason is why I've almost completely stopped playing video games. All next Gen games and consoles need to go die in a fire and we need to bring back the awesome old games
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2Halo
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 don't know, I still love the Halo games

3Angry 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]All the Angry Birds crossovers suck. There really needs to be an Angry Birds (Archie) Comics.

4World 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

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
yes overrated and boring game

livinglegend


5Minecraft
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.
Wow, you really are a moron. You're complaining that all you do is just build, build, and build some more, hey it's a sandbox game so yes you're supposed to build.
I don't understand why there is so much videos on YouTube about minecraft.
[Newest]This game is putting Tetris to shame for how insanely overpopulated it is.
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6Halo 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.
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!

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 gimic. 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 gunplay 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]For my school, valve and Nintendo games are extremely underrated. Everyone just won't shut up about Call of Duty and watch dogs.
Yeah, when is the top 10 spot going to fill with Xbox and Sony series? Hate the Nintendo bashers.

8The Legend of Zelda: Ocarnia of Time
Overrated? It's far from overrated. It might not be the best game on the face of the planet, but to call it overrated is a sin. The worst part of the game was Navi the fairy. The graphics were great for it's time, the levels were progressively challenging, and the weapons and items were amazing, AND you could time travel! Do this website a favour and take this game off the list. This list however shows the credibility of this website. Two Halo games on the list and Ocarina of Time, pathetic.

patrickmoore

How is this not number 1. Each Zelda game that followed improved on everything this game has done but you guys still think it is better than eny other game on the planet. It is the worst 3D Zelda game. Critics should look past Nostalgia, Influence and Age, if they do they will see this game is weak compared to Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Majora's Mask. The fishing isn't that fun either. The music isn't that good. The Dungeons are fun but they could of been more interesting. The Bosses are Overrated, Navi's Annoying, The Running Man is Unbeatable and the story isn't a masterpiece either. I think people should just move on. Ocarina was great for its time but now it is nothing. So many games have came out after this that are both better and more fun than this game. But you guys are closeminded and refuse to change your opinion but you want to. This should definitely be Number One. No game has ever gotten WAY TOO MUCH PRAISE than it deserves. It should be a sin to call this game the greatest video game in the universe.
Ocarina of Time is undoubtedly a fantastic game. But there are SO many fanboys/girls that attack anyone and everyone who says this isn't their favorite Legend of Zelda game. You grew up with this game and have nostalgia for it? FINE! It's your favorite game of all time? FINE! You attack anyone who disagrees with you just because you like this game? ACCEPT SOMEONE ELSE'S OPINION!
[Newest]This game overshadows Majora's Mask which really sucks, since I like Majora's Mask better.
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9Flappy 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]This game makes me rage


10Final Fantasy VII
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.
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.
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]Can they stop making sequels, why is it called the final fantasy when there are 14 other fantasies after it

The Contenders

11Super Mario Galaxy
How the heck is this overrated? It's one of the best games ever.
It's my favourite game, not overrated as long as candy crush saga exists.
This is my favorite Mario game ever. Please don't say its overrated

12Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Modern Warfare is great! But I can agree, it might be overrated... But the game is still awesome. This game, number 2 and 3 for it too, aren't overrated. Just purely and simply... Good and awesome. And this is coming from a girl. Most boys love this game. People who voted this are probably little sissy girls. I voted to say what I said.
Some people has compared this to Uncharted 2! What?!
Uncharted is an amazing game by Naughty Dog, this is just in a line of copy paste sequels! And for WHATEVER reason, I see this game in a LOT of top ten lists. It just doesn't deserve it.
Oh, When I clicked this I thought it was talking about Modern Warfare in general. They add absolutely nothing each game and try and pass them off as a brand new game. You play one, you've played them all.
P.S Why is Halo CE /Halo 3 on this list? Those games well deserved their popularity.
[Newest]The Best Call of Duty out there, and the only one I don't want to rot in hell.

13Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Waay overrated. God, in my fave games ever list, this wouldn't be in the top 100. There are just way more better games that haven't been given enough credit. Jak and daxter, Modnation racers, infamous... Things like this are LOADS better than Call of Duty because they're different. Oh, the new Call of Duty! Oh. Online, same crud. Campaign, same crud. Ideas, old, same crud. Yawn. Will it ever die?
if it werent for everyone else playing and unlockables, no one would play it. And people say halo hasnt changed? look at the transition between cod4 to black ops. Same game with different guns
2nd best game ever! The person who put it on this list either has never played it before or has no clue about awesome games. COD4 isn't that bad either!

Alpha101


14TNA 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

15Final 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

16Pokemon 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.

17The 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.
It's a life simulator. It can't get better.
[Newest]The Sims is so confusing & everyone better not hate on this comment since there will be thumbs up anyway.

18Grand 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.

19Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Honestly one of my favorite games no idea how it's on this list. Took me a year to get truly bored with nothing to do
Had it not been for the many glitches in this game, it would have definitely deserved all of the hype that had built upon it. It's a great game, but it's the glitches that keep it from being perfect.
The game obviously isn't perfect but no game is. The fact that this game is even on here shows how bull this list is. I mean the author is pretty much trying to say that every popular game is overrated.
[Newest]I've lost count how many hours I've logged on this game, Crazy addicting game

20Devil 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.

21Team Fortress 2
Maybe it's a little bit overrated but it's still the best multiplayer FPS of all time.
The only thing that seems to make Team Fortress 2 noticeable is hats...
Good, but hard to not play if you want to do something else which bugs me!

22Grand 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.
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!

23GoldenEye 007
The thing that makes a game great is its core concept and how well it has stood in the face of time. Sadly, in Goldeneye's case the problem is that it hasn't aged well...at all. As is the case with every other N64 game, the graphics are just awful. The controls? Despicable. Since the N64 only has 1 analog stick, it makes shooting and aiming loose and clunky. And since the aiming reticule always returns to the center, you cannot aim properly without having a subtle grip.
And moving around is even worse than in Doom or Wolfensten 3D. Again, another reason is because of the N64 controller.
As for its "groundbreaking" multiplayer, unless you prefer playing deathmatch all the time, you'd best just play a bit of Quake instead whcih at least had more variety.
Overall, "nostalgia" is the main word here.
I thought this game was really awesome when it came out, but give me a break I was like 6... all I know is "paintball Mode"
BY A MILLION MILES THE MOST OVERRATED PIECE OF MEDIA TO EVER EXIST!
Sure, Sure sure it was once revolutionary, Oh wait no it wasn't because Wolfenstein existed like 5 years before, Some very stupid people claim this game was the only good game on the N64, If you agree you really need a better taste in games. I highly recommend you watch JonTrons video on this game.

24Final Fantasy VIII
Way too much popularity

25Slender: 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


26Borderlands 2
The characters are forgettable, the story isn't that interesting and the multiplayer isn't balanced although it has some funny dialogue and it's cheap it's still not worth it.

27Tomb Raider
cool game? yes. best game ever? no.

AymanKabir

This should be first! Worst game..

paasadani


28Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
FOR WHAT REASON IS SPYRO THE DRAGON ABOVE THIS GAME! THAT WAS THE BEST GAME EVER! This game made me lose all hope for the little purple dragon. An I thought Enter the Dragonfly was bad!
Whoever came up with the idea of this game should really pull a gun up to their head. This is what Activision does to make more money just for themselves. And most importantly... Why the hell is Spyro in the game?
The entire FRANCHISE is overrated. The first game was off to a good start until all they did was make more characters. It's just the same plot over and over again.

29Tetris
Tetris is synedochal with videogames, the purest most abstract distillation of eye-darting, finger-twitching, button-mashing action and a game that could only ever have been realised in digital form. Its simplicity and its psychological basis probably make it the most timeless game in existence.

But it is not the "ultimate" or even the "perfect" game: it evokes no memories and pushes no boundaries.

Tetris is only "perfect" because its design is so unambitious that it is virtually impossible to screw up.

There are plenty of games out there with all the virtues of Tetris, that also bring something new to the table, and they deserve at least some of the attention that Tetris has hogged over the years.

And that's why Tetris is (one of) the most overrated game(s) of all time.

This game is so overrated, it's crazy. What is there about this game that is even somewhat gratifying? It didn't revolutionize the gaming industry in any way, that's for sure. It's not addicting - in fact, I can barely play this game for 10 minutes before getting bored out of my skull.

It would be one thing if the Tetris "franchise" had actually evolved over the years, but that's not the case. I don't know if it can even be considered a video game anymore, with all its appearances on iPods, the Internet, and even cell phones.

And yet, reviewers give high praise to this abused game. It ranked in the top ten in G4's "Top 100 Video Games of All Time" list. Many gaming communities rank Tetris very high up on their lists as well. Why? What is so good about this game? It's not revolutionary. It's not addicting. I don't understand. There is absolutely no reason that the game is treated the way it is.
Extremely overrated and boring

30Madden NFL 25

31God of War
After playing the game and its sequels and comparing it to all other games, I can safely say that this game has the most overblown fan base for such a bad game. I can tell you this about the campaign, I never died, and people whine about Halo games being easy, the puzzle part is mind numbingly easy, and I never could like Kratos, He is the biggest Asshole I have ever seen, watch the game and you'll see there is a reason why I felt sorry for Zeus and the Gods. Unlike most Video game characters which are noble, Kratos is the poorest excuse for a good character and constantly reminds me of Hope from Final Fantasy 13.
Kratos is the one of the top ten video game character ever, this game has won many awards, from its first release to the last one. Story is meaningful and good and game carries all type of features. Game has won many Game of the Year awards, At 2005, it won the Best Action Game award and its designer won the Designer of the Year award, and Best Performance by Human Male award, and the Best Origninal Score award. In 2006, it won many awars, some of them are Overall game of the Year award, Console Game of the Year, Action and Adventure game of the year and many other. In 2009, it became the 7th best videogame of ps2 of all time. There are many other awards like best baddass and several more. God of War game is really one of the best games.
It's a bit boring. For what I know, you've gotta walk straight and press the attack button. Bam, game finished.

32The Walking Dead
I admit its a good game however it seems to get way more attention then really deserves for starters half the time your not directly controlling your character and your always given hard choices that carry weight which means no matter what you choose something bad always ends up happening.

egnomac

A video game that gained momentum from a successful comic book and T.V. series. On the bright side it's a great storytelling game! (duh)

33Call of Duty: Black Ops
This game is so overrated, it makes Mario look underrated
Eveyone is always saying how awesome Call of Duty is and its the best game ever. Yeah right I can name 12 games better than this overrated peice of crap
So can I. And better yet, NONE get too much attention! Terraria, Binding of Isaac, Super Pokemon Rumble, Mario Kart DS, Super Smash Bros 3DS, Super Mario Sunshine, Timesplitters II, Mortal Kombat III, Super Meat Boy, Don't Starve, Pokemon Black and White! That good enough for you?
Everyone somehow loves this game but I can't get into it. Every time I go in my family room somebody is playing it. This game makes me want to break my PS3.

34Halo 4
Really? Another Halo game, really getting uncreative. Certain games needs to just die. It should of just ended with Halo 3, though given Money$oft likes to milk franchises, I don't see this game coming to a end till they close down their gaming department, or just go bankrupt. Either Way Halo 4 was beyond overhyped and is much worse than ODST.

35Sonic Adventure 2
Why is this here? I don't see people saying this is best, I see people saying Sonic 1 is best. Either way, it's my opinion.
The soundtrack sucks, the gameplay sucks, the cutscenes suck, the voices suck, the arch-rivalries suck, the quotes suck, the levels suck, the 2-D sucks, the credits suck, the beginning sucks, the meetings suck, Sonic himself sucks, the Archie Comics adaption sucks, everything about this game sucks & thus this game is extremely overrated. But the Japanese version of the game? Not as bad, but still isn't good.
A very linear game that gets way too much praise among the Sonic Fanbase. It does have a few good qualities, and one of it's first levels, City Escape, was well remade in Sonic Generations. However, most of the levels are very linear (with the exception of Knuckles'/Rouge's), and don't seem to have what made the series great. It's how the "press and hold B to win" joke came into being. The music is also overpraised, but then again everyone has different tastes.

36Moshi Monsters
Moshi monsters is overrated. They have a limo, bus, and moshi jet! The millionaire who runs it is a idiot. It's such a boring game! It's not as safe as they claim it to be! Liars! People do all kinds of adult stuff. They are liars.
You pay 32 pounds for dustbin beaver and this stupid game is a ripoff of club penguin.

Harri666

Laugh out loud I was just playing this it is addicting!

37Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

38Pokemon
It's not that it isn't fun, it's just pretty damn overrated. Pokemon Gen 1 came out in 1996 and turn-based RPG's were already well established and it didn't really add that much to the formula. To put it in perspective Chrono Trigger came out in 1995 and Final Fantasy came out in 1987.

I think the reason Pokemon gained it's immense popular was not because it changed any of the mechanics of the genre but because it was the first portable version of the genre (which worked really well on the go because the fact that you can pause mid fight) and because it had a really fun universe.
I like Pokemon but gen 1 is really overrated.
I enjoy Pokemon and not for nostalgic reasons. There's a diverse combat system, fun story, entertaining multiplayer (especially for the side series), a lot of likeable Pokemon and characters alike. It's only #38 for a reason.

39Conker's Bad Fur Day
Not nearly as good as Banjo-Kazooie yet IGN gave it 9.9, this game focused to much on being funny.

40Guitar Hero
I'm tired of kids who act like being badass at guitar hero makes them a good guitarist.

In third grade I had to always be asked, "What level are you on in guitar hero? " "I don't play that game." "Oh." It's much more fun and beneficial to get a real guitar and actually learn to play a real instrument.

therootbeer

And all Guitar Hero games, really overrated. Kids thinking they're artists and guitar experts because they can play a false plastic guitar, no, just no. Why Halo so high? I have a PS3 and Halo 3 is one of the best games ever!
me neither, it's more expensive than a real guitar!

blaqksails92


41Battlefield 3
This game is continuously defended by fanboys that can't find better shooters. The multiplayer is good about 10 percent of the time. The other 90 percent is a nightmare. How do you heal a bullet wound with a health pack? Defibrillators revive people with bullets in their face? Leaving people on 2 or EVEN 0 percent health and still getting killed by them! Teleporting out of a burning tank that took 4 rockets to destroy and then killing you in a second, only for them to repair the destroyed tank with more fire. That's just a little bit of the game.
Who ever put this here should go hang them self. Battlefield is always amazing especially Battlefield 4. There's too much Call of Duty fans in the world.

DunnaNunnaBatman

I actually preferred Bad Company 1 and 2.. otherwise boyfriend turned into another Call of Duty with better online mechanics

42Roblox
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.

43Clash of Clans
I'm so mad at my friends, they just sit on their tablets and play this all day

Harri666

All of my pals say "Clash of Clans, come on (me) come in my clan, it's called ItalyClanFTW, it's strong, come in it! " It doesn't look fun. I just looks like it causes addiction.
Very boring and overrated

ikerevievs

[Newest]Gets boring after a while

44Pong
I'm sure no ones played this game in a very very long time, the only reason pong was addictive was because there was nothing else available people didn't really have a choice.

egnomac

I seriously can't imagine spending more than five minutes on this game.

egnomac


45Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

46The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
I've never heard of Oblivion. However, Skyrim is more than overrated.

TheRobertsFamily3

I like this game more than Skyrim.
Any elder scrolls game is overrated

47The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Only one problem with this. ALREADY ON THE LIST!

48Goat Simulator
OK... this is outrageous... Goat simulator is glitchy, and it's not funny anymore, just boring, repetitive and your head gets stuck in the wall every grueling play, after play... after play.

49Gran Turismo

50Club Penguin
Overrated. It's not as good as it used to be! Disney is making all the club penguin players look like idiots by putting "shake it up" on there! It's becoming a childish game. I'm quitting for sure. Disney just wants money! Don't get membership!
I used to play Club Penguin, it got so boring. Definitely not as good as it was. The last decent thing in there was the Marvel Super Hero Takeover! Which was alright.
I played it from about 4-7 but it wouldn't accept it when I tried to log in, I agree completely that Disney ruined it, and I only joined because it was 2008 and it was great then, however now all these dumb events and stuff have ruined it, and it's just bad now.

51Candy Crush Saga
I don't understand how people think this is a good game. It's terrible there are so many ads. If you run out of lives you have to wait for them to renew or some people pay for them. Why does a game like this have lives anyway?
The stupid ads keep trying to blow up my ipad

Harri666

Um... this shouldn't be here its not a VIDEO GAME it's a computer game

toptenknockoutdude


52FIFA 14
Just the same year after year after year
Did you know all FIFA game is the same?
Well if don't that a shame since you 100 quid on these crappy games

53Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville

54Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
No possible way is this the best of the series, I'll give you 3 reasons why
1) Terrible Habit of making too many Symbolism (cooking eggs? Why? )
2 Action-Cutscenes are more interesting than the gameplay. (It's cool watching, but why am I not playing Raiden? Why should I wait for Metal Gear Raising? )
3) Every single time when you face any of the bosses like Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf, & Screaming Mantis you have to PAINFULLY watch them bitch and whine over their emo-suffering, they get out of suit when they're almost dead (making the fight more boring) and when you defeat them, Drebin unnecessarily messages you about their back story. Why do I really need to know about these crazy bitches? It ruins the story. I dare you not to skip any of them as say with a straight face that "it was awesome" in a matter of fact it NOT!
Only Sony fanboys say this game is great because they don't want to admit that 360 has a much better game library.

55Street Fighter II
Seriously, People think this is overrated? Sorry that title belongs to Alpha 3.

56Final Fantasy

57Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Don't listen to this, the Uncharted series is one of the best series of all time. Anyone who voted for this is just jealous that this fabulous game series could not come to their console of choice, because this is PlayStation exclusive.
Just because it's the best Uncharted game doesn't mean it's good. LISTEN to the people who say this game is stale. Nowhere near masterpiece status.

58Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

59Starcraft
Though I love the original Starcraft, I thought that Starcraft 2 was a huge disappointment and definitely not worth the long wait. It looks nice, but nothing new about the gameplay. Worst of all, it is bloated and pretentious.
Sure its a great game and fun. But it gets old. Once a unit fires it can't miss the target. Very annoying.

Celidor


60Terraria
Not to famous but very fub I wish it was as famous as Minecraft:(
No it's not it is way too underrated!
Not overrated it's really good and popular for a great reason!
Just like a little 2D version of Minecraft.

61Pokemon Gold

62Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Why is this here? I see more hype on the normal world, I don't see anyone saying this is best.

6350 Cent: Bulletproof
OH MY GOD it made no sense it was just one pointless mission after another starring a some washed up rapper.

PlayboyX429


64Mario Kart DS
This game is so overrated & Pauline could've replaced Peach. Also, what's with the terrible graphics?! Everything (except Mission Mode & Retro Cup) sucks about this game!

65Temple Run
I like this game... but I'll agree it's overrated.

All it's about is you running from a bunch of monkeys that are hungry.

66The Last of Us
Is it a good games, yes, pretty good, but TLOU was the not the best thing since sliced bread, it was the same old post-apocalypse plot, predictable as hell, it wasn't "sad" or "emotional", as well as some of the game mechanics like ladders and platforms were just stupid and annoying, nothing revolutionary and new at all. Game of the year-hell no, most overrated game of the year- yes.
Stupid and most overrated game ever, its made by naughty dog, which SUCKS now, uncharted was better!
It's just a cinema. Interactive cinema. You can play it on Youtube and know everything about plot.

67Runescape

68Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Its basically the same as every other third person shooter. Run around, take cover, pop off a few shots and duck back into cover when the AI's impeccable aim nails you in the face.
This game really sucks its stupid
Shoot, shoot, shoot, QUIT. This SERIES is complete garbage.

69FIFA Soccer 13
OH MY GOD! What is this doing in 66? It should be at number 1 all my friends talk about it and it's so annoying!

70Far Cry
At school there's a kid that talks only and always about this piece of Junk.

71Plants vs Zombies

72Mario and Sonic
Rosalina was supposed to replace Princess Peach (who has no technique & wouldn't do well at Figure Skating, in fact, she's Speed-based). Even so, how can she be Amy Rose overall?!
Really bad sub-series that devaules both Mario & Sonic

73Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
Not bad games. Just way too many installments.

Money1208


74Soulcalibur

75Animal Crossing
Ok, I love animal crossing, but it's a bit overrated. In most of the games, its the same thing over and over again. Like this: You move into a town, get a job, finish it, pay off your house, do favours for the animals, catch fish, bugs, Decorate your house, and it just goes over and over. There's no story, and you don't even know why the kid left their parents to go to a animal town. When you get all the animals, have a mansion, get all the golden tools, and do all the holidays, it gets boring. I'm a fan but they need to make it more interesting! I hope new leaf (3ds) doesn't go over and over. All the games are like that.

76Mario Kart Wii
This game is alright, but it just didn't do what other entries did. It ruined what the series was known for by making it way too luck based and when you win a race, it was luck. When will people talk about Mario Kart: Super Circuit?
Why is this on here!
Because it's the only entry people still talk about and play every day?

77Super Paper Mario
So what if it's childish, so what if it's not the same as the other paper mario games? This game is very unique and very fun. If anyone disagrees they will be thrown into the chokey!
It's not overrated. I never ever saw it on a top 10 Mario games, despite it's a good game. Not overrated.
its OK. not the greatest tho, but super mario is still awesome

Marcopwnzatdrums

[Newest]I love this game

78F.E.A.R.

79Resident Evil
This should be lower, Stupid horro fanboys never shut up about iy

80New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Do you like this game because Princess Peach is in it instead of Princess Daisy? I guess it's not about that. We don't.
Cannot beat a classic. N64 version never needed a replacement.

81Garry's Mod

82Sonic CD
Good sonic game but is it really the best sonic game? I think not.
The best Sonic game is the original 16-bit game.

83Disney Epic Mickey

84Darksiders

85Metroid: Other M
I haven't played the game but most people who talk about this game talk about how it sucks so can it really be overrated

Gamer4life

This game should not be here it tells the story of samus and gameplay was great they went back to the basics.
Anyone who says otherwise sucks dick.
Overrated? I say underrated.

86Bioshock Infinite
BioShock Infinite does get a large amount of praise, but I think that (for the most part) it is completely deserved. Few games can create an atmosphere as immersive and spectacular as the city of Columbia. The world feels so authentic yet surreal. This game easily lives up to it's BioShock name.

87Pokémon Y

88Spyro the Dragon
It is too kid friendly ratchet and clank is way better.
This game is too hard for kids!
It's ment to be kid friendly. It's a game made for kids. When I was 5 I played these games so much, so much fun, and made for anyone to be able to play. If I still had this game I would just say f@&$ every other game I had and play this game for the rest of my life.

89Star Fox 64
Lots of people say it was a great game. I'll tell you I didn't really enjoy it.

HALOOOOOOOO


90Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

91League of Legends

92Banjo-Kazooie
Let's be honest, there is no way this game would be popular if it wasn't for the nostalgia behind it.

93Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

94Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

95Super Mario Galaxy 2
This game sucks. Princess Peach got pissed, & during her kidnapping, she probably complained about having to go to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Its not the worst game I've but still, PEOPLE NEED TO STOP SAYING It's THE BEST Mario GAME. CAUSE ITS NOT.
This game is basically the same as the original with a worse hub world (come on, did you run out of ideas, Nintendo? ) and not a lot of 'galaxy' involved.

96Assassin's Creed
Only played 2 but the game itself isn't bad but I don't think its a stealth based game now comparing this to deus ex if you play the stealth version of deus ex (human revolution ) if you don't use stealth you will die A LOT. But assassins creed is also kinda repetitive every game pretty much looks the same but ooh boats I don't hate this game but people adore this game like a child come on my friends says this is the BEVT GAVE EZAR ;3
Yeah sure it was fun, and there's nothing else like it, but it got boring and repetitive after awhile.

walker820

It has had some good installments, yes, but overall an average franchise.

97Rock Band

98Pac-man
P! $$3s me off good and proper but it's fun, simple and is a great classic!
Pacman can be annoying
Pac-Man World 1 is much better.

Chris Brown will eventually be the (new) main male voice of Pac-Man teaming up w/ Debi Derryberry, the main female voice of Pac-Man.

99Super Mario Bros.
I wouldn't exactly say Super Mario Bros. Is overrated, it's just one of the most popular game series, and it's really known well.
Who Saved the video gaming world... This game, I don't like it that much but come on! Cut it some slack
Treated way to much of a supreme game. You can't go through one day on channels about games without this being brought up. I have had enough of this game! Sure it's enjoyable, yet the way it's praised is like it's a god.
[Newest]SMB1 8-bit is really overrated, I only see people using 16-bit SMB3 as an example, they only use the same old 8-bit SMB1 sprites..

100Grand Theft Auto

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