Most Overhyped Video Game Franchises

The Top TenXW

1Call of Duty

What? The Legend Of Zelda is really amazing! Call of Duty is great, but it's way too overrated! - NintendoROCK3T

Or you are secretly implying it is bad, and that legend of Zelda is better. - Nayan2003

Why would clash of clans be overhyped that game is addicting this is the overhyped game, it's the same game every year

Way too frequent releases, mediocre graphics, no single play or cooperative aspect worth talking about. Boring enemies. OVERRATED

Terrible. Just terrible.

V2 Comments
2Minecraft

I think that people should stop talking about the franchise as if it was something new. Instead just treat it like a normal game, not one which the media posts articles about 24/7. Come on, it's been 6 years already! - Nayan2003

It was fun when nobody knew about it and it was simple

33 million sold why because of those cliche Minecraft only YouTubers -

This isn't even a franchise, why is this here even if it is overhyped?

V2 Comments
3The Legend of Zelda

I disagree with this, but at least you have Call of Duty at #1.

I like a few games in the Zelda series a lot, but some games in the series are straight up trash.

I actually agree, why is this on the list. - Nayan2003

V4 Comments
4Flappy BirdV3 Comments
5FIFA

My friend bought this game 2 years in a row, I'm sensing that he'll buy it next year. It's starting to annoy me. - Nayan2003

6Clash of Clans

Worse than ice age villiage go play a real game like smash bros -

Now there are about 20 million games exactly like this on the app store, and people actually enjoy them?

This is actually a good game, the social aspects are integrated very well. - Nayan2003

This is one of the most boring games I have ever played

V1 Comment
7Assassin's Creed

This franchise is not overhyped. Everyone finally realized that the game was using the same gameplay mechanics. - Nayan2003

V1 Comment
8Madden
9Grand Theft Auto

Come on guys, the fastest selling game ever in Grand Theft Auto V, now that game is overrated and overhyped.

10EarthBound

What the hell is EarthBound doing on this list? I am sure 90% of the users didn't even played it. - LaoShan

I'm pissed we didn't get mother 3 still. Release it outside of Japan

This is not over hyped it hasn't had a game in forever

Horrible game horrible series - dinosaur

V1 Comment

The Contenders

11LegoV1 Comment
12Battlefield
13Cave Story

What is this game? - Nayan2003

14Undertale

Most. Overrated. Game. Ever! And it's not even that good.

V1 Comment
15Pokemon

Just stop it Pokemon! Please just stop it! There is one point of time where a franchise is supposed to stop. And that probably should be now - Nayan2003

This problem has been fixed in later games, but in earlier games, get a pshycic type or dragon type, and your unbeatable. But now their are so many Pokemon that's no problem. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I am just talking about the first games red blue and yellow where phychic types were overpowered -

V2 Comments
16Halo

Halo 5 very much deserves to be on this list. The lack of splitscreen coop was simply too egregious an oversight to be forgiven and I won't forgive. You had one good game halo. Then three mediocre sequels and then you made me angry.

Actually the picture is correct I know people don't like 5, but 4 is really what started it for me you don't believe that look at where this is among disappointing games ever list. - htoutlaws2012

Halo was cool in its early days but now the new games suck. - Sage_Naruto

V1 Comment
17Need for Speed
18Uncharted

This game shouldn't be on here, this isn't too hyped because of being exclusive to one console - Nayan2003

19Destiny

This was the game to me that may have ruined console games forever. It was the first game I personally bought in which it felt like I was intentionally only sold an intro to the game with the goal of the developer being for me to buy expensive add on content to just get a full game experience. Previous games like Borderlands had additional content for sale for it truly felt like "add-on" content, new scenarios only tangentially related to the story and fairly affordable. With Destiny, much like many mobile games, I feel like I got the demo version (for $60) and was expected to pay even more for the full version.

Oh, and it was really boring.

20Mario

Hopefully super Mario maker is Nintendo's last game. It's great, but they need to stop making Mario games. - Nayan2003

He is the worst video game ever. Every game it's the same old thing. Bounce on things, save a princess, different game. Reference to sonic adventure ;-) - Shadowxr

PSearch List
71239

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Video Game Franchises Most Overrated Video Game Franchises Top 10 Worn Out Video Game Franchises Top 10 Video Game Franchises That Need a Reboot Top Ten Best Kids Video Game Franchises

List StatsUpdated 4 Dec 2016

100 votes
41 listings
2 years, 212 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Assassin's Creed
2. Minecraft
3. FIFA
Thrash_or_Die
1. Call of Duty
2. Minecraft
3. Uncharted
ikerevievs
1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Call of Duty
3. EarthBound
dinosaur

WRemix
View All 5

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P