Top Ten Popular Video Games That Were Total Ripoffs

Cazaam
I was wandering the internet terrain for a bit longer than usual and I found out how many popular games are actually shameless rip offs of games you've probably never heard of.

The Top TenXW

1Flappy Bird

Let's start this list off at the fish bird thing which has to traverse through green pipes. Most people look at it and call it an original idea but really there was a game made back in 2011 called Piou Piou vs Cactus. Take a good long look at both games and tell me that Flappy bird is original. - Cazaam

The tubes are actually from Mario, along with the background, but the concept of the game was still taken from poui poui

2Ms. Pac Man

Ms. Pac man is a direct rip off of another Pac Man rip off... A group of kids hacked into a Pac Man arcade system and modified the game to their liking with a different map, modified sprites and called it Crazy Otto. This was before Ms. Pac Man was released. Is it a coincidence why Crazy Otto and Ms Pac Man have the same exact map?

aarond90 It's not exactly a rip off for that reason as it was made by the same company as the original Pac Man, it's a rip off for ripping off a hacked version of Pac Man with the same map. - Cazaam

It's the same thing as regular Pac-man.
Just with a different character. - aarond90

3Candy Crush Saga

This is probably the easiest to know what game this came from. Well, actually there's two valid answers for this:
The answers I'll take will be Candy Swipe and Bejeweled Blitz. Both of these games are about matching items in rows to remove them from the board.
Candy Swipe was copied in many ways by Candy Crush and the power up system of Candy Crush came from Bejeweled where you can match items together in ways to get power ups such as explosive pieces which obliterate everything adjacent to them for example. - Cazaam

No, when I thought the candy crush craze was over... Along came candy crush soda saga, they're making a new one NOO

4Angry Birds

Angry Birds is original right? Well... um no, it isn't. There is a free browser game on the web called Crush The Castle. I've played it myself and it's a fun game to crush a few hours (pun intended) and after that, I view Angry Birds as a complete rip off of this free online game. - Cazaam

5Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

A ripoff of what? It's a third person shooter. Are other games not allowed to be third person shooters? - peashooter

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6Words With Friends

Let's just take Scrabble and move the bonus squares around and change some of the point values of the letters... Real original. - Cazaam

7Guitar Hero

Is a rip off of another game known as GuitarFreaks. released by Konami in 1999. The gameplay was exactly the same as Guitar Hero: Players pressed plastic buttons and strummed a large plastic flipper on a guitar-shaped controller in time with the game's music. Every so often, the player could even raise the fake guitar in the air to gain extra style points. A small meter showed how well a player was keeping up with the song; too many missed notes and it turned from green to red to "Game Over."

Sound familiar in any way? - Cazaam

8Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
9Pong

Yes, you didn't misread that. Atari's Pong itself is a rip off of Magnavox's Table Tennis. It was this that made Atari such a huge entity in the video game industry in the late '70's and the early '80's. - Cazaam

10Farmville

Yup, the farming game that has eaten away many people's time and left them addicted to it. There's no way this can be a rip off is there? Well, it's on this list so the answer is obviously yes. THe game in question which Farmville is a total clone of is Farm Town. a much friendlier game without extremely bad wait times, slow levelling up and not just Facebook networking, in Farm Town you can play with more people than just your Facebook friends. - Cazaam

The Contenders

11Halo 4

Play the multiplayer and you'll understand why it's here - htoutlaws2012

The whole series is a ripoff of Doom

12Crossy Road

Its amazing how this game got so popular
It's a complete ripoff of an 80's hit arcade game called frogger
just with extended levels

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14Undertale

Kinda a rip-off of earthbound but... but...
guess who made the Halloween hack for earthbound
TOBY FOX, the creator of both hack & game, so don't say that "Megalovania" is ripped off, it's from the same artist
it also takes more ideas from the rest of the game

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15The Simpsons: Tapped Out
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17Simpsons Road Rage

A blatant rip off of Crazy Taxi... There's no way you can deny. - Cazaam

18Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

This game took mechanics from a better first person shooter called Titanfall. - Cazaam

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1. Halo 4
2. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
3. Angry Birds
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1. Halo 4
2. Candy Crush Saga
3. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
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1. Flappy Bird
2. Ms. Pac Man
3. Angry Birds
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