Top 10 Ruined Video Game Franchises

There have been many great video game franchises. However, there are some that have either been going on too long or have had crappy sequels that have ruined the franchise for good.

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1Crash Bandicoot

Come on, we need a new game. At least with other franchises like Sonic and Final Fantasy are still making games ( although they are hit-or-miss) Crash hasn't had a full console game since 2008. His last appearance was in a mobile kart racer in 2010. Complain about other franchises as much as you like, at least a good game will come sooner or later. In Crash's case, despite endless rumours, he won't see another game for quite some time.
Also, this is why Activision sucks

No more Crash Bandicoot games? Fine! I'll make my own Crash Bandicoot game with blackjack & hookers. In fact, forget the bandicoot. I'll make it about Mario & Sonic fighting Dr. Neo Cortex. Then, I'll have Spyro & some Skylanders characters make an appearance.

Activision doesn't honor any video game characters or franchises they own. They used them. Like Spyro, Crash was the first not to have a video game on the Next-gen consoles. Crash needs to go to Sony.

Don't worry new game this year

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2Sonic the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic the Hedgehog is already dead. When is this franchise ever going to be saved just like Sonic Colors did? Well, sadly, the answer is's too late. This franchise has horrible spin-offs, games with bad controls, and Sonic 06 has a completely pointless story. I'm going to say it NOW! Sega is the reason why Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from popular hedgehog, to pile if dirt. I wish I would stop hating Sonic, but it's all Sega's fault. If there's anybody else that should take him off of Sega's hands, I would choose either me, or Nintendo.

I don't know why you guys think that just because Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom exist means that the franchise is dead. Mario has had a ton of screw ups like New Super Mario Bros 2 and Paper Mario Stickter Star, but they're still popular. Why not Sonic? Is it because the Game Grumps made it popular to crap on Sonic? I'll tell you this: Every game from Sonic Unleashed to Sonic Lost World was good! You Sonic Haters ruin this website. He should not die.

We can bring Sonic back still. It's not too late. Make a good, none glitchy, amazing controlled, Silver the Hedgehog or Sonic Adventure 3! We can still save him, guys!

Sonic 06. Enough said

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3Final Fantasy

How many Final Fantasy games are there I mean? It's to much of a downer.

This franchise has taken such a drop in quality that even hardcore fans are doubting Square Enix.

4Spyro the DragonSpyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.

Spyro was great until skylanders turning him into a statue amongst many others. He was used as a marketing point and then discarded once skylanders became popular enough to stand on its own.

I agree. Activision may used him and now he's treated like a toy ( a toy that is garbage). I say Activision should give this franchise to Sony.

While Skylanders did improve the purple dragon's reputation, Enter the Dragonfly has left a bad taste in the mouth of most Spyro fans.

Screw activision they turned spyro - VideoGamefan5

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I think this franchise was ruined because of nuts and bolts. Also I didn't like the fact that they changed the characters designs. - nintendofan126

After the disastrous Nuts and Bolts, Rareware was shut down for good. So no chance of redemption as far as I can see.


This franchise fell way too quickly. There are claims that what ruined this franchise was Vectorman 2 being released around the same time as Playstation 1 and Nintendo 64. I think that's a big misconception, considering that side scrolling games continued being made after the 3d consoles came out.
I think the main thing that ruined this franchise was the fact that Vectorman 2 lacked the same appeal as the first game. Vectorman 2 is one of the most disappointing games I had ever played.

7Call of Duty

Back in the day, it used to be considered an absolute GREAT series. Now it's known for annoying 12-year-olds and rehashing to the max.

Today Hackers can always win in this video game franchise. Activision doesn't seem to care.

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While he is still a video-game legend, why are most of his sequels never mentioned? They're terrible (looking at you, Atari).

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9Assassin's Creed

Not exactly. Yes 3 and revelations were declining games but 4 was an improvement to the series. - Therandom

The sequels have been losing quality. And now with the AC: Unity fiasco, one has to wonder if the series might go down in flames.


Halo 4 left a horrible taste in the mouth of even the casual Halo fans with small maps and a sub-par story.

Basically anything that came after 3 the series is dying slowly for me - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

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13Star Wars: Battlefront
14Gundam Warriors

This game has suffered from absolutely ATROCIOUS sequels which has ruined the franchise.

15Resident Evil
16Paper Mario

This series was good until sticker star. - nintendofan126


Only 6 games in this fantastic franchise. Not even a next-gen release to this day. Ratchet and Clank got 6, Sly Cooper got 1, what's the deal, Naughty Dog, too much focus on 'realistic games? '

The only good one was Jak And Daxter The Precursor Legacy. The rest went downhill. Jak should have been shut up and not talking. Thank You Naughty Dog for the killing Jak. My dreams for them are gone and my dreams for Jak are dead like him.

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19God of War

God of War 2016 just isn't God of War...the series is ruined because of it.

20Team Fortress 2
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