Top Ten Video Game Rip-Offs

When a gaming company wants to have a successful and money making series, they sometimes rip off another successful video game series.

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1PlayStation All-Stars rip-off of Super Smash Bros.

I can tell that Sony hates Nintendo after Nintendo betrayed them for making a partnership behind their back. Sony decided to rip off Super Smash Bros with instead of Nintendo characters, they use PlayStation exclusive characters such as Kratos from God of War and Sly Cooper from the Sly series. - Chaotixhero

Sony wanted to help Nintendo make a add-on to the SNES but Nintendo decided to make a deal with Phillips behind Sony's back instead - Chaotixhero

Yeah. Except I actually know who the characters are in Smash. You've got Mario, Link, Pikachu, Peach, Bowser, Ganondorf, Zelda, Samus etc.

Smash's gameplay is fast, over the top, and actually requires skill, PlayStation all stars is slow and doesn't require skill

It looks like crap, no rip off game similar would be as good as Smash Bros. - Metts

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2Bubsy rip-off of Sonic The Hedgehog

Lola and look what happened! Saga knows what to do with the sonic concept! Not busy! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Sonic back in the 90s was huge then so how about rip him off? Yeah Bubsy was a bad series with the first one being better out of the four games which is not saying much at all. - Chaotixhero

3Killer Instinct rip-off of Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was a very successful game series which is the reason why we have ratings up to this day. So how about ripping off a bloody game with less bloody and weak fatalities? Killer Instinct is admittedly a good game but that's no excuse. - Chaotixhero

At lest killer instinct is not overrated as mortal kombat x's kombat pack 2

Um where is saint row and Grand Theft Auto. Saint row is a of Grand Theft Auto

4Bayonetta rip-off of Devil May Cry

Sure Bayonetta is s great game but it still rips-off another great game series known as Devil May Cry created by Capcom. - Chaotixhero

I thought they were made by the same person. I read it in gameinformer. BayonettaBayonespiritual successor, not a rip off. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I am a bit conflicted on this. Having the two game series created by the same person, Hideki Kamiya, might keep it from being a rip-off (keep in mind he stopped working on Devil May Cry after the first). I think he was trying to have another chance at that style but with a different company.

Although it may be seen as low effort on his part to attempt the same game again. - FirearmsKill

5Super Mario Bros 2 rip-off of Doki Doki Panic

Not really a rip off. Great game, though.

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6Mega Man Battle Network rip-off of Pokémon

Now if you think about it... - Chaotixhero

7Tattoo Assassins rip-off of Mortal Kombat
8War Gods rip-off of Mortal Kombat
9Crush Hour rip-off of Twisted Metal

At least Crush Hour isn't exclusive to PlayStation

10Kasumi Ninja rip-off of Mortal Kombat

The Contenders

11Kirby's Avalanche rip-off of Puyo Puyo

Sure you can argue at me and say Dr. Robotnik mean bean machine rip it off too but the thing is, both Puyo Puyo and Dr. Robotnik mean bean machine are owned by Sega. So it's not really a rip-off if it was made by the same company but Nintendo...what a rip-off. - Chaotixhero

12Vampire Rain rip-off of Splinter Cell

Not just Splinter Cell but also the Metal Gear Solid series. Vampire Rain ripped off everything it could from these games, with the first most noticeable thing being the terrible combined outfit. It takes the elements that made both these series great and turns them into complete trash. As someone who actually played through the whole thing, all I can say is avoid at all costs! - FirearmsKill

13Sonic Shuffle rip-off of Mario Party

Why "precious stones" instead of the famous chaos emeralds?!

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14Fuzion Frenzy rip-off of Mario Party
15Battlefield rip-off of Call of Duty

Call of Duty came first. Although boyfriend 1942 released BEFORE Call of Duty 1, Call of Duty one began development first

But battlefield came first... Right? - HeavyDonkeyKong

Umm I'm not sure when I first got Call of Duty I thought they were made by the same person - Matt92647

And that's when the Sony and Microsoft war began. - Chaotixhero

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16WWE All Stars rip-off of TNA Impact: The Game

Do you notice how similar the gameplay is between the 2 - htoutlaws2012

17Digimon rip-off of Pokemon

I always say that some stupid digimon (poopemon) rips off of Pokemon!

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18Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations rip-off of Sonic Generations

Gameplay wise they are different. But the idea however, they rip-off...pretty badly. And you know what else? This is actually the weakest of the storm series. Ninja storm 3 improved but then Revolution came and it when a few steps back. Let's see if Ninja Storm 4 becomes a blast - Chaotixhero

I always think Poke Generations (that new card set) ripped of Sonic Generations.

19Isle of The Dead rip-off of DOOM
20Doom rip off of SplatterhouseV2 Comments
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Top Remixes

1. PlayStation All-Stars rip-off Super Smash Bros.
2. Bubsy rip-off Sonic The Hedgehog
3. Killer Instinct rip-off Mortal Kombat
1. Tattoo Assassins rip-off of Mortal Kombat
2. War Gods rip-off of Mortal Kombat
3. Crush Hour rip-off of Twisted Metal



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