Top Ten Worst Video Game Cliches


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41 Only you are competent

Because the guy who has years in training got killed by a spider... And now its up to you and ONLY YOU to save humanity

42 Stealth mission

Oh, I need to sneak this guy it's easy (after ten minutes) oh no (and you got killed)

Just give the tense! No need to explain anymore

Yep, definitely. Every time a non-stealth game forces you to use stealth, they make it hard. Really hard.

Sonic Heroes does have a misson to get a chao,BUT! You must go in the sneaky way! So boring,i spent 30 minutes in that misson, and the Prize was: 1 eblem,


43 Russian enemies

What I am wondering is if we are ever going to have an American be a villain(I would do this if I was a Game Developer.)

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44 Jumpscares

So overused yet it gets us every time

He's here he's There he's every where! who ya gonna call phychic friend fredbear!

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45 NPC's can't die
46 Chest high barriers

Barriers that are short enough to be jumped over but can't be jumped.

It's like some kind of field of psychic energy.

It's like the game creators just couldn't be bothered to:
1. put a wall there, lessening curiosity.
2. let you go in.

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47 Villain with a British accent

Get this racist idiotic entry off the list.

I'm thinking Wheatley from portal 2

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48 Characters who clearly could have had a far bigger role in the story but didn't V 3 Comments
49 Repetitive One liners
50 Attacks that are impossible to avoid
51 High HP Bosses

This gets so boring. Unless the boss has multiple phases, the player is going to get bored

52 Secrets that are borderline impossible to find
53 Microtransactions
54 Fending off enemies during a boss battle

Enemies come out of nowhere while you're fighting a boss. They distract you from fighting the boss. It's annoying. - madoog

Oh no the person your about to save has 1/2 heart left gets hit then you have to start the boisbattle all over again

55 Nazi Zombies
56 Paying for upgrades in FPS V 1 Comment
57 Red explosive barrels

"Oh look, a shiny red barrel. Why we don't just go near it and use that as a cover? "

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58 British accents

These Are Always In Racing Games like Gran Turismo

It's not racist what if the game originated in Ukraine

This is not a cliché. In fact, this is just racist. Take this off the list.

59 Random and unoriginal sequels
60 Over-complicated controls

Games that are easy to learn and hard to master are the best type for me. It allows a gentle learning curve, but also provides enough challenge to make the game fun. Over-complicated controls ruin this and make me want to stop playing the game almost immediately. I can understand in some cases if the complicated controls are not required to beat the game, but not when an almost impossible button sequence is my only efficient means of attack. I'm looking at you, fighting games!

The exact reason why I don't play fighting games besides smash bros.

This is why I don't play any complicated games on the PC or any Xbox games, too many buttons/keys for too many commands. I liked it simpler with NES and the like, plus the more simpler DOS PC games. - NuMetalManiak

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Unoriginal villains
2. Escort missions
3. Boring boss battles
1. Bosses that heal themselves
2. Cover art that features something the game doesn't
3. Escort missions
1. Invisible walls
2. Backtracking to old areas
3. Main character has amnesia

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