Top Ten Worst Video Game Cliches


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41Cliffhanger endings

Megaman Legends 2. ENOUGH SAID.

42Villain with a British accent

Get this racist idiotic entry off the list.

I'm thinking Wheatley from portal 2

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43Repetitive One liners
44Attacks that are impossible to avoid
45High HP Bosses

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

46Secrets that are borderline impossible to find
48Fending 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

49Nazi Zombies
50Stealth 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,


51Russian 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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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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53NPC's can't die
54Invisible walls

Fallout new Vegas killed it with this in places it wasn't even necessary... Places you go through if you follow the main road as example.

55Only 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

56Paying for upgrades in FPSV1 Comment
57Red 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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58British 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.

59Over-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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60Protagonist says "it's over," then he/she is attackedV1 Comment
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Top Remixes (8)

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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