Top 10 Disappointing Video Games in Good Franchises

These are the games that are supposed to be an installment to a great franchise, but ended up being a letdown.

The Top Ten

1 Duke Nukem Forever

Did you get inspiration from my most popular list? If so I'm with that, I am just wondering - iliekpiez

During the 1990s, the Duke Nukem series was one of the cornerstones of the FPS genres, with its incredibly fun combat, a badass character, and hilarious lines ("Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum."). The fans were eager to play the installment to the beloved franchise that took FIFTEEN YEARS to develop. They were sure it was going to be a blast. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. - Not_A_Weeaboo

This game is more of a 'Kick bubblegum and chew ass' - Criz

And there goes my list idea... - B1ueNew

2 Mass Effect Andromeda

The Mass Effect trilogy is if not one of the greatest video game franchises in history of video games. But there was one major flaw: the horrible conclusion. Out of the 3 endings, only one of the ending was satisfactory. Many fans were anxious to see how EA and BioWare learned from their mistakes by developing this game. What they got was a mediocre video game with a meh plot and horrific facial animations. - Not_A_Weeaboo

3 Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic used to be good in the late 90s but now he's terrible. - B1ueNew

Don't be one of those guys. Sonic's had plenty of good games since. Have you not played Sonic Unleashed? Sonic Colours? Sonic Generations? Sonic 4 Episode 2? Sonic Mania?
2006 is over people. Quit living in the past. - SuperSonic17

It might be bad, but Sonic’s still awesome. - Granton8ter2

Thoughts on this game:
Ha - iliekpiez

Often considered one of the worst video games of all time, this game let down many devoted fans of one of the most iconic platformer franchise of all time. - Not_A_Weeaboo

4 Halo 4

The first three Halo Games are some of my favourties. Then this abomination of nature came and ruined it all - iliekpiez

5 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

How the hell did they go from Underground to this pile of mess? - Not_A_Weeaboo

This looks good at first but then It's unplayable - B1ueNew

6 Call of Duty: Ghosts

At least Call of Duty went downhill after that. - MrCoolC

Terrible game, but IW BO4 are worse. - B1ueNew

I think it’s safe to say 2013 was when Call of Duty started going downhill. Black Ops 2 was phenomenal, but the followup in the franchise was quite disappointing, with a bland storyline and a horrible conclusion. - Not_A_Weeaboo

7 Star Fox zero

What I'd love, is if Nintendo stopped making Star Fox 64 remakes. It's had it's time people. We need a new game with Panther Caroso in it, and possibly a canon ending, since Command told us nothing and was a waste of time. - EpicWingman

We waited years for a new Star Fox game and all we got was a huge disappointment. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Starlink for the Switch - B1ueNew

Ew this game - iliekpiez

8 Metroid Other M

Video games have become a new artform - not just about the gameplay now. It can tell stories just like movies and is the most popular artform probably other than music. A big part of Metroid was Samus. What they did to Samus in this game was absolutely dreadful. - iliekpiez

9 Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
10 Battlefield V

Changing history to make fun games is a trademark of Assassin's Creed - Criz

SJW feminazi edition of Call of Duty infinite Welfare - B1ueNew

It just doesn’t feel like a World War II shooter. The battlefield is too bright and colorful, the weapons don’t feel like a WWII gun, and how they butchered history to make the game more “fun.” The graphics and the gameplay sure did improve, but how they excecuted a WWII game is just... bad. - Not_A_Weeaboo

The Contenders

11 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

This was disappointing as I thought that it had a storyline as well, only to find out it was just one compound with different settings and objectives. - Criz

$60... for a demo you can complete in less than an hour. - Not_A_Weeaboo

12 Resident Evil 6

Is it terrible? Not really. Was it good as Resident Evil 4? Nope. - Not_A_Weeaboo

13 Breath of Fire 6

It was the worst sequel I've ever seen. It has nothing to do with anything in the series: a series that has always been a classic console JRPG, became an awful computer mmorpg which was was so bad and empty that was canceled by capcom a few months later. - Bananadroid

14 Rampage: Total Destruction
15 Mafia III

It had so much more potential. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Underrated - B1ueNew

16 Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Handheld shooters just don't work at all. - B1ueNew

17 Fallout 76

This game is ew. - B1ueNew

18 Star Fox Command
19 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

I hated this game so much. It was so stupid, The battle system was even worse - B1ueNew

I haven't played it looks meh - darthvadern

20 Earthworm Jim 3D
21 Crash: Mind Over Mutant
22 Halo 5: Guardians

I can see why, but Halo 4 more less was the bigger disappointing game in terms of leaping change in direction. - htoutlaws2012

23 Parappa the Rapper 2
24 New Super Mario Bros. 2

The original on the DS was excellent and truly an original game! The Wii version was also very unique and polished even more the series! However the this third entry in the series just plays way too safe and really disappoints me - darthvadern

Yeah it’s just the one on the wii without the ice flower and with 50 times the coins.

25 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
26 Halo 3: ODST
27 Soul Calibur V

Soul Calibur is a good fighting franchise. But this one was the worst of all of the Soul Calibur games. Even when Soul Calibur VI released, this one is still the worst. The replacements of the original characters (Examples of the original characters would be -> Taki, Seong Mi-Na, etc) were unnecessary because it's just a different character, but 90% of the moves are the same, yup, the SAME. The story was just unfinished and terrible. The main character, Patroklos sucked. Even in the end, he still sucked. A redeeming factor for you to buy this game is the character creation, it's awesome. Otherwise, it's still the most disappointing game in the whole Soul series.

28 Resident Evil 5

It's not that bad but it's a joke sequel to RE4. - B1ueNew

29 Silent Hill 2
30 Dark Souls II
31 Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee
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