Most Overrated Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten
1 Call of Duty

People just like this because they think they are too old for Mario, sonic, Zelda, Pokemon, and donkey Kong! They are just looking for the most violent M-rated game on the planet! Call of Duty! They just want to be cool! People who play Call of Duty get influenced with drugs, cursing, murder, and alcohol. And they don't like Nintendo just because it doesn't have all that! I don't even like Call of Duty! Its boring! I bet Call of Duty fans don't like it either! The probably just play so they can brag to their friends and judge people who like Nintendo! This is all messed up!

2 Minecraft

People are saying that this isn't a franchise. Okay, so why does it have a story mode game? I count it as a franchise and it is more overrated than Call of Duty. At least Call of Duty has a story and good graphics. This has neither of those things. There's no story, no characters, outdated graphics, and mods that take 12 years to install. If I wanted a sandbox game that revolved around mods and skins, I would get Garry's Mod instead.

Um... This isn't a franchise. Why is Minecraft here? Yes, I think it's extremely overrated that deserves to be in a Top 10 most overrated games of all time list, but this is a list of overrated game franchises and not overrated games. So why is Minecraft the exception?

To say the least the game can get a little boring, that is unless you start play online multiplayer. Either that's were mods should come in. Helps make the game much more interesting (depending on what mods you use).

It's somewhat good however the graphics could WAY better. It's definitely overrated. I Like the game but before 2013. Now it's a big mess. It really needs more polishing and its ungodly bugs everywhere to be patched.

3 Super Smash Bros.

I love this game. It is my favorite of all time and will always be the funnest I've played. (My opinion. I can understand if you don't like it.) I do understand that Smash Bros. is on YouTube a lot, but they're not as cringey as ones like Anime (Weebs), Sonic, there. Plus, the tournament videos and amiibo tournaments by fans are fun to watch! I love hearing what names people give to amiibo!

Anyway, the only game I have a problem with is Melee. I've never played this one, but I'd like to some day. All I hear is wombo combo, Fox is best, and shine shine shine. And even the people who play Melee will hate on every new Smash game, like Brawl and Wii U/3DS.

So in conclusion, this should not be that high. Maybe like top 30, but not top 15. It's not that overrated. Melee is overrated, Brawl is underrated, and Smash 4, eh, middle. It has a perfectly balanced fighting system, amazing graphics, and an awesome variety of characters.

4 Grand Theft Auto

First off, I'd like to point out that Grand Theft Auto I didn't pioneer the concept of a huge open 3d world. That honor goes to an underrated gem called Outcast. Go and see for yourself.

Second, the reason why this series is overrated is because it has become stagnant. Here's why:

In Grand Theft Auto I you couldn't swim, there were no checkpoints and no manual save option. If you died or got busted, you'd lose all your weapons.

In Grand Theft Auto Vice City you couldn't swim, there were no checkpoints and no manual save option. Again, die or get busted and you lose your weapons.

In San Andreas, the most complete and definitive game in the series, there were still no checkpoints and you still couldn't manually save the game. Also, die or get busted and bye-bye weapons. But at least you could swim and customize your characters and vehicles.

In Liberty City stories you had NONE of the customization options in San Andreas. Plus, you couldn't swim and of ...more

The reason this series gets love is because you get to act like a maniac without real life repurcussions. My question is, WHY would you want to act like a psychopath to begin with, instead of playing a real game that will offer you actual unique experience?

Grand Theft Auto is basically the Family Guy of video games. It's only popular because of the countless controversies the series has garnered over the years. This is why it should be number 1 on this list.

This game is so violent and offensive! Its ruining our next generation! Australia did the right think and I sincerely hope they will not be making more...its sad really.

5 Halo

Halo is just like Call of Duty, very overrated. It basically just a more futuristic version of Call of Duty and it hasn't been the same without Bungie making the games.

I just don't see what's so special about Halo, it has average gameplay, a crappy story and bland characters. At least Call of Duty & Zelda have either good story, gameplay and/or characters, Halo just sucks.

Halo is kinda boring in the character department and story. It's FINE, but I'm not a FPS fan to be honest.

This is not overrated

6 Five Nights At Freddy's

Even if this game series is oversaturated, I'd have to say that Scott Cawthon is definitely someone to look up to. He got hated on because of games like Chipper and Sons, and thought about suicide, but he took the criticism and made an original concept. He's very kind and is a great risk taker. With FNaF World, it was hated by many because it felt unfinished, and Scott apologized, took the game down, fixed it, and sold it on GameJolt for free. Instead of crying and complaining about the bad reception, he fixed it and gave what people wanted.

Not only is it overrated because too many people like it, but it is also by far the worst video game franchise ever. It's only scary the first 5 deaths, and it has the most tedious gameplay ever. It shouldn't be called "5 nights at freddy's", it should be called "5 nights with a paraplegic". Seriously, the entire game is just you using the force to turn the lights on and off and close the doors and only being able to look in 4 directions.

Most people here sound pretty biased against these games, but I don't completely disagree with the list either.
Fnaf was good when it was new- it honestly scared me for a while and it gave a good laugh to watch youtubers' reactions of it- but when the fanbase started making stuff like "Bonnie and Chica's Love Story", "FNAF RPG", and crap like that along with the needless sequels, it started to get annoying. Like, just stop! It was supposed to be an entertaining little 30-minute indie game like Outlast or Slender or Undertale, but they're trying to keep it alive years after it was interesting.

It should be called "Five nights with a telekinectic paraplegic". You can only look in four directions, and you can somehow press buttons without pressing it. This is the worst franchise of all time. This couldn't give a two year old nightmares. The biggest insult isn't the fact that the first game sucked. The biggest insult is the fact that they made three of these monstrosities.

7 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic 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.

The first sonic games were great in my opinion. I do find the adventure series a bit overrated but than Sonic went downhill from there with games such as the god awful Sonic the hedgehog (A.K.A Sonic 06) and Sonic Genesis (the GBA port, not the original game) but than Sonic Generations came and I saw hope with sonic the hedgehog however than came Sonic Boom, a game so terrible, not even the most loyal sonic fans would defend it. the community is what you get when cancer and aids have a child. honestly I think sonic is dead and the franchise will never be the same ever again.

Man, this series gets way too much hate to deserve to be on this list even if the Adventure and classic games are overrated. But what really embarrasses me is that people only say Sonic has bad games like 06 that barely even get any praise from anyone; I mean seriously, how does 06 even relate to this franchise being overrated when the game wasn't praised to begin with. Seriously, who exactly is making comments in this list?

If this list was based solely on how many overrated games a franchise has and not the franchise as a whole, then this would probably be in the right spot, but as a whole, this franchise has no business even being in the top 20, not because of how much hate this series has gotten from the likes of 06, Shadow the Hedgehog (who's game has surprisingly aged in a positive direction), Secret Rings, and Boom. I will admit that the Adventure titles are extremely overrated and the classic games are slightly overrated, but even so, Sonic still doesn't belong this high after getting hated so much. It's like saying if you take away all of Sonic's bad games, then he would definitely be number 1, but I'm sure we can say that is a big exaggeration,

More like underrated! Everyone thinks that this series has been dead for YEARS and even the FANBASE hates the games that come out now! Sonic 06 was horrible but:

Sonic Unleashed: Decent
Sonic Colors: Great
Sonic 4: Good
Sonic Generations: Masterpiece
Sonic Lost World: Amazing

8 The Legend of Zelda

I used to like these games but as I got older, I think they are full of it . Now most of the new games are just remastered version of their old games (unoriginal). Every game is just the same thing : ganondorf gets butthurt over something and link has to save everyone. The fanbase is even worse, they get triggered every time they hear something bad.

Everyone thinks that because the original and Ocarina of Time were so great that Legend of Zelda is the best series of all time. That is not the case, everyone says that Breath of the Wild is the best game even though there are better games on Switch.

9 Flappy Bird

Wow, what a stupid game. It's probably the worst game I have ever played. I have never seen people go berserk over a garbage free mobile game. Plus, so many spinoff games...

It's difficulty is the reason it became so popular. It's just super boring.

This is a franchise?

10 Pokemon

It's more overrated than call of duty franchise, grand theft auto, halo, and even super smash bros series by you can capturing every pocket monster, and mewtwo is not one of the pokemon franchise? he is the best pokemon of all time!

Nope. It probably deserves more praise. Best game series, period. Call of Duty and Undertale are the overrated ones.

Yeah, this is slightly overrated, but I wouldn't have this on the list at all.

The Contenders
11 Final Fantasy

I have to agree...
Why is it call final fantasy when there's like 7 of them?
What's wrong with people nowadays?

Good god, the fandom for this crap is EVERYWHERE and they just won't shut up!

The next final fantasy game:
Final Fantasy XVI : not final yet.

It's actually pretty good...again with you Nintendo Fanboys...

12 Bendy and the Ink Machine
13 Skylanders

I played some of them and then I realized it was another one of Activision's cash cows. $12 of each character! ARE YOU SERIOUS?

Skylanders is extremely overrated,don't deserve any praise,force you buy characters and took a old franchise(Spyro) and crap all over it to make this cash grab.So yes it deserve to be in the top and burn forever in the nine degree of hell forever for what it has done to the original franchise.And yet people seem to love it...are the new generation dumber or what?

Why does this game receive any popularity at all? It's just a way for Activision to make double the money per game.

14 EA Sports

At least Call of Duty tries something that distinct the other games from each other and its gameplay is serviceable, in addition to FPS classics that are Modern Warfare 1 and 2, World at War and Black Ops. Meanwhile, EA Sports regurgitates the same game over and over and yet it still profits a ton. I've never grasped on how people tend to enjoy this and there's nothing interesting for me to find in it. I personally find FIFA to be arguably the most overrated video game series ever made (Yes, even more than Call of Duty).

Ea sports has been voted the worst company of all time 2 years in a row. These guys buy out awesome game franchises, ruin them, and make you by a bajillion dlc. Thank you ea.

15 Angry Birds

The original game was decent and addictive but after that it got like 20 remakes a damn theme park and a movie! And the plot is just as cliche and basic as Bowser kidnapping Peach and Mario saves her

Wow, who even cares about this franchise anymore? I think people stopped caring in 2012. This game got theme park attractions and a MOVIE? There's no plot!

How the hell did this series get a MOVIE?!? Its just birds suicide-bombing pigs, whats the plot?

16 Half Life

Have you even played the games? They're great!

17 Conker Series
18 Madden

Madden is the same game every year just with a updated roster and the game play is always the same.

19 Banjo and Kazooie

Let's be honest, it's not that great.

20 Overwatch

Please ignore this. The opinion I use to hold on this matter is now completely outdated. I really think this game is not bad at all now.

21 Fortnite

Oh my god I hate this game so much! It's so overrated because everyone at school talks about it. Even you tubers play it! whenever I watch videos all I see is Fortnite, Fortnite, Fortnite! This needs to be number one.

This is not a franchise because the Battle Royale, Story Mode, and Creative are all in the same game therefore shouldn't be considered a franchise.

And it's here two times... that's why this bad overrated boring game should be number 1

22 Battlefield

For an fps series that calls itself a mature community war simulator, they sure like losing their minds over someone likening Call of Duty more.

It's not a simulator, get over yourselves.

Everyone here likes battlefield and hates call of duty, the campaigns aren't even that fun in battlefield

It really depends on which game.If I had a choice with Verdun and Battlefield 1, I would rather choose Verdun.

23 Undertale

This game is so overrated, I love this game, don't judge me, but the fan base is horrible and there's too much hype.

Sans is annoying and the game he is from can go to hell!

The game is great, but the fanbase is just...

24 Kingdom Hearts

It should have ended when darkness prevailed and light expired! And Disney is what made Kingdom Hearts overdone and dry!

I tried this game with an open mind, and it was one of the worst games I've ever played in my entire life.

This series sucks anyway, so it does not deserve any praise, whatsoever.

25 The Elder Scrolls

Grand Theft Auto sucks but elder scrolls...come on man!

Overrated but still a great franchise! :P

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