Top Ten Popular Video Games That Were Total Ripoffs

I was wandering the internet terrain for a bit longer than usual and I found out how many popular games are actually shameless rip offs of games you've probably never heard of.
The Top Ten
1 Flappy Bird

Let's start this list off at the fish bird thing which has to traverse through green pipes. Most people look at it and call it an original idea but really there was a game made back in 2011 called Piou Piou vs Cactus. Take a good long look at both games and tell me that Flappy bird is original.

The pipes have a resemblance to Mario's pipes. Nintendo has/had every right to sue the creator of this game. Even Mario and goombas have a right to sue them.
This is what the creator was thinking.
Nintendo has pipes let's make a game that is a ripoff of Mario pipes

2 Candy Crush Saga

This is probably the easiest to know what game this came from. Well, actually there's two valid answers for this:
The answers I'll take will be Candy Swipe and Bejeweled Blitz. Both of these games are about matching items in rows to remove them from the board.
Candy Swipe was copied in many ways by Candy Crush and the power up system of Candy Crush came from Bejeweled where you can match items together in ways to get power ups such as explosive pieces which obliterate everything adjacent to them for example.

3 Ms. Pac Man

Ms. Pac man is a direct rip off of another Pac Man rip off... A group of kids hacked into a Pac Man arcade system and modified the game to their liking with a different map, modified sprites and called it Crazy Otto. This was before Ms. Pac Man was released. Is it a coincidence why Crazy Otto and Ms Pac Man have the same exact map?

aarond90 It's not exactly a rip off for that reason as it was made by the same company as the original Pac Man, it's a rip off for ripping off a hacked version of Pac Man with the same map.

4 Angry Birds

Angry Birds is original right? Well... um no, it isn't. There is a free browser game on the web called Crush The Castle. I've played it myself and it's a fun game to crush a few hours (pun intended) and after that, I view Angry Birds as a complete rip off of this free online game.

Shut up with calling Angry Birds a ripoff. People say that WAY too much.

It's not a rip-off, it was just inspired by Crush the Castle.

5 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
6 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Did you ever here of Happy Wars?

7 Words With Friends

Let's just take Scrabble and move the bonus squares around and change some of the point values of the letters... Real original.

8 Crossy Road

The original Crossy Road and its' Disney-ified version (often referred to as Disney Crossy Road) are based on Frogger.

I have yet played Disney Crossy Road with different Disney characters.

9 Guitar Hero

Is a rip off of another game known as GuitarFreaks. released by Konami in 1999. The gameplay was exactly the same as Guitar Hero: Players pressed plastic buttons and strummed a large plastic flipper on a guitar-shaped controller in time with the game's music. Every so often, the player could even raise the fake guitar in the air to gain extra style points. A small meter showed how well a player was keeping up with the song; too many missed notes and it turned from green to red to "Game Over."

Sound familiar in any way?

10 Pong

Yes, you didn't misread that. Atari's Pong itself is a rip off of Magnavox's Table Tennis. It was this that made Atari such a huge entity in the video game industry in the late '70's and the early '80's.

The Contenders
11 Farmville

Yup, the farming game that has eaten away many people's time and left them addicted to it. There's no way this can be a rip off is there? Well, it's on this list so the answer is obviously yes. THe game in question which Farmville is a total clone of is Farm Town. a much friendlier game without extremely bad wait times, slow levelling up and not just Facebook networking, in Farm Town you can play with more people than just your Facebook friends.

12 2048
13 The Simpsons: Tapped Out
14 Overwatch
15 Halo 4

Halo sucks, they keep stealing ideas from Animal Crossing and Skyrim

16 Undertale
17 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

This game took mechanics from a better first person shooter called Titanfall.

18 Simpsons Road Rage

The Simpsons is a sitcom.
Ever thought it could be a parody.
A parody of Crazy Taxi
The Simpsons Hit and Run I suppose could be a parody of Grand Theft Auto.

A blatant rip off of Crazy Taxi... There's no way you can deny.

19 Terraria

I strongly agree. I have been playing terraria since 2015-2016 and still play occasionally. Terraria is the best game I have ever played. The thing with Minecraft is Terraria beat it by almost 6 months, so if anything, Terraria isn't the ripoff. I have a few thousand hours of gameplay, being 1,500 hours of on steam, and even more on the Xbox. I am not going to come out and say that Terraria is downright "better", but Terraria has a lot more to offer than 3D gameplay. It has 19 bosses, 13 mini bosses and 3 version exclusive bosses. There are 5000+ items, 540 different mobs, almost 70 armor sets, and 28 unique NPCs and three town pets. I must say, If you have the $10 to spare, I highly recommend Terraria.

20 ARK: Survival Evolved

It's a ripoff, why? It's only for people on drugs, I mean, you get to tame animals, it's a ripoff of minecraft

21 Crysis
22 Armored Warfare

Ripoff of most popular tank game called world of tanks. Only much worse and modern tanks

23 Block Story

Ripoff of Minecraft. I like it though

24 Mortal Kombat
25 Super Mario Bros. 2
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