Most Overrated Video Game Characters
The Top Ten
Gordon Freeman is just a bland character. It's not the fact that he's silent that bothers me, its that he lacks a personality. He has no character traits. He can be replaced with anyone and the game would mostly be the same. Valve said he's silent for immersion, but why give him an official appearance and backstory. Last time I checked, most people aren't physicists. How about making it like KOTOR or Fallout, where you can design your own appearance, and can choose what you want to say. That would be great. Or just give him a voice. And before you go 'Eugh, but when Samus got a voice she became terrible,' just remember, Jak was also a silent protagonist but when he got his voice, he became a much better character. Also, it is possible to have a personality and be silent. Look at Crash Bandicoot for example. We knew what kind of a character he was without him speaking a word, so there is no excuse for this bland, faceless character that can easily be replaced or improved.
Gordon Freeman was once voted #1 on the Top 50 best video game characters of all time. But why? He's just an empty shell of a character and things just happen around him.
Called the greatest Video Game Character when he never said a single thing - christangrant
"He is too silent", that's what people think about Gordon so they think this character is overrated, in fact he is just like one of the best heroes in video game. He is just regular scientist with a regular HEV suit who fights his way to Lambda Core, even though the Black Mesa is surrounded by HECUs and Xens, Gordon can do such a lot of things with his single crowbar, He is very great, which lead G-Man to recruits him in his place.
P.S: I don't want Gordon can talk, his silentness is good enough for me
I've had enough with this "Rosalina is overrated and Daisy is underrated" crap. She did not steal Daisy's spot in ANYTHING, she is not a Mary Sue or a hentai, and she is DEFINITELY NOT a Space Peach. She's overrated, but Yoshi and Luigi are even MORE overrated. - DCfnaf
I do not hate Rosalina at all. People just talk about her too much, and she's replacing Daisy's spot.
Daisy didn't have the spotlight BEFORE Rosalina. She has just as much spotlight now as she had BEFORE Rosalina. Stop saying Rosalina is replacing Daisy. - DCfnaf
How is SHE overrated? We hardly knew her as much as the other princesses, she deserves to be at the BOTTOM!
No one actually likes her, she's just the latest fadV 14 Comments
He's so overrated that it's hard for me to like him now. I don't hate sans, but in my opinion papyrus is better.
He's a tough boss? He has a cool theme? Well, we all know he's about to land a spot here.
Sans is my least favorite main character in Undertale. First of all, he's lazy to the point where he lets all his friends and family DIE because of a promise he made to a woman whose name he doesn't even know, when he could have easily protected them. He also lets Asgore take the blame for the dead humans when HE is the one who killed them (think about it, how else would Papyrus and Undyne have NEVER encountered a human before the events of the game? ). But he makes puns, and the fandom seems to find him attractive(please don't ask me why), so he must be the best character, right? - Garythesnail
Why is he number five!? He should be number one!V 8 Comments
This needs to be number 1 on this list because, he gets so much popularity than the other characters in the game. And by the way, why do so many people like this character.
He's an ass in the game!
Please move him up! - DCfnaf
This guy smells!V 6 Comments
Why is Shadow so special? He has no true powers and is rendered useless without a chaos emerald. Everybody loves him for what exactly? His personality?
Well I disagree with that because Shadow is one of the most one-dimensional characters in the entire franchise.
I think the reason why people love Shadow so much is mostly because of his appearance.
I think this should be lower on the list. I mean, he's my favorite character, far and away, but even I know he's a little overrated, just not to a sharp degree. - ThatOneRacer
This character is EDDGYV 11 Comments
What is so great about a silent, unemotional playbook soldier boy.
Whoever put the chief at the top is an idiot!
The bedtime hero of mostly Xbox fanboys and 14 year old boys
This glitch. Stealing ALL of the glory from Link, Sonic, and HECKING MARIO!
I love how when people call out dumb modern pokemon designs, everyone points out some of the, admittedly, lame designs from the first generation like seel. But none of them will dare mention the straight up DRAGON!
If everyone thinks you're overrated, you're not overrated anymore.
Charizard USED TO BE OVERRATED! in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong
Uhh...charzard deserves to be number #1 on this list. People have the nerve to call out pokemon like klinklang and probopass while no-one will mention the orange lizard..V 6 Comments
He's not even real. He's just an overrated myth.
He not even real
He not real.
He's REAL U RETARD
Wow this is why they should put age restrictions on the internet - Phillip873
Annoying fanbrats that constantly whine and moan because of Rosalina. - DCfnaf
She is way overrated
Very overrated. More overrated than Rosalina
Should be higher to be honest - yunafreya648V 2 Comments
Mario is my favorite franchise but while Mario is the best hero (He's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise) or at least in MY opinion I wouldn't say he's the best character. - HeavyDonkeyKong
How exactly is Mario overrated? He's more like overhated! Every since those stupid theories why Mario is not a hero, people have began to worship Luigi like a god, and hate Mario!
I thought almost nobody liked him because all of the hate he gets compared to the "Godly" Luigi. Besides, so what if he is? He's super iconic! He's supposed to be!
Just because he saved the gaming community dosen't mean he's held up today, all the games are pretty much the same now, just go watch the Mario problem video by lonely goomba - SanicballV 13 Comments
I'm a huge MK fan and I like Sub-Zero but hate when his fans diss other mk fighters in order to make him look good. Let's face it - Sub-Zero is weak without ice freezing. He isn't cool without his power. Sorry, but many mk fighters can do without any power - Magnolia
Sub-zero was the character who started the whole color coded ninja craze. While visually distinctive, it's still just palette swaps until about the 4th or fifth game. Don't really see how ninja= best character in franchise.
The rivalry and revenge between Scorpion and Sub-zero is alright, but since practically every character had some kind of revenge/rivalry (Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung, Sonya vs Kano, Kitana vs Mileena, etc. ), it's just overused so I don't see how the ninja rivalry is much different.
People like him only because he is the mascot, same as Scropion - nintenfan
All the character that Kratos has is 'I'm angry. I'm gonna kill everyone'. He was alright in the first game, but lost all personality by the third.
Yes, Kratos is very powerful, but his one character trait is that he's angry, with most characters in the game.
If you take away the fact that he's killed all the gods, he's just an angry ass. - RizaLovato
kratos is in this list?!
You are drunk, or crazy or... - ShahryRKnoT
Similar to Sonic and Rosalina, I do NOT hate Yoshi at all. Yoshi is one of my favorite characters. Its just that people talk about him way too much.
Should be higher than Rosalina. He gets too much love.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is NOT the best platformer, just because it has Yoshi in it.
I honestly really love Yoshi. And I honestly don't even see the problem with that lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKongV 1 Comment
How is he this low? He should be above Rosalina and Mario! - DCfnaf
Everyone pretty much loves Luigi and hates Mario
Why is Luigi under Mario and Daisy?! - DaisyandRosalina
HOW IS THIS BELOW MARIO?!?!?!? Everybody hates Mario and calls Luigi "the better brother".V 2 Comments
I never get why people wants geno for smash, he only was playable in one game.
The only reason why people like tracer is because she has a big butt.
He doesn't even hack. He just bluffed and got banned.
How? I like Yuna better to be honest - yunafreya648
How long since its been since Bowser has had an original idea. He's been doing nothing but kidnap the same princess for 30 years. How has he not at least figured out if he kidnapped a different princess, Mario probably wouldn't care. Also, how the hell hasn't he killed a plumber after 30 years
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