Most Overrated Video Games of 2012

The Top Ten
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Call of Duty: Black Ops II Product Image

Call of Duty is a game that has NOTHING more to offer. I could think of 70 different games that need more attention that this. Because of this, there are maybe plenty of games that I could have heard about and be good if this would stop.
Call of Duty has been milking this for too long, one or two of these games would be fine. But this needs to STOP.

Same thing every single year, just give it a rest, the only thing they change is the graphics, the end of this game terribly disappointed me - masonJY

Why will Call of Duty not just die? It's becoming too repetitive but the brainless zombies who play it can't see it. By getting to much press Call of Duty is hogging the limelight so other good games never see the light of day. Thanks for reading.

Honestly, picking an overrated game is easy. Just play any Call of Duty game since Call of Duty: World at War, and you have your most overrated game of all time.

2 Halo 4 Halo 4 Product Image

I agree with the top 2 - htoutlaws2012

Sleeping dogs and max Payne are the only two I'd have to disagree with. But the rest of them are very much overrated. I hate halo with its 1st gen graphics Crysis 2 blows all of halo games out off the water.

F THIS GAME, SO MUCH HYPE I ACTUALLY THOUGHT WOULD BE TRUE
343, STOP TRYING TO MAKE A SHOOTER THAT ATTRACTS CASUAL GAMERS, YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE CHEAP MONEY AND NOT A GAME THAT WILL IMPRESS PLAYERS, YOU WANT MONEY NOT A GREAT GAME FOR THIS DIRECTION, WHY DO I THINK THIS?
SO MUCH OVERPRICED DLC, RANKING SYSTEM TO KEEP PEOPLE PLAYING FOR A LONG TIME (YOU FAILED THAT PART NO ONE CARES TO PROGRESS), SPARTAN OPS, A STORY DIRECTION WITH MORE CLICHES NOW THAN EVER, AND SIMPLIFIED EVERYTHING
But that's my opinion, goodbye

3 Max Payne 3 Max Payne 3 Product Image

This is hands down one of the most stressful games I've played. Combat's frustrating, story had me bored, and music had me worn out.

Complete let down compared to fantastic and dark noir first 2 games, the story is typical hollywood crap and there is too much cutscenes.

Why do people like this game? Its just a generic 3rd person shooter, it made me very depressed and I just wanted max to kill himself so he would stop bringing me down

4 Diablo III

Diablo 3 producers made a game which was not as good as diablo2 exp. When people purchased it like I did, many got banned for no justifiale reason, I wasted good money for a peice of junk that I can't even access my account for because of false accusations error 52. Blizzard don't care now they have my money,

5 Sleeping Dogs Sleeping Dogs Product Image

Its best than Grand Theft Auto, in my opinion. Its graphics are awesome and the most thing that's better than Grand Theft Auto is that its about a real place, its Hong Kong. We can buy cars which will be available in our garage and much more variety of clothes and a good command over Martial Arts. But ill be waiting for Grand Theft Auto V. ';D'...

Chinese Grand Theft Auto its a beast game but it wont be better than Grand Theft Auto 5 maybe

Amazing game! Does several things better than most GTAs, especially Grand Theft Auto 5, which I would actually rank lower than this game, all things considered.

6 Dishonored Dishonored Product Image

Everything about this game rules... Except for it's one-dimesional protagonist.

7 Forza Horizon Forza Horizon Product Image

I agree with nearly everything in the list except this. Forza Horizon got just what it deserved. - SelfDestruct

8 Mass Effect 3 Mass Effect 3 Product Image

What do you mean Max Payne 3 is crap? Mass effect is overrated.

9 Crusader Kings II Crusader Kings II Product Image

Crusader Kings 2 is far too much work for very little pay off. Watch 18 hour long tutorials on YouTube, read guides the size of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and spend 30+ hours getting to grips with basic gameplay mechanics. Endure all of this and your pay off is looking at endless pages of statistics and spreadsheets, while dealing with obscure Latin terminology, inheritancle laws, taxation and feudal politics.

Afterwards you can spend your cash on buying a huge number of DLC packs, offering such tantalizing contents as avatars for unplayable factions ( Mongol Faces DLC), and some more dirge like music tracks.

If you enjoy stats, number crunching, maps of Europe, and gavelkind laws, you may enjoy Crusader Kings 2. Otherwise you'd be better off playing any other number of excellent Medieval themed games.

10 Journey Journey Product Image
The Contenders
11 Skylanders Giants Skylanders Giants Product Image

This game just stinks. people only liek Skylanders because they way you play the game is unique, but they are BORING after a wheil! They're good at first, but then once the thrill of a new game dies down, guess what, it gets BORING! And I didn't care for the finale, either. Sorry spyro lovers... - HeavyDonkeyKong

12 Clash of Clans Clash of Clans Product Image
13 Endless Space Endless Space Product Image
14 Mario Party 9 Mario Party 9 Product Image
15 Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 Product Image
16 New Super Mario Bros. 2 New Super Mario Bros. 2 Product Image

It Is Underrated. Not Overrated.

17 Family Party: 30 Great Games - Obstacle Arcade Family Party: 30 Great Games - Obstacle Arcade Product Image
18 Pokemon Black 2 Pokemon Black 2 Product Image

This game sucks crap. - SelfDestruct

Anything made by Nintendo is trash. This is no exception.

19 Mario Tennis Open Mario Tennis Open Product Image
20 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Product Image

After playing this many times, it gets kind of boring afterwards. I think the previous titles in the series are better than this game.

21 SSX SSX Product Image
22 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Product Image
23 New Super Mario Bros.U New Super Mario Bros.U Product Image
24 Assassin's Creed III Assassin's Creed III Product Image
25 Slender: The Eight Pages Slender: The Eight Pages Product Image
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