Most Overrated Video Games

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21 Madden NFL 25

ALL, and I mean ALL Madden games are the same, play football, nothing changes in these games as the years go on, just barely updated graphics.

I won't disagree, but Madden 13 was the first to run on the infinity engine, and going back you your point, no, nothing has really changed. - DH5435

If I could describe this "series" I will say things like copy n paste, unoriginal, cash grab. I mean seriously are we really stupid enough to drive to the nearest GameStop spend $60 for the same game play it and then find out that "aww you wanna play as this team. Well pay us $15 and you can download it" I mean come on you could just go outside and play football. Alas EA is the antichrist of the gaming industry

22 Pokemon Red

This game is proof that gamers today think that nostalgia and innovation are the only important things in a game. And for a game that is constantly referred to as the best Pokemon game ever made, it's Nithing special. However, this game isn't entirely bad. It kickstarted one of the most famous franchises in history (along with Pokemon Blue), its soundtrack is catchy and is still being remixed today, and it can be fun to find glitches like the level 100 mew glitch. But is it that good? Not really. It's about as fun as mashing the A button. THERE IS NO STRATEGY WHATSOEVER. Nothing to make your Pokemon unique, and no way to change its stats (other than the expensive vitamins). IT'S THE SAME THING EVERY TIME! I'd rather stick my head up a Garbodor's ass than hear one more word about Charizard or Mewtwo.

These people need to learn to tell nostalgia from reality. Pokemon Red is not a good game. Physic types are so overpowered, the stats are terrible, the sprites look bad.

AND THIS GAME IS THE REASON WHY THERE ARE SO MANY CHARIZARD FANBOYS THAT NEVER SHUT UP!

Nothing really wrong with these games on their own, but if it weren't for the newer games Pokemon would probably be the shallow, boring thing people think it is. Newer gens had better graphics, more Pokemon species so you get more of a choice, aspects like breeding, EV training, held items and new moves to give the game an insanely deep meta...and all you see is people complaining about how the new designs are bad. Each generation has well liked Pokemon and less popular ones, we get it, you don't have to love them all but they're all there no matter what and it can't be changed.

Better graphics does not mean a better game. (Pokemon games now)
You can't attack someone because of when they were born (80s, early 90s-mid 90s) and playing earlier Pokemon games

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23 Super Mario Bros.

I wouldn't exactly say Super Mario Bros. Is overrated, it's just one of the most popular game series, and it's really known well.

Who Saved the video gaming world... This game, I don't like it that much but come on! Cut it some slack

There are many Mario games that are way better than this one. The main reason why this game overshadows most games of this franchise is because it's the first one. Super Mario 3 and Super Mario World are far superior.

It didn't save the videogame world, there are more locations to the map other than america. Infact europe was pretty much a PC master race in that time. What it did do was create the platforming genre, but lets not make this game seem more important than it already is.

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24 The Sims

Why is this on here this series is amazing. Sims 1 is great, Sims 2 was a huge step up, Sims 3 is the best of the series, and Sims 4...is a huge step DOWN. But the rest (especially TS3)? AMAZING! There are no goals to the gameplay, the game doesn't end, and it's not about shooting enemies (that gets boring really fast). Sims for the win!

It's a life simulator. It can't get better.

There's just one thing I have against, and it's a big one. YOU CAN LITERALLY CAN DO THE THINGS YOUR DOING ON THE SIMS IN REAL LIFE! How did this series get so popular? It can't be let's players because this was way before that. Please, someone tell me. - PinataonSugar

As much I love The Sims. The sims 4 was a HUGE step down from the other games.

Sims 1: Okay
Sims 2: Best one
Sims 3: Love it
Sims 4: You have the same abilities that you have in sims 1

As a 'simmer' (If that's what you call it) Since 2011, the series is a little bit overrated. And of course Sims 4. Through, I do enjoy playing Sims...

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25 Super Smash Bros Melee

Really good game but a bad fanbase of nostalgiafreaks ruins it.

Cancerous competitive fanbase.

This game is my childhood, however I think it's overrated

The most overrated fighting game of all time. The fanboys of this game made me like the SSB franchise less than I used to. Besides, SSB4 and Brawl are better. - PerfectImpulseX

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26 Devil May Cry

I know that this THE game that influenced most hack and slashes of today... But that does not mean that it the most "perfect" hack n slash to ever exist... I think I would understand if the people like this franchise because the people like the gameplay and the coolness and style that the characters provide... But I don't understand why there are people who are emotionally attached to the game's story. I am sorry to say, but this is one of the laziest writing I have ever seen in my entire life! They did put effort on the gameplay but not the story! Not the characters! I don't care, if the game is supposed to be "cool" and "stylish" at least make the effort to write a good story and create well written characters! My first and most important complaint are the characters! Dante for an example! Why are there people emotionally attached to this guy? He isn't well written! Yes he is indeed a badass and cool but coolness does not even define a well written ...more

The way you can save anytime but still have have to start from the mission's beginning is counter-productive and a total waste of time. Also it spontaneously becomes hard out of nowhere. You must run around randomly to re-collect thing(such as the lion-stone thing) every time you die. Also how sometimes there is enemies to fight that sometimes respawn when you come back and sometimes they don't. The camera controls are horrible because there are NONE! Therefore when you try to come up behind an enemy all of a sudden the camera rotates and all you see is a wall and you get hit. I am happy I only paid $3.00 for the game so when I snapp it in half out of frustration I won't feel bad for throwing away money. PS to the smarty pants out there that think whenever someone has trouble with a game they're stupid-not the case! Games should be challenging and fun not repetitive and lame.

It's a pretty cool game, I never seen anyone call it the best hack and slash ever, DMC 3 is superior in my opinion

WHO PUT THIS HERE?! - bigredcat

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27 Shovel Knight

Why is this on the list? It's one of the best new old-school platformers.

Seriously, I love this game and all, but why does everyone always talk about it like it's the next Cave Story? - xandermartin98

This is one of the best indie games on wii u how is it on here

You people are all wrong, this game is such a terrible game

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28 Final Fantasy X

I like the game, but The main character is SO annoying. Also the enemies do cheap moves getting everyone killed. Good game but flawed.

If I hear this is the best game ever, one more time, I'm screamin then stabbing the nearest person. - walker820

No way would say this game is that great. It's story is just as broken as the gameplay. - Sephilin

The only cool guy in the game dies rather early, I'm talking about Auron, and the character we watch has nothing to do with the story

Great main story. Great characters. Phenomenal soundtrack. But very, very boring if you're a completionist. Dodging lightning 200x to get a prize is something more fitting for Atari games.

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29 Five Nights at Freddy's 2

The worst game case picture I ever saw.

I hate any five nights at freddy's game

Why isn't this higher on the list? Pokemon Red is higher than this and it isn't anywhere near as hated as this game and series

Easily the most overrated FNaF Game. It's honestly my least favorite FNaF Game and it's almost always number one. (Yeah, I even think 3 is better) - DCfnaf

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30 Candy Crush

So overrated it's on here twice

JUST STOP REPEATING STUFF!

31 God of War

After playing the game and its sequels and comparing it to all other games, I can safely say that this game has the most overblown fan base for such a bad game. I can tell you this about the campaign, I never died, and people whine about Halo games being easy, the puzzle part is mind numbingly easy, and I never could like Kratos, He is the biggest Asshole I have ever seen, watch the game and you'll see there is a reason why I felt sorry for Zeus and the Gods. Unlike most Video game characters which are noble, Kratos is the poorest excuse for a good character and constantly reminds me of Hope from Final Fantasy 13.

It's a bit boring. For what I know, you've gotta walk straight and press the attack button. Bam, game finished.

Run forward, mash buttons, beat some guys up, watch blood fall all over the place. Repeat the process and you'll get God of War.

1&2 are the only good ones

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32 Street Fighter II

Mortal Kombat 1 should be in the top 5, not Street Fighter II, a perfect balanced, and a still fun with good graphics game

To me, the Street Fighter series is just generic, and Capcom has been milking the series to death. It makes almost everyone of the games seem like the same. - PinataonSugar

Seriously, People think this is overrated? Sorry that title belongs to Alpha 3.

A good fighter, but for me not as intuitive or easy to pick up and play as others like Mortal Kombat, Tekken or Marvel Vs. Capcom. Not bad, but the way people can overhype this thing is a little extreme. - Mrveteran

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33 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

I wouldn't go as far as saying it's awful, because I still find it a lot of fun and I like all the added features, particularly the Spec Ops mode. However, it isn't as good as its predecessor, mainly because it doesn't feel as fresh gameplay wise. Meanwhile, it is a little cheaper in its difficulty and the online play is not as fun as the original, but still good. Great game, but maybe a little overrated. - Mrveteran

Waay overrated. God, in my fave games ever list, this wouldn't be in the top 100. There are just way more better games that haven't been given enough credit. Jak and daxter, Modnation racers, infamous... Things like this are LOADS better than Call of Duty because they're different. Oh, the new Call of Duty! Oh. Online, same crud. Campaign, same crud. Ideas, old, same crud. Yawn. Will it ever die?

if it werent for everyone else playing and unlockables, no one would play it. And people say halo hasnt changed? look at the transition between cod4 to black ops. Same game with different guns

In terms of Call of Duty games, MW2 was one of the greatest. While it may not have the most balanced multiplayer, it still holds up today. Great campaign as well.

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34 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

I think this game is VERY overrated because people think it's the darkest video game to be created.

Dark ≠ good. Least favorite 3D Zelda. Still great though, but not the best like everyone says.

Pretty much every Zelda game except the cdi games are overrated

Overrated, no. Underrated, yes. I don't claim it to be the darkest game ever, like dimwit below me. But it's the darkest Zelda game ever, which is a nice highlight in the franchise.

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35 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

I disagree with the comments. It's a very good game but I do agree it's way too overrated, though Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V are far more overrated than Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

What? How is this overrated? This deserves all the praise it gets!

Grand Theft Auto IV showed up one overrated list and now everyone parrots it as an overrated game, but the mindless love for San Andreas always baffled me. Everyone loves the big map but forgets how empty and pointless the environment was. Once you breathlessly explored the forest or the desert the first time you depressingly realize you're never going to come back again because there is nothing there. And that applies to all those little towns. Nothing to see. Nothing to do. About 75% of the map was simply dead space. Those same fans crap on IV, but IV has a denser and larger total city area. Also, SA has more than it's share of notoriously bad missions, and the gang war feature was so bad it required you to leave Los Santos just to avoid another repetitive and ridiculously easy to win battle. Vice City felt leaner and didn't need the silly mini-games or Hot Coffee mods. San Andreas feels bloated and overblown.

It is the most overrated game of all time.

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36 Overwatch

It's having way too much attention as if it was something new to the gaming industry. TF2's gameplay is similar and it's FREE. I only like the attitude of some characters of the game, like the gorilla and the girl with the british accent. But the gameplay is nothing new to people who have already played this type of game. However, it's on consoles so people who can't play or own a PC will just take advantage and buy it.

This game can be fun especially with friends, but the gameplay starts to get stale even if you are using different heroes. Overwatch did NOT deserve the 2016 Game of the Year Award. It also has a pretty bad fan base.

This game gets stale so fast, and only has the content of a free to play game. Ugh, who the hell spends $70 for this game anymore?

this - TiffanyHwang

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37 Assassin's Creed

Only played 2 but the game itself isn't bad but I don't think its a stealth based game now comparing this to deus ex if you play the stealth version of deus ex (human revolution ) if you don't use stealth you will die A LOT. But assassins creed is also kinda repetitive every game pretty much looks the same but ooh boats I don't hate this game but people adore this game like a child come on my friends says this is the BEVT GAVE EZAR ;3

Yeah sure it was fun, and there's nothing else like it, but it got boring and repetitive after awhile. - walker820

It has had some good installments, yes, but overall an average franchise.

Number 1 worst game in my list.

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38 Plants vs Zombies

People need to stop putting underrated games in this list

No! This Game Is Awesome! Why Is It Here Again?

Best game ever. So much better than that overrated piece of garbage Clash of Cloons.

For mobile "gamer" babies

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39 The Last of Us

I swear everyone who calls this a zombie game and compares it to Dying Light or Dead Island should be popped upside the head, because this game doesn't focus on zombies. (They aren't zombies in the first place) No, this game focuses on how people react to this outbreak, and how one spark of hope for humanity is lost just because of human greed and emotion. This game is about the the relationship between two people. This game is about how brutal and sick people can get just for survival, and soon you realize that the enemies in this game are not the Infected... The enemies in this game is the greed and stupidity of man, and yourself. So anyone who calls this a generic zombie game has either not played the game at all, or is too stupid to even realize what this game is about.

The Last of Us is a good game, but it isn't the BEST GAME OF ALL TIMES. I'm sorry to say that, but The Last Of Us is not a game, is an interactive movie. The gameplay is just boring and sometimes even annoying. The graphics are good and the soundtrack is okay. The Story is the only really good thing about this game, but stills a cliche zombie story. This game is overrated, you can't deny it, but it isn't a bad game either. I've seen some people saying that the real focus of the game isn't the infected, but how the humans react to an outbreak, saying that this makes this game special, but that's basically what almost all the zombie movies, books and games says, so there is nothing special about this message.

Was supposed to be one of the most "realistic" games ever but forgot to include friendly fire, causing me to actually DIE at one point late in the game when I decided to make an attempt to actually play fair and not blatantly exploit the game's UN-realism by shooting my flipping FLAMETHROWER right through Ellie in order to dislodge a Clicker from her, enough said - xandermartin98

yawn

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40 Conker's Bad Fur Day

I will admit that Conkers Bad Fur Day isn't as fun to play as Banjo Kazooie but I still enjoyed playing it. The gameplay itself was only challenging at some stages of the game but it is a funny game. - TheGrammarPolice

A game needs more than humor to be good. Fun is the most important thing to me.

Not nearly as good as Banjo-Kazooie yet IGN gave it 9.9, this game focused to much on being funny.

Conker games are amazing!
Don't hate on it!

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