Most Overrated Video Games

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21 Pokemon Red 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.

Still better than the Fat Italian game.

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22 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!

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

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

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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23 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!

It is the most overrated game of all time.

This game is not a good game. Other than having the most unlikable main character in the Grand Theft Auto universe it focuses way to much on realism it forces you to work out in a game I am tired of being asked to do it in real life so why force you to do it in a game. And to top it all of they added a whole hair dresser idea to the game. Listen it didn't work in vice city it didn't work here

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24 Five Nights at Freddy's 2 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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25 Devil May Cry 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

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

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26 Final Fantasy X 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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27 Call of Duty: Black Ops Call of Duty: Black Ops

This game is so overrated, it makes Mario look underrated

Everyone somehow loves this game but I can't get into it. Every time I go in my family room somebody is playing it. This game makes me want to break my PS3.

Okami, Star Fox 64, Sonic Generations, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze are better and are my 4 favorite games of all time

This, and all other Call of Duty games, should be at the top.

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28 Roblox

What are you fools talking about? Roblox is severely under rated and barely anyone knows it, and it's not just about the community (Which, to be honest, SUCKS! ) it's about the gameplay, and best of all the VERY easy to make game design. 10 year olds can make masterpieces on this game, if they know what they're doing.

There's lots and lots of players on this game. Including me. There's over 4 MILLION players there, if I remember. Which is a lot. - iiKyodaiKickz

It IS targeted for children, yes, but, for example, Kirby is (mostly) targeted for children too, and it's great.

I do play this game every now and then but it has quirky graphics and is rigged with glitches. - Mcgillacuddy

To be fair, anyone can make roblox servers with the free roblox studio download, and publish it on the main site for free (Multiple servers for a few dollars a month). So the glitches are kinda on the makers of the server. - CrazyAwesome

TAKE IT OFF! How is this overrated? It's way less overrated than Minecraft! - DCfnaf

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29 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.

I've gotten SO SICK OF THIS SERIES! Princess Daisy from Sarasaland should crossover Bass from Mega man! SHUT UP! Mario x and Pac man x should exist! SHUT UP!

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30 The Last of Us 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.

Is it a good games, yes, pretty good, but TLOU was the not the best thing since sliced bread, it was the same old post-apocalypse plot, predictable as hell, it wasn't "sad" or "emotional", as well as some of the game mechanics like ladders and platforms were just stupid and annoying, nothing revolutionary and new at all. Game of the year-hell no, most overrated game of the year- yes.

This game is very good on grounded in my opinion, but it has some very apparent flaw. It doesn't feel like a survival or horror game unless you play on grounded (perhaps survior), the story is simple escort ellie, find the fireflies and hope for a cure is prettictable, safe and full of tropes and while it isn't the main focus of the game I can in an extent forgive it because it pretty well written,with great character development. The game on grounded feels like horror and survival. The gameplay is intense. But I seen a couple of bug dissapering ammo and bodies, broken ai, frozen ai, ellie break immersion and it has crashed at least one, and I played it 3 times and not until I played grounded I so this bugs, I am sorry but this game is great, but best ever no, best ps game ever no, not even close, one of the few game out there I feel is a bit overrated.

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31 Pokemon Go

15% of Pokemon Go players are actual fans, while the other 85% are just following the trend. - yungstirjoey666

Honestly those people playing that don't know about Pokemon, THERE's NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

Nothing wrong with everyday people actually getting exercise having loads of fun and meeting people and socializing at the same time to distract from how bad life is.

I LOVE Pokemon, always have, but these entitled snobs making fun of people hopping on the trend getting mad because OTHER PEOPLE like this game, these guys all need to shut up.

Otherwise Pokemon Go, GREAT GAME.

Overrated as hell, everyone is walking around playing it, getting themselves killed due to hackers, and people are dumb enough to go into employees only rooms just to get a pokemon. - DCfnaf

Fake fans and trend followers

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32 God of War 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.

Kratos is the one of the top ten video game character ever, this game has won many awards, from its first release to the last one. Story is meaningful and good and game carries all type of features. Game has won many Game of the Year awards, At 2005, it won the Best Action Game award and its designer won the Designer of the Year award, and Best Performance by Human Male award, and the Best Origninal Score award. In 2006, it won many awars, some of them are Overall game of the Year award, Console Game of the Year, Action and Adventure game of the year and many other. In 2009, it became the 7th best videogame of ps2 of all time. There are many other awards like best baddass and several more. God of War game is really one of the best games.

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33 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 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 Street Fighter II Street Fighter II

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

Alpha 3 is not overrated. SF2 is. They all say it's one of the best fighting games of all time. But that was in the 90's. Nowadays, Street Fighter, along with other fighting games, have evolved. SF Alpha and SF3 are way better games and with a lot less cheap moves and tactics than SF2.

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35 Conker's Bad Fur Day 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.

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36 SpongeBob SquarePants: Diner Dash SpongeBob SquarePants: Diner Dash V 1 Comment
37 Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2

This game actually has quite a bit of replay value, Easter eggs as far as the eye can see and not to mention guns guns and guns. I mean yeah I will agree some parts of the story were kinda forgettable but come on Call of Duty's campaign is just the same thing every year. As for multiplayer its actually quite fun. Overall I love this game but I would give it an 8/10 it really shouldn't be here

This game was an amazing game all together and for those of you who hate on this game maybe you should play all the borderlands it's a very interesting game I beat it with all characters and maxed 2 of them out it's a great game overall easy to say one of my favorite game series of all time and it relly isn't overrated because I didn't even know about it until my uncle showed me it it shouldn't even be here at all

That makes no sense. Its coop how is it unbalanced. Mr torgue for the win

Hated everything about it.

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38 Undertale

This game is ridiculously overrated. I tried really hard to like it, but it was just impossible for me. I just couldn't get into the characters and I didn't like the game. Not to mention the cancerous fanbase that took over the internet and made me hate the game even more than I already did...

An "8 bit" game made in the same year as games like Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid 5. So you're probably thinking "So what? ". Well, people actually believed that this should have been game of the year! People actually believe that this forced humor 2deep4me tumblr game should have beaten out actual video games. - Mai_sentry

I kind of think that Undertale deserves the attention it gets. Sure, go ahead and hate me for it, I don't care. People like different things, ya know? Personally, I really like Undertale. I liked the plot, I liked the characters, I liked the soundtrack... and so on and so forth. I can understand why people would dislike, however. I know that some people don't like the graphics and stuff, or the fandom ruins it for them. And yes, the fandom is pretty... strange. But just because a lot of people like it doesn't mean you should automatically think it's bad. Maybe you should give it a chance? At first, I thought that it was extremely overrated, and I thought it would be really bad. But I gave it a try, and well, I liked it. So yeah, you might not like it right away, or you might not like it at all, but hey, at least you tried!

I love Undertale, and it's probably the best video game I've ever played. But is it overrated?

...

YES.

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39 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Don't listen to this, the Uncharted series is one of the best series of all time. Anyone who voted for this is just jealous that this fabulous game series could not come to their console of choice, because this is PlayStation exclusive.

It's not that people were jealous of this not coming to their console of choice. This game was absolutely incredible, I'll admit, but there are MANY exclusives for other platforms that are way better than this game. Uncharted 2 was absolutely incredible, but it is a tad overrated. - TheMusicNerd

For 2009 this game was revolutionary so to the idiot XBOX people who vote for this play the game. It's graphics and gameplay are amazing even for the year I'm posting this 2016 so you are an idiot if you say it is overrated.

I prefer Uncharted 3 for multiplayer. But Uncharted 2 had the best story in my opinion.

This game is a system seller because of it's story alone. you have seen most of the gameplay before, and if you only play games SOLELY for gameplay, then you might think it is overrated. If not, play it and be prepared for an immersive story.

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40 Plants vs Zombies Plants vs Zombies

People need to stop putting underrated games in this list

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

It is a time waster for a zen garden.

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

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