Top 10 Most Overrated Nintendo 64 Games

The game makers are not blamed for making games overrated, it's the fanboys who do.
The Top Ten
1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

You know, almost all Nintendo 64 games could be considered overrated. People say they're the best because that's what they grew up with. Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are both great games, but they are NOT the best games of all time. Neither is Goldeneye or Banjo-Kazooie. Sure some games are better than others, but at the end of the day, it's all opinion based. Just because a lot of people like a game and you don't doesn't mean you have to like it. Ocarina of Time may be my favorite Zelda game, but it's only because it's the only one I beat. And it is not my favorite game of all time, that goes to Super Mario Bros 3 because that is what made me get into video games in the first place. A game being overrated does not mean it is bad or good, it just means that people like to talk about it a lot, positively or negatively, and it becomes annoying.

O.M.G. I hate this game so much and I have plenty of reasons to call it overrated. 1. The temples are so confusing to navigate. Note that I am new to Zelda. But they are impossible to navigate. 2. It gets boring quickly. So I just walk around while doing nothing because I don't know where to go. 3. All the sequels have superior gameplay and graphics, making OoT outdated. 4. The ocarina is confusing to use. Every time I need to use it I have to swing my thumb up to the c buttons, wasting time. 5. Navi. Duh. 6. It's really no different than other Zelda games.

True. From Super Mario 64 to Mario Kart 64 to Ocarina of Time, everyone likes them now as they had good memories playing them. The reason people like the n64 games today are because of nostalgia. that's it. They diss the current Nintendo games today,saying stuff and more stuff about how the current games are, unlike how 'awesome' these games are.

Hey, I am entitled to my own opinion, just because I don't like Zelda doesn't mean you have to kill me. And I am a Nintendo fan, but I see this game SO much it annoys me and it can't be anywhere but #1.

2 GoldenEye 007

Oh my gosh this game. So frustrating in single player, over-competitive in multiplayer, extremely poor graphics when they could have taken advantage, and weird controls.

Horrible controls, just as most of the FPS games released on console systems back then. To call it one of the best N64 games speaks very bad of the system itself.

This game had some stupid ai and bad controls

This game is worse than the wii version.

3 Mario Kart 64

This game gets repetitive once you finish 50cc. And people only like it for: toads turnpike, wario stadium, royal raceway, yoshi valley, and rainbow road. I also personally enjoyed Mario raceway, Choco mountain, banshee boardwalk, and kalimari desert.

The game just handled really badly. I much preferred Diddy Kong Racing over this one!

THis game is overrated Double dash is better

Everyone likes it for nostalgia. that's it.

4 Super Mario 64

This game is extremely infuriating and difficult. But it is worthy of the SMW sequel. Just overrated, and it gets boring. (Spoilers: the top 3 will most likely make you mad and want to hate me. This is my opinion. So if you don't agree leave your own top 10 overrated n64 games response. Thank you. )

This game is underrated as heck! More than 1 person gives this game a 0/100 (but very little people pan this game that much score), and I think the game's aggregate score is a 9.5. I would give this game 100+/100 score.

This game is hard, sure, but it is amazing, and a great game for what they did as the first 3d mario game!

People shove this game down my throat it seems like!

5 Mario Party

In my opinion mp2 improved upon this game, so it's pointless to play this one unless it's the only one you have. Then it's ok.

Even Mario Party 8 was better

6 Mario Tennis

Just like Mario golf excluding the bonus modes.

Worse than ultra smash

7 Diddy Kong Racing

I did not like this game. It was like Mario kart but stupider and it was so competitive towards the end. I don't know why this game was so fun to so many people

I really think this game is inferior to Mario kart 64. I don't like the missions, and I don't like the difficulty.

8 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

You guys are haters.

Now wait. Before the hate comment, listen. The timer is stupid and pointless and takes away from the gameplay. And like all Zelda games (except wind waker), you don't know what to do unless you watch a tutorial.

9 Mario Golf

It's just normal golf with Mario characters thrown in. Need I say any more?

You are right.

10 Star Fox 64

The 64 elitists won't shut up about this one. We get it already. You're too close minded to play the other games in the series because every entry in the franchise is different when they should all be the same.
I've got three words for you guys...

Barrel roll jokes need to die. They weren't funny in 1997 and they're not funny now.

The GameCube games in the series are criminally underrated.

Zero and Assault were better

The Contenders
11 Paper Mario

This Isn't Even A Nintendo 64 Game. Are You An Idiot?

This Game Is Not Overrated. Everyone Hated It.

That's the sticker star cover, jackass

It is the one on the n64, not sticker star.

12 Banjo-Kazooie

Not a bad game, but I think the plot is a little overused (subject a is stolen by subject B. subject c must rescue subject a) and it can get boring at times.


13 Conker's Bad Fur Day

I legitimately like the humor in this game. Not that it's always funny, but that it's shocking to see this stuff in a Nintendo game. I would recommend someone watch the cutscenes and such. What I cannot recommend is playing this game. This game is beyond tedious to play, and the controls are unresponsive and stiff throughout. Some parts are genius designs or ideas, but it's just brought down by how low this game's low points are.

Basically a cheap furry knockoff of South Park (as in, South Park before it actually developed its intelligence in Seasons 4 and onward) that also inspired Happy Tree Friends (legitimately one of the worst animated series of time) and ultimately caused the death of Rareware's Nintendo alliance as a whole in the process

Seriously, name ONE part of this entire sodding game that even HALFWAY lives up to its astronomical comedic praise besides that one specific boss battle against the Great Mighty Poo

Wow! This Is Possibly One Of The Most Disgusting Nintendo 64 Games Of All Time. I Mean, I've Never Played It Before, But Even Just By Looking A The Title Of This Game I'm Not Sure If I Want Too.

Yes! Finally Someone Who Realizes That This Game Gets Too Much Credit Than It Deserves.

14 Mario Party 3
15 Donkey Kong 64

No. -_- This game has great level design, good characters, challenging, long (good, I get to play this good game for even longer! ),graphics are pretty solid for the time, story is solid, camera and water controls are bad. But everything has flaws. Ocarina of time has a flaw that the characters look so ugly, it's somewhat tedious.


Tediousness at it's finest.

16 Super Smash Bros.

Lack of content

This game...didn't age very well, to put it lightly.

17 Mega Man Legends


18 Pokemon Stadium Gold and Silver

If there was a case of "the original is better than the recent," Pokemon Stadium 2 falls in it to a T.

Battle Revolution is a LOT better.

19 Perfect Dark

The XBLA port was better

20 Superman 64

So overrated, needs to die out soon - Stakamakataka

So Overpraised

21 Banjo-Tooie

Here is how I would rate these N64 games.

Mario Kart 64 gets a 97/100 score.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time gets an 81/100 score.

Super Mario 64 gets a 100+/100 score.

22 Gauntlet Legends

Here is how I would rate these N64 games.

Mario Kart 64 gets a 97/100 score.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time gets an 81/100 score.

Super Mario 64 gets a 100+/100 score.

Mario Party gets a 79/100 score.

Mario Tennis gets an 82/100.

Goldeneye 007 gets a 78/100 score.

Diddy Kong Racing gets an 86/100 score.

Mario Golf gets a 77/100 score.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask gets an 84/100 score.

Paper Mario gets a 78/100 score.

Mario Party 3 gets a 72/100 score.

Conker's Bad Fur Day gets a 65/100 score.

Perfect Dark gets a 77/100 score.

Banjo-Kazooie gets an 82/100 score.

Banjo Tooie gets an 80/100 score.

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