Top Ten Most Over-Hated Video Games/Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty (Franchise)

The franchise was good, but Call of Duty went bad when ghosts came out and the last good Call of Duty game was BO2

Now, before the flamewarriors come, hear me out: Call of Duty was, once upon a time, an IMMENSELY overrated game series. And the fans? Yeah, they could be annoying. However, nowadays, if you so much as compliment these games, you're labelled a fanboy and are given 1,000 reasons why the series isn't good. I don't even LIKE the Call of Duty games much, but it's just become such an overhated franchise that it deserves top spot. - Garythesnail

To be honest, I'm okay with this franchise. The reason why people are hating on this because of the fandom. By the way, every fandom gives the franchise a bad name. - Delgia2k

Activision is to blame for milking the franchise, pretty much ever game from COD1 to Ghosts is good

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2 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

This game receives all its hate for being different than the last two console games (I said console because they're have been two handheld games released prior to this game). It's really pathetic.

Yes, anything by Rare as part of Microsoft will be hated by dumb fans for dumb reasons. Nuts and Bolts was a good Banjo game despite not being like it's predecessors, and people still need to get over the fact that Rare is no longer owned by Nintendo (and never will be again).

I really don't see where all the hate for this one comes from. It's a good game, really. It's not what you'd expect, but if nothing else, it's pretty good if you give it a chance. - Garythesnail

I'm not a fan for this game because it was nothing like the original Banjo Kazooie. - nintendofan126

Kirby's Epic Yarn wasn't like original Kirby. Mario Kart isn't like original Mario. Yet both are highly acclaimed games. - Garythesnail

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3 Sonic Lost World

It's not perfect, but honestly, it does actually get a lot right. I'd like to see another Sonic game try some of the same ideas again in the future. With improvements, of course.

This game was awesome. So many people hate it because it's a better game than Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto.

Should be number 1. It is one of, if not MY FAVORITE Sonic Game and gets hate for dumb reasons. How do I know? Watch IGN's review of it. - DCfnaf

I simply don't see why this one gets so much criticism when it's a pretty solid title. - Garythesnail

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4 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

When you really get down to it, most if not all of the hate that Sticker Star gets comes from things that other Paper Mario games have done before. Change the gameplay? Super Paper Mario did it, too. Barebones story? That's the first game in a nutshell. No real reward for regular battles? Due to how the Paper Mario games (and for that matter, the Mario & Luigi games) are set up, you can actually skip most battles in the game and still beat the final boss. It's hard, but not impossible. Bosses that require a specific method to defeat? I dare you to beat the Armored Harriers without using the Yoshi kid. Go on, try it. I can wait...What? You couldn't do it? Shocking. Too much backtracking? I've got two words for you: General White. With all that said, why does Sticker Star, and only Sticker Star, get hate for all of this?

I think it gets hate because of the fact you don't get experience for battling. I don't think that's a valid reason to hate it, though. - Solacress

It's the worst of the Paper Mario games, but you could still have SOME fun with it. If they fixed the experience issue, it would be an okay experience. - DCfnaf

I Really Didn't Like This Game, I Mean, I Used To Like It But It Gets Boring Really Fast.

This Game Is Very Mediocre, Color Splash Is Bad - VideoGamefan5

I think Color Splash was actually better than Sticker Star due to the environments and battle system being better. - DCfnaf

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5 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This is hated because of the Melee fans. - DCfnaf

Who hates Smash? Call of Duty fans?

I think this is hated because of Dantems list reasons why smash bros is better then mortal kombat,I like them both the same,but the reasons on that list were dumb - Nateawesomeness

6 Skylanders (Series)

Imagine hating a game over ONE character design. Get it higher.

7 Five Nights at Freddy's (Franchise)

It was a new thing but now it's is just like a boring game and I think that stealth games are better

8 Star Fox Assault

Infinitely better than Command.

Not as great as the other Star Fox games but still good. Is not worth hating.

9 Mario Kart Double Dash

Wait, isn't this widely considered the best Mario Kart game and one of the best Mario games ever? Why is it on this list?

This is considered the best one. Why is it here? - DCfnaf

10 Star Fox Command

Shouldn't even be on this list. This game deserves all the hate it gets.

This game gets so much hate just because of the story and multiple endings (although I wish it had a true ending), but it is still a solid title with good gameplay and such.

The Contenders

11 Crash Bash
12 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

It's not the worst game ever and it doesn't deserve the hate it gets.

No Doubt way better than Wand Of Gamelon

Best game ever.

13 Pokemon (Franchise)

Who in their right mind would hate Pokemon? It has explicitly stated so many reasons why you can't compare it to trapping animals and making they follow your bidding, it is very developed, even more developed than Mario, and it's just overall a fun franchise. - Solacress

So sick of Pokemon haters, they're one of the worst haters and they don't realize how much a success the franchise has been, whether it's the games, show or comics.

14 Terraria

I honestly love this game.

Why is this in this list? Minecraft fanboys?

*sigh* When will the world realize that Terraria is nothing like Minecraft? Terraria is 2D, Minecraft is 3D. Terraria has humans, Minecraft does not. Terraria uses character customization, Minecraft uses skins. Terraria has 100+ Weapons, Minecraft only has 6. Go hate on a Minecraft clone that legit clones Minecraft!

Enough with the Minecraft fanboyism, this game is better. - DCfnaf

15 Destiny 2

I love it

16 Pokemon Black & White
17 Lollipop Chainsaw
18 Minecraft

The game itself is good, but the fanbase is arguably the most toxic behind Call Of Duty. - MKBeast

No Minecraft is overrated. - DCfnaf

It is messed up game in the world

I love Minecraft.

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19 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Yes! I'm so sick of Sonic 2006 being claimed as the worst when it's far from the worst. It may not be perfect, but it still has it's likable points.

Let's face facts, if this game wasn't Sonic the Hedgehog it wouldn't get nearly the amount of hate that it gets. It would be considered bad, sure, but wouldn't get the reputation as one of the worst games ever.

I like this game, I thought the game play was bad but not terrible, and the characters were likable in a way, does not deserve to be the downfall of the Sonic franchise

I can guarantee you that if this was a Mario game, no one would crap on it. The game is not great anyways, but it still overhated. - DCfnaf

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20 Metroid Prime: Federation Force

It seems like people are hating it because of lack of the main characters. Sometimes things can be different.

The game itself is fine, but the main reason it's getting so much hate at the moment is because Nintendo decided to issue a copyright strike on Another Metroid 2 Remake, easily one of the greatest games in the franchise and possibly the best video game remake of all time besides Super Metroid...

and then spotlight this pretty much average-tier spin-off game instead. - xandermartin98

21 Hotel Mario

I have to disagree, this game was horrible. - DCfnaf

I honestly don't see how it's so bad. Strange and hilariously bad cutscenes help make up for the dull gameplay. - Garythesnail

22 Mario Teaches Typing

The game is obviously meant for people who need to learn how to type. - Garythesnail

23 Undertale

Literally 90% of this game's hate is directed towards it's (admittedly horrible) fanbase and not the game itself. Guys, hate on bad games for being bad games. Not because they're popular or their fans or annoying.

Something that people who hate on Call of Duty, Final Fantasy 7, Five Nights at Freddy's and a few others should take into account. - Virtualman

The hate this game gets is so stupid: The fanbase doesn't kill the game. "BUT IT IS AN EARTHBOUND RIPOFF" the creator loved Earthbound as a kid and got inspired off of it! If every game was original, there would only be three games. - DCfnaf

It gets so much hate - SansTheComic

The fanbase of this game are annoying - LuckyDashy

24 Final Fantasy VII
25 Pokemon Shuffle

This game is NOT hated

26 Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

This game gets so much unwarranted, undeserved and unfair hatred. Yes, 3 is much better, but half the complaints for this game are either harsh, stupid or hypocritical.

27 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
28 Assassin's Creed


Everyone is bashing the franchise over Unity's buggy launch. - Therandom

29 Five Nights at Freddy's

This game is good, its hated just because of the absolute cancer that is the community.

Both parts overrated and overhated. The first game was a welcome change to the horror genre, but the fanbase was extremely toxic, the second game was good, and both 3 and 4 sucked. Not sure about Sister Location, but I've heard it was the best FN game in some time. - MKBeast

Fnaf is good, I pretty enjoying the story. But there are so many people hate it because its not a scary horror game. I don't even know why they care. And also, the fanbase sucks

This game franchise is fantastic, it has an in-depth story (it's not just about jumpscares) and doesn't deserve what people give it. The creator, Scott Cawthon doesn't care about the money he earns from the games, he donates most of it to charity. A fanbase doesn't kill the official franchise, look at Sonic, they're still going to this day even AFTER Sonic Boom.

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30 Sonic the Hedgehog

I hate when people call sonic "overrated" when I doubt they even played his games to begin with.
And besides, how can it be "overrated" when it gets too much undeserved hate to begin with?
Most of the people who just hate on sonic are just trying to find a scapegoat to make fun of or are just trolls who don't have anything better to do than to hate on a great franchise. It's simply not funny.

yes - DCfnaf

31 Roblox

Everyone is hating on this game, but I can't figure exactly why. I've been playing this game for a while now and it's kinda fun, sure, nothing special, but it has a lot of mini games so that you don't get bored easily. And before you ask, no, I'm not 10, I'm 15, but Roblox isn't a game only for kids or too boring or really stupid. Everywhere I go I can hear all kind of insults towards it: 'Roblox is stupid' ; 'Roblox is boring' ; 'You are playing Roblox?! What are you? 9? ' and I bet most of these people didn't even play the game once. I get the fact that not everybody can enjoy a game, but at least don't insult it without even playing. Did you watch somebody else playing and you think it's boring? Try it yourself first! You don't like it? It's fine, alright! But don't insult people that are playing it and enjoying it, that is really rude. And everybody is throwing all kind of insults towards this game without having any reason. This is a truly overheated game.

The worst game ever why isn't this number 1? It has the worst fanbase besides undertale

32 Mario Kart 8

I thought this game is overrated don’t get me wrong it is a cute racer but there are so many better racing games out there.

33 Fortnite: Battle Royale

This game is the WORST THING IN THE WORLD!


34 Superman 64

It's bad, but not THAT bad. Not worse than Over the Road Racing, at the very least. - Garythesnail

Bad But Still Underrated.

35 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
36 Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge

I don't get the hate this game gets. People just hate on it because it's different from most of the other Battle Network games. - PerfectImpulseX

37 Lords of the Fallen
38 Halo (Franchise)

Halo 4 and Halo 5 do not deserve the hate. Sure, both had weak stories, and 5 needed split screen, but 4 had a good multiplayer and I took a liking to Spartan Ops, while 5 had phenomenal multiplayer, and I greatly appreciated Warzone firefight and its inclusion of a custom games browser. - MKBeast

Halo is overrated. - DCfnaf

39 Super Mario Bros. 2

I don't think this game is as bad as everyone thinks it is. - Thifer20

40 Yokai Watch

Psychic Specters is great.

41 Hyperdimension Neptunia
42 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
43 Bubsy (Franchise) Bubsy (Franchise) Bubsy is a series of platforming video games created by Michael Berlyn and developed and published by Accolade. The games star an anthropomorphic bobcat named Bubsy, a character that takes inspiration from Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.

I'm sick of Bubsy haters...

44 Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

People hate this game because of the enemy design. YOU'RE GONNA KILL 'EM ANYWAY, WHY DOES IT MATTER!?

This game was awful - ikerevievs

45 Burning Rangers
46 Girl's Garden
47 Hyrule Warriors
48 Hatred
49 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

I know this game is flawed, but it's far from the worst game ever. I feel that the internet just over exaggerates hate about a game at least 90% of haters (sonic haters/non-fans) haven't even played. And that hate gets doubled just because it's a SONIC game. It's a flawed but decent game if you have low expectations, but try telling that to all the sonic haters out there who think this game is worse than cancer. 😡

50 Team Fortress 2
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1. Skylanders (Series)
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2. Star Fox Command
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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