Most Overhyped Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty Call of Duty

What? The Legend Of Zelda is really amazing! Call of Duty is great, but it's way too overrated! - NintendoROCK3T

Or you are secretly implying it is bad, and that legend of Zelda is better. - Nayan2003

Why would clash of clans be overhyped that game is addicting this is the overhyped game, it's the same game every year

Way too frequent releases, mediocre graphics, no single play or cooperative aspect worth talking about. Boring enemies. OVERRATED

Call of Duty is played by 8 year olds who think playing it will make them popular at school. They also swear (the characters and the players). There should be a law banning kids under 13 years old from playing M rated games.

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2 Minecraft Minecraft

I think that people should stop talking about the franchise as if it was something new. Instead just treat it like a normal game, not one which the media posts articles about 24/7. Come on, it's been 6 years already! - Nayan2003

This isn't even a franchise, why is this here even if it is overhyped?

It was fun when nobody knew about it and it was simple

33 million sold why because of those cliche Minecraft only YouTubers -

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3 Flappy Bird V 3 Comments
4 EarthBound EarthBound

What the hell is EarthBound doing on this list? I am sure 90% of the users didn't even played it. - LaoShan

I'm pissed we didn't get mother 3 still. Release it outside of Japan

This is not over hyped it hasn't had a game in forever

How is this more wanted than the supposed classics like banjo kozooie and pknm red and blue for the virtal console -

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5 The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda

I like a few games in the Zelda series a lot, but some games in the series are straight up trash.

I disagree with this, but at least you have Call of Duty at #1.

I actually agree, why is this on the list. - Nayan2003

Everybody says this game is perfect, I disagree it's a typycal 'save the princess' storyline and I'm not even gonna mention the main character (he just agitates me on so many levels)

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6 Clash of Clans

Worse than ice age villiage go play a real game like smash bros -

Now there are about 20 million games exactly like this on the app store, and people actually enjoy them?

This is actually a good game, the social aspects are integrated very well. - Nayan2003

This is one of the most boring games I have ever played

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My friend bought this game 2 years in a row, I'm sensing that he'll buy it next year. It's starting to annoy me. - Nayan2003

8 Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed

This franchise is not overhyped. Everyone finally realized that the game was using the same gameplay mechanics. - Nayan2003

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9 Madden Madden
10 Grand Theft Auto

Come on guys, the fastest selling game ever in Grand Theft Auto V, now that game is overrated and overhyped.

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? Rare Replay Rare Replay

The Contenders

11 Destiny Destiny

This was the game to me that may have ruined console games forever. It was the first game I personally bought in which it felt like I was intentionally only sold an intro to the game with the goal of the developer being for me to buy expensive add on content to just get a full game experience. Previous games like Borderlands had additional content for sale for it truly felt like "add-on" content, new scenarios only tangentially related to the story and fairly affordable. With Destiny, much like many mobile games, I feel like I got the demo version (for $60) and was expected to pay even more for the full version.

Oh, and it was really boring.

12 Mario Party Mario Party V 1 Comment
13 Lego V 1 Comment
14 Temple Run V 1 Comment
15 Cave Story Cave Story V 1 Comment
16 Battlefield Battlefield
17 Undertale

Most. Overrated. Game. Ever! And it's not even that good.

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18 Pokemon Pokemon

Just stop it Pokemon! Please just stop it! There is one point of time where a franchise is supposed to stop. And that probably should be now - Nayan2003

This problem has been fixed in later games, but in earlier games, get a pshycic type or dragon type, and your unbeatable. But now their are so many Pokemon that's no problem. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I am just talking about the first games red blue and yellow where phychic types were overpowered -

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19 Halo Halo

Halo 5 very much deserves to be on this list. The lack of splitscreen coop was simply too egregious an oversight to be forgiven and I won't forgive. You had one good game halo. Then three mediocre sequels and then you made me angry.

Actually the picture is correct I know people don't like 5, but 4 is really what started it for me you don't believe that look at where this is among disappointing games ever list. - htoutlaws2012

Halo was cool in its early days but now the new games suck. - Sage_Naruto

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20 Need for Speed Need for Speed
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List StatsUpdated 20 Feb 2017

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46 listings
2 years, 290 days old

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1. Assassin's Creed
2. Minecraft
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2. Destiny
3. Temple Run
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