Most Overhyped Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten

1 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

I do play this game it's the best out of the Call of Duty fanchise in my opinion. I love the different exo mechanics. However saying it's my favorite doesn't make it under hyped. Everyone talked about this game at it's time of release Simply for the publicity it was getting. Again really fun game for me and I know not everyone loved it but it was still too over hyped

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

Male or female, old or young, hot or ugly, smart or dumb; in the eyes of a 12-year-old call of duty gamer, we’re all gay. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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2 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

It’s dumb.
Simple as that. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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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

I believe that if you would like to play soccer, go play it outdoors.

' Idiotic ' Arghh - TriggerTrashKid

4 Grand Theft Auto

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

Boooring! useless waste of time - Knoxx

5 Flappy Bird

All you do is tap a screen -

One word - PEWDIEPIE - Nayan2003

Flappy Bird, Flappy Bird Family... - noo7na7

6 Assassin's Creed

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

At least it has storyline

7 The Legend of Zelda

I feel really intimidated by the fanbase and the huge timeline of games (what game is where, which Link is in the same time period? It's confusing...). There was a time when the whole format of the games was just being chucked up again until we got BoTW.
I think many fans put this series as "the best" probably due to nostalgia? I don't know. Also side quests in 3d Zelda games can be annoying sometimes.

But if the game used the same formula for multiple games, I hope the next game isn't some semi-carbon copy of BoTW.

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

Majora's mask was great, Ocarina of time, and the original were. Zelda 2, was is the worst, and every other one was mediocre to bad.

Four words:
Enough said. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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8 Mario

All Mario RPGs that are older than Paper Mario: Sticker Star are phenomenal, especially Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors, Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars and Paper Mario. How many times have I said that? Proof that Classic Nintendo is much better than Modern Nintendo, which is much less innovative.

Call of Duty: *Changes setting, Story, Maps, Weapons, and graphics every new game*
Mario: *Same story and plot*
People: SO AWESOME! - B1ueNew

Hopefully super Mario maker is Nintendo's last game. It's great, but they need to stop making Mario games. - Nayan2003

BotW was better than odyssey. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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9 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

Good game. Overrated, though. Still a less toxic fan base than 4tnite mobile. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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10 Madden

The Newcomers

? Red Dead Redemption

The Contenders

11 EarthBound

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

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

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

I played Earthbound on the snes recently and I believe it is a little over praised. - Alapisboy

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12 Fortnite: Battle Royale

I seriously don't get how people like this game to be honest. - MasterCreepy

Just sad how everyone is addicted to this game

Fun, but overrated. The fan base is more toxic than a nuclear fallout. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Ali-A intro.

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13 Battlefield
14 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.

15 Mario Party

2018: Mario Party 11 is released.
2020 somewhere: Mario Party 12 will rock the series. - WorldPuncher47592834

Gosh, This Series Is Overpraised, It's THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN! - VideoGamefan5

16 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

It sucks nobody liked this exepht hardcore shooter fans -

When Bungie left to go make Destiny, Halo was doomed :(

17 Lego

Um no comments? - Aey


18 Temple Run

So Ovehyped, Just A Repetitive Pile Of Junk - VideoGamefan5

Dumb - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

19 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 -

Love the older games, but after the ds it just got bad. The ds’ Pokémon games were amazing, though. (LOVE CONQUEST TOO) - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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20 Cave Story

Whoever put this on here will die a slow painful death.

What is this game? - Nayan2003

THIS GAME IS UNDERHYPED! What is this list? Cave Story is general is underrated.

21 Undertale

Crappy overrated pile of garbage.

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

It's great but overrated - Pokemonfan10

This game is garbage. - KalloFox34

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22 Game of War
23 Super Smash Bros.

It's a great series, but It's incredibly overhyped.
If a new game comes out, there's probably going to be at least one video of a grown man crying while reacting to the reveal trailer. - Marxcute19

Because it's awesome! A lot of us are already deciding which characters we think should be in the next game!

This Needs To Be Number One - VideoGamefan5

I’ll just be playing my 100% complete brawl and melee. Yes, both are 100% complete. I do have a girlfriend. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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24 Rare Replay
25 Metroid
26 Star Fox

I'm a furry, and the only reason that I like this game is because of the furry characters, besides that well, at least star fox 64, I'm not suer of the other titles he's in, but star fox 64 WAS HORRID. I mean... flying a plane around? You don't even get to really use the BA characters, maybe if there is a game where you can play as the characters I might like it but from what I've played isn't too good.

He's a BA smash Bros character though. - MoldySock

Not the best in the series -

27 PaRappa the Rapper

We need less of him and more of Lammy, honestly - xandermartin98

28 Five Nights at Freddy's

Should be way higher than this. It's got so much hype and so much aggravating stuff. - DCfnaf

The fanbase is filled with perverts and 8-year-olds. And the game itself is incredibly boring. - KalloFox34

Horrid pile of garbage. The only thing worse than the game is the fan base. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Way to many people like this its took over the world

29 Sonic

The franchise is decreasing slowly, so this shouldn't even be on the list. - MasterCreepy

Which game though

He's a blue spiky thing.

30 EA Sports NHL
31 Conker

Its actualy underrated - vela-nova

32 Street Fighter
33 Fallout
34 Xenoblade
35 League of Legends
36 Terraria

Terraria is one of the best games that I have ever played. REALLY fun. One of the best adventures I have had on my console. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Terraria is very hidden! Really great game. - MasterCreepy

37 Titanfall
38 DC Universe Online
39 Uncharted

This game shouldn't be on here, this isn't too hyped because of being exclusive to one console - Nayan2003

40 Need for Speed

The series is epic but... how many pepole play this?

41 Mass Effect
42 Angry Birds
43 Super Meat Boy
44 Donkey Kong Country
45 Psychonauts
46 Shovel Knight
47 Lemmings
48 World of Warcraft
49 Watch Dogs

Watch_Dogs is a game, not a game franchise.

So hyped but overall mediocre

50 Xeno
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