Most Overhyped Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty

I like it though. - TriggerTrashKid

More like most overhated

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

Black Ops 4 Has Battle Royale - WorldPuncher47592834

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

It’s dumb.
Simple as that. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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

3 Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite was good on launch but was taken over by children too young to play or adults who need to pick a better game and has such become overrated

It ain't even a franchise. - TriggerTrashKid

Game is overrated, just only that

Can you really call one game a franchise?


Same thing every year - BritishGoat

Shame thing every year - iliekpiez

fifa sucks

' Idiotic ' Arghh - TriggerTrashKid

5 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

6 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

7 Flappy Bird

There's more than one flappy bird 🐦 game?

All you do is tap a screen -

One word - PEWDIEPIE - Nayan2003

Flappy Bird, Flappy Bird Family... - noo7na7

8 The Legend of Zelda

Best game of all time my dick. The best games ever are Grand Theft Auto 5, Red Dead Redemption, and any Halo game (except Halo 5.)

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.

Four words:
Enough said. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

The whole series is very overrated with a horrible fanbase defending it. Ugghhh. OOT IS NOT THE BEST GAME EVER.

9 Mario

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

BotW was better than odyssey. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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.

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

10 Clash of Clans

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

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


The Contenders

11 Madden

It’s so repetitive year in and year out. Almost as bad as FIFA - Randomator

12 EarthBound

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

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

13 League of Legends
14 Super Smash Bros.

Ultimate, just stop. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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

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

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

15 Mario Party

I know this will be controversial but I think that Mario Party was never good, not even on the N64. - myusernameisthis

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 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.

17 Mass Effect
18 Halo

Halo 3 god *nostalgic seizure* that hype

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

It sucks nobody liked this exepht hardcore shooter fans -

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

19 Red Dead Redemption
20 Lego


Um no comments? - Aey

21 Battlefield
22 Temple Run

Stupid to the max

Dumb - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

So Ovehyped, Just A Repetitive Pile Of Junk - VideoGamefan5

23 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 -

Very broken get a spychic type and you win -

That was just the first generation, Psychic is a pretty poor type nowadays. - KalloFox34

24 Metroid
25 Undertale

The two games are quite decent. But the FANBASE? Noipe (that typo was intended).

It's great but overrated - Pokemonfan10

This game is garbage. - KalloFox34

Crappy overrated pile of garbage.

26 Cave Story

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

What is this game? - Nayan2003

27 World of Warcraft
28 Game of War
29 Five Nights at Freddy's

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

Yeah,no kidding.I hate the fan-base.Freddy is not ready.And it is horrid,next to the bronies. - bendyfazjazz234

Way to many people like this its took over the world

1 Comment
30 Rare Replay
31 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 -

32 Sonic

Sonic is my favorite video game franchise because he is fast and the best games

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

Which game though

He's a blue spiky thing.

33 PaRappa the Rapper

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

34 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
35 Fallout
36 EA Sports NHL
37 Conker

Its actualy underrated - vela-nova

38 Street Fighter
39 Xenoblade

Okay, why the hell is this on the list? There are 3 games, and it was a cult classic the first game. People who love these games will be excited. Not everyone loves these games. How is this overhyped?

40 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

41 Titanfall
42 DC Universe Online
43 Uncharted

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

44 Need for Speed

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

45 Angry Birds
46 Super Meat Boy
47 Donkey Kong Country
48 Psychonauts
49 Shovel Knight
50 Lemmings
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2. League of Legends
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