Top 10 Most Overrated Indie Games

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The Top Ten

1 Minecraft

This game is actually a tiny bit fun for five minutes - purpleyoshi98

Do I REALLY need to explain? - shawnmccaul22

What is overrated is the 4x4 Eyes they put on Minecraft skins

Pick up your blox and grab the bows and arrows! Haha lol

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2 Five Nights At Freddy's

You know I thought the first game was alright, despite the very basic game play as well as interesting difficulty. How ever once it got turned into a full blown series did all the little respect earned disappear. Sequels were rushed out far to quickly and reduced some gameplay features rather then add to it. Oh yeah and the animatronics were not really scary, in fact they looked pretty stupid.

At first I thought it was a unique spin on the horror genre until the fanbase and repetitive milking told me otherwise.

I really hate this game. What's so good about staying five nights at a pizza place and checking the cameras? It's not even scary and I see it everywhere.

This game is so obviously bad. Pretty sure it was made for babies and people with autism

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3 Undertale

Lets face games like this can become overrated and points are made here. Though frankly that's on its fanbase. But unlike Five Night's at Freddy's fanbase which seems to think the games are good, Undertale is a good game which gave fans every reason to happy with it

Personally, as crazy as the fanbase can be, I sincerely believe that this game's critical reception was well-deserved (well, aside from it taking over the entire Internet and getting perfect 10/10 review scores from both Zero Punctation AND Jim Sterling, that is.) - xandermartin98

The fandom bad or good is irrelevant here. Although it does get on my nerves when people go "Goat mom is best mom" or "Undertale is a Masterpiece of a game" when to be honest, the game is quite shallow and easy if you play it right (In other words Pacifist route) Which brings me to the other point. How Preachy the narrative is (Like let's be friends with everybody) and tries too hard to deconstruct the JRPG trope which is grinding While following the tired Indie Horror game trope another one called "eversion" defines at the very beginning. The characters are also pretty annoying and it's too easy to justify the Genocide route of the game sense the random encounter system and also the Monsters are trying to kill you still makes the message fall flat on it's face.

People think Undertale is such a sacred cow, Enough to give it to the Pope in hopes to change the world. I know the Pope receives all sorts of gifts. But god damn, that moment is when I ...more

A bad copy of a rather mediocre RPG: Mother/ Earthbound

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4 Cave Story

As much as I adore this game, here are four reasons why it is ridiculously overrated:

1. It is an indie game.

2. It is arguably more fetch quest than game.

3. The hard mode sucks.

4. What would it have really been without its cute, cuddly, adorable little bunnies? - xandermartin98

Overrated? Yeah right... it's the most underrated indie to be honest. - VeryPissedOffCinnabon

I like it, but I don't see anything too special on it.

This game is one of the best I have played

No its not... Undertale is WAAYYY more overrated then this masterpiece - PistolTiger

5 Slender

This game is not scary it's just asses like Pewdiepie and Markiplier overreacting for money.

6 Guacamelee!

Rotten game, really don't see what the fuss is about. Dust: An Elysian Tail is a far better game in the genre.

7 The Binding of Isaac

From the floaty controls to the lacking visuals, environments, progression and depth it's not a bad game but far from great by my standards.

8 Life is Strange

That's no indie game

9 Roblox

Roblox isn't an indie game...

This is Indie? - shawnmccaul22

10 Terraria

Definitely underrated. The whole reason this is on here is because some 5 years old kid is mad that Terraria "copied" Minecraft.

Nah it is UNDERRATED and better than Minecraft when you get used to it.3. - PugLlama

How is Terraria overrated?

It IS overrated, though it is still one of my favorite games. Every time there is a Terraria vs. Minecraft video, the fanbases duke it out. I'm only giving Minecraft the pass because it's mainly kids involved in those fanbase wars. Terraria, on the other hand, has ADULTS complaining against children about which is better. - Extractinator04

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The Contenders

11 Shovel Knight

For everything I love about this game, there's at least one other thing that I can't stand about it. For example:

1. The game is trying WAY too hard to invoke that retro 8-bit feel. If you thought that Cave Story felt a bit stuck-in-the-past at times, you've seen nothing.

2. Extremely cheap and unfair level design at several points.

3. The goddamned boss rush on Second Quest mode.

4. The game is slightly too short for a lot of various reasons.

5. Generally unbalanced difficulty curve.

6. Incredibly easy final boss.

7. Far too much borrowing from classic NES games like Megaman and Ducktales, to the point where hardly anything ever feels original. It makes Cave Story's similarities to Metroid look subtle by comparison.

I could go on, but we'll be here all night if I do. - xandermartin98

12 Super Meat Boy

As much as I love this game, it IS overrated!

no

13 Happy Wheels
14 Cuphead

I don't find this game enjoyable

I wish this game never exist!

Awful Fandom just not right.

A waste of time!

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15 Flappy Bird
16 Rogue Legacy
17 I Wanna Be The Guy
18 Braid
19 Temple Run
20 Clash of Clans

This isn't an indie game.

21 Flow
22 Pixeljunk Shooter
23 Steamworld Dig
24 Axiom Verge
25 Broforce
26 Lisa
27 Fortnite
28 Castle Crashers
29 Radiation's Halloween Hack
30 Towerfall Ascension
31 Hotline Miami
32 Alien Hominid
33 Battleblock Theatre
34 Thomas Was Alone
35 Sound Shapes
36 Flower
37 Everyday Shooter
38 Facade
39 Line Rider
40 Kaizo Mario World
41 Super Metroid: Impossible
42 Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition
43 Hotline Miami 2
44 Mutant Mudds
45 Kero Blaster
46 Fez
47 Super Metroid Redesign
48 Hyper Metroid
49 Super Metroid: Z-Factor
50 Super Metroid Phazon
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