Most Overrated Nintendo Games of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Super Smash Bros. Melee

This is my opinion about every games in the top 10. SSBM is only like because of the glitches that makes battles incredible, but this is technically a problem. Plus this game doesn't looks good for a gamecube game personally. Zelda OOT sure is good but I don't see what makes it "better" over the future zelda games (MM include). Wii sports sure is the most selling games of all time but there is not a lot of real fans of the game and most of that comes from being a launchtitle for the wii. I think sm galaxy is amazing and no one seems to talk about why it's overrated so I can't say I understand why. Smash 4 is personally better than melee in everyway and better than brawl too except for subspace emissary. I don't know a lot about fox 64 but for me it looks like a fine game even though star fox zero is more interesting. Between all the mario kart in 3d, wii is the most hated by fans, so its not overrated. I don't know a lot about wind waker so I wont say anything. I didn't know wii play ...more

By far the most overrated game in the series. Can we PLEASE stop complaining about how Fox is no longer the top-tier character that you don't even have to try in order to be good with? Or how you can't wavedash or wave-shine anymore, for that matter? - xandermartin98

Ssbm is the most overrated game ever all the fans do is complain about the newer games - ikerevievs

I do love melee, but it is very and I mean VERY Overrated.

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2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Nope, just because this game or any game is criticized does not mean that it's not overrated. I am a proud owner of not this game but most Nintendo consoles and I can see how overrated this game is. People always say that Ocarina of Time is the best game of all time but there is a lot that they hate about it too. Changing boots in the Water Temple, Navi, etc. It's a good game, don't get me wrong, but the fans need to realize that it's not the best game anymore.

This is what I think about the top 10: wii sporst is beside the fact it's the best selling game of all time, nobody talks about it. Earthbound is a good rpg on the snes but most people prefer talking about Mario RPG or Chrono trigger. Super Smash Bros 64 is surely the smash bros game that people talk the least about it. I didn't even know that wii play was a game that exist before is saw this list, that's how underrated it is! Can someone explain me why super mario galaxy and smash bros 4 are consider overrated? The only games that make sense to be consider overrated are ocarina of time, Melee, super mario 64 and kind of Bayonetta 2 because of smash bros poll results. I think that pokemon red should be in the top 10

Anywhere I go on the internet about best of all time I always see this as the first! What's so special about the game because I am sick and tired of seeing this as the best game of all time

It's a great game, don't get me wrong, but I's just another Zelda. Nothing special about it, unlike BotW, TP, or MM. It isn't even as good as Wind Waker or Skyward Sword, which really speaks volumes considering it's ZELDA.

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3 Wii Sports

Is Wii sports overrated? Most people that owns a Wii has the game but I don't see people speaking good about it Wii sports resort was better

Ocarina of Time is NOT overrated.

NO NO NO DEAR GOD NO. NOO. This game was amazing and practically helped me get more into sport. I have the origanal version and the controls are perfect and my favorite is the boxing. Not overrated. AT ALL.

4 Super Mario Galaxy

I love this game! - gemcloben

This is a legit bad game, and it was more overrated than the other choices here. - HiImFarty

I got all 121 stars with Mario and Spoiler Alert: Luigi.

5 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Great game, but isn't better than Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, Breath of the Wild or A Link to the Past

Very good game but no way is it better than the other 3d zeldas

6 Star Fox 64

Dear Star Fox 64 elitists,
signed, the sane part of the fandom

This list is literally crap, yeah. That was my one reason to comment

7 Mario Kart Wii
8 Mother 3

I feel bad for everybody who keeps asking for this to get a Non-Japanese release instead of actually doing something productive with their lives.

9 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
10 Super Smash Bros. 4

How could this game POSSIBLY be universally loved while Brawl, a MUCH better game, is universally hated?

It needs to be higher, come on Bayonetta 2? - DaisyandRosalina

Why the heck isn't this higher

Get this higher - VideoGamefan5

The Contenders

11 Mario Kart 64

This should be no. 1.
Most of the fans are viewing this with pink nostalgia glasses. Rainbow road is criminally terrible, the graphics are ugly, the controls are wonky and the rubberbanding is insane.
probably. the 2nd worst Mario Kart game after the original Super Mario Kart.

12 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Why do people like its story? The person who wrote it clearly doesn't respect Zelda, not like he ever did and Miyamoto should've got more involved with this game because it could've been a fairly good game had he been more involved with the story rather than the gameplay. Heck, maybe he could've made it a bit less linear too. - Pinkarray

13 Super Mario 64

This game isn't criticized nearly enough because it's Mario. But let's remember that not all highly acclaimed games aren't without flaws. Archaic camera control, the most basic and bland level designs, and let's not forget the N64 controller's clunky and stiff movements. Also, am I the only person who thinks this is the weakest performance of the Koopa king?

Super mario 64 sure is revolutionnary that doesn't mean that it's a great game. For me, super mario 64 is the worst 3d Mario game I played and the only 3d Mario game I didn't play is sunshine! Is it bad? No! But, its pretty overrated. Mario get out of the level each time he get a star which doesn't make any sense since you don't do that with the 100 coin stars, there is no checkpoint, except in the pyramid and the volcano, the camera is sometime really awkward and there is some problem with the control. Oh! And the bosses are suck in this game (except Bowser). What makes this game even more overrated is the remake on the DS. In this game, you can play as Mario, Wario, Luigi and Yoshi, the camera is better, there is new stars, the controls (with a 3ds or the virtual console at least) are also better and the graphism are in my opinion better. And guess what? A lot of people say its worse than the original! Can someone at least say why its worst?

The ds verison was better it had more yoshi and mutiplayer - ikerevievs

14 Wii Play

I hate this game, controls are weak and unbalanced. Game ideas are stupid COME ON A POSE GAME?!?!? A POSE GAME COME ON Nintendo! EVEN HOTEL Mario WAS BETTER!

15 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

All I see is 10/10 with everyone praising exploration but that's it there's no reward for exploring no sense of progression, hardly any variety, and extremely repetitive. Bigger isn't always better. Shadow of war, horizon zd and most other 3D zelda games are just as good but they don't get perfect scores

I'm starting to think Nintendo bought all those reviews... - DaisyandRosalina

Oh hey it's my old punching bag well uh I mean Zelda breath of the wild. Really all I ever see is 10/10 scores allthough it really deserves 0.1/ 10. RRREEEKKTTT. It's probilly the most overreated game Ever in my opinion also the game has no dungeons only divine beast's which only take about 30 seconds to finish anyways in a 100% speed run casual players would normily take 5 minute and the bosses aren't any better there just Ganon phantoms and they are all easy thunderblight was kinda hard but not really and the Ganon fight SUCKS everything about it his attack are very easy to avoid and extremely easy to advoid in the 2nd phase the bull Ganon more like bull crap. And the side quests are pointless at the end of the 900 korock seed one your reward is poop no literally it's a gaint piece of poo yea. And one question HOW THE HELL IS THIS A ZELDA GAME it feels more like skyrim

16 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
17 Earthbound

It doesn't matter what boss it has, that has nothing to do with being overrated. It is factually not overrated because it sold poorly.

Too boring. I got to happy town or whatever after about 7 hours and the plot really didn't progress yet. It's not well made.

It's a good game, but I personally prefer it's sequel, Mother 3.

I feel bad for anyone who bought Earthbound.

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18 Conker's Bad Fur Day

Go ahead, name ONE moment in this game (besides the Great Mighty Poo fight) that is even a QUARTER, let alone half, as funny as the drooling idiots that play it claim it to be - xandermartin98

What? This game is underrated.

19 Bayonetta 2

Lmao this isn't a nintendo game it's a wii u exclusive - ShyGuySwag

This is not even a Nintendo game. Bayonetta haters and/or Smash fans are starting to act nuts.
Why this should be overrated anyway? - DaisyandRosalina

Why this should be overrated? Let's see...

It's just "Devil May Cry" with an overly-sexy Sarah Palin lookalike instead of Dante
The story makes no sense
Too many cutscenes
Repetitive boss fights
Annoying soundtrack
Characters that "boring" is the best thing you can say about them

20 Mario Kart 8
21 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
22 Yoshi's Woolly World
23 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

This game honestly doesn't get enough attention, it's definitely not operated and is an outstanding game.

24 Super Mario Galaxy 2
25 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Everyone acts like it's the BEST Mario game, it's only because it's an rpg

26 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
27 Pokemon Red

Genwunners make it overrated - ikerevievs

28 Super Metroid

More like Super-Easy And Broken Game - xandermartin98

29 Cave Story

Whoever added this is an idiot - ShyGuySwag

30 Super Mario World

I am annoyed how overrated this is, the best 2d mario game? Yes. The best Mario game? No

31 Xenoblade Chronicles

Grate game but way to long

32 Mario Kart DS
33 1-2 Switch
34 The Legend of Zelda

Nah. You just can't beat the game so you're mad at it.

35 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
36 Splatoon

HELL NO! This is the best game ever.

I see over sexulized inklings everywhere. And to think their squid people... tentacles. These poor cuties are doomed to end up in someone's fanmade starts with an H and ends with an I. That's really my only complaint. I love this game. Inklings are so cute

37 Mega Man 2

Great game, but not the best and not the hardest one not even on expert mode! I think the first Mega Man was harder than this one.

38 Xenogears
39 Super Mario Odyssey

Very overrated and overhyped - B1ueNew

40 Super Smash Bros N64

It's the most underrated smash bros.

41 Pokemon Stadium 2

The Stadium Games are basically the "Sonic Adventure" of the Pokemon Franchise.

Pokémon is a very good series

42 Metroid Fusion
43 Metroid Prime
44 Metroid
45 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
46 Donkey Kong Country
47 Kid Icarus: Uprising
48 New Super Mario Bros.
49 Super Mario 3D World
50 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
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