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People just like this because they think they are too old for Mario, sonic, Zelda, Pokemon, and donkey Kong! They are just looking for the most violent M-rated game on the planet! Call of Duty! They just want to be cool! People who play Call of Duty get influenced with drugs, cursing, murder, and alcohol. And they don't like Nintendo just because it doesn't have all that! I don't even like Call of Duty! Its boring! I bet Call of Duty fans don't like it either! The probably just play so they can brag to their friends and judge people who like Nintendo! This is all messed up!
Most Violent game doesn't mean the best game on the planet. The best game on the planet is something with a lot of creativity and originality put during development. - recaller
People at my school say that Call of Duty is best game ever and that they are too young for Mario, Zelda, Kirby, and Donkey Kong! All the Nintendo franchises I listed all rock and are way better the Call of Duty! It is basically the same game every year with different maps. Just shoot, reload. Shoot, reload. How original!
Because its always the same thing every year - dinosaur
No one likes this game, it is more underrated than overrated and have you even played it?V 20 Comments
Um... This isn't a franchise. Why is Minecraft here? Yes, I think it's extremely overrated that deserves to be in a Top 10 most overrated games of all time list, but this is a list of overrated game franchises and not overrated games. So why is Minecraft the exception?
People are saying that this isn't a franchise. Okay, so why does it have a story mode game? I count it as a franchise and it is more overrated than Call of Duty. At least Call of Duty has a story and good graphics. This has neither of those things. There's no story, no characters, outdated graphics, and mods that take 12 years to install. If I wanted a sandbox game that revolved around mods and skins, I would get Garry's Mod instead. - DCfnaf
To say the least the game can get a little boring, that is unless you start play online multiplayer. Either that's were mods should come in. Helps make the game much more interesting (depending on what mods you use).
Minecraft is boring as hell and I don't see why people seem to enjoy it so much like it's a gift from God or something lolV 8 Comments
Halo is not 1 because they push games limits while Call of Duty is nearly the same - dinosaur
And at least they change stuff like new modes - ikerevievs
I just don't see what's so special about Halo, it has average gameplay, a crappy story and bland characters. At least Call of Duty & Zelda have either good story, gameplay and/or characters, Halo just sucks.
Halo is kinda boring in the character department and story. It's FINE, but I'm not a FPS fan to be honest. - DCfnafV 1 Comment
Grand Theft Auto is basically the Family Guy of video games. It's only popular because of the countless controversies the series has garnered over the years. This is why it should be number 1 on this list. - PerfectImpulseX
This game is so violent and offensive! Its ruining our next generation! Australia did the right think and I sincerely hope they will not be making more...its sad really.
So you are comparing a franchise that gets high 90s average to a game series that gets below 50% average - ikerevievs
First off, I'd like to point out that Grand Theft Auto I didn't pioneer the concept of a huge open 3d world. That honor goes to an underrated gem called Outcast. Go and see for yourself.
Second, the reason why this series is overrated is because it has become stagnant. Here's why:
In Grand Theft Auto I you couldn't swim, there were no checkpoints and no manual save option. If you died or got busted, you'd lose all your weapons.
In Grand Theft Auto Vice City you couldn't swim, there were no checkpoints and no manual save option. Again, die or get busted and you lose your weapons.
In San Andreas, the most complete and definitive game in the series, there were still no checkpoints and you still couldn't manually save the game. Also, die or get busted and bye-bye weapons. But at least you could swim and customize your characters and vehicles.
In Liberty City stories you had NONE of the customization options in San Andreas. Plus, you couldn't swim and of ...more
You could of mentioned that the game was turning children into violent children. I wouldn't give this if I had children. - Mumbizz01V 1 Comment
I've been playing these games since Melee when I was really little. I don't care if you don't care about it, just understand it is a good franchise. And just because it is popular doesn't mean it doesn't deserve it. It's popular for a reason: it's good!
This Just Proves Dinosaur Is Hypocritical, He Accused Halo, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Sonic, Grand Theft Auto, Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Earthbound, And Mario For Being Overrated, Yet He's In Love With Smash Bros Yet It's Also Overrated - VideoGamefan5
Wow, the first comment proves that this site is 100% Nintendo Fanboys. This franchise is very overrated. It's not BAD, it just gets too much praise. Every time a new installment comes out, everyone starts fangirling and overhyping it. Super Smash Bros Brawl is awesome, but overrated. Actually, they are all overrated. - DCfnaf
Number 4? , Awesome, Now We Just Need To Get This 3 Spots Higher Up - VideoGamefan5V 6 Comments
Final fantasy franchise has awfully too many game with awfully too many similar game plot,boring game twist, where you probably join a group of overly dressed children who tries to save the world travelling around a small earth-like map or either play as a bimbo faced-male guy from a barbie movie with a big sword
Sorry, not the best rpg series. - Skullkid755
It's actually pretty good...again with you Nintendo Fanboys... - DCfnaf
The only final fantasy I loved was final fantasy tactics and crisis core,dissidia and final fantasy 7,i hated the othersV 4 Comments
How the hell did this series get a MOVIE?!? Its just birds suicide-bombing pigs, whats the plot?
Wow, who even cares about this franchise anymore? I think people stopped caring in 2012. This game got theme park attractions and a MOVIE? There's no plot! - DCfnafV 3 Comments
Wow, what a stupid game. It's probably the worst game I have ever played. I have never seen people go berserk over a garbage free mobile game. Plus, so many spinoff games... - DCfnaf
This series is great. Yes the fanbase might be annoying to people or whatever, but with good reason. There is no bad Zelda game!
Technically not part of zelda because they were made by a different company that was never in part with nintendo. - poopmckenzie
I think that the franchise is great, but the fanbase is another story
Ocarina of time may be overrated, but its stil amazing... why is Zelda on this list? - HeavyDonkeyKong
Just because a game is good doesn't mean it's not overrated, just look at the fanbase, Zelda IS overrated. - DaisyandRosalina
This series is terrible and each game is the same. The most overrated is ocarina of time.V 13 Comments
I played some of them and then I realized it was another one of Activision's cash cows. $12 of each character! ARE YOU SERIOUS? - DCfnaf
Why does this game receive any popularity at all? It's just a way for Activision to make double the money per game.
Skylanders is extremely overrated,don't deserve any praise,force you buy characters and took a old franchise(Spyro) and crap all over it to make this cash grab.So yes it deserve to be in the top and burn forever in the nine degree of hell forever for what it has done to the original franchise.And yet people seem to love it...are the new generation dumber or what?
Probably the biggest cash cow franchise ever. its as if activision wanted to make it so it looks like every single character in the entire franchise (apart from ones you get when you get one of the games) is dlc.
Not only is it overrated because too many people like it, but it is also by far the worst video game franchise ever. It's only scary the first 5 deaths, and it has the most tedious gameplay ever. It shouldn't be called "5 nights at freddy's", it should be called "5 nights with a paraplegic". Seriously, the entire game is just you using the force to turn the lights on and off and close the doors and only being able to look in 4 directions.
It should be called "Five nights with a telekinectic paraplegic". You can only look in four directions, and you can somehow press buttons without pressing it. This is the worst franchise of all time. This couldn't give a two year old nightmares. The biggest insult isn't the fact that the first game sucked. The biggest insult is the fact that they made three of these monstrosities.
I seriously hate this game, it's so overrated and I see it everywhere. To be honest I hate because of how its everywhere and that gets annoying. Why isn't this number 1?
I used to like it but now it's boring, I like it because of the characters only. Like, I don't even play the game, I just like to look at videos of the characters. - venomouskillingmachineV 17 Comments
If this list was based solely on how many overrated games a franchise has and not the franchise as a whole, then this would probably be in the right spot, but as a whole, this franchise has no business even being in the top 20, not because of how much hate this series has gotten from the likes of 06, Shadow the Hedgehog (who's game has surprisingly aged in a positive direction), Secret Rings, and Boom. I will admit that the Adventure titles are extremely overrated and the classic games are slightly overrated, but even so, Sonic still doesn't belong this high after getting hated so much. It's like saying if you take away all of Sonic's bad games, then he would definitely be number 1, but I'm sure we can say that is a big exaggeration,
Man, this series gets way too much hate to deserve to be on this list even if the Adventure and classic games are overrated. But what really embarrasses me is that people only say Sonic has bad games like 06 that barely even get any praise from anyone; I mean seriously, how does 06 even relate to this franchise being overrated when the game wasn't praised to begin with. Seriously, who exactly is making comments in this list?
Seriously, this franchise has been overrated since it started. The only reason why it became popular was because it came out to compete with Mario.
The quality in its games were good sometime, but mostly deteriorated over time. I was a huge fan of Sonic during my youth, but the games got worse with each new installment.V 15 Comments
Actually, it isn't overrated, just excessively advertised. - xandermartin98
Yeah, this is slightly overrated, but I wouldn't have this on the list at all. - DCfnaf
Same thing over and over it just repeats itself - dinosaur
It's not overrated...I'm not a fan but..only one person in my whole school talks about it...V 4 Comments
Over the top melodramatic cheese so goofy and cartoony only a child would think this game has any depth. Want a stealth game? Go play Splinter Cell. Want a deep rewarding story? Go play Mass Effect. Want fourth wall breaking goodness? Go play the Deadpool game. Want a cover based system? Go play Gears of War. Want over zealous anime characters voiced by actors who ham it up and story lines that always end with the Japanese go to of "giant robots? " Look no further than Metal Gear. A Tom Clancy game for kids and nerds who are still too young for anything with a giant "M" on the box.
How? Name one bad or sub-par game. 123 and 4 have all affected the genre in one way or another, and are all 9/10 games.
Hiding in a card board box? Check. Worst f@&$ing game ever. Check. Fat guys on roller blades throwing bombs? Check. But the kids love it because of giant robots, swords, guns, and eye patches. Snake is the most cliche cookie cutter anti-hero ever. A straight rip off of Snake Pliskon. "I have to plug my controller in the other socket to win! This game is brilliant! "
It's not a simulator, get over yourselves.
For an fps series that calls itself a mature community war simulator, they sure like losing their minds over someone likening Call of Duty more.
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