Top 10 Most Overrated Video Game Genres

xandermartin98
Yes, subgenres also count.

(also, no, indie technically isn't a genre)

The Top Ten

1 First-Person Shooters

This is really the most overrated genre. Its like #1 when its just plain point and click shoot only. Its never becoming obsolete even after 25 years since DOOM was invented.

Never changes except the graphics, its all about point your gun and shoot.

They are so 2000 - PancakePoyoPoyo

Of course. - MrCoolC

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2 Sports Simulations

Just watch AVGN's "Atari Sports" episode; no more needs to be said - xandermartin98

3 Walking Simulators

Yes, Undertale technically counts as one of these in its own way, but I'm talking more about games like Gone To The Rapture, where gameplay is basically literally nonexistent - xandermartin98

4 Sandboxes

Seriously, Ubisoft, I mean this for REAL;
what the hell's next, ASTRONAUT'S Creed? - xandermartin98

5 Horror Games

Even BEFORE the ungodly massive Internet uprising of Slender, Five Nights At Freddy's and those stupidly overblown videogame Creepypasta adaptations (Ben Drowned, Sonic.exe, etc), I always thought this genre was kind of lame...

when games went specifically for IT and nothing else, that is; I always found it WAY more interesting in games like Half-Life and Metroid where it was more of an ACTUAL surprise, personally - xandermartin98

6 Role-Playing Games

Try roblox versions... *shudders* - PancakePoyoPoyo

Personally, I think RPG's get WAY too much praise compared to other genres, though RPG's aren't bad.

Especially The Witcher series!

Kingdom Hearts is the worst. All other RPGs (as well as games of other genres, too) are good.

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7 Platformers

Let me put this into laymen's terms: for every classic side-scrolling masterpiece that Nintendo, Capcom, Sega and Konami put out back in the good old NES/SNES days (Castlevania Series, Mario World Duology, Contra Series, Metroid Series, Mega Man Series, Earthworm Jim Duology, Classic Sonic Trilogy, Mario Bros Trilogy, Duck Tales Adaptation, Sparkster Duology, Alien Soldier, Donkey Kong Country Trilogy, Ninja Gaiden Trilogy, Gunstar Heroes, Wario Land 3-4, etc)...

there were at least three horribly defective, mass-processed turds squeezed out by LJN and the like (NES X-Men, Wolverine, Beetlejuice, Last Action Hero, Jeykll & Hyde, Nightmare On Elm Street, NES Friday The 13th, NES/SNES Terminator Series, Bill & Ted, Wayne's World, Back To The Future, Ren & Stimpy Games, Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day, NES/GameBoy Spider-Man, Lester The Unlikely, GameBoy Return Of The Joker, Dark Castle, Bubsy, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout, Hotel Mario, Zelda CD-i ...more - xandermartin98

8 Visual Novels

Yes, the Phoenix Wright and Danganronpa franchises ARE very much instant modern-day classics (as well as Stein's Gate and the like), but if you're looking for REAL standout games in the genre beyond what I just mentioned, you really aren't going to find all that many outside of Tales From The Borderlands and The Walking Dead Game - xandermartin98

9 Rhythm/Music Games

(cough) the Parappa/Lammy franchise having its own fully dedicated furry fandom on the Internet despite being about maybe three-and-a-half hours long IN TOTAL and having basically zero even remotely developed personality traits for literally ANY character in it besides Lammy herself (cough)

That, and also, Guitar Hero and Rock Band are just completely soulless cash-cows whose developers REALLY need to get a grip on themselves to say the least; in fact, I actually kind of feel REALLY bad for those two franchises in particular, now that I think about it - xandermartin98

10 Fighting Games

Most especially Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat

particularly when compared to the likes of Tekken and Soul Calibur - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Faux-Retro Games

(cough, indie games, cough) - xandermartin98

12 Battle Royale

No explanation needed for this one. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite made this luck-based genre become literally the most popular thing since Mario, Star Wars, The Simpsons and Michael Jackson combined. - TheYoshiPyro64

13 Arcade Games
14 Third-Person Shooters
15 Life Simulators

Don't get me started. - PancakePoyoPoyo

16 Party Games
17 Falling-Block Puzzle Games
18 Racing Games
19 Mobile App Games

Console and PC are much better than all of this simplistic, inferior rubbish. - TheYoshiPyro64

20 "Play, Create, Share" Games
21 Adventure Games
22 Brawler Games
23 Hack'n'Slash Games
24 Anime Games

Again, some of the visual novel ones are actually quite good - xandermartin98

25 Infinite Runners
26 Flight Simulators
27 First-Person RPGs

(cough, modern-day Bethesda, wheeze) - xandermartin98

28 Metroidvania Games
29 Survival Games
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