Top 10 Overrated Video Games with Surprisingly Underrated Sequels


The Top Ten

1 Metroid Prime

Nostalgia bias aside, Metroid Prime 2 was EASILY just as good of a game as the first one (okay, maybe it was a LITTLE less good, but only by one or two extremely miniscule and superficial tenth-decimal points on a scale from 9/10 to 10/10)

Prime 3 is weak compared to the other two but STILL an absolutely top-notch game in almost every way - xandermartin98

2 Parappa the Rapper

UmJammer Lammy was the genuinely excellent game that its predecessor never was, while Parappa 2 was the pretty reasonably GOOD game that its predecessor never was - xandermartin98

3 BioShock

Again, Bioshock 2 was just about as good as 1, with Infinite taking the franchise into an astonishingly fascinating setting the likes of which had probably never been seen to quite its extent in video games prior to its release - xandermartin98

4 Chrono Trigger

Chrono Cross may have completely butchered the storytelling aspect (which honestly wasn't even THAT great in CT to begin with), but gameplay-wise, as far as having to use actual strategy and not just mindlessly mash the attack commands all day goes, it was MILES better of a game - xandermartin98

5 Fallout 3

Again, Fallout New Vegas and 4 are basically the EXACT same thing as this game in almost every way (and no, that's really not a bad thing either) - xandermartin98

6 Final Fantasy VII

Between it and the other two installments of the PS1 Final Fantasy trilogy (VIII and IX), most definitely - xandermartin98

7 Star Fox 64

Assault and Adventures, enough said - xandermartin98

8 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

If this game is really as well-executed overall as Dawn Of Sorrow, then I'll be a monkey's uncle (believe me, I've played both games to completion) - xandermartin98

9 Mega Man 2

Compared to Mega Mans 9 and X4,

it's laughable to say the least - xandermartin98

10 Castlevania (NES)

Again, specifically for the original NES trilogy
Castlevania II: Perhaps an incredibly bad game by today's standards, but for its time it was just about as revolutionary as Zelda II was

Castlevania III: Actually even BETTER than the first one, and by quite a large margin at that - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 South Park: The Stick of Truth
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