Top Ten Most Oversaturated Video Game Franchises

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This list contains video game franchises that get way more than they deserve.

The Top Ten

1 Minecraft

How is this not number one? It's not only the most overrated video game franchise, but it is one of the most overrated things in the world, and do I even need to explain why? - EpicJake

"B-b-but this isn't a franchise" - It is now thanks to Minecraft: Story Mode!

Anyways, are you really surprised that this is Number 1? Seriously, this is one of the most overrated things in existence. All you do is build stuff for whatever reason at all. This game has spawned so many channels solely dedicated to downloading stupid mods and skin packs then showcasing them. BAH. If I wanted to get a game just to buy mods, I'd get Garry's Mod, a game that has more advanced graphics and a game where you can actually INTERACT with the mod you are in as an actual game instead of just using it to mess around. This game has spawned several mods, skins, youtube channels who put no effort into their trash, way too much merchandise, a story mode spinoff that wasn't very good, and better yet, a MOVIE that will be coming in 1-2 years. Why? There's absolutely no story to this game at all so how can you possibly make a movie about this game? Even the FNaF Movie will be better because AT LEAST ...more - DCfnaf

I'm just going to keep voting for this until it's number one - EpicJake

Minecraft isn't "just building stuff."

2 Madden

All sports games should be at the top honestly. - cjWriter1997

How many of these can they make?! I swear there's over 20...

It's EA Sports and typically if you play one game, you've played them all. The only difference that each game offers is team roster changes and Better graphics. Don't give EA money if you have one of these games already because if you have one, you have all of them. - DCfnaf

THIS. THIS SHOULD BE #1. - mattstat716

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3 Angry Birds

I liked the first game, but I think we all agree that this didn't deserve to become this incredibly popular and well-known franchise. They made 13 sequels of this that are all essentially the exact same game as the first and were all forgettable. Also, why did this franchise get tons of physical games, a movie, and THEME PARK ATTRACTIONS? It's not THAT amazing guys! - DCfnaf

Hey! Now colossus exists at Thorpe park that is an amazing ride. - lolsy

I liked the original game but they ruined it by making Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Transformers and even more crappy angry birds games! What's next, Angry Birds: The Last Airbender? Eh, at least the Stella game was good. - TwilightKitsune

I guess Angry Birds was THAT addicting if it even got its own theme park. - EpicJake

I Think its fine, Its just a ok game that got too much merch, smash bros got too much attention, but yet people say its underrated when its not, I don't care for angry birds - VideoGamefan5

4 Call of Duty

This series gets a lot of hate on here. While I don't hate it COMPLETELY, it's still pretty much the same game over and over again. Infinite Warfare was an exception. - DCfnaf

I used to love Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops but eventually I grew tired of the game. Although Call of Duty WWII has my eye on it. - cjWriter1997

I haven't really tried the others, I've only play Modern Warfare 1 to 3 but I just don't like the other games much - Neonco31

I like these games, but I do admit they're insanely overrated. - Frodomar49

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5 Five Nights at Freddy's

Obviously it's oversaturated, every game is pretty much the exact same thing. The first game was good and had the creative aspect, but 2, 3, and 4 just repeated the same formula three more times. FNaF World was a joke. Sister Location was the only sequel to actually be halfway decent. This also got loads of atrocious-looking merchandise and it got a book series as well as an upcoming movie. However, I can't hate this franchise because the developer is such a great person and I legitimately liked the first game and Sister Location. - DCfnaf

I honestly think this has been way more oversaturated. Most other games are either never really spoken about near me or are facebook games, and since I don't use facebook... well... - mattstat716

The fist one was fine the second one was better but then it went downhill

How can such a simple and boring concept of a game spawn 3 sequels. The game isn't even scary besides the ridiculous looking animatronics that are more laughable than creepy. Scott Cawthon must have found that secret formular to an easy cash cow. I like to call this game "baby's first horror game" because it most likely is someone's first horror game. Now go play Eternal Darkness or Dead Space and know what a scary horror game is. - cjWriter1997

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6 Candy Crush

Like Flappy Bird, I can't stand that this got immensely popular despite being the least creative game ever. It's a ripoff of Bejeweled (a game that is way better), the micro-transactions are dumb, and the insane number of levels is ridiculous. There are also so many spinoffs and ripoffs of this like Cookie Jam and Candy Crush Soda Saga which also take your money. - DCfnaf

I don't understand what's so good about this game. I mean, there have been MUCH better games. In fact, almost every game I've played is better than Candy Crush. - EpicJake

I used to played this game. But, now, I deleted it, the levels are hard and very longer although the gameplay are same! - ChatNoirFan18

This game is the desperation of the creativity. - DaisyandRosalina

7 FIFA

See Madden. - DCfnaf

8 Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans, Clash of Kings, Clash Royale, this series just won't die. Please get rid of it, it's just another cash cow series that relies on micro transactions to steal your money. - DCfnaf

Clash of Clans isn't very good to be honest. And don't even get me started on how much Clash Royale is overrated. - EpicJake

Pretty much any mobile video game that takes off is oversaturated - NuMetalManiak

Garbage cash cow franchise - Frodomar49

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9 Skylanders

Skylanders is terrible. It's so stupid. The only people who play these cash cow "games" are 6-12 year old nerds. - Frodomar49

6? 6? 6?! Their are 6 games in this series! More so than transformers!

This is basically the Transformers of the video game world. I used to be obsessed with this series, but I'm never buying another one of these. They release these games YEARLY and completionists end up buying EVERY single skylander! - DCfnaf

It's cringy and aimed at preschoolers - TwilightKitsune

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10 Flappy Bird Flappy Bird

I cannot STAND Flappy Bird! It is easily one of the worst games of all time and it only got popular because Pewdiepie played the game! There are so many stolen assets from the Mario games, the hit detection is anger-inducing, and it legitimately makes people insane if they don't constantly play it. Why is it on the list? All of the stupid spinoff games like Trump Dump make it cancerous. - DCfnaf

I'll admit I found it addictive back in the day, though I cannot deny that it's pretty terrible. It did not deserve to become this popular; it should have just been left in obscurity like with Dong Nguyen's other games. - drdevil

Didn't Flappy Bird get removed from the App store? - EpicJake

Hard and irritating. Just get hitted by a green pipe, you're GAME OVER. - ChatNoirFan18

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The Contenders

11 Assassin's Creed
12 Mass Effect
13 NBA 2K

My stupid friends are all in this series now. It's irritating & forceing me to get a PS4 just for 2k17! Thankfully, I got the switch, so I can play 2K18. Yay...

14 Just Dance

To me, the only good thing to come out in later installments of the Just Dance franchise is motivating people to exercise by dancing. Otherwise, it's the same rehashed formula every year! All they do in every installment of Just Dance is get the latest songs put into the game to dance to! It's nothing special, really. But what pains me the most is how it ALWAYS steals the award for best video game of the year at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards. It makes me wonder if Ubisoft only continues to make these Just Dance games solely to keep earning those orange blimps annually. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

15 The Walking Dead
16 Club Penguin

It's dead now...except for that new Club Penguin 3D Island Game or whatever. - DCfnaf

17 Super Smash Bros.

Seriously did you watched the Smash 4 developement? Every new character got a trailer and tons of screaming fans, they wanted to make this game like the game of god with this way that increased the hype like crazy but at the end it was just like the others. - DaisyandRosalina

There's only 3 to 4 games and everyone likes it. - mattstat716

18 Rabbids

They even had their own show on Nickelodeon, and are getting a crossover game with Mario (no, really) - Cartoonfan202

So these guys get a crossover RPG with Mario but not Sonic. Come on think of the possibilities of a Mario and Sonic crossover RPG. But nope we get left with Rabbids and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Yeesh! - cjWriter1997

The leaked images of the crossover made me realize, what ha Ubisoft come to?

I agree with cjwriter1997, why the he'll are they making a crossover with Mario? And why are Mario and Sonic trapped in this never ending Olympic game tournament? - DCfnaf

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19 Sonic the Hedgehog

Honestly I think that this isn't too oversaturated. For the last three years we have not got one and this year we're getting two games that look really promising to me, especially Sonic Forces. Maybe I'm just saying this because I really love Sonic, but I'm not sure. - DCfnaf

Sonic is awesome! Who added him to the list?

Great franchise, horrible fanbase

Considering this is SEGA's only IP everyone goes nuts over (besides maybe Yakuza but definintely not as big) you would think SEGA would take advantage of it. It seems after the many crashes and burns the franchise had, they want to make up for it by doing the quality over quantity technique, so good on them. - cjWriter1997

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