Top Ten Most Oversaturated Video Game Franchises

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 like this game, but it's the most overrated game ever. - Drawbox

The most overrated game no doubt. - Randomator

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2 Madden

Thank god it's not popular in my country, I can't say the same for FIFA though. - DaisyandRosalina

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

They are way overhyped and it's the same thing every frigging time - Randomator

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

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3 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

Just milked by activision. - Fullwalking2

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4 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.

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

The original is good but then it evolves into 20 remakes of the same game,a movie,and a theme park? What the hell! At least Disney land and Disney World were based off of movies but this is a MOBILE APP! - Randomator

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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

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

I'm sick of this franchise - Randomator

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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

Guess what? It got a GAME SHOW. I watched the first episode and it sucked. They basically played the same game except added something that forces you to use your muscles. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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

This game is the desperation of the creativity. - DaisyandRosalina


See Madden. - DCfnaf

8 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

Just as bad as Madden - Randomator

9 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

In flappy Bird, you do nothing but tap to jump on the piles... This got so many clones. Both this game and the clones suck. - Fullwalking2

It Deserves the Hate - ToadF1

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10 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!

It is not popular anymore

It's cringy and aimed at preschoolers - TwilightKitsune

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The Contenders

11 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

Someone finally agrees with me. I've been thinking Clash Royale is overrated ever since it came out. - TheReviewer20

Clash of Clans was decent at first but after awhile I got bored with it and then Clash Royale came out and it went downhill - Randomator

Clash of clans is a strategy game, that I don't like. At all. - Fullwalking

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12 Grand Theft Auto

Overrated - ToadF1

More like "Overhyped Crime Simulator made just so it could garner controversy" because that sums up this series in a nutshell
Rockstar needs to stop making games for this series. Grand Theft Auto is the Family Guy of video games. - PerfectImpulseX

13 Assassin's Creed
14 Mass Effect
15 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...

See madden - Randomator

16 Super Mario Bros.

At least it revolutionized gaming - Tyoshi

The franchise is already getting stale. Every "new" Super Mario Bros is either based on SM64 or the original sidescrolling one. And even if Nintendo spices things up, people will dislike it for changing the formula - YourWaifuSucks

Honestly, "Super Mario Odyssey" is bursting with creativity so let's just see what happens. - DCfnaf

17 The Legend of Zelda

I meant all zelda games but this one popped up first

18 The Walking Dead
19 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?

At least the new Mario + Rabbids game is great (Rabbid Peach is bae). - DaisyandRosalina

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20 Club Penguin

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

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1. Madden
3. Five Nights at Freddy's
1. Call of Duty
2. Just Dance
3. Minecraft
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2. Minecraft
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