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

The game is actually really fun to play, until you have to deal with the fanbase. If you say one thing you don't like about Minecraft, they will say, "HOW DARE U SAY THAT MINECRAFT IS THE BEST GAME EVER! ", it's just rude. Everything is not perfect and everything has their flaws. Minecraft is a good game, but its does not mean it's perfect.

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

2 Fortnite

There is only one game that's multiplatform how is this oversaturated? - Tyoshi

The most overrated game of 2018. - Drawbox

Still better then BATIM - sonicsonic039

How is this oversaturated exactly? , it's only one game with 2 modes with 1 is a campaign and the other is co-op battle royale, it doesn't have any merchandise except online they have shirts, - B1ueNew

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

It needs to start fading away, the quality in the later games are not as good. - htoutlaws2012

4 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...


See Madden. - DCfnaf

Even after EA switched to the amazing Battlefield engine, it still has bugs that haunted the series for decades, and EA never bothers to iron them out. - Dominicmgm

6 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

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

7 Bendy and the Ink Machine

Yes, the fandom is terrible, but if you actually SEE the insanely huge amount of hate it gets on here, you might have to see the game itself. - IceFoxPlayz

How is this oversturated? It only has 2 games and a few ports. - Tyoshi

Overhated. - TriggerTrashKid

8 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

9 Cuphead

Worst cuphead fandom out their! - sonicsonic039

2017 is the worst years because of this! - sonicsonic039

How the f is Cuphead oversaturated there is only one game on Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mac - Tyoshi

That comment was totally off topic. What does that have to do with being oversaturation? I will tell you what. Absolutely nothing! - Discord1

How is this overstatuated?

10 Candy Crush

Everyone keeps copying it and it got an AWFUL T.V. show that got like a 1.6 on IMDB and had to be cancelled after 9 episodes

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

The Contenders

11 Grand Theft Auto

There is only like 9 over I think 20 years so is this over saturated? - Tyoshi

Grand Theft Auto sucks. - TriggerTrashKid

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

12 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

13 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.

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

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

It actually was removed on February 9, 2014, shortly after the game became a phenomenon. - allamassal

14 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

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

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

Overrated - B1ueNew

It’s somehow lower than a game which isn’t a franchise. - MrCoolC

16 Doki Doki Literature Club!
17 Assassin's Creed

No. - TriggerTrashKid

18 Mass Effect

No. - TriggerTrashKid

19 Overwatch

One game: One franchise. Wow. - TriggerTrashKid

20 Battlefield

Battlefield 1 is super good. - TriggerTrashKid

People be like "call of duty sucks for being an fps, yet they praise this trash" - B1ueNew

21 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

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

22 Undertale

Love all the characters

oversaturate: to saturate to an excessive degree
sarurate:supply (a market) beyond the point at which the demand for a product is satisfied.
how is this oversaturated - Tyoshi

23 Halo

MCC was broken - TriggerTrashKid

24 Lego

This franchise Sucks and they release the same game but with different pop culture characters every time, Like we got Lego Marvel, Lego Star Wars Lego batman and even Lego Incredibles!, what's next? , Lego Fortnite game? - B1ueNew

Up next is Call of Lego: Brick Ops - TriggerTrashKid

25 Puzzle Saga
26 Roblox
27 Club Penguin

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

28 Mario Tennis
29 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

Worst franchise ever

30 The Walking Dead

No. - TriggerTrashKid

NO, I barely hear about this.
Maybe I’m a little biased because Season 2 is my favorite video game of all time, but eh, whatever,

31 Super Mario Bros.

It was something unique. But now it's just Nintendo's way of making money. - TriggerTrashKid

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

32 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Let's Go shouldn't have been made, I want Generation 8 already!

Just another excuse for Genwunner pandering - KalloFox34

Just watch let's go trailer it really shows - Dvafan2

Pokemon Go ruined it - Randomator

GO GO GO - TriggerTrashKid

33 Rabbids

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. - cjWriter1997

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

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

Why did they crossover Mario? - VideoGamefan5

34 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 in this way, 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

SSBU is overrated. - TriggerTrashKid

35 The Legend of Zelda

I meant all zelda games but this one popped up first

BotW was fine. - TriggerTrashKid

36 Crossy Road

If you hate this then play Disney Crossy Road instead. It is 1,000x better. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Not bad - ElSherlock

This is good. - TriggerTrashKid

37 Destiny

Destiny 2 is good. - TriggerTrashKid

See halo. - Fullwalking2

38 Guitar Hero

8 game in one year no joke
Guitar Hero 5 (2009)
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits (2009)
Band Hero (2009)
Guitar Hero: Metallica (2009)
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (2009)
Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass (2009)
Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits (2009)
Guitar Hero Arcade (2009) - Tyoshi

Why not just use a real guitar?

39 Mario Party

I remember first getting into this spin-off series back when me and my sister would watch these Mario Party 9 videos by AnimeBroMii (whom, I really am not into anymore). Both of us thought it was the greatest game we could ever play. We were practically begging our dad to buy it, though we had to exchange it with our New Super Mario Bros. Wii game (man, I should have never traded in that game! ). I loved playing it a lot when I first got it. But nowadays, Mario Party 9 is mediocre to me. Though, compared to Mario Party 10, it's better by a significant margin. You'd think with 10 installments already that they'd at least put it to rest and try to think up something else original and innovative. While I got to appreciate their attempts to keep the Mario Party franchise alive, I think it's safe to say it's outstayed its welcome for far too long. Sure, graphics are much more smoothly rendered with each newer installment, but it seems to me they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Same thing every year - VideoGamefan5

40 Star Wars Battlefront
41 Sonic Boom
42 The Wolf Among Us

This game is awesome. - TriggerTrashKid

43 Steamworld Dig
44 Batman Arkham
45 Battlefield 1

Battlefield is Overrated - ThOfficialDFC

This is one game - Dvafan2

46 Osu
47 Wario

The less the better

Waluigi sucks. Kill me. - TriggerTrashKid

48 Kirby
49 Mario Kart
50 Mortal Kombat

SO much hype. It's good but blood and gore doesn't make it the best. - TriggerTrashKid

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