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. - MissRWBY202

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

It’s very overrated, but I enjoy playing the game.

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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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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

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

Don’t get me wrong, I liked the original and the older version of seasons, but the rest are just bad. I haven’t played this in years, and for good reason. Angry Birds memorabilia are everywhere you look. They even made a movie, which was hot garbage. It is definitely over saturated. - PackFan2005

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5 Bendy and the Ink Machine

Well Thank to their fandom for ruining to Old Cartoon that we love.

I really hate the Bendy franchise and fandom.

Bendy are nothing compare to the 1930's Cartoon style the fandom suck anyway!

Stay away of them they are rude fanbase.

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6 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 haven't played much of it but from what I have heard this game used to be good until Black Ops 3 and now Infinite Warfare got horrible ratings while Call of Duty:WW2 got mixed ratings.-DarkBoi-X

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7 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

4 games in one year - Dvafan2

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8 Fortnite

The most overrated game of 2018. - Drawbox

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

Most overrated game - Dvafan2

Not even a franchise but if this is here than overwatch and pubg can too - B1ueNew

That is like saying infinite warfare is it's own franchise because it has zombies, multiplayer and campaign, when it's not, Black ops is a franchise since it has 4 games you buy differently, if you buy save the world you get battle royale for free, but if you download battle royale, you have an option to buy save the world on the store and if you buy it you don't have to wait to download it, get what I mean? - B1ueNew

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9 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

It’s just so basic, - PackFan2005

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10 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

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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 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

13 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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14 Grand Theft Auto

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

15 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.

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

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16 Overwatch
17 Assassin's Creed
18 Doki Doki Literature Club!
19 Undertale
20 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

21 Mass Effect
22 Cuphead Cuphead

What a waste of time!

Who like Cuphead or Bendy can die!
They not special and ironic anyway.

Crossover Crossover and More Crossover the Fandom is never stop!


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23 Battlefield

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

24 Club Penguin

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

25 Puzzle Saga
26 Roblox Roblox
27 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

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28 Mario Tennis
29 The Walking Dead

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,

30 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. Yeesh! - 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?

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

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31 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

32 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

33 The Legend of Zelda

I meant all zelda games but this one popped up first

34 Pokemon 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.

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

Pokemon Go ruined it - Randomator

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

Just another excuse for Genwunner pandering - KalloFox34

35 Halo
36 Destiny

See halo. - Fullwalking2

37 Guitar Hero

Why not just use a real guitar?

38 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

39 Crossy Road

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

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

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