Top Ten Popular Video Games That Were Total Ripoffs

I was wandering the internet terrain for a bit longer than usual and I found out how many popular games are actually shameless rip offs of games you've probably never heard of.

The Top Ten

Flappy Bird

The pipes have a resemblance to Mario’s pipes. Nintendo has/had every right to sue the creator of this game. Even Mario and goombas have a right to sue them.
This is what the creator was thinking.
Nintendo has pipes let’s make a game that is a ripoff of Mario pipes

Let's start this list off at the fish bird thing which has to traverse through green pipes. Most people look at it and call it an original idea but really there was a game made back in 2011 called Piou Piou vs Cactus. Take a good long look at both games and tell me that Flappy bird is original.

The game sucks any ways

They used Mario pipes.

Candy Crush Saga Candy Crush Saga Product Image

This is probably the easiest to know what game this came from. Well, actually there's two valid answers for this:
The answers I'll take will be Candy Swipe and Bejeweled Blitz. Both of these games are about matching items in rows to remove them from the board.
Candy Swipe was copied in many ways by Candy Crush and the power up system of Candy Crush came from Bejeweled where you can match items together in ways to get power ups such as explosive pieces which obliterate everything adjacent to them for example.

No, when I thought the candy crush craze was over... Along came candy crush soda saga, they're making a new one NOO

Play Bejeweled, it's so much better,

Too famous ripoff and has too many levels BEJEWED CAME BEFORE

Ms. Pac Man Ms. Pac Man Product Image

Ms. Pac man is a direct rip off of another Pac Man rip off... A group of kids hacked into a Pac Man arcade system and modified the game to their liking with a different map, modified sprites and called it Crazy Otto. This was before Ms. Pac Man was released. Is it a coincidence why Crazy Otto and Ms Pac Man have the same exact map?

aarond90 It's not exactly a rip off for that reason as it was made by the same company as the original Pac Man, it's a rip off for ripping off a hacked version of Pac Man with the same map.

It's the same thing as regular Pac-man.
Just with a different character.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds is original right? Well... um no, it isn't. There is a free browser game on the web called Crush The Castle. I've played it myself and it's a fun game to crush a few hours (pun intended) and after that, I view Angry Birds as a complete rip off of this free online game.

Shut up with calling Angry Birds a ripoff. People say that WAY too much.

It's not a rip-off, it was just inspired by Crush the Castle.

This is inspired by Crush The Castle.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Product Image

Did you ever here of Happy Wars?

Words With Friends Words With Friends Product Image

Let's just take Scrabble and move the bonus squares around and change some of the point values of the letters... Real original.

Halo 4 Halo 4 Product Image

Halo sucks, they keep stealing ideas from Animal Crossing and Skyrim

Play the multiplayer and you'll understand why it's here

The whole series is a ripoff of Doom

Modern Spacefare

Crossy Road

The original Crossy Road and its' Disney-ified version (often referred to as Disney Crossy Road) are based on Frogger.

I have yet played Disney Crossy Road with different Disney characters.

Frogger is way more fun.

its BASED on frogger, games can have inspirations you know

Its amazing how this game got so popular
It's a complete ripoff of an 80's hit arcade game called frogger
just with extended levels

Guitar Hero Guitar Hero Product Image

Is a rip off of another game known as GuitarFreaks. released by Konami in 1999. The gameplay was exactly the same as Guitar Hero: Players pressed plastic buttons and strummed a large plastic flipper on a guitar-shaped controller in time with the game's music. Every so often, the player could even raise the fake guitar in the air to gain extra style points. A small meter showed how well a player was keeping up with the song; too many missed notes and it turned from green to red to "Game Over."

Sound familiar in any way?


Yup, the farming game that has eaten away many people's time and left them addicted to it. There's no way this can be a rip off is there? Well, it's on this list so the answer is obviously yes. THe game in question which Farmville is a total clone of is Farm Town. a much friendlier game without extremely bad wait times, slow levelling up and not just Facebook networking, in Farm Town you can play with more people than just your Facebook friends.

Rip-off of FarmTown.

The Contenders

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
Pong Pong Product Image

Yes, you didn't misread that. Atari's Pong itself is a rip off of Magnavox's Table Tennis. It was this that made Atari such a huge entity in the video game industry in the late '70's and the early '80's.

Overwatch Overwatch Product Image

its an inspiration goddamit

2048 2048 Product Image

Kinda a rip-off of earthbound but... but...
guess who made the Halloween hack for earthbound
TOBY FOX, the creator of both hack & game, so don't say that "Megalovania" is ripped off, it's from the same artist
it also takes more ideas from the rest of the game

I don't care just voted

...a ripoff of what? earthbound?
eh, probably, I mean toby fox was a big fan of earthbound anyways

The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Simpsons Road Rage Simpsons Road Rage Product Image

The Simpsons is a sitcom.
Ever thought it could be a parody.
A parody of Crazy Taxi
The Simpsons Hit and Run I suppose could be a parody of Grand Theft Auto.

A blatant rip off of Crazy Taxi... There's no way you can deny.

Terraria Terraria Product Image

This game isn't a rip off. I played it for 1,114 hours with my friends and we just beat the twins. This game is meant for multiplayer. You are supposed to be able to have fun with your best of friends. It is worth the $20 that you pay for it. In my opinion, it is better than Minecraft, because I played that and beat it in 45 hours. I think that terraria is just fun in general, and it doesn't matter what you do.

It's totally isn't ripoff. Say of what game it's ripoff?! Its came earlier, than minecraft & has diffent gameplay. I don't know why this on the list. Also its funnier than minecraft, even funnier. Terraria developers don't care about reality of the game as minecraft, it makes it funnier!

Actually Minecraft came first (Terraria was 2011, Minecraft was 2009). But yeah, I like Terraria more still.

Minecraft Minecraft Product Image

Clone of infiniminer but how did it got famous

Umm... Is it a ripoff?

Total clone of infiniminer

Rip off of infiminer

Geometry Dash Geometry Dash Product Image

This is kinda a rip off of the impossible game but it’s better so does it count?

I don’t know what app the picture is for, that’s not the Geometry Dash logo.


Roblox is a ripoff of lego.

What is this a ripoff of?

ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Survival Evolved Product Image

It's a ripoff, why? It's only for people on drugs, I mean, you get to tame animals, it's a ripoff of minecraft

Ark is a ripoff of minecraft

Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Product Image

Mi sonic can make its game Mario makes their games

Really? Many Game's Have a Racing Version, Even if Nintendo HAPPENED to make one.

Five Nights at Freddy's Five Nights at Freddy's Product Image

I don't care about this game but the reason it got so popular is because it was unique, could you please tell me what this is a ripoff of?

Please tell me why the heck is this on this list. Suee it is popular
but this is not a ripoff of any games.

It true fnaf is a rip off of another game

Fortnite Fortnite Product Image

How is this not higher...

What is a ripoff to?

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