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 game sucks any ways

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. - Cazaam

The tubes are actually from Mario, along with the background, but the concept of the game was still taken from poui poui

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. - Cazaam

It's the same thing as regular Pac-man.
Just with a different character. - aarond90

Ms pacwoman

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. - Cazaam

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

Too famous ripoff and has too many levels BEJEWED CAME BEFORE

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. - Cazaam

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

This is inspired by Crush The Castle. - Megone

Wow I did not know this

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

A ripoff of what? It's a third person shooter. Are other games not allowed to be third person shooters? - peashooter

Did you ever here of Happy Wars? - RalphBob

Halo 4 Halo 4 Product Image

Play the multiplayer and you'll understand why it's here - htoutlaws2012

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

The whole series is a ripoff of Doom

Modern Spacefare - xandermartin98

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. - Cazaam

Crossy Road

Frogger is way more fun. - Entranced98

Crossy road is a HUGE ripoff

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

its BASED on frogger, games can have inspirations you know

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? - Cazaam

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

The Contenders

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. - Cazaam


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. - Cazaam

Overwatch Overwatch Product Image

its an inspiration goddamit - youknowimright

tf2 copy

2048 2048 Product Image

A new sensation in mobile gaming happens to be a total clone of another game known as "Threes"

This is what "Threes" developer has said about this: "First, it started on iOS with a game called 1024 released 21 days after Threes (February 27th). It’s different, but not. The sliding is there, the doubling of cards, the merging, even the art is extremely similar. There are differences. New cards spawn all over the place. Swiping up, down, left or right moves the cards the full distance possible. There are “stones” in the grid that never move. This last feature was likely a choice the developer made based on the fact that the game was too easy. It's not very fun.

Next, came 2048 about ten days later. A game system identical to 1024 with one tweak, it removed the stones. Since, the game has grown in popularity after a posting on Hacker News on March 10th. It’s freely available and open source, allows swipes so it can be played on the phone and ...more - Cazaam

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

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

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

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. - KalloFox34

Minecraft Minecraft Product Image

Minecraft is a complete ripoff of ROBLOX.

How is this even a ripoff of ROBLOX?

Umm... Is it a ripoff?

Clone of infiniminer but how did it got famous


Roblox is a ripoff of lego.

What is this a ripoff of? - KalloFox34

Simpsons Road Rage Simpsons Road Rage Product Image

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

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.

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

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

Mi sonic can make its game Mario makes their games

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?

It true fnaf is a rip off of another game

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

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.

Fortnite Fortnite Product Image

How is this not higher... - Bammer73

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

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