Top 10 Surprisingly Good Video Games Treated as Laughing Stocks of Their Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Shadow the Hedgehog

People hate this game for dumb reasons like the story (which doesn't even matter in a platforming game) and cursing/violence, which is actually a good thing because it makes the game feel more mature. - myusernameisthis

Seriously? A fake Sonic with a gun. Lmao - RobertWisdom

Thank you for recognising this game as the underrated gem that it is. Whilst I'll admit the story hasn't held up spectacularly well the gameplay and sheer fun factor to be had more than makes up for it. - SuperSonic17

2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This is the worst fighting game? I not want it for the worst! this is one of the games so bad it's good!

3 Crash Twinsanity

This was a fun game. I had it as a kid and enjoyed it quite well. - cjWriter1997

4 Metroid: Other M
5 PaRappa the Rapper 2
6 Paper Mario: Color Splash
7 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
8 Bioshock 2
9 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Thank you for realizing what an underrated gem this game is.

10 Castlevania Judgment

The Contenders

11 Donkey Konga
12 Mortal Kombat 4
13 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
14 Kirby's Epic Yarn
15 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
16 Undertale

It really isn't a franchise since there is only one game. - cjWriter1997

17 Mega Man 8
18 Super Paper Mario

Extremely overhated and this was a great game. - iliekpiez

19 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
20 Halo 4
21 Mario Kart 8
22 Wario Land: Shake It!
23 Fallout 4
24 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
25 Final Fantasy XIII
26 Luigi's Mansion
27 Um Jammer Lammy
28 Devil May Cry 2

Trash - RobertWisdom

29 Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
30 Sonic Heroes
31 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
32 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
33 Super Smash Bros. 4
34 Super Mario Bros. 2
35 Mega Man 7
36 Sonic Unleashed
37 Pokemon Snap
38 Metroid Prime Hunters
39 Batman: Arkham Origins
40 Metroid Prime: Federation Force
41 Daxter
42 Secret Agent Clank
43 James Bond 007: GoldenEye
44 Super Princess Peach
45 Paper Mario: Sticker Star
46 Hotel Mario
47 Metroid Prime Pinball
48 Yoshi's Story
49 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
50 Crash: Mind Over Mutant
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1. Shadow the Hedgehog
2. Crash Twinsanity
3. PaRappa the Rapper 2
1. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
2. Bioshock 2
3. Castlevania Judgment
1. Bioshock 2
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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