Top 10 Things That Made Undertale As Overrated As It is Today

xandermartin98

The Top Ten

1 Steam literally forcing people to give the game positive reviews

How did that happen? How do they force you? - Martinglez

Undertale is overrated. Seriously, the characters are creepy, the fan base will give you nightmares, and overall it's just not a good game

The toxicity that's shown to even mildly negative reviews is quite disappointing.

They Do? What? Also,I Agree That UT Characters Are Kinda Creepy,But I Don't Think Paps Can Be Taken Seriously.

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2 Sans and Papyrus

Undertale's good. The fandom's unhealthy obsession over Sans and Papyrus? Not good. They don't even play that big of a role in the game (except Genocide, but that excludes Papyrus), and according to the fanbase the whole game revolves around them. I like Sans as a character but with the fandom's obsession I just can't as much with the fandom's, ahem, *cough*rule 34 stuff. They're good characters, but the fandom pretty much dwelled and destroyed the best parts of the game. I'm not a big fan of Undertale, but acknowledge that it's a well-developed. The fandom, however, ouch. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

Also, if the fanbase finds out you hate either one of them, they'll flame you and say "You're gonna have a bad time, LOL! "

*huge disappointing sigh* These characters are part of Undertale's fame- and for a good reason too. They're both well developed characters but the fandom...they destroyed it like the Titans destroyed the wall.

This. This is the best comment on this list in my opinion. Yes, they did a good job developing them and all but the fandoms TOTALLY ruined them. Personally, I do like Sans but I hate the fandoms Sans. - TheGoldenRifle

The fandom is OBSESSED with these characters. The whole fanbase thinks undertale revolves around sans and papyrus (mostly sans)! Ugh, I hate all those sans fangirls! Some AUs have only sans (dreamtale even has an extra sans! )! Honestly, I like sans, but he's so overrated that I don't like him as much. Also, I prefer Mettaton. OH YESS!

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3 The game being way too easy and in desperate need of a Hard Mode, which is luckily planned to come out later

I'm sorry, but have you ever tried to beat Sans during the Genocide route? Haven't played the game myself yet, which I'm planning to, but that fight took most YouTubers literally HOURS! - Alpha101

Yeah openly admit not having a game with a harder difficulty is kind of a let down. I want to replay the game with much harder enemies to provide an interesting challenge. I know the game kind of does have a hard mode but it doesn't really last long does it?

Someone hasn't reached the end of any route. - ArchVoice14

Hey. They have a hard mode. Enter your name as Frisk. Have fun with that. - SpyroZap99

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4 The battle system

It's not that "revolutionary" that they say.

5 Cute characters

Mark my words. Sans is not cute. He's ugly

They Are Not Cute LOOK AT THE SANS FANGIRLS SANS IS UGLY!

6 Highly autistic fanbase

This is really mean. I have autism and this just... Grinds my gears.

This is one of the most idiotic additions to a list ever. I hope that it gets deleted. - Alpha101

I know the fanbase is annoying and basically ruined the game but please do not call anyone autistic if they are not it is really rude and offensive to some people

Me being

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7 Better humor than what you would find in most games

How does it being better mean it's overrated. Wouldn't if it's highly rated for a resin make it aptly rated?

You're right. That is pretty funny humor that you think Undertale has humor. If you're looking for a humor game play either Sonic Boom games.

Undertale was a good game. Keyword: was. The fandom, of course, ruined it. They started shipping characters that didn't belong and even wanted to meet Sans. THEN, they made horrible games like DUNDER-TALE or ABOVE-TALE. Undertale slowly got worse and worse. Now, it lies in hell.
Fandom whispers: (just like frisk-)

8 Inspiration from Earthbound and Mother 3, which are both also insanely overrated games

I don't think they're overrated just miss judges because most of people have never had gotten to play the games to me way better than undertale to you it could be overrated it's not overrated it's just people wanting to do what they can't do like you wanting to crap on a game people praise I rest my case

The entire MOTHER franchise is better than Undertale

At said time it was more underrated than overrated - Tyoshi

Mother is not overrated._.

9 People who want to fornicate with skeletons

You already have a damn skeleton inside yourselves, numbnuts

Pretty much this fam

10 The fact that it even got better reviews than Xenoblade Chronicles

I don't want to live on this planet anymore

Hold on, what? Xenoblade blows Undertale out of the water.

The Contenders

11 It some how got a ps4 and PS vita release
12 Sympathy for the fact that it is an indie game

Just saying, but indie games can be good, you know. Well, some are bad, but really, most of them are good. - Catameow

Indie games aren't classics they can be fun but classics are way different

IGN gave this a 10... It's no where near that great. So many better games came out in 2015 from AAA developers such as MGS V and Witcher 3. Plus Outlast is a better indie game.

Indie =/= Automatically good. I've played Indies with better Graphics than this MSPaint Garbage. I wouldn't have minded it if people wern't being complete Nuisances about it. I don't judge Indies differently from AAAs because I don't think they're any different (I.E. Kickstarter Scams and Pay to Win Microtransactions)

That being said, The Premise is preachy. The gameplay is a snoozefeast. And the Characters look Hideous and goofy not to mention trying too hard to make you feel so sorry for Asriel along with the rest. The soundtrack is cool the first few times though but overexposure to it kinda makes me hate it.

And seeing everybody wouldn't shut up about it makes me almost Misanthropic.

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13 Sans' boss fight

They talked SO MUCH about it!

14 The Pacifist Run

They say it's the only route, and they force you to do it.

Pacifist is my fave run (never. killing. METTATON! )

I could never kill toriel :3 she is to sweet and adorable and nice and... *rambles on for hours

I like Genocide better

I dunno why they hate Genocide

15 Megalovania

This goes for the OST as a whole, coming from a huge Undertale fan myself. Undertale has a very good OST. There are songs in it that are downright beautiful. But, first of all, Megalovania isn't even the best track in the OST. I guarantee you it's the most popular due to it being attached to sans. Second of all, it isn't even the best OST of 2015. Hotline Miami 2 holds that throne, if you were to ask me. You might often hear comparisons drawn between Undertale and Touhou. Far better songs have come out of that series as well. Both Hotline Miami and Touhou are indie games, mind you.

First time is nice, but after awhile and hearing other tracks it does get tiring fast.

Alphys Takes Action completely blew this out of the water - xandermartin98

I don't get the feel of the song the other 2 final boss themes are better - Tyoshi

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16 Incredibly massive exposure on the Internet

For some reason, every famous YouTuber there is decided to play it. As such, it was brought to the attention of the cancerous little kids that follow them.
I have absolutely no idea why it became so popular. Games like Undertale are usually niché and appreciated by the few people who know about them (case in point: Earthbound.), but not this one. It's honestly saddening, thinking about how different the fandom would have been if only its exposure wouldn't have been so devastatingly quick. - ArchVoice14

But... this is talking about undertale. Your statement confuses me, archvoice. Please explain.

17 The Genocide Run
18 TheTopTens TheTopTens TheTopTens is a website created in 2005, which is used to write top ten lists, where anyone can vote, comment, and write posts about the lists.

OK now 50 and below is just joking.

19 The fact that it literally beat Ocarina Of Time in a GameFAQs poll deciding what the best game ever was

It beat Ocarina of Time?!?! I have no faith in my generation. I am crying right now.

Seriously, go back and play OOT nowadays, and you'll see that the main reason that game holds up at all in the first place is pretty much entirely due to nostalgia. Trust me on this one - xandermartin98

The old, but good games are shadowed by the trash "new" games with "cool graphics"

ARE YOU SERIOUS? (I haven't played it but I know about it) - TheGoldenRifle

What is wrong with you people?

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20 Immature people

Prepare for Super Mario Undertale Kid! - FearMe

Internet rating's major problem...12 years old that screw up the ratings.

21 The Internet

I mean what the internet ruins the whole damn game I mean what? Fanbase just makes you want to kill yourself, there's try not laughs that aren't funny and surprise surprise they're undertale based! Every kid "enjoys" this game because they haven't played a decent RPG/indie game in their young, long lives RPG/indie games are great but Undertale is just a bad a example of what a "good game is" plus there's even porn of Undertale! Just type Undertale on rule #34 and you instantly hate the game.

22 Xanfic Memes

Brain fetishism, enough said - xandermartin98

23 Undyne X Alphys
24 PC Master Race fanboys
25 Cruddy graphics

I could have made better graphics in Microsoft Paint. to be honest, the budget has nothing to do with this, but the tools you use, and your basic skill of moving a mouse and clicking on some places to put down a few pixels. Cave Story, made in 2004, had NO budget whatsoever, and the graphics look great.

It's supposed to have cruddy graphics...? It's made in Game Maker, what do you expect?

It's an indie game made on a tight budget what did you expect?

26 Internet Memes
27 The "geeeettttt dunked on!!!" meme

This thing only appears ONCE in the game, yet, it is the most sick and repeated bunch of words together.

28 Mettaton Mettaton Mettaton is a character in the popular 2015 RPG game, Undertale. He is a robot with a soul built by Dr. Alphys, and is the sole television star of the underground. Mettaton is a popular character in the fanbase. His notable features include his legs, and his catchphrase "OH YESSSS!"

Okay this I have to admit on. Everyone thinks he's so fabulous. When really, he looks kinda girly. - lolololololol

Mettaton overrated? Ha no... Even though he is my probably favorite character he is marked 10th on best undertale characters. If you want overrated try Sans but I still love Sans

Lol I thought he was a girl 0-0

His legs though

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29 The soundtrack

I dunno, a lot of people keep talking about how amazing the soundtrack is, but to me it's just always been great, but kinda average. There are a lot of games with just as good, possibly better soundtracks out there. - Emberflight_of_StormClan

'Scuse you, the soundtrack is REALLY GOOD.

30 The fact that it is an RPG
31 People who want to fornicate with robots
32 The True Lab segment
33 Chara Chara Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. His name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the ...read more.

Tru I never saw a bit of personality in chara. I hate when stuff like this happens

34 Tumblr Tumblr Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007, and owned by Oath Inc.
35 Fan theories
36 The fact that the Mother/Earthbound series was better

...simply yes, is there really any competition to the Mother Trilogy? The Game that Undertale was inspired from, along with Cave Story, just listening to a few parts of its soundtrack I can already hear the Mother, and some of the dialogue...

37 Costing only $10 on Steam

Good thing I bought the game for 6.99 when it was on sale. It was so worth the $3 saved

38 Being called the best game of not only 2015 but also the entire decade so far and perhaps even of all time

Only time will tell if this game can stand the test of time. If it still is received well by the end of the decade then maybe...

Incorrect. It was a highly great game. Not the BEST.

If anything chose Mass Effect 2 - shawnmccaul22

They make it look like.

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39 People claiming that the game is considerably darker and more mature than it actually is
40 Being available on Steam

How does that make that bad? - lolololololol

Steam is a place for good or average games, not for Undertale.

...What even...

41 Retro hipsters
42 Temmie Temmie Temmie is minor character from the 2015 game Undertale made by Toby Fox. Made in the likeness of her artist, Temmie Chang, in appearance and character. Both a character and a species of monster, temmies are defined by their mix of cat and dog features, as well as their broken English. Their hidden village ...read more.

*Only appears in ONE place!.
*People overuses they to make jokes.

43 Photoshop
44 W. D. Gaster

Not interesting, and don't look like an skeleton.

Not really in the game?

45 The storyline

It doesn't have one, it's just you walking around a place full of weird.

The story line is amazing! Don't be dumb! - lolololololol

46 The fact that it strongly overshadowed not only Lisa, but also the Mother/Earthbound series as well
47 Roughly 96% overall review score on Metacritic
48 Overly vocal fans
49 People promoting the game way too aggressively for their own good
50 The game officially achieving Cult Classic status
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1. Steam literally forcing people to give the game positive reviews
2. The game being way too easy and in desperate need of a Hard Mode, which is luckily planned to come out later
3. Sans and Papyrus
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