Most Underrated Video Game Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Lego

Kinda boring though. You just build stuff and if you die you respawn where you were killed - Ilikegames

I Guess - VideoGamefan5

2 Azure Striker Gunvolt

The fact that this franchise is from the same guys who brought you Mighty No. 9, the most disappointing game ever made doesn't mean it's bad. - PerfectImpulseX

3 Bomberman

Yeah - VideoGamefan5

4 Chibi-Robo
5 Klonoa
6 Viva Pinata
7 Virtual On
8 Resident Evil

Not Really Underrated As Many People Like It But I Would Say The 5th Installment In The Main series Is Underrated - VideoGamefan5

9 Driver
10 Tekken

The Newcomers

? Borderlands

One of the best. Deserves so much more attention. - iliekpiez

The Contenders

11 Pac-Man World
12 Golden Sun
13 Gundam Battle Assault
14 Mother
15 Pokemon

Should be in the top 5. - PageEmperor

16 Gran Turismo
17 Gundam Vs.
18 Choro Q
19 Kirby

People hate kirby because it's so easy. I say, true arena without stone. This series is really overshadowed by the milkers: Mario and Pokemon. I feel bad. Why should pikachu get a macy's balloon when kirby makes more sense? Plus, it would make so much money for Nintendo; Pokemon already has enough. Oh kirby, how not unloved, but unfortunately underrated you are.

It’s a good game - Ilikegames

How the heck is pokémon higher than kirby? Heck, how is pokémon even on this list? If anything pokémon is overrated. Though I'm not sure if "underrated" is the right word to put kirby. The franchise doesn't really receive a lot of hate. Only a few people criticize kirby. The series is also one of Nintendo's most popular franchises. A lot of people seem to like it too. However, the series is often overshadowed by others such as Mario or pokémon. Mario isn't overrated though. Mario's the best video game franchise ever, it deserves all of the popularity it gets. I don't really think kirby's "underrated" per se, but it does deserve more popularity.

20 Sakura Wars
21 The Getaway
22 SpongeBob Games

I would not call these games as a whole "underrated", but somewhat more underappreciated.

23 Burnout
24 Colin McRae
25 Pikmin

It's kinda insulting how many people ignore this video game. I grew up with this game. My brother thinks it's overrated. He plays Smash.

26 Tales Of Series
27 Just Cause
28 PaRappa the Rapper
29 Phoenix Wright

A great franchise, unfortunately VERY underrated. Need more love and recognition - AzkaNesia

30 Portal
31 Fire Emblem
32 Splinter Cell
33 Metroid
34 F-Zero

Easily the most badass racing game ever. - xandermartin98

35 Castlevania
36 Star Wars Battlefront
38 Silent Hill
39 Oddworld
40 Super Smash Bros.

Whoever Says Smash Is Underrated Is Dumb - VideoGamefan5

41 Kingdom Hearts
42 Bubsy
43 Animal Crossing
44 Team Fortress Classic
45 Destiny
46 Grandia
47 Arcana Heart
48 Jak and Daxter
49 Sonic the Hedgehog
50 Run Trilogy
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