Top Ten Video Game Rip-Offs

When a gaming company wants to have a successful and money making series, they sometimes rip off another successful video game series.

The Top Ten

1 PlayStation All-Stars rip-off of Super Smash Bros.

I can tell that Sony hates Nintendo after Nintendo betrayed them for making a partnership behind their back. Sony decided to rip off Super Smash Bros with instead of Nintendo characters, they use PlayStation exclusive characters such as Kratos from God of War and Sly Cooper from the Sly series. - Chaotixhero

Sony wanted to help Nintendo make a add-on to the SNES but Nintendo decided to make a deal with Phillips behind Sony's back instead - Chaotixhero

Yeah. Except I actually know who the characters are in Smash. You've got Mario, Link, Pikachu, Peach, Bowser, Ganondorf, Zelda, Samus etc.

Smash's gameplay is fast, over the top, and actually requires skill, PlayStation all stars is slow and doesn't require skill

Sony blew it by not adding characters like Crash Bandicoot and Rayman. They were PlayStation LEGENDS.

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2 Garfield GO rip-off of Pokémon GO

When I heard of this, I lost all my respect for Garfield - Drawbox

3 Tattoo Assassins rip-off of Mortal Kombat
4 Paccie rip-off of Pac-Man
5 Infestation: Survivor Stories rip-off of DayZ
6 Raven's Cry rip-off of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
7 Bubsy rip-off of Sonic The Hedgehog

Lola and look what happened! Saga knows what to do with the sonic concept! Not busy! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Sonic back in the 90s was huge then so how about rip him off? Yeah Bubsy was a bad series with the first one being better out of the four games which is not saying much at all. - Chaotixhero

8 Killer Instinct rip-off of Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was a very successful game series which is the reason why we have ratings up to this day. So how about ripping off a bloody game with less bloody and weak fatalities? Killer Instinct is admittedly a good game but that's no excuse. - Chaotixhero

At lest killer instinct is not overrated as mortal kombat x's kombat pack 2

Um where is saint row and Grand Theft Auto. Saint row is a of Grand Theft Auto

9 Bayonetta rip-off of Devil May Cry

Sure Bayonetta is s great game but it still rips-off another great game series known as Devil May Cry created by Capcom. - Chaotixhero

I thought they were made by the same person. I read it in gameinformer. BayonettaBayonespiritual successor, not a rip off. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I am a bit conflicted on this. Having the two game series created by the same person, Hideki Kamiya, might keep it from being a rip-off (keep in mind he stopped working on Devil May Cry after the first). I think he was trying to have another chance at that style but with a different company.

Although it may be seen as low effort on his part to attempt the same game again. - FirearmsKill

10 Awesome Possum rip-off of Sonic the Hedgehog

The Contenders

11 Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing rip-off of Harry Potter
12 Super Mario Bros 2 rip-off of Doki Doki Panic

Not really a rip off. Great game, though.

I wouldn't call it a ripoff, since it's more or less the same game, only that the former has been Mariofied. - drdevil

ActuallAction thought that they were the same game! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Oh wow... what a rip-off. - Chaotixhero

13 War Gods rip-off of Mortal Kombat

Well they both were made by midway.

14 Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal rip-off of Ratchet and Clank
15 The Legend of Elda: Mockerina of Time rip-off of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Hold on, this rip-off actually exists? Well, that's a very peculiar title for a rip-off... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I'd buy that for $500,000. No really, this is an unlicensed game that goes up for that much. And the box art is a sheet of paper with Link, the title, and both operating systems that it's compatible in to disguise which version it is. Enjoy that piece of information. - nerffan8000

Gosh, with a title like that, I could have never figured out it was a ripoff of Zelda. - TwilightKitsune

16 Kirby's Avalanche rip-off of Puyo Puyo

Sure you can argue at me and say Dr. Robotnik mean bean machine rip it off too but the thing is, both Puyo Puyo and Dr. Robotnik mean bean machine are owned by Sega. So it's not really a rip-off if it was made by the same company but Nintendo...what a rip-off. - Chaotixhero

17 Crush Hour rip-off of Twisted Metal

At least Crush Hour isn't exclusive to PlayStation

18 Vampire Rain rip-off of Splinter Cell

Not just Splinter Cell but also the Metal Gear Solid series. Vampire Rain ripped off everything it could from these games, with the first most noticeable thing being the terrible combined outfit. It takes the elements that made both these series great and turns them into complete trash. As someone who actually played through the whole thing, all I can say is avoid at all costs! - FirearmsKill

19 Kasumi Ninja rip-off of Mortal Kombat
20 Sonic Shuffle rip-off of Mario Party

Why "precious stones" instead of the famous chaos emeralds?!

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21 Battlefield rip-off of Call of Duty

Call of Duty came first. Although boyfriend 1942 released BEFORE Call of Duty 1, Call of Duty one began development first

But battlefield came first... Right? - HeavyDonkeyKong

Umm I'm not sure when I first got Call of Duty I thought they were made by the same person - Matt92647

And that's when the Sony and Microsoft war began. - Chaotixhero

Battlefield came first - codydoestuff

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22 Fuzion Frenzy rip-off of Mario Party
23 WWE All Stars rip-off of TNA Impact: The Game

Do you notice how similar the gameplay is between the 2 - htoutlaws2012

24 Super Noah's Ark 3D rip-off of Wolfenstein 3D

Wrong Super Noah's ark 3D is the exactly the same game as Woflenstein - Aguythatpeopleignores

25 Digimon rip-off of Pokemon

Pokemon's just the bigger catch-them-all franchise. Besides, a lot more games with this type of genre came out before Pokemon.

I always say that some stupid digimon (poopemon) rips off of Pokemon!


26 Sonic rip-off of Mario

No sonic is better than mario

Old enemy days...

Marios better than sonic

Sonic was only made just because sega wanted a masgot for sega because nintendo gots mario - Aidanisawesome

27 Doom rip off of Splatterhouse

No offense, but didn't Doom out first - shawnmccaul22

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28 Luigi's Mansion rip-off of Ghostbusters

Why is this a rip-off? There's no beam, no slimes, no anything. It's well creative at best. Not to mention the Boo Pun once you encounter the first Boo in every room. - MrEmerik2000

29 Mega Man Battle Network rip-off of Pokémon

Now if you think about it... - Chaotixhero

And a great rip-off at that. - PerfectImpulseX

30 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations rip-off of Sonic Generations

Gameplay wise they are different. But the idea however, they rip-off...pretty badly. And you know what else? This is actually the weakest of the storm series. Ninja storm 3 improved but then Revolution came and it when a few steps back. Let's see if Ninja Storm 4 becomes a blast - Chaotixhero

I always think Poke Generations (that new card set) ripped of Sonic Generations.

31 Isle of The Dead rip-off of DOOM
32 Robopon rip off of Pokemon

It's just like Pokemon but they were made by Hudson soft and atlus and they were robots.

instead of gotta catch' em all you get
Build' em Collect' em and trash' em sounds cool but u know, plus only 1 version of the game seriously Japan had 3 versions but in America there was only 1 ONLY 1, And I have know idea how to give a pokemo... I mean Robopon a tm move and hello is sunny a punch type or a fire type seriously you guys need to make a type chart for that I mean no one can tell if sunny is a punch type or a fire type and Draco's a boot type he's suppose to be a fire type cause he's red and he's a dragon make up your mind dude!

Holy type boot type and vehicles and grandpa! But hey I like that gundam robopon you got let's hope this series had a Mega Man too!

33 Dr. Luigi rip-off of Dr. Mario

A rip off of a rip off? Seems legit

34 Hotel Mario rip-off of Mario Bros.

*ultra facepalm*, what in the world happened

35 Earthbound rip-off of Dragon Quest

Oh SHUT UP! Earthbound had REAL LIFE landscapes wuth cities and stuff like that and had Ness with psychic powers. Dragon Quest had midievel landscapes!

36 Axiom Verge rip-off of Super Metroid

More than most of you will ever know - xandermartin98

37 Paper Mario rip-off of PaRappa the Rapper

Wait what?!

38 Brick Planet rip-off of Roblox

They even ripped off of Robloxian 2.0 package

39 Ultra Dario rip-off of Super Mario
40 Regular Show in 8-Bit Land rip-off of Super Mario
41 New Luigi U Ripoff of New Super Mario Bros

You realize it's intentionally similar to New Super Mario Bros U? Ever heard of the year of Luigi?

42 Banjo Kazooie rip off of Super Mario 64
43 Armored Warfare ripoff of World of Tanks

Only much worse and with modern tanks

44 Mortal Kombat rip-off of Street Fighter

The old enemy days...

45 Xenoblade rip-off of Xenogears
46 Undertale rip-off of Earthbound

This game is not as much as a rip off as it is a reimagining or taking a lot of inspiration from earthbound

It was inspired by the SNES classic!

I hate undertale

It's actually more of a tribute to Earthbound than anything else (and it's flipping awesome), but I honestly added it here just for the sake of making this list bigger - xandermartin98

47 Cave Story rip-off of Metroid
48 Shovel Knight rip-off of Mega Man

It's like Undertale, it's not what they have in common, rather what new and interesting things are brought to the table

49 Dr. Mario rip-off of Tetris
50 Super Mario Maker rip-off of Little Big Planet

Whoever put this on the list is a dumb Sony fanboy

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Top Remixes

1. Garfield GO rip-off of Pokémon GO
2. Paccie rip-off of Pac-Man
3. Infestation: Survivor Stories rip-off of DayZ
1. PlayStation All-Stars rip-off of Super Smash Bros.
2. Bubsy rip-off of Sonic The Hedgehog
3. Killer Instinct rip-off of Mortal Kombat
1. Tattoo Assassins rip-off of Mortal Kombat
2. War Gods rip-off of Mortal Kombat
3. Crush Hour rip-off of Twisted Metal


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