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

Nintendo made a partnership with Sega, so that's why Sony possibly hates Nintendo. Sony even praised FlashGitz (THE WORST YOUTUBER) for his video "Racist Mario" because Mario was killed by Kratos.

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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 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

7 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

8 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

9 Awesome Possum rip-off of Sonic the Hedgehog
10 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

The Newcomers

? Billy the Wizard: Rocket Broomstick Racing rip-off of Harry Potter
? Raven's Cry rip-off of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

The Contenders

11 War Gods rip-off of Mortal Kombat

Well they both were made by midway.

12 Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal rip-off of Ratchet and Clank
13 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

14 Crush Hour rip-off of Twisted Metal

At least Crush Hour isn't exclusive to PlayStation

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 Kasumi Ninja rip-off of Mortal Kombat
17 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

18 Sonic Shuffle rip-off of Mario Party

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

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19 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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20 Fuzion Frenzy rip-off of Mario Party
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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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