Video Games That Are Just Cash Grabs

The good, the bad and the cash grabs... Here are games that ask for your money

The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Yes most definitely, I mean your releasing a game with no story, and adding in a popular feature from another popular game that just shows we (as in Activision) want money nothing more, nothing less. - htoutlaws2012

You could pretty much put the entire franchise on this list, since there isn't much of a difference between the older entries and the newer ones.

Just kill this franchise already please! - Typical999

Lol what even is Call of Duty anymore - xEliHbkx

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2 Angry Birds

Crush the Castle rip off. You could definitely tell they were desperate when they made that movie, during a time when nobody played Angry Birds anymore. - Smash64

Huh? This game is free, the only in app purchases are the power ups. - myusernameisthis

They ask for your money when you are desperate to get past a level you are stuck on - Typical999

3 Skylanders

I can see why they made this a kids game. Kids aren't smart enough to realize that buying more characters are just a waste of money - Typical999

Man Skylanders was awesome 7 years ago. It was actually fun until they made the 3rd and fourth one, at which they had run out of ideas for new characters. - MattAffterburner

Plain cash-grab. - TriggerTrashKid

4 Action 52
5 Minecraft Story Mode

Minecraft is still a thing? I'm surprised - Typical999

Why are you surprised? It was planned to be a century long game, the only way I see it slowing down is if Hytale completely overshadows it.

6 Star Wars Battlefront II

Loot boxes everywhere - Typical999

7 The Sims
8 Resident Evil 2

At least the controls improved. That's literally the only reason people would buy this over the original. Also seriously? 60 bucks? Other remakes like Crash and Spyro only costed 40 bucks - Typical999

This is awesome. I would sell myself for this game. - TriggerTrashKid

This is not really a cash grab. - B1ueNew

This is not a cash grab. - RadioHead03

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9 JumpStart World

You need an online membership to play this game. Like what the hell? I thought this was a single-player kids game? Kids don't make money and parents don't want to pay for this (mine certainly didn't). The original 90s JumpStarts were more fun - Typical999

10 Roblox Roblox

I love roblox, but it feels like a cash grab and I think the administration is just bad - TuxIsAPerson

I hate roblox. I absolutely hate it. - myusernameisthis

They removed Tix so they could steal your money

You can’t earn Robux for free and therefore you have to pay real money for clothing

The Contenders

11 Fallout 76

Doesn't deserve the name Fallout - codgtamk34

12 LEGO Dimensions

Another rushed Lego game except its competing with Skylanders - Typical999

Literally a waste. - B1ueNew


13 FIFA 19

FIFA games are like going on, it goes round and round and round - ToddHoward

14 Disney Infinity

So glad it's dead. - Typical999

15 Apex Legends

It's decent in my opinion. - B1ueNew

Made just to compete with Fortnite, that's why it exists - Typical999

Good game. - RadioHead03

I like it. - TriggerTrashKid

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16 Fortnite

You have to pay just to change the way your character looks.

17 Bubsy 3D

Only made to compete with the lovable Jump Man and the Blue Blur. Gosh, did people actually fall for this game being a good game?

18 Metal Gear Survive

Who thought Konami would do this? - TriggerTrashKid

19 Medal of Honor
20 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
21 Halo: The Master Chief Collection
22 Clash of Clans Clash of Clans

So repetitive and greedy - Typical999

23 Webkinz World

You have to buy either a stuffed animal or a Deluxe Membership to do almost anything.

Webkinz used to be amazing! Don’t get me wrong, it still is. However, now you have to pay for EVERYTHING, it feels like Webkinz World is desperate to make money. Still a good game though with a great community.

24 Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

This Mario Party rip off only exists so that people will buy Amiibos.

Horrible game. Why amiibos? - TriggerTrashKid

25 Radical Heights

Terrible battle royale. - TriggerTrashKid

Rip-off of fortnite - myusernameisthis

26 Dungeon Keeper

If were talking about the mobile version than yes, total cashgrab. - RadioHead03

EA! Please stop! - TriggerTrashKid

27 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Amazing game, but cost so much money!

This is just a stupid game. - TriggerTrashKid

28 Animal Jam

You have to buy a membership to do almost anything.

29 Club Penguin

Same as Animal Jam. Thank goodness it shut down.

30 Candy Crush Saga

You have to pay for power ups and energy to retry levels

31 MovieStarPlanet

You have to buy VIP membership to do almost anything

32 Moshi Monsters

You have to buy a membership to do a lot of things

33 Mario Party 10
34 Super Mario Run Super Mario Run
35 Mario Kart 8
36 Spyro: A Hero's Tail
37 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Made for the Switch. This is already on Wii U, and if this is a remake, at least not 60 Bucks! - TriggerTrashKid

$60 for a game that came out 6 years ago. I don’t mind Wii U ports but Nintendo seriously overprices these ports. - RadioHead03

38 Five Nights at Freddy's
39 Evolve
40 Mario Party
41 Metroid Prime: Federation Force
42 Pokemon Pinball
43 PaRappa the Rapper 2
44 Wheel of Fortune: Free Play

That "free" is a big lie

45 Angry Birds 2
46 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee

Watered down version of yellow with bad forced motion controls. It's also two versions instead of one. - bugger

47 Parappa the Rapper
48 Metroid: Other M
49 Um Jammer Lammy
50 Mario Kart DS
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