Top 10 Video Games that Get Way Too Much Credit for "Inventing" Their Genres

The Top Ten

Guitar Hero - Guitar Games

Um Jammer Lammy, Gitaroo Man, Guitar Freaks - xandermartin98

Conker's Bad Fur Day - Comedy Games

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, the Parappa/Lammy series, Borderlands 2, Psychonauts, the Portal series, Team Fortress 2 and Brutal Legend, just to name a few vastly funnier games - xandermartin98

Uncharted - Cinematic Third-Person Cover Shooters

Gears Of War, just to name one particularly obvious example - xandermartin98

Call Of Duty - Online FPS

Halo came first and (for the original trilogy) did it better

And that's not even mentioning Quake and Doom either - xandermartin98

Parappa The Rapper - Rhythm Games

Classic game, but an overrated turd by today's standards

Lammy and Parappa 2 were both vastly better-made games - xandermartin98

Dr. Mario - Tetris Clones

Who could ever forget Bejeweled and Puzzle League - xandermartin98

Cave Story - Indie Games

Technically, indie games have been around since the Atari - xandermartin98

Street Fighter II - Fighting Games

Great game, but Mortal Kombat was just as important to the genre - xandermartin98

Final Fantasy - RPGs

Also invented many of the horrible cliches plaguing the genre - xandermartin98

Mortal Kombat - Hyperviolent Games

Especially with the users that think they're cool and badass just because it's one of the only things they ever play - xandermartin98

The Contenders

Super Smash Bros - Melee Fighting Games
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