Top Ten Video Games People Hate Despite Never Having Played Them

I dare say that very few people under the age of 25 have played, or even seen, an Atari 2600. Few people younger than 20 have played a Nintendo 64 and even fewer have played any games on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Panasonic 3DO? Few people played games on that console even when it was new. The same applies to the Sega CD. Yet despite the few modern gamers who have seen, played, or otherwise experienced any of these consoles or their games, they seem to have a very definite opinion on them.

Internet memes, YouTubers, and gaming blogs have given the modern gamer all he needs to know about the games he'll never see in person. In-depth reviews and game play videos complete with the opinions of the broadcasters have become enough to bias even the most avid gamer.

Whether a person should actually experience something before forming an opinion about it is a topic of debate not likely to get resolved. One thing is certain however, some people will continue to make blanket statements about video games - commenting on the graphics, the characters, the gameplay, and the soundtracks - with no more information than they've gleaned from a YouTube video. Games will be hated and mocked, cheered and obsessed over, and no fingers will be put to controllers to validate the stance.

Below are the top ten games that seem to be hated despite not actually being played by the people wielding the opinions. Rarely is the age and technology taken into account, nor the cultural factors present at the time the game was released, before condemning it to the trash pile. The games may be total rubbish or they may be hidden gems; the point is that few gamers these days have actually played them before deciding the result.

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21 Call of Duty (PC)

I'll admit it, I hated this game series, despite never playing it and I bashed the infinite warfare reveal trailer. But after my friend gave me a copy of Modern Warfare 2, I now have every single Call of Duty game in my collection. - Mumbizz01

This game is that they releases a new every year

Who hates Call of Duty? , who does has a really bad taste of choice - MatrixGuy

Call of Duty isn't that bad. Sure it's not always great, but it's a good series. People mostly just hate it becuase it's considered cool to do so. - Jackamalio

22 Halo 4 (Xbox 360)


Why is dis here - FreddieVGG

23 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360)

Idiots hate this game because it was released on Xbox 360 and these idiots want Rare to be part of Nintendo rather than Microsoft. (WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? There was a valid reason why Rare and Nintendo parted ways, with the former being bought by Microsoft. Blame Conker's Bad Fur Day for this separation. It's been 4 years since Rare went to Microsoft, so stop whining already) Even if I like Nintendo games, I also like Microsoft games, as well as Sony games, and whatever the heck else. There is no reason for "console wars" about which is better.

Okay, back on topic... Nuts & Bolts may be different from the earlier Banjo efforts, but still an enjoyable game and not worth hating. All it takes is an open mind.

I have played this game, and I hate it. Why change their designs? Why are the challenges so dang hard? Why is it about building vehicles? I could go on forever. - nintendofan126

There's nothing THAT bad about this game.

14 years... nevermind.

24 Action 52 (Sega Genesis)

52 glitch-riddled joke games all in one place

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25 Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour (Wii)

Hannah Montana: Raised by Billy Ray Cyrus, OWNED BY JEM!

Gosh who would play this?

Thank u for putting this on the list

26 Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo Wii U)

EVERYONE is hating on this game despite only being shown one minute of it and Arlo did a good discussion on it but I think you shouldn't judge it until it comes out

27 Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

Love this game, not as good as the Gamecube version but still much fun - Johnnyt800

28 Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo Gamecube)
29 The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo Entertainment System)

How is this game considered bad? It's a Nintendo classic! It's actually the opposite way around! People love this game despite never having played it! Seriously, Bubsy 3D is lower than this game. That is a sin against humanity. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

We can save our games today thanks to this masterpiece.

Uhhhmmm, since when was this game considered bad? It's one of my all-time favorite NES Game and started one of my favorite video game series ever!
I don't see how this belongs on here! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

As the list description clearly states, this list is not calling these games good or bad. What it IS doing is stating that both on this site (see the Worst Games of all Time list), and many other places on the internet, people chose to hate these games without even playing them first. Some people love them. The point is that these games get judged before they are given a chance. - Finch

30 Catfight (PC)
31 Star Fox Command (Nintendo DS)

While this game has a few flaws (such as how Krystal was portrayed and the lack of a 'true' ending), it does not deserve the hate it gets and it actually has good in it; At least the gameplay was good and I also liked the redesigns of Bill and Katt. (Please don't kill me for saying this)

32 Conker: Live & Reloaded (Xbox)

Same reason as Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts but with an additional reason that it is simply hated for being censored. It is actually an improvement over the original CBFD as far as graphics are concerned. I still wished it was included in Rare Replay, but I'm guessing they didn't want to put remakes in the compilation.

33 Back to the Future (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Let's face it, the only decent NES games brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts are a baseball game and an NFL game (both circa 1988).

34 Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Nintendo Entertainment System)

"What a horrible night to have a curse." - Delgia2k

35 Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U)

Just because it's similar to Mario Party doesn't mean we can't play it.

These days, Nintendo is relying heavily on the amiibo. Why couldn't they just put Animal Crossing on the WiiU for better graphics? That would have been better than this.

36 Halo 3 (Xbox 360)

This is actually the best game ever - FreddieVGG

37 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

This is rated 10/10 on so many rating sites. I see no hate given to it, what is it doing on this list?

38 Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era (Nintendo 3DS)
39 Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
40 Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
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