Top 10 Video Games that Were the Biggest Insults to Their Franchises

Yes, this can also include heavily infamous fan games (cough, you should already know very well which Half-Life one I'm talking about, cough)

Two recommendations for high-tier list entries:
1) Series that the game is from has to have originally been good
2) Game should be one that actually goes out of its way to openly insult its series (again, unlike Halo 4, which is really just a bad remake of the original trilogy's gameplay/story formula)


The Top Ten Video Games that Were the Biggest Insults to Their Franchises

1 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

Every CD-i game is a piece of hot garbage. Anyone can admit it.

It spawned some good YTP videos though - Mcgillacuddy


2 Link: The Faces of Evil

Almost as bad of a title as MANOS: The Hands Of Fate, and believe me, the game is no better - xandermartin98

Link's trollface - mattstat716

3 Pokémon Black/Blue

Whilst this was extremely unfunny (and ridiculously easy), it wasn't produced by Nintendo/Game Freak. I don't think this exactly counts because of that. - mattstat716

Horrifically offensive and wince-inducingly unfunny PETA parody of Pokémon's "animal enslavement" mechanic, enough said - xandermartin98

4 Hunt Down the Freeman

From G-Man himself mispronouncing the word Mesa as "Messuh" to I Hate Everything and Killer Keemstar being respectively cast as an Asian-American dude and the president of the United States (cough, Keemstar is literally the Donald Trump of Youtube, cough), there is seriously not even a SINGLE dull moment in this Half-Life fan project's utterly miserable ineptitude; it seriously has to be seen in order to be believed - xandermartin98

5 Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The actual EXACT opposite of what a proper Metroid game should be, yet Nintendo somehow STILL had the audacity to almost completely take the absolutely perfect Metroid 2 remake known as AM2R down in favor OF it...oh well, at least we got Samus Returns, the OTHER Metroid 2 remake...anyway, NEXT! - xandermartin98

6 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Wanna know how to fix SEGA? Fire the guy who's idea was Elise. - TwilightKitsune

Well, Sonic being fornicated with by human women in an actual official Sonic game is still considerably more favorable than watching Asriel underagedly screw his own thousand-year-old MOTHER'S brain in NON-canonical Undertale if you ask me - xandermartin98

7 Earthworm Jim 3D

First two games were pretty good, albeit VERY largely thanks to their music and art styles and specifically those two elements alone

Cartoon series was absolutely AMAZING
AND then basically every EWJ game after 2 immediately began sucking Triceratops schlongs, ironically as a rather immensely direct result of them becoming based WAY too heavily on the cartoon's interpretation of the franchise - xandermartin98

8 Hotel Mario

What would you rather play Hotel Mario or a Virtual Boy Mario game.

At least this one openly confirms that it's a genuine parody of its source material, unlike the Zelda CD-i games - xandermartin98

"Ah, here's the problem! Too many toasters! You know what they say! All toasters toast toast! " - mattstat716

9 Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

If you think that's bad, just wait to you get a look at the game app Final Fantasy: All the Bravest.

Even with the overall Final Fantasy series already being the comically generic, overrated and pretentious mainstream dreck that it is (disregarding the existence of entries 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and to an extent 7), this game is a truly abysmal disgrace to it.

If you thought Chrono Trigger was "Baby's First Fantasy" (which believe me, IT WAS), just wait until you see how pathetically shallow and easy THIS complete train wreck of a game is (DISCLAIMER: Chrono Trigger is still great on its own merits though) - xandermartin98

10 Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Being an action RPG is one thing

Being a god-forsaken STICKER RPG is another entirely - xandermartin98

I like this game... dispite it's many flaws...

This game was bad.
The story was bland.
The gameplay was a complete waste of time.
There was no incentive to battle.
It was incredibly draining to play (and also rather lengthy).
Combining all these things results in a game that's just NOT fun to play, and is completely unrewarding. - mattstat716

The Contenders

11 Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun
12 Halo 4

For the record I didn't add this. - htoutlaws2012

13 Earthbound Zero

HOW!?! It STARTED its own franchise!

14 Mario Teaches Typing
15 Mighty No. 9

Not mega man

16 Metroid: Blast Ball
17 Castlevania Pachinko: Erotic Violence
18 Mass Effect: Andromeda

I am disappointed... - Johnalove

19 Call of Duty: Ghosts
20 Super Mario Sunshine

Ex-CUSE me? - xandermartin98

21 Sonic Labyrinth

This game was bad, sluggish, and just really not fun to play.
Sonic games are supposed to be FAST. - mattstat716

22 Mario's Early Years: Fun with Letters
23 Sonic's Schoolhouse

It's for babies, basically. - mattstat716

24 Zelda's Adventure
25 Mario is Missing
26 The Sims Online
27 Virtual on Marz
28 Mobile Fighter G Gundam (Java)
29 Crash Bash

This game started the farce that Crash Bandicoot became.

30 Pokemon Go!

Pokemon Go! pay your taxes. - mattstat716

31 Mega Man Soccer
32 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
33 Crash: Mind over Mutant
34 Crash of the Titans
35 Assassin's Creed Unity
36 Metroid: Other M
37 Halo 5: Guardians
38 Super Smash Bros. 64

This game was awesome!

39 Star Fox (Super NES)
40 Super Mario Kart
41 Hey You, Pikachu!
42 Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy
43 PaRappa the Rapper 2
44 Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Needs to be higher than 06. 06 had fun glitches. Sonic's campaign wasn't that bad, either.

THIS game, however... - mattstat716

45 Duke Nukem Forever
46 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
47 Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy
48 Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier
49 Ratchet & Clank (2016)
50 Resident Evil 6
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