Top Ten Video Games that Were Ruined by Their Fanbases

Everyone knows that Video Games are one of the most popular sources of fun and enjoyment. So it's great when you make a video game and it gets recognized and popular, but If it gets too popular, There is the chance of a fanbase coming along and some of the people in the fanbase will make cringeworthy content about it. Examples of Cringey Content Include These: Fan Art, Fan Fiction, Idolization, Videos of screaming kids, and more.

The Top Ten

1 Minecraft Minecraft

Minecraft has become one of the most - if not, the most popular game of all time. It was doing pretty well until somewhere in 2014 or 2015. some of the kids that are fans of minecraft loved the game so much, they worship the it and consider people who hate minecraft as... Well let's just say that they hate them back. There is now awful parody songs, animations, Trends in the game, and times where gold is called Butter. It sounds pretty ridiculous for a sandbox building game to end up like this, but there is a thing called being too popular, and I have to say that unfortunately, Minecraft has suffered this. - SpectralOwl

Those little kids has turned minecraft into cancer. It is like the north korea in the game world. There are stupid parody songs and youtubers and A LOT MORE and they started worshio notch and of course, skydoesminecraft. The fanbase probably hadn't allowed OPINIONS, probably the same reason. That has ruined minecraft, SpectralOwl was right. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Most toxic Video game fanbase ever. - PeeledBanana

The most overrated thing ever - Randomator

2 Sonic the Hedgehog

I hate the fans that create crazy shippings and make crazy fan art - Randomator

It sucks when fans cross Sonic over with many old cartoons.

Get this to number one, lol.

I try to stay away from all of those people who hate the new games. When a bad sonic game comes out, I actually make excuses on how the game is good even though I’m aware that the game is kinda bad. For example, when I got sonic forces, for my switch, the game kind of bored me. But I cleared my mind and just thought about all the good things. I do that with every sonic game, even sonic 06! - Granton8ter05

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3 Undertale

I'm not a fangirl. People need to stop ruining video games! Undertale was a Amazing game, with good story lines, wonderful characters, Catchy music and was well made...but now... it's ruined by it's own fanbase, I think Undertale would've been better off if people just kept their ships to themselves and leave this game alone...

Oh and by the way am I the only one that realizes that a lot of the fan base that likes the game actually played the game and just like it - Ilikegames

Undertale was a cute little game, but after one playthrough I was done. Some of the fans have blown it out of proportion, and now you can't view a YouTube comment section on any video without seeing a Sans account.

Undertale was a nice game with a good story and great music and it feels like it from the 80-90s. And when people find this game they think “ I should make cringe anime cat drawings” - Ilikegames

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4 Five Nights at Freddy's

How do people ship horror games? - Ilikegames

Every game/T.V. show/movie is ruined by their fan base - Phillip873

I hate FNAF. That's not just because of the game itself, but the fans. This game was supposed to be scary, but it is not anymore due to the fanart of the animatronics and the people who worship the game. This franchise got so popular that FNAF World was made and now a MOVIE?! I believe that this game was fine without a fanbase like this - SpectralOwl

5 Call of Duty
6 Roblox

I Do not even like this game, and the fans could be part of the reason. That's it. - SpectralOwl

I quit ROBLOX because I got bored of and I’m glad because I heard they’re are dabbing guys everywhere - Ilikegames

7 Super Smash Bros.

One half is "Melee was better! All new SSB games are trash! " While the other is the Rosalina, Peach, and Daisy wars that I don't even wanna go in to. The rest is just people who take the game too seriously and they will type in Caps Lock if something isn't to their liking, and a tiny sliver is people who just play the game. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Funny how only about 2% of the fanbase actually plays the games - Randomator

The Melee bitches are the worst. "Brawl sucks because it's not Melee! "

8 Pokemon
9 Fire Emblem
10 Bendy and the Ink Machine

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Super Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

To be honest, I think the only worst aspects of the Super Mario fan base are the ones that always start flame wars over certain characters in the franchise and those that constantly start fandom rivalry arguments with the Sonic fan base. I wouldn't say it's as toxic or divisive as other video game fan bases, but Super Mario isn't completely safe from it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I kinda disagree - Randomator

12 Portal

Portal isn’t completely safe but it is still playable and still one of the greatest series of all time - Ilikegames

13 Star Fox 64

Same problem as Super Smash Bros. Melee; the fans are overly obsessed on one game, but the second you say ANYTHING positive about the other games, they'll hunt you down and attempt to kill you.

14 Cuphead

Based on what I heard from RetroNemo of The Roundtable, this game was already destined to have its fan base start making porn of it in a few months after it came out. I'm not going to let my curiosity get the best of me on this one... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

15 Star Fox Command
16 Dark Souls III

Good game but ruined by cringy fanbase.

17 Mega Man
18 Um Jammer Lammy
19 Super Smash Bros. Melee
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