Top 10 Video Games That Were Very Heavily Inspired by Other Games

The Top Ten

1 Bioshock (System Shock)
2 Undertale (Earthbound)
3 Portal (Half-Life)

Not really.

4 Timesplitters (Goldeneye007)

It's more of a spiritual successor to Goldeneye than Perfect Dark ever was, and that's not saying it's a bad game, it's pretty good! - Dominicmgm

5 Xenoblade Chronicles (Final Fantasy)
6 Okami (The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
7 Mortal Kombat (Street Fighter)
8 Psychonauts (Earthbound)

Which in turn created the basis for the gravity system in Super Mario Galaxy! It's funny how many 'original' (but good) video games draw inspiration from others. - Synchronocity

9 Saints Row (Grand Theft Auto)
10 Resident Evil (Alone In The Dark)

The Contenders

11 Borderlands (Diablo)
12 Red Dead Redemption (Grand Theft Auto)
13 Sonic The Hedgehog (Super Mario Bros.)
14 Shadow Complex (Metroid)
15 Cave Story (Metroid)
16 Gunstar Heroes (Contra)
17 Undertale (Cave Story)
18 Shovel Knight (Mega Man)
19 Ms. Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
20 Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric (Sonic 2006)
21 Digimon (Pokémon)

They aren't that similar. Also, Digimon was based off of tamagotchi, not Pokémon. I'm saying this as a Digimon hater!

22 Ratchet & Clank (Crash Bandicoot)

I have to disagree, since I'm pretty sure Crash didn't contain high-tech weapons... - Garythesnail

23 South Park: The Stick Of Truth (Earthbound)
24 Mother 3 (Earthbound)

It is part of the same series - Pokemonfan10

25 Axiom Verge (Super Metroid)
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