Top 10 Worn Out Video Game Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty

Call of Duty and FIFA are pretty much the same game year after year now, whereas there's other series who really innovate and bring a lot more yet still have less sales. - EvilAngel

Even though all of these games on this list are overrated, they are good. Whether it's one thing or another, they all still deserve to be where they are now. It's just that they are getting more controversy.

I think Call of Duty still has polished gameplay. It's just that it feels too overwhelming with them releasing a game each year. This essentially turns it into a cash grab

JESUS:remember no more Call of Duty

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2 Pokemon

What? Are you god damn serious? It's not an abomination! They at least try to mix it up, unlike other franchises! It's far from worn out! The games are so big, there's a lot to do in them and a lot to discuss about them! They could continue making regions and Pokemon forever and nobody would try to stop them! They have side series too! And the series isn't even designed for six year olds! Have you seen the words they use? It's the ANIME which is designed for children! Your argument about Pokemon being a worn-out franchise is invalid.

Bare with me. But Pokemon isn't "strategy", you will have to actually care a lot about every element to make this game strategic. The audience which this is marketed to is kids. They won't be able to recognize these details. Even if you are a kid and recognize these details, there are still all lot of kids who will still keep on playing it. Also they hardly have room to innovate. This is why the series is overrated. It will most likely never live up to the potential, because nothing adds up. The system which they based Pokemon around is fragile, and now it's broken.

This cancerous abomination has been going on for far too long and the adults playing it need to move on to real games, not something created for 6 year olds.

I'll see you on the news after you finish shooting up a school. Meanwhile have fun trying to make a life in your parent's basement. - NorthernEel

Sun and Moon will cause world peace. Actually, Pokemon Snap 2 would.

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3 Resident Evil
4 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

As a former fan it's fair enough to say that this franchise should be put out of it's misery for good. We don't want anymore either low mediocre or awful games made by Sega.

I know. You guys were expecting him to be at the top of this list. I believe it's best for Sega to put this hedgehog out of his misery & end the franchise for good.

The people who say the franchise had mostly mediocre games have clearly not paid much attention. That said, I'm not surprised since the fan base is the worst gaming fan base ever!

It's time we make that hedgehog breathe no more.

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5 Final Fantasy
6 Halo

Halo 4 was such a disappointment. Bungie needs to come back if Halo is going to be good again. - TheGrammarPolice

Why is halo even on here? At least it changes every once and a while unlike these other games

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Why is this so far down on the list? They launch a new version of the game every year, with close to none differences. Even Call of Duty has more variations in their games.

FIFA is by all accounts a fun game and despite a few bugs has some impressive polished gameplay, however it is becoming increasingly difficult to stomach EA'S ever growing catalog of money grabbing schemes, with the latest price ranges update on ultimate team it is now pay to win gameplay. - SALOCIN3000

FIFA sucks if I want to play football I'll go outside

The real core issue of the game isn't that the games itself are bad, but the fact that they keep realising a new game every year with little to no updates and new features. It would be fine to maybe, I don't know, create downloadable UPDATES every year to compensate for new players, teams, etc. and the right time to make a new game should be for every generation of console. I think that this would be a more effective way of keep us, as fans, happy with the game and be more interested in the 60 bucks we bought. But, with EA being EA, this seems really unlikely. Oh well.

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8 Madden

It needs competition, even though I prefer American football (the actual gameplay is awesome) FIFA has better features that would be great with Madden, mainly due to PES.

9 Mario Party

Mario: Best selling game. Party games aren't that popular, so why not make them popular by making Mario party? - noo7na7

Mario party was once a creative, and fun game with tons of cool mini games and overall a fun time with your freinds. And while I don't hate Mario party, its definitely run out of steam. It's wasn't terrible during the early 2000s, I feel that since the introduction of the "party car" it's become very repetitive and boring. All I can think of here is that either Nintendo gives a good, fresh new idea for Mario party, that's fun and enjoyable for everyone, or should start over, and scrap the series entirely for something diffrent.

I'm a huge Mario fan but this crappy series needs to end NOW. - Harri666

Since Hudson Soft left the Mario Party franchise Mario Party end up like Sonic, Halo and all the franchises going downhill. - Randomteenager

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10 Mega Man V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Assassin's Creed V 1 Comment
12 Just Dance

Ubisoft has been making the same dancing game since 2009. I used to like it. Now, I want the dead dancing to end. Rhythm gaming has faded away, and I believe that the only way for it to be cool again is a reboot of Guitar Hero, Rock Band & PaRappa the Rapper coming back. I want this milked franchise to end.

13 Battlefield
14 Killzone
15 Super Mario Bros.

It's just the same crap every new game!

Peach was kidnapped, Mario goes to save her, she gets saved, and repeats. What goal does Bowser hope to achieve by kidnapping her?

This franchise is overrated. Back in 1985, it was good, now they just do the same things over and over again.

Man, I can't stand how people defend Mario solely because he saved gaming industry. They are willing to use that fact to overlook how little mario's games change.

I like Super Mario Bros, but it needs to end at one point, maybe after I'm dead. The fanbase is rabid. They always have a big mouth to insult and mock Call of Duty or Sega, but you cannot mess with their precious Nintendo or you will be called troll, hater, or Call of Duty Fanboy. This annoys me, and I don't even like Call of Duty. (But I like Sonic) - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Look, I hate Mario's fanbase by a longshot but Mario shouldn't be on this list. Neither should Sonic. - DCfnaf

Nintendo needs to do something different with Mario. Super Mario Switch BETTER NOT BE PEACH GETTING KIDNAPPED. - DCfnaf

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16 Risen
17 Undertale

The brightest stars always burn out the fastest, as can be seen through this game's fanbase. - xandermartin98

I still love it and you cannot stop me

I'll admit, I'll would have loved this game if it wan't rubbed into my face from the internet. it's characters are charming and the story is unique, but I've had a littler bit too much of it. - sdgeek2003

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18 Five Nights at Freddy's

I enjoy this story, but four or five games is enough.

Even though I love this game, stop filling my subscription fees.

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19 Parappa the Rapper V 3 Comments
20 Adventures of Lolo V 1 Comment
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Sonic the Hedgehog
2. Call of Duty
3. Resident Evil
2. Pokemon
3. Just Dance
1. Madden
2. Final Fantasy
3. Assassin's Creed

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