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

I think aiming is way to sensitive and uncharted's shooting is way better, also capitalism - bjinmaro64

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2 Resident Evil

Not really worn out out because resident evil 7 got it back up for a good game so this and pokemon do not belong on this list however Sonic and Call of Duty and Sports games do belong here.

This franchise got raped into every dimension and got so far away from its roots that it ended up in a total disaster.

3 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

The pokemon franchise is cool, overrated, beautiful, cute, epic and even worn out! this is even more than the best video game franchises in the world! discovered by mewtwo, all the pokemon in the game, you playing the best game in the world, pokemon ruby/shappire/emerald! just... enjoy, this is totallic the most overrated video game in the world! this is when pokemon is the best and most worned out franchise of all time!

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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!

Not saying this should happen, but if Nintendo bought Sonic, then the series would be amazing. - Drawbox

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5 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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6 Final Fantasy
7 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.

8 Mega Man



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

Two letters: EA, End of story - bjinmaro64

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10 Assassin's Creed

Since AC2 they have begun milking the franchise

Doesn't need to exist beyond the 3rd game. Story was already finished. But Ubi decided to zombify the franchise to milk it

The Contenders

11 Risen
12 Killzone
13 Battlefield
14 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

I truly dislike 9 and 10 with the whole car thing. I hate it how if you land a on a wrong space, it'll ruin the turn for the whole group, not just you. I liked being alone, and not having everybody ruining my game, and visa versa.

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15 Super Mario Bros.

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

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.

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.

From the first game in 1985 Bowser kidnapped her, now its Bowser.

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16 Grand Theft Auto

Grand theft auto is a CRIME, for crying out loud!

The only reason this series sells well is because of the numerous controversies it has garnered. - PerfectImpulseX

17 Parappa the Rapper

We need a sequel.

I have no idea

If the developers had thought just ONCE about putting Lammy Mode and a proper multiplayer mode into Parappa 2, this might not have been the case - xandermartin98

Expecting Parappa the Rapper 3 on PS3? NOPE! NOT HERE!

18 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

There Will Never Be A Sequel - JPK

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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19 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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20 Watch Dogs

When does it end

Watch Dogs is a franchise?

The dogs will always watch...

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