Top 10 Worn Out Video Game Franchises

The Top Ten Worn Out Video Game Franchises

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

Just the same show every year. Next to no innovation and if somebody tries to say there is innovation, their only point would be either better graphics or different guns/maps. 0/10 would not play


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.

For anyone who thinks that all adults who still play Pokemon games needs to stop playing Pokemon games right now and play something more mature:
Shut up!
It's okay for adults to play Pokemon games, since adults are technically old enough to do so. Being an adult Pokemon fan is not a crime against nature; it just shows that, well, the adults love Pokemon very much and are passionate about it! Plus, people shouldn't stop doing something they love to do anyways, especially if they're old enough to do so and/or what they're doing isn't destroying the environment. - Jasmine21064

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.

Someone in a comment section of a YouTube video said that Pokémon is Madden for furries. I possibly couldn't agree more with that statement.

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.

Final Fantasy

The first 5 games were amazing but there is way too much now.

Final Fantasy 1-6 and 9 and the only good one, and if you MMOs 14 can also be good. other than that the rest is garbage.


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

Bungie was awesome it was 343 that ruined the series

Halo is awesome

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.

Sonic use to be Mario's great rival in the 16 bit era but now Sonic can't even keep up with Mario in the 3d area.

I think it's time to put the Hedgehog down

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!

Take it behind the shed sit there for a few minutes watching the sunset and then pull the trigger

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.


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.

Mega Man

The franchise is getting revived I think.



I swear we are going to be on Fifa 298 by the time this game finally dies, I honestly hate all the fifa games

I recently bought the newst Fifa game, 2019, and found it to be repetitive and very unfun. Having played last year's Fifa, this newest instalment showed me just how stale each and every one of the games are. The microtransactions are also a major kick in the face, having payed 60$ for a Triple A game, and having to pay more for content that should be in the game. Not just worn out, but a joke at this point.

It's a shame that other franchises that constantly innovate have less sales then FIFA. Even Call of Duty innovates more than this! If we want to stop EA from stealing our money, PLEASE don't BUY THEIR GAMES.

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.

Assassin's Creed

Black flag was the last good game in this franchise

Since AC2 they have begun milking the franchise

After ac syndicate it become utterly trash

Syndicate was the definition of trash... Origins and Odyssey brought the franchise back on track and made it feel fresh again. - RogerMcBaloney

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

Mario Party

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.

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

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


It's not a franchise - Callistowo

Not a franchise, but guaranteed to become one.

This is the gray revolver of video games - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Absolute crap

Super Mario Bros.

By the time Super Mario Odyssey came out this franchise was already dead

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.

The games are not all the same.
One game, it's a 2D 8 - bit sidescroller.
One game, we are in a RPG game, with Mario.
One game, we're paper.
One game, we're using water to help our journey.
One game, we're in space.
One game, we're racing.
One game, we're partying.
The Mario games are changing, in a good way. They'll only get better.

Five Nights at Freddy's

I think it's honestly pretty worn out, but it still makes some good fan games and is still overall a really good franchise

I bought every game to do with fnaf and the settings and a few variations of the characters were the only change though it stays as one of my all time favorite games

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

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

Grand Theft Auto

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

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

Too many games, but great series. Should really stop after 6. R* should focus on games like rdr, l.a noire, and something new. - Joshuaisdotdotdot

Just Dance

Be honest with me. Do you really see any kids still flocking out to buy the newest yet rehashed and somehow worse than the previous Just Dance game every year that it somehow HAS to always win the Favorite Video Game category at the Kids' Choice Awards? COME ON! What kid is going to want to choose another lame Just Dance game over a new Mario game? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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.


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

There Will Never Be A Sequel - JPK

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

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!


Seriously, Minecraft Is Now Ruined Thanks To It's Fanbase - VideoGamefan5

The fanbase sucks now, not the game. - MasterCreepy

Microsoft ruined Minecraft.

I'm pretty darn sure this is a single game, not a whole franchise...

Candy Crush Saga
The Legend of Zelda

I don't like it sucks Minecraft and FNAF are the best oh and Skyrim

Play breath of the wild.
Then come back and think again, - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Breath of the Wild is overrated trash

Breath of the Wild sucks


This isn't a franchise

Roblox is for 5 yr olds and the games are broken

DUMB - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Capcom vs

Even Super Smash Bros is now effectively part of this franchise

Capcom vs X-men, Capcom vs Marvel Comics, Capcom vs SNK (their now dead rival), Capcom vs some anime company... what next, Capcom vs Your Mom?

Super Smash Bros.

Smash bros will never die
Even if there is 500 million characters and no variety I will still buy it
It will still be better than brawl - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Do you hate brawl? Not the best smash game in terms of graphics etc, but it was an awesome game. Subspace made it even better. A lot of replay value in my opinion and has great single player - Slither

Sheesh. Ultimate is putting in all characters from previous games from the series. It basically a sign that the series is getting stale.

Or maybe it's a sign that they are caring about their community. - Manowar9

King of Fighters

When you have to drastically retool the over-arching plot and even change the main character, you should just start a new series.

Crash Bandicoot

He used to be Sony's mascot for the PlayStation, until he went multiplatform. It's no wonder nobody knows what happened to this little marsupial. It would be nice if he had a comeback. Maybe, he could be a Nintendo character. Then again, he probably isn't. Well, Activision owns him, so maybe they'll make him a first person shooter. Then again, fans would be disappointed at that.

Press F for ma boi cresh
He can recover but he isn't - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Adventures of Lolo
Rock Band
Guitar Hero
Angry Birds

I remember playing this when I was young. It was fun.
Now it's just not the same anymore. After the movie, I feel like the franchise started to die out... - MasterCreepy

Same. Used to be obsessed with this, and the movie, killed this obsession in a way I could not detect. - Ikura

It kinda make me sad

Dead - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Fatal Fury

I don't care that Mark of the Wolves is supposed to be the greatest SNK game ever; they replaced all the characters and gave the one returning character an AWFUL redesign. They should've just created a brand new stand alone game.

Watch Dogs

When does it end

The dogs will always watch...

Watch Dogs is a franchise?


This game sucks. Anyway, what kind of a name is Banjo Kazooie?

WHY IS THIS ON THE LIST - epicdongus69

This franchise had a good run when Rareware was a second party developer for Nintendo. Banjo-Kazooie & Banjo-Tooie were awesome & fans were expecting Banjo-Threeie. That's when after Banjo-Tooie, Banjo & Kazooie went from bear & bird duo on the Nintendo 64, to Grunty's Revenge as the prequel of Banjo-Tooie, to racing, to Nuts & Bolts. If Banjo-Threeie actually existed, then that would be the last Banjo-Kazooie rather than Nuts & Bolts. There are some news saying that this franchise is getting a spiritual successor called Project Ukulele & Banjo-Kazooie will be DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U. Is there even a chance Rare & Nintendo will ever get back together?


Is essentially being kept on life-support by its fangames (which are sometimes better than most of its official games) - xandermartin98

Tomb Raider
Kirby Series

No one actually likes it in the first place anyway


Wish I would have voted on this on b4 I saw Call of Duty. - Joshuaisdotdotdot

Mortal Kombat

The same thing every game

Fire Emblem

Sakurai, just stop. Stop. STOOP!
It’s TOO NICHE! It’s BORING! STOP RUINING SMASH BROS! After Ike it got old. There are almost as many fire emblem characters as Mario characters, for crying out loud! - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Animal Crossing

Its not worn out there is only one game per console. (happy home designer isn't a main series game.) - epicdongus69

Basically same game over and over again

Gacha Studios
Digimon “Digimon” is a term commonly used to describe a variety of Japanese anime series based on the Bandai virtual pet brand “Digimon” (Dejimon). As of 2017, there are 7 series: “Digimon Adventure” (1999), “Digimon 02” (a.k.a. “Digimon Adventure 02”) (2000), “Digimon Tamers” (2001), more.
Lego Series

They even made a Lego Rock Band (a Legi video game version of something that was already a video game) for chrissake!

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