What’s The Most Overrated Game You’ve Ever Played?

Uproxx writes: Recently, I finally got a chance to play Assassin’s Creed II. It sold millions of copies, gained widespread critical acclaim, and… I found myself wondering why.

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EcoSos31856d ago

Damn I have played so many so Ill say a few Mass Effect 3 my friend finally got me to play them and I was like WTF just happen never care for any of the characters and never got into the games so the ending meh. Uncharted 3 finish it and never went back I played the mp like 3 times, also Skyward Sword at first was fun and then the back and forward, back and froward got boring really fast but i still did finish it.

Yi-Long1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

... but I never really got into Uncharted, even after all the praise it received, and after REALLY wanting to like it.

In the end, while gorgeous, I just didn't really care for the character (Drake), and I felt the gameplay became quite boring and predictable (I'm not a fan of cover-shooters).

Bunch of bad guys, shoot at them from behind cover, sometimes dodge a grenade, then go for a section of climbing and jumping, until you come across bad guys again, then more climbing and jumping, etc etc. It had a few change-ups like the car-section, but still...

Also, Halo.

I got the 1st Halo with the original Xbox, but stopped played when The Flood came (Library level). Very annoying. I'm not a big sci-fi fan anyway, and didn't care AT ALL for Master Chief.

Also tried Halo 2 which I bought cheap, but even though I thought the set-pieces were quite impressive, I really didn't care enough to keep playing it.

I really need to find a game and gameplay challenging, the characters interesting, and the story entertaining, to keep playing.

Those game mentioned are just a bit too lineair for me. I need a bit more freedom.

I DID love GTA4, I DID love Assassin's Creed 2, I loved Yakuza 4, and right now I'm really getting into Dark Souls (which is also a bit lineair, but at least very challenging and gives you some freedom in how you build your characters and the weapons you choose)

lociefer1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

GTA4 hands down, it really felt like a chore playing it , oh and twisted metal,dead space, every freakin crysis, and max payne3, please dont kill me ><

jony_dols1856d ago

Loved Uncharted 1 & 2, but I was indifferent towards number 3. It didn't feel like much of an improvement & the story of the 2nd game was far more interesting.

LightofDarkness1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

I agree with the author's perspective on ACII, I was left quite underwhelmed when I played it. Infamous was the better game (probably the best sandbox game of '09).

I'll agree with Uncharted, it's really only overrated around here though (you know how N4G is), although quite a few reviewers tend to go a little over-board about it. I loved the first one, I felt the second wasn't particularly memorable and couldn't even finish the 3rd (and I didn't even care).

But I also found Dark Souls to be a tad overrated. I'll try it a second time when it releases on PC next month, but my first time around it failed to grab me, even though Demon's Souls managed to captivate me for about 40 hours. I'd say that's a more controversial opinion :p

FFX is a big gripe of mine, that is without a doubt the most overrated game I've ever played. FFVIII was quite overrated too, although I think history has treated that game somewhat justly (it never ranks in any FF top 5s, really), despite reviewers giving it 9s and 10s at the time. Kingdom Hearts too. FFX and Kingdom Hearts managed to make me quit JRPGs for about 4 or 5 years. That is the depth of my hate for them.

Anyway, fun topic. For every disagree I get, I shall donate 1 kernel of popcorn to my mouth.

badz1491856d ago

no contest there! Personally, I think over rated means high review scores, no award. Thus GTAIV!

For those saying Uncharted games are over rated, the awards speak volume. Doesn't mean you and a bunch of people don't like it, it's automatically over rated. Get over yourselves! I don't get into Halo amd Mario too but I don't consider them over rated. Milking, yeah but never over rated!

-Alpha1856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

I dont mind uncharted's high scores but I generally find the "perfect, best game this gen, amazing story" claims to be highly exaggerated. I liked UC2 a lot, but would never overpraise the gameplay and story. For me:

Gta IV
MW2 and 3
Halo Reach
Red Dead

inveni01856d ago

Gears of War, bar none.

Second place goes to the Mass Effect series.

Boody-Bandit1856d ago

GTAIV - The cutscenes were better than the gameplay. The game was way too repetitive and honestly felt like a chore.

JoySticksFTW1856d ago

AC series and especially Revelations

Den defense (in Rev), horrid controls

AC always had sloppy controls that would make you jump in random directions during missions or chase scenes.

I still enjoy AC (at discounted prices like the $15 PSN+ Brotherhood deal), but the only good things about Revelations were Altair's scenes and the addition of the Stalkers.

And GTA IV is the worst one in the series and a serious downgrade from San Andreas. I said it.

I like the top down GTA's more than IV.

nix1856d ago

@lociefer: true.. GTAIV was the soo freaking overhyped and the game was equally boring. i didn't even finish it.

guitarded771856d ago


Now feel free to bury me in disagrees.

Kingdom Come1856d ago

@ Alpha

No offence, but, you don't have an Xbox 360, so how could you consider Halo Reach to be overrated?

Anon19741856d ago (Edited 1856d ago )

Halo Reach for me. I'll never understand the high reviews scores this received as I felt it was by far the worst of the series. I love Halo, I love the universe, I love the gameplay (although never a fan of the mp online) and I just felt like Bungie phoned it in. The new weapons were uninspired (alien shotgun? How original) the missions where simple "Run from point a to point b pretty much in a straight line" and the story was non-existent without a single, memorable moment with the exception of that "FU" ending. The whole thing just left me perplexed and frustrated considering how much I enjoyed the previous installments in the franchise. It was completely underwhelming and before someone says "Yeah, but did you read the books," No. I didn't read the books, nor should I have to read a book for a game in order to enjoy it. A game's story should be able to stand on it's own, and Reach's faceless grunts just didn't do it for me compared to the rich, sci-fi epic I had played before.

MysticStrummer1856d ago

Such a perfect article for this cesspool called N4G. For me it's Halo 1&2 and Assassin's Creed 1. Playing those games made me wonder what people saw in them. I played Halo 1&2 for free (borrowed XBox) and still couldn't make myself finish them. At least with Call of Duty, I understand what people like about it even if I don't like it myself. LA Noire was another highly reviewed game I had to make myself finish.

solidjun51856d ago

GTA IV for me. That was an overhype mess of a game. Just boring. Halo Reach as well, but it wasn't as boring as GTA IV.

Last would be Call of Duty MW2. It made me not purchase the third iteration in the Moder Warfare series. Turned out I was right not purchasing MW3 after my brother told me it was a huge mess.

Dante1121856d ago

I think Gears of War and Halo is overrated. People here speak as if those are the games of the decade, when in reality they couldn't even win one Spike Game of the Year award. The Uncharted 2 game even has one but get hated on so much here (Has hundreds of awards actually).

Hellsvacancy1856d ago

I agree with Gta IV, MW2/3 but Red Dead? thats surprising, i really enjoyed Red Dead

Resident Evil 5 and Bioshock get my vote, i hated Res 5, Bioshock? the hype hurt it for me, i waited till it came to the PS3, i kinda expected too much, didnt like Bioshock 2 either

Bioshock 3 looks insane, i shall buy it day 1

-Alpha1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )


I couldn't get in to it, found it incredibly boring, but perhaps I just didn't stick through it long enough. I don't have a strong enough opinion to really argue it, so whatever.


For the few four or so months I had an Xbox, Halo Reach was the game I had for it.

ChiVoLok01855d ago

Well for me it's Skyrim or Ocarina of Time.

thats_just_prime1855d ago

the most overrated game I played its a toss up between GTA4 and Skyrim a close 2nd place would be Halo 3

Army_of_Darkness1855d ago

I mean mass effect series. lol!

Awesome_Gamer1855d ago

To people saying uncharted is overrated, sorry but Uncharted is the best game series this gen and that is not my opinion, it's most real games"s opinion. And GTA IV isn't overrated it's the best game in the series and it's the best open world crime game this gen (better that saints row, mafia)

On-Topic: Skyrim, buggy as fuck (even on 360) dark souls was way better

ShinMaster1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )


Mass Effect:

Below average character customization, even for just the head.
Below average third-person shooter.
Below average RPG elements (after turning it into a TPS).
Average animations.

So what is this game being praised on again? Oh right, story!
Might as well make it into a movie or novel, instead of basing the whole CATCH of the series on BS choice making. It's better off as an interactive Sci Fi story.


Simplistic and average combat.
Forgettable story, devoid of any sense of urgency, drama or emotion.
Lack of focus.
Bland, dead characters.
Below average animations.
You're choices and accomplishments don't seem to matter.
Boring and repetitive fetch quests.

The catch? Massive, pretty and landscapes to pointlessly wonder around and level up in.
Boring IMO.

Fallout 3:

Also boring and suffers from similar issues mentioned in Skyrim above.

Also, Call Of Duty,
Gears of War,
Diablo III,
Arkham City,
SM Galaxy 1/2,
New Mario Kart games,
Motion controls,
Angry Birds.

It's NOT that these are bad games. Not at all....
But the overhype level in many of these is absurd. And when supercharged by fanboyism and the media, the masses become blind sheep.

da_2pacalypse1855d ago

ME3. The game is pure trash, not sure why it gets so much love. The other two games are absolutely amazing, this one is just rushed and weak. It's pathetic.

Irishguy951855d ago

I agree Alpha, Red dead, I actually put up with it for quite a while, generally found it boring and tedious, riding a horse is not nearly as fun as speeding through traffic or flying a helicopter, which is what kept my interest in GTA(even though I also got bored of GTA4)

Also with Uncharted I agree, Great games. But overrated, definitely not the best games ever created. Not close again imo.

Now...Skyrim, holy ****. How in the world did it get so much praise? It's so formulaic for an open world game, it's got nothing on Fallout 3 or NV. It has zero unique quests. Go to dungeon/kill draugr or spiders/defeat level scaled boss at end/ collect dragon shout and quest item. And the dragons were such a disappointment. They were just an annoyance, had zero challenge to them etc. Never mind the vast array of average features/gameplay/combat that it contains. The only + it's got is a nice looking open world to explore. That's all it's got, if you want an exploration game, get Skyrim. Want a fun RPG? look somewhere else

Kevin ButIer1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

I learned my lesson with the first AC, when u finally get used to the chunky game mechanics, you find out that the game is actually pretty boring... i just drop the series

xflo3601855d ago

halo o.d.s.t - what a pile of s#*t!!!

xflo3601855d ago

@shinmaster. .. oh boy! you were doin so well until you got to ff7, then you slightly lost the plot with arkham city then ultmately went stark raving bonkers with mario galaxy 1&2 - those are all undoubted classics!

DebateMaster1855d ago

So you don't care for the main character and you don't like cover shooters but you expected not to find the gameplay boring?

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Dark111856d ago

I agree .. for me i think
Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted and halo are Overrated.

Thatguy-3101856d ago

For those saying that Uncharted doesn't deserve the praise are just in denial. Yea the story and gamplay don't bring nothing new but that's not what gets the praise. The praise comes from the amazimg cinematic experience,amazing voice acting that helps make the story believable and intense. I mean the plot of the stories are genetic but little things add up that make it amazing. Character development, chemistry betwen characters etc. Uncharted 2 deserves the praise that it gets. Well uncharted 2 especifique