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Submitted by Pozzle 1299d ago | opinion piece

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. (Assassin's Creed 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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EcoSos3  +   1299d 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-Long  +   1299d ago
I'm going to get disagrees from all fanboys now...
... 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)
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lociefer  +   1299d 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 ><
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jony_dols  +   1299d 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.
LightofDarkness  +   1299d 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.
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badz149  +   1299d ago
definitely GTAIV
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!
-Alpha  +   1299d 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
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inveni0  +   1299d ago
Gears of War, bar none.

Second place goes to the Mass Effect series.
Boody-Bandit  +   1299d ago
GTAIV - The cutscenes were better than the gameplay. The game was way too repetitive and honestly felt like a chore.
JoySticksFTW  +   1299d 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.
nix  +   1299d ago
@lociefer: true.. GTAIV was the soo freaking overhyped and the game was equally boring. i didn't even finish it.
guitarded77  +   1299d ago

Now feel free to bury me in disagrees.
Kingdom Come  +   1299d ago
@ Alpha

No offence, but, you don't have an Xbox 360, so how could you consider Halo Reach to be overrated?
Anon1974  +   1299d 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.
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MysticStrummer  +   1299d 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.
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solidjun5  +   1299d 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.
Dante112  +   1299d 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).
Hellsvacancy  +   1299d 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
egidem  +   1298d ago
-Alpha  +   1298d 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.
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ChiVoLok0  +   1298d ago
Well for me it's Skyrim or Ocarina of Time.
thats_just_prime  +   1298d 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_Darkness  +   1298d ago
Mass of crap...
I mean mass effect series. lol!
Awesome_Gamer  +   1298d 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
ShinMaster  +   1298d ago
IMO BioWare and Bethesda games.

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.
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da_2pacalypse  +   1298d 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.
Irishguy95  +   1298d 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 ButIer  +   1298d 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
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xflo360  +   1298d ago
halo o.d.s.t - what a pile of s#*t!!!
xflo360  +   1298d 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!
DebateMaster  +   1298d 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?
Dark11  +   1299d ago
I agree .. for me i think
Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted and halo are Overrated.
dboyc310  +   1299d 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
Old McGroin  +   1299d ago

The Uncharted series received a lot of awards from reviewers etc and a few people found it didn't live up to all the hype, hence why they think it's overrated.

I loved Uncharted 2, finished it in 2 days, couldn't put the pad down, but I got bored of part 3 pretty quickly (can't explain why, just did) so I'd go with Uncharted 3 as my choice.
slayorofgods  +   1299d ago
Uncharted does deserve praise for it's graphics and cinematic's.. No denying that.

But I think from a perspective of game play and overall fun factor it is s bit over rated. I mean I enjoyed the eye candy but once I finished the first game I could never get myself into playing it again.. From a perspective for actual game enjoyment in this type of genre, I think the original tomb raider has Uncharted beat by quiet a big margin. Tomb Raider is a game I poured a lot more time into when it first came out.
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peowpeow  +   1299d ago
I only completed Uncharted 2, enjoyed it but felt it to be slightly overrated, except for the top-notch presentation.
MysticStrummer  +   1299d ago
@dboyc310 - People that don't like a game you do aren't necessarily in denial. They just have a different opinion about what makes a great game. That's why this kind of article is so perfect for N4G. Honest people are hard to distinguish from trolls in an article like this.
floetry101  +   1298d ago
People who are defending Uncharted and the like, THESE ARE OPINIONS.

I loved Uncharted 2, and would probably consider it Naughty Dog's greatest game, even over my favourite Crash Bandicoot title.

On the other hand, I found Uncharted 3 to be a regressive game in every way, and in no way close to being as good as 2. More bullet sponge enemy types, tedious early levels and an ending that almost directly pastes the Uncharted 2 climax.

You might think differently, so be it. Just don't force your opinion onto other people.
ATi_Elite  +   1299d ago
What’s The Most Overrated Game You’ve Ever Played?
Oh my Gosh without question!

H.A.L.O. Combat Evolved!

So much hype that i wanted to throw up every time I heard someone say "Halo"!

I played it and fighting the same 3 covenant got old, repetitive, and boring really quick!

MP was fun though but till to this day I always thought Red Faction SP was better than Halo!

O-ver-rated clap clap clappity clap!
ronin4life  +   1299d ago
Halo 1 was great and deserved praise in my opinion.
Every halo after that, however...^_^;
peowpeow  +   1299d ago
I think H3 MP deserves praise. Perhaps overrated but still deserving of praise, being one of the most robust, balanced and competitive online fps on consoles this gen
Septic  +   1298d ago
Completely disagree. Halo Combat Evolved sold me onto the original Xbox and I found the campaign to be amazing. The story, the level design, the weapons and the controls of the was a breath of fresh air.

The story was brilliant, the setting of a ring shaped planet that turns out to be a weapon. The enemies, the covenant were so cool! The Elites were imposing enemy commanders, the grunts funny and original cannon fodder but deadly in numbers, the jackals with their shields, the huge tank like aliens whose name I forget! Then you got the flood who were terrifying. THEN the sentinels!

So all of a sudden you have a four way battle between the covenant, flood, sentinels and humans! All in some epic battlefields coupled with, what was at the time, amazing AI in some awe inspiring levels with great music.

Compound this with the fact that you could only carry two weapons at a time, a fresh concept at the time and the weapons themselves were brilliant and original. The needler for example! Also the plasma pistol you power up, the really cool assault rifle and OP pistol. Even the sniper rifle and plasma repeater susceptible to overheating. Just brilliant.

THEN throw in some amazing and original vehicles into the mix. That in itself was a new standard for console fps'. And these weren't just any vehicles. Look at them; the Warthog is an instant classic. The ghost, the don't see originality like that these days. THEN consider the original and.quite ingenious way you controlled the vehicles: via the camera! And it works really well whilst enhancing the cinematic value of the sequence.

Halo is the definition of a killer app. Comparing it to the likes of Red Faction is completely missing the point. People like to scoff at it and call it overrated but the fact remains that it revolutionised console fps gaming, in particular its sequel and online multiplayer.

The fact that it pretty much single handedly made the Xbox the success it is today speaks volumes. Without Halo, there most likely wouldn't have been a 360 today. Legendary game.
Dannycr  +   1298d ago

The convenant cool? I'm sorry (I know I will get tons of disagrees) but I haven't seen enemies so Kiddy looking and simply not badass at all. I've never felt threatened by them and the first thing that I thought when I saw those "chili willy" penguin-like creatures (The grunts) on Halo CE was: If these things are whats "invading" this planet, then this army and soldiers are the worst ever.
xflo360  +   1298d ago
halo o.d.s.t was worse, far worse!
dboyc310  +   1299d ago
Uncharted 3 for me but I mean it didn't even get that Much praise like Among Thieves so i wouldn't call it overated. Except for those random 10's
Haha123  +   1299d ago
Modern Warfare 2
Infamous 2
and Uncharted 3
Dms2012  +   1299d ago
If you want agrees you will have to leave out any Ps3 exclusives on your list of overrated games.
slayorofgods  +   1299d ago
That is what we call preaching to the choir. Not everyone agree's that ps3 exclusives are the greatest games ever made.. And if you are a minority in the subject it takes guts to be the straight shooter.

The agree / disagree system is a bad system anyway because sometimes the best arguments are more rated on popularity instead of the actual knowledge for the subject at hand.... Just saying
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Philoctetes  +   1299d ago
GTA 4 and it isn't close. Not that GTA 4 is a horrible game or anything -- it's a solid 7 or a shaky 8, which makes it worth playing. But it was getting 10s left and right when it first came out.
jn2002dk  +   1298d ago
Agreed though i do think there is one other game that comes close which is Half Life 2

I never understood why that game got so much praise
Oh_Yeah  +   1299d ago
gta 4, gears of war

gta: not what i expected, took to much away from san andreas, didnt really like niko, camera was broken, still good fun though, the episodes made up for me not liking niko

gears of war: just an average cover based shooter, the story never grabbed me, didnt like the character design/ characters
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torchic  +   1299d ago
Gay Tony redeemed GTA IV quite a bit.
JoySticksFTW  +   1298d ago
GTA IV dlc is dlc done right.

Entertaining and much better than the main game.
Tonester925  +   1299d ago
Battlefield 3
solar  +   1299d ago
Killzone 2
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mabreu  +   1299d ago
All Angry Birds game and Wii Sports games. The fact that these are the best selling games of all time just makes me puke.
gedapeleda  +   1299d ago
I must admit it's uncharted series.
The plot was like some cheap holywood adventure movie with stupid dialogue and jokes for 7 year olds,
shooting was boring, climbing was boring,only good thig were graphics.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1299d ago
Hands down my 2 choices are: 1.Crysis and 2.HAZE
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_Aarix_  +   1298d ago
-_- why am i not surprised you said that?
MostJadedGamer  +   1298d ago
LittleBigPlanet. Talk about scraping your fingernails against a chalkboard. It was painful just to play the 15 to 20 minutes I put it to that piece of garbage.
Knushwood Butt  +   1298d ago
I beat Uncharted 3 for the second time just last weekend, and it's definitely my least favourite of the series.

Still a good game, and yeah, it's beautiful, but the weakest IMO. I prefer Golden Abyss over it too.
Unlimax  +   1298d ago
The name "call of duty" is truly overrated !!
Unlimax  +   1298d ago
Yeah brainwashed kids .. run away from the truth !
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1298d ago
I would probably have to go with Mass Effect (series). It's so boring. Fight skirmishes, talk...rinse repeat over and over. I've beaten ME1 and ME2 but couldn't get myself to finish ME3. I was forcing myself to play ME every second...gameplay just wasn't enjoyable to me.

Of course COD is overrated
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RustedMan  +   1298d ago

For me, Resident Evil 4...people fell in love with it, and i just saw the bastardization of a franchise, turning into something it's not.

Now, with Resident Evil 6 around the corner, people wounder why they didn't go back to survival horror...
THESONYPS3  +   1298d ago
Mass Effect series and the Uncharted Series was Amazing. Uncharted 3 was better than two. Also AC2 wa amazing for it's time.
Mutant-Spud  +   1298d ago
GTAIV , Arkham City and Skyrim, the most overrated, yet boring games I've ever played.
lpc  +   1298d ago
loru Gta 4 thi overrated
Tapewurm  +   1298d ago
It's so cool to hate popular things!!! Hipsters have at it! Gonna go pop some corn and read all the hipster posts.

"I hated ALL the Uncharted,Heavenly Sword, Motorstorm, Halo, Gears of War, God of War, Killzone, Resistance, Infamous, Socom,Call of Duty, Mario, Zelda, Sonic, Shenmue, Panzer Dragoon, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil,Virtua Fighter, Dead or Alive, Tekken, Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Soul Caliber, Pac Man, Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pretty Pony Game franchises before they ever started, BUT I'm still a HardCore Gamer." -El Cool Hipster
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Snookies12  +   1299d ago
The hell!? ACII was the best in the series... -_-
-MD-  +   1299d ago
Was it? I actually managed to finish that one. The first one was so unbelievably repetitive that I returned it before I finished.

Haven't played any of the games that followed cause they all look like the same exact thing.
Snookies12  +   1299d ago
Yeah, I honestly couldn't finish the first game either. I've played through all of them and can safely say that the second game is the best in the series.
LiamDirish  +   1299d ago
the first assassins creed is good but not great. however you are really missing out if you're ignoring the other games. You can buy them second hand for practically nothing these days. Give them a chance
KentBlake  +   1299d ago
I love all the games in the series (it's my favorite franchise this generation), but I agree the first game was a lot worse than the others.

But, to me, the best one is Brotherhood. It just has so much more to do, with the assassins you hire, and the great, very original, multiplayer (and I usually hate multiplayer). Revelations was good, but not as much as Brotherhood. I hated the Desmond/Portal sections and bomb crafting is just boring.
dumahim  +   1299d ago
2nd one was WAY better than the first. They had a good idea, but it hadn't been polished up yet. With II, they fixed a lot and the game was on a whole new level. I thought Brotherhood made further improvements, but probably had a bit too much busy-work to hide the fact there isn't that much going on. Still enjoyed it a lot. Revelations though, even less going on and it seemed like they reached too far in adding new stuff, and just didn't work.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1299d ago
Brotherhood was skippable, but still worth playing in my opinion. Revalations on the other hand was not worth a buy. It felt half-assed. And the tower defense missions, ugh, don't even get me started. But you should definitely go for ACIII.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1298d ago
Better than the first but still not that great. What kind of Assassin game involves zero stealth lmao. You're literally forced into fights and th combat is so repetitive and boring
RustedMan  +   1298d ago
second one was very close to being a perfect game.
Beautiful environments, and amazing original score.

Just damned fun as well.
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hulk_bash1987  +   1298d ago
Yeah for some reason I couldn't get into Assassins Creed. Ive played and beaten 1 and 2 but I honestly thought it was a chore to go through. Never touched brotherhood and revelations.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1299d ago
I think Brotherhood was the best one IMO.
aliengmr  +   1299d ago
Brotherhood was far superior, at least on the PC. Proper menus for once, the combat actually flows better, and keyboard buttons are labeled.

I wouldn't call AC2 overrated IMO. Although I didn't like the parts where it turned into a complete ripoff of Tomb Raider.
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ginsunuva  +   1298d ago
Best in the series doesn't mean i isn't overrated. And frankly, AC2 was extremely dull. Just like Gta4
LiamDirish  +   1299d ago
Portal 2, I just don't get what all the fuss is about. I gave it a good try but just couldn't get into it.
sly-Famous  +   1299d ago
Thats bacause Portal 2 is for smart people...................Just kidding bro, I really enjoyed P2 but it wasnt be-all and end-all that it was made out to be.
dark-hollow  +   1299d ago
Half the fun is in the witty dialogue.
dboyc310  +   1299d ago
That's basically what makes the game stand on its own. You have to pay attention to the dialogue amd interaction with the characters.
indubitably  +   1299d ago
Thank God someone said it, I actually really enjoyed the game. I thought the humor throughout was on par if not better than the first game and a lot of the puzzles were challenging, but the damn adventure parts were so tedious, boring, and ugly I had to force myself to beat it.
torchic  +   1299d ago
you have to admit though that ending was a masterpiece. people say the RDR ending was the best ending this gen, but since I haven't played it yet, Portal 2 gets my vote.
Mainsqueeze  +   1299d ago
RDR ending > Portal 2 ending
dumahim  +   1299d ago
While I enjoyed P2, I think I ultimately enjoyed the first one better. The first one was clean and simple. Of course, P2 isn't going to be able to recreate the big surprise, but I would have been perfectly happy with more test chambers, another escape, and more GlaDOS.
Still enjoyed the hell out of it, but really did feel like a different game.
BanditGamer  +   1299d ago
inFamous 2 for me. But I'm biased, I wanted Uncharted 2 but my buddy wanted inFamous 2 and he won. I didn't like it.
MrGunny94  +   1299d ago
ALL CoDs after COD4
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ape007  +   1299d ago
MW2 was amazing
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Tomonobu Itagaki  +   1299d ago
Grand Theft Auto IV. Boring, lame story, lame game-design, not even close to the quality of the previous episodes. I didn't feel any enjoyment from the game until the end, where I could say "At last, it's the end".
DaReapa  +   1299d ago
Easy choice pick.
ape007  +   1299d ago
look i respect your opinion, forgetting about the crazy stuff and sheer content in San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto 4 oozes with quality, the environments, the attention to detail, the improvement made in the gameplay, the amazing gfx, the whether effects, the unbelievable atmosphere, the movie like experience of the gameplay\things going on, the great writing, i hated it so much when it first came out but after i got use to the driving controls, it's just pure GOLD
Eyeco  +   1299d ago
i was recently talking to my friend about GTA 4 he's not much of a gamer but he got me thinking, GTA 4 was widely praised as being "flawless" and while that is true to a degree there are no real major flaws what the game does have are shit loads of these little flaws every game has a minor annoyance but i have alot of minor gripes with the game e.g.

.why does Niko always fly out of the window in a car crash doesn't he wear a SEATBELT??

.why do the missions get so repetitive in the 1st hour of gameplay, the only mission that truly stood out for me was the bank robbery

.why didn't the game expand or refine the rpg elements that were present in gta san andreas?

.why do I have to tap x/a to run i didnt have to that in SA/VC/3 why would i want to walk at 0 mph ?

. why are there so many annoying supporting characters (brucie,roman)

.why are the driving physics still so awkward ?

. no BMX ?

i could go on, i had 0 motivation to replay this game after completion .
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Iveyboi  +   1299d ago
Brucie is the best supporting character in the history of videogames, and general entertainment:
- Brucie doesn't **** girls with Cellulite!
- Shark Testosterone

You had me until the Brucie comment
M_Prime  +   1299d ago
I did not care for the RPG stuff in San Andreas, and i remember holding a button to run in those as well. The cover system was so much better here and so was loosing the wanted level. it was the first GTA that i found myself not wanting to cheat in because of getting shot by someone i can't see.

yes driving physics took a little to get used to and you could always not pick up the phone. BRUCIE was pure gold though and so was Little Jacob.

as for the seatbelts, i guess niko didn't care for them but you would only fly though the window on cheap cars or if you were going at top speed in the really good ones.

Also all of you that thought GTA4 was overrated probably never played THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY. that my friends takes GTA4 and brings a flavour of San Andreas.

also you must all remember, SAN ANDREAS was the LAST GAME in that generation, it had the most time to be worked on in terms of getting to know the engine. GTA4 is really the successor to GTA3, so why not compare these two?
flappersack  +   1299d ago
1000 degrees incoming..
Psychotica  +   1299d ago
1000 degrees? That sounds really hot..
Hayabusa 117  +   1299d ago
Mario. There, I said it.
Hayabusa 117  +   1297d ago
20 agrees, 20 disagrees...for the first time in a long while, I'm genuinly suprised :O
kasasensei  +   1299d ago
Iveyboi  +   1299d ago
Reviews were poor....therefore can't be overrated? Overhyped maybe
sly-Famous  +   1299d ago
The whole Crysis series, I started each game and didnt finish any because if I tried to finish them I would have died of boredom.
Hicken  +   1299d ago
This is about the only thing I can say was ever overrated in my eyes. After all the hype, I played it(Crysis 2), and it was just okay. Not bad, but not great, either. It was decent.

I would say Assassin's Creed II, but I honestly didn't play enough of it to say I have a valid opinion on it. I couldn't get into it at the time, and haven't gone back.
Honest_gamer  +   1299d ago
halo odst is mine, and mgs4 is probs the only game that actually surpassed the hype
DasTier  +   1299d ago
Lol MGS 4 & GTA 4 are the prime example of an overated game.
Honest_gamer  +   1299d ago
i played maybe 10 hours of GTA 4, hated it :/ mgs on the other hand ive completed it 9 times :/ and it was released at a time when every article was hate on the ps3 and how it had no games, only hype for mgs4 was from ps3 fans everyone else was hating on it, allot like ign etc did for uncharted 1, then once the independent reviewer's starting to give it 10's and it was winning game of the year they changed there video reviews etc to give it a 9 or 10 :/ basicly mgs4 wasnt over rated when it came out, it became "over rated" after 90% of people who played it, played it another 5+ times and told there friends etc how good it was
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Brosy  +   1299d ago
I would say MGS is my most over rated game. Clunky third person controls and a story that is so convuluted that I just laughed at it. Generic Bosses as well.
Iveyboi  +   1299d ago
Things were different in the PSX era
thehusbo  +   1299d ago
Battlefield 3, crysis 2, every call of duty, minecraft
SandWitch  +   1299d ago
Agree x100 on Minecraft
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DasTier  +   1299d ago
GTA 4 an amazing game, but nowhere near deserving of some of the praise you hear.
Mac is OK  +   1299d ago
Goldeneye. I'm not sure if that game aged really poorly or it was never that good in the first place. All I know is that the couple of times I tried to get into it, it seemed clunky as hell.
The Meerkat  +   1299d ago
Clunky by todays standards but back in the 90's it was the top dog as far a console FPS were concerned.

I'd have to go with Fable 2 / 3 as my most overratted.
Or maybe Z.O.E.
cpayne93  +   1299d ago
You should try Perfect Dark, improved on just about everything from goldeneye. It was easier to get lost tho. These older games are going to have clunky controls, but if you get used to them you might love goldeneye and perfect dark.
Pozzle  +   1299d ago
Definitely the former. Goldeneye was revolutionary at the time of its release. Not only did it prove FPSs can work on consoles (and that they didn't have to be half-assed ports from PC), but it also introduced many gamers to things (zoom in snipers, AI enemies who patrolled and strategized, dual wielding weapons, varied multiplayer modes, a 'proper' 3D world, etc) that were rarely seen in video games at that point.

It might seem like basic stuff nowadays. But Goldeneye basically defined the entire console FPS genre for years after its release. Doom might have brought FPS games into the mainstream, but Goldeneye proved that console FPS games can work really well. If it weren't for Goldeneye, most console FPSs nowadays wouldn't exist...or would, at least, look quite different than they do now.
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DaReapa  +   1298d ago
Very well said. Goldeneye was revolutionary for its time and couldn't be overrated. That's like saying the NES was overrated as a console.
PersonaCat  +   1299d ago
Any Legend of Zelda game. I just really can't get into that franchise.
tigertron  +   1299d ago
Same. I tried playing OOT but just didn't like it. I played it on the GC and 3DS. Although I did enjoy the Wind Waker, but I couldn't stand its check point system.
Mainsqueeze  +   1299d ago
Yeah i find Skyward Sword to be ridiculously overrated. I got to like the third temple and i got completely bored of doing the exact same things i was doing back in Ocarina of Time(having to read cut-scenes instead of watch them included). It was almost a choir for me to even get that far because i was so bored.
dark-hollow  +   1299d ago
Skyrim, don't get me wrong it is a very well made game but its way overrated.

After sinking more than 200 hours on skyrim, I think I had more fun with morrowind and oblivion.
Honest_gamer  +   1299d ago
got to agree once i finished the main story and the "war" story, then all the guild story lines, and then you keep getting the same questiosn over an over beat someone up > kill a brea/spider in a house > steel an item > escort someone somewhere > get a tresure from a very short dungeon. dont get me wrong i loved the 1st 2/3 hundred hours but then all questions become the same several over and over :/ what happened to this dynamic engin that makes new uniqe quests up? if by new and uniqe is instead of killing a bear in a house you kill the bear in the house next to the original house then wow
user9841288  +   1299d ago
reviews are for suckers live and learn ppl.
PygmelionHunter  +   1299d ago
I agree to an extent, can't deny they're useful sometimes though, imagine a world without them, for example, you wouldn't even be able to tell which RPG or FPS are the best of the bunch, and there's lots of those games.

But yeah... With all the bias and spoilers around, you have to know who to trust.
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MRMagoo123  +   1298d ago
you still cant tell which games are the best of the bunch because reviewers go by there own opinion, the same as you should really, i can bet if there were no reviewers a lot of ppl would play games they never would of picked up and maybe find a new favourite.
Summons75  +   1299d ago
God of War, never saw what was appealing about a half naked guy with anger management problems that promised greek mythos but got it completely wrong and was a poor clone of devil may cry.

thats just me though
Hudahudahuda  +   1298d ago
The appeal lies in the fact that Kratos is a manly mother effer that kills giant monsters and f**ks hot sluts 24/7
Summons75  +   1298d ago
EH I get the complete opposite feeling from him
Picnic  +   1299d ago
Dead Space. I'd seen it before.

In Doom 3.
In Aliens.
In Silent Hill.

People are FAR too easily pleased. It's an EA game- the clue's in the studio. They occasionally make good racing games but they do not make survival horror games. They can copy survival horror games but it's not really their game. They're wearing other people's clothing and it's not even proper old school survival horror clothing like Eternal Darkness style.

This industry has entered a meaningless looking glass where giving the appearance of being more complicated is being confused for being more entertaining. Sci-fi, buff ancient Greeks - it's all as far removed from most of the people who play these games as can be. Why can't games makers and their fans see more of the magic in the everyday? That's what series like Silent Hill did - it was the everyday distorted. Monkey Island was about an everyday guy who became a pirate. Few have that dry sense of humour any more.
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SnakeCQC  +   1299d ago
why so many anti assassins creed "articles" as of late? the games that left me baffled about the amount of praise received are shadow of colossus and call of duty
Bobets  +   1299d ago
just 3 games that always comes to mind when talking overrated.

to me...

GTA4 - So much hype before release and I was stupid enough and succumb into the hype...never again.

Halo 3 - WTF do ppl see in this game? yuck.

Diablo 3 - sigh.
OmniSlashPT  +   1299d ago
GTAIV, BF3 and the first AC (the second one was amazing).
Furesis  +   1299d ago
i dont think the first AC was overrated? just saying
Xperia_ion  +   1299d ago
World of warcraft.
shadowwizard  +   1299d ago
Any Halo game.
araman  +   1299d ago
Same. Don't understand the praise it receives, it's a sub par FPS with a run of the mill sci-fi story. There's nothing special about it in my opinion.
indubitably  +   1299d ago
Name any of the major Halo games and I will tell you why they were such a huge success/ why it is the definition of a high quality fps.
Mainsqueeze  +   1299d ago
In my books the only other fps that are in the same league as the Halo series this gen and last(that i can think of right now), are Half Life and Bioshock. If you like FPS's and you don't like halo then you must really be trying hard not to like it IMO.
Megaton  +   1298d ago
I agree. It's pretty bland and the story would fit perfectly on some low-budget SyFy channel movie. It sells for the same reason that CoD sells. Casuals buy everything their TV tells them to buy.
h311rais3r  +   1298d ago
Clearly you don't know anything about the story.

Humanity is in a civil galactic war when a coalition of alien races are so diluted by their leaders they need to exterminate anything that threatens their path to salvation. The covenant is a uniform society of shared technologies from several galaxies under one religious banner who have set aside all differences to find all 7 religious artifacts (which turn out to be weapons that eradicate the hoss for a deadly parasite that literally would consume all life) so they can become one with their gods. They are lead by one race of "prophets" that in reality are leading their society to suicide. The weapons were made to contain the threat and as a safety precaution they wipe all life when activated. Ontop of all that there is the insurrection which happens within the covenant and the executions and bannishings for those who fail in the eyes of the prophets.

The universe is massive and more thought out than any other video game franchise. Each book is fantastic as well. Even I you don't like the gameplay people like the books. They are extremely well written

If that's a poor story ( and it's very brief) then I can't explain how your mind works.
Megaton  +   1298d ago
My dad bought all the books because he's a huge SciFi buff. He was hoping for deep, Dune-tier SciFi. He was sorely disappointed, claiming they were more like children's books.
araman  +   1296d ago
@h311rais3r - sounds like Fifth Element to me.
NeoTribe  +   1299d ago
Halo, cod, guitar hero, gt5, every fable except #1, gears of war, kinect, move, infamous 2 to an extent, assasins creed series, killzone 3.
SageHonor  +   1299d ago
Mass Effect 2/3 and Uncharted 3
Blastoise  +   1299d ago
Xenoblade Chronicles and Skyrim.
Vandamme21  +   1299d ago
Gears of war is the most overrated I've ever played
Jimneous  +   1299d ago
For me it was Halo 3 I didn't get what the fuss was and to me it didn't play as well as other FPS.
cpayne93  +   1299d ago
For every great game, there will still be plenty of critics. Games are gonna appeal more to some than others, but I'm not sure if overrated is the right term to use. I thought bf3 wasn't any fun at all, yet I thought bc2 was the greatest mp game I've ever layed eyes on. AC2 is a good game, but I get tired of all the climbing sections. And I've adored just about every other zelda, but just can't understand what people think is so great about Skyward Sword.
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