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Submitted by Pozzle 942d ago | opinion piece

10 Video Games That Are Shameless Rip-Offs

WC: Even some of the best video games have been called out for lifting elements from earlier games, but there’s a difference between borrowing or paying homage to something, and shamelessly pilfering from it, as all the below games demonstrate with a clear certainty. Though not all the games on this list are bad – though a fair few of them are – the air of plagiarism hanging over each, whether it’s an authorised copy or not, certainly dents each game’s reputation, even if two in particular are without doubt regarded as classics.

Here are 10 games that are, for whatever reason, and regardless of their quality, shameless rip-offs in the extreme. (Chrome, Limbo of the Lost, PC, PS2, PS3, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Super Mario Bros. 2, The Simpsons Road Rage, Wii, Xbox 360)

Hellsvacancy   942d ago | Spam
RuperttheBear  +   942d ago
10 Websites That Are Shameless.

1.whatculture.com
kevinsoy75   942d ago | Spam
Tetsujin  +   942d ago
If you really wanna get technical, all games post 80's is some sort of rip off or "copycat" regardless of how different stories, characters, settings, etc are.

However I do agree there's some that you can tell there was 0 "difference" with some games.

And for the naysayers "Well what about Wolfenstein 3D, that started FPS" no it didn't; it was the first mainstreamed but there's an 80's game (Forgot game exactly) that was an arcade fps that was either ported to pc or it never hit home console.
WeAreLegion  +   942d ago
It's pretty simple. Go to the + next to the website's name. Then, click "WTF?" and "No".

I'm not sure why N4G has this glitch, but it's happened to me plenty of times. I hope they sort it out soon.
Krew_92  +   942d ago
Why is every website I see has no rating and reads "n/a," it's as if rating them never works. Even though many people down rate it?

I've never seen a low rating, but then again if a website has a low rating we wouldn't see it at all, hmm.
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SilentNegotiator  +   942d ago
And Kotaku has 3/3 for some insane reason.
wishingW3L  +   942d ago
only low rating I've seen was for Hip Hop Gamer. People really hated that guy with a passion.
CDzNutts  +   942d ago
Waaooow, no Dante's Inferno??????
Tontus  +   942d ago
I can't believe they didn't include Dante's Inferno, the developers even copied the controls of God of War to the button, there was nothing unique in Dante's Inferno apart from it's setting.

It wasn't a terrible game though, if God of War III was a 10/10 masterpiece then Dante's Inferno is a decent 6.5/10, but it is by far the most shameless clone I've ever seen... still would like to see a sequel though. :P
Chris558  +   942d ago
Thats shitty game
That-Guy  +   942d ago
What a horrible list.
BuLLDoG909  +   942d ago
warz and saints row were the most blatant rip offs..

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