3 Most Overhyped Games of 2014 So Far, Expected To Be Groundbreaking But Fell Flat On Their Faces

Here's three most hyped games of 2014 that didn't performed as expected.

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Steven36571153d ago

Wow, I actually agree with this list.

AngelicIceDiamond1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

The first part of the year was just games that were over hyped.

WD out of all those games gets my attention. "In May 2014, Ubisoft re-reveal Watch Dogs but it was not the game fans saw at E3 2012/13 instead of polishing, graphics/visuals receive massive downgrade."

And yet they defended it like we're dumb and thought we had short term memories. They actually tried telling us there were no downgrades.

Yeah and a Cow just leaped over the moon...

TomShoe1153d ago


Titanfall - Lack of content and terrible matchmaking.

Watch Doge - Bad story and visual downgrades aplenty.

MGSV:GZ - The fact that Kojima was rolling around in a bathtub of money as we realized it was an extended demo.

georgeenoob1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Titanfall did amazing according to reviews, the top rated exclusive. People love to say Titanfall is overhyped cause it's an MS exclusive, but Metacritic states otherwise.

Titanfall is the most hated game on N4G. There's a huge reason for that: insecurity. Even before its release N4G continuously bashed the game while critics were praising it. And what a surprise, they still hate it.

mydyingparadiselost1153d ago

"And yet they defended it like we're dumb and thought we had short term memories."
We are dumb with short term memories, how many games has this happened with since Killzone 2 went up on stage at E3 and showed everyone a game they would never play?
Aliens AC, BioShock Infinite, WatchDogs, Dark Souls II, Infamous SS, there's already talk of The Division getting downgraded so god only knows what was real or not at the most recent E3, this keeps happening, good game or bad, over and over and these games just sell anyway. As long as so many people keep seeing graphics as the end all be all of games we're going to be treated like idiots, and we'll keep buying the games.... Like idiots.

pompombrum1153d ago

Titanfall lived up to it's hype imho. I didn't have a problem with the content either, it had plenty of maps and I think that's what is most important in a MP shooter. The matchmaking was poor though definitely and no server browser for PC is unacceptable but ultimately, once ingame, it delivered on what I wanted out of it.

johndoe112111153d ago


George, come on, lets be level headed about this. Who the heck still plays titanfall? I know I don't have the game but I used to see a lot of gameplay videos all over the place. A lot of gaming channels I follow on youtube started off playing it and then after a couple of weeks they all dropped the damn game faster than a parachute with holes. I don't see any titanfall videos anymore and the general consensus by a lot of people, even big youtube gamers is that the game gets very boring, very quickly.

ShinMaster1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Titanfall lacked content and features. It lacked the progression and longevity that other online and FPS games have. It's even behind games like COD.

There's nothing wrong with a game being online-only.
And there's nothing wrong with a game being $60.
But if you're gonna release an online-only game and charge full price, then it better be a feature-complete package. But it wasn't.

You could tell many of the critics themselves were overhyping it. They were happy playing the same 6v6 mode with different names before and after the game launched.

Its lasting impact is weaksauce, to say the least.



Nice try dragging Sony into this, but it seens we don't have the memory as short as you think. InFamous SS and Killzone 2 looked very similar, if not better here and there, than their original E3 trailers... You want to talk about who started the overpromising trend, look no further than Gears of War. Epic literally made Penny Arcade's term "bullshot" popular.

ALLWRONG1153d ago

The only people who call Titanfall over hyped or overrated are PS fans. That's because they be begging for games.

alexkoepp1153d ago

Watch dogs for sure, titanfall is every bit as awesome as its hype - I didn't think ground zeros was a game with a lot if hype behind it. It was a little expensive but I had fun with it.

ProSid1153d ago

I tried out titanfall on pc cuz of the free demo they had and in all seriousness it was not that great.

memots1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Said it 3 days ago and got disagreed on a lot.

memots + 3d ago
please dont start hyping this game (sunset overdrive ) like one other title was .. please i beg you.

I love insomniac i have almost all their games and still looking for a Fuse disc cheap i want to try it.
But please no more overhyping a game simply because its going on one console vs the other.
The reason i bring up titanfall is all this fanboy hyping killed the game for me and left me not wanting to hear about it ever again. I recently passed on a 50% sale on origin because of that.

It was so bad that every other articles on n4g was about it and how it was the e3 winner /console seller/have you seen it/Top 10 kill/best fps evaaar, it was simply never ending.

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Clown_Syndr0me1153d ago

I liked Titanfall at first. But it got boring within a week and hardly touched it since.
Shame really.

HonestDragon1152d ago

Right now, we are the midst of the summer drought. There aren't that many notable games coming out right now and admittedly the first and second quarter of 2014 have had good releases, but it wasn't quite as abundant as 2011 or 2013. As for the three games featured here...

Titanfall: I really wanted to explore more of the mythos of this game via a single player campaign, but the damning thing about it is that there was no single player or story to be heard of. Opting to take single player out was a bad decision by Respawn. A lot of gamers and reviewers lamented on the lack of a good single player experience. Just having the game be multiplayer and even have a mission result in a "loss" (even though you can crush the other team by triple digit numbers) left a bitter taste. It's also not beginner friendly like other multiplayer games (Team Fortress 2 for example).

Watch Dogs: I haven't played this one, yet, so I can't really comment on it.

Metal Gear Solid V: This one I totally agree with. The only reason people supported this game despite its shortcomings with game length and content is because it's a Metal Gear Solid game. I played through this game and beat the "main campaign" (which is supposed to be the meat of the game) in an hour or less. That is inexcusable despite the graphics and potential with gameplay. The Phantom Pain looks much better in scope as opposed to Ground Zeroes, but this defense of Ground Zeroes' quality is a joke. No game that retail priced at thirty to forty dollars and lasts you only an hour deserves nines and tens. Even an eight is a stretch for a review score.


People aren't saying that Titanfall was overhyped because it's an Xbox exclusive. It's overhyped because it's just a good multiplayer gamer and nothing else. Metacritic be damned in this case and any case for that matter.

Titanfall is not the most hated game on N4G. Watch Dogs, Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Ground Zeroes have all received their share of hate. I think you're choosing to remain a blind fanboy because Microsoft can't do anything wrong by you. smh

AndrewLB1152d ago

It's a lot like the way the President keeps responding to scandal after scandal with "i just learned about it in the media" or "not a smidgen of corruption" or "nothing but phony scandals".

It's the old Marxist theory that if you keep repeating a lie people will believe it.

I'm still amazed the man could actually say that there has been no wrongdoing by the IRS when they themselves admitted they illegally targeted the presidents enemies.

And much like Ubisoft... they keep repeating a lie regardless of the facts. it's pathetic in both scenarios.

aragon1152d ago

I still play titanfall so ofeten had it for bout 2 months and never got into it till about 2 weeks ago, and i can always find a match

dantesparda1152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

TF is definitely overrated, its a choppy, stutter, tearing mess, with bland/bad graphics and in serious need of a resolution/AA boost. And the bots are amongst the dumbest ever seen in a game. And WD has many of the same problems, weak graphics, and in serious need of higher res/better AA, not to mention AF. Both games were ridiculously overhyped and incredibly bland. MGS, I don't find as bad, don't again, I don't think was nearly as hyped as the other two games.

I know i'll get a lot of hate/disagrees from all the fanboy haters/apologist, but im just being honest. But both games all serious letdowns in my book.

And there is AndrewLB, with his usual off topic rightwing nutbag political nonsense. What an obsessed fool you are.

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Funantic11153d ago

I think Infamous could have taken Titanfall's spot. Titanfall has a better score overall and higher replay value.

Why o why1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

The hype levels dictate that titanfall's place is justified.

Read some of the articles below. Also take note of the marketing for both games.

Remember you and your kinsmens statements about how titanfall was going to put the x1 in front for the month it was released. A lot of pressure was on titanfall due to the hype bestowed upon it


The hype around it wasn't even close to what Titanfall received.

AceBlazer131153d ago

Not even close, inFamous was hyped for what it was, another inFamous, if you liked past gamed you liked SS more or less. It wasn't praised as the second coming of open world games. Unlike Titanfall, you guys killed your own game with your fanboyism over hyping it and the media sure as hell didn't help. Believe the hype, yh right.

lifeisgamesok1153d ago

Lol @Funantic 1 I was gonna say the same thing Infamous and Killzone shadow fall should've been on this list

Shen31153d ago

I don't think 'score' is relevant considering how corrupt I imagine big gaming sites are. Couple of backhand dollars from Microsoft and boom, Titanfall is a hit!

Joking aside, they were both average games. inFamous was laborious at times, with repetitive sequences which bored me to tears. Titanfall was just a CoD clone with Mechs.

Str8Chaos741153d ago

How is Titanfall COD with mechs? It has a wall running and vertical element to it that COD does not have.

Malphite1153d ago

@Funantic1 "I think Infamous could have taken Titanfall's spot. Titanfall has a better score overall and higher replay value."

Facepalm. Comparing the replay value of a multiplayer game to that of a single player game. And as far as I remember both games were well received by critics (which has nothing to do with a game being overhyped to begin with).

@llfeisgamesok: Everybody knows that you never played those games you are talking about.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1153d ago

I rarely look at critics reviews on Metacritic, I look at users rating.

ISS has 8.0 and Titanfall has 6.2
Sure there's a few positive and negative trolls, but still, those users played the game for a few hours for most part.

6.2 is very low...

ConfettiYeti1153d ago

Funantic1 and lifeisgamesok, the article is about hype. Infamous and Killzones hype was but a bleep in comparison to the ADs on the street and TV. You could not take 10 steps without seeing something about Titanfall and how it would revolutionize the way we played shooters. Neither Infamous or Killzone went that overboard.

Without ever touching or playing Titanfall, the game looks like it could be a lot of fun. But all reports show that yes it plays well but gets boring quick. When you put that against COD which seems to hold players in on one game for over a year. You have failed. You were touted as the next big thing. And you aren't, you're a good maybe even great game. Just over hyped. Which is the point of the article.

HonestDragon1152d ago

The author is talking about hype leading up to the games. Infamous: Second Son didn't really have that much hype going forward. Anticipation, yes, but not hype. Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Metal Gear Solid V all had hype going forward. In one way or another, they disappointed a lot of people. It doesn't matter what the overall score was and replay value comes from personal impressions and investment.

dantesparda1152d ago (Edited 1152d ago )

And the fanboyism never stops from the MS fanboy, eh? TF and WD were hyped to kingdom come. MGS was barely hyped by comparison. You're bitterness is showing, get a grip fannies.

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Magicite1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

I agree with this list too, You could also add Thief and Murdered too, although not really hyped much.

@george Titanfall will be absolutely forgotten by the time next COD is released and probably COD will sell at least by 400-500% more.

Eejanaika1153d ago

Titanfall was a lot of fun.
The other games however were injoyable
but could be considered over hyped

wsoutlaw871153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

Im sure titanfall was cool but it was supposed to be the best mp experience ever, but it still hasnt gotten too popular and seemed to die of a month after it came out. That doesnt mean its bad but everyone knows that it in no way matched its hype. Im sure theyll release the next one just for next gen/pc and it will be better and have a better audience. Watch dogs was very disappointing and was not the experience most of us imagined. It lacked so much detail and depth that could have made it great.

nosferatuzodd1153d ago

I agree with titan fall
And watch dog but hell no metal is not overrated