This controversial list describes the ten most overrated video game franchises of all time, from Sonic to Halo.
Ghosts N' Goblins? You've got to be kidding me.
I'm gonna press Report because that is hella off-topic.
Ill be pressing -bubbles.
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Yeah Will fails epicly...
We all know how crappy that Nintendo fanboy site. Just take a look at their articles ! I can't believe they put Sonic, GOW, Tekken ... LAWL
I think Tekken is the only franchise on this list I can agree on.
God of War shouldn't be there (although I think it is ever so slightly overrated). Agree with Sonic though, to me it always has been a poor man's mario.
i HATE half life.
I love Half Life. But you sir are a gentleman and a scholar so we shall have to agree to disagree. But I guess that article agrees with you a bit more on this one. Although he said there are too few enemies and compares the enemy count to Mario. Forgive me if that makes zero sense since Mario has no story and HL actually adheres to a narrative. When a story is involved you can't just go all willy nilly adding ridiculous enemies.
Tekken blows...So many better fighting games
tekken is overrated although it is still a good game.
Especially Halo: Combat Evolved?
You know what's not overated about this list? Fail. About half of those games on the list are awesome. You know what Old Wizard? If your going to keep a Nintendo-fanboyish view on games, then only talk about Nintendo games, it only makes sense.
Old Wizard needs to STFU about the SNES and N64 days, here is a message, THIS ISN'T THE 80s and 90s!!!! Stop comparing everything to Super Metroid, Mega Man, Mario and the early Zeldas Look what they said about GOW: But if you a big fan of mindless button mashing with good graphics, you’ll probably like this series, but I doubt that many fans of the golden age of video gaming who have played classic games like A Link to the Past and Chrono Trigger, would give this game a 9.8. Look what they said about Halo: don’t think that you’ll find too many old school gamers who have played truly epic games like A Link to the Past or Super Mario 3 saying that Halo is the best video game franchise of all time. Does Halo really compare to old SNES classics like Super Metroid or Mega Man 2?
The article just listed the 10 most popular franchises out there and dissed them. Give us a break. FAIL.
"Agree with Sonic though, to me it always has been a poor man's mario." I don't think anyone has rated Sonic as good since Sonic 1,2,3. I don't see how it can be over-rated when people don't think it is good. Other than that, it is a horrible list. He just took the most popular franchises and called them over-rated.
I gotta disagree with the #1 pick. Yah there are way to many pokemon games but i remember when i was 12 how i use to log hundreds of hours on pokemon, and spend hours more battling all my friends, everybody had it and it was definitely some of the most fun i've had out of any video game, ever. Pokemon was extremely addicting there's no getting around that. It might not be the greatest RPG ever but it's definitely up there, (if you take finalfantasy and a bunch of others out of the picture.) Oh yah, why is God of War on that list it may be slightly overhyped but definitely not one of the most over hyped games.
Gotta agree with Halo and GTA though.
You do understand that the #1 most overrated franchise on the list is a NINTENDO game, don't you? Just making sure.
but i guess they were trying to outdo themselves this time by putting Pokemon as number 1. I don't understand how they even put Final Fantasy III and Chrono Trigger in the same category as Pokemon. I've played all three and all three are incredible. I men all three are addicting and keep you playing for hours, the thing is that FF III and CT are by no means the same in incentive. FF III and CT have story, depth and awesome gameplay, and Pokemon is addicting with it's "Gotta Catch 'Em All" craze and it works. I have been playing every pokemon game in the series (or at least one per generation) since its debut and it isn't overrated if millions of people keep buying and revering the game. It would become overrated if people kept buying the game and it would suck, but that's not the case with pokemon so suck it OLD WIZARD with your craptacular lists!
Actually I agree with most of this list. Except for Sonic, the games on this list are all overrated. Especially the Half Life series.
Half Life is way overrated. In fact I'd go as far as saying valve is overrated. Portal was the only thing that did that I liked. I couldn't even finish HL 1 or 2 I got so bored. Reminds me of GTA4 in that way. BTW I really liked Portal and hope they actually do something with it.
i wonder if the writer even played sonic games after 2 part. Sonic Adventures and Sonic Adventures 2 were really cool; Sonic Unleashed was WAY underrated by sites that give score to games - I've played it and I love it. Since the moment I realised that SU was simply feasted upon by scoring sites, I simply don't care about scores any more. Sonic was never overrated. The franchise has it's own fans like any other series, apart from these fans don't go screaming around that Sonic is the best game ever (unlike Halo/Gears/Killzone/MGS/LBP fans).
Norway is an overrated country. Sweden dominates the world!
LMFAO. What's wrong with you?
Bubbles for making me laugh!
i disagree. norway rocks. A-hA!
Just once I'd like to see a list like this that had Madden on there. WHY would you include POKEMON on an overrated games list? That game has outsold any other series with the exception of the Mario Brothers. This list is crap.
Yeah I agree. I can't believe they compared FF3 to Pokemon. Pokemon outsold FF3 by a factor of over 10 to 1.
Yeah, I've never liked FF3. Chrono Trigger is definitely better than Pokemon though IMHO.
Pokemon better than FF3???? LOL. Who cares which sold more?
i thought i was the only one who think madden is the biggest piece of crap ever i love football but every year EA release a halfa$$ game called madden. and the fact that i will not even buy a EA game till they start worrying about the consumer and stop flooding the market with crap halfway finished game
Yeah Madden sucks.
Madden is a bad announcing too.
"WHY would you include POKEMON on an overrated games list? That game has outsold any other series with the exception of the Mario Brothers. This list is crap." Do you even know what overrated means?
Tekken...overrated? wow. just wow.
Yeah, I mean, I don't think they're great, but who even likes them?
Everybody likes Tekken. I can't believe these guys were ragging on it. It's a very intricate game that requires skill if you want to win.
lol was it tekken 4 or 5 where u couldn't even see the character's name on the character select screen? that was laughably bad. don't get me wrong I like the fighting system overall. but it's been a good while I think since tekken's been 'the sh1t'.
Yay Old Wizard has returned.The world is once again safe :/
I saw the title, and picture, and I immediately knew what site made this list.
good list though.
O-W is such a Nintendrone.He compares every game on that list to Chrono Trigger and A Link to the Past or some other overrated SNES game. Zelda series is overrated.How many times is Miyamoto gonna sell the same game again? Twilight Princess,Four Swords,Phantom Hourglass,endless milking,etc.
Yeah, Nintendo basically lives off the NAMES of these fanchises. Do you think Twilight Priness would be heralded as such a great game if it didn't have the Nintendo stamp on it? What if you subbed out Link and Zelda with different characters, but kept the same game. We'd never even know it existed.
I hope you guys aren't serious there.
I wonder if they have actually played twilight princess to see its brilliance. In no way is Zelda milked off its name, each game is truly fantastic.
Chrono Triggers a great game...Dont care who's comparing that to anything.
I agree 100% mint royal.
God of war, overrated? What? It is the best in its genre. I don't care what anyone else says, i have yet to find a game that is even half as good as god of war at what it does.
Yeah, that one surprised me.
Actually, I played it and never really liked it. For this kind of game, I prefer when monsters drop items like in Diablo or most WRPGs. If it has to stay an action game, I prefer games where you can run on walls and do acrobatic stuff like in DMC.
The best in its genre... Slow down there, cowboy. Devil May Cry destroys God of War. I love God of War...but...Devil May Cry 3 deserved GOTY...not God of War. EDIT: Thank you, Dr. Swedenborg. Bubbles for you! (Wow...does that sound gay or what?)
LeonSKennedy4Life: I agree with you 100%
I still think god of war is > DMC.
Agreed with all of them except GHosts n Goblins, Half-Life, Resident Evil and Pokemon (yes, Pokemon)
Half-Life isnt overrated. It deserves all the praise it gets. KThxbai
Best game of all time??? You've got to be kidding me.
Did he say that?
This will be hugely controversial but I never took to Smash Brothers or the Final Fantasy series. They aren't bad games or anything but I feel that they get a disproportionate amount of praise for the gameplay on offer and they have not really changed in any meaningful way over their numerous iterations. I would also add Devil May Cry to that list (which are bad games IMO) How about under-rated series? I reckon Sly Cooper would be very high up. EDIT; I wish to add Shenmue to my over-rated list. The degree to which it is revered is entirely disproportionate to the quality and influence of the games.
Great question. I'd have to go with the Space Quest Series. I never hear anything about that one.
Sly Cooper is fantastic! The 3rd game was probably the best PS2 platformer.
To be honest, what I see is a bunch of Nintendophiles that can't seem to let go of the 16-bit era because the Wii can't do graphics much better than that.
Disagree with you!! On Topic: I have played dozens of games on other consoles (mrnintendo96 is a randon name, really) and have played lots of Halo. For example, if you shoot Captain Keyes in the head in Halo 1, everyone else in the ship will try to kill you. Halo was very overrated. The game lacks several features that other FPS games had in the day. No secondary fire modes, no sprinting, no location marker, nothing. Halo 3 came out in 2007 and still didn't have anyone of those features. Instead of holding TWO(!) guns in my hand I would rather use a special secondary mode of fire. As for the others, I haven't really played the others. HALO should be the most overrated franchise ever. I can name 2 third-party Wii games better than Halo 1. Resident Evil 4: Wii edition and Okami. RE4 is a port, but it is on the Wii, the best version, and is a game. Okami is a unique and interesting game on the Wii. I can now list 10 PS3 games better than Halo 1! Ninja Gaiden Sigma Metal Gear Solid 4 Resistance: FoM Resistance 2 Fallout 3 Call of Duty 4 Call of Duty 5 GRID Grand Theft Auto IV The Orange Box I have not played the other games except for a Sonic demo on the Mario Kart DD Bonus disc!! No comment on those, except for Pokemon! Pokemon sucks. And they raped the series with that god-awful cartoon. I'd rather be beat in the face with some "Poke-balls"!!! The Wii game was a hideous abomination of all time! It was like touching a Wisdom tree game without holy water!! End of Story! Halo has no sprint feature. Disagree with me all you want. Your opinion, not mine.
so glad to see GTA series on this list. those games are trash.