Top 5 Most Overhyped Video Games

With the release of Halo 3 just over two weeks away, fans of the sci-fi shooter series are vibrating with unbridled excitement. Human tuning forks, almost.

But many a game has stumbled over its pre-release ballyhoo, whether said hype was deliberately conjured through marketing or generated spontaneously by fans. And the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

While we've got high hopes for Halo 3 when it debuts Sept. 25 on the Xbox 360, a quick glance at the history books reveals a video gaming past littered with the husks of titles that couldn't live up to their lofty expectations. Here are five classics that stand out.

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Jdash244111d ago

Halo 3 is sooo hyped because millions of people loved the first two and KNOW that the 3rd one is going to own and millions bought a 360 just to play halo 3, this game derserves all the hype it gets being one of the best franchises ever and going to be an instant classic

JokesOnYou4111d ago (Edited 4111d ago )

personally I agree with this guy I didnt like Halo2's ending, otherwise it was on par with the first Halo which is a masterpiece as far as the campaign goes, also this being the final Halo???? you know the ending will be a surprise either way, still Halo2's multiplayer was the best ever so I think it should get a lil more credit since its kept many gamers playing for quite sometime now, even though many other dev's tried but failed to deliver a better experience. either way I take his opnion with a grain of salt because I think he sounds like he just hoping Halo3 will be the best of them all, Bungie knows the world is watching from what I've seen and all the news I read on Halo3 it will be a huge hit, of course the usual suspects will hate it but I think Halo fans will definitely enjoy it=


toughNAME4111d ago

compared to Halo 1, Halo 2 was crap

but overall...Halo 2 was an amazing game worthy of its reviews

pretty good list...did not know Winnipeg had a 'sun'

Scrooge4111d ago

I know that I'm alone in my principles here, but I like halo2 much better than halo1. Halo2 is what pulled me into the series, not to mention the legendary multi-player, while halo1 failed to do all that for me. After I finished halo2 for the first time I had to go back and finish halo1 cause I had never finished it. I just went through both campaigns again this week just for hype's sake and I still liked halo2 better, even though halo1 had the superbly epic ending with the warthog escape. sorry, I simply disagree with everyone that says halo1 was better than halo2.

power of Green 4111d ago (Edited 4111d ago )

Halo is not hyped its liked you either get it or you don't and many get it(like it). Like calling FF over hyped to me its not; many like it but I don't get it(like it) should I attack it spewing that FF is over hyped cus I dont get it?, nope!.

Has every FF been ace's in the holes?.

ASSASSYN 36o4111d ago (Edited 4111d ago )

2 games that made people stand outside late at night. And a third game that will do the same. All are affilitated with micorsoft and have spawned millions of fans. No halo 2 does not belong on this gay lists. No ps1,2 or 3 game made me or anyone I know want to stand outside late at night to make sure I got my copy...3 times.

MK_Red4111d ago

WTH is MGS2 doing there? It was not overhyped. It deserved all the buzz and hype.

RadientFlux4111d ago (Edited 4111d ago )

actually I think MGS2 deserves to be in the list, after the great storyline and pacing of MGS. MGS2 was a bit of a letdown with Raiden and an overdone plot.

I also agree that Halo 2 should be on the list as well. While I really enjoyed Halo 2 the ending was such a letdown and was planned as such.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI4111d ago

I think most people disliked it because they had to use Raiden, but there was no difference anyways. They both played the same.

Another thing people dislike was storyline because it was hard to follow.

I think people are idiots for thinking that, and I don't think it was over hyped. I know tons of people who have never heard of the MGS series.

ASSASSYN 36o4110d ago

What halo 2 ending...Halo 3 is the end.

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