GS: Pretty much every game released nowdays borrows little parts from other games. The games on this list however, not only borrow little parts, but nearly everything from another game. Here are the Top 5 Games That Copied Other Games.
God of War - Dante's Inferno
god of war ripped off Devil may cry
Hell no! Devil may cry dont have all the gore and awesome bosses like GoW. Devil may cry is good but GOW is on another level. Every hack and slash are compared to GOW so it seems like GOW should be on its own genre. Oh and I forgot the best of all it have Kratos!
HAHA, no it didn't. Bayonetta ripped off Devil May Cry, in fact it was a carbon copy of it.
God of War and Devil May Cry couldn't be any more different from each other. They're both 3rd person action games and that's where their similarities end.
David Jaffe even said DMC had a huge influence on GOW when the first one was in development lol. Saying it ripped off DMC is a little too strong though
wheres gameloft they rip off just about everything nova-halo modern combat-modern warfare order and chaos-wow asphalt-need for speed they are even making a starcraft ripoff and uncharted but i forgot their names.
Not a ripoff but an influence on the game. When you compare these two games there is a huge difference, even in gameplay aspect. Never considered them remotely the same. Bayonneta is a carbon copy of DMC, and Dante Inferno is a carbon copy of God of war.
OMG you all fallen for this. wow you do know if everygame had to be 100% differnt we hardly have any games. you know how hard it is seriously. if you want to play this was a rip off of that then maybe you need to go back several generations look at what was unfolding back then. or for thoes younger ones that had megadrive. example mortal kombat or street fighter. you didnt complain back then. og by the way danties inferno better than god of war. lol go back play god of war 1 look at the realese date and look at danties inferno look at that realese date try say that again.
Someone doesn't know what they are talking about. How old are you 14 I am guessing with a statement like that.
NHL 11 NHL 2K11 definitely a ripoff LOL *if sarcasm is lost on you go away please*
How can bayonnetta be a rip off when it was made by the same guy?
played them all , all are amazing , each have it's own gameplay , you all stop being fanboys... i prefer god of war 3 but i can't decide which one is better between devil and Bayonetta because devil may cry have a simple gameplay with alots of moves and not really fast i like this type of gameplay but Bayonetta still amazing but i felt it's for girls XD .... all great , the winner who played them all , you people have to get over your selfs , acting like fanboys will not give you anything , just have fun that's the real gamer ..
God of War copied Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. PROOF HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Castlevania Lament of Innocence released during 2003 GOW released 2005 Both games uses the same chain-based weapon, double jump, and similarly flashy and smooth attacks that could change direction in the middle of a combo. Except Castlevania did it first.
God of war ripped off mark of Kri big time.
lawlz devil may cry came out first then a year later so did god of war total rip off and god of war is just a half naked man running around so stupid
And Dante is a female looking man with white hair.
-Ah ha ha He didn't disappoint did he audience? Well that concludes tonights episode of... *Holds out microphone to the crowd* *They yell* "When you don't own a PS3" Tune in next time when we have yet another non-ps3 owner make statement on a PS3 exclusive.
^ Wasn't DMC an exclusive too? O.o We're talking about PS2 games anyways. Not sure why owning a PS3 would make a difference. =/
Guitar Hero/RockBand are rip offs from Konami's Guitar Freaks which came about well over 10 years ago. Most gamers are suckers for commercial bullsh*t though so Guitar Freaks vanished into the pit of nothingness while Guitar Hero grew like a fat kid snorting bigmacs.
a fat kid snorting big macs? Lol.
Yet Rock Band and Guitar Hero are much better games with huge tracklistings.
@tdrules Thats your opinion, my opinion is I got far more joy from playing Guitar Freaks many many years ago and I saw Guitar Hero for what it is... Activisions commercial cash cow, but its looking kind of scabby now as they keep squeezing the same old sh*t out of its udders and I fear its journeys end is nigh.
@caseh "I fear its journeys end is nigh." Yeah... little behind there. GH got cut a few months back. But it was for the reasons you stated.
Hey look! That game has a burning-down level, it must have copied that other game that has a burning-down level. That game has guns, and must have copied that other game with guns! That game is an open world crime story! It must have copied that other open world crime story! Who cares as long as they do it better?
Good point, Gears of war copied Killswitch, but I'm sure Gears of War is a much smoother experience and better experience overall. Just as long as the game is better, or improves on a key aspect of the gameplay than its fine with me.
Well the exec producer from Killswitch went to Epic games, soooo that's why you see the cover system.
It's really difficult to create a truly original game. Unfortunately I know this first hand as that is what my manager has asked me to do :( Unless you come up with a completely new genre of game there are always going to be similarities to some previous games.
I mean yeah Uncharted ripped from Tomb Raider, but then again so many games did, you gotta remember in 1996 Tomb Raider stood alone, unless you count Mario64. Tomb Raider was the only third person, exploration, 3D puzzle platform solving, shooting game around at the time. Since then games like Sands of Time, God of War to name a few, have borrowed from it. The puzzle solving elements in third person especially. The way you must solve a puzzle to proceed or reveal treasure or an artifact. While these games are better than Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider should be honored for paving the way for these games, rather than disregarded as just a T&A game.
Who Cares? I don't lol.
Most FPS copied Half Life 2 in some way in the past 7 years.
Nearly all home console FPS ripped off of GoldenEye for the N64... Sure we had Doom and Wolfenstein... but GoldenEye broke down the doors in terms of FPS and multiplayer FPS...
Agreed, but I don't know why people throw around the word "ripped off" so freely. I mean I don't care if a developer finds inspiration in another game so long as they add their own elements to it. Carbon copies are the only rip offs IMO.
In all honesty I actually see next to zero similarities between modern console shooters and goldeneye... and also, goldeneye was far from the first fps on consoles... that is what many refer to as the 'halo epiphany'...where as now modern console shooters all control similarly because halo was sort of the first fps to be built from the ground up for a two stick controller...separate buttons for throwing grenades, limiting weapon load out, click to zoom, etc... other shooters did some of that before halo, but never nailed all of it...and obviously never gained the popularity of halo...and now its almost a standard setup for a console shooter... but go back and play goldeneye...that game would ONLY work with the N64's weird ass controller...strafing and turning were laid out completely differently than modern shooters...there was no 'free look' in any sense other than when holding the bumper to put up the reticle...and because of all this, almost no shooters in the last decade use any influence (mechanics or otherwise) from Goldeneye...at least any more than any other fps...
Uncharted didnt copy Tomb Raider. It just made it better. ;)
Uncharted took ideas from Tomb Raider, sure, but at the time Tomb Raider was struggling, and I'd argue the Uncharted games executed quite a few ideas a lot better than Tomb Raider ever did. How many times did you plummet to your death in Tomb Raider? It didn't happen nearly as much in Uncharted.
5. Uncharted is as much a rip off of tomb raider as it is a rip off of Gears of War, IMHO. Having a similar setting really doesn't equate to rip off, IMHO. The fact that they are both considered "artifact hunters" isn't a rip off, just a sign of the type of characters one normally plays in games (most characters are treasure hunters at heart anyway). 4. Gameloft does rip off, but luckily they also only put out mini-games compared to full disc release quality games. They kind of provide a cheaper and less quality experience of the originals for a lower cost. Most importantly, though, is that Gameloft had done a good job to get new gamers via the smartphone/tablet scene. 3. Can't call Rock Band a rip off. The guys who made Guitar Hero originaly left to make Rock Band because Activision didn't like their idea of expanding beyond just guitar peripherals. When they left and did it, then Activision switched gears. 2. Again, very hard to call a rip off. In this vein of thought, even Mercenaries would be considered a rip off of GTA. I think this is another similarity between setting, but the goals and focus aren't the same. 1. Have to agree 100% with this. Surprised wasn't mentioned: Angry Birds, the original, was a massive rip off of Crush the Castle.
I don't see how Uncharted is a rip off of Gears of War. They released just about exactly a year apart from each other.(It's not like the people at Naughty Dog saw what Epic had done and created a whole new ip with similar mechanics only to released it a year later) The only similarity I see between to two is they are both 3rd person shooters with a good cover system, thats where the similarities end. Gears is a Sci-fi shooter, where as uncharted is a treasure hunting/puzzle shooter. I literally just back from a friends house who had the Gears 3 beta and it plays nothing like uncharted other than being able to crouch by a wall. I'm not knocking either game, just trying to show how they're different, you can't scale walls or jump or pull enemies off ledges in gears. And you can't chain-saw, beat enemies with their own arm or shoot that missile thing under the ground in Uncharted. These two are very different from each other with only a few similarities. I do respect your opinion of the two thou.
That was my point, though. Uncharted is neither a rip off of Gears just for using many of the same TPS mechanics nor is it a rip off of Tomb Raider because they both have platforming elements and the protagonists are treasure hunters. Honestly, you could make a more appropriate list of rip offs just filled with generic FPS titles.
I had no idea that Tomb Raider had the market on burning buildings. Well Shit....
i believe it's "well f*ck"..........or is it O_o?
i stopped watching after he said guitar hero ripped off of rock band and vice versa....guitar hero was made by harmonix up to gh2 and then they went on to make rock band...do some research
I agree. This guy holds no journalistic credibility after a mess up like that. What a F tard!
my sarcasm meter is off the charts lol
All fps games are rip off's of Capture the Flag on Atari 800 All rts games are a rip off of Cytron Masters- for Apple/Atari 8bits The list just keeps going. Today's games are just evolutions of previous generations generally, (but certainly not always), taking the best features and adding something slightly different.
3D dot heros = Zelda....easy money
95% + of shooters this generation Good list though I agree with God of War - Dante's Inferno too from the first commment, couldn't you also say Heavenly Sword ripped off God of War. 3D Dot Game Heros ripped off the old Legend of Zelda games. Still it's a very good game. Crash Team Racing ripped off Mariokart, It's also a very good game.
Every FPS shooter ever made has ripped off Doom and Castle Wolfenstein. Then they all started ripping off Counter Strike with Online play. Still NO one has the balls to ripp of Battlefield (which is good cause DICE would hunt them down and kill them). Halo ripped off Tribes. Most MMO's ripp off WOW. COD is just a ripp off period anyway don't be mad it's that some games invent stuff for others to improve upon.
You had me up until the MMOS and WoW part considering how much World of Warcraft was ripped directly from Everquest and EQ2.
true Everquest was one of the blueprints to MMO's but modern MMo's blatantly copy WOW.
Visual style and story, thats where devs have to be original as its virtually impossible to suddenly create a whole new genre. I could care less if there are similarities in the way the game plays as long as I can immerse myself in the world being created.
Dante's inferno ripped off God of war and Quantum theory ripped off Gears of war
Oh yeah, Quantum Theory exists lol I think Quantum Theory not only ripped off another video game but a store too. It ripped off of Hot Topic lol
I give a flying crap if a game "rips-off" another game. As long as it tops the other game and tries to be better in every way it possibly can.
Think in Uncharteds case for every game it has "borrowed" from it has bettered imo thats not just the sign of a great game but a sign of great devolpers knowing the right mix and balance to bring to a game. They have plenty of there own game in there aswell to set it aprt from the rest of the tide aswell.
There is a ps3 exclusive game but i forgot the name but it completely ripped of gears of war.
What about all the Super Mario clones and Space Invaders clones.
Eventually every game developed will be influenced by previous games, it only makes sense. I mean i assume every developer played video games years before they were a developer. So it would only be natural for the games that he or she played to be what they are influenced by.
Funny how they use an image of Uncharted, so all the PS3 fanboys flock here and give their "opinions". Every developer takes something from another developer, adds a few tweaks and makes it their own. Welcome to the real world. This is nothing new.
A lot of times there just not taking it and tweaking it, they were influenced by it so they used some of its qualities its not necessarily a bad thing.
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