Top 8 Overrated Video Games

411media writes: This week we will be looking at the Top 8 Most Overrated Games of all time, and I will be honest I am slightly anxious at this one. I was warned by a poster on the column section that I should never do overrated games as I am generally very nice about games, and this will only lead to me becoming overly negative like the rest of the internet. So stupidly I put it into the choices for the column, but I think this will be my last negative column for the foreseeable future. That's audience participation for you! Anyway, I will be judging this list on games that were overhyped, over praised and generally labelled to a standard I never really thought they deserved.

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LX-General-Kaos2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

I agree with this whole list besides the Halo franchise. The Halo franchise is the most influential, successful exclusive 1st person shooter franchise in the world today. With each iteration the Halo franchise provides new ideas and innovations that usually go on to set new standards for the FPS genre in the future. Also to this very day there has never been an inferior release in the Halo universe.

Many games have been labeled "Halo killer" in the past that have gone on to become inferior product. Lacking the award winning gameplay, and amazing atmosphere that put Halo in a class of its own. Halo still remains the ruler of the land of the shooter, and this article is attempting to remove credit from Master Chief and the legacy that is Halo.

Rated E For Everyone

Ranma12219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

I didnt care whether FF1 to FF10 was over rated, because they were good games.

FF11-14 are sh*t games, no world map and or little exploration, unlikeable characters,rubbish story in those games (we can ignore online ones)

I think most people should not care whether a game is over rated or not so long as its good and they like it

LAWSON722219d ago

it so so sad people disagree with this. Also who ever picked these games can go suck ****.

Awesome_Gamer2218d ago

GTA IV is a true masterpiece and its still the best open world game this gen even though it was released 4 years ago

deep_fried_bum_cake2218d ago


Is GTA IV the only open world game that you've played this gen? Sounds like it. While it is still a 9/10 game in my opinion, I wouldn't put it near the top open world games this gen and I'm quite shocked that it didn't make #1 in this list.

It has a lot of issues. Main examples being a pretty boring main character and a general lack of replay value if you've already completed the story once. I thought that the multiplayer was very well done though.

My main problem with it is how much they changed it from being a GTA game. They removed the stupidness from the game for the most part, forced annoying characters like florian and roman on us and to top it off there was a crap soundtrack.

Dunno why they have said that tetris is overrated, it's simple, addictive and can be picked up and played whenever. I'd say that's pretty good.

NastyLeftHook02219d ago

actually i think halo should be #1 most overrated game.

MrDead2219d ago

Just think of all the wasted skin cells from your finger tips that went into typing this, you could have used them on more important things like picking your nose. Now here I am wasting my own cells typing about how pointless this article was, can you see what you have started? In a few hours time you would have caused the pointless waste of millions of cells..... I hope you can live with that.

fastrez2219d ago (Edited 2219d ago )

Being overrated is a question of personal opinion. Opinions count for very little in gaming today.

ZeroWil2219d ago

Here are the games that are listed, so you don't have to waste your time:

8. LittleBigPlanet 1
7. The Guitar Hero series
6. Dead Rising 1
4. Halo 1
3. Elder Scrolls IV
2. Final Fantasy (most of them)
1. Tetris

The author doesn't really go into why these games are overrated. For example, he wasn't a big fan of sci-fi shooters, and couldn't understand the praise, therefore Halo is included in this list. Terrible article.

Xeoset2219d ago

Surely yellow journalism like this should have the website domain banned from the aggregator?

N4G was once quite reputable, but now it's a ghost town and the primary reason is playing "the game". These glorified blogs know how to manipulate N4G to get hits and N4G lets them, yet lose fans.

The more fans, the more ad views, the more profit. So surely it's in N4G's best interest to start banning sh!t like this in order to get the old community back?


Nerdmaster2219d ago

He did say why he thinks each one of these games are overrated.

Here's what he said about Halo:
"This was built up as a game changers, and sure it was for Microsoft as it saved the Xbox from dying a quick death, but for the first person shooter genre this was really nothing new."

And he's completely right.

kesvalk2218d ago

the next time you throw a grenade in a FPS without needing to change your main weapon, remember that was halo: combat evolved that first made this mechanic famous...

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