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Submitted by ssb3173 971d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 gaming rip-offs

Knock-offs. Homages. Clones. Copycats. Rip-offs. Call them what you will, but it’s no great secret that developers have been riding on the coattails of proven success stories since the dawn of gaming. Here’s the top 10 most brazen rip-offs of classic games. (Limbo of the Lost, PC, PS3, Saints Row, The Simpsons Road Rage, Wii, Xbox 360)

TenSteps  +   971d ago
The entirety of Gameloft should be there.
ATi_Elite  +   970d ago
saints Row is more of a game influenced by GTAIII

the rest of those games are BLATANT rip offs and are teetering on lawsuits!!

"Someone better get this kamikaze wimp, an ambulance!" has just become a MEME!!

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Titanz  +   971d ago
"Someone better get this kamikaze wimp, an ambulance!"
Lmao xD (classic).
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   971d ago
A certain other game released later this year will get to go on that list.
Majin-vegeta  +   971d ago
Ohhh is it COD and MOH cuz they're rip offs of Wolfenstien 3d??

FYI:I know what game you're talking about go troll somewhere else son.
MrDead  +   971d ago
@Prince_Dim-Lu

If your referring to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale I cant wait for that game either as Super Smash Bros is one of the best fighters ever made and now we get to play it with PlayStations fantastic and ecletic charactor range. As rip-offs go this one is looking like it could be a lot of fun, see you in the arena buddy.

I assume you love the PS3 as just quickly looking through your comment history (didn't read anything much just noticed PS3 was in almost every comment you made) it's pretty much all you talk about.
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Prince_Dim-Lu  +   970d ago
My PS3 is a great Blu Ray player thank you very much. I play my games on my 360 though. Besides God of War, and Uncharted.
StanSmith  +   971d ago
I was agreeing with this list until I seen number 1. Saints Row is not a rip off of GTA. Only GTA fanboys and those who haven't played Saints Row think it is.

Using this site's logic, every FPS available today is a rip off of Wolfenstein 3D. Just because they are in the same Genre does not mean a game is a rip off of another. It's stupid logic to think so.
ape007  +   971d ago
I undertand what u said and respect it,im also a diehard gta fan and i absolutely love sr, have all 3 game, beat them all, had tons of fun (and still is) but with all honesty, saints row is a shameless copy of GTA, from the moment i played the demo of SR1, i was shocked by how everything was similar to gta, the radio stations, the DJ's, the ads, the lines your character say, the strong similarity between saints row 2 and san andreas, i remember one character was basically a copy from Ryder from san andreas, the the voice, the lines etc...
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MrDead  +   971d ago
I love Saints Row and I think it is a GTA "rip off" a very good one and I look forward to playing more games like it.
MrDead  +   971d ago
Good list, just shows what games can be created from a good idea.
izumo_lee  +   971d ago
Imitation is the best form of flattery. Each of these game can be called knock-offs but they add their own unique idea to make it different enough.

Final Fantasy imitated Dragon Quest which in turn took ideas from Wizardry. Every game created has been influenced by something before it. Saints Row sure it copies GTA but it adds its own flair to make it stand out & make it different.
Wolfbiker  +   971d ago
This isn't about influences but straight rip-off's....which is why I don't know why saints row is #1? Sainsts row is a very funny take one the sand box style ..clearly being INFLUENCED by GTA but it is its own thing....it has its own personality.
izumo_lee  +   971d ago
Yeah i know but influences can lead to straight rip-offs. Saint's Row is on the list i figure for its stealing of cars, reckless abandoment & other stuff that we see in GTA games. However like i said Saint's Row adds its own charm to make it stand out.

What i think should be on the list is 3D Dot Game Heroes. It is clearly a copying Zelda & is not shy about it. I love that game but it is clearly Zelda with pixel blocks & a different story.

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