Top 5 Most Overrated Games This Generation

Games come and go, and they’re usually remembered for the good (and not so good) qualities they offer. As such, sometimes games are remembered for being too good, with gamers forgetting all the negative aspects of them. This is a list of the 5 most overrated titles from this gen, and why gamers might be forgetting the flaws in the first place. In the end, these are good games, but maybe not as good as they’re made out to be.

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Root2019d ago (Edited 2019d ago )

"and the story loses all credibility when they introduce the living dead into the mix"

Oh so I'm guessing the Indiana Jones films or any other good adventure films loose credibility when they introduce super natural stuff ¬¬

It really makes me think you hated most games on your games people don't like are automatically over rated

Nitrowolf22019d ago (Edited 2019d ago )

This guy think that Uncharted is suppose to be realistic, when it's not (to a degree at least). Chapter 19 of Drake's Fortune was the scariest part for obvios reasons. It was unexpected and it really did add to the whole plot.

It was expected in the next two games, but one thing I was disappointed with 3 was how they were handled in comparison. They ditched the super natural thing and just went with full on hallucination. Not a huge problem TBH, but I felt that the enemies lacked that special feel to them.

Either way, to say that the game is overrated because of the platforming (which works perfect unless you suck, and the puzzles (um sorry this is a treasure hunting game, puzzles are needed). Man.

With Resistance:

I loved the first game and the third game, the second game really killed it though with the change of direction. There's a reason why the first one was great and that's because it pushed the fatc that you really were going extinct. The atmosphere was spot on to. With the multiplayer, I have to say it's one of the bets ones out there, which saldy 2 and 3 did not follow. I wished many games followed it, and there's a reason why it got so much correct.
Before the PS3 had in-game XMB, Resistance was that bridge to connect with friends online. It had a messaging system, and in-game friends list, and a fully functional clan system that tons of modern games lack now. In fact I have to say it was one of the better games out with utilizing the clan and party system correctly.
Plus lets take into affect that these games aren't even scored that high. It's average 7-8.


Gonna argue that the first game didn't have multiplayer really? That doesn't make it overrated at all -_-
TBH I enjoyed the lack of consistent, even Portal 2 is like that and there's good reason why. If you can't see that then wow. This whole time you're being hunted, I personally felt it added to the story every time you came to a easy puzzle, Glados would always act like you accomplished something big and then diss you about it saying how easy it was meant to be.

Gears of War:

Never played all of them, but I did enjoy the first one.

Mass Effect -
Once again I don't see how it's overrated. It has flaws I will admit that which comes to the next point.

This article is trying to point out that flaws = overrated. Every game out there has flaws. The lack of a component doesn't make it a bad game at all.

I am surprised Skyrim didn't make this list though. Bugs aside, look at the story of that game. It was praised for having such a high story, an di know the bosses dragon's AI sucked balls, but Alduin was suppose to be the ultimate baddy, when the only bad thing we see him do is attack that village at the start of the game. They really didn't make the villain a villain enough to care about him. Skyrim had gameplay and the world going for it, but the stories could have been more compelling.

zeal0us2019d ago

I went in expecting CoD but there was no CoD to be found. Guess I'll go fish somewhere else.

blitz06232019d ago

Hey writer you're missing every other AAA game series. Seriously, the guy probably went to metacritic and just randomly picked games with 90%+ average to put on his list to get hits

abzdine2019d ago

i dont know why i even bothered to click on that link after i have seen the Uncharted image on the news.

All the series they quoted are great series and each has one weak episode which is forgettable when i see the quality level other episodes have accomplished! Uncharted series for example will always be remembered as a major IP and i dont see it as overrated as a COD or FIFA where 10+ millions are sold and the games are just average.

minimur122019d ago

Here's what I think the most overrated ones are;
Call of Duty World At War
Call Of Duty MW
Call Of Duty MW 2
Call of Duty Black Ops
Cal of Duty MW3

SnotyTheRocket2018d ago

Yeah, the zombie dudes in Uncharted 1 scared the shit out of me.

gaffyh2018d ago

I don't think the author understands the meaning of overrated. Here's my list:


Way too highly rated for what is quite an average game IMO.

2. Halo 3

Good, but nowhere near as good as people made out. When I played this game, I actually thought Resistance 1 was way better in graphics and gameplay, but I preferred the story and voice acting in Halo.

3. COD

Modern Warfare was good, since then it's been more of the same.

4. Fable 3

Typical Molyneux over promising.

5. Assassins Creed 3

I just can't believe how boring this game was. I had to force myself to finish the main story, whereas with previous games I at least tried to platinum them

Panthers2018d ago

Yea, I wouldnt call the first Modern Warfare overrated. That game was great. All the ones since, however, have been.

ajax172018d ago

Clearly wanted site traffic. Most of their stuff submitted to N4G is under 100°

calis2018d ago

Funny, cos I loved R2 and thought it was the best one in a great series.

TheTwelve2018d ago

You know they got to throw in a really good game (Uncharted 2) for the hits.

nix2018d ago

GTAIV. how can he forget GTAIV???????

and the COD games.

the "reviewer" should stay away from gaming sites and games specially. he clearly does not know what is good and bad.

theBAWSE2018d ago

170 people commented on this post and I wonder how many had common sense enough to mark this trash site down which is clearly looking for hits?

CommonSense2018d ago

Resistance is an okay game, but not really overrated since not many people overhype it. I would have put Killzone in place of it.

Portal is one of the best games of this generation.

Uncharted though...He is spot on on that one. Far and away the most overrated franchise of this generation. I have no idea what people see in it except that it's a super easy, linear game with a cliche story and characters that are easy to comprehend...basically it appeals to the lowest common denominator.

morganfell2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

Top 5 overrated sites this generation:


Let's write our own article. Just click on beneath Read Full Story and vote WTF? and No.

Braid2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

I don't usually disagree with everything a person says, but the writer of this opinion piece seems to trigger one of the the rarest occurances that I completely think the "direct opposite" of what's been said about a subject.

I don't even know what game would please a person who thinks that some of the most industry shaking titles are overrated. Those games are praised for a reason, and sales numbers don't usually lie.

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joab7772019d ago

This is a crazy list...these games, while flawed like all games, were not overrated. Many changed gaming for the better. Wow

mcstorm2018d ago

Tbh it all depends on the person to who this a game is over rated etc.

For me the GTA games are over rated as well as other games I could not get into but that is why we have a choice in games.

We could as everyone on this site to make a List and not many people would put all the same games in there List.

Thatguy-3102019d ago

To me Uncharted 3 was a bit over rated. Th he first two however are great from start to finished. Can't wait for the next one on ps4 and hopefully they fix the issues the last installment had.

sourav932019d ago (Edited 2019d ago )

Uncharted 3 was well rated, but not as well rated as Uncharted 2, which is a good thing. Story wise, set pieces, characters, I felt Uncharted 2 did a far better job than uncharted 3. But in terms of game design, animations, art style, uncharted 3 was better. I did enjoy uncharted 2 more (heck I've completed uncharted 3 only 3 times compared to 7 for uncharted 2) but I wouldn't call uncharted 3 overrated. It's a game which deserves it 90+ ratings.

CGI-Quality2019d ago (Edited 2019d ago )

Shhhh, you're making too much sense. The author won't like that. ;)

Edit: My reply was meant for joab777, but I believe I quoted dboy.

3-4-52019d ago

Gears of Brown is definitely overrated. It's the exact type of game that Doesn't need to be made, yet keeps getting pumped out every couple years.

I've played it and it was alright for 10-20 minutes of multiplayer or survival or whatever then it just got boring.

I can see the appeal but the people it seems to appeal to people who are narrow minded and only like brown FPS games with generic ugly aliens or whatever.

Game has a few nice ideas but it's beyond overrated.

miyamoto2019d ago

U3 while not as well rounded and ground breaking compared to U2 is not overrated. It got the well deserved accolade and is better than U2 in terms of single player graphics, technical advances of the Naughty Dog Engine.

I compare the situation to Megaman 2 and Megaman 3. Both are great and none was overrated.

abzdine2019d ago

nothing overrated about U3, everyone agrees it's a bit below quality standard set by U2 but U2 put apart U3 is still one of the best and enjoyable gaming experiences this generation.

MAULxx2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

For me, 3 was my favorite with the first one barely behind it. I didn't enjoy 2 & had to force myself to finish it. I'll never play 2 again. Way too much emphesis on platforming & too over the top. I know Uncharted is over the top but 2 just seemed heavy handed with it. 1 & 3 were awesome though.

Aloren2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

I agree U3 was a bit overrated; It looked stunning, and wasn't as good as U2, but I also think it wasn't as good as U1. Also, some "bad things" about the series that they didn't bother to change only got more annoying with time (namely, the neverending flow of enemies; I wouldn't be surprised if there was more killing in uncharted than in gears...). And the whole thing with "omg you're reckless someone is gonna die, let's all look at sully" followed by the "fake death" in the end, was bad narrative imo.

Still, really great game, with some incredible levels, but I wouldn't rate it above U1, so in that sense, it is overrated.

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NukaCola2019d ago

Everything in this article, all his points and his entire substance is either a false statement or a blatant misleading remark. Not one of these games are overrated.

minimur122018d ago

Uncharted 2 was the only game of the series that made me cry, and i loved that
I love games that make me cry. That is the sign of a truly great game.

When Elena nearly dies

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OhMyGandhi2018d ago

the only one I agree with on this list is the Resistance series. Two was pretty fun, but I disliked the first because of the univentive level design, character development and overall cliche and unspired story.
Uncharted is damned amazing, as is portal, Gears of War (I bet the author never played the game online. I swear it was addicting as hell. I had no issue with the control scheme, and I loved that one button did so many things. It has the most functional cover system I've seen.)

Every game talked about here is stupendous. High quality stuff (with the exception of the Resistance series, sorry Insomniac, stick with your awesome ratchet and clank series.)

madjedi2016d ago

No part 2 was the worst of the series, i loved the horror atmosphere in part 1. The grim setting was perfect.

Disagree with basically everything you said about r1. I absolutely loved the coop missions in part 2, one of the few times a have geninuely disappointed they didn't have more dlc available. (coop maps)

I love rachet and clank, but insomniac should have left it's color scheme out of r2.

3 was real good, except no coop missions. :(

I really don't think anyone puts rfom on the same lvl as uncharted, killzone ect. I didn't see anything in the rfom series that wasn't high quality regardless if it appeals to me or not.

I have seen a hell of alot worse from 3rd party games.

xtremeimport2018d ago

Nate's "unlike-able"?

I guess I missed that one.

markte2018d ago

Agreed. Show me someone who says they don't like Nate after playing one hour of any of the games, and I'll show you a liar.

Mr Tretton2018d ago

Pick 5 Call of Dutys and you have your list.

Campy da Camper2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

Portal is overrated? I think not. It is witty, challenging and has a great plot with top notch characters. From the innocent sounding turrets to GLADOS, this game is what a game should be. Well made, addictive and overall great gameplay.

MikeMyers2018d ago

Put Uncharted and Gears Of War in a top 5 most overrated = guaranteed hits on N4G.

showtimefolks2018d ago

Good for you but UC series is great

You may not like it but I don't like demo soul that doesn't make it a bad or over ratd game.
not every game is liked by all sort of gamers

We all like different things and what is over rated to you is excellent to others

Opinions get one and respect others

Kran2018d ago

Aaaaand you had to pick at the Uncharted one.

First comment usually does :/

Mounce2018d ago

I got an answer for you:

Story? WTF?

Like? No.

Syanara172018d ago

While I do disagree wth most of this list I am more disappointed with the games that this list lacks.

GTA IV was very overratted.

Call of Duty is overrated

Battlefield 3 is overratted-ish

halo is overrated

and God of war is overrated Yet none of these seem to make the cut for most overrated games... hmmm

Yet Portal gets the overrated nod?

RandomDude6552018d ago

Uncharted haters: "Drake kills too many humans; he's a psychopath"
"Living Dead kills the credibility"

At least get the message consistent

_QQ_2018d ago

uncharted is overrated, but not for the reason he mentioned.

callahan092018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

I strongly disagree with this list. I loved all 5 of these games.

For what it's worth, here's my personal top 5 most over-rated (feel free to disagree, as over-rated lists go they usually get a lot of disagreement because you're down-talking games that were extremely well-received):

Grand Theft Auto IV
World of Goo
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo Reach
Street Fighter IV

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Yi-Long2019d ago

... While none of the games are bad by any means, I just wasn't as impressed by them as most other gamers seem to be.

I haven't played Resistence, so I can't comment on that, but I thought Gears of War was quite boring, gameplay-wise, and the same goes for Uncharted (ducks for cover). I guess I'm just not a big fan of cover-shooters.

Portal was good, but I somehow just didn't love it.

Mass Effect kinda lost me, cause I'm bad with names, so whenever I stopped playing for a bit, I just had no clue as to what I was supposed to do, who was who, and where I was supposed to go. Mass Effect 2 is better.

Thefreeman0122018d ago

Mass effect in my opinion was by far the more superior game to its later additions

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AnotherProGamer2019d ago

I think Skyrim is the most overrated game of the generation(imo)

3-4-52019d ago

I have yet to play it, but is it bad that I'm into that type of game but have no desire to play it.

Something about it's art style is......boring

torchic2019d ago

that honour definitely goes to Grand Theft Auto IV.

98 on Metacritic for what was by far the worst GTA since GTA III

like it's not that it was a bad game, it was just veeeeery boring.

I'd give it an 85 or something, never a 98.

MysticStrummer2018d ago (Edited 2018d ago )

I enjoyed GTA4 myself, but I'd say Skyrim is more overrated because not only was the game critically and commercially acclaimed, but Bethesda was praised for being a great developer when they delivered a buggy game to all platforms just like they always have.

I didn't press agree or disagree by the way. It's a stupid system.

Walker2019d ago

Most over-rated games of this generation is Halo 3 and 4, IMO !

Hufandpuf2019d ago

Halo 4 is overrated, not 3. imo

DangerousDAN2019d ago

Halo 3 is the overrated one. With outdated (for the time) character models, so-so set pieces, and an unsatisfying end to the war with the Covenant, it really was disappointing. Haven't played Halo 4, but I can say for sure that Halo 3 was an overrated bag that probably, much like Halo 2, only stood out because of its multiplayer.