UzerFriendly: "This week’s Top 5 is going to be on the Top 5 Overrated Video Games. Please note that just because I think these games are overrated does not mean I think they are bad. Just overrated."
Assassin’s Creed I agree with, once you've play one of them you've played them all
rubbish article, there are far more overrated games/franchises.
What's considered overrated is based on your own tastes.
Agreed. Stopped reading when I saw the final fantasy series. I get it's an opinion piece but the article seems to be more of an attack on the fans of the series more than the series itself.
Call of Duty should be a number one Every year Activision release a "new" COD it turns out to be the same game every single year.
I believe that new Mario game had about 1/2 recycled challenges of previous mario games.
You could say that about the Ezio trilogy I guess and later titles but the jump from 1 and 2 was astounding.
i actually agree with the author. all these games are overrated. but i think there are more to add to this list
From the article: "Though it deserves the praise, I still don’t want to hear about how great “Final Fantasy VII“ was, I already know and I’ve known for a while. The excessive fanboys of this game series ruin it for me." So grow up? People talk about things they like. That's what they do. People talking about it too much ruins it for you? Oh, brother. I've heard of first-world problems but this is first-world whining. All of the descriptions for each of these are so juvenile, they brought to mind the guys who used to write about games and music in our high school newspaper. By all means, people like and dislike different things so we should all try to understand opposite viewpoints; this list is all "I don't like it, therefore it's overrated." The AssCreed bit does come close to real analysis, though. At least there's that. Meh. Overall not very deep criticism of these titles, more of a Facebook or Livejournal rant.
"So grow up? People talk about things they like. That's what they do. People talking about it too much ruins it for you? Oh, brother. I've heard of first-world problems but this is first-world whining." Amen. The pettiness of these people makes me want to tear my hair out in frustration sometimes. Do people really think like this? A lot of people like a game more than you? Big whoop.
Lj rants would be far more extensive. Can't quite disagree with the list, though I think it's bad policy to combine entire franchises. But, you know, just as people have the right to talk about the things they like, others have the right to wish those people would shut up.
Skyrim is definitely not overrated
Yes, yes it is. Both in terms of the game itself, and the free pass that reviewers gave it a long time ago. Mods is the driving force behind it, without that they would be forgotten.
Mods are the extra layer of icing, the sprinkle of beauty, that extra step. Vanilla Skyrim is a pretty damn awesome game. The mods just made it look, run, play and feel better.
One of the most boring games in existence. The game is an amazing example of quantity over quality. It had crappy everything besides exploration. Plot, quests, combat...everything
Only CoD/Minecraft are right, Pokemon fangirl. BTW, Pokemon should be number 1.
LMAO! Nintendo has been getting away with murder, when it comes to Pokemon. They should of made a real console RPG years ago, and should be making an MMO now, highway robbery smh. But SKYRIM! That is the most BORING, MUNDANE, TEDIOUS game I've ever played. Come on, walking around picking flowers?! I rather play Tamagachi...
"walking around picking flowers?" That's one of the biggest oversimplifications I've ever seen in my life. I've put over 200 hours into Skyrim and don't remember picking one flower.
@Mysticstrummer The dangerous thing about open world games, is the openness. meaning if you have a huge space and nothing interesting to do for large chunks of it, AND the game gives u either no, or no clear direction on what to do, youll be walking around staring at the sky, hoping you see a dragon to come and kill you. The reason I was picking flowers is because during those large chunks, the only activity I could find to do besides killing the same wildlife for the millionth time was picking flowers, in hopes, i could make a potion, id later find out, I'd never use. If u like SKYRIM, maybe u play it on PC with the Mods, but the actual game insanely BORING, and sword combat was like swinging a wet newspaper at a Giant spider and it dying of loneliness.
Jesus, Pokemon has 25 main titles and this isn't including spin off titles. I can't believe it is still popular knowing that each game is almost identical. COD has never really stepped up and there is a minimal difference between each title, and is praised by drones. Assassins Creed has been going down hill after AssCreed 2. TES series are probably one of the best RPGs on the market, but can easily lack content without mods. I hope developers stop releasing the same shit and start branching out to new IPs then the same old, but it has a risk of losing money.
Yep I agree on all of em.
I really hate skyrim but it's not overrated .. Same to ff the complete RPG series of all time .. Exept ff 13 and the mmo's ... Pokeshit .. Minecraft .. And all the cods came after 4 are hell of the overrated
Both FF11 and 14 are very good games. The 13 games aren't great but I don't think they are rated very highly.
Agree. The MMOs of Final Fantasy are by far the best in the series. All FF up to PS2 we're also okay, everything since has been a fail, except 14 of course.
Call of duty for sure, halo and grand theft auto really need to be on there as well
Lol no they don't.
gta and halo overrated what? you sound mad, that halo and gta are more respect in gaming community by their loyal fans.
I would agree with most of this list had it not include entire series of games. For example, CoD revolutionized the FPS genre so how is it overrated? Assassin's creed was a lot of fun to play before they started milking the franchise. However, I do have to agree that this one is overrated. Skyrim and minecraft are confusing because PC has the best versions of them and people have done some amazing things with mods. On PC, there is no way they are overrated. I am not sure about console, however. Final fantasy is not overrated. It may have lost its shimmer by the effects of time and recent releases as most games do but they were amazing for their time. You can't really judge an old game based on next gen parameters.
These are definitely not overrated.
Halo, the advertising and fans make the game seem like almighty God and It's a average space shooter , planetside 2 has maps 100c bigger and 5000 players on a single map , it's better , way way better.
halo 1-4 are really fun game. you probably suck at it ;-]
You see when you are ignorant to what makes Halo great and talk about player counts and map sizes like they are some sort of issue being small it is very easy to call it average. Comparing PS2 to Halo alone shows how ignorant you are to the franchise so why talk about?
Insecurity. That's what makes you say what you are about Halo. Halo actually led the way and set so many standards. Look at the countless terrible pretenders to the throne try and beat Halo (Haze, Killzone and others) for proof. And Planetside 2 comparison to Halo?? lmao get outta here.
Okay, you need to explain to me how Killzone is a "terrible pretender" of Halo. Killzone and Halo play nothing alike. The only thing they share is the fact that they're both in the FPS genre. The more recent KZs(3 & Shadow Fall) have more similarities to CoD than they do Halo.
Skyrim was one of my favorite games last gen. Can't wait for Elder Scrolls 6.
I agree I just feel the series needs to stop casualizing the games and quit the hand holding.
Every overrated list has to include The Last of Us. It's mandatory.
No you probably played it on easy like a b*tch and use listen mode too much so it ruins the game's intensity. Go play it again on Survivor and turn off the listening mode and it will be the best survival horror experience you have ever played
It would help if the game had good stealth mechanics and smart A.I.
I completely agree with Skyrim, such a boring average game imo, I really don't see how everyone loves it. Never really been into the Final Fantasy series as I'm not a JRPG kinda guy so can't comment, Mincraft also never played, Call of Duty yes and I think the Assassins Creed series is rated just about right.
Skyrim and Final Fantasy? Fuck you.
Skyrim was game of the gen those of you hating on it, don't worry its alright it wasn't made for you, Bethesda's just on a different wavelength than you guys thats all.
Something is wrong in the world when the buggiest game with the most glitches gets a free pass and is renowned as game of the generation.
It is absolutely buggy and glitchy, just like Fallout 3 and New Vegas were before it. However it was awesome enough for me to still sink hundreds of hours into it even though I lost at least 50 hours of gameplay from a corrupted civil war quest line. It was horribly unreliable, but still fun as hell.
I don't think Final Fantasy is that over rated. It is overrated in its fanbase, but not generally as alot of casual gamers will never have played it. FFX is my favourite by far...in fact Im going to raid my piggy bank and grab the HD edition for PS3 tomorrow..
I dont know why I feel like I should point it out but this was written by a woman maybe she should stick to cooking mama? (joke obviously but different perspective I guess but a really bad list without any justification I would like to see her top 5 favourite games)
Wow.. just.. C'mon man, you need better argument than "why the hell so many people like these series that I don't like" to say something is overrated.
I really hate the word overrated mostly when people say something is overrated it's just because they didn't enjoy it as much as others.
I don't really think you can put the entire Final Fantasy series in there, as each was completely different, minus FF7 related spin-offs, FFX-2, FFXIII-2 & 3 (as in, they're not different fantasies).
I can agree with all these entries, they all have some abnormal appraisal behind it, especially the call of duty franchise. As much as I love the ff series, even I think it gets too much praises these days lol.
Some call it overrated, others called them beloved. It's a matter of perspective. It seems overrated because as a gamer there wasn't an instant or long term connection.
how does someone judge a game is overrated? any popular game that I personally don't like is overrated I guess?
Seems like a scrubbed up list with little thought, for me both FFX and Skyrim are 2 of my all time fav games which I sunk well over 100 hours into playing from dawn till dawn! Skyrim sucked me in with it's wintery world, epic music and hunting massive dragons and FFX was one of the first PS2 games I bought with my own cash and stole my summer with a brilliant story! I can agree that FF series has lost it's way though, after X it took a plunge unfortunately. I suppose it's easy to attack big games for click bait and of course it's all down personal preference.
Yea, you can't go wrong with these kinds of list. They cause sh'tstorm and controversy, people talk about it. But most importantly, they give you clicks.
A meh list but I agree about most of the games on that list, particularly Assassins creed
I agree with everything on this list *except* Final Fantasy. But that's just me
This website should be barred from making "contributions" to n4g if this is the quality of their submissions. >"I don't like it 'cause, 'yknow? I don't like it?" No, get out.
Skyrim got every aspect right? Entire article invalidated. Oblivion, Emperor killed: Zomg ze Empire is a shambles! Skyrim, Emperor killed: I used to be an adventurer like you. . .
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