Finally, a top 10 most overrated video games list without Grand Theft Auto IV and two Halo games in it. This is a solid countdown of the most overrated games of all time.
No GTA IV? Whats going on here?
It's a good game. Deal.
Halo Halo 2 Halo 2.5..err 3 brute force Fable 1 Too human Gears of War Blue dragon lost odyssey ninja gayden 2
MGS 4 Killzone (oups, failed and flopped, sry) GTA 4 God of war God of war 2 FFXII
At least all three Halo games aren't on this list.
heh I'm guessing that that was a reference to this little gem: http://slapstic.com/index.p... classic
Heck, I may give him Mario 64... But RE4 and Tomb Raider? Really? My favorite is RE2, but RE4 revitalized that series. And I still remember the eerie, lonely feeling mixed with absolute awe that I had when exploring the dungeons of Tomb Raider. I think the Tomb Raider franchise went wrong when the makers forgot the "raiding tombs" part of the game, and had Lara getting into gunfights with other humans, instead of just fighting off wild animals, dinosaurs, and mummy-type demons.
Baaaaahhhh he got my clicky. After reading the list I realized it had no basis and he was just hit-hunting. Gunstar Heroes overrated? My a$$, that game is awesome.
this guy must be smoking something Prince of Persia is the most addictive game ever created.
This game has been released in 1989 !! I bet that guys from old-wizard were wetting nappies in that time. It was hit. Everyone loved it. Very innovative and complex platformer in time of release. Now Classic. How can they say its overrated ??? Fail.
This guy is an idiot , Prince of Persia and Earthworm Jim were the coolest games back then ! Pop controls weren't bad they were challanging , if it jumped when you pressed the button it wouldn't have been a challange to complete the game in 60 seconds at all...
Gunstar Heroes is overrated? Bull! That was the first game I sought out for my genesis emulator. And it was the first game I DL'ed from Wii shopping channel. Also, I have to disagree with Pokemon Red/Blue, Mario 64, and RE4 being on that list. All were absolutely brilliant. Mario 64 had sooooo much to do and had so many different challenges to be done in each single level that it kept your interest forever. It had the perfectionist aspect covered, as well as its own number of glitches and easter eggs that were always fun. Pokemon Red/Blue was hours and hours of fun. If you had a gameshark, you could choose to change what was your starting Pokemon and then adventure through with whatever Pokemon you wanted. Regardless, it was always so much fun try going through with a different main Pokemon or with a different themed team. With the huge multiplayer teams? It was such a huge change and my friends and I spent so much time playing 6 v 6 with each other. I won't argue as much about Earthworm Jim, since I don't remember it nearly as well, but I do remember it being one of my favorite SNES games. And that was without any input from reviewers or anything. It was just plain fun.
What a terrible list by a nobody website. All of those games except maybe 1 or 2 are classics. And come on !! I dont think anyone would aree that mario 64 !! was overrated. And pokemon, san andreas sonic and tomb raider. And wtf price of persia is one of the best games ever !!
Mario 64 is one of the best games ever created!
Mario 64, Shining Force, and Resident Evil 4 on this list? Really? Wow. Prepare for controversy.
seriously, the only purpose of this list is to get us doing exactly what we are doing right now. complaining about the list; wacky.
Yeah man, if I saw another overrated games list with halo and GTA4 on it, I'd smash something.
Getting a little sick of GTA4 on these lists...
It's a good franchise. Deal. This list is just plain bad, Old wizard just proved he has no clue what he is talking about.
I hope this is satire, he basically picked the most beloved games(at least if you are gaming for over 15 years already) and put up a reason under it that you could apply to all games...almost. Don't like this list at all.
compare the differences between sonic 1,2,3 and those of mario 1,2,3 the sonic games all look and play exactly the same. mario gives us change. resident evil 4? god that game is bad. there are some GOOD games on that list, but done deserve the GREATEST that has been bestowed upon them.
pokemon, check. gta san andreas, check. the rest of the list? that guy is just crazy -_-
thank god some one made this list i agree with everything on it exepet for Pokemon Red and Blue i played that game 100 hour in totle and it costs about 15 dollers its the cheepest way to have fuun
okay, i'll have to disagree with pokemon red and blue. Those were great games. If it was so overrated, then the franchise would've died a long time ago, yet the new pokemon platinum game is the fastest selling DS game so far. In Japan it sold 1 million copies in 3 days.
sales dont necessarily equal greatness. pokemon started a downward trend in rpgs that the genre has never recovered from.
Pokemon R&B: released on February 27, 1996 in Japan Final Fantasy VII: released on January 31, 1997 in Japan Nice try, but you're dead wrong. Pokemon belongs to a specific niche just like Final Fantasy, they had little to no effect on the genre as a whole.
Pokemon brought grande, great fun fer us pirates! We be sailin' the high seas with not but a lass! Yarr...
this guy is on crack, Mario64, RE4, GTA San Andreas overated?? EPIC FAIL!
Mario 64! Finally, someone who shares my opinion!
Halo should've been here
id agre iwth everytihng exept pokemon and sonic sonic 3 was cool and it saved your games and on completing allaowed a level clear replay option pokemon was top nuff said
the only thing I was able to take from this article was that "drugs are bad mmmmmkkkkkkaaaayy!"
Not as bad as general stupidity though.
mario 3 was so much better than mario 1. Mario world was arguably better than 3. but mario 64 was even worse than mario 2!
dude. mario 1 was the greatest. it's not even a contest. and mario 64 is second after that
Top 5 Mario Games: (Not counting the Karts) 1. Mario 3 2. Mario World 3. Mario 1 4. Mario Galaxy 5. Mario Lost Levels
good list of mario games.
Mario 64 was incredible! Super Mario Bros. 3 is undeniably the best, but 64 is second.
If Yoshi's Island counts...it beats out SMB3 for me!
yeah let go go read the other 100 overrated games lists that have GTA4 #1 and then halo 1,2,3. I love reading the same thing over and over and over and over again...
Now I feel overrated. Pokemon was my life in 4th grade.
It was everybody's life...
Pokemon? man you gotta play secret of mana, FF3, and chrono trigger. those were the games i spent my time on.
Just because someone plays pokemon doesn't mean they've never played any other game. I love pokemon, and ive played all the games you mentioned, and my favorite game ever is chrono trigger and I still have the original game.
Ye scallywag! Have the Davies! Yo ho ho! I be playin' pokemon and all the great games! A pirate like me, is a pirate to be feared! Yarr har har!
this list = fail edit: the game it's based on = fail
your screen name = fail.
using the word "fail" in a forum post = fail. Try thinking on your own.
I'll bet you listen to phish, you dirty hippy. fail.
I listen to Meshuggah, poor n000b.
Maybe the author doesn't know the meaning of the word "overrated"? You call that to a game that, in spite of the very positive public/critic opinion, doesn't have enough qualities to support it. This is a list about great games that have earned their score, so I suggest you change the title to "aplty rated games" so we can get on with it. Why do I even bother to read these infantile articles?
Are you kidding me that game changes everything. Was an Epic. I agreed with everyone here, GTA IV deserves a place in that list, and not San Andrea.
Eh...alot of these games were great moments in gaming when they first came out. Of course if you go back to them now, they won't look like they had much of an impact. The story was below average in Mario 64? It was the best story in a Mario game since Mario RPG. Gunstar Heroes was an amazing arcade-like home console action game with crazy graphics for its time and non-stop gameplay. It didn't tried to be sophisticated at all...it just throw a bunch of enemies and enemies at you and says "here, deal with this." I'm sorry...but really, who didn't have fun with Tomb Raider 1? And even more fun with Tomb Raider 2? It was a great mix of gameplay, platforming, and puzzle solving, with a decent storyline. And what games were out that could contend with Tomb Raider at the time? Jumping Flash? Pandemonium? Nights Into Dreams? No. I agree with you on Sonic 3 and Earthworm Jim, I was never fond of Earthworm Jim and I liked Sonic 2 more than any other Sonic game. I also liked Vice City more than San Andreas. But yeah...alot of these games you had to be there
If there was a top 10 list of overrated websites...Old Wizard wouldn't be on it because they are not relevant enough. So RE4 is one of the top 10 most overrated games of all time? Old Wizard is such a joke, I don't even think they actually try to write legitimate articles they just try to be controversial so someone will actually click the link. It works but it's bush league, just like their website.
Actually Old-Wizard topped the "Best Gaming Sites List": http://old-wizard.com/?p=10...
they were on this list as well: http://slapstic.com/index.p... Screw off, beaarthur.
Wow, so your source is the website where they are the self proclaimed #1. You know I was actually voted coolest guy on the planet by myself. I mean did you even read it or did you just post the link? First it doesn't say "Best Gaming Sites", it says "Top 11 Nerd Sites". Second it's their own list. I mean I almost didn't comment back because your comment is so retarded that I almost couldn't wrap my head around your point; but then I thought, maybe he/she is unaware of how stupid they are and figured I would be doing you a service by telling you.
RKRigney...Ironically they are one each others lists. I guess that is a coincidence right? I'll make sure and "screw off" though, you keep on reading Old Wizard.
I'll do that. And no, it's not coincidence. I like the guys at Old-Wizard. Don't know them personally, but I like them.
RKRigney...exactly my point, it's not a coincidence. A little you scratch my back I'll scratch yours?
MGS3,MGS4,AND RE4 ALL WAS OVER RATED I WASN'T FEELING GTA4 EITHER
mario, RE4, and pokemon on that list.... i disagree with those 100%
San Andreas was cool for the first few hours, then after the 17th time my 'hood was under attack' I was god dam dude, just wanna screw around. I was sick of worrying about working out, eating, leveling up, not to mention the map was just waay too big to enjoy. Sorry Rockstar, San Andreas was your worst one :/
Old Wizard hating on the Genesis? Naaaah /sarcasm Shining Force and Sonic 3? Wow Old Wizard,you must be getting paid for hating on SEGA.Admit it! Shining Force>Final Fantasy Sword of Vermillion>Final Fantasy II Phantasy Star>Final Fantasy IV n00b
Resident Evil 4 was a masterpiece. What is he smoking? Pokemon Red and Blue. He's just asking for it.
SNES had WAY better RPGs than Sega. That's simply fact. Glad a list was finally written to clear that up.