Worst over-hyped games of this generation

Over-hyped games are not always great. Every year there are some games that are not nearly as good as they are said to be.
Here are some truly hideous games that have been way over-hyped before their release.

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dizzleK3984d ago

two worlds was hyped? ironically i like both two worlds and too human for the same reason: insane loot. the quest for better gear lets me overlook a myriad of flaws.

zeeshan3984d ago

Wait what? No mention of Halo 3 ODST? That jack black video game (I can't remember the name) and Modern Warfare 2?

brazilianbumpincher3983d ago

fanboys were claiming it as the second coming,fanboys hyped it SO much even the developers started to believe the hype saying 'its one of the best games ever' that game was hyped to death...

Poseidon3983d ago

in my opinion as a gamer the entire halo series is overhyped, then it would be the guitar hero games.

deadreckoning6663983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

I thought God of War 3 was WAAAAY overhyped, but it was still a great experience IMO(The Hercules boss battle ws amazing!). I guess I could understand how rabid GOW fans(HipHopGamer) could think GOW3 was the alpha/omega, but as a pick-up an play action/adventure game for a noob to the series, Uncharted 2 is a MUCH better alternative.

IMO GOW2>GOW3 on an overall note. It had a bigger variety of gameplay scenarios than GOW3.

Sony Santa Monica played it too safe with the gameplay and it got boring after a while for me. I sold it a week after I bought it.

"in my opinion as a gamer the entire halo series is overhyped"

Single playerwise yes, multiplayerwise no. Whether or not its overhyped, its still the most played console exclusive multiplayer game on the market...and that won't change for a while. This wouldn't be happening if Halo sucked.

toaster3983d ago

Haze > MW2
Age of Conan > MW2

Two Worlds was just awful.. the devs want to correct that though with the sequel.

ExplosionSauce3983d ago

Two Worlds was like 10 frames a second...

No Way3983d ago

I personally wouldn't call it overhyped, seeing as how millions still play it.
Years after release.. Halo 3, i'm talking about.

Overhyped? Nawh.

RedDragan3983d ago

No GTA4?

That game was a steaming pile ****!

With all the 9's and 10's it was given in reviews, all the talking up before launch, journalist masturbating over the idea of it... it turned out to be nothing more than wash and repeat job.

jeseth3983d ago

1) Too Human : People talked about this game for years and was a letdown.
2) Haze : While the game itself was good (Much like Too Human) there was no way it could live up to the hype built around it.
3) Brutal Legend : This game was everywhere when and before it came out. There was advertisement galore and Jack Black was even doing talk show interviews for it. Now its in the bargain bin.
4) Alan Wake : Touted as the PS Exclusive killer by all 360 fanboys, this game still has not had any if at all support since release. No one even talks about it anymore.
5) FF13 : While the ending of this game was incredible, the first 30 hours of this game are downright painful. It's like Final Fantasy for dummies.

Honorable Mention:
-Madden (Can they bring the PS2 version to 360/PS3?)
-Lost Planet 2

sikbeta3982d ago

1·MW2 aka "the bezt FPS" -_-
2·AW -> too much "graphicz hype"
3·Metro2033 aka the "KZ2 killa"
4·Bayonetta aka the "GOWIII killa"
5·Dante's Inferno aka "the GOWIII killa"

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Quagmire3984d ago

2 words: Modern Warfare....(2)

clank5433984d ago

I even have to admit that I got addicted to the online for a while, but the single player campaign was absolutely inexcusable. 5 wasted hours of my life.

Seijoru3984d ago

Other way around for me.

NecrumSlavery3983d ago

I personally liked MW2's campaign. It was nice to see a more cinematic approach to the series. It was a push in the right direction. The Airport level was meh though, I think it was more intense fighting in a burger king parking lot that just killing people like any other game. You could do the same thing in Vice City at the mall. But whatever.

I did notice the game was almost a carbon copy of Angels and Demons. The whole "conspiracy to inspire the people" theme. One was for patriotism, the other for faith. But same the still.

IcemanHH213983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

at Clank543 , 5 wasted hours ? as if watching a tv isnt wasting time , or if you ddnt play the game you would go invent something!
this article is about worst games over hyped , GOW3 got over hyped but delivered , cod mw2 the numbers of multiplayer says it all , Halo also everybody plays it( not my favorite ) but im saying , they got overhyped but everybody is playing them so stfu
and Quagmire go play bad company 2 ( good game bad bad shooting, good sounds )

IcarusOne3983d ago

I enjoyed Modern Warfare 2. For starters, I was thrilled they scrapped the infini-spawn technique and actually allowed you to clear out sections before moving on. Also, as has been said already, it brings a nice cinematic flare to its storytelling. Some people might see the spectacle of a domestic US invasion as "cheap" but I was enthralled. And Lance Henrikson made an otherwise blase villain quite memorable. Also, the covert ops missions were great fun with a buddy.

Never got into the online. Didn't care.

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iPad3983d ago

Modern Warfare 2 ain't that bad.

The community abuses the game, which makes everyone hate Modern Warfare 2

crzyjackbauer3983d ago

the community sucks at playing it thats why they talk trash about it
and they think battlefield bad company 2 is the best game ever

JonnyBadfinger3982d ago

Bad Company 2 is pretty awesome though... and has a intensity level CoD will never reach.

Jazz41083983d ago

@ jeseth

How can you say Alan Wake was overhyped when there was no support for the game in advertisement. The game was one of the best games made imo and would belong in the underhyped list as that and Red Dead is what hurt that game. if you have not played it, rent it, or buy it, as its everything and more that remedy Promised.

edhe3982d ago

Some people seem to think that blogospheric trending = hype.

Sorry folks - it's not. It's just a topic of conversation.

J-Smith3982d ago (Edited 3982d ago )

Worst over-hyped games ever = HALO's

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Nate-Dog3983d ago

Modern Warfare 2 will always top that list for me.

I'm trying to decide how hyped HAZE really was though because I honestly can't remember. It had so much potential and rather than being annoyed about how bad it was i'm more disappointed about it because it could have been so good, and it's because of that game that Free Radical had to shut down and that we never got to see a Timesplitters 4. (Or at least, not yet.)

danielle0073983d ago

It was one of the games that I really remember being deemed the "Halo-killer."

asyouburn3983d ago

haze's terrible story and crappy voice acting was great (in a b movie sort of way) and had a blast playing online co-op. rather play that than halo anyday

skip2mylou3983d ago (Edited 3983d ago )

it was overhyped because of the media, free radical never put out any articles saying it was a halo killer or OMFGBBQ HAZE IS DA BEST GAME EVAR

hassi943982d ago

All right calm down, you don't need to pretend people on the internet actually speak like that, at least not the people on N4G for the most part.

But yyeah it's not like it's because Free Radical overhyped, we all hype it because TimeSplitters was and is amazing and people were expecting something on that level or better.