10 Overrated Video Games
This list is going to annoy a lot of people but it’s just my opinion and it should be taken lightly. So without further ado, here is our list of 10 overrated video games.
1. Guitar Hero Games
Why this game was ever successful in the first place boggles my mind. To be fair, it’s pretty fun when you first play it but why would anyone purchase more than just one of these? Maybe it’s because of the awful graphics in the background, or the very poor selection of music.
But what’s more annoying is that this game wasn’t even good. It’s extremely repetitive and the only way you could enjoy playing this game is at a party while being drunk. As a matter of fact, most of the times I’ve played this game were under this scenario.
2. Final Fantasy
This entry will probably bring the most negative comments from people. But I don’t believe the game is bad, per se, I just believe it’s overrated. Gamespy also called this game the seventh most overrated one in the history of gaming. The stories inside Final Fantasy games have lost all their ingenuity and originality ever since Final Fantasy IX which was launched way, way back in 2000.
3. Gears of War
Gears of War was the biggest selling point for the Xbox 360 after it was released. The game really showed how the Xbox 360 was capable of displaying amazing graphics and the online section was pretty cool too but the campaign was dull and extremely boring.
The levels inside Gears of War are very straight forward and your objectives are to basically kill enemies everywhere and follow a given path. Because of these things, the gameplay is incredibly repetitive and you will definitely get bored of GoW in no time. Gears of War is nowhere near as good as Xbox 360 fanboys say it is. Period.
4. Call of Duty 4
As a matter of fact, all Call of Duty games are overrated in my opinion. While everyone in the entire world will probably disagree with me, it’s my opinion and I’m sticking by it. You don’t have to possess any special skills in order to be an expert in this game.
While I can safely say that the campaign inside Call of Duty 4 was good, the online section of the game is nowhere near as good as people claim it is. I was forced by my friends to buy Call of Duty 4 and after I did so, I found the online section to be very unchallenging. Out of my friends, those who had the higher rankings were simply the people who owned the game for more time than the others.
A friend of mine was playing this game and had to get up to do something trivial around the house. He only spent around 5 minutes on the task, but by the time he came back he already had two extra kills in his name. This is thanks to a skill he was using named martyrdom. The sheer fact that you can get ahead in this game without even playing it clearly suggests that you don’t need any special skill to master it.
5. Sonic Games
Back in the ‘90s Sonic was a pretty huge deal. Sonic was what SEGA needed to respond to the hugely successful Mario from Nintendo. The first games in the series were amazing but SEGA quickly started to cash in on its success and produced titles after titles of pointless, horrible games. These titles were reduced to nothing more than chaotic fast paced games with repetitive and lazy level designs. The recent games in the series are completely boring.
6. GoldenEye 007
I added this game on the list simply because of how the world received the news that it was getting a remake some years ago. This was kind of like “Dear lord, a remake of the best game in history”. In my opinion, this game is overrated simply because shooters don’t really age all that well.
There are a bunch of newer shooters that have aged horribly and haven’t received a remake. The game was fun when it launched and playing it on the Nintendo 64 was certainly a great thing. It was fun to play the campaign, fun to play the multiplayer but it’s best we remember the game as the way we saw it back then. The game didn’t have to get re-released and, as a matter of fact, many people don’t even know it was re-made.
It’s true that I grew up with Sony consoles but I never really understood why games in the Halo series were often referred to as the best games in history. Between the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 4 I did choose the Xbox 360 over the PlayStation 3 and I played Halo for a little while, but I found it completely dull. The story of the game is extremely unoriginal. It’s about a guy who has to destroy an enormous weapon that can obliterate entire planets.
We’ve seen this ‘death star’ story in a lot of sci-fi movies after Star Wars, why do we have to see it in games as well? The level design in Halo is also very boring and repetitive. Every room looked pretty much the same as the previous one. Also, the enemies are beyond annoying. I really don’t know why people consider this very bland first person shooter the best game ever created. Especially when there are tons of games out there which are indeed brilliant. I’m talking, of course, about Half-Life.
8. Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed really looked promising when it first launched. It had amazing graphics and an open world to explore. However, the game turned out to be extremely repetitive and only featured a handful of things you could do, such as eavesdropping on a conversation or pickpocketing someone. These activities also turned out to be repetitive and boring. Actually, that’s the best way to put it: Assassin’s Creed is boring! I honestly don’t know how anyone could play this game after the first hour or so.
This probably comes as a surprise to a lot of gamers. But the reason why Skyrim is on this list is because it simply didn’t live up to the hype that surrounded it. I’m not saying that it’s a bad game. Skyrim is definitely a good game, much like Fallout, but it’s just that this title in the franchise doesn’t exactly feel like an Elder Scrolls game. Oblivion and Morrowind were a lot better and Skyrim just feels a little dull. Also, the graphics weren’t that impressive either.
10. Grand Theft Auto Games
Gameplay in Grand Theft Auto games hasn’t changed all that much since GTA III. It’s true that recent games in the franchise have introduced a lot more abilities, such as flying and swimming but Grand Theft Auto is still mostly about shooting people and stealing cars. Some of the missions are incredibly boring and sooner or later you’ll ignore them and just mess around in the city to see how much stars you can get before the cops kill you. This game quickly becomes boring and you’ll find yourself driving around the open world and randomly killing people. To be clear, I’m not saying that this is a bad game, I’m just saying that it’s pretty boring.
So there you have it. This was our list of 10 overrated video games.