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Most overrated and underrated games

By jtickner1
Dec 19, 2007
  1. What games do you think are overrated and underrated? list 4 or so,

    OVERRATED
    The Halo series
    Half Life 2
    World of Warcraft
    Counter Strike
    Gears of War

    UNDERRATED
    Killzone
    Call of Juarez
    Solitaire
    Viva Pinata
    Fable
     
  2. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    This took some brain power.

    OverRated
    Pokemon series(s)
    NFS Series
    FIFA (all)
    Runescape
    WOW


    UnderRated

    Unreali Tornament Series
    Warcraft III
    Star Craft
    Bioshock
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    How is Starcraft UNDERRATED? It is one of the most OVERrated games I know. I got it recently and thought "Wow, CNC Generals kills it". I say that because it isn't beginner friendly when it comes to skirmishes. Not even a chance to make it easier!


    And the Pokemon Series is not overrated, it just depends on your taste. Some of these so "great" of games suck to me, but I could play pokemon GB games all day no problem.

    I am not sure, but I doubt bioshock is underated.


    jtickner1:

    I can't see why CS:S is Overrated, it is a very good game. Unless you know people that are like "OMG, it is teh greates game EVAR", then I understand.

    WOW is VERY, VERY overrated. It has too many people playing, it has a monthly fee, and wastes your life away. The amount of time you spend playing that you could have done so much in your life.


    Here is my list:

    Overrated:
    Halo series
    Kingdom Hearts series (it's good, but not that good)
    Earthbound

    Underrated:
    Chrono Cross
    Final Fantasy XII
    Swat: Global Strike Team
    Gran Turismo 4
    Killer Instinct GOLD
     
  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    I can see way any CS game is overrated because it's my opinion. That many people play it around the world and i think it's one of the most boring games ever.
     
  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Ahh, well I can see why now. You never stated that you thought it was boring! ;)

    But yes, I see your point. It all depends on what you like in games.
     
  6. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Overrated:
    ========
    Crysis
    Halo series
    UT3


    Underrated
    ==========
    Supreme Commander
    City Life: World Edition
    The Movies
    Fable
     
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Overrated:
    Halo

    Underrated:
    Area 51
    Killzone
    Star Wars Republic Commando (Awesome SW game)
     
  8. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    Overrated
    I am going to agree with halo here. I mean its a fun game, but its not really that special.
    WoW. That game is like crack i swear. My lil bro is a PoW (Prisoner of Warcraft)

    Underrated
    Deus Ex (now this game is ussually always praised, but i love it so much that it deserves more praise)
    Viva Pinata (I thought this was like a kids game until I played it. OMG its soo fun)
     
  9. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    I had to add Gears of War to my overrated list, and Viva Pinata and Fable to my underrated. Viva Pinata is sooooooooooooooooooo good
     
  10. this thread is just BEGGING for a flame war. there's so much opinion in this that people are going to get angry over what was put as underrated and what was put as overrated.

    i can see it now...someone is going to come along and scream at the top of their lungs that this one game was so great and it wasn't overrated, or someone is going to come in slinging crap everywhere over how much a game sucked.

    i'm sorry but...i think making this thread may have been asking for trouble.
     
  11. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    I'll probably have people with pitch forks and torches chasing me through the countryside, but IMO the #1 gaming franchise that is the MOST OVERRATED in the history of gaming is: The Diablo Series.

    There, I said it! Talk about a snooze festzzzzzzz... After picking up Diablo 2 and its add on pack I quickly realized that even at bargain bin prices I was ripped off. I forced myself to finish it because I spent my $ even though I was bored to tears more times than I can count.

    * End of rant *
     
  12. Kserijaro

    Kserijaro TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Fable is underrated yes.WoW is overrated and it suxxorz/addictive.Couter strike Source is not overrated it is quite fun when killing time(or wanting to headshot someone)I mean-CS with physics~!
    Anyways Diablo,Starcraft overrated,not to mention Far (Deepshiat) Cry,and Cry(me a river,ur pc sux)sys,Half-Life 1/2,Half-Second-life 2/square root3..and so on...Orange crappy box included.Amongs other things that are sucky overrated is false ads to a game like Tabula Rasa,that proclaims its gameplay abhores(avoids involving,dislikes)grindfest,but eventually it ends on infinite GRIND.i dont like waste of time.a lot of games are over and under,but people have dif.ops.
     
  13. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    You think the half life franchise and Far Cry are overrated... you're entitled to your oppinion, but IMO you're... well nevermind!!!
     
  14. Kserijaro

    Kserijaro TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Dude No hard feelings as i said,my post was my opinion only.And i take other peoples ops too,so no flames needed XD.
     
  15. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    I didn't flame you, just very subtly expressed a desire to do so... not angrily, just out of sheer shock that you don't appreciate the value of 1 of the most influential fps franchises of all times!!!
     
  16. Curlz

    Curlz TS Rookie

    i think

    Overated

    Halo
    WoW
    Diablo series
    Gears of war

    Underated

    Old games like mario kart and zelda =-P
    killzone
    doom
     
  17. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I don't have a list but F.E.A.R. seemed overrated to me. The game was okay but nothing special. As a FPS so many others seemed better to me.
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Overrated:

    Halo
    WoW
    Gears of War ( I hate Gears of War )

    and All EA Games...

    Underrated

    Valve Games & Ubisoft games, they are the best I've ever played but so many people think that CS is too hard or that Prince of Persia is lame.
     
  19. Lord_Pc

    Lord_Pc TS Rookie

    Overrated:
    Halo: got it recently, while it is a decent game, i dont understand the hype around halo 3
    WoW: the game that ruins lives, and you have to pay aswell
    fifa: the past 4 or so games are just awful, they have become "just for the money" type games now
     
  20. Kserijaro

    Kserijaro TS Rookie Posts: 57

    @Mailpup:Have u tryed F.E.A.R. with headphones?Have u played it till the end?
    I did and i had been frozen cold from fear while doing it. The Game is so creepy and scary!BTW nobody said it was overrated.It was described as a slightly original shooter,not to mention the whole stealing-of-japanese-bad-girls-spirits-that-kill-for-vengeance thing.Everyone flamed them for stealing that segment(Aka the Ring movie).Why they haven't put a boy?I don't know but game scared me,a lot ,and many times.
     
  21. Optikal Fuzion

    Optikal Fuzion TS Rookie

    OVERRATED:
    Definately WoW
    Halo I do have to agree with
    I think the whole WII console is basically overrated, yeah boxing is fun but most games don't really even utilize the motion controllers
    Grand Theft Auto Yeah I said it

    UNDERRATED:
    ZOE
    Devil May Cry I and III (NOT II)
    FFIX
    Gauntlet the original
     
  22. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Sorry to hijack, but in case peeps haven't heard:

    IGN.com named Bioshock 1st person shooter of the year, PC game of the year and awarded it for best story!!!
     
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    For the Starcraft comments above. I don't think its overrated or underrated, I think its reputation is deserved. The C&C guys may not like it just because they are 'similar' type games. I have all the C&Cs (bought a few months ago at wal mart) and C&C3 is the only one that even compares (for me) to Starcraft for how fun it is.

    I played the demos for Bioshock, Crysis, and CoD4 and Crysis was much more fun to play. Bioshock seemed to have potential, and CoD4 just had an 'off' feeling to me, like something wasn't quite right. I ended up getting the full game of Crysis and beat it, and the full of CoD4 - haven't played it much. Crysis was great until the zero g level, that level and every subsequent level really dropped the ball, the earlier levels were much more fun.

    To get back to the original topic. I never saw the fun in the Halo games.
     
  24. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Kserijaro, I played F.E.A.R. to the end but did not use headphones, just speakers. There was a creepy factor, that's true, but after it was over I didn't feel Wowed, so to speak. Most games I will replay to do better or to find things I overlooked the first time through or to go about it differently but this was the only highly rated game in which I didn't have the desire to do so. Don't get me wrong. It's not a bad game but just not that great to me, that's all.
     
  25. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 650

    Thats good as, i swear that game needs to be named game of the year not just FPS game of the year, i loved it.
     
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