What are the top 10 most overrated games of decade?

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Hello friends,

so we have seen many best game of decade thread as decade ending in few days not just month. i decide to discuss what games are most overrated games of this decade. please note overrated doesnot mean its all bad. it may be quite decent but praise by critics and gamers so much that they may not deserve.

so friends heres the top 10 games i believe are most overrated games of this decade.

10. Control

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So this game nominate for the game awards and also win IGN GOTY despite being worst Remedy game ever made. while last great remedy game Alan wake was ignored. this was not a bad game by any mean. it show its potential but its gunplay was terrible, enemies was bulletspongies and story was pretty bad. and jese have no personality imo. and sam lake used to create incredible protagonist like Max payne. the fact that it was nominate for GOTY made me realize this game is too overrated.

9. Assassins creed Origins

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Now i believe this was most overrated AC game since AC2. the fact that it was praised as bring change to series was just bad as this game was worse than previous AC game by putting RPG elements and worse combat with enemy health bar. it turn series into even worse direction that it become RPG. and for that i consider it overrated because its praised by gamers and critics alike.

8. Resident Evil 2

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This might be best game in this list. and infact its a decent game. but why put this into overrated list? because it is. its just a 6 hour action game with only 1 or 2 location that is praised like holy grail of gaming. RE7 was so much better and more varied but its success lead capcom to remake more RE games instead of working on new one.

7. Wolfenstein new order and new colossus

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Machinegames wolfenstein, aka the worst modern FPS games ever made. they are so bad that they made COD feel like masterpiece. and yes im not joking. although wolfenstein new order was praised despite being terrible wolf 2 was also praised by critics but hated by gamers as we can see low scores on steam due to the fact that it turn it into even worse. they are the game that are chore to play. the shooting maybe good but everything else is bland. and cutscenes are too long as they trying to tell a terrible story. even Doom tell better story than this crap.

6. Mass effect 2

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Mass effect 2 was released in 2010. near start of decade and it was praised as holy grail of gaming, best RPG ever, best game of all time and so on. i think i would include mass effect 3 but it was more hated so i include this instead. this was just a bland and poor third person shooter with some RPG elements that is praised as best RPG. it was terrible game. not just decent. a flatout bad. i just couldnot play it more than 1 and half hour.

5. Bioshock infinite

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This was quite possible one of the worst AAA FPS ever made. it was praised more than Half life 2 by critics but only one thing it did good was unique setting, other than everything from gameplay to story to design was so bad. elizabeth was so annoying as sidekick. its just a poor FPS game overall. the fact that it was made by legend ken levine made me even more sad. whats the point of FPS when neither shooting nor level design cant done right?

4. Tomb raider reboot trilogy

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Although this is the worst games i played especially rise of but i didnot include it in number 1 because after each entry its popularity decline in popularity. these games are just scrpited movie games with horrible gameplay in general and dinot even did shooting right which they focus on it alot in rise of tomb raider. although shadow have less shooting but it become even worse with hub system. this trilogy can be called one of the most overrated trilogy of this decade.

3. Metal gear solid 5

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Well this is the game i never wanted to hate it. i want to like it and give it chance after chance. it has excellent gameplay but sadly the world is so bland, the missions are so repetetive made me think why do critics gave it 10/10?? how ? if it was not called MGS. it would hardly get 6 or 7/10. it was so boring and bland. plus there was literally no story at all. as cool as venom snake looks, he was boring character.

2. GTA 5

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GTA. the most overrated franchise ever in the history. no matter what rockstar do. any game called GTA will automatically get 10. GTA series never did either shooting or driving right. but they get praised always. GTA5 is also like that. tried it for few hours and quit it like all previous GTA game. they are only good for messing around here and there but actuall playing missions are just booring. i prefer RDR over it simply atleast RDR offer unique wild west world but GTA. its generic city open world being done to death.

1. The witcher 3 wild hunt

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The number 1 most overrated game of this decade goes to no other than the witcher 3. here it is folks. this game right here is by far most overrated game this decade. while its better than many games on list (wolfenstein, mass effect, bioshock) but the way it was praise as best game of all time. best game of decade. etc is beyond me. its combat is so bad, like terrible bad, its more of talking simulator where you engage in long boring dialouges over and over again. although its lore is good, its world is beautiful but its controls and actual gameplay was dull. This is not just most overrated game of decade but in my opinion its also among the most overrated games of all time too.

so here it is guys. its all opinion. I didnot include COD games because they are no more overrated as no one praise it most plus gamers mostly hate them so forget them.

so whats your top 10 most overrated games of decade? lets discuss.

I think you need to go back and play Alan Wake. It doesn't hold up as well you think. One location that makes everything very samey. Terrible support cast. I hoped his manager would die because good he is the worst. Wake is the whingest brat that acts like a teenager. Some of the most cringey and cheesy dialogue. The amount of enemies are incredibly limited.

That being said, stage horde mode with Barry as back up was pretty fun.

Edit: Control may still be worse than this for you. I liked being the poltergeist, rather than being subjected to a poltergeist

Overrated? I thought Metal Gear Solid 5 was divisive.

I don't know how you think GTA never got Driving a Car right. Those always worked good.

And I think your being FAR too harsh on Resident Evil 2 Remake. Everyone wanted RE 2 and 3 to be remade in the quality of the first game's remake.

- The division. That game get's way more praise than it deserves.

- Destiny. Yes the shooting is amazing. But otherwise the only good thing about destiny is the people who play it.

- Assassins creed origins/odessey. They striped all that was good about the original trilogy.

- Red dead redeption. This is a borderline cowboy simulator.

- Call of duty: Modern warfare. The industry is apparently starved for mature shooters.

- Borderlands 2/3. The games mechanics are okay at best, and the writting is highschool level cringe.

- Death stranding. It's an artsy fartsy Slog of a game.

- Overwatch. It's an inferior version of battleborn ( which was underrated).

- Bloodborn: Inferior to dark souls in every way. Play any of the other from software games .They are all miles better .

- The entire Battle royal genre. I remember when the hunger games came out and everyone made threads on make a battle royale type game. BR focuses so much on FOMO it' not even funny. No progression. no story. Sub par mechanics. All it has going for it is that its free and children like it ( mostly due to fomo and peer pressure).

For the resources it had available to it, the Witcher 3 being as good as it is is something pretty amazing. I think the way it's rated is due to fans recognizing that the game was made not by a rich western AAA studio but by a smaller Polish one. In a way I think the praise it gets is about that aspect of the game as much as it is about the actual story and gameplay and so on. A way of rewarding the few rare and deserving ones.

But yeah, completely disagree with Bioshock Infinite. I am not a fan of fps games and that is the one game outside of doom 2016 I played to completion during the last decade, due to actually enjoying it. If it can make genre apathetics like myself get into it as much as I get into genres I am a fan of it must have done something right.

As for actually overrated games, I never got what's interesting about Overwatch. It even won a game of the year title. I don't think it has any place next to the likes of Sekiro that won this year lol.

Firstly, pretty much every game is overrated as everything is like 7+/10 good and very few games are that good, especially in the AAA landscape.

Nier
-Critics didn't overrate this but the fans did saying it's the best story like ever in a video game. I even recall one post saying TLOU ripped off the plot of Nier. The plot is "fine" at best, there's a few good characters, the gameplay is far below average, and the only saving grace on the gameplay side is how it completely mixes things up keeping the very weak gameplay just barely interesting enough. Also, it makes you play through the game multiple times to see the whole "fine" story for really no reason and only artificially lengthens the game.

Danganronpa
-Some of the worst writing I've ever experienced in my life. I hated this game with a passion so much so that I still vividly remember that the only entertaining bit of the game was a conversation about milk tea.

Batman: Arkham Knight
-Batmobile... And the story didn't really pick up from Arkham City like I was hoping. Rocksteady really didn't do much to improve the gameplay like they did with Arkham City.

Gravity Rush
-I really wanted this game to be good but the combat was so simple and repetitive. I enjoyed the tone of the game and characters but the gameplay stopped being fun very quickly. I still remember the level where you're falling for what seems like forever, it has to be the level of all-time that most overstayed it's welcome.

Spiderman
-The game is just fun; the webslinging is great and Insomniac evolved Arkham combat but that's really it. Everything else from open world design to mission design is as generic as it gets.

B-Cell:
6. Mass effect 2

Mass effect 2 was just a bland and poor third person shooter with some RPG elements that is praised as best RPG.

Mass Effect is an RPG first and foremost as most of your time spent with the game isn't shooting enemies, it's role-playing as your own unique Shepard, thus it's more RPG than 99% of RPGs out there.

B-Cell:
1. The witcher 3 wild hunt

Nothing gameplay-wise is actually good in the game. The writing is good and that's it. And the game design is just kitchen-sink RPG design from open world design to a loot system that literally makes no sense to the main character. Also, a Ubisoft level amount of "points of interest" that are the same 2/3 things ad nauseam.

Lufia Erim:
- Overwatch. It's an inferior version of battleborn ( which was underrated).

Battleborn is was way better. I remember both betas came out at like the same time and I played Battleborn probably daily and I deleted Overwatch after like 2 matches. I, of course, bought Battleborn and played it a ton until Gearbox totally fucked up Mellka (my favorite character) and didn't play it since then.

Lufia Erim:
- Bloodborn: Inferior to dark souls in every way. Play any of the other from software games .They are all miles better .

BB removes much of the stuff in Souls that doesn't work like shields and magic and fixes the parry system. It was Miyazaki doing "Design by Subtraction".

Lufia Erim:
- The entire Battle royal genre.

Yeah, it's horrid game design, but it's actually what most people want. What do most of the players in other online shooters do? Camp and only go for kills and KDR, which is the whole concept of battle royale. That's why I never even played one outside of like a couple matches way back when MGO2 (MGS4's online had the 1st one of these) had the mode called Stealth Deathmatch (even the slowly closing circle and everything). Yeah, I totally want a mode where camping like bitches is rewarded and everyone is doing it, sign me up, it'll be so much fun!!! [/sarcasm]

That one game you played that meant everything to you and you love, its totally overrated and you have bad taste for enjoying it.

Worgen:
That one game you played that meant everything to you and you love, its totally overrated and you have bad taste for enjoying it.

Best reply in this dumb, done-a-billion-times-before, thread. High five!

The guy who knows next to nothing about video games makes yet another thread about video games. You don't even know what overrated means. You're just salty that people like a game that you don't like. And games that you don't like can neatly be summarized as either games where one of the playable characters can be a woman, and games that require more than clicking at things until they die.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

I am seeing this game given 10/10 on just about every review websites on the internet. I think this is because it's a fully-fledge singleplayer game from EA to make eat their own words. While it is a great attempt from Respawn, I can't help but to feel the game is greatly overrated.

The story is very "Star War-sy". Not that it's bad, but all the character archetypes are something we've seen before. I thought the villains would be more interesting, but they are spewing the same old "Dark side is stronger" sith propaganda we've seen dozens of time before.

The world exploration and collectibles, while nice, feels underwhelming and unrewarding. 90% of puzzles are "come back later when you get the force power" types, and when you do get the necessary powers the solutions are insultingly easy or annoyingly gimmicky. And your reward for solving them are cosmetic items? Really?

As for the combat, while I appreciate Respawn from trying to add tactical elements, I feel they should've either made it Jedi Academy-esque free combat or Dark Souls-esque combat. Because it is currently sitting somewhere between. If you ever played sekiro, chances are you'll steamroll through this game, because the parry window is much more generous.

For me, this game is more of 7/10. Great game, but not good enough to make me playthrough again. Really wish I waited for the sales, and not pay $60 + tax on the release

CoCage:

Worgen:
That one game you played that meant everything to you and you love, its totally overrated and you have bad taste for enjoying it.

Best reply in this dumb, done-a-billion-times-before, thread. High five!

Threads like this only exist to annoy people, I view it as my civic duty to take them down a notch.

Disco Elysium.

Worgen:
That one game you played that meant everything to you and you love, its totally overrated and you have bad taste for enjoying it.

That only makes sense under the assumption that everyone's favorite game is also an overrated one. I have to question how many people that applies to haha.

Like for me, that'd be one of the most polarizing FF games for example, FFVIII.

Metal Gear Solid 5 got plenty of criticism, righty, for it's story, padding and the fact Act 2 is essentially unfinished and half complete at best. And then there's the whole cringe-fest with Quiet.

It looks good, it plays really well but it's been well noted that the rest of the game is flawed.

Lufia Erim:

- Assassins creed origins/odessey. They striped all that was good about the original trilogy.

Normally people accuse AC 3 or maybe Unity of that. Origins tends to get some credit for trying something new within the franchise, having one of the most likable protagonists since Ezio(Conner is divisive and few people will claim to like Arno) getting people interested in the series again. I know I'd pretty much lost interest years ago and finally got back into it when I saw Origins Odyssey kept me going for a while, despite it's flaws such as being bit overlong, based on it's setting alone.

And by Trilogy, do you mean AC 1, 2 and 3 or the Ezio Trilogy of 2, Brotherhood and Revelations?

trunkage:
I think you need to go back and play Alan Wake. It doesn't hold up as well you think. One location that makes everything very samey. Terrible support cast. I hoped his manager would die because good he is the worst. Wake is the whingest brat that acts like a teenager. Some of the most cringey and cheesy dialogue. The amount of enemies are incredibly limited.

That being said, stage horde mode with Barry as back up was pretty fun.

Edit: Control may still be worse than this for you. I liked being the poltergeist, rather than being subjected to a poltergeist

I was never able to get over how Alan was a gigantic douche that seemed to hate being around his wife at the start of the game yet suddenly turns into a super concerned "I will give everything to find her" character once she goes missing. It was such an extreme character shift.

trunkage:
I think you need to go back and play Alan Wake. It doesn't hold up as well you think.

Alan Wake can't even step over an ankle-high garden border. He's useless.

Yoshi178:
Disco Elysium.

Is it because there's no disco dancing in the game or is there a more substantial reason for this one?

Dalisclock:

Yoshi178:
Disco Elysium.

Is it because there's no disco dancing in the game or is there a more substantial reason for this one?

It's a highly rated game that doesn't have a Switch port. /joke.

Baffle2:

trunkage:
I think you need to go back and play Alan Wake. It doesn't hold up as well you think.

Alan Wake can't even step over an ankle-high garden border. He's useless.

Surprisingly odd considering it's from the Max Payne folks.

Lufia Erim:
- The division. That game get's way more praise than it deserves.

- Destiny. Yes the shooting is amazing. But otherwise the only good thing about destiny is the people who play it.

- Assassins creed origins/odessey. They striped all that was good about the original trilogy.

- Red dead redeption. This is a borderline cowboy simulator.

- Call of duty: Modern warfare. The industry is apparently starved for mature shooters.

- Borderlands 2/3. The games mechanics are okay at best, and the writting is highschool level cringe.

- Death stranding. It's an artsy fartsy Slog of a game.

- Overwatch. It's an inferior version of battleborn ( which was underrated).

- Bloodborn: Inferior to dark souls in every way. Play any of the other from software games .They are all miles better .

- The entire Battle royal genre. I remember when the hunger games came out and everyone made threads on make a battle royale type game. BR focuses so much on FOMO it' not even funny. No progression. no story. Sub par mechanics. All it has going for it is that its free and children like it ( mostly due to fomo and peer pressure).

Agreed aside from:

RDR2 - imo the closest thing to a virtual Westworld playground is a really good thing, especially with level of detail that's second to none in almost all aspects

Bloodborne - Both have excellent atmosphere and level design. I still like Souls sword n board gameplay especially in DS3, but as PhoenixMGS said it trimmed the fat on other things. The weapons are also more unique and the regain mechanic added intensity and more risk/reward playoff. The musical score is also one of the greatest in gaming history, whereas most of Souls soundtracks are serviceable with a handful of above average tracks

I haven't played Death Stranding yet but would like to think it's more about the journey than destination. Apparently there's loads of little details there to appreciate as well if the player looks for them

bluegate:

Dalisclock:

Yoshi178:
Disco Elysium.

Is it because there's no disco dancing in the game or is there a more substantial reason for this one?

It's a highly rated game that doesn't have a Switch port. /joke.

Isn't it getting ported to consoles soon? I remember hearing something to that effect. It's reception prolly helped make that the case too.

Lufia Erim:

- Destiny. Yes the shooting is amazing. But otherwise the only good thing about destiny is the people who play it.

Destiny has had its higher points (House of Wolves and Age of Triumph, and to some extent Forsaken) where it briefly lived up to glimmers of its potential. But Activision or Bungie alone they can't seem to keep their fingers off the reset button and manage to kill whatever progress they make within months.

For my own part, I'd have to actually align with B-cell, and take GTA 5. The driving isn't awful, but retains enough of the awkward "realism" driving from 4 to weigh it down. In keeping with this, the sandbox mayhem that really made the series work (Aside from its hokey movie ripoff storylines) was basically non-existent or shovelled off to be dumped in the money-mill pit of GTA Online. Beyond looking pretty (at the time, its wearing abit nowadays compared to the proper current gen games, and the animations were always complete garbage) not much to really give to it.

Ac Origins is a pretty good pick too. Yes, it stands out because AC needed a shift. But in terms of actual execution of teh new ARPG would-be gameplay, its only a couple steps above Eurojank. The combat isn't tight or balanced at all. The progression is bland as bland can be. Bayek would probably rate in top 3 or 4 protagonists as a likable dude and all, but the main story's kind of drowned in the splurge of uninspired sandboxing.

I thought New Colossus was prettymuch universally kind of "meh"'d at too, so I dunno about overrated. No one seemed too far off the page of "Why is this so short and obviously sequel baity. Why did all the stealth design vanish. etc). Whats with the random metroidvania traversal powers that don't actually get used in the design ever" etc.

Yoshi178:
Disco Elysium.

Ironic considering next year you'll be bragging about it existing on Switch as soon as the port drops.

Avnger:

Yoshi178:
Disco Elysium.

Ironic considering next year you'll be bragging about it existing on Switch as soon as the port drops.

yeah you TOTALLY see me yelling everywhere on this forum about how awesome Overwatch is already don't you?

B-Cell:
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I've not played all the games on your list but I'll comment on those I have.

Assassin's Creed Origins: I made the mistake of playing Odyssey first and going back Origins feels far clunkier to play. It isn't terrible however and to be honest I prefer this take on the franchise to the older titles. In Origins and Odyssey I actually enjoy using an assassin play style, something I just found annoying in previous games.

Resident Evil 2 Remake: I really wanted to like this game but while it improved everything that was already good in the original, it left everything I didn't like about it intact as well. The constant back and forth was tedious back then but understandable due to the limitations of the time, these days it is really unacceptable.

Mass Effect 2: I like this game I really do but for me it is a huge step down from the original. Rather than improving elements that needed polishing from the first game Bioware just threw the baby out with the bathwater and created a subpar Gears of War clone for the combat. I could go on for a while about what I don't like but suffice to say one of the things I didn't like was how heavily the combat balance was pushed in favour of the gun based classes.

Tomb Raider Reboot series: My problem with these games is that Lara's personality just doesn't seem to gel with the combat. I said back when the first released, and it holds true for the next two games, that this would be far better if they'd just used old Lara in the storyline, where her personality and character would be a far better fit to the upgraded combat.

GTA5: Looks great but plays like the controls are actively fighting me. I also hate the car physics in the game, I know they are meant to be more realistic but if I want realism in my driving I'll get in my car and go for a drive.

The Witcher 3: I played the first Witcher and found it to be a decent but unremarkable experience. The Witcher 2 I couldn't get far in as it just controlled horribly. With the third game I like it while I am playing but when I stop I can find no compelling reason to go back to it. Part of the reason is that I just find Geralt completely uninteresting as a character and the voice acting doesn't help as no matter the situation he just sounds completely uninterested in it.

I've been told that if I go back and play the Witcher 2 that it explains a lot about Geralt and I'll warm to him far more in the third. I just can't bring myself to play a game I don't like in order to maybe like a game that I'm not enjoying that much.

votemarvel:
Tomb Raider Reboot series: My problem with these games is that Lara's personality just doesn't seem to gel with the combat. I said back when the first released, and it holds true for the next two games, that this would be far better if they'd just used old Lara in the storyline, where her personality and character would be a far better fit to the upgraded combat.

Argh, yes, only played the first of the new ones, but played it through a few times, I liked it. But the way she keeps complaining about things...now sure, it makes sense to complain about being trapped on an island full of murderers, but if I'm playing the game I'm not going to complain about that.

EDIT: Anyway, if this thread is about "popular games this decade that I didn't like", I'd include Bayonetta, which is just barely this decade, but the PC port was much later so I guess it counts.

The controls were not great, and I wasn't sure what combos I had or did what, though that just could have been me.

Some of the gimmicks were very annoying. You can walk on walls when the moon is full. That's cool...in theory. In practice, you'd walk along a narrow passageway until the passageway is blocked and then the moon would come out from behind a cloud and then you'd walk along a narrow wall is the same direction until the passageway isn't blocked anymore, at which point the moon would go behind a cloud and you continued normally. It's three narrow passageways, except one of the has wall graphics on the floor. Meh. Compare with playing an Alien in the 2010 AvP game, where you can run along most walls and ceilings. Disorientating, but so much better.

And, yeah, the sex. There was totally the wrong amount of sex. Not just that there was too much sex, but also too little. Every single thing Bayonetta does has to be sexual (not sexy, sexual). If you gave players the chance to do a normal thing a normal way, or in an extra sexual way, people will likely choose the sexual way at least sometimes, but she never, ever turns it off and it gets annoying. You are forced to be sexual all the time.

But then, bizarrely, you can't get your sexy on with other characters. Driving in a car with that guy in the beginning, can I flirt with him? No. Can I flirt with the bartender guy? No. Can I flirt with Jean? No. Ok, a little bit of flirting with Luka, but only when he's going on at you about you murdering his dad and when a little kid is watching...um? Well, you get to torture the female angels in a gratuitously sexual way, but, yeah, not what I meant.

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Also, Skyrim. Now, I liked the first Tomb Raider reboot, and one of the thing I liked doing is traveling from place to place, hunting animals with a bow and the odd fire thingy, collecting bits of pieces and crafting them. Which you can do in Skryim, but you are encouraged not to do, because you'll level up the "wrong" way and the enemies will be too powerful for you. That really, really annoys me.

But, ok, put the fun parts of the game aside and just grind through instead, and the plot is really boring IMHO. I cannot think why, it's got lots of good elements, Stormcloaks and Imperials and both have good and bad points and there's dragon stuff and magic stuff and for some reason I really don't care.

The more I play, the less interested I am. I've started lots of times, escaped Helgen, gone to Whiterun, done a few bandit quests and lost interest and later started again from the beginning. Don't know why.

(Though I like the Whiterun area grassy plains better than the mountains and snow, but don't think that's it)

The Last of Us, God of War, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted..I found all of these games equally boring even if I understand why they are praised and critically well received. There is no depth or challenge in any those games they are like a bland meal having to appeal to all tastes. Though, their popular movie style aspirations and straightforward characterization come to life due to big budget and high production values. These games have nothing but surface quality which allows them to be played by anybody without having really to engage with it. Which is most likely the intent given their marketing and target audience.

stroopwafel:
The Last of Us, God of War, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted..I found all of these games equally boring even if I understand why they are praised and critically well received. There is no depth or challenge in any those games they are like a bland meal having to appeal to all tastes. Though, their popular movie style aspirations and straightforward characterization come to life due to big budget and high production values. These games have nothing but surface quality which allows them to be played by anybody without having really to engage with it. Which is most likely the intent given their marketing and target audience.

I can't speak for Spider-Man, Horizon, nor LofUs. But I can speak why Uncharted and God of War. Uncharted is straight up video game popcorn. It may not have the most depth, but the series has always been a benchmark tech and hardware advancement. Nathan Drake is modern Indiana Jones. U1 has aged the worse even in the Drake Collection when they removed the crappy motion controls. The thing I do miss from U1 that was not kept in later games was killing enemies with melee moves awarded you more ammo for the weapon you're equipped with. Then Uncharted 2 happened with its set pieces. After that, the series more or less found its footing. With that said Uncharted 3 drags on too long, and Uncharted 4's story I did not like. The main problem being Sam Drake (a bad fan fic character) Nadine(Karma Houdini before Lost Legacy). U4, still has the best gameplay even when compared next to 2. The only gameplay I did not like about 4 was that they removed the ability to toss back explosives like in 3. Also, try playing these games on the higher difficulties. Completely different experience I tells ya.

God of War IV is a great game and earned its recognition. It's not perfect, it has its own set of problems, but overall it's easily the best GoW game since II. The Leviathan Axe is such a fun weapon! Catching and throwing the axe! Especially when you get all of these sick combos that can launch enemies, or when you upgrade Atreus to do combos with you, and learning parries or runic attacks. The combat is almost as good as something you would see in DMC or Bayonetta. The problem with previous God of War games were they all played too similar to each other, and some of the worst pacing in any action game. God of War III suffered the most from this. The game would slow to a crawl with barely any progress in story, or character motivation. Kratos was simply a spoiled brat since II; no longer a Greek tragic hero. GoW IV fixes all of that. The only problem with IV is gear leveling and the lack of platforming. Otherwise, IV earns the praise.

LofUS... All I know is that the game is a different experience when playing on the hardest difficulty. Story wise, it's shit you've seen before: Children of Men, The Road, and every generic zombie apocalypse ever made. The praise for the story is overblown. Horizon I am still interested in when I get the chance.

Can't really make a full top 10 list of my own, I've settled into my own little niche and stopped buying games without looking into them a fair bit first.
But I can at least add one to this list from this decade i've played that i'd say is definitely overrated:

L.A. Noire (2011)
(Also had a recent remaster so that works too)

Maybe it was because I had the wrong expectations, but I was fairly disappointed with this game. I was expecting to come in feeling like a detective, analyzing clues and having to piece together a mystery to culminate to a conclusion.
What you get instead is a collection list and a bunch of multiple choice questions. LA Noire is a linear story with your typical collectible-filled RockStar open-world at its heart.
I'll give the game that its story is enjoyable and its setting is well put together and refreshing. The gameplay unfortunately is essentially just a collectibles list. Collect all the clues, get the multiple-choice questions right, Boom-- Perfect Mission. Outside the missions, collect all the street crimes, cars, landmarks, blah blah blah.
The game is a giant checklist.

One major issue that popped up in the game; occasionally you had 2-3 options of places to go to, but if you chose the wrong place to go to first, you'd get stuck into questioning a person without the evidence to get the question right. No indication of which location needs to be gone to first, you just have to make a 50/50 coinflip that decides whether you get a perfect score or not.

Maybe "Return of the Obra Dinn" spoiled me.

Well, I'd struggle to name many things as "overrated" exactly, because usually it'll just be a case of other people valuing certain stuff more highly than I do.

However I would definitely say the word applies to Resident Evil 4, which is frequently cited as the best in the series, or a seminal action game, which I think is nonsense. In this case, it's all stuff I myself value highly: love horror, love RE, love shoulder-shooters. But RE4 is a fairly basic, serviceable shooter, easily outclassed by stuff like Dead Space. It didn't greatly reinvent or iterate on horror or shooters, and it marked the start of the downward trend for the series with absurd cheesy atmosphere-destroying storytelling.

RE4 marked the transformation of Resident Evil from a Romero horror to a bargain-basement 80s b-movie horror.

Silvanus:
RE4 marked the transformation of Resident Evil from a Romero horror to a bargain-basement 80s b-movie horror.

It was also more than a decade ago.

Dark Souls definitely should be on that list. The first one at least is a masterclass is obtuse, obnoxious game mechanics, level design and pathetic story telling. I mean if this game had been made in the current year it'd be on the Top 10 worst lists across the board.

The entire Uncharted series is really poorly designed. The quick time events are just archaic.

Last of Us was boring with unlikable characters and stiff controls.

I've never played Breath of the Wild, but somehow I feel like it belongs on this list. Not that its not good, but its not nearly as good as people claim it is.

Starcraft II was super hyped, but was just an another RTS.

And the big one, I'll say it. MINECRAFT!

Silvanus:

RE4 marked the transformation of Resident Evil from a Romero horror to a bargain-basement 80s b-movie horror.

The games were already B movie horror even with the Romero influences. RE4 just went nuts with it. I partially blame people like Yahtzee, Moviebob, and Jim Sterling (only to a lesser extent). RE4 was already popular, but Yahtzee comes inand "validates" or makes their opinion "legit". The backhanded criticism to the previous REs are "Oh, they were always stupid" , "They took themselves too seriously", or "The stories were never good". Said by the biggest contrarians on the internet. While over glorifying RE4 or RE7 for the matter and putting them on these impossible to reach pedistals. This especially true for Bob (someone who likes RE films be, but trashes on the stories for games not RE4 or 7). I stopped taking him seriously years ago, but is one of the those moments where I'm like "Yeah, you're only doing this to sound smart".

Shoot, I find Evil Within 2 to be a better RE game than RE4-RE7 and the Revelations games. It's right at the number 2 spot, while RE2Remake takes the no. 1 for best RE game.

"These games were popular and well reviewed, therefore they are overrated by default because I don't like them." - B-Cell logic.

Every game can be called overrated if you don't like it. Just because a lot of people like a thing doesn't make it over rated. The Witcher 3 isn't over rated. Tomb Raider reboots are not over rated. Zelda is not over rated.

These are all good games. They are popular and well received for a reason.

It's okay to not like what everyone else likes. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's over rated. Otherwise everything ever is over rated.

Johnny Novgorod:

It was also more than a decade ago.

Damn, right you are. It wasn't even close... I feel old.

CoCage:

The games were already B movie horror even with the Romero influences. RE4 just went nuts with it.

Ah, not too sure about that. Code Veronica and maaaaaybe RE3 a bit, but there wasn't that much cheese, just the occasional moment. It gets exaggerated retrospectively to justify the slide in storytelling in RE4 onwards.

Silvanus:

Johnny Novgorod:

It was also more than a decade ago.

Damn, right you are. It wasn't even close... I feel old.

CoCage:

The games were already B movie horror even with the Romero influences. RE4 just went nuts with it.

Ah, not too sure about that. Code Veronica and maaaaaybe RE3 a bit, but there wasn't that much cheese, just the occasional moment. It gets exaggerated retrospectively to justify the slide in storytelling in RE4 onwards.

Go back and look at vanilla RE1, it's nothing, but B-movie camp. 2 & 3 are more serious by comparison, but there still B-movies that play it mostly straight in terms of being serious. Similar to Escape from New York. Goofy premise, but plays it straight.

Code Veronica, I have no fucking clue what they wanted. Capcom were copying the Matrix (Wesker became Agent Smith) & Aelxia Ashford was weaker version of Eve (Parasite Eve).

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