The most overrated video games of this generation

Hype: to intensify (advertising, promotion, or publicity) by ingenious or questionable claims

Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, Xbox 360)



And people complained that Halo 3: ODST was little more than an expansion pack? Pfft.

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  • Leroy

    Haven't played this game but it looks like another retro 2D platformer like Braid, but on steroids. These blurbs are interesting but would be helped by a brief description of the games for those who haven't played them. Plus it would help make the case why they are overrated. Platformers are not the future of video games.

  • Kissmaazz

    How isn't Halo 3, Halo Reach or Halo 4 in here? Fanboy.

    Leroy

    Guess you can't include them all, and you just wanted to give a sample. So I only include this suggestion because it is arguably the most overrated game of all time: "Prince of Persia" for PS3. I mean it took all of the fun out of the previous games, which was the difficulty in platforming. Figuring out how to climb up somewhere. That's why the second one will always be my personal favorite. But the last one took out the challenge altogether, then reviewers gloated over it like it was the perfect game.

  • Bob saget

    Screw you

  • Leroy

    "Games journalist." Right. There is no real video game criticism on the Net. It's all writers who are either too much fans themselves to see clearly (and also too used to getting games for free to see why spending $50 on them might lower their score) or writers who play it safe by coddling prestige titles, like you point out.

  • F

    Story deserves 90%.
    Combat deserves 50%.

  • Idealistic.

    Also where is gears of war 1, 2 3 and judgement? those games sucked so much, along with any Halo game to date. Not to mention Alan Wake was just horrible

  • Micha

    Its blasphemy calling Dragon Age: Origins overrated. RPGs aren´t about getting a high pulse rate.There is nothing new in the game?
    It is perhabs ne of the darkest RPGs ever made,Also there is no alignment system, instead we have got a very analog system in which good and evil is far more complicated.

    In my opinion you just have epic failed.

    Tstop

    I'm offended by this...and very sad. A little thirsty too.

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