Overrated Games We’re Tired of Hearing About

Overrated Games We're Tired of Hearing About

Everyone has their list of overrated games. Titles that have widespread acclaim from critics and fans. Yet, despite their praise, you don’t get the hype. 

Recently, Redditor KikiBrownLove asked, “what game are you tired of hearing is the best?” As you can imagine, people have lots of opinions on the matter.


fifa overrated games
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The now former Electronic Arts soccer franchise has widespread appeal from gamers of all backgrounds. Whether you’re casual or hardcore, there’s a chance you know someone who’s played FIFA. 

The partnership between EA Games and FIFA has expired. The new name for the EA franchise is EA Sports FC


Photo Credit: Riot Games

Developed by Riot Games, Valorant is their take on the squad-based shooter genre. 

It has a popular following, though nowhere near as popular as their breakout game League of Legends. Because of this, it’s easy to understand why it’s on the list of overrated games.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty
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The mega-popular Activision franchise has been going strong for over two decades. 

Call of Duty has seen several recent releases. Modern Warfare II came out in October 2022, followed by Warzone 2.0 and the new DMZ mode shortly after. 

God of War

God of War overrated games
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The God of Waf franchise first made its mark on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3

In 2018, the series saw a reboot that took it into a more mature, story-driven adventure on the PlayStation 4. A sequel, God of War: Ragnarök, came out for PS5 and PS4 at the end of 2022. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is the Most Critically Acclaimed Nintendo Switch Exclusive
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Launching alongside the Nintendo Switch in 2017, many view Breath of the Wild as one of the best Zelda games ever created. However, not everyone shares this sentiment. 

One reason people view Breath of the Wild as an overrated game is weapon durability. As great as the world of Hyrule is to explore, it’s frustrating to have your weapon break constantly. 

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Update 2.40 Patch Notes
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The free-to-play open-world adventure has a massive following. Yet not everyone is on the Genshin Impact hype train. 

Many responses indicate how it borrows too much from other popular games and, ultimately, is boring. To each their own! 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
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While the first two entries in The Witcher franchise failed to break through, The Witcher 3 is a massive success. 

The adventures of Geralt of Riveria have translated beyond the world of video games. A television adaptation is currently airing on Netflix

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order overrated games
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Electronic Arts

For many, the single-player Star Wars game from Respawn Entertainment is a breath of fresh air. Some even compared the combat to the Souls-like games by FromSoftware

However, others see it as yet another entry on the list of overrated games and as nothing more than a fine action game. 

Elden Ring

Elden Ring May Be The Best Game of the Year
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Elden Ring is one of the most successful games of all time. Still, some out there lump it in with other overrated games. 

The first open-world entry in the Souls-like series offers the challenging combat these games are known for. It’s also one of the more accessible releases by FromSoftware, even if it’s still super challenging. 

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead
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Telltale Games

The game that put Telltale Games on the map. 2012’s The Walking Dead seemingly won everyone over. 

A point-and-click adventure game, The Walking Dead offers an emotional story where every player’s decision matters. 

The Last of Us: Part II

The Last of Us Part II is not afraid to tell the story it wants to tell
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The sequel to Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us left fans divided. However, developers must be praised for sticking to their guns with narrative decisions.

Yet these decisions left fans conflicted, which is why it’s on this list of overrated games. 

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V
Photo Credit: Rockstar Games

It’s been nearly a decade since Grand Theft Auto V was released. A new Grand Theft Auto is currently in development but hasn’t been released, sadly.

Do you know what has instead? More versions of GTA V. The game has been released on three generations of consoles. 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim overrated games
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Speaking of games that have been endlessly re-released, let’s talk about Skyrim. Despite its popularity, it’s still regarded as one of the most overrated games of our time. 

The most recent entry in the Elder Scrolls series is on virtually every platform under the sun. From the Xbox 360 to even Amazon Alexa. The team at Bethesda is hard at work finishing up Starfield. After that, we’re finally returning to the Elder Scrolls franchise. 

Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas overrated games
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After developing fallout 3, Bethesda handed the reins to Obsidian Entertainment to handle the New Vegas spin-off.

It’s one of the most popular and well-regarded games in the series. Still, its infamous bugs and glitches leave a sour taste in the mouth of some. 


Photo Credit: Epic Games

Remember when popular Twitch streamer Ninja played Fortnite with Drake?

The Epic Games battle royale didn’t start as a battle royale, but something else entirely. Once they ditched the original survival-oriented concept and embraced the battle royale, the rest is history. Fortnite is one of the most popular games on Earth. 

League of Legends

League of Legends
Photo Credit: Riot Games

We wrap up the list of overrated games with what may be the most popular free-to-play game of all time. 

League of Legends is one of the most successful MOBAs ever made. Based on the popular DOTA mod from Warcraft 3, it attracts an audience due to its accessibility and price point. 


Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.

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