• April 26, 2017

Top 10 Blatant Rip-Off Games


This looks awfully familiar…keyword “awfully”. These are the games who wore their influence a little to well on their sleaves – the games that are clearly trying to ape, ride off the success of, copy cat or just plain rip-off more popular, successful titles. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Blatant Rip-Off Games!

00:46 #10. “Wacky Wheels” (1994)
01:35 #9. “Quantum Theory” (2010)
02:23 #8. “Saints Row” (2006)
03:14 #7. “Kasumi Ninja” (1994)
03:53 #6. “PlayStation AllStars Battle Royale” (2012)
04:48 #5. “Dante’s Inferno” (2010)
05:44 #4. “Candy Crush Saga” (2012)
06:32 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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15 thoughts on “Top 10 Blatant Rip-Off Games

  1. Check out a few of the games mentioned in this video!
    Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat out of Hell
    Dante’s Inferno -PS3
    Simpsons Road Rage

  2. I think the term rip off is thrown around way too much for its meaning. It has become so bad in some circles that any human superhero who uses gadgets instantly becomes a batman rip-off. while granted, a good portion of this list is very much a genuine rip-off, some of the games are just similar in theme, style, or premise. I don’t think Saints row is a rip-off of GTA, it is a similar game, sure, but at least in my opinion feels very different. likewise I don’t think Dante’s inferno is a rip-off of God of war. I didn’t see Kratos charge into hell to try to save his wife from the results of his sins, they are similar in premise but God of War didn’t invent said premise.

  3. rip off is if your baseicly just copeing the sme thing , if a mechanic in a game is considerd an rip off baseicly every fps game is a rip off of doom and every game from the start is a rip off of that game, now clone is well an exact copy of a game like the nr 1 , similair is the better term id say. the nr 1 thats a rip off saint’s row not so much

    riping off a game completely id want a list of not just looking or haveing similair mechanics or apperance, but my opinion

  4. I really want an improved sequel of Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. More recognizable characters (Lara, Crash, Spyro) and some revamping of the supermove gimmick is really all it would need in my book.

    Also real Nr. 1: 95% of what you can get on the app store.

    1. +Chourtaird1 you’re comparing brawl which was after Smash bros was proven to be one of the biggest series in gaming at that point to an experiment in Sony all stars first and only game.

    2. Yeah, and I realize that is probably why they didn’t appear in Battle Royale.
      BUT on the other hand Smash bros. has Solid Snake, Mega Man, Pac Man, Ryu, Cloud and Bayonetta (plus probably at least one character I forgot) so “3rd party” isn’t that much of a problem if you really want them to be in the game.

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