Some Of The Most Blatant Rip-Offs In Video Game History



Movies aren't the only entertainment medium fond of ripping off ideas, video games have been ripping each other off from day one. The games on this list compiled by Dorkly are made up of familiar games with a slightly different look, proving that imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it generally doesn't help you sell your product.

From Super Mario Bros. to Street Fighter, to (relatively) newer games like Team Fortress and Grand Theft Auto, no popular game is safe from copycats, yet sometimes a rip-off game takes on a life of its own and makes it big. So, should we hate on imitators, or enjoy the way they lampoon the big names in the industry?

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Tvtropes is probably just about finished; it's time to start in on gametropes. That'd give us another place to lose hours at a stretch.
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