10 fake popular PC games
• Many great video games have imitations that copy the success formula. And while most of them failed miserably, some went on to become world famous and far surpassed the influence of the original in terms of popularity.
• We present you the top 10 funniest fakes of popular games.
10. War Gods
• This PlayStation and Nintendo 64 game is not just a clone of Mortal Kombat, it was released by Midway, the creators of the original Mortal Kombat. Without becoming particularly bothered with the history of the characters (here you have an ancient gladiator, and a shaman and a cyborg and a Valkyrie) and adding Fatality to the game, the company prepared for rave reviews ... but they did not follow.
• It's funny that only one of the heroes of this fighting game – Anubis – is really a god. The rest of the characters are in no way related to the gods. A little deception in the title, and a big disappointment in general.
9 Star Wars: Dark Forces
• The iconic franchise has so many video games that in the 2010s it was arguably a better game series than a movie series. But that wasn't always the case, and some games LucasArts would gladly erase from players' memory if it could.
• One such game is Star Wars: Dark Forces. This is a first person shooter that is a copy of Doom and Wolfenstein. And while it's not the worst Star Wars game, it doesn't really have much to do with this universe.
8. The Simpsons: Road Rage
• Video games with characters from one of the most popular animated series in the world – The Simpsons – have always been a knockoff of other projects, be it Simpsons Wrestling or Simpsons: Hit & Run. But these games were at least noteworthy, since the creators changed the source material so much that it could be considered independent.
• But the Simpsons: Road Rage game was shamelessly copied from Crazy Taxi in every way, and it was so obvious that SEGA even filed a lawsuit against its creators.
7 angry Birds
• It is unlikely that you would expect to see Angry Birds – one of the most popular games of all time – on the list of fakes. However, this mobile game is, shall we say, heavily inspired by Crush The Castle.
• The formula in both games is the same: players must launch objects at buildings in order to destroy them. Only in Crush The Castle it was boulders, in Angry Birds it was birds.
6 Fighter's History
• After the release of the first Street Fighter, the world was stunned by how popular this game became. Not surprisingly, it has spawned a ton of imitations, especially in the field of arcade games.
• But the Fighter's History arcade from Data East went furthest, borrowing Street Fighter 2 a little less than completely. And even the Fighter's History characters, polygon by polygon, were copied from Street Fighter.
5. Super 3D Noah's Ark
• This fun game is a clone of Wolfenstein 3D. It works on the same engine, but the textures and gameplay have been changed.
• Players no longer have to hand out headshots to evil Nazis. The mission is much kinder – to feed the animals on Noah's Ark. The main weapon is a slingshot, and instead of cartridges – food.
• However, hungry animals are unfriendly towards the player and seem to be ready to eat him. But no blood on the screen.
4. Garfield Go
• What the developers were thinking when creating this game remains a mystery. Love or hate Pokemon Go, you can't deny that this project has become a worldwide phenomenon. Not least because the Pokemon franchise already had a huge fan base.
• Cat Garfield has far fewer fans than Pokémon. It was just a funny comic with a couple of movies, but, nevertheless, Garfield Go was released for some reason. Players must catch Garfield, and when they find it, throw lasagne at his bowl. Do you think this sounds exciting?
• Team Fortress 2 was first included in the 2007 compilation of computer games The Orange Box, along with Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, and Portal. All of them were developed by Valve itself and used the Source engine.
• But Team Fortress stood apart in this collection, because it was the only game without a well-thought-out plot, and was created for one reason – so that gamers could enjoy the online game.
• As one of the first battle royale games with classic modes such as capture the flag and king of the hill, it has clearly inspired many video games. However, Final Combat didn't even pretend to be different from the original, and would have looked exactly like Team Fortress 2 if not for the terrible graphics and gameplay that can squeeze tears of frustration out of the most staunch gamer.
2. Dante's Inferno
God of War is not only a roller coaster of emotions, but also one of the best hack and slash games.
• And Dante's Inferno, developed by Visceral Games, a division of publisher EA Games, was clearly only brought into production thanks to the success of God of War, as it emulates the gameplay style of the classic franchise in every way.
• For example, the battle with the boss at the beginning is a regular battle, and for the final destruction of the enemy, you need to quickly press the right buttons.
• Despite its "secondary" Dante's Inferno actually turned out to be a quality game that is a pleasure to play even now.
1. The Great Giana Sisters
• One look at the sisters – and you immediately understand whose clones they are. This game was an unofficial port of Super Mario Bros. on the Commodore 64. It's funny how the developer changed some details to make his creation look like a separate game: the main characters changed gender, instead of coins they collected crystals, and owls appeared instead of goombs.
• Of course, Nintendo was not thrilled with The Great Giana Sisters, and ensured that all copies of this game were withdrawn from stores. However, the sisters did not disappear into oblivion, and in 2012 the dynamic platform game Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was released, in which the main character Giana travels through the world of dreams in search of her sister Maria.