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Popular Third Party Game Franchises You've Never Played

What third party game franchises have you never played?

  • Activision - Call of Duty

    Votes: 10 13.7%
  • Activision - Diablo

    Votes: 19 26.0%
  • EA - FIFA

    Votes: 32 43.8%
  • EA - The Sims

    Votes: 23 31.5%
  • EA - Need for Speed

    Votes: 14 19.2%
  • EA - Madden

    Votes: 35 47.9%
  • EA - Battlefield

    Votes: 22 30.1%
  • T2 - Grand Theft Auto

    Votes: 10 13.7%
  • T2 - NBA 2K

    Votes: 46 63.0%
  • T2 - Red Dead

    Votes: 19 26.0%
  • T2 - Borderlands

    Votes: 21 28.8%
  • Capcom - Street Fighter

    Votes: 8 11.0%
  • Capcom - Monster Hunter

    Votes: 34 46.6%
  • Capcom - Resident Evil

    Votes: 4 5.5%
  • Konami - Metal Gear

    Votes: 8 11.0%
  • Namco - Pac-man

    Votes: 11 15.1%
  • Warner - Lego

    Votes: 30 41.1%
  • Square - Tomb Raider

    Votes: 11 15.1%
  • Square - Final Fantasy

    Votes: 11 15.1%
  • Square - Dragon's Quest

    Votes: 32 43.8%
  • UBI - Assassin's Creed

    Votes: 14 19.2%
  • UBI - Tom Clancy

    Votes: 19 26.0%
  • Sega - Sonic

    Votes: 5 6.8%
  • Tetris

    Votes: 6 8.2%
  • Team 17 - Worms

    Votes: 30 41.1%

  • Total voters
    73
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(Multi votes votes allowed of course)

That Embarrassment thread gave me the idea to make this poll.

What big third party game franchises have you never played, or barely played? Rules in order to count:

1. You've never played the game franchise ever in any way

Or

2. You played it so little, it doesn't count. For example you might had dabbled with the game at a friend's house or tried a 10 minute demo download or a 20 year old PS sampler disc. That's not enough to count in my books.

Don't forget some games go back to the 80s where it started on NES or arcade.

I simply took the list from this wiki list and sorted it a bit. My list isn't perfect, but close enough.

List of best-selling video game franchises - Wikipedia
 

Kuranghi

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Mine were Madden, NBA 2K, Monster Hunter & Tetris.

I'm not into modern Sports games and just haven't tried Monster Hunter yet but Tetris is my big weird one.

I've messed about in many different versions of Tetris but I've never actually completed a "level", let alone seen it through at even a low difficulty.
 

kingpotato

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Warhammer. Who plays those?
At least in the 40k universe, Space Marine for the X360 was awesome!
space warhammer GIF
 

kingpotato

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Bummer it wasn't successful enough to warrant a sequel.
I think it was THQ that wasn't successful enough to fund a sequel. They took the profits from this game and sunk it into losers like the wii udraw tablet


Despite launching the same time as gears 3 Space Marine beat company expectations for sales, but at this point THQ was looking for moon shots to save them from bankruptcy.
 

Dream-Knife

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I haven't played 11 of those; and that's not counting franchises I've played for 2 mins on a demo or something (the sims, etc).
 

Mr Hyde

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CoD, Halo, Battlefield, Tom Clancy, NBA, Madden, Borderlands.

Never had any interests in sports games or fps war games. Looks so incredibly boring and mundane. The bottom of the barrel when it comes to gaming if you ask me.
 

NahaNago

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I really don't play a lot of western games. So the majority of EA on the list. I think I've only ever played one need for speed game. Never played anything from Take2 or battlefield. I've only played assassin creed origins and I don't think i've played a worms game.

I'm not into shooters, especially first person shooters, and I don't like sports games mostly.
 

Yoboman

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Never played Borderlands. Looks so generic

Never played Madden as nobody cares about NFL outside the states

Why is Worms on the list?
 

Omeggos

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Sports games aside I’ve never played metal gear (excluding reavengeance, but that’s essentially a different genre so I don’t count it.) or splinter cell for that matter.

I’m just not that into stealth games.
 

Omeggos

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CoD, Halo, Battlefield, Tom Clancy, NBA, Madden, Borderlands.

Never had any interests in sports games or fps war games. Looks so incredibly boring and mundane. The bottom of the barrel when it comes to gaming if you ask me.
How is halo a third party game?
 

Danjin44

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Activision I played none of their games other than Sekiro.
EA also played none their games other than Dead Space.
Ubisoft I only liked thier Child of Light and Mario + Rabbits
T2 None
Warner None
 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
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I'm surprised at how many people haven't played Tetris. I'm pretty sure it's it can run on a toaster and has been published on everything.
 
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Kataploom

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Lots of items in that list and those I did, some I didn't touch them for long. There are soooo many games out in the wild for me that I laugh at the "only new games" cult in here lol
 
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Why is Worms on the list?
Somehow this series has sold 75 million copies.

WormsNovember 17, 199575 million[101]
Worms is a series of artillery tactical video games developed by British company Team17. In these games, small platoons of anthropomorphic worms battle each other across a deformable landscape with the objective being to become the sole surviving team. The games are noted for their cartoony animation and extensive use of surrealism and slapstick humour.
 

Yoboman

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Somehow this series has sold 75 million copies.
WormsNovember 17, 199575 million[101]
Worms is a series of artillery tactical video games developed by British company Team17. In these games, small platoons of anthropomorphic worms battle each other across a deformable landscape with the objective being to become the sole surviving team. The games are noted for their cartoony animation and extensive use of surrealism and slapstick humour.

I think it’s one of those 90s - 2000s games that they basically gave away on school computers like lemmings and magic school bus, inflating numbers
 

Tschumi

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I think the poll was uncalled for.

Gears of War, never played it. Fortnite, Overwatch and sundry... NBA games.. actually it's been a long time since i played MLB games on anything but Vita.
 

Entroyp

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I’ve never played Borderlands but I’m interested in playing it one day.
 

jshackles

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Never played any of these modern sports-ball iterations. Seems more scammy than mobile games.
 

MayauMiao

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Anything sports that means mostly EA. If I was stuck on a remote island, I'd take Tetris over any sports game.