Top 10 Overused Video Game Plot Points // Subscribe: // TIMESTAMPS BELOW
CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Geez, save the princess eh? That’s original…These are the narrative elements, storytelling devices, plot structures and general “things that always happen” in video games that we’re all tired of seeing. They can be cliche, corny, or just play overused, but either way we’d be fine never seeing any of them again. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Overused Video Game Plot Points!

00:37 #10. America Saves the World
01:29 #9. Secret Organization Conspiracy
02:17 #8. Scientific Experiment Goes Wrong
03:08 #7. Zombie Apocalypse
03:58 #6. Revenge!
04:54 #5. Alien Invasion
05:46 #4. The Chosen One
06:33 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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  1. America saves the world from a secret organization which was doing an experiment that has gone wrong, and caused a zombie apocalypse, and in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, an alien invasion begins, the chosen one must stop the alien invasion and save the universe, but after saving the universe, he gets amnesia, and goes on to help a damsel in distress.

  2. When you’re getting ready to combine all the overused plots into one big mega plot, and look around the comments to see has anyone already done that.

  3. What’s your point? No one’s complaining, video games are popular for a reason, recycled plots or otherwise.

  4. On a scale of one to Russian how big are your balls…seriously though how did you leave out Russia always bad trope,must be hackers

  5. Probably the only god Kratos left alive was Aphrodite. After all, he just f—ed her and then went back to killing everyone else.

  6. Their actually based out of Quebec never knew that always thought they were American

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