No article on overrated video games is credible IMO without a heavy mention of Rockstar and GTA. Talk about over-hyped, critic-darlings that recycle the same exact tired formula and call it a series. And what about all those EA sports titles, eh? No wait, EZ option 4 EZ popularity: CALL OF DOODY SUXXXXXXX.
At least those other games you mentioned try to do stuff differently. I fail to see how they're worse than Madden or another third-person shooter in another fake crime city.