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These Are The Video Games That All Other Video Games Copied

Updated September 23, 2021 1.2k votes 202 voters 5.3k views16 items

List RulesVote up the influential games that inspired tons of other titles.

Even the most broken video games bring something innovative to the table. A few special games, meanwhile, are inventive enough to get incessantly copied.

Whether it's an incredible first level, a new shooting mechanic, or the brilliant idea for your protagonist not to yell "Get that crap outta here," the most influential video games get mimicked endlessly - even in today's newest titles. 

But which games get ripped off most consistently? Could they have been released at any time, or was the world particularly ready to massacre demons on an epic scale in 1993? It's worth looking into; how else will you know which games to copy when you start work on your own space-marine adventure?

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