Top 10 Franchises With One Truly Outstanding Game

For this list, we’re looking at video game franchises where one of the titles is just a cut above the rest. The other games in these franchises are by no means bad, but they aren't at the same level. Our countdown includes “Saints Row: The Third” (2011), “Outlast” (2013), “Mirror’s Edge” (2008), “Sly 2: Band of Thieves” (2004), “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” (2015) and more! Which of your favorite video game franchises made our list? Let us know in the comments!

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  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    7 days ago

    @Lasagna Cat Thank for talking about my grammar I was waiting for it. Lol bait 😂 lol

  • Lasagna Cat

    Lasagna Cat

    7 days ago

    @A Gamer Journey What does rappers have to do with a video game that involves a mass murdering gang becoming a household name and selling merch? Even then does a gang member become a politician or the president of United States? I don’t think so.

  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    7 days ago

    @Lasagna Cat Wtf loser targets grammar when know losing the argument. Lol

  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    7 days ago

    @Lasagna Cat Hey do know about 6ix9ine? If so then really that surprise over a gang becoming celebrities. Lol

  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    7 days ago

    @Lasagna Cat Really we have rappers pretending to be gang bangers in Society. Literally are just adults that grow up in good communities far from big time crimes. Lol

  • Nick Funkhouser
    Nick Funkhouser6 hours ago

    Amnesia games are top tier lmao

  • Talia Gustin
    Talia Gustin12 hours ago

    How tf are you going 2 say saints row 3 is better than 2

  • Cameron Radaszewski
    Cameron Radaszewski14 hours ago

    SR2 is where it reached its height. Had characters I gave a shit about, awesome gameplay with really cool things to do and still had the gangster story attached to it. 3 is where it started going down hill. 4 is where it hit the bottom of the hill.

  • Captain Aniax
    Captain AniaxDay ago

    outlast 2 was good :/ but felt like temple run

  • UBI fan25
    UBI fan252 days ago

    I can tell you right now TWD Season 2 is just as amazing as Season 1 those are some of my favourite games of all time

  • Prkwon
    Prkwon2 days ago

    I would argue SR4 was pretty good

  • fishawy11
    fishawy113 days ago

    Who is Mama's lover?❤️‍🔥

  • Bryon Hill
    Bryon Hill3 days ago

    I really liked Vegas 2

  • ChoccoMilch
    ChoccoMilch3 days ago

    watch mojo is now officially buzzfeed. You must be braindead to think sr 3 is better than sr2

  • oc_brown Gaming
    oc_brown Gaming3 days ago

    Halo 3 needs to b on here

  • Kayla W.
    Kayla W.4 days ago

    wow I havent seen people this upset about a popular channel's opinions on a piece of entertainment media since CinemaSins called Megamind "discount Minions"

  • SnipingIsFun
    SnipingIsFun4 days ago

    Saints Row 2 destroys Saints Row 3

  • Lucy Rebecca
    Lucy Rebecca5 days ago

    Even if I WASN'T a Mirrors Edge fan, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst still remains one of my favourite games. I personally enjoyed the open-world aspect and the character development. I mean, let's NOT discuss the infamous combat issues, but the fluidity and reboot of the storyline was refreshing and I can't wait to see more!

  • Jeebz
    Jeebz5 days ago

    Bruh siege is literally the worst rainbow six game

  • Miles Brown
    Miles Brown5 days ago

    Nothing can beat Saint Row 2

  • Nick Last-Name
    Nick Last-Name5 days ago

    Watchdogs 2? The characters in that game were terrible. Maybe the gameplay had a little more variety, but other than a few quality of life improvements, the game was not an improvement over the mediocre first game. In many ways, I felt it was worse

  • Chris B.
    Chris B.5 days ago

    GTFO. Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear was a fantastic game. Yes, Siege is better but those games were vastly different and very good in their own right.

  • Game System
    Game System6 days ago

    Jak II the best of the series ?? Is this guy serious, drunk or WTF ?? It's a very good game, but BY FAR the worst one of the trilogy with this cringy serious scenario and characters and that GTA copy gameplay. C'mon guys !

  • Jonathan Lonergan
    Jonathan Lonergan6 days ago

    sr 1 and 2 may had bad graphics but they in my opinion were a lot better than sr 3 and gat out of hell was not too bad

  • king knight
    king knight6 days ago

    The whole waking dead tale tale was great wtf WM?

  • D'Naya Marshall
    D'Naya Marshall6 days ago

    Franchise games list without The Sims? 🤔

  • youngdae22
    youngdae226 days ago

    It’s because sr3 is the most sales game

  • NeoSunday
    NeoSunday7 days ago

    SAINTS ROW 2: - Bigger Story than Saints Row 3 - Bigger City than Saints Row 3 with lots of variety and buildings to visit like the Police Headquarters, The Mall, The Courthouse, The Prison, The Casino, The Church, The Recreation Center, The Museum, The University etc... - Fun activities likes Fuzz, Septic avengers, Fight Club, Demolition Dirby, Crowd Control... - You can robe stores.(Aim at the owner and follow them to the safe) - Every store look different. (unlike SR3) - You can do some jobs for money like Firefighter, Medic, Taxi Driver, Tow Truck etc (unlike SR3) - You can compete in street races (unlike SR3) - You can pick up objects like Fire Hydrant, Stop Signs, Trash Can, Bricks and use them as weapons. (unlike SR3) - 6 vs 6 multiplayer deathmatches - You can replay any Mission and cutscene - Better Customisations. More freedom and control over the face morph and proportion of the character. You can add logos and patterns to some clothes etc. - You can freely buy houses and customise their interiors. - More vehicules than Saints Row 3. (But no tanks) - Different types off NPC. Skateboarders, elders, construction workers etc - Random Gang Wars. As you takeover the city, rival gangs may randomly attack to take back a neighborhood. - etc SAINTS ROW 3: - Shorter Game than Saints Row 2 - The most boring city ever in a GTA-like game. Smaller map Than Saints Row 2 with no variety and no interiors to visit except one casino. - Can not replay missions nor cutsenes - Less activities (but add the boring Gardian Angels.) - No Jobs - No Random Gang Wars - 2 player Co-op but no multiplayer - You can still robe stores but you don't follow the owner to the safe, they just drop the money. - Can not buy a house. You unlock cribs as you progress in the story, they all have the exact same interior. - All The Planet Saints stores look exactly the same. - Add Upgrade System (use money and respect to level up your character stats. Once you buy an upgrade you're stuck with it Forever!) - Add Tanks - You can dodge roll unlike Saints Row 2. - You can enter a vehicule by jumping feet first through the window (best addition imo) I forgot some stuff but the point is Saints row 2 is a bigger, more immersive game. How someone can play both game and think that Saints row 3 is objectively better is beyond me.

  • ThatRedHairedDude
    ThatRedHairedDude7 days ago

    Well there we go, I didn’t even know they made a sequel to Mirror’s Edge

  • Ninjhetto NLK3
    Ninjhetto NLK37 days ago

    I'm sorry, but I prefer Saints Row 2. More side quest variety and a good balance between comedy and drama. Aisha's death and the revenge we got for her, having to mercy kill a friend who had his face ripped from being dragged in the street, bruh!

  • Ninjhetto NLK3

    Ninjhetto NLK3

    7 days ago

    I liked the Witcher 1's combat for what it was. Not a fan of tab-targeting, but it tried to lean into the action game style as well. Usually, action RPGs put little emphasis on melee combat depth beyond 1-combo sequences, like Dragon Age 2, with other attacks being special moves (cooldown or meter consumption). Witcher and Dark Souls did melee combat in an action RPG the best imo. Final Fantasy 7 Remake was the only FF game I played and liked the combat in. Hated the going-through-menus-while-enemies-still-attacked-you bullshit.

  • goku super saiyan 5
    goku super saiyan 57 days ago

    the comment section is full of "saints row 2 is better then the third" comments

  • Baaron95
    Baaron957 days ago

    Everyone's saying SR2 and all that, but no one's gonna point that they actually think Watch_Dogs 2 is outstanding? None of them are better than okay.

  • Charles Schofield
    Charles Schofield7 days ago

    While The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt should've been Number 1, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is the best Jak and Daxter game in my opinion and this list should have; Final Fight series: Final Fight Star Fox series: Star Fox 64 Duke Nukem series: Duke Nukem 3D Metal Slug series: Metal Slug Silent Hill series: Silent Hill 2 Max Payne series: Max Payne Ninja Gaiden series: Ninja Gaiden: Black F Zero series: F Zero GX Dead Rising series: Dead Rising Fallout series: Fallout 3 Mass Effect series: Mass Effect 2

  • #DRW
    #DRW7 days ago

    HEY ARE YOU FORGETTING SOMETHING , "RDR2" beats everything

  • luke ryan
    luke ryan7 days ago

    Saints row the third was a classic and by far the best imo. Am I the only one who loved mirrors edge catalyst? It wasn’t better than 1 obviously but I still loved it. Twd season 2 was also phenomenal. Not as good as 1 but spectacular. 3 was also better than 4.

  • Hipboxer11
    Hipboxer117 days ago

    SR2 got me into the franchise

  • Scott Tenorman's pubes
    Scott Tenorman's pubes7 days ago

    Twisted metal 2 should be here. Black was good but nowhere near as good as tm2.

  • Vice Jupiter
    Vice Jupiter7 days ago

    As far as I can remember, this is the first list I've seen with SR3 ahead of SR2 & I couldn't be any prouder. Live & die by SR2 all y'all want, but THQ (before Deep Silver & Volition took over) had to separate themselves from being another clone. Also, AOM was made for people who enjoyed SR3 & SR4. Just hope SR5 will blow my fuckin mind 🤯

  • Jermichael Richards
    Jermichael Richards7 days ago

    Honorable Mentions: Assassin's Creed Series-Assassin's Creed ll Grand Theft Auto Series- GTA lll Uncharted Series- Uncharted 2 Among Thieves Final Fantasy Series-Final Fantasy VII

  • mike stumm
    mike stumm7 days ago

    Awkward... Jak and Daxter the Precursor Legacy is my favorite

  • The Real TacoJohn1267
    The Real TacoJohn12678 days ago

    SR2 > SR1 > SR3 and SR4

  • TheReveredNinja
    TheReveredNinja8 days ago

    Outlast 2 and The Walking Dead seasons 2-4 were all great.

  • pksnipa
    pksnipa8 days ago

    Don't like the way he says outlast.

  • CaptainGinyu
    CaptainGinyu8 days ago

    1,000% disagree on saints row, every title is a banger

  • The Payne Legacy
    The Payne Legacy8 days ago

    Ehhh JAK 3 was the best to me…JAK 2 was good too

  • Roll Brand
    Roll Brand8 days ago

    Did these guys even played Saints Row 2? Because if you make a comparison Saints Row 2 is far superior.

  • DJGamingSmash
    DJGamingSmash8 days ago


  • DJGamingSmash


    8 days ago

    I think Season 2 is as good as Season 1.

  • Jake Ballew
    Jake Ballew8 days ago

    Okay but Sly Cooper and Jak and Daxter all had 10/10 trilogies.

  • Aljenis Perez
    Aljenis Perez8 days ago

    Lol out last vr wont be playable no matter how good it is just because 1 was the only good one people played…. What? Saints row 3 over 2… what?!?!! Wtf made this list? Any of these lists infact. These top 10s get ridiculous by the minute. I could continue after that outlast one 🤣. This is why i watch watchmojo, where they atleast have some sense of their lists. And Rainbow six SIEGE and rainbow six VEGAS are 2 completely different things….

  • Trevion Smith
    Trevion Smith8 days ago

    Saints Row 2 was easily the best in the series, even better than GTA 4

  • Sneaky_Sly123
    Sneaky_Sly1238 days ago

    Siege is not a good game

  • Gordon Freeman
    Gordon Freeman8 days ago

    Kinda suprised bioshock isn't on the list.

  • PhantomGamer88
    PhantomGamer888 days ago

    Ok. Here's a question to those who have played these game series: Favorite Tales of game and favorite Legend of Heroes game?

  • XperimentalOdin
    XperimentalOdin8 days ago

    Saints Row 2 > Saints Row The Third but lie all you want I guess

  • 4creilly 1
    4creilly 18 days ago

    Sr3? Are you insane?

  • Zzay 334
    Zzay 3348 days ago

    Can we get a revised list voicing the complaints, and options of the actual gamers in the comments? Because as it stands, this list is bog water.

  • Kayla W.

    Kayla W.

    4 days ago

    for example I get that SR2 is apparently the Saints Row game everyone loves the most but maybe WM disagrees and hey, nothing wrong with that

  • Kayla W.

    Kayla W.

    4 days ago

    I mean they explain their reasons pretty well. just because the people in the comments dont agree doesnt mean they're _objectively_ wrong and _need_ to change anything

  • Frederick Kruger
    Frederick Kruger8 days ago

    Why did you guys say Outlast Trials is VR only? It's not VR at all!

  • Minegriner
    Minegriner8 days ago

    What about assassins creed franchise for ubisoft

  • Goober
    Goober8 days ago

    SR2 was way better than SR3

  • Classic Gal96
    Classic Gal968 days ago

    Saints Row 2 is the best in the SR series, thank you!!!

  • OrangeHoney
    OrangeHoney8 days ago

    Outlast Was The Shit Can't wait for the New one!

  • Ben Adler
    Ben Adler8 days ago

    Are we gonna talk about them saying Outlast Trials is a VR only game? Cuz it’s not

  • A Gamer Journey
    A Gamer Journey8 days ago

    Saint row 2 only made 3.5 million in sales. Saints row 3 made 5.5 million in sales was surprise success. Saint 4 only made 1 million in its first week. Yet company has not released further information on sales yet that I know of. Now which is better?

  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    8 days ago

    @Agent43 From the number’s seem saint row 3 was best seller of the franchise.

  • A Gamer Journey

    A Gamer Journey

    8 days ago

    @Agent43 Never finished Saints row four because of its super powers. Plus whole President thing was kind of ridiculous.

  • Agent43


    8 days ago

    Sr4 was dumpster juice game sold 3.21 million copies look it up on Vgchartz.

  • Grand Howler
    Grand Howler8 days ago

    Wow. Pretty much this entire list is wrong. Impressive. I’m particularly annoyed that you disrespected Jak 3.

  • unchartedrocks1
    unchartedrocks18 days ago

    I completely disagree on Sly 2. Even though Sly Cooper 2 is considered the best in the series when i finally played it i found it highly repetitive compared to the other 3 games. The 2nd starts off every world always with those boring photos. Its had the same structure every time. The 1st gane had better exploration & 3rd game had a lot of different mini games & activities.

  • Dewott56
    Dewott568 days ago

    Rock Band

  • mido midooooss
    mido midooooss8 days ago

    رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

  • Helen Line
    Helen Line8 days ago


  • Swaggy D
    Swaggy D9 days ago

    Saints row 3 was dogshit.

  • Racso
    Racso9 days ago

    Jak 3 was my favorite Jak game. It improved upon Jak 2's gameplay in every way. He didn't even get into why Jak 2 was the best compared to the rest, he just compared it to Jak 1. Did Jak 2 do better in sales than Jak 3 or something? Because Jak 3 was Jak 2 on steroids.

  • That Rose Personality
    That Rose Personality9 days ago

    Have you guys played Mirror's Edge recently, or even at all? That game is floaty as fuck, and inconsistent.

  • Revolver Snake
    Revolver Snake9 days ago

    Nah WM, it's all about SR2

  • Kah P
    Kah P9 days ago

    I think there's a big difference between saying the Witcher only has one good game, when it's very clear that you people only played the wild hunt. 🙄

  • RAvEcREAToR23
    RAvEcREAToR239 days ago

    What the fuck? Are you on drugs or something? Saints Row 3 is only 20% of Saints Row 2 ha ha. Sr2 city bigger in every way... And if i start mentioning all stuff that better in Sr2 it be to much in one message 😅

  • Corbin Owens
    Corbin Owens9 days ago

    not sure why so many people shit on TWD S3, it was damn good & tbh either my fav or 2nd fav

  • Jared Stearman
    Jared Stearman9 days ago

    jak 3 was just as good as jak 2 ur fkin crazy

  • Zach King
    Zach King9 days ago

    What a shit list

  • Foxbox Productions
    Foxbox Productions9 days ago

    I feel like this list is a little bit weak cause the Sly series and the Jak series both really all hit positive notes with fans. Even the weaker titles are all semi-comparable with their own flaws and strengths.

  • Silver Spoon
    Silver Spoon9 days ago

    4:16. 3 was honestly better than 2 imo. But nah the trilogy are s tier platformers

  • Quinten Klein
    Quinten Klein9 days ago

    Really Bioshock and Dishonored isn't part of this list, What too dark !

  • Misschmassh
    Misschmassh9 days ago

    Saints row 2>>>

  • T B
    T B9 days ago

    SR and ALL GTAs are trash! Change my mind

  • Jordan K.
    Jordan K.9 days ago

    *cough* *cough* Tales from borderlands is the best telltale game

  • Mordicant0
    Mordicant09 days ago

    Have to raise an eyebrow to the fact that Diablo 2 isnt on this list. Or do they figure that 1 and 2 are too close in quality?

  • Politix and Philosophies 2.0
    Politix and Philosophies 2.09 days ago

    Saints row was one of my first games on the 360, and I fell in love. I was in constant arguments that saints row was better than GTA4. Saints row 3 and 4 are trash, I still play 1 and 2, and they're still 2 of my favorite games

  • Mr. Cheese
    Mr. Cheese9 days ago

    It's sad though Metal Gear Solid didn't get in this list ;(

  • The Jack Niles
    The Jack Niles9 days ago

    SR3 is garbage compared to... Literally any other Saint game. Gat out of Hell is better even.

  • DJ Donnelly
    DJ Donnelly9 days ago

    Saints Row 2 was the best

  • Doctor Gordon
    Doctor Gordon9 days ago

    You never played SR2 huh?

  • Peter L
    Peter L9 days ago

    All the witcher games are great!

  • The Fan Without a Face
    The Fan Without a Face9 days ago

    1:16 no, Saints Row 2 was the best, Saints Row the third was steaming garbage and proves you guys have shitty taste in games.

  • SoHBetaSword
    SoHBetaSword9 days ago

    Red Faction, with the GeoMod-Engine alowing for Terrain-Manipulation. Every later Version did forget about that awesome feature and frankly became boring strandart for me.

  • Daniel Rasmussen
    Daniel Rasmussen9 days ago

    Sly 2 is undoubtedly the best in the franchise, but the whole series is fantastic.

  • Wild One
    Wild One9 days ago

    11:18 looks like someone wanted a quick Overwatch game

  • Jan Vobruba
    Jan Vobruba9 days ago

    Really? The Witcher? Have you even finished first two games? I guess not...

  • Farras Wresniadi
    Farras Wresniadi9 days ago

    Hi, one question, what do you mean Aiden Pearce is as bland as it gets???!@

  • Eilli 923
    Eilli 9239 days ago

    Vegeta777 xd

  • ShadowBlazerNin
    ShadowBlazerNin9 days ago

    Witcher 1 and 2 had better writing and choices than witcher 3.

  • DJG
    DJG9 days ago

    Um the saints row series shouldn’t be on this list cause all the games were good saints row 2 was the best expanding on the first game with more characters your character could talk now and it had more customization and they made Stillwater amazing also not to mention the new gangs you had to take out we’re fun an interesting the first might have been a gta clone but in my opinion it was fun funny and more interesting than gta saints row the third was good but steelport was not a cool location the customization was a little worse but still a solid game and saints row 4 was just fun

  • Kartikeya Yadav
    Kartikeya Yadav9 days ago

    Assassin's creed is my favourite

  • bennyboy3512
    bennyboy35129 days ago

    Saints row 2 is miles better than any other saints row game.

  • the human spider
    the human spider9 days ago

    Saints row 2 is better than saints row 3 imo I also think saints row 1 is good but your right about saints row 4 it sucks

  • aidancadogan
    aidancadogan9 days ago

    SR2 is the best, 3 was trash imo.

  • sugreev2001
    sugreev20019 days ago

    Outlast’s dlc was amazing. Eddie Gluskin could be the scariest enemy of the last decade.