List of Gameloft Copycat Games.

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  1. RebeccaL, Mar 28, 2011
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    For Gameloft fans (and haters) I compiled a list of their games and what game it is copying. If I missed something feel free to ad to the list or correct any error.




    Hero of Sparta I/II = God of War

    Shadow Guardian = Uncharted 2

    Modern Combat = Modern Warfare

    Zombie Infection = Resident Evil IV

    Eternal Legacy = Final Fantasy XIII

    Dungeon Hunter 2 = Diablo

    Sacred Odyssey = Zelda (N64 and Wii)

    Starfront - Collision = Starcraft Series

    Brain Challenge = Brain Age

    Gangstar = Grand Tefth Auto

    Blades of Fury = Soulcalibur

    Asphalt = Grand Turismo

    Skater Nation = Tony Hawk

    Shrek Kart = Mario Kart

    Star Batallion = Starfox/Starwars

    Nova = Halo

    Order & Chaos = World of Warcraft



    I personally don't have Idea how they get away with that without any lawsuit. Specially since games like Resident Evil IV are available on the iOS.
     
  2. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    Starfront right now is US$0.99 and a steal at that price imho. Yeah it's a blatant ripoff but ya know what, it's fun. As are many of their other games...
     
  3. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sacred Odyssey and Eternal Legacy are also on sale at .99 too.


    Yes they are ripoffs but they are quite fun. I enjoyed Zombie Infection More than the real REIV on iPhone. I love REIV on Wii but on iOS the Controls suck Zombie Infection got the controls Right.


    I am hoping that their WOW clone is good. I have been waiting for the real WOW for a long time and it seems Bizzard has no intention of making it. Well I also hope it uses GameCenter instead of a paid-for Gameloft service.
     
  4. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I haven't really checked out those other ones you mentioned. It seems that Gameloft gets a bad rap with their games. I think maybe they make them too similar which causes people to be unhappy but I don't see it like that. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
     
  5. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do miss their forgotten original content. Like Siberian Strike, Midnight Pool, and Gulo's Tale.

    The bad rap they get is because they just not get Inspired by popular games, they make almost exact copies and just change the characters a bit.

    Gameloft makes great games, I don't think they need to copy other games in other to sell well. They would do as well or better with original titles. They could still get some inspiration from console/PC games but not copy them.

    Anyway their games are great fun. And we can enjoy them until they get a lawsuit.
     
  6. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone here played gameloft original titles before the iPhone existed? I used to play a lot on the Morotola Razr.
     
  7. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    Um ... first off, The Settlers (1993) came before Age of Empires (1997), and both are PC franchises. So no clones there.

    But otherwise you are solid.
     
  8. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I am not againts taking inspiration in something, but some of their games are copied right to the details of the characters and story.
     
  9. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agree.

    I love zenonia by Gamevil. It is obviously Zelda like in the gameplay mechanics and art style, but it has a different story and original characters.

    Gameloft could do the same. They have talented programers and artists. Maybe they need to hire some script writers.
     
  10. RebeccaL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I corrected the post.
     
  11. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    You can add Let's Golf = Hot Shots Golf to the list ...
     

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