Eh, i suppose so, yes. (in reply to the relevant to the question statement)
I was trying to convey that no matter how much a rational person would have enjoyed them, they werent as great as they are hyped to be, hence over-rated. And no not ALL of them. Like I said, Only the ones that have come after COD4:MW
Put another vote for CoD. Game doesn't change year after year? 9/10! 10/10! Any other game doesn't change just once? 4/10! 2/10!
But yeah, the gameplay doesn't change, game is so simplistic its not funny (which is why its so popular; the masses can't be working for their wins, now, can they?) and its dragging down all sorts of other amazing games.
The sooner people wake up and realize how bad the game is they're playing and go play a real game the better.
I'd love to see new players take my Hawk out, or new players dominate in Dust (or MAG, if it wasn't dead)...but it doesn't happen. Why? Because those games reward time put into them, time spent learning how to play rather than just giving you a win. You need to think, and sadly that's too much to ask from this generation of gamers.
Honorable mentions: Mass Effect (the entire series), Red Dead Redemption (it was good, but not THAT good), Uncharted (sorry, I can't get into them no matter how many times I try. And I hate Drake, so that's a lot of points off), Bioshock (yeah...no clue why people are so obsessed with them), and Fallout 3/New Vegas (its a poor TES with guns...just so dull and I don't see why anyone would pick it over TES)
Phoenix, I love you and all, but you have hurt my feelings with that comment I forgive you, but I will need to contact the authorities about this... this... monstrosity.
As for my opinion, I believe Call of Duty is the most overrated game, followed by Madden.
Battlefield is way better... Battlefield 3 is the best FPS I played till date... Battlefield Modern Combat (PS2) is a my all time favourite though...
Meh, I still think Goldeneye: 007 is the best FPS to date, but that's probably because of the memories I have playing the heck out of that game.