Lack of originality is often cited by jaded gamers as the reason modern games fail to excite them, but copying an idea isn't always a bad thing. Many of the best games ever made have taken elements from others and we'd rather have good 'copied' games than rubbish original ones. With this in mind, we've put together VideoGamer.com's Top 10: Great copycat games. So who's been cribbing from who?10. Diddy Kong Racing
I remember Rare's colourful racer coming out of nowhere. Nintendo's internally developed Mario Kart 64 had until that point been the only kart racer of worth on the Nintendo 64, and thankfully Rare decided to offer gamers more than a straightforward copy. You could race karts, boats and planes around larger tracks and move through what resembled a single-player campaign of sorts. Played today it's Mario Kart that holds up better, but back then Diddy Kong Racing was an excellent addition to the Nintendo 64 library.9. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Battlefield 1942 might not have been the first team-based FPS to feature vehicles but it's by far the most influential. Other than EA's own Battlefield follow-ups the one clone able to match it is Activision and Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. A combination of exciting maps, brilliant vehicle physics and noob-friendly gameplay make it a game anyone can enjoy. What's more, console owners will be able to enjoy the experience this year when the game launches on Xbox 360 and PS3.