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The title to a video game is the first thing any potential player sees about it. A good title will draw a curious gamer in to find out more about this mysterious game.

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Sometimes, however, the people behind-the-scenes of the game take it too far when coming up with the title. This can lead to some confusing results. There have been times where this mistake is a result of a translation error on behalf of the publisher, but other times the game is just titled confusingly on purpose.

8 Ninja Baseball Bat Man Is Not About Everyone’s Favorite Caped Crusader

Reading the title of this arcade game aloud might confuse anyone unfamiliar with this Arcade beat-’em-up style game. It doesn’t have anything to do with Batman at all. In this game, the player is put into control of the titular, Ninja Baseball Bat Man. There are multiple Bat Men that other players can control.

If this game’s title isn’t enough, the game features over-the-top and baseball-themed enemies, including a flying Baseball stadium, and sentient baseball equipment.

7 The Title Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Is Confusing Enough To Pull Curious Gamers In

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To fans of the Metal Gear franchise, the titles of these games have been fairly straightforward. But what isn’t so clear is where a title like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance comes from. Of course, once the title is looked past, players find an otherwise insane masterpiece of a game hidden underneath.

The gameplay mechanics, like blade mode, add an extra layer to Metal Gear Rising that makes it worth coming back to, and the title is what drew so many new fans into the Metal Gear series.

6 Kingdom Hearts 358 Days/2 Is Still A Nonsensical Title, Even With Its Explanation

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Fans of the Kingdom Hearts series aren’t that phased by confusing titles like this. Kingdom Hearts 358 Days/2 is the main reason why that’s the case, as it was the first to come up with the strange naming convention.

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The meaning of 358 Days/2 is that it represents three hundred and fifty-eight days over the lives of two people. Even with that explanation, it’s still a confusing mess for players to try to understand. The titles only increased in confusion, with later ones being the HD remasters and the final HD remaster going under the full title, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue.

5 Street Fighter Zero 2 Makes Plenty Of People Scratch Their Heads In Confusion At First Glance

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Typically when a game title is numbered with Zero, it’s a sign that the game itself is a prequel to the game that came before it. So what does it mean when a game with Zero in its title is called Zero 2? The simple answer, in this case, is that it’s an updated version of an already existing fighting game. More people are familiar with this game’s North American title, Street Fighter Alpha 2. So fans are left wondering why the Street Fighter Zero 2 title appeared overseas and everywhere else.

4 Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX+ Alpha Is A Hilariously Confusing Parody Of Street Fighter Titles

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Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX+ Alpha’s title is parodying the over-the-top nature of the Street Fighter series. Now, this game can get away with it because it’s owned by the same publisher as the Street Fighter games, Capcom. This DLC from Dead Rising 3 adds some rather colorful and over-the-top gameplay to an already fairly over-the-top game. It adds new playable characters and some more competitive multiplayer mechanics.

3 The Title Of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Is A Mix Of Contradiction And Confusion

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When ogres are mentioned to gamers, there’s typically one accompanying mental image, the bumbling brutish beasts that are tanks. To pair the term “tactics” with such a creature seems almost contradictory as it works against the common stereotype of ogres.

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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is a tactical RPG, so the title makes sense in the context of the game’s genre Where that quickly falls apart is the other half of the title and the gameplay itself, since the player isn’t necessarily in control of ogres.

2 Irritating Stick’s Boxart Isn’t The Only Confusing Thing About It

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There is plenty that can be said about the PS1 title, Irritating Stick just from glancing at the game’s box. It’s similar to a lightsabre being used from a first-person perspective, yet that isn’t the only weird part about having an initial look at Irritating Stick. The title itself is an enigma that just makes gamers more curious about what this game’s content is. Essentially, Irritating Stick is a simple maze game where the only objective is to reach the end of the maze without touching any walls.

1 70’s Robot Anime Geppy-X: The Super Boosted Armor Sounds Like A Description, Not A Title

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70’s Robot Anime Geppy-X is one of Playstation 1’s more confusing titles. The basic premise of 70’s Robot follows Geppy-X, a robot, set in the 1970s. 70’s Robot features Geppy-X as it ventures through various side-scrolling shooter levels on a quest to save the world.

70’s Robot encompasses four disks in total and has nine levels overall despite having that many disks. The length of the title is its most confusing part, when it really could have just been shortened to Geppy-X.

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