The most underrated game(s) in the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube generation.

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#1 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1297 posts) -

What do you think was the most underrated game(s) last genertaion (PS2/Xbox/Gamecube generation).

I thought Driv3r was the most underrated games last generation, it was loads of fun, it was underrated because ignorant critics refered to it as a 'GTA Clone'.

#2 Posted by Spinnerweb (2928 posts) -
In my opinion Future Tactics: The Uprising, Scarface: The World is Yours and Shadow the Hedgehog are the most underrated games of the sixth generation. In fact, all three of them are among my favourite PS2 games.
#3 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
PS2: Robot Alchemic Drive Scarface: The World is Yours Kya Dark Lineage XBOX: Rent a Hero Nº1 Gunvalkyrie
#4 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

PS2

-The King of Fighters XI

-Shinobi (hard as hell, but still very fun)

-Ar Tonelico

-Yakuza

-Blood Will Tell

-Haunting Ground

-Gradius V

-Duel Hearts

-MS Saga

-Bujingai

-Castle Shikigami II

Gamecube

-Ikaruga

-PN03

-Custom Robo

XBOX

-Shenmue II

-Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

-Outrun 2

-SVC Chaos

#5 Posted by Pikminmaniac (9058 posts) -

Luigi's Mansion is the only one I can seem to think of right now. I''m drawing a blank. It was a very good game that recieved a harsher feedback because it wasn't a mario platformer (what people came to expect from Nintendo launches at the time) and length. It's design and fun was top notch.

#6 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

I thought that The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age was a pretty good game but I never see anyone mention it. Lost Kingdoms II isn't necessarily underrated, it just has the problem that nobody played it to know that it's better than it was rated. Cubivore is in the same boat as LK II, except that it's really wierd so there's a good reason as to why people never played it. :P I-Ninja was also a really fun platformer with some good combat and humor, but I've only seen negative comments about it as well. Custom Robo has become one of my favorite series just for it's epic combat.

#7 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26904 posts) -

PS2:

-Beyond Good and Evil

-Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

-Onimusha: Warlords

GameCube:

-Shadow the Hedgehog (I thought it was worth more than a 4.0 range)

-F-Zero GX

-Star Fox Adventures

-Star Fox Assault

-One Piece: Grand Battle (4Kids censorship aside, it's still a decent game)

-Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles

#8 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

-King's Field: The Ancient City (PS2) - Great action-RPG played in the first-person perspective with a high-emphasis on exploration.

-Drakan: The Ancient Gates (PS2) - Great action-game with RPG elements where you have open worlds to explore and various quests to complete as well as leveling-up your character. The big hook being the ability to ride and control a dragon to reign down death upon your enemies from above, who can also be leveled-up.

-Rygar: The Legendary Adventure (PS2) - An action game set in ancient Greece with a few RPG elements sprinkled through-out. Playing this, you'll think it's a God of War rip-off, but the truth is, this game was first. God of War borrowed a lot from this game. While not as brutally violent as God of War, it does have similar game mechanics and the setting is familiar.

-Arx Fatalis (XBox) - A very King's Field like action-RPG game (but unfortunately minus the creepy atmospheric music) that emphasizes exploration and is also played from the first-person perspective.

-Panzer Dragoon: Orta (XBox) - A visually stunning game that is a great book-end to the Panzer Dragoon series. Almost a piece of video game art in how beautiful the game is. It's on on-rails shooter, but with a big of freedom of movement as you move around the screen.

-Jade Empire (XBox) - A unique RPG set in ancient China that focuses on martial arts and ancient mystical techniques. It also has a good & bad system similar to Fable which effects the outcome of the story. Great experience that should be played through at least once by any RPG fan.

#9 Posted by bowserjr123 (1624 posts) -

Rogue Squadron 3-Great variety in gameplay, only problem was the onfoot missions could have been a bit more polished

Star Fox Assault-Great multiplayer

F-Zero GX-My favorite racer of all time

Battalion Wars-Great real-time strategy game

#10 Posted by CondorCalabasas (654 posts) -

KotOR (yes it was popular, but not popular enough imo)

Freedom fighters

Ninja giaden

Jurassic Park: OG

#11 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -
Ar Tonelico Melody of Elemia, Star Fox Assault, and Okage shadow King. All of those games target specific audience but I think they didn't reach the right people which was unfortunate.
#12 Posted by Swift_Boss_A (14579 posts) -

The Onimusha trilogy is really underrated in the West. If it weren't for the high Japanese numbers I doubt it would of had as many sequels. Each of the main three are simply amazing with a great mix of puzzles, horror and action.

#13 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26904 posts) -

The Onimusha trilogy is really underrated in the West. If it weren't for the high Japanese numbers I doubt it would of had as many sequels. Each of the main three are simply amazing with a great mix of puzzles, horror and action.

Swift_Boss_A
Damn it, forgot to place Onimusha among Sphinx and BGE! :P
#14 Posted by DeadlyNinjas128 (118 posts) -

PS2

Haunting Ground

Rygar

Extermination

Echo Night Beyond

Beyond Good & Evil

Raw Danger

Disaster Report

War of the Monsters

Area 51

Shadow of Rome

God Hand

#15 Posted by MeRc_10 (41 posts) -

"Breakdown" by Namco i think it was. on xbox, a some what difficult first person shooter/Fighter hybrid

#16 Posted by TheKungFool (5384 posts) -

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (NGC)

#17 Posted by DeathReaperQ (39 posts) -

Sonic the Hedgehog and Bujingai definitly, I also really liked Sonic Riders.

#18 Posted by gameofthering (10321 posts) -

Fur Fighters & Toy Commander


A few of the old team from Bizarre creations have bought the rights for Fur Fighters and ported it to the IPAD for £1.50

Hopefully this means a sequal is still possible :D

#19 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

InuYasha Secret of the Cursed Mask. It was the first REAL RPG I played. I guess the reason I like it so much was because it had such a great sense of adventure, and I never played a game like it before.

Naruto Ultimate Ninja. Better than Smash Bros.

Jak X Combat Racing. Better than Mario Kart. I really wish Naughty Dog kept Jak and Daxter as their primary IP instead of going on to make Uncharted.

Tales of Legendia. Sure this game is the odd one out in the Tales series because of its different battle system, but everything else about the game is so freaking amazing. The music, the art direction and the atmosphere are all amazing.

Tales of the Abyss. This game just doesn't get the respect it deserves.

Grandia 2 and 3. Grandia has one of the best combat systems off all time. It's the most intuitive turn based battle system I've ever played, and it nobody seems to appreciate that.

#20 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

God Hand, Kya Dark Lineage, Beyond Good And Evil, Shadow Hearts.

#21 Posted by Spinnerweb (2928 posts) -

PS2

-The King of Fighters XI

-Shinobi (hard as hell, but still very fun)

-Ar Tonelico

-Yakuza

-Blood Will Tell

-Haunting Ground

-Gradius V

-Duel Hearts

-MS Saga

-Bujingai

-Castle Shikigami II

Gamecube

-Ikaruga

-PN03

-Custom Robo

XBOX

-Shenmue II

-Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis

-Outrun 2

-SVC Chaos

Shenmue_Jehuty
Ar Tonecilo had a PS2 game? I never knew that :D
#22 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -
Ar Tonelico Melody of Elemia is a PS2 game, it is very good. The combat and leveling system is great plus it is unique compared to others. Also isn't the first Ar Tonelico on PS2 or am I missing something?
#23 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

I picked this one up at Goodwill today for only $3.99. Got home and went to test the disc and found myself going into race after race. The racing is fun, the cars handle well, there are plenty of car choices, and it has a great soundtrack that keeps you pumped (which is great in a racing game!).

But then I noticed bad reviews about the game when I went to check it out as I added it in my collection, surprised the hell out of me. Guess everyone back then was spoiled by the likes of Gran Turismo and Metropolis Street Racer.

#24 Posted by Exceed20XX (1030 posts) -

There were only a small number of games that made the original Xbox worth anything to me. Phantom Dust is to me the best game I played on that system hands down. Between that, Halo 2, GGXX#R, and PSO that was all I needed to justify having the system back then. I really hope Phantom Dust gets a new lease on life one day (I'd actually love it on the 3DS or Vita).

#25 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -

There were only a small number of games that made the original Xbox worth anything to me. Phantom Dust is to me the best game I played on that system hands down. Between that, Halo 2, GGXX#R, and PSO that was all I needed to justify having the system back then. I really hope Phantom Dust gets a new lease on life one day (I'd actually love it on the 3DS or Vita).

Exceed20XX
Definetly, it's an extremely fun game. It's too bad I never experienced it online though.
#26 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23608 posts) -

klonoa 2

thunderforce 6 or w/e was on the ps2

nights into dreams ps2

#27 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23608 posts) -
In my opinion Future Tactics: The Uprising, Scarface: The World is Yours and Shadow the Hedgehog are the most underrated games of the sixth generation. In fact, all three of them are among my favourite PS2 games.Spinnerweb
shadow the hedgehog? that pile of trash isn't even a game
#28 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

Whenever we have an underated topic, people always mention "Beyond Good & Evil".

But it was never underated; it always scored highly, it just didn't sell well when it was released. Underated shouldn't be confused with slow selling.

#29 Posted by Exceed20XX (1030 posts) -

Definetly, it's an extremely fun game. It's too bad I never experienced it online though.Dudersaper

It was amazing with the right folks. Me and a few friends would host 2v2s that would keep going til near dawn occasionally. That was very likely the biggest surprise on Xbox to me, and launching at $20 (I think) REALLY made it a killer deal to me.

#30 Posted by Branmuffin316 (1200 posts) -

Freedom fighters

CondorCalabasas

I agree. It was well received, but I don't see it brought up much on the legacy board.

#31 Posted by staindcoldlp (15121 posts) -

Dark Cloud and Sly Cooper didn't get enough love in my opinon last generation.

#32 Posted by naju890_963 (8954 posts) -

The Zone Of The Enders series is pretty underrated on the PS2 IMO.

#33 Posted by slycoon6003 (4 posts) -
True Crime Streets of LA And Ny come on whats more fun than being a crooked cop just don't make the other cops mad at you
#34 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil

Freedom Fighters

Pokemon Colosseum

Super Mario Sunshine

Star Wars: Republic Commando

#35 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Sky Odyssey

Heroes over the Pacific

Secret Weapons over Normandy

Future Tactics

Flipnic

Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

Reel Fishing III

Tribes: Aerial Assault

WarHammer 40K: FireWarrior

Resident Evil: Dead Aim

Siren

#36 Posted by British_Azimio (2452 posts) -
Anyone ever play Psi-Ops? It was fun as hell if I remember correctly. Thinking of picking it up again. I've never heard it discussed much.
#37 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Anyone ever play Psi-Ops? It was fun as hell if I remember correctly. Thinking of picking it up again. I've never heard it discussed much.British_Azimio

Pretty good after you get through all of the training crap... Yep.

:)

#38 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
Yikes, too many to name! I'll go with Fire Emblem PoR. Seems like no one outside of the GS community knows about that game
#39 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

Yikes, too many to name! I'll go with Fire Emblem PoR. Seems like no one outside of the GS community knows about that gameLos9090

I remember borrowing my friend's copy of that game when I was younger, and I got over 200 hours from it just from replaying etc..one of my favourite games ever created

I've been trying to find it on Amazon/Ebay so I can play it again but...those.....those prices..

#40 Posted by Seabas989 (10402 posts) -

bk

Horrible voice acting aside, it was a great game and underrated. Especially the graphics and soundtrack.