Underrated Games

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#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

What games do you think did not get the attention it deserved?

#2 Posted by turtlethetaffer (17096 posts) -

Knights in the Nightmare.

#3 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

i thought Transformers was pretty underrated myself

#4 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

I think the better term would be under-appreciated, since inevitably high scoring yet very poor selling games like Okami will be mentioned. (well, at least by C_rake it will be)

I'm able to think of a few.

  1. P.N. 03
  2. Summoner
  3. Project Gotham Racing
  4. Project Gotham Racing 3
  5. Project Gotham Racing 4
  6. Otogi: Myth of Demons
  7. Voodoo Vince
  8. RalliSport Challenge
  9. Gunvalkyrie
  10. Shenmue
  11. Sega Swirl
  12. Resident Evil 6 (Leon Campaign only, post patch only)


More recently, I think Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct on the Xbone don't get the credit they deserve.

#5 Posted by locus-solus (589 posts) -

Okami is criminally underappreciated

#6 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

Every Dead Rising game. All of them.

#7 Posted by DavidSchmidt (50 posts) -

I Am Alive was underrated i believe.

#8 Posted by Namgis (3591 posts) -

I had a lot of fun recently with Spec Ops: The Line. I don't remember if it got any attention, it didn't get mine until I borrowed it from the library.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters was a lot better than I thought it would be going in.

#9 Posted by Minishdriveby (10295 posts) -

Botanicula was extremely charming.

#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@locus-solus said:

Okami is criminally underappreciated

i have been playing around 25 hours of that game, it's pretty good. Kind of long though

#11 Posted by quatoe (5720 posts) -

@locus-solus said:

Okami is criminally underappreciated

*Begins slow clap* That is absolutely correct! Amazing title.

#12 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22911 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@locus-solus said:

Okami is criminally underappreciated

i have been playing around 25 hours of that game, it's pretty good. Kind of long though

Oh good, you got through the tutorial.

:P

#13 Edited by locus-solus (589 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@locus-solus said:

Okami is criminally underappreciated

i have been playing around 25 hours of that game, it's pretty good. Kind of long though

Oh good, you got through the tutorial.

:P

it's only 10 minutes x.x i feel the visual novel does a good job of introducing the back story

#14 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@locus-solus said:

Okami is criminally underappreciated

i have been playing around 25 hours of that game, it's pretty good. Kind of long though

Oh good, you got through the tutorial.

:P

yeah i finally got all of the freaking brush strokes

#15 Posted by fatooosh (718 posts) -

okami//otogi//phantom dust//sudeki//breakdown//

psi ops//kameo//viva pinata//lost odyssey//blue dragon//

Summoner//darksector//darksider//death by degrees//

drakan//god hand//legend of legaia//grandia//primal//

project eden//sphinx and the cursed mummy and more

#16 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

#17 Posted by VintAge68 (435 posts) -

Killzone: Shadow Fall --I played (& liked) BF4, CoD:G, and KZ:SF and think that contrarily to what has been said in the reviews, Sony's shooter well merits being mentioned together with the other two among this fall's first-person shooters, both as regards single & multiplayer.

#18 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

it looks good, never tried that game

#19 Edited by ReddestSkies (4087 posts) -

I always find it weird that people name super mainstream games in these threads. The question is "What games do you think did not get the attention it deserved?", it would be interesting if people would name games that are a little more obscure than Resident Evil 46, Killzone 10 and Dead Rising 1,2,3 and their 25 DLC expansions.

Nihilumbra is an iOS platformer that is on par with many beloved consolegames, like Limbo for example.

I'll nominate the Tropico series, simply because I'm having a lot of fun with Tropico 4 these days. It's very refreshing to play a game that has colours and humour, while still dealing with an adult topic (and one that is not sex or violence!). It also helps that the game is insanely addicting

The Trackmania series is criminally unknown on these forums. Trackmania 2: Stadium is absolutely fantastic, yet people never mention it around here. If you like no-nonsense arcade racers, look it up. If you miss the days when you'd press A to move forward and B to brake in a racing game, this is the game for you.

Edit: Gamespot has the worst WYSIWYG engine I've ever seen.

#20 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

it looks good, never tried that game

You can pick it up for around £5 ($8) and it's 100% worth it. The only downside is the ending leaves it open for a sequel which will sadly never come as Ninja Theory have shelved it.

#21 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

it looks good, never tried that game

You can pick it up for around £5 ($8) and it's 100% worth it. The only downside is the ending leaves it open for a sequel which will sadly never come as Ninja Theory have shelved it.

probably twice that here, the cheapest game i have ever seen is 10 bucks, they usually sell for 120 bucks new

#22 Posted by Flubbbs (3463 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

this.. i have it on the 360 and recently bought it again on steam. great game.

#23 Edited by Heirren (18447 posts) -

I know Wave Race gets massive critical acclaim, but I think it is underrated as a series. Blue Storm, while not as charming as the original, is a stellar title. That game must have tanked financially to not warrant a sequel. I'd love to see what Nintendo could do with it on WiiU.

#24 Posted by boonetown (90 posts) -

Tales of Vesperia

#25 Posted by Zijuun (95 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

it looks good, never tried that game

Same here. This looks pretty good especially for 8 $.

#26 Posted by marcheegsr (2984 posts) -

Enslaved - Great story and combat. Was impressed by the graphics as well

The Saboteur - Open world fun. Killing lots of Nazis.

Deadly Premonition - One of the best stories in gaming with twists. Poor graphics and controls but not of that matters here.

Binary Domain - Solid combat and controls. Great 3rd person shooter.

#27 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -
  • Lego: Lord of the Rings
  • SSX
  • Dragon's Crown
  • The Amazing Spider-man
  • Binary Domain
  • Dead Island

I thought all these games deserve far more attention than they got

#28 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6038 posts) -

TMNT: Out of the Shadows. The reviewers all seemed to go out of their way to rip on it when in actuality is was one of the most satisfying brawlers of the generation. AND it's fuckin' NINJA TURTLES!

#29 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3727 posts) -

Dead Island

Resident Evil 6

Lollipop Chainsaw

Shadows of the Damned

No More Heroes

No More Heroes 2

Spyborgs

LIT

Defend Your Castle (WiiWare)

SoulCalibur Legends

Killer7

Singularity

Cave Story

Excitebots: Trick Racing

Geist

Need for Speed: Nitro

Metroid: Other M

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii)

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Tenchu Shadow Assassins (Wii)

Vampire Crystals

Zombie Panic in Wonderland

Driift Mania

Onslaught

FAST: Racing League

3D Pixel Racing

Sonic and the Secret Rings

Red Steel 2

Lots of games.

#30 Edited by huerito323 (1380 posts) -

The Darkness 1 and 2. Simply amazing games. The story is great, the combat is unique and so freaking satisfying, and the voice acting is top notch. Two of the best shooters of all time in my opinion.

#31 Posted by ristactionjakso (6115 posts) -

-Singularity

-Binary Domain

-Guacamelee (maybe not underrated, but overlooked)

-Rainbow Moon

-Call of Juarez Gunslinger

#32 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@187umKILLAH said:
  • Lego: Lord of the Rings
  • SSX

  • The Amazing Spider-man

I thought all these games deserve far more attention than they got

Those are some really good games

#33 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

Maybe Blades of Time, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, Darksiders...

#34 Posted by blamix99 (2536 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

it looks good, never tried that game

me either.. heard andy serkis is the guy =)

#35 Edited by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@187umKILLAH said:
  • Lego: Lord of the Rings
  • SSX

  • The Amazing Spider-man

I thought all these games deserve far more attention than they got

Those are some really good games

Yes they sure are, I own all of them. Must say I was surprised at just how large a game world the Lego: LOTR game is, also love how we can play our own music in SSX... more games need this option.

#36 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@187umKILLAH said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@187umKILLAH said:
  • Lego: Lord of the Rings
  • SSX

  • The Amazing Spider-man

I thought all these games deserve far more attention than they got

Those are some really good games

Yes they sure are, I own all of them. Must say I was surprised at just how large a game world the Lego: LOTR game is, also love how we can play our own music in SSX... more games need this option.

i have to finish SSX and buy Spiderman when i can, i heard good things about that game

#37 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6038 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: The Amazing Spiderman was a weird one. For all it's flash, it was still no Spiderman 2 in the open world. The combat system was okay as a parry/thrust Arkham imitation, but I never felt wholly in control of it. The one thing I simply couldn't abide though, was that Spiderman felt like he was made of glass- 2 or 3 hits and it was game over. That combined with the lack of control made it frustrating in the extreme.

Strange thing, though, was that as a 3DS game it was... well... Amazing. The 3DS port was identical to the console version minus a couple of combat animations, the open world NYC hub, and a boss or two. It was either the best handheld port of the generation or one of the most primitive console titles.

#38 Posted by Yoshi9000 (404 posts) -

Nier if you don't mind sacrificing gameplay for story. Not to say the gameplay is bad, because the controls feel smooth, but it can get repetitive during some moments and it's not particularly challenging. Bosses are fun to fight though.

The story is really something else, it's so dark and twisted. One of the best stories in videogames I've seen, better than the stories in Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect in my opinion. Characters are a lot of fun, and have the perfect blend of emotion and humor.

#39 Posted by fnevaeva (564 posts) -

I would have to say Rainbow Six 3 is underrated. Most definately the best tactical shooter i've ever played. And the online play was(xbox) and is(PC) amazing! Best game out of the series also. And personally my favorite shooter of all time!

#41 Posted by khatibi22 (7221 posts) -

"Remember Me" is one of the best games I ever played and I have been gaming since 20 years. It was more and less ignored by both gamers and critics which is a pity.

#42 Edited by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -
  • Any open world game with vehicles and weapons which is not Grand Theft Auto
  • Mafia II
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Grand Theft Auto V (By gamers, not by critics) - I know you probably think i'm insane for listing this one, but go and visit GTA Forums and you will know what I mean.
#43 Posted by NerdStar7 (11 posts) -

Soul Reaver.

#44 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6718 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

Yeah 100% agree. Great game.

Also chuck Mafia 2 in there.

#45 Edited by locus-solus (589 posts) -

@RageQuitter69 said:
  • Any open world game with vehicles and weapons which is not Grand Theft Auto
  • Mafia II
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Grand Theft Auto V (By gamers, not by critics) - I know you probably think i'm insane for listing this one, but go and visit GTA Forums and you will know what I mean.

hum the people bashing GTA V are probably hipsters. yea i can imagine that being very true

#46 Posted by GerardoExber (128 posts) -

Devil Summoner 2, Silent Bomber, Galerians

#47 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

Heroes of Might & Magic II & III.... I've put so many hours into these games and most have never heard of them -_-.

#48 Edited by loafofgame (785 posts) -

@RageQuitter69 said:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (By gamers, not by critics) - I know you probably think i'm insane for listing this one, but go and visit GTA Forums and you will know what I mean.

Aaaaw, I was going to troll with that one. Now I have to be serious... ;-)

Uhm, Antichamber. And FTL. But maybe those actually got enough attention. I don't know really know nor care.

#49 Edited by The_Last_Ride (74009 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

Heroes of Might & Magic II & III.... I've put so many hours into these games and most have never heard of them -_-.

so true! Those two games are so epic!

#50 Edited by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

@withe1982 said:

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a fantastic game. Sales suffered massively due to a hectic release schedule at the time. I'd recommend it to anyone who's not had the pleasure yet.

Imagine Bioshock Infinite mixed with a little bit of TLOU and some GOW and you have Enslaved. Also features some of the best voice action of the last few years.

Yeah 100% agree. Great game.

Also chuck Mafia 2 in there.

I disagree and I think an average of 80% (or whatever) is too generous. I wouldn't recommend it to those who are fans of action titles such as ninja gaiden, devil may cry, bayonetta (which are also my favorite games in the genre), but I'd probably recommend it to someone who enjoys god of war, darksiders, dantes inferno, etc..

If I were into those games tho... I'd probably be a huge fan.

I also wouldn't say sales "suffered" if they hit around 1 million sold, but that's just my opinion.