most underrated game of all time

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#1 Posted by with_teeth26 (5981 posts) -

in your opinion, what is the most underrated game of all time. the one that got crap reviews, and everyone hated, but you really loved.

for me, it's medal of honor: pacific assault. ok, it didn't get crap review, but it did get alot of hate from other players. i just can't understand why. it shanked farcry as a jungle shooter, it's still my favorite ever ww2 fps, (coh being my overall favorite ww2 game). it looked great, played great, and in my opinion had the most perfect difficulty of any game ever.

what about you?

#2 Posted by bedram793 (1729 posts) -
The first Hitman. Didn't get to good of reviews, but I loved it.
#3 Posted by vash47 (2171 posts) -

The first Hitman.

Kane and Lynch.

Vampire Bloodlines.

Hellgate London.

KKND2 Krossfire

Much more, but I can't remember them...

#4 Posted by beachbob1 (518 posts) -
Lineage 2. I thought it was way better then WOW. But I am in the minority for sure.
#5 Posted by Franko_3 (5728 posts) -
big rigs
#6 Posted by ttomm1946 (1871 posts) -
I'm going with one that got good reviews but was way under the rader as far as selling..Sanitarium...great adventure game but a little short.
#7 Posted by vash47 (2171 posts) -

big rigsFranko_3

AAAA material.

#8 Posted by AA7 (2843 posts) -
Jet Force for the N64, or possibly Deus Ex for the PC. It got good reviews, but it deserved rave ones. Also Beyond good and evil. That was an amazing game that too many people missed out on. Oh, and Indigo prophecy. Amazing game.
#9 Posted by Jd1680a (5891 posts) -
Rise and Fall: Civilization at War. RTS game that got a 6.6 rating from gamespot. It was alot better then it was rated, loved the game and it was fun to play. Its not the most underrated game of all time, but its one of them.
#11 Posted by Orcishman05 (210 posts) -

Warhammer Mark of Chaos, reviews didnt favor it and nobody plays it but I love it. Also, its not for PC but Spawn for Dreamcast, it was the best arena style deathmatch Ive ever played, even to this day and that was like, 6 years ago.

#12 Posted by xwolfghost (6076 posts) -

Rise and Fall: Civilization at War. RTS game that got a 6.6 rating from gamespot. It was alot better then it was rated, loved the game and it was fun to play. Its not the most underrated game of all time, but its one of them.Jd1680a

Ugh I hated that game. I was really hyped about the whole RTS mixed with rpg style fighting in it. I liked it for about a month or so because I only played Rome. After played in a match where I was the only one playing Egypt and others were all Rome, I saw that the game had serious balance issues. Very nice concept, maybe if a different company would take the idea up it could work.

#13 Posted by bragkiller (31 posts) -
i think the most underrated game of all time is kayn and lynch. i really didnt find any real problems in it except that iedos put a little to much f***ing swearing
#14 Posted by vash47 (2171 posts) -

i think the most underrated game of all time is kayn and lynch. i really didnt find any real problems in it except that iedos put a little to much f***ing swearingbragkiller

Exactly!

I love Kane and Lynch, btw Eidos is just the publisher, IO interactive is the developer.

#15 Posted by fireandcloud (5118 posts) -

quake 4. titan quest. race 07. all should have gotten at least a 90.

#16 Posted by pseudodog07 (1106 posts) -
Dark Messiah and Infernal
#17 Posted by -Xcalibur- (1488 posts) -
I like some of the suggestions here. I'll go with Jet Force Gemini, Titan Quest, Infernal, Psychonauts.
#18 Posted by thusaha (14495 posts) -
Oni.
#19 Posted by Tuzolord (1281 posts) -
Dark Messiah
#20 Posted by biggest_loser (23970 posts) -

I don't know about bad reviews and people hating but not a lot of people bought the Thief games.

They are pretty underrated in the sense of sales certainly and under appreciated.

#21 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -
Ultima series. No one ever seems to mention them but without it, we wouldn't have the beloved Fallout, Baldur's Gate, Planescape et cetera.
#22 Posted by with_teeth26 (5981 posts) -
also, the recently released penumbra: black plague didn't get much attention, and i thought it was a remarkable game.
#23 Posted by 3abden (5315 posts) -

Thief 3 .
Jericho (6.5).
Hitman blood money.
Populous the beginning.

#24 Posted by jfsebastianII (1080 posts) -

I think the Chrome games don't get enough due, particularly Chrome Specforce, which was only given a 5.2, which for a slick game with decent graphics, good weaponry and scenery, plus no bugs that i could see, was more than a bit harsh.

I think they basically turned their noses up at it becuase it wasn't cutting edge enough or something - it was a little bit of a glorified expansion pack (though it is full length) prequel game to Chrome - but for anyone like me who really enjoyed the original game, then CSF is a good game which is worth a solid 7.5 at the least

#25 Posted by kieranb2000 (7591 posts) -

Superman 64 was HIGHLY underated. Best game evar.

Oh, you meant PC?

Maybe uh...Lost Planet. The actual gameplay was good, people just ranked it down because of its worse-than-nintendo's-online online interface and many glitches and bugs.

Seriously, who rates a game low just because of that? XD

#26 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -

Maybe uh...Lost Planet. The actual gameplay was good, people just ranked it down because of its worse-than-nintendo's-online online interface and many glitches and bugs.

Seriously, who rates a game low just because of that? XD

kieranb2000

What about the shortness?

#27 Posted by kieranb2000 (7591 posts) -
[QUOTE="kieranb2000"]

Maybe uh...Lost Planet. The actual gameplay was good, people just ranked it down because of its worse-than-nintendo's-online online interface and many glitches and bugs.

Seriously, who rates a game low just because of that? XD

RK-Mara

What about the shortness?

That too. But really, is that worth it being rated so low? XD

It's a fun game despite all that, 7/10 I'd say rather than the 6's and below it got.

#28 Posted by Grantelicious (1541 posts) -

big rigsFranko_3

there always one

#29 Posted by mfsa (3328 posts) -

I'd probably say Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines, but the scores it got were justifiable given the state of the game at release.

Really, I'm not sure any game is underrated enough to make the list.

#30 Posted by Death-in-Dark (34 posts) -
Beyond Good & Evil
#31 Posted by BladeMaster84 (533 posts) -

Thief: Deadly Shadows and Two Worlds.

I would say Gothic 3 because of how much fun I think it is, but any complaints about it are reasonable considering how glitchy it is.

#32 Posted by bogaty (4750 posts) -

Well, if the metric we're using to judge is tge GS score, I submit the following:

Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun GS score: 6.3 The reviewer whined that it was too complex for him to handle and he dinged it. It's a good game and deserves a better score.

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union. GS score 3.5 The story and ambience are pretty much non-existant, but the underlying tactical combat engine is first rate.

Imperium Romanum GS score 3.5 Probably the least professional reivew I've read on GS and considering the low quality that permeates the reviews, that's saying something. So, the reviewer suffered from bugs and crashes that nobody else on the forums seems to suffer from yet rather than trying the game on a different PC, he just assumes they're global issues. It's not the best city builder out there, nor the best game focussed on Rome, but it deserves a lot higher than a 3.5

Land of the Dead: The Road to Fiddler's Green GS score 2.7 You play a fat hillbilly with a shotgun and you shoot shuffling zombies in the head. If you like zombie films, then there's no reason not to like this game. It's a quality bargain bin shooter. Not stellar, but better than a lot of crap out there and give you more genuine scares than overrated turds like FEAR.

#33 Posted by CavalAnts (398 posts) -

Imperium Romanum GS score 3.5 Probably the least professional reivew I've read on GS and considering the low quality that permeates the reviews, that's saying something. So, the reviewer suffered from bugs and crashes that nobody else on the forums seems to suffer from yet rather than trying the game on a different PC, he just assumes they're global issues. It's not the best city builder out there, nor the best game focussed on Rome, but it deserves a lot higher than a 3.5

bogaty


I agree.


And to someone who posted before. I agree L2 > WoW : )
#34 Posted by panconmote (101 posts) -
PREY
#35 Posted by OkuLaris (803 posts) -
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines is underrated for sure. Dunno about all time though.
#36 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

Jericho anyday i mean people say that they had a problem with the exploding zombies and that it was to linear so what?big deal...people who dont like the game are just **** who are too scared to complete it...it was fun it was exciting,and i just love the whole stop evil from destroying the world kinda games it deserved an 8.0 atleast...hell they gave hellgate blunder lol a 7 something please...compared to it jericho is better anyday.while playing the game i was trying to find flaws why do people hate it so much????

#37 Posted by psp-freak (528 posts) -

kane and lynch

dark messiah

advent rising

#38 Posted by biggest_loser (23970 posts) -

Dark MessiahTuzolord

You really think so?

#39 Posted by with_teeth26 (5981 posts) -
i also thought that killzone for the ps2 was pretty neat, apart from the bugginess. it got **** reviews all around.
#40 Posted by lenson (2515 posts) -
MDK. That was such a fun game.
#41 Posted by pseudodog07 (1106 posts) -
SOF Payback. It was a discount title and I found it fun.
#42 Posted by Pugsley_91 (326 posts) -

try googling mr hands

its gonna be some new great game coming out Q1 2009

#43 Posted by Falconoffury (1717 posts) -

Asheron's Call without a doubt. It was way better than Everquest in a variety of ways, but got only a fraction of the subscribers.

Word of bots, macros, and other cheating tarnished its reputation in the mmorpg community. I have been playing it ever since the beginning, off and on. Let me tell you that the so-called cheating has never been disruptive to my gameplay.

If the word about the cheating didn't get to people, they got turned off by the poor graphics. Asheron's Call has always had a small group of die-hards, and for good reason. Even to this day, it has some of the most in-depth, free-roaming, and fast-paced gameplay in the mmorpg world. It has monthly updates and events on a scale you can't imagine. The game has come so far over the years, but most people just don't want to try old games.

#44 Posted by sc_ajk29 (564 posts) -
Age of Empires III and Universe at War.
#45 Posted by anna818181 (1 posts) -
SEVERANCE - BLADE OF DARKNESS. best hack and slay game ever created.
#46 Posted by dakan45 (18247 posts) -
SOF Payback. It was a discount title and I found it fun.pseudodog07
me too...also far cry 2
#47 Posted by Dantheman102100 (3313 posts) -
Legacy of Dragoon. Love that game so much
#48 Posted by Charles_Dickens (1693 posts) -

I'm biased because last week I downloaded Medal Of Honor: Airborne from EA, and am loving it. I played it on the 360 last fall, but the PC version, because of the sheer clarity of the image, because of the well over 60 frames per second, is just so superior.

Airborne deserved better - it's an under-rated game.

The aiming mechanic, with the 360 controller, is revolutionary. Really nice art-direction in this game too. It's also great that you're not on a linear path, and that you can head off in any direction you like.

Nobody seemed to notice any of this stuff... well, it really is an under-rated title.

#49 Posted by Charles_Dickens (1693 posts) -
[QUOTE="pseudodog07"]SOF Payback. It was a discount title and I found it fun.dakan45
me too...also far cry 2

Far Cry 2 isn't under-rated, it's misunderstood.
#50 Posted by Kaisos (375 posts) -

big rigsFranko_3

for sure