So here are some of the games that people might have overlooked or not given it a second thought. That might be because of several different reasons or incidents, but i am going to list those who i deserve a recomendation that didn't get it from the mainstream media. You can judge me, but this is just my opinion.
- Dragonball Z: Budokai 3 HD
Now you might have missed this game in the PS2 days, but now you can buy it on the PS3 and even get two games for the price of one. You get the first Budokai games and the third one. This is my favorite fighting game, and the only one i could ever really get into. I don't think any fighting game imho, has the same kind of depth and tactic and progression in it than this game. You can level each character up to lvl 99, choose abilities, there is a storymode for several characters and there's an additional arena mode where you can really test your skills. I recomend this for fans of Dragonball Z or even just regular fighting fans.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
This is an amazing game, and if my pc wouldn't screw things up when i try to play this game, then i would still play it. The story mode is exquisite for a mmo game. I've played through 3 of the main campaigns and one is better than the other. I personally liked the Jedi Knight story the most, because of its epic scale. I also played through the Trooper and the Jedi Consular. I also started on other ones, but i didn't get finished with those stories because of issues. The pvp is also very fun, and very asymmetric compared to other mmo's i've played. If you only want to play it for the story, then this is more than enough.
- Heroes: Might and Magic 3
This is a game i can not recomend enough. It is perfect for anything really. You can try to play it alone and try to conquer the enemy or you could play co op with friends and take turns to play. Such a deep turn based game, with economy, army building and strategy. It's not just about winning all the battles, it's about winning the war. Making sacrifices and making calculated decisions is part of this game.
- Pro Evolution Soccer series
This is a series that i have close to my heart. I've played every single one of the series. I can not recommend this series enough. I think this game, at least now, is the best football game on the market. I've loved this series since the SNES days where it has just stood out in my mind compared to other games. It's my favorite sport game and if anyone does like this sport, i strongly recomend it. This game never feels like a rip off to me. The only thing that makes me angry is that FIFA is basicly holding teams and league hostage so that Konami can't acquire all the teams for the game.
- Need for Speed Underground 1 & 2
These two games just stand out much to me when it comes to the Need for Speed series. I've played the NFS games since the PS1. The diversity of races, locations, cars, and tracks were just amazing for the time. It had draft, sprint, races and drift races in the games. The games were just so well made, that i just loved them from the start. They are still my favorite arcade racing games of all time. It's just a shame that these games have not had any sequels or attention since the PS2 days, it is a real shame. The only kind of sequel we got was Need for Speed Carbon. That one was going another direction of the two others and made me kinda lose the interest in the series.
- Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
This game has gotten way too little coverage. War for Cybetron didn't really find its ground imho. But in the second game, it really came to its own. Variation in levels and pace in the singleplayer and just so much content in the multiplayer. It is a game that has been completely overlooked by most people, even though it's a really solid game. There are enough classes and maps in the singleplayer alone to make it worth playing through just for that money alone. The singleplayer lasts about 10 hours or so. But those are so worth it. The multiplayer was also very fun with a horde mode aswell in there. You can upgrade the class you choose there aswell.
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
I think this gem also flew under the radar when it came out. From the immortal cat, to the dog slicing. This game is just so over the top and amazing that everyone should check it out just for the bosses alone. Even though the story isn't the focus of this game, i found serious undertones in this game. Even somewhat sympathizing with the bosses, where they showe that even how cruel they are through the game. Before you take down some of these bosses, just shows you they are exactly like you and never had real choice. The slicing of all those soldiers is also very satisfying, but also makes you think that these guys are forced to do it.
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Some may have heard of it, but this game has the best tutorial that i have ever played. The humor and so little fucks that are given is just flat out amazing. It's not as big as Far Cry 3, but it's just as good to play if not better. The dragons in the game give whole other dynamic compared to just the animals in the regular Far Cry 3. The level up system is also much simpler, where you just earn stats. There is also just as much to do as Far Cry 3, where you can just wander around and do whatever you want. The story also takes stabs at itself and it is a homage to the 80's with the action heroes.