Top 10 hidden gems of the last console Generation

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Top 10 HIdden gems of the 7th Console generation

With the 7th console generation all but confirmed dead I thought that it would be best to look back at some of the games that didn’t get anywhere near enough exposure.

Keep in mind this isn’t a popularity list just a list of games that I played and either didn’t do so well financially, critically or both.

#10 Asura’s Wrath

A great rhythm based beat em up Asura’s wrath may have had its shortcomings, not to mention an abysmal ending that required you to pay $7 if you wanted to see the rest, but it was overall a satisfying experience with a unique art style and lovable characters.

Total copies sold: 680,000

#9 Split/Second

A racing game that lets you alter the race track by gaining momentum, why didn’t this game sell again? Oh right it was ppublished by Disney so most people thought it would be terrible. The game offers a great sense of challenge and plenty of unlockables for replay value. Also even though it came out in 2010 the servers are still up, and people are still playing. Seriously people buy this game.

Total copies sold: 1.5 million

#8 G-Force.

Speaking of games published by Disney this awesome Action PLatformer developed by now defunct studio Eurocom is one of my favorite movie games ever. You play this watered down version of the movie with a paper thin plot, but who cares; I don’t. The stealth mechanics and platforming are awesome. Even the combat is fun and engaging. Think of it as Gears of war for kids. It’s such a shame that people probably just glanced over it and thought it was terrible. It never had a chance.

Total copies sold 390,000 (Ps3, and 360 versions only)

#7 Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed:

My favorite Racing game of the 7th console generation ; yes even better than mario kart 7, and 8. The game had so much content to unlock and the variety of gameplay with your transforming vehicles was an absolute blast.

Total Copies Sold: 1.543 million copies

#6 Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins Of The Moon:

I was never a big fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, said for Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Fist Of The North Star, but this game really was incredible. Since the Nintendo Wii couldn’t render HD graphics, or a high frame rate this game compensated for it with a unique, well told story and exploration , over fighting hordes of enemies. Total Copies Sold: 370,000 units

#5. Spec-Ops: The Line:

A masterfly told story about the horrors of war this alternate take on the Military shooter genre sold badly, most likely because of lukewarm reception. Unlike many other games on this list I actually can understand why this game got the reviews it did. The story is incredible but it lacks replay value and the multiplayer was tacked on garbage.

Total Copies Sold: 1,200,000

#4. Radiant Historia:

My All time favorite Atlus game I would go as far as to say it is Even Better than Persona 4, and Chrono Trigger. A time travel story with a loveable cast of characters and over 60 hours of gameplay. The game was released twice, once on NIntendo DS, and once on 3DS, but sadly it never took off.

Total Copies Sold: 300,000 (DS) 50,00 (3DS)

#3 X-Men Origins Wolverine Uncaged Edition:

One of the best hack N slash games that is not God Of War; Wolverine Origins Uncaged Edition is one of the most memorable MOvie games Ever. Though there were some glitches that annoyed me, such as when an enemy through me outside of the play area forcing a reload. The sheer length of the game (around 10-12 hours) and amount of fun gore made this an exceptional title.

Total Copies SOld: 1,560,000

#2 Vanquish:

A Balls to the walls Action game that never got a sequel; Vanquish grabs you by the arm and never lets go. I only hope someday that Sega or someone will talk to Platinum Games about Publishing a sequel.

Total Copies SOld: 1,300,000

#1 Singulaity. A First Person Shooter with Time manipulation that doesn’t rely on bullet time like slow motion, and uses time travel to enhance the story not just as a gimmick *cough Timeshift cough*. This was my favorite Sci-Fi first person Shooter of the 7th generation and could have easily been franchised if the higher ups at Activision put any of their resources into advertising for it properly. The game was scraped at one point and Developer RavenSoft was only given 10 months to make it again from the ground up. Despite the odds against it, it was still a really fun game. This only goes to show how talented the people at Raven are. It’s such a shame that Activision is using them to do nothing more than work on Call Of Duty now. I hope someday we get either a sequel or the original version that was shown off at E3 2009. It’s just a matter of time.

Total Copies Sold: 650,000

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#1  Edited By deactivated-60113e7859d7d
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I didn't like Vanquish. It suffers from the same problems as the games it supposedly deconstructs, such as health regen that forces you to wait in cover. It's also monotonous and lacks good physics. My pick is Max Payne 3. Despite having too many cutscenes and a few other problems, Max Payne 3 should have been celebrated. Rockstar finally made a shooter that plays well, one of the last good run and gun action games, but most people didn't even notice and went on to buy 80 million copies of the much inferior playing, more boring GTA V. Now all we're gonna get from them is watered down open world games with grindy multiplayer. Most people didn't even play Max Payne 3 right. You can tell from the YouTube videos. I have almost 900 hours in Max Payne 3. The only last gen games that compare for me in terms of hours spent are the Souls games.

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@ezekiel43: It's funny that you should mention Max Payne 3, that was my favorite game of 2012. ( I didn't count Persona 4 Golden as that was a re-release of a game that came out back in 2008) I wrote a review of it 5 years ago if you are interested in reading it. I wouldn't go as far as to call it a hidden gem. It sold over 5 million copies, and went on to become a greatest hits title for PS3. My account was just recently re-instated after I had been banned for promoting another website. Here is my review for Max Payne 3.https://www.gamespot.com/max-payne-3/user-reviews/2200-12751267/

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i love Spec Ops the Line. I think people ignored it because it looks like a military shooter, but that's really just the surface coating for a much deeper experience.

That Wolverine game is surprisingly good and Singularity has some really visceral combat..basically what you're saying is that Raven is an underrated developer.

Personally I would put Alpha Protocol and Binary Domain up there. Probably some others that I'm just forgetting because they're not in front of me.

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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a great game that didn't get a lot of attention... also Sleeping Dogs.

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#5  Edited By jdc6305
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A lot of good games mentioned so far. If I had to pick one that went under the radar it would have to be Mini Ninjas. I own Fragile and Asura’s Wrath but haven't gotten around to playing them. I did play a bit of Spec Ops but never went back to it. I really liked Ninja Theory's games last gen. Enslaved and Heavenly Sword were fun. Vanquish is a great game.

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#6 warmblur
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Silent Hill Shattered memories the story and atmosphere is so damn good also they also have a butterfly effect like Until Dawn where choices you make effect the story. You can tell the Until Dawn devs took inspiration from that game they even have a therapist.

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@Ish_basic: Yeah Raven is one of my favorite Developers ever. I made a video on them, check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1zafb4oIrU&t=623s