15 Games That Were Significantly Better Than Expected
Created by Matt Espineli on
Against All Odds
Not all games receive positive fanfare upon their announcement or in the lead up to release. Heavy skepticism can follow a game for one reason or another. Sometimes it occurs due to a game being a drastic shift from past entries of a long-established franchise. Other times it's a prolonged development cycle that colors our expectations, typically resulting in cynicism or apathy.
While there are games that ultimately fall in line with our worst expectations, there are plenty that manage to defy the odds. Everyone loves a good underdog success story, so we've compiled 15 of the most amazing games that defied widely held skepticisms and turned out to be great after all.
Many of the games in this list are ones you'll recognize, but others you might've forgotten received widespread skepticism in the lead up to their launches. It just goes to show that these games were truly able to overcome the odds and become experiences that people love to this day. But what are some of your favorite games that defied expectations? Let us know in the comments below.