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Submitted by xlockingupthesunx 1220d ago | opinion piece

Most Underrated Games Of 2012 So Far

Despite the heavy hitters of 2012, a line-up which so far has included Mass Effect, Diablo 3, and Max Payne 3, there were an assortment of games that flew under the radar. They didn't get that mainstream exposure, but were just as good, if not better than the aforementioned titles. So, what are these underrated games? Well, let's find out! (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

jetpacksheep  +   1220d ago
Good list of games, I'm surprised Sleeping Dogs hasn't sold more, it seems solid with a dedicated PC version too.
guitarded77  +   1220d ago
It is a good list, I played everything except Spec Ops, and enjoyed each game. We can probably add the new Sherlock Holmes game to the list. A $40 budget title, and the reviews have been excellent. I really want to pick up a copy when I get some extra cash. Open world murder mystery game has me very interested.
Campy da Camper  +   1220d ago
I totally forgot about sherlock Holmes! Gonna check it out!
showtimefolks  +   1220d ago
you know how gamers cry about having too many sequels well get use to it. Because when sleeping dogs sell 116k units on launch that shows the publisher they should not take risk and just release sequels to make money

when a new IP is introduced y'all are the same sheep who go out and buy your favorite sequels than y'all are the same sheep who complain about having so many sequels
badz149  +   1219d ago
some of these like Sleeping Dogs is not underrated!
the reviews are great and all but with sequelitist dominating the market, new IPs have less space to breath thus they are not underrated but underappreciated!
Lovable  +   1220d ago
Rainbow Moon. Frigging amazing people! It's only $15 dollars too. Try the 1 hour demo on the PSN
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Der_Kommandant  +   1220d ago
Binary Domain
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1220d ago
Good to see someone else loved the game. The only flaw was the voice chat but then again I have a Caribbean accent :P.......
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MadMax  +   1220d ago
Yea, great game and a keeper to add to the collection! I have a feeling dishonored will be on this list soon. I am waiting for that one!!!
beerkeg  +   1220d ago
While I agree somewhat with The Darkness 2, I personally thought the first game was better and was more interesting than the sequel. The first game had some lovely touches that set it apart from the rest, I don't think the second game did that.
Xristo  +   1220d ago
I've only played three out of the five listed (on PC), but I agree; The Darkness 2, Sleeping Dogs, and The Walking Dead (so far), are all great games. Out of those three, my expectations for Sleeping Dogs was the lowest and I would say it was my favorite!
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MWH  +   1219d ago
Darkness 1 was better than 2 in almost every way, even visually.
Xristo  +   1219d ago
Probably so. I never had the chance to play it. :( I've heard many people say the same.
Moncole  +   1220d ago
Just because a game doesn't sell as much as CoD doesn't make it under rater.
Xandet  +   1220d ago
No Dragon's Dogma? For shame.
StreetsofRage  +   1219d ago
Some of the best games this gen are games that don't have any hype, popularity, sales, high marks, etc...

Azura's Wrath, Neverdead, Splatterhouse, Earth Defense Force, Lollipop Chainsaw, etc...

Sleeping Dogs is the sweet and salty butter!
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Iveyboi  +   1219d ago
Neverdead was the 2nd worst game I have played this gen. Otherwise great list
tack129  +   1219d ago
Darkness II - haven't played so can't give an opinion.
Silent Hill Downpour - some people HATE the SH brand because it isn't made by Japanese. That is not a good reason not to try it out. Technical issues is. I would still recommend trying it out.
The Walking Dead - I'm hearing amazing things about it. I'm grumpy that it's not available in my country.
Sleeping Dogs - I want to play this game, seriously, I do.
Spec ops II - Not a fan of military shooters but heard good things about it.

Binary Domain is another one I want to try out.
j-blaze  +   1219d ago
Resident Evil 6, one of the best games this year got bashed by Capcom haters and desperate troll reviewers
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FunkMacNasty  +   1219d ago
Sleeping Dogs knocked one out of the park! Loved that game!
I also have been interested in Silent Hill Downpour, but because of the mixed reviews, I'm waiting for a price drop before I pick it up. I'm sure GAmestop will have it used for $30 by the end of the holidays..

Only other game I played on that list was Spec Ops, which actually let me down a bit., I was beginning to be intrigued by the story but other than that, I found it to be a glorified shooting gallery narrated by Nathan Drake. I only played about 3 hours into the game, and havent been able to pick it back up since mid-summer.. but the forecast calls for a chilly and rainy weekend here in Beantown, so maybe this will be a good opportunity to revisit that game..
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x800  +   1219d ago
I want another sleeping dogs game :)
black911  +   1219d ago
Twisted Metal
StreetsofRage  +   1218d ago
*silence*

Lol!
ShutUpDonny  +   1219d ago
Sleeping Dogs is my game of the year so far because the story was SO GOOD and this is the reason I play games. I'm tired of the old «you are the one and need to save the world» or just any stupid reason to shoot people in the face.
born2live  +   1219d ago
Save the cheerleader, save the world...
KentBlake  +   1219d ago
I loved Spec Ops, and will play all the other games in the list. Gotta love these lists of underrated games, they're my favorite kind of list.
Iveyboi  +   1219d ago
Solid List. Darkness 2 was 'meh' for me (enjoyed the first more).
Was suprised by Spec Ops: Unreal 3 held it back
Sleeping Dogs on my backlist

Asura's wrath needs to be on here for sure.
Braid  +   1219d ago
I don't think Sleeping Dogs is underrated, I've seen people keep saying it's even better than GTA IV.
TooTall19  +   1219d ago
I would agree that it is.
TooTall19  +   1219d ago
I would add Starhawk to this list. I don't know why this isn't the most popular mp game on PS3.
joecamnet  +   1219d ago
How is Sleeping Dogs underrated? The reviews have been very high for the game. High marks and praise all around.
Now if you want to say OVERLOOKED, that'd make more sense to me.
Sugreev2001  +   1219d ago
Sleeping Dogs and Spec Ops are very underrated,sales-wise atleast.I enjoyed both of them a lot.

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