260°
Submitted by xlockingupthesunx 746d 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  +   746d ago
Good list of games, I'm surprised Sleeping Dogs hasn't sold more, it seems solid with a dedicated PC version too.
guitarded77  +   746d 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  +   745d ago
I totally forgot about sherlock Holmes! Gonna check it out!
showtimefolks  +   746d 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  +   745d 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  +   746d ago
Rainbow Moon. Frigging amazing people! It's only $15 dollars too. Try the 1 hour demo on the PSN
#2 (Edited 746d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Der_Kommandant  +   746d ago
Binary Domain
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   746d 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.......
#3.1 (Edited 746d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
MadMax  +   746d 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  +   746d 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  +   746d 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!
#5 (Edited 746d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
segamon  +   745d ago
Darkness 1 was better than 2 in almost every way, even visually.
Xristo  +   744d ago
Probably so. I never had the chance to play it. :( I've heard many people say the same.
Moncole  +   746d ago
Just because a game doesn't sell as much as CoD doesn't make it under rater.
Xandet  +   746d ago
No Dragon's Dogma? For shame.
StreetsofRage  +   745d 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!
#8 (Edited 745d ago ) | Agree(4) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Iveyboi  +   745d ago
Neverdead was the 2nd worst game I have played this gen. Otherwise great list
tack129  +   745d 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  +   745d ago
Resident Evil 6, one of the best games this year got bashed by Capcom haters and desperate troll reviewers
Mathew9R   745d ago | Spam
FunkMacNasty  +   745d 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..
#11 (Edited 745d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
x800  +   745d ago
I want another sleeping dogs game :)
black911  +   745d ago
Twisted Metal
StreetsofRage  +   744d ago
*silence*

Lol!
ShutUpDonny  +   745d 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  +   745d ago
Save the cheerleader, save the world...
KentBlake  +   745d 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  +   745d 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  +   745d ago
I don't think Sleeping Dogs is underrated, I've seen people keep saying it's even better than GTA IV.
TooTall19  +   745d ago
I would agree that it is.
TooTall19  +   745d ago
I would add Starhawk to this list. I don't know why this isn't the most popular mp game on PS3.
joecamnet  +   745d 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  +   745d ago
Sleeping Dogs and Spec Ops are very underrated,sales-wise atleast.I enjoyed both of them a lot.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Evolution gives Drive Club and PS+ Edition Updates

9m ago - onPause writes: Today Evolution Studios has dropped some more updates on the continued server... | PS4
40°

New-Gen GTA V Blow Out on its Way

10m ago - If you're interested in the new-gen re-release of Grand Theft Auto V, you'll want to keep your ey... | PC
20°

[REVIEW] The Evil Within | High Score Reviews

10m ago - Is ‘Evil Within’ the survival horror genre comeback we had been waiting for, or is it more of the... | Xbox 360
40°

How My Dislike Of Horror Games Taught Me About What I Love To Play

41m ago - GI: "This month is a boon for horror fans, with the release of Alien: Isolation and The Evil With... | PC
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
40°

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Trailer

1h ago - Minecraft, one of the best-selling games on Xbox 360, is now available on Xbox One. Create and ex... | Xbox One