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Submitted by Uni-g 741d ago | opinion piece

10 Games That No One Has Played (And Everyone should)

Vgamerz writes: "Sometimes wonderful games are created that simply just don’t sell well despite being legitimately good games. Whether it be lack of hype, poor marketing, or any other number of reasons, these games sold poorly, but deserve to be played by each and every one of you gamers out there. So do yourself a favor and read on about these rare gems that you may have never heard of, but should seek out as soon as possible. You can thank me later. " (Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Metro 2033, PC, PS3, Sniper Elite V2, The Darkness 2, The Saboteur, Xbox 360)

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SOD_Delta  +   741d ago
I've beaten four out of the ten listed. With Shadows of the Damned as my favorite. I still want to play Binary Domain.
KiRBY3000  +   740d ago
I would have picked Vanquish on top of that list.
thorstein  +   740d ago
I would too, followed by Valkyria Chronicles and then Demon's Souls.
Axecution  +   740d ago
@thorstein:

Demon's Souls doesn't belong on the list. That game got so popular.
wishingW3L  +   740d ago
Vanquish, Yakuza and Valkyria Chronicles too! Poor Sega doesn't get the credit it deserves. -_-
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Kevin ButIer  +   740d ago
awesome disc cover SOD
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Mutant-Spud  +   740d ago
Binary Domain is a great game,the campaign is a decent length too.
ATi_Elite  +   740d ago
Ummm Metro 2033 is way over a million! You better go ask THQ for the PC digital download sales figures!

http://www.thatvideogameblo...

Metro 2033 will make your GPU Bleed! AWESOME game and i can't wait for Metro Last Light!

Sniper Elite V2 is dam good and again you may wanna go check the digital download numbers cause S.E.v2 was more popular with PC gamers than consolers just like Metro 2033!

good list of games though!
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Beastforlifenoob  +   740d ago
This vid shows how bad deadly preminition is

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Venox2008  +   741d ago
thats a reay good list

I would add

Vanquish
Chid of eden
Hovis  +   741d ago
Vanquish is one of the best third person shooters I've ever played.

A nice mix of uber masculine western males and the ridiculousness of the east.

Love it.
Soldierone  +   741d ago
Just wish it wasn't so short.
tehnoob3  +   740d ago
The first thing on this list should be Planescape Torment. A revolution in story telling, and a masterpiece.
TopDudeMan  +   741d ago
This guy likes his survival horrors.
BinaryMind  +   740d ago
Apparently if a game sells less than 1 million "no one" played it. Sure, they weren't a success, but the numbers here a still a heck of a lot higher than even the best selling XBLA/PSN games.
TopDudeMan  +   740d ago
Yeah, I'm sure they sold about as well as the companies expected them to.
Beastforlifenoob  +   740d ago
+ im sure alot of people pirate it,...
GreenRanger  +   741d ago
I would put FEAR 3 on that list.
FEAR is a highly underrated series.
I'd like to see Condemned 3 aswell.
Soldierone  +   741d ago
I LOVE the FEAR series. FEAR 3 is a great game, but it totally lost its horror elements almost entirely. There were a few good horror based levels, but it was way more about action and gunplay. Like I said still a great game, but I enjoyed 2 and 1 a lot more in terms of horror.
rezzah  +   741d ago
1 was the scariest and the AI seemed to be the most intelligent. Or maybe it was just my surprise reaction to how smart they are.
r21  +   741d ago
Proud to say I've played and enjoyed Singularity and The Sabotuer. Activision really need to make a sequel Singularity. Btw, did anyone else play Timeshift? That was bloody well brilliant!
sdozzo  +   741d ago
Singularity was awful.
r21  +   741d ago
Well IMO it was great! :)
FunkMacNasty  +   741d ago
I'm between the two of you on Singularity ^^^^ and the dude below. I think that game had some serious flaws in terms of gameplay, AI, and the graphics (on console anyway) were pretty bad by this generations standards. But I think Singularity had a story and game mechanics, such as the abilty to "timewarp" enemies and certain materials.. that was especially cool in trying to solve various puzzle sections.

A flawed masterpiece IMO - big fun factor and interesting game mechanics, just not expertly executed like i would've liked.
Venox2008  +   741d ago
yea, I really liked Singularity too, great game
Saturne3  +   741d ago
Timeshift is a great shooter indeed.

The multiplayer is alot of fun.
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Soldierone  +   741d ago
I loved Singularity, even bought it and working on a platinum.

The people that hate it seem to be the COD kids expecting COD. I tried selling it to COD kids several times and they don't play past the first level.
n to the b  +   740d ago
I see Singularity getting a lot of credit for story.

Singularity's story/plot twists were contrived, uninteresting and poorly thought out.

I have never played any of the CODs ever.
Beastforlifenoob  +   740d ago
was sabeteour even good?
SanMarco  +   740d ago
Yes sir
guitarded77  +   740d ago
it's a good sandbox game (a la GTA formula) set in WWII era France. There are what seems like thousands of side objectives where you do stuff, find stuff or blow shiz up. It is really fun, but can get a bit repetitive if you seek out and do every little thing like I do. It really is one of the better GTA style games though. I enjoyed it more than Saint's Row or Mercenaries... I'd say it's about as good as Just Cause 2, only set in a different time and environment.
Max-Zorin  +   741d ago
Shadows of the Damned is awesome.
Venox2008  +   741d ago
I would love a sequel
JellyJelly  +   741d ago
Binary Domain is awesome. I'm bummed out that no one seems to be playing it online as I think the horde mode could be great with four players. Right now I have to do with Mass Effect 3's MP, which is imo very underrated and a lot of fun.

Not trying to step on anyones feet here but I enjoyed Binary Domain a lot more than I enjoyed any of the Gears games. It had a much better story, incredible boss fights, and above all there was much more feedback when shooting enemies. Parts flying all over the place. It's like a perfect mix between Vanquish and Gears actually.

If you are going to try it out don't judge it by the demo on XBL. The full game is a much better experience and one that any shooter fan should give themselves. Oh, and Singularity is amazing too. Has a kind of Half-Life flair to it.
Summons75  +   741d ago
Enslaved and Shadows of the Damned are terrible terrible games that no one should have to suffer through.

Other than that I agree with the list for the most part.....except maybe Saboteur which is really BOOBS, the game.
Army_of_Darkness  +   741d ago
Shadows of the Damned is the best game on that list.
Summons75  +   741d ago
Shadows of the Damned is a terrible game with no story to it, terrible gameplay that is suppose to mimic Resident Evil 4 but fails completely, oh and they say dick and a** EVERY OTHER WORD. It's not even like they are trying to be funny just disgusting. That game is the absolute worst, so glad Suda 51 made up for it with Lollipop Chainsaw.
ShaunCameron  +   741d ago
@ Summons75

Well most video games have mediocre at best stories if not any story at all. So calling SOTD terrible because of its lack of story is pretty baseless.

<terrible gameplay that is suppose to mimic Resident Evil 4 but fails completely,>

Disagreed. Unlike RE4 or even 5, SOTD had more character freedom of movement. The ability to move while shooting. Virtually all modern TPS games have this. Even Dead Space despite not being able to evade.

<oh and they say dick and a** EVERY OTHER WORD.>

So does Bulletstorm.
attilayavuzer  +   741d ago
I think it's pretty baseless to say that because most games have poor stories, it's okay Shadows has one too.

*For the record I've never played it, so i have no sense of the quality of the story. Just thought it was interesting logic.
ShinraE5  +   741d ago
Couldn't agree more ! I think most who defend those games are part of the "look cool by praising low selling games" crowd.

SOTD was a mediocre shooter at best. You could argue it was "unique" in its universe, but that doesn tmean good.

And OMG the lame humor. There was one part you had to hold off the enemies and he just kept saying "take my big boner". I was like THIS is funny? No, its trying to hard to be edgy or cool.
OR maybe, just maybe... You listening? It's gonna be crazy and a bit unbelievable but maybe some people actually liked these "low selling games"? Isn't it more of a possibility that people actually like these games as opposed to your "We're a cult that loves any underrated game ever!!" theory?

"You could argue it was "unique" in its universe, but that doesn tmean good."

A rough translation in the english language.

"This game was unique but i didn't like it."

Oh and the humor. Has it occurred to you that maybe some people genuinely like that sort of raunchy toilet humor?? Myself included. Yeah, just something you should think about.
ShinraE5  +   740d ago
@blonde - and maybe, just maybe, just as crazy, many of us did not like these low selling games.

As for the "translation", I was basically referring to how many gamers "gush" over unique games, many times overlooking basic quality issues. Poor writing, weak gameplay, etc often get overlooked as long as something is deemed "unique".

As for raunchy toilet humor, that is fine if you like that. I didn't. Low brow or toilet humor can be funny at times (see bulletstorm) but SOTD just seemed weak.

As you can have your opinion, I also have mine.

You listening?

Note: As asked in a PM, I wasn't sure if your post was meant to debate and exchange ideas, or if it was intended for a bit of an attacking post. Just figured I would ask. I am all for an open exchange and all, but not here to be in a pissing match, so to speak.
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CDzNutts  +   740d ago
I have to disagree there about Enslaved. Technically not the most polished game, but boy does Ninja Theory know how to tell a story.
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Dark_Legend  +   741d ago
I agree. SOTD is great. I really liked how it doesnt take itself seriously and the gameplay was very good. Had a lot of fun with this one. It was also a challenging game, too bad it is short and there wont be a sequel, sadly.
abzdine  +   741d ago
in my opinion Enslaved is an extremelt boring game. I bought it and i regret.
Binary Domain seems interesting, i'll give it a try
vork77  +   741d ago
enslaved lost respect for me since the company made DmC
Cerberus29  +   741d ago
I didn't care for the Darkness 2, I thought the first one was WAAAY better
pandehz  +   741d ago
Metro 2033 was GOTY for me

I believe it is the most underrated game ever made.
MrAnderson  +   741d ago
No one played it because it had 45 FOV that you can't change, it makes me feel sick to play it after 10 minutes, yet I can play COD just fine, 45 is ridiculous, they don't deserve sales doing stupid crap like that.
ninjahunter  +   740d ago
I guarentee you no one didnt play it because of the FOV. No one played it because they were too busy pirating it. Also you can adjust the FOV in the cfg file.
kesvalk  +   741d ago
shooters, shooters everywhere....
Lahey  +   741d ago
PLayed all expect Binary Domain & Sniper Elite.

The Saboteur was very good.
turgore  +   741d ago
Most of these games were good.
Except the last one.
kma2k  +   741d ago
Binary Domain is the underated GOTY imo!
yaz288  +   741d ago
Condemned 2: Bloodshot .. one of the most underrated games ever .. the best horror game to date .. play it!!

"I know for a fact that if you played this game that scene with said giant animal scared the living crap out of you just like it did me."

that was the one of the begist WTF moment I've ever seen in a game o_o .. its scared the shit out of me
ShinraE5  +   741d ago
You forgot bulletstorm on this list !

Outside of Odyssey (which I never liked a NT game, they seem to have no idea how to make a proper combat experience) and SOTD (mediocre shooter, trying to hard dialogue and writing) I agree with several of these.
hkgamer  +   740d ago
i guess if some of these games were advertised or prmoted more they would have hit bigger numbers. i reckon hitting nearly a million is not too bad. whats funy about this list tho is that probably most visitors on n4g have played a number of those games.

sotd had mediocre gamplay but the way the game went grindhouse style allowed idiotic things to happen which i didnt mind. it didnt really take itself seriously which gave it abit of style. maybe it was the makers of the game that actually made me enjoy the game more than i should have.

odyssey was a game that i was tempted to buy day one but cancelled on the last minute. i led nt because of heavenly sword and will probably buy dmc day one aswell. odyssey however just looked strange, maybe the idea that they bastardised/f**ked up journeybto the west. monkey/goku just didnt look likable at all.
Losyak  +   741d ago
I'm no grammar nazi, but that article was written by a monkey!
masa2009  +   741d ago
Singularity is probably the easiest to like. Raven-solid shooting, with a dash of Half Life and Bioshock.

Enslaved is OK but I found it too be too drawn out.

The weakest on the list is IMO Saboteur. Not sure I'd recommand this one, really depends on your ability to overlook some severe design flaws.
The lack of fast travel and the simplistic stealth system killed it. On top of that, it's way short for an open world game.

Darkness II was a nice surprise. They took out most non linear aspects that made the first good, but it still manages to be quite immersive and emotional.

Binary Domain is OK but character development is uneven, and level design a bit bland.

Condemned 2 fleshed out the hand to hand combat of the first one well, with some nice combos, but the slightly forced gothic visuals were a bit too dark and mindnumbing at times.
fossilfern  +   741d ago
Divinity 2! Fantastic RPG
TheRichterBelmont  +   740d ago
Dragon Knight Saga was awesome.
prototypeknuckles  +   741d ago
All of those are good except for enslaved , that game is so overrated its ridiculous, its not even that good and it feels like a watered down pop08
KillerPwned  +   741d ago
Okayed all of them besides Deadly Premonition and Shadows of the Dammed. I cannot wait for Deadly Premonition to come out on PS3 in the US. I heard so much about that game it will be a day 1 buy for me!
BigStef71  +   741d ago
starhawk
Kos-Mos  +   741d ago
Little king`s Story if you want something intellectual with a lot of symbols and references.
ajax17  +   741d ago
Still waiting for Deadly Premonition to hit PS3!
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   740d ago
Q1 2013!
RPG1201  +   740d ago
Shadows of the Damned is so good. But only for a particular audience. I would also add Vanquish, Resonance of Fate, Valkyria Chronicles, Siren Blood Curse and Bayonetta which sold well but A LOT of people disregarded it as utter crap.
Kopite_2020  +   740d ago
7 out of 10 ain't bad, hooray for me.
Hassassin  +   740d ago
hooray!! :)
brich233  +   740d ago
I played all those games. The best one on the list is Binary Domain. The Campaign was fantastic. Best Shooter this year so far with a very good story.
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