TNB: It is thanks to all the developers and publishers who made these games a reality, though you didn't get what you deserve, your hard-work and zeal to do things outside the box will never be forgotten.
Demon Souls underrated ? I don't think so. 1.7 copies sold (VG Chartz) and often considered as one of the greatest RPGs of this gen. I think the game has the recognition it deserves and has nothing to do on that kind of list, in my opinion.
vgtards is for tards. Please don`t refer to them ever again. It`s run by hypocrites who are fanboys. Which company doesn`t matter. On topic: Demon`s Soul`s does not have extremely high scores in reviews, thus underrated.
1. Metro Last light 2. Folklore 3. Vanquish 4. Infamous 2 6. Warhawk
I will agree that alan Wake is a bit underrated. For anyone looking to play this game, check out Steam's weekend deal. They've got Alan Wake and Alan Wake: American Nightmare together for a total of $4.00 USD (90% off).
@Kos - I disagreed until I read the last sentence. Technically, you're correct; "underrated" games are games that were given lower scores than they deserved.
@BattleAxe Alan Wake underrated? 80+ at metacritic (here: http://www.metacritic.com/g... ) is overrated if you ask me. I don't have (although I did have one sometime ago, not at Alan Wake's time) a X360 then I was glad when they released it for PC, since I'm firstly an Adventure(/story-driven/tellin g) gamer. It lasted the 1-2 hours I played the game. Maybe I was mistaken when I trusted this was a more story-centered game - with that I mean the most enjoyable part is the story, not how to unveil it - but as soon as I started it I felt its action nature. And immature story, at least near other games where it (tried to?) fits. Put it near (for example sake) a Quantic Dream game and it's just a boring and repetitive action game with somewhat elaborated-but-generic story that doesn't make me want to continue to play.
Demon's Souls got decent enough reviews (sitting at 89% on metacritic). It isn't criminally underrated by the critics and certainly isn't by the gamers. I don't think it is worthy enough to put on a list like this. All in all I would say DeS did very well. Oh, it also won Gamespots GOTY award.
im gonna make a top 50 of top 5s
89 meta average for a new ip, especially one that took chances like demons souls, isn't under-rated. I followed it diligently. It only dropped to 89 with its last review. And it sold great for an exclusive.
more like underappreciated or undiscovered
alan wake has done so well also and achieved critical praise how is it underrated
from what i remember, its sales numbers weren't that great. that's probably why it's underrated.
the guy in the picture looks like kaz hirai.
Waiting for someone to put the Xbox One caption above the masked man
"This Summer, Chow Yun Fat as Kaz Hirai in the new blockbuster hit, "It Only Does Everything" coming soon to theaters.
You forgot the last quotation mark :)
I'd watch it. On topic, Demon's Souls is far from Underrated. The game caused quite a stir, got loads of attention, spawned a sequel, and even won GotY! How is that underrated? My underrated games this gen... Alpha Protocol Folklore Warhawk MAG Tenchu Z
Demons Souls definitely shouldnt be on the list, fantastic game, I kinda prefer it to Dark Souls, although I prefer Dark Souls for other reasons, both SUPERB games Singularity was pretty good and underrated, and Warhammer 40k: SM, its really fun online
I agree with you. Demon's Souls should not be on that list. Initially it was an underground title, but after alot of word of mouth, it's become very popular. On that note, I agree with you in the fact that Demon's Souls is vastly superior to Dark Souls. But cool, another person who enjoyed Singularity! I thought the game was incredible, unique and very well done. Multiplayer was even pretty fun, though it suffered heavily from lag. Servers were complete ****
Dark Sector was very underrated
A cool game that got forgotten easily. The fact that a majority of Xbox fans have preferential treatment for FPS might also be a deciding factor.
IS "preferential treatment for FPS" Why games like Gears of War and Assasins Creed are the two top selling franchises coming out this generation?
i agree with dark sector
el shaddai has to be one of the most underrated games nobody talks about same goes for asuras wrath.
El Shaddai was overlooked. Shame.
Nier, Shadows of the Damned, Fragile Dreams, RE6 and Resonance of Fate
In respect to RE6, I think gamers have lost faith on the franchise since every attempt to "transform" the games take it further away from the original vision of Resident Evil.
RE6 deserved those scores from what ive seen. It wasn't near as good as 5, which of course wasn't near as good as 4.
Just play up to 4 and walk away.
Nier was an amazing game.
Resident Evil 6, underrated? Haha. and you wonder why no-one takes you seriously.
^ I agree w/j blaze. Nier, Folklore, Resonance of Fate, & Warhawk
I agree with MOST of his list, anyway. RE6 wasn't underrated, nor was Shadows of the Damned. But Nier, Fragile Dreams, and Resonance of Fate all definitely were.
1. Alan Wake 2. Condemned 3. Darkness 4. Metro *2033*
MAG should be on this list.
Yeah, MAG is/was so much fun online. Haven't played it in 2 months, got to give it a try again.
I love MAG, and I agree it is underrated, but it does deserve a lot of the flak it got.
Resistance 2 sold fairly well didnt it? Im sticking with kingdoms of amalur
Resistance 2 sold less than Resistance 1. At the time, the sales for R2 was considered "okay." But R3's sales were criminally low. Shame because it was a specatacular game.
Fall of Man sold pretty good for a launch and new IP game. It was also an amazing game.
The main series' average sits at ~85, the PSP game Retribution at 81 (I don't think anyone wants me to bring up Burning Skies). For the PS3 Resistances, that's quite kind of the reviewers--insultingly so to their own jobs--when considering how Resistance 2 was one of the first cases of following the CoD crowd. Edit: Oh...I missed the sales part in your 2nd comment. The correct term to state when saying something didn't sell as much as deserved (iyo) is "under-appreciated."
Binary Domain. =)
Prince of persia 08 should be on the list it had a great story and characters that you could actually care for,you actually ended up caring for your companion,most people didnt play a lot of it and hated it instantly,but you have to play some of it for a while,then you start to understand it,it had a great atmosphere very reminiscent of sands of time,the darkness games are also deserving to be on this list. I would borderline say that inFAMOUS is underrated only because i personally like the gameplay more than uncharted especially infamous 2,honorable mentions to consider are: Folklore Darksiders sleeping dogs Bayonetta Vanquish
Alan Wake was so ridiculously overhyped and ended up being about as suspenseful as Luigi's Mansion and half as fun.
Near perfect? Not even close.
-Vanquish, Shadows of the Damned, Lost Planet 2, Binary Domain, Metal Gear Peace Walker (if you like Role playing games and metal gear. you build everything with the soldiers you catch
Infamous 2 was criminally underrated.
1) Alan Wake [9.5/10] 2) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow [9.5/10] 3) Resistance 3 [9/10] 4) God of War: Ascension [8.5/10] 5) Bulletstorm [8.5/10] I only listed games that averaged less than 85% on reviews aggregates and yes, the ratings for each game above is based on my opinion.
Dark Sector really?
Agreed. Dark Sector was ok (and nothing more) in a time when there was nothing better to play. I popped it in not too long ago to see if the visuals (which were stellar for their time) held up, and the game is just clunky and not really fun by today's standards. It is, however, still pretty. Edit: For those with fond memories of severing limbs with the Krull blade... that part can still be entertaining. lol.
Driver San Francisco was underrated and split second.
Split/Second was freaking amazing.
Alan Wake, and Demon Souls? Singularity should have replaced one of them. LOTR: War in the North was a great game, fairly underrated, good length too considering it's budget, could replace one of the two easily. I'd say Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon got some great reviews but it flew in under the radar for a lot of gamers. It's the living embodiment of 80's action flicks, I'd recommend it to anybody. Fantastic game, and overlooked by a lot of people. This list seems a bit sketchy, it's more reasonable that this guy was just a fan of the games, his friends weren't, and he decided to write a blog about them being underrated.
Metro 2033 Spec Ops the Line The Darkness 2
I freaking loved Stuntman ignition. Was hoping for a sequel
Stranglehold was a lot of fun!!
Banjo kazooie Nuts and Bolts! People love to hate on Rare, and maybe since Kinect they have been a bit Meh, but N&B is one of the best games I've played this gen on any platform.
"N&B is one of the best games I've played this gen on any platform" You must have really missed a lot of games then.
Nope, played pretty much every AAA game out and countless other critically acclaimed titles, N&B is just a stellar title in every way.
Strangelehold was fun also Folklore, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West were great games
Yakuza 3 and/or Yakuza 4. I only hope part 5 comes west as well. No word yet.
Somewhat of a weak list. Binary domain, Vanquish, Viking: battle for asgard.
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