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Submitted by SethThePirate 810d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Underrated Games of This Generation

With this current gen drawing unceremoniously to a close Ruaidhri looks back at some of the unsung heroes that have been and gone over the past few years. (Brink, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, PS3, The Saboteur, WWE All Stars, Xbox 360)

Nyxus  +   810d ago
Binary Domain.
Stringerbell  +   810d ago
Well said, really loved that game, the voice recognition for guiding your team members was neat too.
Ezz2013  +   810d ago
yes and yes and another yes

i thought the first two missions were lame and didn't like it at first but after that the game start to get much better in both story and gameplay and ended up pretty great game

and i would like to add heavenly sword and lord of shadows too
JoSneak  +   809d ago
oIITSBIIo  +   810d ago
Tribes Ascend
UnwanteDreamz  +   810d ago
Brink was sh#t I played it for a week and nothing could ever make me feel otherwise. Level design was poor, variety was noexistent, weapon and shooting mechanics were below average. I felt like I was playing a PS2 game.
MysticStrummer  +   810d ago
Brink was one of the two biggest letdowns of the generation to me. Dead Island was the other, mainly because it was the buggiest game I've ever played in my life.
UnwanteDreamz  +   809d ago
Yep I lost a lvl 30 character in Dead Island in co-op corrupted entire save. I never want to see it again.
MadSientist89  +   810d ago
Barbie Horse Rider needs to be on that list... hidden gem I tells ya.
DA_SHREDDER  +   810d ago
MS Pacific Rift was the most underrated racer this gen.
bjmartynhak  +   809d ago
I still play it every now and then!
DA_SHREDDER  +   809d ago
too bad the online servers are gone. :(
mt  +   810d ago
when I saw the thumbnail I thought it was nariko heavenly sword that game was underrated as well.
Treian  +   810d ago
alice: madness returns. that game was amazing!
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   810d ago
Prince of Persia 2008 and the darkness game are heavily underated
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WeAreLegion  +   810d ago
Agreed. Two of my favorites from this generation.
Ezz2013  +   810d ago
the first three POP was pretty damn epic ps2 games
and my favorite POP was the 2nd game because i loved Dahaka
that creepy freak coming after me in the game
was pretty tense
but i was not a fan of POP 2008
the gameplay was fun but the story didn't interest me
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I_am_Batman  +   810d ago
That's some nice additions. The original Darkness game has become one of my favorite games of all time cause it has such a deep and intense atmosphere. I really hope for The Darkness 3.
RustedMan  +   810d ago
Darkness 1, Shadows of the damned, Tomb Raider: Underworld, 2009's Wolfenstein, Call of Jurarez: Bound In Blood, Heavenly Sword, Dead to Rights: Retribution, Sleeping Dogs, FEAR 2, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Dark Sector, Condemned 2, oh, and Alice: Madness Returns...Off the top of my head.
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WeAreLegion  +   810d ago
Great list. Definitely some hidden gems in there. that avatar from House on Haunted Hill?
Hicken  +   809d ago
It's Edgar(the Bug) from the first Men in Black.
WeAreLegion  +   809d ago
Haha. Oh my gosh. How did I not get that?!?

It's a shame Vincent D'Onofrio doesn't do more comedic stuff. He was hilarious in that movie!
WeAreLegion  +   810d ago
I agree with all but Brink. Horrible game.

Saboteur was brilliant. Did the marketing fail or what? It was one of my favorites!

Enslaved is a wonderful story and it is so brilliantly told. I don't understand complaints about the gameplay. It works well and they add a new mechanic every half an hour. It stays fresh, throughout.

WWE All-Stars is a gem. I don't even like wrestling, but this is pure arcade fun. I can't recommend it highly enough to gamers who are looking for a great party game.

Kane & Lynch had top-notch presentation, but suffered from many issues. Still, it's a great series I'd love to see return at some point. (Max Payne 3 did outclass it in every way, but still.)
Ezz2013  +   810d ago
WWE All-stars was pretty great
i had alot of fun with it
I_am_Batman  +   809d ago
I just recently bought Enslaved an really enjoyed it. The only problem I had with it was the framerate dropped really low on the PS3 version at some points. Other than that it was an excellent game.
WeAreLegion  +   809d ago
That's true. Sometimes, the frame rate is horrible. It was 30 fps max and dipped much lower during the heavier fighting sequences.

I'm glad they got DMC at a steady 30 FPS. It was a pretty stable game. Loved it.
RiPPn  +   810d ago
I played both Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom almost back to back and while both are very underrated gems I actually preferred Majin, it had a real Dark Cloud vibe to it and was a very enjoyable game, so I would add it to the list as well.
01animeking  +   810d ago
Nier was my most underated game also one of my favourites
filipakos  +   809d ago
I agree,i loved everything in this game,especially the music
RiPPn  +   809d ago
Great call on this one, loved this game!
KentBlake  +   810d ago
The Saboteur is awesome.
BlindGuardian  +   810d ago
wanted weapons of fate, it was short but very efective third person shooter and the bullet bending stuff was very fun
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   810d ago
Killzone 2 IMO deserves to be in there.

All I hear is people trash killzone and say its generic this and generic that but lz2 brought tons of new things to console shooters this gen and really haven't got recognized for it.

- dynamic maps (2009! suck it cod ghosts!)
- dynamic changing game mode
- custom lobbies to a new level
- heavy weighty feel
- clan system that allowed you to host own tournaments and wager a form of currency (valor)
- 20 shooting variables
- intertwined class play
- one of first and only games u can play background music
- spawn grenades ( innovative)

Kz2 platinum record holder ----------->
coolbeans  +   810d ago
Out of the two I've played that are mentioned in the list (Enslaved and Brink), I'm actually surprised they even received their average scores.
AlphaGamingNerd  +   810d ago
all 5 besides enslaved were garbage games
HeyImBen11  +   810d ago
You are garbage.
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DinoNYC  +   809d ago
Heavenly Sword.
Bathyj  +   809d ago
Tenchu Z.

Boo me all you want but it had the best controls for a Tenchu game. Best graphics(thats a given) and the levels returns to the sprawling open areas of the first game rather than the linear ones of the PS2/Xbox era games.

Not a AAA title by any means, the series has never got the polish it deserves but for Tenchu fans you shouldnt have missed it.
Tontus  +   809d ago
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Alan Wake, Bioshock 2 and Resistance 3 are underrated gems, all incredible games.
SonyStyled  +   809d ago
The Saboteur was such a gem. i recommend it to anyone who likes open world shooters. its like a mix of 1940's nazi occupied Europe version of Grand Theft Auto with Assassins Creed climbing mechanics, just a little less fluid. fantastic game though. i had to buy it twice. mad cheap now. probably 10 bux used
Z501  +   809d ago
Nier, Heavenly Sword, Folklore, NBA Street Homecourt, Final Fantasy Dissidia & Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm (the 1st one) for me.

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