Submitted by Pozzle 552d ago | opinion piece

4 Underrated Games Released In 2013 That You Need To Play

Make Use Of: I must admit, 2013 was a big year for gaming. More importantly, games that would never have received much recognition were highly regarded in the gaming world. The rise of the indie gaming scene is what really led to this major shift in the types of games that are heaped with praise, with games like Gone Home, Brothers, and plenty of others receiving almost unanimous love from both players and critics alike.

However, even though plenty of games were reviewed well, and even sold very well, there were still others that just didn’t get the attention they deserved. This happens for many reasons – bad marketing, poor timing, a premise that didn’t catch on for one reason or another, and a slew of other factors can come into play. This is my chance to throw some praise at the games that did not get theirs when they were released. These were some of the most underrated games released in 2013 across various platforms. If you didn’t play them, you totally should. (DmC: Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PC, PS3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, The Wonderful 101, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Loadedklip  +   552d ago
Wonderful 101 is INCREDIBLE ... such a shame it didn't sell well.
Yi-Long  +   552d ago
It seems like a great game, but sadly it was only released for a console I don't own.

I would have bought and played MG Rising if it would have had an option for the original Japanese voices.
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3-4-5  +   552d ago
I really want to play Sly : Thieves in Time, but I want to play the Sly collection first so I can experience the evolution of the series.
Panzart  +   552d ago
I wouldn't really call any of those games underrated. Every one of those games reviewed well, for the most part. Metal Gear: Revengeance and DMC in particular were very well received by critics.

Not trying to knock your list, but I don't think of Metal Gear: Revengeance or DMC when I think of underrated games in 2013.
drizzom  +   552d ago
DmC wasnt too popular among gamers though.
Panzart  +   552d ago
Depends on the gamers you speak to. Hardcore DMC fans hate it, fair enough, but people outside of that group tended to see it as a great action title. The problem is, the vitriolic fanboys were the ones who people listened to.
randomass171  +   552d ago
I think the fans had every right to hate it though. They are obviously very passionate about the character Dante and didn't like seeing the world they loved being trampled on. A lot of the people you say enjoyed the game didn't care much for the story which is largely what bothered Devil May Cry fans to begin with. I heard the game was also the easiest in the series by a lot and that probably did not sit well with fans either.
Seraphim  +   552d ago
No doubt, underrated not so much. Under appreciated, unplayed, there's plenty of choice of words that would represent what these games are. Underrated is not one of them.
Iamnemesis4880  +   552d ago
Dead-pool funny game worth the time.
thelaughingwiseman  +   552d ago
wish the list was more of new IP's that came out this year. most of those are legacies. They had built in hype around them (MGR:R, Sly Cooper, Devil My Cry). The other choice was good though
BBBQ_BYOBB  +   552d ago
Plenty of new IPs get "hype", look at Titanfall. MGR:R was a spinoff with an unpopular character, DMC is a reboot where they changed the design and story, and Sly is a series that's been dormant for a long time. They are a few of the reasons why they were underrated.
mohuzas  +   552d ago
The 2 PG games were both incredible, here's for Wonderful 102 and MGR2
DualWielding  +   552d ago
I would say the most underrated title of last year was Project X Zone in terms of gameplay and mechanics its average or even a bit below but as a crossover, is the best crossover game ever made. Made everything right, giving everyone a fair share of spotlight, making you interested in franchises and games you had not heard of before, and I just wish it had done better so we could have a sequel with even more characters or somebody else also tried to make a massive crossover game that its not fighting game
RedSoakedSponge  +   552d ago
just downloaded Sly Cooper for free on PS+ and looking forward to giving it a bash. it originally came out when a lot of other games were coming out so i thank sony for bringing it back to my attention :)
overrated44  +   552d ago
I agree with every game on this list (except Sly Cooper, but that's because I didn't play it). But I can Say DmC is very good and incredibly underrated and then Metal Gear and Wonderful 101 (both by Platinum Games) are both fantastic. What is it about Platinum Games games that makes them really really good, but not sell very well?
Inception  +   552d ago
Those games are not underrated, except DmC which i think is overrated.

But Rain, The Guided Fate Paradox, or Killer is Dead now that's what i call underrated games that you need to play.
overrated44  +   551d ago
It was reviewed well but people were mad about it because they changed Dante's hair color and it didn't sell very well.
SoulSercher620  +   552d ago
Metal Gear Rising is one of my all time favorites and really liked Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. Haven't played Wonderful 101 and can careless about DmC. Ninja Theory has become disrespectful and I will never buy their games.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   552d ago
DMC was awesome. PS+ rules.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   552d ago
DmC was a blast to play honestly one of my favorites of 2013. Played it to 100% completion.

Sly cooper was pretty decent I might come back to it some day.
Relientk77  +   552d ago
DmC was frickin awesome, got it with PS +

and I'll soon be getting Sly Cooper with PS + too

I gotta pick up Metal Gear Rising though

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