Ranging from present day to the original Playstation, the author lists the 6 games he believes didn't get the attention they deserved.
I quite enjoyed Alpha Protocol, and Fear Effect (and the sequel) back in the day. I'd also add Binary Domain to the list. Pity about Alpha Protocol, it could've been so much better.
Bayonetta 1, Mass Effect 1, and COD4. Fact!
Brothers was an amazing experience. I tried Alpha Protocol once. I wanted to like it but I couldnt. Is it worth playing? Gameplay felt really stiff in the beginning sections that I just gave up.
Singularity. What a good game. It had a lot of tiny hiccups that kept it form perfection, but oh boy, I would absolutely love a sequel that uses the ideas of this world to its fullest potential.
Hell yes. It left off for a sequel and we'd have one if Activision hadn't gimped Raven and permanently assigned them to making MP maps for COD.
I loved that game alot. Its a shame Activision isnt utilising Raven Software more, their games are awesome. Now theyre bogged down by working on CoD and making DLC. What a waste of talent...
Matrix Path of Neo on PS2 was one of my favorites. The combat system was amazing.
Thank you for adding Condemned 2! Its is fantastic yet so underrated, I would add Valkyria Chronicles too, Vampire The Masquerade is great but is dependent on an Unofficial Patch.
Condemned 2 most likely isn't highly rated, because the first game was the better one they made. Either way, i agree with Alpha Protocol and Masquerade, but those games are dragged down by bugs, unfortunately.
I've heard good things about Condemned and Vampire Bloodlines. Definitely want to check those out! If I remember correctly, Bloodlines has a 3rd-party patch to fix a bunch of stuff on modern PC's.
Yeah I would recommend both! Great games!
I loved Tomb Raider Underworld. There, I said it.
The Resistance series!
Nox - made by the Gods at Westwood Studios. I will be very surprised if anyone knows of this game. Even my PC only friends/family members have never heard of it.
Never played it, but I hear a lot of praise for it. I should check it out one day.
I remember it well. It was one of the many games that tried to jump on the bandwagon after the huge success of Ultima Online.
Oh, did you like Nox, too? Or...?
:O I have a boxed copy of Nox still! Its' multiplayer was amazing too. I think it's on GOG now?
Psi-Ops! Never gets any love!
C&C Renegade had great unique team based multiplayer, it's been the only MP shooter i've played where parts of the team (up to 100 players) will communicate different rushes (Rockets/Engineers, Stealth Tank, Medium Tanks ect) to try and take an enemy structure out/end the match or call out enemy locations so people at the base could react accordingly along with so many other things.
If you're still interested in that game, Renegade X is a sure bet to scratch that itch.
I've given it a go and it's quite good.
After the community and developers patched the shit out of Bloodlines it is actually more or less playable today and on almost any machine. The gameplay still hold up. Be nice if somebody rebooted it
There is a brilliance in Alpha Protocol. A buggy mess, but there is some greatness there if you can preserve. And laugh at the unintentional comedy of the death animations
Agreed, Alpha Protocol was very cool, even pre ordered it and played it loved it, yes it needs polish....if that game got a little bit more funding and attention god damn what a great series it could have been
The world badly needs an official Masquerade Vampire vs Werewolf mmorpg.
Legends Of Valour - yes, it was a buggy mess, but it's clearly a huge inspiration for TES series, and Bethesda have mentioned such. Seriously, it was v v similar, but all set in one town. You could join guilds, play mini games in taverns, or adventure in tunnels under the streets. It was dense with plot and really difficult. You'd get arrested for bad things.. It was v cool at the time for a 16bit computer like the Amiga to be doing all that. It's not even highly regarded by amiga users though, lol. It's early textured 3dish graphics (like Wolfenstein a bit) and sluggishness on most hardware meant it was overlooked compared to stuff like Eye Of The Beholder with their aesthetically (though not technically) fancier vfx. Also ultima underworld. It's not really unsung in that it's on every "best games of all time" list that covers old pc games too, but the insanity of what they achieved at that time is unfathomably special.
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