Scruffy from PlayStation Gamer Uk Writes: "All of these games are underrated but that doesn't mean they have poor sales numbers or bad review scores, just that they weren't recieved as well as they should've been."
you guys must not of play valkryia chronicals, VC should been number 1
VC is not underrated though it just didn't perform well in terms of sales.
The Best Off-Road Racing Game of ALL - TIME.
I agree with Motorstorm. I can't believe I put off buying Pacific Rift for so long. But my No.1 underated PS3 game is definately Lair. Controversial I know, but there you have it. Not a perfect game, but not as terrible as was made out. Anyone else like it at all? Anyone??? >cold silence makes Stubacca weep<
I've loved LAIR since launch. Check the comments.
was epic as BALLS! idiots who didn't have good hand-eye coordination scored this game low. Just because it has a learning curve doesn't mean it sucks. Hell, learning to walk when I was a baby was a freaking pain, i bet. But do I or billions of others curse the ability to walk? No.
Agreed I came here specifically to say Folklore #1. The game is beautiful, gorgeous, engaging, addictive, amazing. I love that game. It's one of a very few games that's come out this generation that I'd call a timeless classic, a game I'll remember for generations to come. Took me 40 hours on my first play through, getting all Cloaks for Ellen and finding every single Folk and unlocking all of their power-ups. I also disagree with the author that Warhawk is the second best multiplayer on PS3 behind Resistance 2. Warhawk is not only my favorite multiplayer game on PS3, but of all time, across all systems. It's perfect.
...nevertheless the list does include games that I also feel are under appreciated on the PS3. Edited
#1 Warhawk #2 RFOM #3 Folklore
Folklore is definetly the most underrated PS3 game.. some of the games he mentioned should have been on this list since they are multi-plat Heavenly Sword Motorstorm 2 Lair - even better now with the patch I mean easier for ppl who were complaining. R&C..also Warhawk is the best MP game on the PS3...not R2.. and Motorstorm 2 - is the best racing game on the PS3 with Wipeout a close second
Motorstorm Pacific Rift is one of the best games on the Ps3 and every one should buy it. My personal most underated game is PixelJunk Eden I loved that game. I got all the spectra before the patch, it was a b**** but the game makes you get get lost in its music and artistic design. Best $10 game ever.
Yes Folklore is cool at least the demo is its just that I haven't got around to picking it up but Wipeout HD and Burnout are the best racers out there. Burnout is fun for what it does and Wipeout is the best racer that is Mario kartish if you know what I mean. Wipeout winning no awards this year is a travisty though all the tracks were recycled which probably eliminated it from strong consideration. However DLC will be coming to that game and since its taking so long its probably huge. No nickel and diming Sony though you know I'll pay LOL!!!!!!!
i felt VC was horrible, i found it incredibly poor in gameplay, it had funky graphics but that was it, the article says its the best rpg to date but onestly i still have more fun playing outdated ff7 how many years on now? (personal opinion don't dis), folklore i enjoyed. but on that list burnout paradise is seriously under rated, Burnout basically is the funnest racing game available STILL.
Where is Uncharted and Heavenly Sword?
Seriously, that game was awesome. It may have been short, but that doesn't change the fact that I had a blast the entire time I played the game. And no one ever seems to talk about it. Seriously, if you've never played it, do yourself a favor and go play.
The MOST underrated PS3 game. Graphically up there with any other game puts tons of enemies on-screen with an excellent story and the best drama from any game I've played.
Dark Sector should be in there too!! It's vastly under-rated.
and i pimp it every chance i get. it was such a great game, and it got DESTROYED in reviews because, at the time, the PS3 was being treated as if it was Adolf Hitler showing up at an all Jewish party. 2007 was one of the most disgusting years i've seen when it comes to journalistic integrity and objective reporting of news. the gaming media was a JOKE in 2007. all the reviews said how FUN Heavenly Sword was. how AWESOME and SATISFYING the combat was. how EXCELLENT the voice acting, character motion capture, and facial motion capture was. how FANTASTIC and MOVING the story and musical score was. but slapped it with 6/10 scores, and LESS at some publications. suddenly, an 8 hour game length was bad, and a small number of lame puzzles, and a few moments of slowdown when there were literally HUNDREDS of people on screen at once, it was flop city for Heavenly Sword. When it comes to game reviews and length, add at LEAST 3-5 hours of game time to any complaint about game length in a review - these guys get paid to review a LOT of games, and they don't pace themselves. they rush through so they can complete the review by deadline. first time playthough, it took me about 9 hours to beat Heavenly Sword. by my third playthrough, sure, i could beat it in 5 hours - but i actually take my time to ENJOY a game and take in it's sights and sounds. Folklore is the other game that i pimp as much as i can, and it was also trashed in reviews. it scored a bit better than Heavenly Sword, because people had written it off the moment they heard of it. it's a shame, because it's a truly good game with addicting gameplay (i STILL haven't captured all the Folks), an amazing musical score, and fantastic art design and visuals. i was playing it a few weeks back, and my fiance was like, "this game looks better than Fable 2" (she LOVES Fable 2, by the way), and that was a YEAR ONE PS3 title. the story was intriguing, even though the end was kind of crazy, but it had EXCELLENT DLC support also. but no, the media was having a field day trashing PS3 titles and shaping public opinion, establishing new MEMEs ("Riiddddge RACER! Historical Japanese combat...as you can see, here is the giant enemy crab... and let's not forget "MASSIVE DAMAGE!" yeah to some of the PS3's best games) and overall relishing their power to tarnish a brand, even when it starts to DELIVER on it's promises.
it's such a beautiful game. and the quality is like none other. i can't believe IGN thumbed it down by saying it's short. can't believe of all the people IGN does that, and they're suppose to be the most respected one. sometimes i wonder they've got the worst way of judging a game. i still have the game and i never loan it to others because i'm too greedy.. lol. you never know when you want to pop in the game and enjoy it. q:
this is the only game which i bought for AU $99.00 .... and loved ever bit of it.... one of the best facial expression and mo cap i have ever seen.... i know its a big statement but tht the way it is...
So many underrated games on the PS3 while most of the X360 games are overrated... He forgot about Uncharted BTW and Folklore isn't underrated, the game deserves the 75 out of 100 that it has on metacritic.
Yeah my would have to be" #1 Uncharted # Heavenly Sword
Warhawk Motorstorm 2 Folklore Uncharted R&C:Tod
Does he know what "underrated" means? Metacritics score: Assassin's Creed: 80% Mirror's Edge: 80% Burnout Paradise: 87% Resistance: 86% Dead Space: 88% Valkyria Chronicles: 87% Wipeout HD: 87% Assassin's Creed, Army Of Two, Burnout Paradise and Resistance are all now in platinum, Warhawk and Wipeout are one of the biggest downloads of PSN with Pain. The only true underrated game here is Folklore, and also one of the most rare. (and about Assassin's Creed, i think it's way overrated considering it was only a technical milestone. Scenario is a crap, the game is ultra-repetitive, the gameplay is not challenging at all and it is short, as collecting all flags and killing all crusaders are pretty useless)
Your right, none of these games are "under rated." However, they all are "underapriciated"
Strongly agree with Wipeout HD and Warhawk. Chuck R&CF:2 in there too, that no way got the amount of public appraisal it should've, hopefully all eyes will be on the sequel this year.
Uncharted should be #1 on that list. Of all the "90s" game I play. Uncharted was a "89" and was more fun then all of them.
Heavenly Sword. That game is a great workout for when you're pissed off, lol. >:P Well, for me that is. And YES, Valkyria Chronicles is very underrated. I really like that game. Need to get back to it. Resistance 1 as well. That game is really good and so is R2.
Playing RE5's demo really made me appreciate more how awesome Dead Space is.
What? Dead Space was good...but...not scary. I never felt trapped or anything. There was no urgency. It was a run 'n gun. Where's the fun in that?
but sorry Heavenly Sword was crap! Worst £15 i've spent!
Wipeout HD is bliss, simply amazing and only available on PSN, 60fps/1080p super smooth game. My favorite wipeout. Got platinum.
heavenly sword. very underrated. funny thing is it was blasted for being so short.. yet just about every game now a days thats not an rpg or multiplayer game is as short.
9 6 5 3 have my agree
1 definitley has my agree.. what an awesome game but i don't think it's underrated... it got 87 on meta and is one of the best selling PSN games
Wipeout is extremely boring... I'm sorry, but it is. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift is so much more fun!!! I give it to Heavenly Sword, by a long shot. That game is incredible.
lol I suppose you are entitled to your opinion, but for me it is one of the most EXCITING games on the PS3. When you're dodging plasma bolts or using weapons on other people to hear "CONTENDER ELIMINATED" and the scenery is rushing past, the music's pumping in your ears and you pull off slick turns and barrel rolls - it's unrivaled. Maybe it's the mixes I'm listening to that make it more exciting? http://www.megistos.ch/ Though I agree Motorstorm:Pacific Rift is absolutely awesome as well.
what the hell... Wipeout HD was certainly not boring, or are you joking? at least not in the highest speed class (everything else before that is just practice), and the online races were INTENSE, had so much fun owning other less experienced people and getting schooled by true masters. it's a game that TRULY separates skilled players, no place for noobish luck there! it's pretty much the only game that has made my heart pump more than normal. highest compliment i can give a game, pretty much. and you call it boring... sheesh, i dont get some people.
Maybe if you are on the slowest speed class but the higher up you go in speed class the better the game gets. and lol at the article saying only one difficulty setting someone hasn't played the game.
strongly agree with resistance, that game is amazing, it is the only game from 2006 from my ps3 that i still have, and i can see myself owning this game forever which is surprising seeing as i often trade in games but definitely not this one.
Heavenly sword! That game was just so underrated. The whole game you are trained to hate the king guy and once you reach the ending and you EF him up to no end, it was just one of the most satisfying boss battles of all time. I highly reccomend this game even though its only 6 hours long.
THIS GAME IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF BASEBALL SIMS ! ALSO, METAL GEAR ONLINE !
i agree, even though i dont understand baseball (the rules) the game looked really nice and seemed like a top quality title, from what time i spent with the demo.
The only ones I really agree with on that list are Valkyria Chronicles Wipeout HD, and Folklore. The other titles either received way too much acclaim to even come close to being considered underrated, or simply deserved the criticisms they received. Games like Burnout Paradise, Warhawk, and Resistance: Fall of Man were all well received, and sold decently well. That's just my opinion of course. Whoever said Heavenly Sword, I definitely agree. It was a short game, but the experience was pretty epic.
Valkyria Chronicles, Folklore and Heavenly Sword are the standouts here WipEout HD is amazing, but it isn't underrated... it got 87 on metacritic and is one of the best selling PSN games to date
Actually it hasn't sold very well. It's very disappointing; it wasn't even on the top 10 downloads I seem to remember. Considering it's one of my top titles for PS3 I'd say that's a shame.
yea i dont think it has sold very well... last time i checked, some tracks' leaderboards only had like 20,000 names. the game deserved to sell at least a 100x more than that (2mil)... Wipeout HD has been criminally ignored, in my opinion.
HS, Uncharted and RC TOD. RC TOD is the best platformer by far. Even better than Jak 1 and 3 for me.
wipeout is awesome. I own in zone mode. That game is sick.
Zone is crazy awesome, i love to colours mixed with my amazing custom soundtrack, it's like an acid trip. It's really hard though i can still only get to zone 60. I get to 75 eventually.
+Pretty interesting storyline. +Cutscenes and cinematics are nicely done. +Some of the best sound design and music this generation. +Great graphics. +Lots of freedom given to complete objectives. +Survival horror fans will love this game.
most of those were multi-platform.
Wipeout HD is an amazing game. It honestly wasn't THAT hard. I had never played a wipeout game before and i was able to be EVERY single race on elite difficulty(eventually). You just need patience and determination that's all. Although now since they patched it it's ok for all the little children to be able to beat it with much less effort.
I don't think that Gears 2 was run and gun..so it was really unnecessary for that to be included. Now as far as games I considered unrated but are GREAT: MLB 09 (I was able to get this gem for $15 at Target), F-1, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, NBA 08 (at times), The Bourne game, and Lemmings...just to name a few.
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