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GamePro: The nine most underrated games of 2009

GamePro takes time to honor some of the best games that fell between the cracks in 2009 - with tips on where to get them cheap.

"Sometimes, we truly question our readers' ability to comprehend the English language. When we presented our list of the most overrated games of 2009, we explicitly stated that "none of these games are bad, they're just overrated." The hysterical hate-mail we received was therefore unexpected.

Within minutes of the article hitting the Web, scores of irate gamers were demanding our resignation for daring to call Uncharted 2 a bad game. Entire forum threads were devoted to our lack of professionalism and deviant sexual habits. It was as if we had spat in the face of a blind orphan amputee and then sat on her dog. Hopefully, this follow-up article will be a bit less contentious."

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csimpson3147d ago

Killzone 2 was overrated? I thought it sold well and got good reviews.

EvilTwin3147d ago

They're saying it's underrated because it was billed as a Halo killer. It didn't sell anywhere close to Halo-numbers and didn't unseat its status as king of online shooters (you could argue that COD4 did that). Plus, its debut trailer put it on the hit list for a lot of people.

So it didn't live up to its own hype, which leads to the perception of it being a letdown instead of being a solid shooter.

Penno3147d ago

I agree totally. Killzone 2 was originally supposed to be the PS3's 'killer ap'. E3 2005 was basically built around it. I blame the Sony/PS3 backlash for the way it failed to live up to the hype - the actual game was absolutely fine.

csimpson3147d ago

"They're saying it's underrated because it was billed as a Halo killer."

But *is* it a Halo killer? To be underrated, the Halo-killing hype would actually have to be true, right?

GrrrlGamerX3147d ago

Yeah, that was my point in my earlier post. Just because a game fails to live up to the hype doesn't make it underrated.

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grumpysmurf3147d ago

EyePet should also be on this list. Seriously. It was really, really cool. It's the first game for the Eye Toy that was actually fun and worth buying.

grumpysmurf3147d ago

Why no love for EyePet? Does a game have to be 'hardcore' to get noticed? Tch.

GrrrlGamerX3147d ago

I love my EyePet. His lil face is soooooo cute. But underrated? It's just an EyeToy gimmick when you get down to it.

grumpysmurf3147d ago

...Gimmick? Clearly you have no soul.

Pen Pooh3147d ago

EyePet is for kids and girls. If you enjoyed it you seriously need to hand in your man credentials (assuming you're a man)

GrrrlGamerX3147d ago

Hmm. I agree with most of those choices except DJ Hero, Killzone 2 and MadWorld. DJ Hero was a gimmick, Killzone 2 was OVERrated and MadWorld was just Final Fight in black & white. I agree Wet should have got more love though.

grumpysmurf3147d ago

Killzone 2 wasn't overrated. It didn't get anywhere near the hype that Halo games regularly receive. Just becaue it got decent reviews doesn't make it overrated.

Pen Pooh3147d ago

I don't get why Wet was slammed by critics, but Bayonetta was worshipped as the best thing evar. Sure, Bayonetta was definitely the better game, but it wasn't THAT much better.

GrrrlGamerX3145d ago

Yeah, Wet was a good one too. Maybe it got slammed by association because most people didn't like Grindhouse.

Penno3147d ago

EyePet wasn't a game. It was a tech demo with added fur.

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