Submitted by Desz 1862d ago | article

The 5 Most Underrated PS3 Games

The PlayStation 3 has some great exclusives, but not all great exclusives get the same attention as a God of War 3 or Uncharted 2 would. Below are some of the most underrated PS3 exclusives that are top notch and shouldn’t be overlooked (Demon Souls, Flower, Heavenly Sword, Motorstorm:Pacific Rift, PS3, Valkyria Chronicles)

GWAVE  +   1862d ago
Interesting list. The PS3 certainly has a lot of underrated gems (well, what system doesn't?)

I would have had Folklore on there, too.
Raf1k1  +   1862d ago
Yeah I would too and I'm surprised it's not on the list.
Desz  +   1862d ago
I'll add it, just for you Gwave. The reviews are actually in the 9's, wow. Came out this year, I overlooked it. I guess it's a true underrated and sleeper hit.
rdgneoz3  +   1862d ago
Folklore came out a while ago. Such a fun game and very underrated. You have to search for copies now to be able to find them, I've only seen it once or twice around my area, and I bought the first one I found.
nix  +   1862d ago
it deserves to be there! great game! amazing game!

EDIT: Demon's Souls though underscored it got all the attention it deserved. even without much (or none at all) ad/promos, it won the hearts and minds of lots of gamers. not those wimpy ones. q;

it breaks my heart to see Heavenly Sword not getting all the attention it should have got. it was easily an AAA game with high quality animation and graphics including the CG movies. it may have been a bit short but it didn't stretch it either.

i feel sorry for the other games too.

and warhawk. how can one forget that?
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Marceles  +   1862d ago
Good list, I own all of these games


I guess the order is arguable, but Heavenly Sword probably upset me the most at how underrated it was and how much it was nitpicked when it first came out. We'd probably have a Heavenly Sword 2 by now if the game wasn't so underrated.

Folklore was awesome too, other than Heavenly Sword and Warhawk it was one of my favorite games to use Sixaxis to pull the souls out
Aphe  +   1862d ago
I saw Heavenly Sword the other day for £5, I was going to get it but got Tiger Woods 2009 instead (fancied a game of golf with a couple of mates who have it). But I might pick it up at the weekend, quite a few people I know have said it's pretty good.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1861d ago
For Canadians: Folklore finally down from $60: $20 at Future Shop:

Donny  +   1862d ago
heavenly sword.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1862d ago
Heavenly Sword....
the first real taster of how good a PS3 title could be and look. Come on Sony, sort out a trophy patch and/or a sequel - preferably by bringing NT back into the fold as a 1st party developer.
ThanatosDMC  +   1862d ago
I saw Heavenly Sword for $19.99 at Fry's Electronics today. I know, i have Folklore in my stack somewhere... i just never touched it.
callahan09  +   1861d ago
I don't think a lot of these are under-rated. Flower, Motorstorm, Demon's Souls and Valkyria Chronicles were all very highly praised games. If by under-rated, you mean under-sold in comparison to their quality, then yes I would have to agree (except maybe in the case of Motorstorm, which if I recall actually did sell quite well). But if under-rated is a reference to review scores, then really the only one here that I could agree with is Heavenly Sword. For me, the most under-rated PS3 game is easily MAG. I love it to death. Such an epic scope and scale, no two battles alike, all out warfare between tons of players, dynamic objectives, humongous maps, customization, no lag at all. It's so impressive. I don't understand why it only averages in the 70's. It's an easy 90 percent from me.

My list would be more like this:

5. Disgaea 3
4. 3D Dot Game Heroes
3. Heavenly Sword
2. Folklore
1. MAG

And I've got to give an honorable mention to Warhawk. Such a well-balanced, well-designed game with awesome maps and content. So much fun. It was definitely my all-time favorite multiplayer game for about a year after it released. It could have been better-reviewed in my opinion. Most of the critics just bitched about it not having a campaign, despite that it contained more than enough content to be worth the 40 dollars they were charging, and could easily provide hundreds of ours of consistent multiplayer fun for anyone that got interested in it.
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emil1  +   1862d ago
uncharted 1
sikbeta  +   1861d ago
It sold More than 3m, did pretty well to be "underrated", Uncharted got More Attention than all those Games in the List Together :P


5·Flower - OK
4·MotorStorm Series - I'd Put MotorStorm:Pacif Rift, that Game is So much Better than The First...
3·Heavenly Sword - This Game is Great, really underrated
2·Demon Soul - ? - This Game had a [Niche] Status in The East and Was difficult to Get, it was released here and It has Great Support, Folklore is definitely the most underrated...
1·Valkyria Chronicles - The Best Tactical RPG, really underrated
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SOAD  +   1862d ago
Demon's Souls is not underrated. It got good reviews. I would argue that it's overrated. Just today, I put it up for sale on Amazon. If anyone wants to buy it from me, PM me.

I don't like the game because it feels lonely and it is too damn hard.
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dinkeldinkse  +   1862d ago
How long did you play it?
Because it is not that hard at all.

@Donny No one could have said it any better than that.
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Donny  +   1862d ago
demons souls will crush the unexperienced gamer.
vickers500  +   1862d ago
It's "inexperienced", not unexperienced.
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SOAD  +   1862d ago
consider me crushed. I had to play through the first land (castle level) 15 times. It's not for me.
nix  +   1862d ago
it's not hard. you just need to keep your eyes open and not let your mind wander... that's all. it'll make a man out of you... trust me. it took me around 90 hours to finish the game, stretched over two months. it is scary as hell though.
Lombax  +   1861d ago
It's not really that difficult of a game.
It just doesn't treat gamers like a 5 year old with a frontal lobotomy.

I enjoyed the shit out of DS and I passed the first level without dying once. Not that hard to be honest. Some later levels will crush you, but that just means your doing something wrong. I died quite a few times before learning the correct places to wear the thiefs ring. ;)
jagstatboy  +   1861d ago
LMAO at the 2 people who disagreed with you and think unexperienced is a word.
rdgneoz3  +   1862d ago
It got good reviews, but some people are put off by playing hard games these days. Though Demon's Souls will hand you your ass repeatedly and make you cry (I did when I upgraded my hard drive and tried restoring the data from my old one to get the demon's souls' save file, only to get error after error and have to start a new game...)
ThanatosDMC  +   1862d ago
@ Soad
Try again at a later time. Start with the knight class for better equipment. Farm the blue knights if you have to then just go back to the Nexus till you're comfortable enough. Fight the red knight on the right tower for 2000-3000 souls but be careful since he can kill you with one or two hits. So make sure you used the souls to level up.

Hit and run tactics may not work since he can heal himself up and chase after you like crazy.
Aphe  +   1862d ago
I waited until I was a good level before I took the red knight on, he used to kick my ass every time.

@Soad, obviously it's just not your thing dude. The game takes a bit of patience to get through, and after a while it's not that hard. Every time you die it really is your fault, you make a wrong decision or misstime a counter-attack but it's a very fair game and you get used to it.

I loved every minute of it personally but I can see it's not going to click with some gamers.
TheTeam06  +   1862d ago
dinkeldinkse  +   1862d ago
Totally Agree
Awesome multiplayer that has been overlooked by a lot of people.
xHarvey  +   1862d ago
Warhawk doesn't die. Log in and there's plenty of people to play with. Really impressive for a game that came out in 2007. Multiplayer can die out pretty fast for some titles.
ThanatosDMC  +   1862d ago
They still have a strong following and they have competitions.
Megahurtz1986  +   1861d ago
Still play Warhawk all the time. One of the best multiplayer games out
halojunkie  +   1862d ago
demons souls seems hard at first, but it really evaluates your TRUE GAMING SKILL. demons souls has no sympathy for those who are ignorant.
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SOAD  +   1862d ago
It's not about being ignorant. It's about putting aside years and years of forgiving games with hand-holding gameplay in favor of a slow and tedius skirmish through a dark and friendless level. some people don't like that kind of shit. after playing the game for 10 hours and progressing only to the second land, I decided it's not for me.
Lombax  +   1861d ago
mantisimo  +   1862d ago
I'm guilty.
I only own flower on the list.

I have stayed away from demon souls because people have said its impossibly hard and although back in the day I would have spent 6 weeks trying to jump across to a different platform on the last level on manic miner, dying and having to start the whole game again.

These days because in general games are more forgiving I like the, die and immediately respawn where you were/play on easy then go harder modes.

God I'm such a Pu$$y. :)
ThanatosDMC  +   1862d ago
Well, if you ever get to the point in where you can summon Blue Phantoms you can have a friend help you as long as you're about 10 levels near him. The bosses arent the really hard enemy in the game too it's the Black Phantoms that invade your level. It sucks for those who get murdered by them.
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Koromaro  +   1862d ago
Yep. The List is spot on
MadMan00  +   1862d ago
Last time I checked every RPGer I see raves about Valkyria Chronicles.
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Obama  +   1862d ago
I have played through Valkyria Chronicles 3 times. Fantastic game that should not be overlooked.
Gene  +   1861d ago
Yeah love that game awesome story.
tobebech  +   1862d ago
I would not call Demon Souls underrated, it has a meta score of 90.
Spenok  +   1861d ago
Good list.
Lombax  +   1861d ago
Motorstorm PacRiff
This game is criminally underrated. It's easily the best arcade racer this gen.
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Lipscomba  +   1861d ago
Just reading your comments for Demon Souls, Nope! not for me! LOL!
Fulensenca  +   1861d ago
Folklore is very underrated! I wish there was a sequel ; ;

PS: Demon' s Souls is not hard, Demon' s Souls is selective. ( without a doubt GOTY 2009 IMHO )

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