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5 most under-rated game’s of this generation

Gary be discussing the 5 most under-rated game’s of this generation. All of these are on the PS3, for reasons you'll discover :P (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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ranmafandude  +   2043d ago
never played any of those games
and probably never will lol.
PoSTedUP  +   2043d ago
i played dark sector, have warhawk, army of two and haze.

dark sector was good, i just didnt like the fact that the shooting was limited to the ID locks on the gun.

warhawk is one of the best multiplayer games this gen, awesome planes, ground vehicles, anti aircraft guns tanks etc, this game is hectic and has it all.

army of two was awesome, i like the second one better, could have been better also.

i liked haze, the MP was fun, hyped i guess ruined it, i didnt let it ruin it for me though.

herd crackdown 1 was really good.
scofios  +   2043d ago
To me dark sector was really under-rated ,
I agree with PoSTedUP the ID locks on the guns was bullshit .
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Kerrby  +   2042d ago
Dark Sector was pretty good actually. I really enjoyed it.

Crackdown was really good (shame number 2 is bad).

WarHawk is an amazing game, I'd hardly say it's under-rated.

Army of Two and Haze were both horrible.
Redrum059  +   2042d ago
lol haze, a game cant be underrater if it deserves a low rating.
PoSTedUP  +   2042d ago
i have to add MY list:

#2 Uncharted1
#3 motorstorm PR
#4 FEAR2
#5 socom confrontations

HS: epic story and game play (little short tho)
uncharted1: was to good for a early title, deserved much more 10's imo at the time.
socom: was bad, now iz gooood : )
motorstormPR: game needs much more praise, graphics, epic level, destruction etc.
FEAR2: scariest game i ever played. came out around KZ2, but u really cant compare.
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moparful99  +   2042d ago
Warhawk was and is the only game to this day that has consumed 500 hours of my life.. I played that game day and freaking nite and I loved every freaking hectic second of it.. One of the best online games of this entire generation..
Bravo4  +   2042d ago
Not in order
-Yakuza 3 (4 will also be under-rated for sure)
-Valkyria Chonicles
-MotorStorm Pacific Rift
-Eternal Sonata
-3D Dot Game Heroes
madpuppy  +   2042d ago
what i posted there about Dark sector
Dark Sector is actually a great game that suffered from a few flaws and some lost potential. The kick mechanic was poorly thought out, you would kick only when you looked down, I would have rather had a button do this, it was bizarre to say the least.
Another problem with the game was one of it’s biggest features, the killing moves they were great when you were fighting on on one but if you started being crowded by the infected (which happens allot later in the game) it would break the flow of fights and could get you killed.
As for lost potential, I think that the “glaive” is an awesome weapon but, I think they could have expanded on this theme and provided Hayden Tenno with an array of different infection based weapons, like a staff or sickle type weapon for melee or a hammer. that would have really given the character so much more diversity that the game so desperately needed.
I would love D3 to revisit Dark Sector in a new game, refine the
combat and controls. add new variations of the glaive and other weapons and add more fluidity to the killing moves or allow the player to implement them themselves.
DARK WITNESS  +   2042d ago
dark sector was a big disapointment for me...

not because of the game that released, but what it became from the orignal concept.

From what they showed of the concept it looked to be one of the coolest games ever. turning into the oh so generic dark, gritty with gears of war like mechanics didn't do it justice to the original concept.

It was an ok game in my book, It would have been better had it not been running on UR3 engine, and it would have been out of this world if it had stayed with the orignal concepts theme.

I would love to see them still do something with that concept but i just don't know how it would work.
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T9X69  +   2043d ago
The description says all these games are on PS3....yet Crackdown is on the list..what the shit is up with that?

EDIT: Ahhh ok that makes sense, I was like am I missing something here lol
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TheHurricane_  +   2043d ago
Yeah sorry about that, was a slight error, when I first wrote the piece it was Ps3 only but then I changed my mind and added Crackdown.
HowarthsNJ  +   2042d ago
X-Play gave Crackdown a 5 out of 5
Is it really underated?
guitarded77  +   2043d ago
This is actually a really good underrated list... Warhawk is excellent and still has a strong community, AoT, Crackdown and Dark Sector were decent enough, especially when you can pick them up for $10 - $20 new. And Haze wasn't the total shitfest everyone made it out to be... it was actually above mediocre,but it came out when everyone was trying to throw the PS3 under the bus... too bad for FRD.
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2043d ago
"Being a PS3 guy I don’t really know what sorta response this game got from Xbox players or even reviewers but I’d never aactually heard of it until I played it at a friends."

The grammar...It burns.

I've never played Dark Sector or Army of Two. Maybe I'll try them one of these days.
Sevir04  +   2042d ago
You owe yourself a slap for not playing Warhawk
It IS AMAZING, and is probably the PS3's Best exclusive multiplayer game to date. There isn't another multiplayer only exclusive on the platform that has this still strong of a community on it after 3 years!!!

Dark Sector was awesome, i loved that game, it was really a sleeper hit new IP for me. i'm just sad they didn't do a sequel. personally Sony should buy the IP and have NaughtyDog do something with it or give the IP to Sony Bend to work on. It really was an awesome game.
darren_poolies  +   2042d ago
Well said, I couldn't agree with you any more on that statement.
Warhawk is a brilliant online game and I loved Dark Sector, it is really sad that they decided not to do a sequel but that's the way things flow.
Sarcasm  +   2042d ago
Dark Sector was good, but it was just too short and the multiplayer wasn't very fun.
Daishi  +   2042d ago
@ Posted
Your right about not being able to compare Fear 2 to Killzone 2, Fear is better in every way other than graphics. I mean a fps with an amazing story, I was begining to think it wasn't possible. Even without that you have the atmosphere that goes from scary as hell to adreniline rush in the blink of an eye and then mixes the two!
PoSTedUP  +   2042d ago
they arent comparable bc they are totally different.

"that goes from 'scary as hell' to..."

dude Scary as Hell aint even the words. im 20 years old and this game had me in the corner of the room petrified to move anywhere. i let my friend play the demo and he literally threw the controller on my lap and said he had enough.

oh man i am pumped for fear3!
DecoyOctopus  +   2042d ago
The Darkness!
roguewarrior  +   2042d ago
Love that game
DigitalHorror81  +   2042d ago
Hey, question.
Do they ever patch games to add trophy support?
Inside_out  +   2042d ago
Warhawk doesn't have any single-player campaign and that above anything else effected people's perception of the game. The graphics are definitely launch title like and if you are thinking of picking this one up ( $10 these days ) be prepared for that.

Resistance franchise is underrated. I think Insomniac really outdid themselves in terms of story and level design. The graphics, while not the best that genre of game play has seen this gen is still very good and some of the criticism seems harsh to me. I expect HUGE things from these guys in the future.

Crackdown was/is still a great title. The art direction/graphics in that game will make it timeless. It was well received but for reasons still unclear, M$ who owns the IP, changed developers. Realtime should of made the 2nd game and it's sad that the franchise was moved in a different direction. Realtime had the vision and passion for the game, I'm not saying that Crackdown 2 is bad, I've only played the demo, but the first Crackdown was different. I hope M$ goes with Realtime for the eventual follow up.

Haze had many bugs but the worst one was a level you could not complete. How a game can be put out on the market, a game that was hyped like the next big thing and suffers from a game ending bug is beyond me.

I would add Alan Wake to underrated. It has received many great scores but the fact it has moved " only " 520,000+ copies in 6 weeks tells me it's under-rated. The game is great fun with incredible production values. Great story, game play and graphics. Why there is no demo for the game is a head scratcher. Giving gamers a chance to try out the combat in a condensed defend type of way would sell alot more gamers on this title. This title may be the most under-rated title, in terms of sales, released this gen...vid down below.

Generally speaking, any game that receives consistent 5/10 type scores is a rental at best. While there are media outlets with there own agendas, the truth will seep thru.

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ian72  +   2042d ago
Haze did have many bugs, but never come across a level you couldn't complete. Played it all way through a few times and finished every level.
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hennessey86  +   2042d ago
totaly agree with you about alan wake
i enjoyed every minute of that game and imo it has the best lighting of any game its stunning. i cant imagine how amazing it would have looked on pc
TheLastGuardian  +   2042d ago
Red Faction Guerilla
is an underrated gem. Anyone who hasn't already played it go get it right now. You can probably find it from like $5-20.
jeseth  +   2042d ago
Haze was a good game. It was just way too overhyped.
There was no way it could lift up to what people were billing it as. But is did have a good story and fun levels. The voice acting/script was lame but then again, not many FPS games are strong in that area.
No Way  +   2042d ago
Since when is Crackdown a PS3 game? o.O
Tomdc  +   2042d ago
warhawk was in no way underated..
mrv321  +   2043d ago
Warhawk OWNS. One of the best third person shooters this generation.
fianno  +   2043d ago
One of the hardest too!
MysticStrummer  +   2042d ago
Yeah I thought it was funny that the writer thought flying was the safest way to travel in Warhawk.
TheHurricane_  +   2043d ago
Yeah warhawk is pretty bitchin' but I felt like it just didn't get the love it deserved. I mean I only first played it last year.
dizzleK  +   2043d ago
lost planet 2. it's obscenely fun.
TheHurricane_  +   2043d ago
Have never played Lost planet 2, the demo was good though.
Emperor_Cono  +   2043d ago
Dark Sector was one of those great games that no one has or will ever play XD
Great SP and the online was fun even if it was more or less dead.
Hellsvacancy  +   2043d ago
Id add Dark Void, i really liked it, it wasnt spectacular or nothin but i found it rather enjoyable, it got really slated by the reviewers

I didnt buy it i rented it, but yeah, it was a good game, entertained me enough and besides it couldnt of been that much of a bad game if Brad Pitt is gonna star in the movie version
DARK WITNESS  +   2042d ago
well your one of the few then, in my opinion Dark Void deserved all the crap it got. I was looking forward to it at first, but after playing a bit of it I got rid of it as fast as I could.
will_c_75  +   2043d ago
I am kind of embarrassed to say I really enjoy Mini Ninjas
callahan09  +   2043d ago
Oh, I just got Steam from the Square-Enix / Eidos complete pack during the summer sale. It included Mini Ninjas in it. I never played it before and still haven't, but since you mentioned it, I'll install it next and give it a try. It looks a bit charming.
will_c_75  +   2042d ago
Its graphics make it look deceiving. It is a pretty fun open world hack and slash game, with many different elements.
fianno  +   2042d ago
I have a younger brother :D Handy for using as an excuse to buy games like that :L
madpuppy  +   2042d ago
why? Mini ninjas was a pretty fun platformer
and I am not partial to platformers.
omi25p  +   2043d ago
This artical sucks, Your grammar is awful "Gary be discussing the 5 most under-rated game’s of this generation".

Also you say that all these games are on the ps3, then you list crackdown??? im sorry but who approves this trash?

He then goes on to talk about haze being underated. Im sorry i struggled to find the will power to play that game, it was terrible, awful graphic awful online awful shooting awful characters ITS AWFUL. Artical fails
Geovorbin  +   2043d ago
i believe that "artical" is spelt like this, "article". So before you criticise others for poor grammar my well spoken friend, why dont you pick up your own dictionary and have quick flick through. You sir have been served.
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rumplstilts  +   2043d ago
You, sir, have poor punctuation.
evrfighter  +   2042d ago
mexican grammar standoff.
theEx1Le  +   2042d ago

ontopic: i have played all of these games except warhawk. i have just purchased warhawk from the store to see what its like though :)
BeOneWithTheGun  +   2042d ago
This artical (article) sucks,(. not ,) Your grammar is awful (period goes here) "Gary be discussing the 5 most under-rated game’s of this generation".

Also(you need a comma after Also) you say that all these games are on the ps3,(PS3) then you list crackdown??? (Crackdown) im (I'm) sorry but who approves this trash?
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spec_ops_comm  +   2042d ago
Despite omi25p's laughable grammar, spelling and punctuation, he does have a point.

The original article was written by someone with a ninth grade English education, at best.
Saladfax  +   2042d ago
Journalism is a dying art that's being trotted out to the masses. Anyone with an opinion and a half-functional brain is asked to spew their words onto a page whether or not they can string them together.

A little mean, sorry, but, regardless of the content, the writing style is like an 10 year-old telling his friend these things over the phone with a stenographer nearby taking notes verbatim.
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hatchimatchi  +   2043d ago
Folklore, Siren: Blood Curse & Resonance of Fate.
callahan09  +   2043d ago
I agree with all 3 of those, but less so about Resonance of Fate, which seemed like an awesome game when I rented it, I loved the atmosphere and presentation, but I sent it back and didn't buy it because the first boss kicked my ass literally 20 times in a row. I was like "god damn, this game was a piece of cake, and now all of a sudden it's ridiculously hard!" I looked it up online and everyone was basically saying the game does this to you constantly throughout, it just amps up the difficulty out of the blue numerous times throughout. So while I thought the game seemed awesome and interesting, I don't think I'll ever try to play it because for me the unbalanced difficulty curve is a definitely game-breaker. I don't like being frustrated.
hatchimatchi  +   2042d ago
It is a difficult game. I have OCD when it comes to level grinding in jrpgs so I didn't have too much trouble with the first boss, but it is a really tough game. I've been playing jrpgs since i was 5 and when I first played Resonance of Fate I literally said out loud during my first battle, "What the hell? I have no idea what is going on right now..."
BigPenguin  +   2042d ago
The first boss was hard, the oil boss. It took me 3 times to beat him. But trust me, the worst thing in the game is the god damn escorting the statue quest. Its like 6 screens of enemy's you have to go through followed by a boss, all are targeting this statue, and it is just hell. The health on the statue does not refill unless you pay something redonkulous(I know what I said) like 50k jewels, which I did not have, and the health it has anyways is pitiful. So I spent at least 7 hours just trying to get though this god damn section of the game. On the plus side, its all easy from there, because after that mission you can finally get new guns(dual wielding SMGs whoo) and buy(make) explosives.
zatrox  +   2043d ago
Folklore, Nier and Armored Core belong there.
SpikeSpiegel  +   2043d ago
Here are my picks...
Kane and Lynch
Alpha Protocol
50 Cent Blood on the Sand
Saints Row 2
CrzyFooL  +   2042d ago
How dare you disagree with Spike Spiegel!!
Dave1351  +   2043d ago
I think bad company 1 was kinda under rated, i put 800 hours plus into the multiplayer. not even joking
Holeran  +   2043d ago
I highly agree on this. Bad company 1 was a stellar game in my opinion (online play anyways). I actually prefer it over Bad company 2 and I know i'm gonna get hit with the disagree stick for that comment.
theEx1Le  +   2042d ago
i agree too, i found the orginal bad company to have a much more enjoyable multiplayer, especially the map design. I hope they bring back a select few as dlc for the second one. Although with the new destruction 2.0 alot of the rush bases would be easily taken out
hennessey86  +   2042d ago
then you my friend have way to much time on your hands i recomend getting a girlfriend
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Lombax  +   2043d ago
Motorstorm:PacRiff, Bionic Commando, and Lair would be on my list.
I'm gonna have to pick up Dark Sector here pretty soon. I keep hearing good things about it and it's dirt cheap now.

I dissagree with AoT being under rated though. The first one was average at best and the second one had only [very] slight improvements. The online MP was a mess the lag made Competetive MP almost unplayable and the Co-Op a hassle with constant droppage. I'd say that the AoT games were appropriately rated.
rumplstilts  +   2043d ago
Alien vs Predator. It definitely has issues but isn't as bad as many reviewers said. I am also somewhat bias because I am a huge fan of the "Alien" franchise.
rumplstilts  +   2043d ago
Also psyched to see "Predators"
bjornbear  +   2043d ago
robert rodrigues ftw
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2043d ago
The Darkness.

Need I say more?
Holeran  +   2043d ago
Yep I liked The Darkness alot myself also. Very underrated.
TEFL0N_D0N_81  +   2043d ago
Army of Two (the first one) was awesome for coop play. Too bad the 2nd game was absotively posilutely horrible.
Canary  +   2043d ago
Five most underrated games? I've got three.
That's easy.

1. Yakuza Kenzan
2. Gundam Senki: Record UC 0079
3. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva

The best games of the past few years... all stuck in Japan.
NeloAnjelo  +   2043d ago
How can Warkhawk and Haze be on the same list? Haze was crap! Warhawk owned!!!

Replace Haze with The Darkness.
MysticStrummer  +   2042d ago
I didn't like Haze, Dark Sector, or Army of Two. I'd replace them with The Darkness, MAG, and EndWar.
TEFL0N_D0N_81  +   2042d ago
I also thought that Prince of Persia (not the forgotten sands) reboot was really cool. Don't know if it sold well but probably my favorite out of the series.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2042d ago
Thank you! That game was great!

The relationship between the prince and Elika was so believable!
likedamaster  +   2042d ago
I'm in agreement here as well. I really liked the artstyle and look of it, it was beautiful.
will_c_75  +   2042d ago
I have to say this has been the most civil discussion I have ever seen on N4G.
fianno  +   2042d ago
We have that affect on people :D
MadMan00  +   2042d ago
God damn shooter games man, no wonder America is such a violent country.

Infinite Undiscovery should be on there.
MysticStrummer  +   2042d ago
Violent games aren't to blame. It's all the guns. The anti gun control crowd doesn't like things like statistics. They just wanna have their firepower.
The_Zeitgeist  +   2042d ago
Dark Sector was great and I agree with Warhawk.

But crackdown? The game sold like crazy.
And Haze? No way, there are so many other better under rated games to pick from. Haze is a generic turd.
Trroy  +   2042d ago
MAG should be on this list, and Haze shouldn't.
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chiwoo  +   2042d ago
Dark Sector was a great game I still have it
Spenok  +   2042d ago
How was DarkSector under rated? This game sucked. I tried playing it but it had to many issues. The gameplay was generic and repetative. And the graphics could have been way better. And HAZE? Really? I had the unfortunate experience of playing through the entireity of this game. And let me tell you it was a bad one. Bad Graphics, bad voice acting, bad story, bad script, bad design, bad multiplayer...the list goes on...
deno  +   2042d ago
Definitely remember buying dark sector for ps3. The gameplay is awesome, and I also love controlling the glade when you throw it. Viking Is also another underrated game. I still play viking till this day. Same guys who made spartan total warrior. Some of my most favorite have been underrated games this gen
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Snarkasaur  +   2042d ago
I feel like this article was translated from another language. Why are we letting such poor writing gain top spots on n4g?
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