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Great Underrated Games this Generation

Run out of AAA titles to play this summer? How about finding some cheap, underrated games to play next month?
Here are 5 of the great underrated games this generation. (Blue Dragon, Earth Defense Force 2017, Folklore, Infamous, MadWorld, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Seijoru  +   2028d ago
FINALLY a list with Folklore!!!! Infamous was also criminally underrated in my opinion. Mad World didn't do well cause it was a very mature game for the Wii, they should have made it for 360 or PS3.
qface64  +   2028d ago
blue dragon wasn't great it wasn't underrated
there is really nothing special or memorable about blue dragon its just a typical run of the mil jrpg
Active Reload  +   2028d ago
Yeah, Folklore is probably my favorite PS3 game...right next to LBP.
ShadowCK  +   2028d ago
PS3 Fanboys here would rate Infamous 12/10 if they could.
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sikbeta  +   2028d ago guys would rate skittles, the molesting pet like 21/10 if you could and 100/20 for the pedo-adventures of milo, so what's your point anyway...


Folklore and Valkyria Chronicles are really underrated Imo
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StbI990  +   2028d ago
So would xbox fanboy do the same with crackdown...nail you
MEsoJD  +   2028d ago
I agree
with Folklore

but defiantly disagree with Madworld.
SlyGuy  +   2028d ago
has a 75% average review score?

Now THAT is underrated.

I am not even a huge RPG fan and I enjoyed every minute of this game. Definitely one of my favs this gen...along with Warhawk (which might also be underrated).
Eric Cartman  +   2028d ago
Good list...
Infamous is a great game, but I don't think it's underrated (except by the negative, biased and sometimes downright retarded reviewers, and their opinions don't matter).

Blue Dragon does not have the cast of interesting characters and monsters to captivate the Western audiences. It's also a genre which is slowly dying in the west.

Folklore is a great game, but they could have hired better voice actors. It's a colorful and kind of unique game.

MadWorld was released on the wrong console. It could have been far more successful on the other consoles. But you don't release a bloody, violent, and artistic game on a family console.
deadreckoning666  +   2028d ago
"Infamous is a great game, but I don't think it's underrated (except by the negative, biased and sometimes downright retarded reviewers, and their opinions don't matter)."

I think Infamous is overrated actually. Besides the fact that Official Playstation Magazine gave it a seven, it had tons of technically problems that hurt the final experience jaggies, subpar lip syncing, robotic human pedestrians, Cole was overly sticky etc..

The core gameplay was great and fun, but I don't think it deserved the 10/10 or 9/10 it got. Just my two cents. Infamous 2 looks FANTASTIC though.

@Anorexorcist- If a PLAYSTATION magazine gives a PS3 exclusive a 7 and other non-playstation sites give it glowing reviews...that kinda means the game is overrated. For the sake of comparisons, Batman AA was definetly a better superhero game in my eyes(as well as the eyes of the majority gaming media who voted it one of the best games of the 2009)
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Eric Cartman  +   2028d ago
What I mean by inFamous not being overrated is that it did have a very entertaining gameplay, more than AC's for me, but the graphics and overall polish of the game was lacking compared to the other Sony-published games and similar games like AC. It was superior to the similar Prototype though.

inFamous 2's trailer took me by surprise. Didn't expect the sequel to be so different improved to such an extent. It certainly is game to be anticipated now.

In my opinion, God of War 3 was underrated. Really, this is a 10/10 game right there.
P_Bomb  +   2028d ago

I vehemently disagree with your notion that Playstation brand magazines are somehow better barometers of whether or not games are over-rated. Take the Official Playstation magazine Australia. They just gave Demons Souls a 70, dropping the Metacritic score by a full point. Their argument was basically it was hard and didn't hold the player's hand with mid-level checkpoints etc. Utter tripe. I've beaten the darn thing 3 times, and I ain't no superman. 7/10 my butt.

Same with Yakuza 3. My biggest surprise of the year. Fun, stacked with arguably too much gameplay lol, another quality action RPG of sorts. The US Playstation official magazine gave it the lowest score on Meta', a paltry 60/100.

If these are the kinda games "official" Playstation magazines frown upon (inFamous included) then Sony needs a slap upside their licensing department's head. "Official" magazines shouldn't be more out of touch with the product than multiplat' sites like Gamespot, Gametrailers, IGN, 1UP etc.
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poopnscoop  +   2028d ago
Infamous has an 85% and is underrated? lol wut? Surely you mean overrated amirite?
Anorexorcist  +   2028d ago
By looking at your avatar...
I can conclude that you certainly do know a thing or two about overrated games.
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ernsttco  +   2027d ago
The irony
A halo fan calling another franchise overrated
Rich1631  +   2028d ago
I know I am in the minority here but I didn't like Infamous. I found it boring and repetitive, the voice acting was bad, and graphics cheezy. I did like the cutscenes however and the twist ending was pretty sick, but the game didn't do it for me. I don't know why but I prefer Batman: AA and Uncharted 1 & 2 much more.
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thebudgetgamer  +   2028d ago
to each their own.
Colonel-Killzone  +   2028d ago
I never heard of infamous being underrated. Then again its up to the person view of what is underrated. Some people thought the gave deserved 10s when it got 8s etc. I thought infamous was a solid 9.

I hope they improve on

1. The Blast shards. For god sakes put them on the map or something. Going around getting all 350 was a nightmare once you needed to search all 3 districts just to find the last shard.

2. The side missions. A lot was repetitive and very boring.... Love the game but the side mission was annoying. Please find a way to make them more fun.
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Eric Cartman  +   2028d ago
Getting platinum trophies isn't meant to be easy. ;)

I think inFamous 2 will look like a completely different game. It will be a hugely improved sequel.
emk2004  +   2028d ago
i agree
the side missions were kinda boring, some where just basicly main missions over again like train, armored busses ect. but overall the games gamplay, graphics, and story were great. i know people put down the graphics but i thought they were solid only needed more aa would be perfect.
dkgshiz  +   2028d ago
No kidding.
Infamous got tons of 8s and 9s. Even a few 10s. Its definitely not under rated.
C L O U D  +   2028d ago
Blue dragon, great and underrated just like Mistwalkers other title Lost Oddysey
ChronoJoe  +   2028d ago
I disagree. I can agree on the part of Lost Oddysey. That was a good game.

However Bluedragon had nothing going for it aside being long, story was so poor and generic. Dungeons were boring as hell, combat system was absurdly derivative. I mean it's one thing to just use a standard turn based battle system, but to bring absolutely nothing new to the table in doing so means it gets tiring very fast.

I enjoyed Lost Oddeseys 6 member dual layer battle system. Good strategy involved there in my opinion, and the story was decent too. Got a little messy on disc three though. Felt like they cut corners.
C L O U D  +   2028d ago
I get what you mean, yeah disc 3 was a bit of a mess on Lost Odd.

As I have played FF XIII I strongly think Blue dragon is alot better than it, the music was just astonishing in that game aswell.

Well at least you disagree with a reason unlike the other guys on here.

coolbeans  +   2028d ago
So now anything under a 90 can be considered underrated if they think so? Only EDF2017 and Folklore can have an argument made for them from that list.
Gue1  +   2028d ago
"now anything under a 90 can/is be considered underrated"
quote of the week!
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coolbeans  +   2028d ago
:D Please be sure not to take it out of context making it to believe I actually think that way. I started during the N64-PS1 era so I know how to grade games before this whole score inflation took off this gen ;).
RedPawn  +   2028d ago
I picked up Blue Dragon for $5, I have Folkore on it's way.
Cajun Chicken  +   2028d ago
EDF2017 is the best.
PlayerX  +   2028d ago
This list needs Little King's Story.
zatrox  +   2028d ago
Finally, a list with Folklore. Not because it's a PS3 exclusive or anything, but hell if that game wasn't marvelous.
w00sta  +   2028d ago
Blue Dragon was fantastic, loved the music in that game
BubblesDAVERAGE  +   2028d ago
dkgshiz  +   2028d ago
MAG wasn't even under rated.
The MAG community is too busy playing it to even give a damn about what reviewers said about it. Gamespots review was the best for that game.
Pennywise  +   2028d ago
I wish more people would try MAG out now. At release it was good, but to me it is way better now.

MAG should definitely be on an underrated list.
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DORMIN  +   2028d ago
Dissapointed to not see Valkyria Chronicles in there. Its still my favorite RPG this gen so far.

Good list though!
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coolbeans  +   2028d ago
That's more deserving than inFamous imo. Definatly in my top 3 for this gen :D
frjoethesecond  +   2028d ago
Not really underrated though, just under sold.
alphakennybody  +   2028d ago
Motorstorm 2 and WARHAWK are defenetly underrated despite being so f*cking awesome and still has a lively online community.
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life doomer  +   2028d ago
what about Wario ware shake it on the Wii. I thought it was underrated.
ReBurn  +   2028d ago
Games like these are reasons to take the reviews with a grain of salt. There's a lot of fun to be had out if you turn off the talking heads and pick up the controller.
CrzyFooL  +   2028d ago
ALPHA PROTOCOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dkgshiz  +   2028d ago
Infamous was underrated?
It got a 9/10 from gamespot and many other amazing reviews. What?
SeraphimBlade  +   2028d ago
Who the HELL is selling Folklore for $45?!! I can find it at Walmart for $15!

I dunno, I think the average review score for inFamous was appropriate. It's not totally awe-inspiring, but it is damn fun. But I am very surprised with Blue Dragon's score. If you like JRPGs at all, you'll love it.

Valkyria Chronicles? Anyone? No? okay.
ViperX2  +   2028d ago
That's who is selling it for $45. Walmart online is selling it for $59.82. I can't believe everyone is selling a 3 year old game for almost full price! I haven't played Folklore, but I think I might have to pick it up. Even though I always try to buy new games to support the developers, I think I'll just have to pick this one up used.

Valkyria Chronicles is way underrated. It is one of my favorite RPGs. Definitely one of my favorite games this gen.
rumplstilts  +   2028d ago
Little King's Story.
jdktech2010  +   2028d ago
Lost Odyssey...enough said...does not get enough's a very good JRPG imo.
BillOreilly  +   2028d ago
i loved blue dragon the story couldve been better definatly but it was a truly old school rpg like dragon quest minimal story(save the world from baddy) but it was beautiful, fun, great strategy, and very polished. it blew ff13 outa the water and lost odessey was the best rpg period.very very underrated games. i hope people apreciate them more after seeing jrpgs dying off and how boring ff13 was.
wingman32x  +   2028d ago
Glad to see someone give EDF some love. It's one of the most enjoyable "6 out of 10" games out there.

It's also great to see Folklore and Madworld up there.
Chapulin  +   2028d ago
Killzone 2
very underrated!!
e-p-ayeaH  +   2027d ago
and also very slow :D
Corrwin  +   2027d ago
Can't disagree with the list
You should never be put off by a score of less than 90%.

In my experience I've had more game-time and fun with games that averaged 60-80%!
Spenok  +   2027d ago
EDF wasnt underrated at all, it was a terrible game. It deserved the bad reviews.
e-p-ayeaH  +   2027d ago
Its just not your taste dont bash it
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