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Top 10 Games that No One Played

PolyPwn's top 10 greatest games that were overwhelmingly (and undeservedly) overlooked.

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trainsinrdr1814d ago

I thought enslaved would have been on that list...

NukaCola1814d ago

SINGULARITY...and what's sad is, although it's clearly a Bioshock clone, it's actually a brilliant idea. It wasn't executed properly. I bet if it got a sequel, the game would be marvellous

r211814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

100% agreed, it did give of a bioshock vibe but it did so in its style :D the game is awesomely wicked, whoever published/developed it should make a longer and improved sequel as soon as possible, i'd for sure buy it XD

da_2pacalypse1814d ago

Published by activision, so it wont happen :(

ATi_Elite1813d ago

Singularity and Cryostasis are two very solid FPS games that very few people have played but should give a look at.

Metroid Other M may not be the greatest Metroid game in the series but it sure ass hell should be played.

Remember if your a PC Gamer like me then you do have a Wii "hint hint"!!

MrBeatdown1813d ago

Singularity was the first game that came to mind when I saw the title.

I'd put Blur, Psi-Ops, and Freedom Fighters on my list as well. All great games that got nowhere near as much attention as they should have.

lil Titan1813d ago

Metal Warriors looks pretty cool and i like the whole mech thing. gonna look that up now

RustedMan1813d ago

I had a blast playing Singularity as well, a highly under rated title.

Oddly enough, I also had alot of fun playing "Dead to Rights: Retribution".

ColdNorway1813d ago

Saw the trailer on YouTube by pure luck and bought Singularity on release day full price,a month later half price....WTF, never seen such drastic price cut in Norway before.Though Bulletstorm had later similar fate, and I bought that game at release day too, worst luck ever. I had a blast with Singularity SP and saw a somewhat small but buzzing MP community.I played some MP but set my eyes on another SP game I just had to play.I went back to the Singularity MP a month later,wow it took forever to fill a group of players to start a match. I don't know how bad this title sold, but with zero plans for MP DLC and few modes to begin with, it quickly died out. I still kick myself for not sticking to the MP in the beginning, now I have no chance of getting the platinum trophy, too bad it had so many trophies linked to a dead MP feature.The sun don't shine on me one bit.

HobbsCanuck1813d ago

I loved Singularity. The list forgot Enslaved, Singularity, Metal Arms, Beyond Good and Evil, and The Saboteur. All of those are brilliant games that if found at a store, will be 5-10 dollars used. What a shame.

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Knushwood Butt1814d ago

It's on the list of mediocre games that no one played.

meetajhu1814d ago

i played Brutal legends,Metroid Other M and Turok 3.

Anon19741813d ago

The only two I played were Brutal Legend and Eternal Darkness. I didn't know that Eternal Darkness did poorly. That game was epic. I still tell people about it today. As for Brutal Legend, I barely started it but it's in my pile of "games I want to play but have no time for" along with Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, Killzone 3, Heavy Rain, Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Space 2, Darksiders and recently added to the pile: Alan Wake.

Work and family. I love both of them - but man, they cut into my gaming time. :)

BeOneWithTheGun1813d ago (Edited 1813d ago )

I am a die hard, 80s metal fan but I gotta say Brutal Legend was horrible. I'd rather just play the songs from it on my ipod and watch paint dry.

SilentNegotiator1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

Mad World and Metroid: Other M? Yech.

Mad World was repetitive and not that great in the first place, and Other M took 2 steps back both gameplay and story-wise.

I definitely wanna check out Turok 3 Shadow Of Oblivion and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.

Krimmson1813d ago

Eternal Darkness is AMAZING. Probably some of the best controls I've ever felt in a Survival Horror. That and the game does a great job at downright freaking the shit out of you.
The voice acting is great, the storyline is so awesome and the replayability is very high if you want to get the true ending, since the first chapter basically sets the tone of what kind of game story you will be getting.

Definitely definitely DEFINITELY get it man. You will not be disappointed at all.

CameronL991814d ago

Zone of the Enders 2 was amazingggggg, it was way ahead of its time, with thousands of mechs fighting you and an army of your own, you would never think it possible on PS2, I have a copy of it if anyone wants to buy it :)

Cmpunk1814d ago

you forgot to put in halo reach

da_2pacalypse1814d ago

:S Halo reach almost matched black ops sales all from one platform... a lot of people played it, they just all realized that reach multiplayer sucks in comparison to halo 1,2 and 3.

BulletProofVess1813d ago

halo reach to date has sold roughy 3-4 million less than the xbox version of black ops...

so i wouldn't consider that as "almost matched black ops sales all from one platform..."

rjdofu1813d ago

LMAO WTF, are you serious dude? Plenty of people are playing it.

showtimefolks1813d ago

madworld should be on ps3 with move support

zone of enders is getting HD remake so if people want a 3rd one buy the hd remake to prove to konami that this IP does have a fan base that will support it(ps don't give me excuse about why should i have to rebuy when ZOE 1-2 never sold well anyway)

Obelisk921813d ago

Totally agreed on ZoE2. It's one of the best game I've ever played on a Playstation system.
I've also played ZoE1, but it's nothing compared to its sequel.

I'm so glad that there will be the HD collection, the series deserves it.

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rabidpancakeburglar1814d ago

Brutal legend shouldn't be on that, it's sold about 1.5 million copies

Cody641814d ago

Though 1.5 million is a respectable number, I still felt that this game deserved a lot more attention than what it ended up recieving. With games like Modern Warfare 2 selling in the tens of millions, it's sad to see a refreshing original IP like Brutal Legend not doing much better than what it did.

rabidpancakeburglar1814d ago

Yes I'd have liked it to sell more as well but I'd imagine that there are games that are as good which didn't sell as much, which could be in it's place

Xof1814d ago

You've got too many high-profile games on that list. Brutal Legend, Madworld, Turok 3, Metroid Other M, and ZOE2. All of these games were well-recieved when launched, and still remembered fondly (and recommended to other gamers today).

They're only games that "no one played" if you're writing solely for casual gamers that are only really aware of stuff like Call of Duty. This is N4G. News For Gamers. Know your audience.

Though, still, this isn't as bad as last week's list of games no one played that had, like, 3 or 4 Final Fantasies.

Kee1814d ago

1.5 million people bought it, but how many actually played it? That was a busy year for games...

rabidpancakeburglar1814d ago

It was 1.5 million by february this year as sales built up slowly. I would guess that everyone that loves either metal, gore or jack black would have played it, so that would be just about all of them.

t0mmyb0y1813d ago

I love Tim Schafer games :)

Dark General1814d ago

Naw it belongs on the list. I've had the game since Christmas and I still haven't even opened up the package let alone play it.

I feel ashamed. Since this is literally the only game I've done this to.

Venox20081814d ago

Brutal legend, Metroid: other M, Madworld are awesome games...

this list should include:

No more heroes 1 & 2
Shadows of the damned
Child of eden
Vanquish
Sin & Punishment 2
Excitebots

LoaMcLoa1814d ago

Agreed with every game you mentioned :O Would also add Killer 7 though

Cody641814d ago

I almost did... It's a great game, and has sadly been overlooked by many gamers...

mistajeff1814d ago

speaking of vanquish, i was eyeing it recently.. worth $20?

militant071813d ago (Edited 1813d ago )

7$ on amazon

Venox20081813d ago

vanquish is one of the best shooters I've played..

militant071813d ago

I thought you said brutal legend, sorry.

JellyJelly1813d ago

It's the best action game this gen. One of the best games I've ever played period. From the graphics to the level design and the gameplay it's spotless.

Lich1201813d ago

Yup Vanquish is wonderful. To bad it didn't sell well because I was really hoping there'd be a sequel with a multiplayer component.

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Venox20081813d ago

so wii can't have good games?

Obelisk921813d ago

No More Heroes 1 is a really good game, but the sequel's kinda bad IMO.
The gameplay is better, but it felt totally uninspired to me, the story is rubbish.

It has lost his own soul. It was a let down for me.

Venox20081813d ago

yeah, I agree that story was better in first one... gameplay is more or less the same... sure, second isn't better than first, but it's still a very...very...very a good game..

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OtherWhiteMeat1814d ago

Just got Brutal Legend for $5.00 and will be playing it sometime over the weekend.Hate to say it but Shadows of the Damned should be on that list.

Cody641814d ago

Haven't played Shadows of the Damned yet (maybe even more proof as to why it should be on a list like this), though I do mean to pick up a copy in the near future. Looks rather interesting.

OtherWhiteMeat1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

Same here........when the game is around 30 dollars I'll pick it up.

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Miiikeyyy1814d ago

The way you structure your paragraphs is really messed up. Do you write like this on paper?

wenaldy1814d ago

Based on his previous posts, i bet he's 12..

peowpeow1814d ago (Edited 1814d ago )

Is this some cryptic puzzle?

AL J Z BO UISH SECT.. wonder if it rearranges into anything? O_o