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Submitted by Cody64 1109d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Games that No One Played

PolyPwn's top 10 greatest games that were overwhelmingly (and undeservedly) overlooked. (Brutal Legend, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, GameCube, Industry, MadWorld, PC, PS3, Retro, Wii, Xbox 360, Zone of the Enders 2: The Second Runner)

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trainsinrdr  +   1110d ago
I thought enslaved would have been on that list...
NukaCola  +   1109d 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
r21  +   1109d 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
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da_2pacalypse  +   1109d ago
Published by activision, so it wont happen :(
ATi_Elite  +   1109d 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"!!
MrBeatdown  +   1109d 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 Titan  +   1109d ago
Metal Warriors looks pretty cool and i like the whole mech thing. gonna look that up now
RustedMan  +   1108d 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".
ColdNorway  +   1108d 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.
HobbsCanuck  +   1108d 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.
Knushwood Butt  +   1109d ago
It's on the list of mediocre games that no one played.
meetajhu  +   1109d ago
i played Brutal legends,Metroid Other M and Turok 3.
darkride66  +   1109d 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. :)
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1108d 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.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1109d 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.
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Krimmson  +   1109d 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.
CameronL99  +   1109d 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 :)
Cmpunk  +   1109d ago
you forgot to put in halo reach
da_2pacalypse  +   1109d 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.
BulletProofVess  +   1109d 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..."
rjdofu  +   1109d ago
LMAO WTF, are you serious dude? Plenty of people are playing it.
showtimefolks  +   1109d ago
here are 2 games we should get to play atleast
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)
Obelisk92  +   1109d 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.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1109d ago
Brutal legend shouldn't be on that, it's sold about 1.5 million copies
Cody64  +   1109d 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.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1109d 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
Xof  +   1109d 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.
Kee  +   1109d ago
1.5 million people bought it, but how many actually played it? That was a busy year for games...
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1109d 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.
t0mmyb0y  +   1109d ago
I love Tim Schafer games :)
Dark General  +   1109d 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.
Venox2008  +   1109d 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
LoaMcLoa  +   1109d ago
Agreed with every game you mentioned :O Would also add Killer 7 though
Cody64  +   1109d ago
I almost did... It's a great game, and has sadly been overlooked by many gamers...
mistajeff  +   1109d ago
speaking of vanquish, i was eyeing it recently.. worth $20?
Buljo  +   1109d ago
definitely worth it.
mistajeff  +   1109d ago
*purchases*
militant07  +   1109d ago
7$ on amazon
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Venox2008  +   1109d ago
vanquish is one of the best shooters I've played..
militant07  +   1109d ago
I thought you said brutal legend, sorry.
JellyJelly  +   1109d 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.
Lich120  +   1108d 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.
lionelglitchy  +   1109d ago
a lot of wii games there
Venox2008  +   1109d ago
so wii can't have good games?
Obelisk92  +   1108d 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.
Venox2008  +   1108d 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..
OtherWhiteMeat  +   1109d 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.
Cody64  +   1109d 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.
OtherWhiteMeat  +   1109d ago
Same here........when the game is around 30 dollars I'll pick it up.
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firemassacre  +   1109d ago
cAlL of JuareZ BOund In blood....
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Miiikeyyy  +   1109d ago
The way you structure your paragraphs is really messed up. Do you write like this on paper?
wenaldy  +   1109d ago
Based on his previous posts, i bet he's 12..
peowpeow  +   1109d ago
Is this some cryptic puzzle?

AL J Z BO UISH SECT.. wonder if it rearranges into anything? O_o
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CrescentFang  +   1109d ago
Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky... :)
dragonknight4  +   1109d ago
That game is only my favorite JRPG released in the last decade. And it's developed by JRPG pioneer Nihon Falcom. Unfortunately, peoples heads are so far up Squeenix's ass that they refuse to play good JRPGs. Instead, they play FFXIII and think it's good when it's actually really bad.
RockmanII7  +   1109d ago
I bought Brutal Legend used and it was pretty meh.
JellyJelly  +   1109d ago
It starts off brilliantly but half-through it becomes an RTS snoozefest.
Obelisk92  +   1108d ago
Yep, the first half of the game is awesome, but the rest of the game is not that good. It also feels unpolished, and it gradually becomes less hilarious.

I was a bit disappointed in the end, it could have been much, much better.
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sickbird  +   1109d ago
Im disappointed with Brutal Legend, bought it for $5 and i wouldn't pay a penny more for it.
Raven_Nomad  +   1109d ago
I played 6 of those 10.......
Mozilla89  +   1108d ago
Yeah, I've played quite a few of those as well. I really enjoyed the article, it brought back great memories. Especially from playing Jet Force Gemini and Zone of the Enders 2
mistajeff  +   1109d ago
just got n64oid for my phone, ill have to try some of these out. i remember wanting winback SO BADLY back in the day, but i guess it just kind of slipped from my mind entirely and i still have yet to play it.
Magnus  +   1109d ago
Played Brutal Legends I love that game sure hope Sega will port Mad World over to PS3. And I never played Zone of the Enders 2 but I can enjoy it now on PS3 with the Hd remake of the game
C_Menz  +   1109d ago
I remember playing Jet Force Gemini and it was one of my favorite games as a kid for my n64.
scepter  +   1109d ago
i havent played 9 of these i played jet force gemini
Kran  +   1109d ago
Brutal Legend was very decent. It was certainly a different style to RTS and I loved how Double Fine tried an original approach; something most developers should try out.
-EvoAnubis-  +   1109d ago
Guess I should win something; I've played every game on that list, and beaten all but two.
EmperorDalek  +   1109d ago
Vexx should be on this list.
T3MPL3TON  +   1109d ago
Played them all except Metroid and Turok 3.

I just replayed Hybrid Heaven a couple days ago. It's a great game. Lost my copy of Jet Force.. I wish they'd either remake it or make a new one.
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firestarter79  +   1109d ago
blood will tell,shadow hearts:covenant and maximo:army of zin definitely belongs on this list!
MorbidPorpoise  +   1109d ago
Had them all minus Metal Warriors, really didn't like Hybrid Heaven though.
NiteX  +   1109d ago
Eternal Darkness was amazing for it's time. Blew all of the Resident Evil games combined out the water. And I just pity the fool who's never played ZOE2.
digitaleraser  +   1109d ago
What was so "new" in Other M, aside from SenseMoveTM? Other than that, it was little more than a very average Metroidvania game, with a couple significant gameplay issues, and a nearly character-destroying story.
brew  +   1109d ago
I liked Brutal Legend but had to punk out and change the difficulty on a frustrating RTS part I wasn't getting. Tim Schafer took my manhood.
fr00ty-wizenhymer  +   1109d ago
Happy to say that I've played everything on this list...twice.
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Brownghost  +   1109d ago
brutal legend got great reviews but after a month it dropped to $20
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barb_wire  +   1109d ago
Shouldn't 'Psychonauts' and say 'Futurama' be on that list?
Salarian  +   1109d ago
Metroid Other M? Jet Force Gemini? Madworld?

What the fuck is this guy talking about? Half his list is made up of games that were highly successful and sold millions of copies.
WackyVee  +   1109d ago
Other M didn't make it to the million in the states...
Wintersun616  +   1109d ago
And the States is the whole world? I'm tired of people who think only USA sales matter.
TABSF  +   1109d ago
No one played?

I know at least half those that was played.
WackyVee  +   1109d ago
Somebody needs to tell this guy we're in 2011, at least keep it this generation. Yeah, Shaq Fu didn't sale that well I think...
DtotheRoc  +   1108d ago
ahaha shaq fu was teh shit for super nintendo lol or wait was that sega genisis? i can't really remember now but i do remember the game itsself lol
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