The Most Overlooked and Underrated Games of This Gen

QJ writes: "Instead of just going over the most overlooked and underrated games of 2011, I want to take a more all-encompassing look at the most overlooked and underrated games of this generation. Here's a list of the games that I've enjoyed this gen that many other people seem to have hated, overlooked, or ignored - in no particular order."

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DonaldBeck2306d ago

Vanquish is so underrated.

zeal0us2306d ago

That game was amazing and fun.

Just brought bulletstorm for like 13dollars

typikal822306d ago

Add me for some Bulletstorm MP!


frostypants2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

Yeah, Bulletstorm is awesome. People only knocked it because it's not what they expected. It's not about killing opponents, it's about HOW you kill them. A lot of people couldn't get their heads around that. The co-op is phenomenal.

Plus, it was just $40 IIRC.

Commander_TK2305d ago

Lost Planet 2 imo. The best boss battle I've ever experienced.

hay2305d ago

Bulletstorm. Yesss, so much fun. It's a game being a game. I love it.

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Ryo-Hazuki2306d ago

I agree. Vanquish is really amazing. I only need 1 trophy left to Platinum it but challenge 6 is a bitch. Also Catherine is very underrated as well

showtimefolks2305d ago

Vanquish is very under rated but is very short 4-5 hrs arcade style. Its very fast pace but its so much fun and now a days you can get it for Under $10. Buy it new to supports the devs its one of the better games this gen, instead of all military shooters

Enslaved. You can beat it in 8-12hrs depending on your pace also there is some very good story based dlc from what i understand. The story is very good but combat and platforming suffers, again $10 must buy

Singularity. for me this was a over rated game, the ideas were cool but i just could not get into it

Bulletstorm. this game is plain stupid fun with many tricks you can do with your weapons and kick must but you will have a blast

Brutal legend. this game has been $4.99 new many times, is it a bad game no but its also not a great game. 1st half of the game is very good but 2nd half felt dull. the story is quite long and online is a lot of fun. rpg elements are very fleshed out

Transformers: War for Cybertron. i had fun with it but lost interest very quickly but if you are a fan of the tv/comic series its a must have

other 2 i have not played.

i want to try metro-2033 any suggestions. i heard the ammo is very limited and your your torch light batteries die out quick is this true?

Johandevries2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

The Saboteur

Singularity is not so much underrated but Actipission just didnt give it the publicity it should have had. Put more harshly: there was NO marketing AT ALL.

I don't know what Metro 2033 is doing on the list, I thought it sold well and became pretty famous with the wider public

kneon2306d ago

Big agree on the Saboteur, one of my favorite games of the last few years.

ian722306d ago

I'm another Saboteur fan, great game.

JellyJelly2305d ago (Edited 2305d ago )

Singularity was amazing. It felt like a Valve game to me. Which is a big compliment to Raven software.

Metro 2033 I didn't like but Ghostbusters that was on the list is very fun.

Matrix2k2306d ago

Alot of those games are bad. Not under rated

radiant historia
disgaea 4
dragon quest joker 2
kirby mass attack
tactics ogre psp
dissidia 2
patapon 3


were under rated US titles, theres more if I start looking at other regions

TheDivine2306d ago

Radiant Historia isnt underrated but its overlooked. Most reviews and fan feedback ive seen says its the best jrpg since chrono trigger. Enslaved is def overlooked, imo it was one of the top games ive ever played, wish more people gave it a shot but everyone hates NT because they dogged the ps3. Lost Odyssey is the most underrated game this gen to me, if it came after ff13 or was named ff it wouldve gotten near perfect scores and sold 5 million. As it was people said it was too old school and expected ff13 to reinvent the jrpg, we see how well that worked lol. Metro 2033 is underrated on 360, its one of the best games on the platform but isnt widely known. On pc it gets theprops it deserves.

Matrix2k2306d ago

The real overlooked gems this year were better than the mainstream hype titles

MoreRPG2305d ago

i agree with Lost Odyssey is underrated i'll choose LO over FF13 every day i don't why there isn't a sequel already

spektical2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

most overrated game this gen: GTA4 by far.

Captain Qwark 92306d ago

agree with both of you....

most "overlooked" goes to dark souls or lost Odyssey imo, each of those deserves 2+ million in sales

and on that note, the games he listed...

Singularity = never played
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West = enjoyed the demo
Vanquish = demo sucked
Bulletstorm = demo sucked
Brutal Legend = game sucked
Ghostbusters: The Video Game = game sucked
Metro 2033 = never played
Transformers: War for Cybertron = bit repetitive but very good still, agreed

lastly, that web sites design is terrible, he really could list all those on a single page, f*ck them

TekoIie2305d ago (Edited 2305d ago )

In all seriousness I think it's mw2. I remember when the teaser was released, it was like skyrim at the vga's last year but not as bad. 1 month after release and the hate begun with the javelin and Semtex glitch...

ZippyZapper2305d ago

GTAIV is only overrated by one group of people, and we all know why.

Venox20082305d ago

I agree 100% with you, the only thing that I liked was graphics at that time.. but after playing it some time, I was booooooooored a lot.. actually I think that GTA: Chinatown wars is a way better..

Overrated is MW3

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gillri2306d ago (Edited 2306d ago )

do they mean undersold or underrated? casue they are all rated quite highly

I have played Enslaved, Vanquish and Metro 2033

Im a big horror fan so I naturally liked Metro 2033 even though we have seen the setting all before

Vanquish's gameplay and graphics were incredible,

But for me Enslaved was the most undersold, what an incredible setting, gameplay was average but what a journey

If I was rating Enslaved for story, characters and setting it'll get a 9, but gameplay a 6

If I was rating Vanquish for gameplay it would get a 9 but story a 2 and length a 6,

Metro 2033 for atmopshere would get a 9 but gameplay and story 6/7

but all in all those games I mentioned averaged in the low 80's which when all things considered, is about right

Soldierone2305d ago

In my opinion Enslaved had massive amounts of potential, but the unreal engine and how they used it totally killed the game entirely. Would have been better off if they used the Heavenly Sword engine in some regards and ported it to 360 instead.

gillri2305d ago

not for me , looked incredible