15 Severely Underrated Xbox 360 Games That Deserve A Second Chance

Like it or not, games are heavily dependent on attaining that holy grail of a high Metacritic aggregate.
Personally,The What Culture find this heavy focus on dictating a game’s worth based on a numerical value as immensely disappointing. Not only does it deprive many gamers of a worthwhile experience, the industry’s unrealistic belief that a game must reach a ‘90’ or higher has formed an attitude where perfectly acceptable and genuinely good releases are dismissed as mediocre, despite reaching scores averaging in the 70s and 80s.
Unfortunately, this can also lead to the making or breaking of a perfectly capable studio in the process. No other console library experienced this unrealistic attitude more than the Xbox 360, which has rather sadly led to a long list of games whose praises simply aren’t hailed enough as they should be.

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TeamLeaptrade1200d ago

I agree with most of this list. Mafia II was good, but it wasn't great. I was expecting an overall bigger game, but it was fun while it lasted.

Also, Sniper Elite V2 is one of my favorite games. I might have to check out some of these other games.

KyRo1200d ago

Enslaved was amazing frame rate issues aside but got panned pretty badly. It was around that time I stopped buying games soley on review scores.

SolidGear31200d ago

Actually Enslaved got good reviews, it just didn't sell well. I loved it.

NovusTerminus1200d ago

Tenchu Z, one of my favorite 360 games

Rebel_Scum1200d ago

Nier would fit into this category. Unfairly dismissed by critics at launch due to visuals and lame side quests. Also most reviewers probably never played the two extra new game +'s that added heaps to the narrative.