Top 10 Underrated Video Games of 2011

2011 was a banner year for video games. It saw the release of Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, and a dozen other indistinguishable shooters, all of them selling millions of copies.

And then there were these games. Their sales ranged from “okay” to “embarrassing,” but each took creative risks that paid off. For that, they deserve recognition.

MySwordIsHeavenly4245d ago (Edited 4245d ago )

If you stay on the website long enough, it will turn into a Crackle page and play the first episode of Jackie Chan Adventures. I have NO idea why, but that's what it did to me.

I love the internet.

OT: I'm not sure any of these were underrated. They just didn't sell as well as they should have. I, for one, think Stacking was the best downloadable game last year. It was absolutely brilliant! Child of Eden was good, but it wasn't great. Without getting into which version was better (Kinect or Move), I'd say it was an enjoyable experience for anyone who had it. Just didn't last very long.

Tanir4245d ago (Edited 4245d ago )

shadow of the damned was a horrible and repetitive game. story wise it was so bad, it tried to be funny but was just annoying instead, gameplay as UGGGGHHHH, those rooms with the darkness and having to shoot the goat head were so repetitive yet so plentiful i couldnt stand it anymore and got rid of the game.

to think he made resident evil -_-

and yes i dislike COD so plz no comments on that lol

bahabeast4245d ago

when was limbo released? i love that game didnt know it was soo good until i downloaded the demo and i had to buy it after that.

KingofGambling4244d ago

honorable mention Resistance 3


Syndicate Reboot Servers to Close

Electronic Arts has announced a number of server closures in the coming months, including Apex Mobile and the 2012 Syndicate reboot.

MadLad192d ago

What online functionality did Shadows of the Damned even have?

kevco33192d ago

My thoughts exactly! Some kind of score chart I've forgotten about?

coolbeans192d ago

Syndicate's big saving grace will soon be erased for good. I'll give *some* credit to EA in keeping servers up for 10+ years.

mastershredder191d ago

Oh yeah, an actual cyberpunk game. I have fond memories of the old bullfrog Syndicates.

IamTylerDurden1191d ago

Syndicate was a fun and high quality late PS3 fps that got swallowed in the sea of fps at the time. It was short and it didn't innovate but it had good visuals and fun combat. Starbreeze i believe. Rip Torn and Rosario Dawson.


10 Most Underrated PS3 Games You Should Play

The PS3 era was a happy time, so let's look back on some of its games that flew well under the radar.

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robtion453d ago

One of my favourite games.

I played all the games in the list, it is a good list but there were plenty of other overlooked gems. Several have been remastered now e.g. Catherine, Red Faction, Kingdoms of Amalur.

Some more you could add, Space Marine, Singularity, Killer is Dead, and a whole bunch of indies like Deathspank, Critter Crunch, The Last Guy.

Mobis-New-Nest453d ago

Haze is the greatest PlayStation 3 game to ever launch, it took first person shooting to a whole new level. Just shocked it never got a remake on PlayStation 5.

darthv72454d ago

Sad that the team behind Dante inferno did not get their chance to finish the story. They had two other games planned

P_Bomb454d ago

Did they? It’s been so long I’ve sadly forgotten most of the ending.

Venoxn4g454d ago

A decent list, I would add Black Knight Sword, Hard Corps: uprising

Relientk77454d ago

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Remember Me
Tales of Graces f
3D Dot Game Heroes
The Darkness

Venoxn4g453d ago

..and Darkness 2 .. I personally loved it much more than first

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Limitedtimestruggle453d ago (Edited 453d ago )

Enslaved is a terrible port on the PS3 mind you, it's a great game though. But the PS3 version is....brutally ass. I wish I opted for the 360 version when I played trough it a few years back lol.

darthv72453d ago

You still can. It plays and looks great on xbo / series.

SonyStyled454d ago

There’s some gems in the list but as far as “should play” MAG would be in a “should’ve played” for sure

luckytrouble453d ago (Edited 453d ago )

Indeed. A bit hard to play a game that was entirely online with shutdown servers. A shame that it went from a game that could have been remembered for what it was, and instead is remembered as a poster child for why you should be wary of entirely online games.

MIDGETonSTILTS17453d ago (Edited 453d ago )

I enjoyed it while it lasted, thoroughly.

I had the most kills with my knife, I’d sneak ALL game, destroying AA batteries 🔪

Too bad the industry hadn’t figured out how yet to support online games long term with additional content and MTXs.

Noxxicity453d ago

Heck yes. MAG was one of the most satisfying fps I've ever played. Definitely miss it!