There are some games that get more attention than they deserve. They end up selling more copies than deserved. Minecraft, for instance, is one such game. While the gameplay is really solid, it's getting more attention than it has ever deserved.
On the other hand, there are other games that never get the required attention. Whether its lack of promotion effort or lack of funding, they never sell enough number of copies and end up being in limo. Today I thought, I might as well compile a list of top 7 criminally underrated games that you should have played by now, but you haven't. Not only these games sold a lot less than they deserved, they were undermined by so many critiques at the same time. That's relay not fair. So, without further ado, here is the list -
Metro: Last Light
Launched back in 2013, this game was one of the very last games under production in THQ's office. While THQ couldn't survive till its launch date, another company bought the properties and rights of the game and published it under its own name. If it wasn't for "Deep Silver", we wouldn't have been playing this game today. They had the guts to do things right and they did, but in the process, they forgot that the game also needs some promotion to be able to go viral and sell more copies. Unfortunately though, it didn't happen. It's really a shocker to see that so many people are still not aware that Metro: Last Light exists. Well, if you were one of those people who hadn't heard about this post-apocalyptic shooter, you shouldn't delay it anymore and get your hands on it as soon as possible. It's one of the best shooting experiences you'll ever have.
Do you even remember this game (No pun intended)? Well, it was launched back in 2013 to a mixed response from critiques and gamers alike. The problem with this platform was its lack of consistency to hold our interest up. The lack of variety wasn't helping much either. But no mistake about it, the game was a pure gem. Unfortunately though, their efforts were futile when the game didn't even break even. That's really saddening because I for one would have loved to see a sequel. If you would like that too, perhaps you should start off by showing some interest in the franchise. And what better way to show interest than buy a copy of the original game?
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Splinter Cell has been one of the flagship franchises of Ubisoft for more than a decade now. They have been churning out Splinter Cell games restlessly ever since the game has outgrown popular with audience. We loved the original game, but the recent ones haven't been good. While they are still a solid game, the action-oriented approach isn't working in favour of them.
So, with their last Splinter Cell game, they changed their approach – A more stealth based approach to be precise. But even when they did so, it didn't fare very well with gamers, because they had already been betrayed. Remember what they have been telling us for last couple of games? They always ensure us that they will go back to the original routes, but they never do that. So, this time around when they actually made a more accessible game, nobody took their word for it.
But hey, you can trust me. This game is one of the best stealth action games you'll ever play. And with no other stealth game in sight, you only have this game to play. So go and grab a copy. You aren't going to regret it.
Saints Row IV
Saints Rows games have always been in best open-world games list. Developed by THQ, this game tells a story about a corrupt city where aliens have swooped in and you are the only one with supernatural powers to help them get rid of aliens. But if you are not feeling really generous, you can take your frustration out on civilians as well. To make them shudder from fear and see them despairingly egging for their life is some guilty pleasure you don't experience in other games. You yeah, if you can handle some gruesome virtual murders and enjoy it, you must get your hands on this one hell of a wicked sick twisted game.
Killzone: Shadows Fall
There is much more to this game than dazzling graphics. People take it for granted and presume that this game was developed for only one purpose – To showcase the raw force the PS4 possesses. But if you'll play the game, you'll realize what you are missing. Those who proclaim that the game isn't anything more than a pretty piece of art, are obviously turning a blind eye on everything else. Granted, the gameplay mechanics are not flawless, but then again, name me a game that is free from flaws. Games are meant to be flawed. If they are perfect, would we enjoy them as much as we do otherwise? I don't think so. Moreover, dealing with a few non-game breaking bugs is not as big an issue as some people make it out to be. You'll do just fine. All you need to do is just give it a chance and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Devil May Cry
Devil May Cry is the reboot of the original Devil May Cry. Yeah, I know it sounds confusing, but reboots are inherently confusing. Anyway, it's a hack n slash game where you end the misery of demons by putting them at rest. It used to be a really popular game, but the recent change in the protagonist's face hasn't done them any good whatsoever. The fans were really annihilated that they could ever think about doing this, but what's done is done. The fact of the matter is, the gameplay is still as strong as you'd imagine from a DMC game. Make no mistake about it, it's still a great game despite all the changes they have made to the game lately. So if you are up for some hack-n-slash fighting, I suggest you might as well get your hands on this game.
It's not quite like the original entry, but it's enough to keep you hooked for a while. And with the recent price slash, you can get that game for a lot less than a hefty $60. So, don't wait for anything and go get your hands on it.
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