Sections

The 28 most underrated games of the last console generation

Thursday, 26 June 2014 08:42 GMT By Staff

Summer sales represent an excellent opportunity to explore the last generation of gaming on the cheap, and so we present to you, in no particular order, the most underrated, undersold and under-appreciated games of the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation.

lost_odyssey

Lost Odyssey

One of a couple of new IP JRPGs of the same era that went straight under the radar, Lost Odyssey stands among the best examples of the genre – in any generation. Hailing from Mistwalker, the company founded by “father of Final Fantasy” Hironobu Sakaguchi to do the things Square Enix wouldn’t gamble its top franchise on, it was, perhaps unfortunately, first released on Xbox 360, presumably as part of Microsoft’s many (historically less half-hearted) attempts to bring Japanese and JRPG fans over to its side of the fence.

It’s mysterious that this game wasn’t pushed more as an incredible amount of love (and work) went into it; it spans four discs, plus DLC, and boasts incredible production values. Protagonist Kaim is one of the sulkiest fellows ever to grace a game cover, but his millennia of existence provides some rich lore to explore, and the soundtrack is an absolute stunner. You don’t get much more traditional-JRPG-meets-western-budget than this.

the_saboteur

The Saboteur

“No other game gives you a trophy for diving off the Eiffel Tower.”

One of the many products of the open world fever that gripped us at the end of the PS2 era and into the next, The Saboteur was one of those difficult projects that didn’t quite find its audience, resulting in the closure of Pandemic and the shelving of DLC plans.

The Saboteur, like any game, certainly has its issues, but it’s packed with astonishingly courageous decisions. The conceit of marking resistance-held areas by an ethereal, pastoral aesthetic while the Nazi-controlled regions reman starkly black and white is something you’d never see come out of triple-A today. Pandemic poured a ridiculous amount of money into its facial graphics tech (with mixed results, admittedly). WWII France is huge, gorgeous, and filled with occasionally mental content; you can see the seams where the creative team was split and restitched and hurried to launch date. But no other game gives you a trophy for diving off the Eiffel Tower.

alpha_protocol

Alpha Protocol

It’s hard even to know where to begin talking about where Alpha Protocol went wrong, but in hindsight, the developer-publisher combination of Obsidian and Sega might be a clue. A difficult project, the ups and down of which have been charted in some fascinating retrospectives, Alpha Protocol is an almost unbearably bold mish-mash of gameplay styles, attempting to bring the modern third-person RPG out of the realm of fantasy and into other settings, a thing only Mass Effect had really managed at the time.

A little like Deadly Premonition, (which went from unknown to great cult celebration in a reversal of Alpha Protocol’s fortunes), the espionage thriller was highly divisive. Some players simply could not forgive the many technical issues it launched with, and others just found its core systems too weird or swallow. Nowadays the vision doesn’t seem so kooky, and Obsidian makes a quiet little income off back-catalogue sales.

singularity

Singularity

This is a shooter from one of the teams regularly called in to assist on Call of Duty, with a string of successful first-person games to its name. Rather than the usual “shoot the terrorists” setting it has a time-travelling plot with three possible endings and enough back and forth to make the hokey pokey look relatively static. And instead of adding a new kind of grenade and calling it a day, the gameplay boldly deviates from the generic realms of shooterdom by throwing in a time manipulation power, among other twists, and keeping one foot very firmly in the survival horror camp.

Doesn’t that sound like a game everyone ought to have played, loved, and never shut up about? And yet here we are today, with you sort of staring blankly at us while we slap your face with a copy of Singularity and shout “this is why mainstream shooters have become identical you great pillock!”
enslaved_odyssey_to_the_west

Enslaved: Journey to the West

“A brave attempt by Namco Bandai to fly in the face of flagging sales as other publishers grimly knuckled under to make sequels.”

Remember how for a while there nobody was making any new IP? Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was one of the last precious properties to be born before it became apparent that trough was going to stick around for a while, and was a brave attempt by Namco Bandai to fly in the face of flagging sales as other publishers grimly knuckled under to make sequels. We’ve waxed lyrical and at great length on the boldness of this move, which went sadly unrewarded by sales, despite a belated PC port.

Whether it is the gamer’s general reluctance to enjoy AI companions, a surfeit of third-person action adventure games, a lack of appreciation for the colourful post-apocalyptic setting, or just the ennui of generational fatigue, Enslaved was unfairly overlooked and deserves another chance.

eternal_sonata

Eternal Sonata

A JRPG set within the dreams of the composer Chopin as he lay on his deathbed, and – wait, where are you going?

One of the few modern video games to pay such loving tribute to classical music, Eternal Sonata is beautiful, whimsical, and stuffed to the brim with goodness. With twice the charm of the far better known Dragon Quest, and more genuine exploration of the possibilities of JRPG conventions than Final Fantasy, Eternal Sonata is a delight for all the senses. A few stray criticisms – it’s too short, there’s no open world – fail to appreciate Tri-Crescendo’s admirably complete and discrete work of art, which wraps itself up so neatly and beautifully that to wish for more would be a small sin.

valkyria_chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

The first tentative steps towards a new approach to SRPG out of Japan in a long, long time, that Valkyria Chronicles sold so poorly is a crime for which you will never be forgiven.

Valkyria Chronicles is more than the sum of its parts – the gorgeous, cel-shaded graphics; vast cast of (almost universally high quality) characters; gripping war story and unusual get-in-the-action tactical gameplay. It is a masterpiece. Fans of XCOM and Fire Emblem should apply, and Nintendo’s upcoming Codename: STEAM owes much to Sega.

Latest

  • ESPN radio host says he will retire if forced to cover eSports

    Colin Cowherd covers sports on ESPN Radio and ESPNU, and he is not a fan of eSports. Matter of fact, if he is ever forced to cover a tournament, he says he will retire from ESPN. What set Cowherd off was Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm tournament being aired on ESPN2 yesterday. The Heroes of […]

  • Hatred has a release date, and its new trailer is a bit NSFW

    Hatred has a new trailer available which also announces the shooter’s release date on Steam. Like the headline says, it’s probably NSFW. The AO rated game is out June 1, and it’s the first AO-rated game to be made available on Steam. Developed by Destructive Creations, the game is only the second to be handed […]

  • Swery confirms D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die will be released on PC

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC, according to Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro. The news was first announced via an interview with Famitsu, with Swery reiterating it on Twitter. According to what we could glean from a translation of the Famitsu article, the PC version will include Season One and more episodes could follow. […]

  • Mighty No. 9 release delayed into early September, extra subtitle languages added

    Kenji Inafune’s Might No.9 has been given a release date, and while it’s not coming in April as originally planned, you now have something to look forward to playing in late summer. The Mega Man spiritual successor was crowdfunded on Kickstarter by Inafune’s studio Comcept with Abstraction Games adding its expertise to various ports. It […]

  • Dota 2 balance update contains new staff as a homage to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

    Valve has issued a large balance update for its Dota 2 MOBA containing not only a novels’ worth of hero changes, but notes on an AoE Bonus Gold component, as well as a new endgame inspired by author Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Called the Octarine Core, the new endgame item is something many mage-types will want: […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition announced, Season Pass is $40

    Details on a Season Pass and Premium Edition for Batman: Arkham Knight have been announced by Warner Bros, with the former running you $39.99/£32.99. According to the announcement, the Season Pass contains six months of post-launch content which includes more super-villains, Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, extra character skins, new story missions, and race tracks. […]

  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae feedback has devs looking into the game’s controls, camera

    Square Enix has released Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae player statistics pulled from the feedback survey, covering everything from weapon design to character personality. The information was revealed during a livestream stream, and on a global scale, the average “score” handed out by players hovers around 8.0 with points for music, weapon design, character personality […]

  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition collector’s edition comes in a pizza box

    The collector’s edition of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition comes in the box of the world’s best food. At least in Japan, Capcom is bundling plenty of Devil May Cry 4 goodies with the collector’s edition. The best part? They’re all in a pizza box. The game’s Japanese website is listing all of them. […]

  • Win! $100 Steam Wallet credit and PC game bundles

    We’ve got $100 of Steam Wallet funds to give to one lucky reader, with 10 PC game bundles as runners-up prizes. There are nine different ways to enter the competition – go ahead and choose what works best for you and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday April 30 at 2pm GMT. As well as […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare’s latest patch removes exploits, balances guns, more

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still getting patches. The latest one brings matchmaking improvements, weapon balance changes and more. Sledgehammer has dropped a new Advanced Warfare patch on all platforms. The patch went live yesterday and it comes with a huge list of fixes. I’ve captured the Xbox One notes list below. The rest […]

  • Destiny: How to reach rank 5 in Iron Banner

    The Iron Banner event returns to Destiny, the toughest PvP arena the game has to offer. Here’s why you should be involved and how to bag rewards as you prepare for the House of Wolves. From May 19 Destiny makes it personal with the arrival of Trials of Osiris. This permanent PvP fixture with its […]

  • 3D Realms Anthology is coming to Steam in May

    3D Realms Anthology will be making its way to Steam next week. Almost all the games 3D Realms have made were bundled together in what it called ’3D Realms Anthology’. This heavy bundle is coming to Steam on May 5. The bundles comes with 32 games including Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy, Shadow Warrior, Wolfenstein 3D, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline first patch now live, adjusts TDM spawns, balances weapons and more

    The first patch for Battlefield Hardline has been made available on all platforms. Visceral has released patch 1.02 for all versions of Battlefield Hardline. The patch delivers most of the promised changes and adds some more. Notable changes include Team Deathmatch spawn fixes, reduction to screen shake when getting shot, adjustments to conquest tickets and […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward PC benchmark tool released

    The benchmark tool for Final Fantasy 14 expansion, Heavensward, is now available for all to download. Square Enix has released a PC benchmark tool ahead of the release of the upcoming Final Fantasy 14 expansion Heavensward. As with any benchmark, you can use it to see how good your PC is and how well you […]

  • Mario Kart 8: 200cc mode nerfs firehopping

    The new 200cc mode that came to Mario Kart 8 recently has nerfed the firehopping tactic. Firehopping, a tactic known by Mario Kart 8 players that lets you go faster during a boost by hopping right and left while using the drift button has become irrelevant with the 200cc mode. Pulling firehopping off would usually […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 to skip E3 for gamescom

    Final Fantasy 15 may not have the presence you were expecting at E3 2015. According to game director Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy 15 will not start the next phase in its marketing campaign at E3 this year, but rather at gamescom. In the recent Active Time Report (as translated by DualShockers), Tabata said that E3 […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns today with new loot

    The Iron Banner and Lord Saladin will be coming to Destiny later today. As promised, Destiny’s PvP event, the Iron Banner, will return today. The event will go live at 10am PST/5pm GMT. Throughout its entire duration, it will not be available from the Crucible menu as usual, only from the left featured pane where […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for April 28: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Destiny servers have been reset to restart everyone’s weekly grind. Bungie has reset the weekly caps on Vanguard and Crucible Marks and added this week’s Heroic and Nightfall strikes. This week’s Nightfall strike is The Will of Crota, in which you’ll fight Omnigul. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, so you and the enemy […]

  • Just Cause 3 trailer is your first look at gameplay

    Your first look at gameplay from Just Cause 3 is here. The first gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 has leaked online. The trailer is available below and it proves that the Just Cause brand of mayhem is unchanged. Anyone pre-ordering will get the Weaponised Vehicle Pack. The pack comes with three exclusive luxury vehicles. […]

  • GTA 5 mod lets you fire infinite fireworks missiles from your car

    The latest in GTA 5 mods craziness on PC is a mod that lets you shoot fireworks out of your car. GTA 5 mods are aplenty. There’s the unique, the kind of dumb (but useful), and the downright insane. Then there’s this one, which adds a fireworks launcher to your vehicles. Taltigolt has a short […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 to use dedicated servers, ship with FOV slider on PC

    The PC version of Black Ops 3 is going to look and run very well, according to Treyarch. Treyarch has always been known among the Call of Duty community on PC as the developer that cares about the PC version, usually offering a well-optimised port and a large number of options. This focus is looking […]

  • EA changes refund policy in Australia after talks with consumer commission

    EA has promised to change its refund policy in Australia after talks with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has successfully pressured EA into changing its refund policy in the country. The publisher had previously refused to offer refunds for games purchased through Origin, something which the […]

  • Killer Instinct welcomes Cinder this week – trailer

    Killer Instinct: Season 2 continues with its eighth roster addition, Cinder. Cinder joins the Killer Instinct cast on April 30 for Ultra Edition owners and on May 06 for Combo Breaker Edition owners. He’ll also be available for individual purchase alongside other DLC fighters. According to the Killer Instinct Wikia, the new version of Cinder […]

  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae 2.0 coming next month

    The Final Fantasy 15 demo will be re-released in new and improved form. Gosh. Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae released in March and gave some of us a first look at a game we’ve been waiting close to nine years for. It proved a bit hit and miss; Alex seemed to enjoy it, whereas I […]

  • “We’re almost there”: Molyneux on games as the “dominant entertainment medium”

    Peter Molyneux, the creator of Fable, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Theme Hospital and many other much-loved titles, still loves and believes in video games. Video games have almost arrived at their long-promised potential, Molyneux said at a recent event. Speaking to an industry audience at Reboot, as reported by GamesIndustry, Molyneux discussed his passion for the […]

  • Tekken 7 introduces a new character, Gigas

    Tekken 7 now features a new robot character of some kind. Tekken 7′s latest addition is a fellow (possibly) by the name of Gigas. I stared at the Tekken website update on this news for a while in bafflement (“Nationality: data erasure. Fighting style: destruction impulse”), but Gematsu had it covered. Apparently Gigas is available […]

  • Super Smash Bros. DLC is not cut from core game but “authentic”, says Sakurai

    Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has defended his decision to introduce premium DLC to the franchise. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U will be getting paid DLC characters, Nintendo revealed earlier this month, surprising the fan base. “Developing the Smash games is the best way to satisfy the most players worldwide. And that […]

  • State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out today – launch trailer

    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition arrives on Xbox One today. Come on, you can fit one more zombie apocalypse in there. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is a 1080p remaster of the game formerly known as Class3 bundled with the Lifeline and Breakdown expansions, as well as new weapons, vehicles and Achievements. It […]

  • How Ninja Theory is making Hellblade’s cutscenes on a budget

    Hellblade has nowhere near the budget of Ninja Theory’s past games. So how is the indie making the cutscenes look just as good? Heavenly Sword kicks off Ninja Theory’s reputation for gorgeous, cinematic cutscenes, and was the first game to use full performance capture. Other Ninja Theory games like Enslaved and DmC also employed this […]

  • Galaga x Tekken is a real thing

    Tekken publisher Bandai Namco ran an April Fool’s gag this year about a crossover between the fighter and arcade classic Galaga. Except it was true. Galaga x Tekken, as I intend to call it until we have a real title, is being released to celebrate Tekken’s 20th anniversary. Siliconera reports the iOS exclusive will release […]

42 Comments

  1. Keiggo

    This is actually a pretty fantastic list! Usually when these sort of features emerge, I find they tend to skew either too popular or too obscure but I think you’ve just about nailed it.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. Marcus Gv

    Good list. Would have liked to see Too Human on the list.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. polygem

    yes, great list…but please let me add – the original LOST PLANET.

    it blew me away when it came out. looked so gorgeous. i really liked the western/japanese artstyle mix a lot.

    sure the story was a pain in the a but the presentation was great and the actual gameplay was fun – not flawless -was a bit clunky – but still a lot of fun. the grappling hook, quickturn with your bumper buttons, rolling and reloading by pressing the anlogue sticks. it all felt great.

    i just love snow (and lave) levels. it had both :D

    the feel of damaging these huge akrids – that yellow juice bursting out of them – it was extremely satisfying. the online was just fantastic back then. i have played the postgrab mode 247 and the lobby music is still in my head today.

    capcom had a true winner there with lots and lots of franchise potential but they completely fucked it up with LP2- shame.

    still, the first one is among my most beloved console memories of the last gen.

    bring back the true glory of this IP capcom, one day, please!

    #3 10 months ago
  4. FlyBoogy

    The picture above Singularity is actualy from Wolfenstein 2009

    #4 10 months ago
  5. ENGCLM

    Enslaved was a true gem, high production values yet so sadly under-rated.

    Good list but I would also add Heavenly Sword to the list, I only recently got my hands on yhe game because I never heard it mentioned earlier.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. Darkfield

    A great list, to my greatest surprise you guys covered almost every cool game that wasn’t well received. Age of Conan in particular.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Darkfield

    I just leave this in appreciation of Helene Bøksle’s The Dreaming ‘Ere The World Crumbles…’ Official Age of Conan these song.
    http://youtu.be/ex_nVDL5g-k

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Darkfield

    @Darkfield *THEME SONG* FFS

    #8 10 months ago
  9. KAP

    I find it ironic that the gaming media chose to shun most of these titles for the more popular games at the time, going as far as giving them below par review scores only to call them underrated games, now.

    Singularity I remember buying while completely ignoring the review scores and loving that game.
    I remember buying The Saboteur, and thinking it was a piece of buggy shit. lol Then months later the studio shut down.

    Point I’m trying to make is what ever game today that gets a 6 or a 7 will be lorded as a classic underrated game 6 or 7 years from it’s release.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. polygem

    Talking about barbarians…does anyone know the old Raa comics?
    I am really not a comic guy (My father had a small but fun collection though and i was into Donald Duck as a kid – and as a teen, twen into american underground comics. i really really dig robert crumb and daniel clowes too, still, man that guy is fantastic!)
    I just checked google for Raa because i remembered reading some Raa the Barbarian comics as a child but couldn´t really find it on google…Only an appearance in the Avengers…??? Pretty sure that i have some Raa branded comics in the basement.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. CycloneFox

    In my opinion, games like Lost Odyssey or Enslaved don’t belong in this list. Games like this are all great and “might” be considered an insider tip. But both got pretty much attention in the media.

    But games like Nier and Valkyria Chronicles absolutely blong here. Those games are really great (In those two cases even two of the best games, I’ve ever played). But got almost no attention at all. Thus they are really underrated.

    Even though it’s technically no PS3-game, but just an HD port of a PS2 game, but Okami should be here. It may be the game with the worst sells-per-meta-score ratio. I really love that game and think anyone should play it. And I say this as a old-skool zelda fan: If anybody asks me which zelda game, I think is the best, I answer “Okami”.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Ge0force

    Great list! I’m happy to see that I’ve played most of those games. I finished Singularity last week and it’s indeed a great game. Only game I miss on this list is Valkyria Chronicles, imo one of the best games of last generation.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Ge0force

    @Ge0force Oops, Valkyria Chronicles IS in the list, my mistake ^^

    #13 10 months ago
  14. psxman

    Great list. Absolutely loved The Saboteur, Enslaved, Binary Domain, Shadows of the Damned, Spec Ops and what I played of Eternal Sonata.
    May invest in some of the others mentioned here.

    My only addition to this would be Asura’s Wrath.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. psxman

    @CycloneFox Agree with you on the Okami mention, but yeah, HD ports probably shouldn’t count since Okami had its time in the sun.

    Get it – it’s a sun goddess joke.

    I’ll get my coat.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. zoopdeloop

    @CycloneFox
    hehe same here
    Okami and Alundra ( my excitement would skyrocket if the latter was remade) :)

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Opalauge

    NIER…nor Neir! ;)

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Rockstar Vienna

    Totally agree when it comes to Saboteur and Yakuza!

    #18 10 months ago
  19. DiodeX

    Lost Odyssey had me playing it non stop, I want to go back to it and finish off some mop up bits but someone has disc 4. Also Vanquish as not may sort of game until I played it, it was tough in places but it was reward enough to know I finished the darn game. Another game I played but may have been missed by the masses was TimeShift, wasn’t the greatest but it was enjoyable and at the time it looked the best game out.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. Gheritt White

    Split/Second is hands-down the best racing game of the gen, IMHO.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. mivanc

    Played at least half of them. The other half don’t interest me.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. tezzer1985

    Half of all your games on the list, are rated, maybe the list should be called games that didn’t sell well

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Revolting

    This is a decent list, although as others have said, certainly some of the games on here were more overlooked than underrated. Enslaved: Journey to the West, for instance; while it may not have dominated the charts, I don’t think I’ve never heard a bad word said about it. Similarly Valkyria Chronicles; very much a niche title, but universally praised by those who were into it. Why the sequels were PSP titles I will never know.

    The game that really shocks me on this list, though, is Dawn of War II; an absolutely brilliant game, and probably the exact opposite of underrated. Everyone who had an interest in either WH40k or RTSs played the hell out of this, didn’t they? And it certainly has it’s fair share of high scores on metacritic. It was both a loved game and a successful game, as far as I’m aware. Not sure what it’s doing here.

    But, yes, many of the titles here were underrated, or perhaps more accurately, simply couldn’t find their audience, obscured and overshadowed by AAA titles and indie gems alike. Brutal Legend was a marmite game; either you loved it or you hated it. I loved it, but unfortunately many people really didn’t. Shame. I regret missing The Saboteur, and I didn’t give Lost Odyssey the time it deserved. I can resolve one of these misses, though; I recently picked up the ill-fated Kingdoms of Alamur in the Steam sale for next to nothing. Looking forward to giving that a fairer shot while I have some downtime.

    Other games that I felt were underrated big time were DoWII’s unfortunate sibling Space Marine, and their THQ cousins the Darksiders brothers. If any of those had received as much love as they deserved, THQ might still be here properly, not just in name.

    Brink is another example; a shooter that was supposed to set the world alight, from what the media had us believe in the lead up to launch; it was the very definition of hype. And then it really, really didn’t live up to expectations at all. Talk about falling flat on your face. The game came and went like a fart in a breeze. Which was a shame, as, while it wasn’t as amazing or revolutionary as it wanted to be, it also wasn’t as terrible and pointless as its reception implied. It had some nice ideas. And then it disappeared into obscurity as if it had never happened. Underrated.

    #23 10 months ago
  24. ManuOtaku

    I have the privilage of owning all this games on the list, playing them, and like/love all of them.

    Great article, but i would had added dark void, dark sector, lost planet and dugeon siege 3.

    #24 10 months ago
  25. Brenna Hillier

    Re: questions of what counts, we weren’t just going for “games that weren’t covered by the press”, which seems to be what many of you have expected, but also “games that didn’t sell as well as they deserved” or “games that were too harshly judged”.

    Too Human is an interesting one; despite it’s flaws, I’m sure at least some of the hate it copped was due to very bad PR. I loved Asura’s Wrath, I think it catches a lot of shit unfairly.

    Lost Planet! Poly, you’re 100% correct, we should have thought of that. Excellent call. Dungeon Siege 3, Dark Sector, and Dark Void, too, Manu.

    I’d totally forgotten TimeShift, somehow.

    Okami I would place in the last generation, or I would agree. Heavenly Sword had a pretty good run, I reckon; it’s just that it was so long ago that it’s sort of been forgotten, I think.

    (@ FlyBoogy aww jeez. Thanks. I’ve fixed that.)

    (@oplauge okay but in our defence we did that ONCE of the half dozen or so times it appears :D Fixed, thanks!)

    #25 10 months ago
  26. DoubleM

    I’m pretty sure no one on the VG247′s staff have played games like Eternal Sonata, Nier or Valkyrie Chronicles (Just read their descriptions). It’s obvious they’ve just read some other lists of underrated games and then made this list.

    Also, Vanquish, Shadows of the Damned or Reckoning are in no way underrated games.

    Here’s some underrated games:

    El Shaddai
    Resonance of Fate
    Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day
    Hotel Dusk
    Brave Story New Traveler

    #26 10 months ago
  27. eTitan

    @Darkfield I hate you…now I wanna go back and cut of Vanir heads in Cimmeria. Man, I loved Age of Conan and would do anything to play a newer MMO like that.

    It was so sad that they had to release it before schedule due to lack of money, they did beat the record for most preorders when it came to MMOs.

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Stephany Nunneley

    @DoubleM Actually, I played both Eternal Sonata and Nier and was the one who added them to list.

    #28 10 months ago
  29. salarta

    Lost Odyssey: Never got to play it. I’d like to, but presently I’d be required to support Microsoft as a console company by buying a 360, and screw that.

    The Saboteur: It was okay, I didn’t get very far before I lost interest. Dialogue felt incredibly shallow and juvenile.

    Alpha Protocol: As suggested in the write-up, I couldn’t get over the core systems coming off too weird and shallow. The concept got me to try it, but the execution made me lose interest pretty fast.

    Valkyria Chronicles: This game was awesome. I’m disappointed the franchise is essentially dead, and that we didn’t get VC3 in the West, but I hold that against Sega for being deluded assholes that have no idea what they’re doing. They essentially held the franchise hostage by forcing incredibly insipid changes and concepts into Valkyria Chronicles 2, then demanding fans of the franchise buy the game for PSP or else “we won’t localize them in the future!” That’s right up there with Squeenix’s “If you want a sequel to Chrono Trigger, buy more copies of the half-assed DS re-release of Chrono Trigger!” attitude in terms of sheer greedy asshole behavior. I’ve found I don’t want to buy Sega games most of the time because of this bullshit; I’ve been avoiding Just Cause 2 specifically because of what they pulled.

    Nier: I played this shortly before I went into “boycott all Squeenix” mode over what they did to Aya and Parasite Eve with 3rd Birthday, among other things. Nier was an amazing and fun game. I really enjoyed digging deeper into its story, and the characters were interesting. Everything about it looked and felt like a game worthy of the Squaresoft of old. It’s just really, really sad that it takes an external developer for Squeenix to be able to publish anything even remotely close to the high quality they once had.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2: If this includes Retribution, it was pretty fun and enjoyable. I liked Adrastia the most, to the point where I’d like to see a future game featuring her. I’d likely buy such a game day one if she was prominent.

    Spec Ops: The Line: This was okay. Nothing special in my eyes. I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s also not the astounding breakthrough it’s been made out to be. It’s definitely worth playing, just not holding up as a cornerstone of the generation or anything.

    Shadows of the Damned: Very fun game, I wish it would’ve gotten more promotion than it received. It felt very stunted toward the end, like it wasn’t quite all it needed to be. If you dig into the storyline more (or maybe it’s up front and I just think it’s obscure), Paula is implied to have been a warrior called the “Unbreakable Huntress” that got defeated and enslaved by the villain, Fleming, for an eternity of torment and torture. It bugs me that the narrative follows a pattern that essentially says “female hero gets defeated and put in her place, ends up reduced to a damsel in distress, unable and unwilling to fight anymore and in need of a male hero to rescue her and do what she failed to do,” but the game is otherwise good.

    Brutal Legend: It was a fun and interesting game, and a unique premise within the industry. In retrospect, the game seems like indie material that was lucky enough to get more funding. And by that, I mean it’s an idea that really deserved that funding, but the idea is entirely anathema to how the industry only supports Hollywood style bland imitations of stuff already done before, only this time forced on an existing IP where it really doesn’t fit. So, pretty much what the write-up says.

    Vanquish: I completely agree with the write-up, this one is tough. I don’t recall dying very often, but I DO recall that unlike nearly any other game I’ve ever played, Vanquish was so intense that I could only handle about an hour before I had to stop for the day. I can play just about any other game all day, but Vanquish takes up a lot of concentration and skill. I recall that I honestly expected Elena would show up in battle wearing a skintight combat suit when promotional material was coming out for the game.

    Two more games not on this list that I think really, REALLY should have been: Folklore and Catherine.

    Folklore was an incredibly interesting sort of fairy tale story with its own very unique approach; it doesn’t come across in any way contrived like nearly all the fairy tale stuff out today does, and Folklore came out before the fairy tales craze hit big. The gameplay for Ellen was fun as well, I’ve seen it described as sort of like one-attack Pokemon. Folklore’s company ultimately went out of business. I vaguely recall some legal or corporate issue meant the developer didn’t get some or all of the money they were supposed to get from Folklore.

    Catherine, on the other hand, was deeper about relationships than any other video game has been to date, given the whole story revolves around that. When the game released, there was talk of turning it into a franchise, but sadly that never happened. Because it was underrated enough to not sell enough for Atlus to want to continue supporting it.

    #29 10 months ago
  30. nea

    Really nice collection. Well picked I have to say and I found myself in so many explanations of Lost Odyssey, Binary Domain, Vanquish or Brütal Legend.

    Thx for that.

    #30 10 months ago
  31. salarta

    I realize in retrospect that I should’ve bolded the titles of each game in my huge post. Ah well. I’ll remember that for next time.

    This is why we need a damned Edit button again already. :P

    #31 10 months ago
  32. Stephany Nunneley

    @salarta How’s that look? :D

    #32 10 months ago
  33. salarta

    @Stephany Nunneley You forgot to put a bow on them!

    Thanks Steph. :D

    #33 10 months ago
  34. Gilbert

    Inexcusable!!! I don’t see RESONANCE OF FATE!!

    #34 10 months ago
  35. Darkfield

    @eTitan Do you realize I’m downloading it again in the middle of my WildStar subscription? DO YOU?

    :D

    #35 10 months ago
  36. Obernox

    I personally think Alice: Madness Returns is the most underrated and undrappreciated game of the generation.

    Followed by Lost Planet 2
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
    Gods Eater Burst
    Anarchy Reigns
    Batman: Arkham Origins
    Soul Calibur V
    BioShock 2
    The Darkness 2
    Gravity Rush

    #36 10 months ago
  37. fearmonkey

    Eternal Sonata
    Enslaved: Journey to the West
    Singularity
    I played most of the titles on this list, but the most underrated game on this list , at least to me, was Singularity. That was a great game, I finished it, and really enjoyed it. It deserved far more attention than it got, and had a great ending.

    As far as the others on this list, Some get honorable mentions, but they didn’t live up to their potential.
    Age of Conan – Was awesome from 1 to 20, and then got really boring after level 35. I got in the 40′s and left.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – A really good game, deserved far better than it got attention wise, but still could have been better. Would have loved a sequel.

    Bulletstorm – I was blown away how beautiful this game is on PC, just gorgeous.

    Brütal Legend – Was amazing right up to the point it became a RTS and then I didnt care for it anymore. If it would have continued with the same gameplay it started with, it would have been a fav,

    Shadows of the Damned – A weird sex laden horror game that was fun, but ultimately didnt keep my interest to finish it. IU want to go back and finish it someday though.

    #37 10 months ago
  38. fearmonkey

    I Meant to note these as well.

    Eternal Sonata – great game, but you dont get achievements till your 2nd playthrough?

    Enslaved: Journey to the West -fun and very underrated.

    #38 10 months ago
  39. Opalauge

    @salarta

    What you write about Nier can be totally relayed to Lost Odyssey. This game represents everything that we once loved about Squaresoft-Games.
    To play this would also grant you the opportunity to play Tales of Vesperia. It’s definetly one of the best games in the series and a lot better than all sequels until today.

    #39 10 months ago
  40. salarta

    @Opalauge Yeah, if it was available on Steam, I’d buy and play it. But it’s on 360, and the original XBox One plans definitively proved everything bad I expected out of Microsoft’s intentions for being involved in consoles. I bought and played The Last Story, and that felt like the first actual Final Fantasy game in a good 10 years, despite not having Final Fantasy trappings like chocobos and summons.

    #40 10 months ago
  41. Clupula

    Couple things about the list…

    1) Enslaved is not underrated. That game was shoved down our throats at launch like all of Ninja Theory’s titles. Not sure why reviewers have such hard-ons for them, but whenever Ninja Theory shits out a new game, we’re all supposed to love it, despite the many, many flaws present. In Enslaved’s case, the most glaring was the lack of any danger to the platforming. Why bother having platforming if you can’t die during it? Anyway, I am actually very glad that the game failed, because the failure of a Western title like Enslaved is what convinced Namco to change tactics and start localizing their Tales of titles again. If Enslaved must be sacrificed to ensure I receive JRPG goodness, then I will pull out its heart without hesitation.

    2) Eternal Sonata is kind of awful

    3) Even as a fan of Brutal Legend, I think your description of it gets exactly why it was unpopular wrong. It wasn’t that people were bored by the third person elements and wanted to get to the RTS parts quicker, it’s that the RTS parts were not what they wanted to play. I know a lot of people who told me they loved the game UNTIL the RTS parts happened. I was someone who actually enjoyed those sections but I am in the vast minority there.

    #41 10 months ago
  42. Clupula

    @salarta There was never any talk of turning Catherine into a franchise. Just using the Golden Theatre theme in several games.

    #42 10 months ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Paid mods pulled from Steam Workshop, purchases to be refunded

    Paid mods are no more. “We thought this would result in better mods for everyone, both free and paid. But we underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim’s workshop.” Steam Workshop’s controversial new paid mods feature has been axed in response to community feedback, […]

  • Modders are developers and should have the chance to earn rewards, says Bethesda

    Bethesda Game Studios has released a lengthy statement explaining why it elected to trial paid mods for Skyrim, and explaining the revenue split. Skyrim My Little Pony horse mod by Sekai Bethesda has said paid mods are still in their infancy, and that it is listening to feedback and will make changes if necessary. “We […]

  • Broken Age Act 2 will be available to everyone today

    Broken Age is finally complete, ending the three year saga of Double Fine Adventure. Broken Age Act 2 released to backers yesterday, 24 hours ahead of its general release on Tuesday, US time. Those who bought the game through Steam after the first half released, or who pick it up now, should find they have […]

  • The Simpsons skins come to Minecraft on PlayStation this week

    The Simpsons skin pack for Minecraft is coming to PlayStation platforms this week. Following the release of The Simpsons skin pack on Xbox platforms back in January, Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing the same pack to PlayStation systems. There are skins for the Simpsons family, principal Skinner, Willie, Dewey Largo, and more. It will […]

  • Survarium gets massive new patch to rebalance faction system

    Survarium’s latest update brings major changes to the faction system. Survarium has received a massive new patch that changes how the faction system works by increasing the amount of reputation required to gain new ranks and giving all factions beginner and maximum level items. The list of patch notes is huge, with plenty of faction-specific […]

  • Diablo 3 player reaches max level in one minute

    With the right equipment and in the right location, you can reach Diablo 3′s max level in one minute. Diablo 3 player Dat Modz has reached level 70 – the max level in the game – in sixty-six seconds. Here’s how he did it: he made sure to be in the game’s Cow Level, to […]

  • Konami no longer trading in New York Stock Exchange

    Konami has voluntarily delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange. Konami has announced today in a press release that it has delisted itself from the NYSE stock market, effective April 24. The press release [download] says the publisher has terminated its reporting obligations, but will nonetheless continue to publish financial statements in English. The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is available to pre-load on Xbox One

    You can download Wolfenstein: The Old Blood starting today from Xbox Live. If you pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Store, then you can start pre-loading the full game now. The game’s pre-load page is now live. The size is a bit large at 37.41GB. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: what we know about upcoming Exotic weapons and armour

    Destiny expansion House of Wolves will add a few Exotic weapons and armour pieces to the game. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. Destiny expert Alex has cross-referenced what Bungie revealed for House of Wolves so far against what the community managed to learn from scanning the game’s database to present […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection connectivity issues force cancellation of official tournament

    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]