Good games that are unknown

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Apr 9, 2011

Good games that are unknown by Quanno at 6:19 PM (3,129 Views / 0 Likes) 31 replies

  1. Quanno
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    What are some games that are really worth mentioning but not that well known?

    For me it would be Timeshift. It was a pretty decent FPS with Time-control as base:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4aTnnJ73q0[/youtube]
    Too bad it wasn't that known...

    So, you guys have more of those?
     


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    all i can say is Amnesia: the dark descent

    scariest game ever made, no matter how much of a man you are
     
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    Mine would probably be Prototype. Amazing game, but (from what I've seen) very few people have heard of it. And all the people I know are graphics whores who love games like Prototype.
     
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    Wait, prototype was on xbox as well?
     
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    Play Conquest Of The Long Bow.

    A classic DOS game.
     
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    On the PC side here are a few

    King's Bounty Series (for everyone wanting an actual HOMM sequel)
    Monkey Island 1&2 Special Editions (Point and click isn't dead!)
    Anomaly Warzone Earth (a reverse tower defense game)
    Day of Defeat: Source (Yeah I realize it's 'another' ww2 shooter but its good really)
     
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    Sorry about that...
     
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    Sanitarium. One of my all time favorite PC games.
     
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    this thread is for PC games...
     
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    Max and The Magic Marker
    Beat Hazard
     
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    I guess are we talking about 'obscure' PC games? Do we talk about DOS game which probably a good 90% of people here have never heard of (Syndicate, Crusader No Remorse, etc) despite being 'huge' games in their time?

    What are the criteria? I could probably prattle off a hundred 'unknown' games that were huge in their day. Where the hell is Links!!!! I WANT A REALISTIC GOLF GAME DAMN IT!
     
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    Cave Story (Kind of popular - depends where you look)

    And I second on Sanitarium. Awesome game.
     
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    Fuck YES. Sanitarium will rock your socks off. You can get it at GoG, or the "usual" places.
     
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    The 7th Guest
    SiN Episodes
     
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    Not sure why 7th Guest is on the list? I mean that was as popular as Myst back in the day! Can you really call that 'unknown'
     
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    how many people know it now though?
    im sure the older people do but games like myst kept making sequels and 7th guest never had a sequel or remake ect...
     
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    If we're simply talking age 'memory' I could prattle off a half-a-dozen 'unknown' games that were huge in their day

    Bard's Tale
    Syndicate
    Populous
    Phantasmgoria
    Grim Fandango
    Gabriel Knight

    FYI 7th Guest had a sequel, the 11th Hour.

    I guess that's why I was asking for what 'unknown' meant. While I loved all those games, I probably wouldn't expect someone today to pick them up and go HOLY CRAP THATS AWESOME. I think there are some great indie games coming out right now that do deserve some attention and are 'unknown'. Anomaly Warzone Earth I mentioned is a great example of that. Anything in the Humble Bundles are worth looking at as well.
     
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    clive barker's undying, no one lives forever, sitting ducks, chasm, imperium galactica 1-2 and a lot more....
    i wouldn't list dos games, since the gaming wasn't that popular thing back then as it is now or about 5-10 years ago they were all pretty unknown mostly
    prototype...i dunno, i think it was kinda popular
     
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    All of my friends in school dont even know what Team Fortress 2 or steam or any steam game, they just play CoD.
     
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