What are some criminally Under-rated games?

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  1. superspudz2000
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    so i noticed that a lot of good games get a European only release and get passed over in America, mostly retro consoles. the most recent victim is Trip World on the eShop.

    what are some really good games that didn't get a fair chance?

    Earthbound / Mother 3 obviously.

    NES: Gimmick, Devil World, Final Fantasy II, Dragonball (dragon power)

    Gameboy: Trip World, Bomb Jack, Die Maus, Worms, Jelly Boy

    SNES: lot of RPGs, Fushigi no Dungeon, Blackthorne, Lester the unlikely, Super E.D.F.

    PC: Transport Tycoon, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, Lemonade Tycoon, Slay.

    Gameboy Advance: Kuru Kuru Kururin, CT Special Forces 3, Downforce, Invader, Mr. Nutz, Back to Stone, Car Battler Joe, Black Matrix Zero.

    Gamecube: Doshin the Giant, Giftpia, Homeland, Kururin Squash

    DS: retro game challenge/Game Center CX

    Dreamcast: Shenmue
     


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    Zeno Clash:



    Zeno Clash II:


    Epic gameplay/art/music/story/graphics/world/weirdness. I'm so disappointed with the low sales this game is getting, and critics aren't helping either, they give it low scores with out even playing the game.
     
  4. kristianity77

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    With the guy above, Nier is fantastic. Best soundtrack this generation for me also.

    Ive only got the 360 so can only comment on underrated games on this system. But you really should check up some of the following that went under the radar at the time.

    Singularity
    Deadly Premonition
    Majin
    Shadows Of The Damned
     
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    How is Mother 3 under-rated when everyone who's ever played it loves it and it regularly gets recommended as one of the best games on the GBA? I think you're getting under-rated and not massively commercially successful mixed up.

    Same goes for Shenmue...
     
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    EarthBound/Mother 3 don't count at all. In fact, I'd say most nonfans would say it's overrated.
     
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    Oh and i missed this to start with...define "a lot", because historically Europe/UK and Australia have always been brutally shafted over getting the releases that were seen in the US and Japan.
     
  9. Sakitoshi

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    most "Tales of" games suffer of this
    Battle Stadium DON
    WarioWare Twisted for europeans
    several rhythm games that never leave japan like Project Diva(not anymore because of F!!! but I want f, the vita version)
    SonicWings Special
    and I can go on and on
     
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    Vagrant Story

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  11. superspudz2000
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    in hindsight the title should have been different..
    i meant overlooked/cancelled too early/denied sequels by the powers that be.

    i wonder what the early sales figures were for Earthbound zero or Shenmue. there must have been a good reason not to continue north american releases.
     
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    The Danger Zone

    Yeah basically this, I played it and it was really underwhelming. People just think it's "underrated" or a "gem" because it's Japan-only.
     
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    Must be a love hate game, because i felt the opposite. After playing through Golden Sun (awful), Link to the Past (dull) and Chain of Memories (ok but irritating) Mother 3 was a breath of fresh air. The only bit i felt was annoying was the final sequence.
     
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    Ghost mania and Toki Tori on wiiware (the former is an addictive tetris-style puzzler, the latter a one-man lemmings game)

    Okay, Toki Tori got a sequel, but without all the tools to use and no eggs to collect, it's a totally different game.

    De Blob 2 also deserves mentioning. Beautiful 3D platformer with nice story, humor and so on. I doubt anyone has even played it.
     
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    In Argentina.... pretty much everything that it's not FIFA, PES, COD, GTA, etc. is underrated here. People is that stupid!
    I never met a person in my entire life (IRL) that had played a Zelda game :glare:
     
  16. lismati

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    Yes.
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on the first xbox. It's so great, yet so unknown. Also, you can play it (the HD version of it to be exact) on PC, PS3, and Vita now.
     
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    The Gungrave games for PS2
     
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    You have Retro Game Challenge on the list.
    Our work here is done.
     
  19. Gahars

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    Can it really be underrated if everyone and their mother heaps praise upon it day in and day out?

    On topic, Timesplitters: Future Perfect. It is the waifest of my video game waifus.
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    I would say for me, Super Adventure Island 2.

    People didn't like it because it wasn't Adventure Island, but fuck man, it was still an incredibly fun game.