Games TM did a neat little feature this month on the best overlooked games this generation. To be specific, they did a top 25 (in no particular order), which is as follows :|
Conan (PS3, 360) - "A game well worth the couple of coins it can be found for today"
The Club (PC, PS3, 360) - "Bizarre Creations' rare divergence from the driving genre managed to boldly combine tight shooter mechanics, an old-school score attack vibe and even racing sensibilities to create something truly original"
Zack & Wiki : The quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) - "Its actually one of the better and more inventive Wii games available"
Dark Sector (PC, PS3, 360) - "In the Glaive, Digital Extremes had a catch-all instrument of awesomeness"
The world ends with you (DS) - "Lost among thousands of DS games despite being one of the most creative RPG's in years"
Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) - "Valkyria's rise was a slow and steady one, though the low uptake over here means it was always destined to be a cult classic"
Lost in Blue 3 (DS) - "Its engrossing and probably represents the series' pinnacle so far"
X-Men origins : Wolverine (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360) - "The exception that proves the 'licensed games are all awful' rule, and one to check out if you just want to switch your brain off and hurt people"
Ninja Blade (PC, 360) - "Its not often you get to play an all-in-pink Ninja that throws wrecking balls at giant spiders"
Punch-out!! (Wii) - "Next Level Games did a fine job of following up Super Punch-Out!!, and while the template hadnt changed almost 20 years, it also proved that it didnt need to"
The Bigs 2 Baseball (DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360) - "2K's explosive take on the sport isn't all that dissimilar to Mario Kart - an accessible, OTT game that emphasises fun over all else and barely even requires knowledge of the sport"
Nier (PS3, 360) - "You'll never play another game like it because there wont ever be another game like it"
Wet (PS3, 360) - "Technically just shy of solid but immensely playable, the action-packed shooter was a playful and stylish adventure in the Tarantino mould"
Muramasa : The Demon Blade (Wii) - "Muramasa was an absolutely beautiful 2D adventure that remains one of the Wii's most intense graphical workouts"
Resonance of fate (PS3, 360) - "We'd completely forgotten it even existed until it came up in converation and we were inspired to return to it, only to find it slowly develops into one of the most interesting JRPG's ever made"
Alpha Protocol (PC, PS3, 360) - "Obsidians vision and commitment were enough to spin what could have been a disaster into a game that begs to be played"
Singularity (PC, PS3, 360) - "Ravens FPS took many of the concepts of the disappointing Timeshift and made them its own, creating a genuine ray of light in a genre swamped with Call of Duty copycats"
Enslaved : Odyssey to the West (PS3, 360) - "If your going to show your support for new original games, there are few stronger horses to back than Enslaved"
Deadly Premonition (360) - "Those that do take the plunge with this game might just find themselves surprised to find that a game so technically shabby can be some damn entertaining"
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (PS3, 360) - "Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom is a charming and enchanting adventure. If your still waiting for The Last Guardian to materialize, then this is your game"
WWE All Stars (3DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 360) - "It overcomes regular classification to offer an entertaining fighting experience"
Shadows of the Damned (PS3, 360) - "Its Resident Evil 4, as seen through the eyes of a grubby-minded teenager"
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3, 360) - "Its a beautiful game whether you enjoy the rhythmic combat or not"
Malicious (PS3, PS Vita) - "Malicious is a clever fusion of boss battles and shooter elements. This could and should have been a Bayonetta contender"
Syndicate (PC, PS3, 360) - "Elements of Crysis fusing with ideas pinched from the classic RTS from which the game takes its name make for a stunning and satisfying slice of cyberpunk silliness"
Ok, that was way too much typing for a Sunday morning . Definitely going to seek a few of these out though, especially Malicious on the Vita.....never even heard of it!.
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