When the entire world was disappointed with lockdowns and restrictions, there was one group that was quite happy with so much time at their disposal—gamers. That’s right, gamers cannot have enough free time on their hand to fulfill the desire of exploring every single inch of the digital universe.
Countless games have been the center of attention for millions of professional and amateur gamers. However, amidst all the amazing titles such as The Witcher, Call of Duty, PUBG, and numerous others, some titles did not get the appreciation they deserved. Today, we will tell you about some of these underrated games that are quite exciting in reality.
Launched in 2008, Mirror’s Edge introduced us to a unique gaming perspective. It allowed players to do all sorts of crazy parkour stunts from a first-person perspective such as engaging in combat, and picking up weapons. On top of all, it made them good runners and jumpers.
Developers put extra attention to every little detail. For instance, during the game, when the runner speeds up, the camera starts to shake in synchronization as if there is no camera. The primary focus of the game, however, was on parkour. Hence, not all gamers appreciated the uniqueness and beauty of the game.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Another FPS game that did not hit the spotlight was this Wolfenstein sequel. Despite offering an intense emotional and adventurous environment, The New Order stayed buried in the background, while games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Far Cry 4 skyrocketed to fame.
The story depicts a Nazi-ruled alternate universe, filled with fear, domination, and dictatorship. You have to get by difficult scenarios to achieve freedom from insanity.
Everyone was mesmerized by the iconic depiction of a post-apocalyptic wasteland by George Miller in Mad Max: Fury Road. However, the video game interpretation of the movie was not able to hit the same Bull’s-Eye.
Similar to the movie, the game features a barren wasteland, ruled by a cynical ruler. Everyone is scavenging for scraps, weapons, and tools to survive the day ahead. Even the advanced vehicular combat sequences were not able to save the game’s fate.
CounterSpy is a side-scrolling 2D spy video game loosely based around the Cold War. Players take on the control of a spy, who is working for an impartial agency seeking to sabotage nuclear and military plans of superpower countries.
You get to sneak around military labs, go through Top Secret plans for the sole purpose of gathering intel against the enemy forces. The game exudes a comic book feel, which makes it not-so-serious gameplay overall. This completely new POV for players was simply not enough to save it from failure.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game put forward by Crystal Dynamics in 2015. Players control the notorious Lara Croft as she embarks upon a journey across Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh.
The major complaint fans had about this game was that it did not live up to the mark as its prequel, back in 2013. Putting aside the follow-up storyline, the game has an abundance of plot twists, and great game quality.
No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky challenges the limits of exploration and survival with its limitless outer space environment. In the game, you control a character known as the Traveller, whose life revolves around four primary functions: combat, trading, exploration, and survival.
Despite all its flaws, the game does manage to provide a sense of utopia while you explore the vast universe in your ways. With a pair of headphones, you could get lost in the timelessness and beauty of this game.
Thief: Deadly Shadows
This game made its way into the market back in 2004. Ion Storm developed this amazing stealth video game, hoping it would reach the same fame as its prequels, Thief and Thief II. Players primarily had two major concerns: an abundance of loading screens that interrupted gameplay and omissions of usable items such as blackjack and rope arrow. Apart from these, it provided engaging and exciting gameplay overall.
Give These a Try
These are only some of the games deprived of mainstream attention despite several tempting factors. With the help of a fast internet connection, you could give them yet another try before you move on to other games.