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Title: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Virtus on December 01, 2010, 01:40:13 AM
Welcome to the List of Criminally Underrated Games!! This is where the community can post great but unknown/underrated/underpopular games from any platform as suggestions for others to try!

This thread may be useful if you're looking for more games to explore or want to try something new or different.

Rules:
Major/popular games won't fit in this list for obvious reasons.
Clearly state which console/platform the game(s) are on.



WiiGamin's list:

GBA:
Advance Wars
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Boktai
Boktai II
Golden Sun
Golden Sun: The Lost Age

N64:
Rocket: Robot on Wheels

Gamecube:
Megaman: Network Transmission
Star Wars: Bounty Hunter



Rooskie's list:

N64:
Jet Force Gemini


JamsX's list:

NES:
Mother (Was originally Earthbound)
River City Ransom
METAL STORM (Seriously, I've only seen ONE OTHER PERSON mention this game in any underrated NES game list ever. Any platformer fan should play this.)

PS1:
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

SNES:
Mother 2 (Earthbound everywhere besides Japan)

GBA:
Mother 3 (Would have been Earthbound 2 here)
River City Ransom EX
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3
Yu Yu Hakusho Tournament Tactics



Raysie's list:

PS1:
Crash Team Racing

GBC:
Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors



Priestess1's list:

Game Cube:
Baten Kaitos:  Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.  (I would add Origins, but I haven't even played it).
Harvest Moon:  A Wonderful Life.  (It has a good fanbase, but I still know a lot of people who have no idea what this series is).
Harvest Moon:  Another Wonderful Life.  (It's the girl version).

N64:
Quest 64  (It has a low rating in review, but it's still fun to play.  It's a very simple-minded RPG).
Jet Force Gemini (This was a fun outer space shooting game!  Wacky and cartoony, but fun!)

GBC:
Harvest Moon 1-3 (All of them were fun games.  All relaxing to play).



If you have some games that you would like to share to the world, post them in here!
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Rooskie on December 01, 2010, 01:41:07 AM
N64: Jet Force Gemini
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: JamsX on December 01, 2010, 01:49:02 AM
NES:
Mother (Was originally Earthbound)
River City Ransom
METAL STORM (Seriously, I've only seen ONE OTHER PERSON mention this game in any underrated NES game list ever. Any platformer fan should play this.)

PS1:
Vandal Hearts
Vandal Hearts II
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

SNES:
Mother 2 (Earthbound everywhere besides Japan)

GBA:
Mother 3 (Would have been Earthbound 2 here)
River City Ransom EX
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3
Yu Yu Hakusho Tournament Tactics
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Raysie on December 01, 2010, 01:55:28 AM
PS1: Crash Team Racing

Yeah that game was rated highly and it didn't sell too badly, but the thing about this game that no ever mentioned was how it blew away Mario Kart 64. Mario Kart 64 got all the attention for just being Mario while a gem like CTR (Which in my opinion was better than MK64 in every single catergory) was hardly given as much attention.

So here am I saying CTR rocked! LOL

GBC: Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors:

Seriously the most under-rated DBZ game, ever. No DBZ fan that's played this has had a bad thing to say about this game. No one noticed this beauty as it came out quite late in the GBC's life.

----

I know there are even more underrated games I've missed, but I definitely will be back to finish my assualt.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: priestess1 on December 02, 2010, 11:28:15 PM
xD  Hahaha!  I wonder if I was the influence in the creation of this thread because I made an underrated game thread a few days before this.

My list:

Game Cube:

Baten Kaitos:  Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.  (I would add Origins, but I haven't even played it).
Harvest Moon:  A Wonderful Life.  (It has a good fanbase, but I still know a lot of people who have no idea what this series is).
Harvest Moon:  Another Wonderful Life.  (It's the girl version).

N64:

Quest 64  (It has a low rating in review, but it's still fun to play.  It's a very simple-minded RPG).
Jet Force Gemini (This was a fun outer space shooting game!  Wacky and cartoony, but fun!)

GBC:

Harvest Moon 1-3 (All of them were fun games.  All relaxing to play).
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Virtus on December 02, 2010, 11:46:34 PM
xD  Hahaha!  I wonder if I was the influence in the creation of this thread because I made an underrated game thread a few days before this.
No, I noticed that thread soon after I made this. lol
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: priestess1 on January 13, 2011, 10:35:37 PM
You know, Wii, I have a feeling you would really like Jet Force Gemini....
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Virtus on January 14, 2011, 12:05:48 AM
I've heard that title name a lot, but never really looked into it. I might just do so, it seems interesting. :)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: priestess1 on January 14, 2011, 11:55:52 AM
=P  I guess you can look at videos on Youtube.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Space on January 22, 2011, 09:18:24 AM
err..


N64: Road Rash 64 (hardly anyone i know has heard of this, without a doubt some of the funniest things you'll ever do and see in a n64 game).

Jet Force Gemini - Awesome, just awesome.


Jaguar (yes, jaguar) - Dino dudes, (think of lemmings)
Alien vs predator, (one of the best FPS games i've played, yet because of such a lowly known console, so many missed out)

Xbox - Call of Cthulu: edges of darkness - best thriller game i've played, excellent story.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: GreenKirby on January 22, 2011, 11:25:46 AM
GO CTR and Star wars bounty hunter too those were wayyy fun. :)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: XX-STR8 on January 31, 2011, 12:37:02 AM
SNES: R-Type 3, Killer Instinct.
Dreamcast: San Fransisco Rush 2049, Rez.
N64: Killer Instinct Gold, Turok 3.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: iSubaru on February 02, 2011, 06:37:32 AM
Quote
Gamecube:
Megaman: Network Transmission
Oh dang yes :D

What about list hmm...maybe those... (in brackets is statet WHY)

GBA
Boktai III (If Boktai I and II goes why not III?)

Wii
Super Swing Golf 2 (Nice golf game from PC taken to Wii, even that swinging can be problematic, going on button play is pretty nice)

GC
Megaman X Command Mission (Oh come on, it's Rockman *cough* Megaman X :D)
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Underrated by many because it's not PC version, tough diffrent from it, still pretty nice)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Virtus on February 02, 2011, 10:50:38 AM
I didn't know Boktai III existed, haha.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Devilmandex on February 23, 2011, 04:34:13 PM
DS
Naruto 3D fighter thingy.. can't remember it's name
Bleach DS

Gamecube
Super Mario Sunshine
Pikmin
sonic heroes

GBA
Dragon ball Z supersonic warriors, taiketsu and buu's fury (that's 3 different games)

GBC

Dragon warrior 2 or 3?.. huge games

Pokemon jade
shame it was dubbed as a pokemon game and had poor translation. anyone know of a good translation for that game?

Sega genesis

Sailor moon
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Mycatisbigfoot on February 23, 2011, 05:40:16 PM
Well
Mother (Earthbound Zero)
Mother 2 (Earthbound)
Mother 3 (Earthbound 2)
Metabots for the GBA (the rpg pokemon kind of clone)
Mario sunshine
Gyromite  Yes its fun when playing with out rob


I might have more soon,
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Sora on March 13, 2011, 03:30:01 PM
FDS (Famicom Disk System):
Nazo no Murasamejou (epic music).
SNES:
Final Fantasy V epic game kind of forgotten because of FFVII

any many more that I cant of think of now
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Delimon on March 21, 2011, 11:01:17 AM
You know, Wii, I have a feeling you would really like Jet Force Gemini....

I still have that game and still can't f'in beat it after all these years! How the heck do you beat dis ting?????
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: grimangel on April 23, 2011, 08:25:30 AM
gotcha force = gc
project justice = dc
blue dragon = 360
arc rise fantasia = wii

those are just from the top of my head theres a lot more but i cant think of them right now.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Space on April 25, 2011, 07:56:54 PM
I thought i'd add this to the list, Deadly Premonition. It's a very rare game to find in most places, most people won't pick it up cause it's new and from an unknown dev, but seriously, give it a purchase, well worth the money and time.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: KiDxMuscle on April 27, 2011, 06:46:13 PM
i belive The Bouncer on ps2 is a highly under rated game :'(
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Asmodean on April 28, 2011, 09:10:06 AM
Saturn: Panzer Dragoon Saga (i know its 'heard of' but not nearly as much as any other game of its calibar ^^), Clockwork Knights  (crazyass fun game lol)
PS1: Monter Rancher 2, Chrono Cross, The Legend of Dragoon (rating-wise anyway. i mean 6.4 @gamespot, wtf was this guy smoking lol)
PS2: Shadow Hearts, Arc: Twilight of the Spirits (Brilliant game)
XBox: Jade Empire (at least to my knowledge its not well known, compared to KOTOR etc)
N64: Body Harvest, Diddy Kong Racing
GC: Baten Kaitos (already mentioned i see)

 ;D All i could think off off the top of me head
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: TheLittlestBowl on May 29, 2011, 12:34:50 PM
famicom -
mother 1

snes -
mother 2 (earthbound)

gba -
Mother 3

sega genesis/mega drive-
gunstar heroes

ps1-
chrono cross (i myself enjoyed it more than chrono trigger, which is severely overhypered...good game but overhyped)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: CrAcKo on May 29, 2011, 12:52:42 PM
Katamari Damacy (PS2)

Cyberbots (PS1)
Ehrgeiz (PS1)
DonPachi (PS1)
DoDonPachi (PS1)
SaGa Frontier (PS1)
SaGa Frontier 2 (PS1)

Sunset Riders (SNES)
Super Aleste (SNES)
Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss (SNES)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: SFDark on June 11, 2011, 09:52:55 AM
Im not sure if these were given bad ratings but they weren't played by enough people.


DS

Lock's Quest
Tao's Adventure

GameCube

Billy Hatcher
Chibi Robo
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life/Another Wonderful Life
Kirby Air Ride
Amazing Island

Xbox

Speed Kings

GBA

Final Fantasy: Tactics Advanced

Wii

Elebits (not sure about this one, I had a lot of fun with it)


And many more!  ;D
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: veerved on June 22, 2011, 08:53:26 PM
Don't you think tao's quest and lock's adventure are in the same vein? I tried playing them but it was a bit too repetitive for me.
But Boktai 1-3, Shining soul, contact, golden sun? Though I am not sure if golden sun is underrated by other people at all. All the harvest moon games...
hmm I feel like buying a gba right now to relive the old days  :D
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Hawk the slayer on June 23, 2011, 11:38:24 AM
I have just 1 right now coz i was talking about it in another post and came here just to say

RESIDENT EVIL SURVIVOR (fps where u had to use a light gun to play it)

ps1 i think!  8)

PEACE
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: GreenKirby on June 23, 2011, 12:23:53 PM
Im not sure if these were given bad ratings but they weren't played by enough people.


DS

Lock's Quest
Tao's Adventure

GameCube

Billy Hatcher
Chibi Robo
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life/Another Wonderful Life
Kirby Air Ride
Amazing Island

Xbox

Speed Kings

GBA

Final Fantasy: Tactics Advanced

Wii

Elebits (not sure about this one, I had a lot of fun with it)


And many more!  ;D

Definitely kirby air ride that game was amazing...did not get the creds that is so completely deserved.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Space on June 24, 2011, 09:49:29 AM
got one for you guys.

Majin: The Forsaken Kingdom (ps3).

utterly ignored and never seen. definitely a hidden gem among the rough.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: pieisgood831 on June 28, 2011, 09:40:58 PM
Might as well choose a few off the top of my head

N64
Mischief Makers - A strange game, it's either love or hate. I loved it.

Bomberman 64 - Crazy hard puzzle/action game. I call it a part puzzle because later levels require a LOT of thinking/bomb jumping, expecially if going for 100%.

Bomberman 64: The Second Attack - More action than 64, but less puzzling.

Goemon's Great Adventure - One of my favorite 2D platformer's on the N64. Amazing music, visuals, and gameplay.

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon - Very different from above, as it's a 3D adventure game, but still amazing for all the same reasons.

Playstation
Legend of Legaia - Brutal RPG that has an interesting battle system and doesn't focus on grinding as much as other RPG's. It obviously helps, but is completely possible to beat without if played smart.

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life - On of my two favorite Harvest Moons. Farmin', minin', marryin' and all the rest.

Digimon World - Got good reviews, but nobody has ever heard of it. Raise Digimon, explore the island, battle others for them to join and help the town, Digimon dies, rinse and repeat. Extremely addicting. Needs to be remade.

GB/GBC/GBA
Pokemon Card Battle - The only Pokemon card game on the market. We need more Pokemon Cards!

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town - Basically a clone of PS harvest moon, but portable!

Dragon Warrior Monster 2 - A Pokemon like raising system mixed with Dragon warrior battle system. I poured hours into this game when I was younger.

Wii
Muramasa: The Demon Blade - A 2D sidescroller with Okami-like graphics, special moves, and easy to learn, hard to master gameplay.

Gamecube
F-Zero GX - Come on, even though this site loves this game, nobody outside Gamecube enthusiasts have even played this game. My favorite racing game of all time.

May post some later if I think of them.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Arwing904 on June 30, 2011, 11:19:40 AM
Space Station Silicon Valley (N64)

Created by DMA Design (later to become known as Rockstar), this game was completely over the top, letting you roam 3D levels using motorized animals.

Ikaruga (Gamecube)

Tried to boost the dying SHMUP genre, but the difficulty level put a lot of people off.

Keio Flying Squadron 2 (Sega Saturn)

Side-Scrolling platformer starring a bunny girl and typically insane Japanese plot... Shame nobody bought it as they are really missing out!

Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: TASE on July 01, 2011, 08:42:14 PM
Don't know if anybody posted this but

Conker's Bad Fur Day

It was released really late in the N64 carrier.
March 5, 2001

It didn't sell well but its amazing and really used the N64's power I mean voice over on the N64?
I luckly picked up a copy for 50 bucks but I see it goes higher lately.



Dungeon Keeper (PC)

Dungeon Keeper is an amazing game. They released two but it wasn't very popular. Company: Bullfrog. What is this Bullfrog you say? Well here's two games you probably know. ThemePark, Populous.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: MeeMeesiko on July 03, 2011, 01:44:51 AM
PC:
- Activision's Battlezone (1995). The best game ever in that era, period. This game deserved a million times more attention than it received, cementing together Real Time Strategy and First Person Shooter.
- Serious Sam. Awesome little FPS from way back when.
- World of Goo. Those of you that have played it know what I'm talking about.

Classic Arcade:
- Marble Madness. The most ridiculously impossible game... Ever.
- Joust. You think any game you've ever played was hard? You're wrong.

NES:
- Battle Toads. Yes, I have finished this game. Bow down before me.  :D
- Duck Hunt. Not really "underrated," but mostly forgotten in this generation. Has anyone played this on the classic NES system? This was the Wii 20 years ahead of schedule.

SNES:
- Kirby's Avalanche. Another awesome gem that no one remembers.

Dreamcast:
- Basically any really good game on this system was underrated because the system itself is the most *Criminally Underrated Console* in history.
  - Chu-Chu Rocket (MOUSE MANIA!!)
  - Shenmue (Most gamers haven't experienced this one, even if they've heard of it. GET THIS GAME.)
  - Crazy Taxi (This game was amazing in its heydey)
  - DDR (First system to have a Dance Dance Revolution series ported to it. So effing fun.)
  - Skies of Arcadia (Before it was on Gamecube this game was practically unknown)
  - Grandia II (Another fantastic RPG tons of gamers missed)
  - Worms World Party (The very first game I ever played online on a console, running on a Dial-Up internet speed.)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Bakri on July 12, 2011, 12:51:27 AM
PS2 - Okami
N64 - Buck Bumble
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: pieisgood831 on July 12, 2011, 01:06:55 PM
N64 - Buck Bumble

Oh god, that title theme. Worth it to get the game for that song alone. Greatest title song i've ever heard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DDY299Ly4# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DDY299Ly4#)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: oO Paradox on July 14, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
Xbox 360
Dishwasher: Dead Samurai

Gamecube
I-Ninja
Shadow The Hedgehog
WarioWare

Sega Genesis
EVERY BATTLETOADS GAME
Sonic CD


There are some others, I just can't rememeber them.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: GreenKirby on July 23, 2011, 08:55:02 PM
You know i don't think soul calibur to really got its deserves on the cube so Soul Calibur II
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Wild Weasel on July 28, 2011, 04:46:32 PM
If you have heard of (or even managed to play) the arcade games Air Gallet, Donpachi, Espgaluda, Progear No Arashi and Hellfire, give yourself a mighty pat on the back as they are the best undiscoverd SHMUPs released in the last 15 years or so! :) Its well worth dusting off that old arcade stick lying forgotten in your attic and trying them out via emulation!!
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Jackdevil on July 29, 2011, 05:52:40 AM
N64: Jet Force Gemini
i second that, that was a great game.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: fly me10 on August 05, 2011, 08:31:22 PM
N64: terisphere :D
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: crimson knight on August 31, 2011, 03:46:55 PM
the person who posted spongebob must be stupid or something.

anyways
ps1
legend of dragoon
granstream saga (highly under rated, no one has even heard of this)

ps2
shadow hearts 1-3 (i hate people dissing 3, it has its own charm)
tales of the abyss
hot wheels world race (seriously there arnt alot of people that know about this one, though it was the first on the ps2 in the hot wheels series it has better graphics despite it being on cd)

xbox360 (hate the system, just have it for the few games that i like that arnt on ps3)
project sylpheed (space shooter)
the last remnant
infinite undiscovery (you will have fun as long as you dont try getting the achievments, its by square-enix and yes i do highly recomend this one and not for people with sd tv's as you actually need to listen)

psp:
persona revolations
crimson gem saga

thats it for me for now
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: GreenKirby on September 03, 2011, 12:05:48 PM
space invaders extreme and space invaders extreme 2 for DS most amazing games every im like 7th in over all the world in the records :D its such a great accent to the original game.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Sagris on September 13, 2011, 06:53:32 PM
Terranigma was good too!
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: quailstorm on October 25, 2011, 09:23:10 AM
Quake(specially this why?) for Sega Saturn is very underrated. I've played it with a REAL Saturn and it's good. Controls are better than on my mobile. :)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: DarkZio on November 06, 2011, 09:19:00 PM
VAY-sega cd and the masked rider for sega cd lol what it was awesome when your 10 lol
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: torturelabs on November 07, 2011, 01:52:16 AM
ActRaiser 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActRaiser_2)
I never hear anyone recommend this game.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: DarkZio on January 01, 2012, 06:37:47 PM
ActRaiser 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActRaiser_2)
I never hear anyone recommend this game.
i absolutely 100% agree on actraiser 2 also secret of mana is sweet too dont hear much about that lately
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Userper on February 02, 2012, 05:33:35 PM
Just bought Haegemonia - Legions of Iron, I highly recommend the game.
It looks and plays beautifully.
not many people know about this game so...
haegemonia trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0FTqr-gS4#)

Also Nexus - the jupiter incident- one of the most highly underated games of all time.
visually it is still better than most of the games coming out this year.
So...
Nexus the jupiter incident gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhnRXdNXCw#)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Ronkuro on March 01, 2012, 10:35:40 AM
DS: Super Robot Tasien Og Saga Endless Frontier: I love this game. Nobody has even ever heard of it,  but it is my all time favorite RPG. I can't believe people think people only like it for it's "fanbase", personally, I was uneffected by the fanbase and actually love it for the gameplay, replayability, story, and content.

GC: MegaMan Battle Network Trasmission I just like this game because I loved the MMBN series.

GBA: Pokemon Crystal, yes, underrated. Everyone's all, silver and gold all the way! Personally, crystal had everything the previous games had with much more.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Sora on April 14, 2012, 11:42:35 PM
NES:
Metroid (truly epic game _0_: beautiful music & graphics  for a NES game obviously)
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Psikyo Fox on April 17, 2012, 12:42:31 PM
My favourite genre is always underrated for lack of variety, being too hard, too samey etc ...

So i feel that its my duty to big-up the SHMUPs!!!

Dodonpachi: Greatly improves on the original in every way, one of the best vertical shooters for MAME.

Progear: Horizontal bullet-hell shooter by CAVE. The added co-pilot feature and gem collection makes this game the best in its class!

R-Type Leo: Ardent fans of the series tend to slag this game off quite a bit ... I disagree as its full of horizontally shooting goodness and the soundtrack is nice and uplifting!

Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: torturelabs on April 18, 2012, 02:26:24 AM
*ΒΆ
I love Progear :p

Lets see... Tokobot & Joust on the NES anyone?
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Sagris on April 21, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
what about I Wanna Be the Guy? that one is preety good
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: jacksprat1990 on June 23, 2012, 06:43:27 PM
Not sure if some of these are under rated. Maybe under appreciated to the masses but I will list some anyway. These are from what I've played.

Haunting Starring Polterguy (Mega Drive/Genesis)
ActRaiser (SNES)
God Hand (PS2)
Jet Set Radio Future (XBOX)
Golden Axe - Revenge of Death Adder (Arcade)
Super Gem Fighters/Pocket Fighters (Saturn/PSX/Arcade)
Shadows of the Damned (360/PS3)
Vanquish (360/PS3)
Saturn Bomberman (Saturn maybe :P)
Shenmue 1 & 2 (Dreamcast/2nd avail. on Xbox also)

I really can't think of much right now. Most of these are well known but whatever.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: Blistering Thumbs on July 07, 2012, 04:12:19 AM
PC:
- Activision's Battlezone (1995). The best game ever in that era, period. This game deserved a million times more attention than it received, cementing together Real Time Strategy and First Person Shooter.
- Serious Sam. Awesome little FPS from way back when.
- World of Goo. Those of you that have played it know what I'm talking about.

Classic Arcade:
- Marble Madness. The most ridiculously impossible game... Ever.
- Joust. You think any game you've ever played was hard? You're wrong.

NES:
- Battle Toads. Yes, I have finished this game. Bow down before me.  :D
- Duck Hunt. Not really "underrated," but mostly forgotten in this generation. Has anyone played this on the classic NES system? This was the Wii 20 years ahead of schedule.

SNES:
- Kirby's Avalanche. Another awesome gem that no one remembers.

Dreamcast:
- Basically any really good game on this system was underrated because the system itself is the most *Criminally Underrated Console* in history.
  - Chu-Chu Rocket (MOUSE MANIA!!)
  - Shenmue (Most gamers haven't experienced this one, even if they've heard of it. GET THIS GAME.)
  - Crazy Taxi (This game was amazing in its heydey)
  - DDR (First system to have a Dance Dance Revolution series ported to it. So effing fun.)
  - Skies of Arcadia (Before it was on Gamecube this game was practically unknown)
  - Grandia II (Another fantastic RPG tons of gamers missed)
  - Worms World Party (The very first game I ever played online on a console, running on a Dial-Up internet speed.)


I remember Kirby's Avalanche!

Also, add Time Stalkers to the list of underrated Dreamcast games.  Once you get past the intro level, it opens into a great RPG with multiple characters, skills, and worlds, as well as some tough enemies (the Executioner is named that for a reason).
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: superspudz2000 on July 07, 2012, 11:24:28 AM
the original GameBoy is very underrated.
you could literally pick up ANY B&W GameBoy Game and have
enormous amounts of fun with it.

on a whim, i started playing "Beavis & Buthead" for
original GameBoy and it became one of the most
rewarding game experiences ever.

"DMG-KMJ" or "Snake Game" is one of the best games ever.
a snake VS. battle to the death, its like tron light cycle for atari.
the computer AI is really clevar and hard to beat.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: grimangel on April 06, 2013, 01:11:17 AM
toy commander
jet set radio
shenmue
lunar knights

and of course

final fantasy tactics, whicheve version


Oh holy something i almost forgot

BULLETSTORM, this game is freaking awesome! one of the best mindless carnage games ive played.
Title: Re: List of Criminally Underrated Games
Post by: JohnnyCage on April 08, 2013, 01:49:49 PM
Atari 2600:
Kangaroo

GB:
Ghostbusters 2
WWF Superstars 1

NES:
Whomp 'Em

SNES:
Breath of Fire 2 (the best Breath of Fire game)
Soccer Shootout (incredible funny indoor soccer)

N64:
Dynamite Soccer (maybe the funniest soccer game ever)

Gamecube:
James Bond 007 - NightFire

Sega Saturn:
Deep Fear

Dreamcast:
Confidential Mission

PC:
Blade Runner
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Race Driver GRID
F1 2012

PSX:
Toukon Retsuden 3
MotoRacer 1
Wild Arms 1
NHL '98

PS2:
Wrestle Kingdom 1 & 2
Colin McRae Rally 2005
TOCA/DTM Race Driver 3
James Bond 007 - NightFire

PS3:
Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta! Meikai Katsugeki Wide-Han
Race Driver GRID
F1 2012

Xbox:
Colin McRae Rally 2005
TOCA/DTM Race Driver 3
James Bond 007 - NightFire
Top Spin

Xbox 360:
Race Driver GRID
F1 2012