You weren’t able to get a Nintendo Switch, either? Whether you did so out of choice or by them being sold out, it’s still a bit sad to watch everyone else play with their new consoles. Don’t be sad though, because there are a ton of under rated games I’m sure you missed over the years. Today, I give you my top 6 under rated games you could be playing instead of thinking about the Nintendo Switch.
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- Crimson Skies
The original Xbox was an interesting console wasn’t it. A big bulky black box most referred to as the “Halo and KOTOR Box.” While I understand that sentiment, people are really missing a ton of great games. Insert Crimson Skies. It’s a game about flying planes, to put it simply. This isn’t our father’s Flight Sim though. This is a wacky adventure with lots of great characters, boss fights, and worlds to explore. It stands as one of, if not the, best Xbox exclusive in my mind.
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- Retro Game Challenge
A compilation of games? I can hear you scoffing already. Stick with me here though. Retro Game Challenge is only a perceived compilation of games. In fact, it is a sum of it’s parts. All games are strung together by this overarching narrative of you being a kid and waiting for games to come out. So in the beginning you have one game to play. Then you get some gaming magazines and see upcoming releases. Then they actually come out and you get to play them. THEY HAVE CHEAT CODES TOO! It’s really just a nostalgia romp without having played any of these games before.
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- Mega Man Legends
The jump from 2D to 3D was deadly for most gaming franchises. Castlevania, Street Fighter, Contra and more really suffered in the later 90s when they couldn’t compete. Mega Man didn’t have the smoothest transition either, but it somehow still developed an amazing game. Mega Man Legends features a incredible story with awesome characters and a pretty nifty world to explore. The game did Z-Targeting before 3D Zelda even came out. The controls take some getting used to, but once you grasp everything the game is incredible.
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- Back to the Future: The Game
Telltale has made a name for themselves with their interactive adventures based on The Walking Dead, Borderlands, Batman and more. I think people forget that they started amazing as well. Back to the Future stands proudly, and maybe a bit above, the rest of their output. It starts off as an okay story, but turns into an incredible one with just enough puzzles to keep you engaged. They really play with the overlapping timelines concept a lot too, which I adore.
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Crackdown. That one game that had the Halo 3 multiplayer beta with it. It’s a GTA-clone where you play as a super human cop that can jump football fields and kick people the same distance. Crackdown is a humble game. There are three islands each with a few sub bosses and one main boss. Reaching them is quite difficult and involved scaling massive buildings and fighting off hordes of goons. You can fight them in any order you would like as well. It’s just flat out fun to play.
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- MTV’s Beavis and Butthead (Genesis)
A licensed game based on an early 90s TV show? I’m just as shocked as you. Beavis and Butthead is an adventure game. You pick up items and use them with other items accomplish various goals. The ultimate goal being to see a GWAR concert. Mix in a few mini games here and there and you have an incredibly fun game.
So look, there is a few games to play until you can get your hands on the Nintendo Switch. Most of these games can be found for very cheap (or you can find their roms for some of them if you are a dirty pirate). Each one gives you a little something different.
Know some good under rated games? Let us know in the comments.
Have you checked us out on Youtube? We play a ton of under rated games like Shadowrun and To the Moon. As well as a slew of indie games, horror games, and chill games.