Most Underrated Video Games

Games you probably havent heard of -
and probably should check out.

The Top TenXW

1Luigi's Mansion

Ok listen if there was one game that is very underrated it's this one first of all great story line. Second, I always like playing with luigi and when I first beat the game I rebuilt a horrible mansion and I was like "well this stinks." So I started this whole game over to make an awesome one which I did. Third who didn't like the awesome boss battles and at the end with Bowser-King Boo, so much fun I think this should be in the top 3.

Almost everyone with a Gamecube has this...

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2Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

Played this game when I was younger, and still come back to it. The gameplay is tight, the story is pretty solid, the music is really good, the boss fights are pretty epic, and you get to run around Bikini bottom and the surrounding areas that you saw in the show. This game is criminally underrated. Go buy it, play it, and be happy.

This was one of the first video games I've ever played (I'm 13) and it's one of my favorites of all time, just play the game for yourself, words can't explain how great this game is

Game is pretty fun when you try it. You get to fight robots and you get to run around in a open world environment

Game is amazing.

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3Super Mario Bros 2

Reply to the person who claimed Mario games have no story: Mario games didn't focus on the story, they were more focused on the level design and buildup of level difficulty. And why are they still good? Because the Mario series does a good job at giving the player a challenge as they progress throughout the games levels. Another example of a misjudgment of a game. Because a game's plot doesn't always matter.

This game is really fun! So what if it was Doki Doki Panic? Do you think the USA wants a near duplicate version of Super Mario Bros. For Super Mario Bros. 2? I got Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan from the virtual console and I made it to the THIRD level.

This was one of my first games and I'll always have a special spot for it, I thought it was a good game that, stepped away from traditional Mario and succeeded, why vegetables, no Bowser, stop complaining and play you'll like it. Don't get how it is one of the worst.
Almost voted for majora's mak, but I thought it at least had some respect in the game world.

Most underrated game I have seen.

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This was the only reason I had a SNES. Don't get me wrong, it had great games, but I liked the genesis better. However, nothing compares to earthbound. This was in my opinion the best game of the fourth generation. I had it when I was nine, and still play it to this day. If you haven't played it yet, I strongly suggest you do. If you're into RPG's, you'll automatically like it.

Alright, this game is downright awesome. I only discovered it recently, but I'm glad I did. EarthBound is my favourite video game because of it's quirky characters, interesting plot, and the enemies. Oh, the enemies. I can only hope you'll give this gem of a game a play.

Actually this is still my one of my favorite games of all time, ever since I was 6 years old, I'm 20 now.

This game is amazing. Its funny, and outstanding. - BigTree

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5Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

This game is so bad. It destroyed the sonic franchise.

To the person that said "good, but a lot of people don't know about it", that is the definition of overlooked. This is underrated, which consists of games that get too much hate and games that get overlooked. Sonic 06 is well known, but it fits the over hated portion of underrated! It's a bad game, but way too many people call it unplayable (it is playable. Free Riders is unplayable! At least 06 can function properly when it's not glitchy, but Free Riders is almost completely unfunctional due to its unresponsive rate being way worse than 06's glitch rate! )

I think this game is underrated because I bought it and actually enjoyed it. I got really curious about it I'm a die-hard Sonic fan and whenever I hear this game get flag, the more and more I thought about it. Shadow The Hedgehog got flag, and I liked that game. I finally looked up some footage on Youtube and that's when I decided to buy it for my Xbox 360. I actually liked the game, my review of it is an 8.6/10.

Finally people are realizing "woah! We have been way too harsh! "

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6Star Fox Assault

Starfox is really underrated, this game was my childhood. The only reason some people know it is because of Super Smash Brothers. I love this game and if you haven't checked it out you really should.

I loved the multiplayer on this I would play it over and over and over just to unlock everything definitely underrated

This is what Zero should've been based off of.

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7Bioshock 2

Not as good as the first one but still a great game. - nic1997ps3

great graphics and a great storyline - anthonybecerra831

Most underrated video game to ever be made. - Therandom

8Metroid: Other M

I've heard some people say it ruined the franchise. I'll look into it though

9Paper Mario: Sticker Star

It's Underrated Because It Sucked!

TTYD fanboys need to stop whining about a TTYD remake. Yeah, TTYD was good, no need to scream it directly to our ears.

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The game sold terrible when it first came out, but it slowly gaining popularity, being called one of the most underrated games of all time, with its uniqueness in almost every aspect of the game. - Jammer196

this is not just a great overlooked game, it should be considered one of the greatest games ever. The most entertaining level design I have ever played. - lethaldose

I don't really play this game because it never really sparked my interest. - Nick-brick8

This game is amazing. Not normally but Amazingly Amazing. I like it. - BigTree

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11Pac Man World 2

I can't believe this: we're on a list of the most underrated and overlooked games ever, and Mario and Zelda STILL get the top spots. Why? Because they're so huge that I'm willing to bet Super Mario Bros. 2, Luigi's Mansion, and Majora's Mask are the ONLY "underrated" games many of the people have played. Pac Man World 2 is among the epitome of underrated - it starred a well-known figure, was adored by fans and critics, and nobody knew it existed, and wouldn't often give it a chance anyway. Don't be one of those guys: Pac Man World 2 was easily one of the best platformers in its generation, with fun graphics, an amazing soundtrack, brilliant design, and six unlockable previous Pac Man Games. It may not be as good as games like Disgaea and Beyond Good and Evil, but it's so little-known that it's not even featured on lists of good little-known games! Don't pass this one up.

No other game on this list has truly stuck out to me as much as Pac-Man World 2. I love this game to death, and it saddens me that many people overlook this game. Great Graphics, Phenomenal Music, Stellar Level Design, Cool Levels, Epic Boss Fights, an Aracde; seriously! How is this game so overlooked? Buy this game this instant. It's truly fantastic.

This game was my childhood. But in the internet when I mention it people go "Huh. I never knew that game existed." - BigTree

12Kirby's Epic Yarn

I love this game! The music is beautiful, and the landscape and characters look breath-taking! Kirby may have lost this copy-abilities, but with how great this game's story was, I almost forgot about it. Some parts (such as the Meta Knight boss fight, that lovable little turd), were decently difficult. I'll come back to this game with fond memories.

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13The Simpsons: Road Rage

So what if it's a crazy taxi ripoff? Its fun

14Just Cause 2

This was one of the best open world games. Chaos, chaos everywhere

I don't think it's underrated, I think it's amazing, they should rename it "go blow stuff up"

I don't understand how this is underrated. It was getting love from everyone.

Not underrated. But really. Really fun - Beckc

15Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

Amazing story, amazing gameplay, amazing characters, stellar graphics, didn't get very popular

It's a real shame. This game had a wonderful story and really fun gameplay, among all of its other pros, but it NEVER had a chance. Just looking at the box, it looks like one of those generic DS games made by that company you've never heard of. Too bad it couldn't take off. - PeterG99

16Dante's Inferno

I'd say the world, customization, soundtrack, and story are pretty damn good.

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18Dead Island
19Super Mario Sunshine

What Are You Talking About? This Game Wasn't Hard At All!

Everybody who thinks this game is hard never played Mario games.

This game is amazing, but it isn't underrated... - Keb

This game is amazing you suck if you hate it

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20The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

For me it is hard to decide between Ocarina of time and Majora's Mask. Everyone in Majora's Mask has a large role in the story and is doing something different depending on the day and time, which I love. I got more Enjoyment out of this one but OoT mean's more to me; if that makes sense. - tenthsage

What? This game isn't underrated at all.

I love Zelda, but it really isn't underrated. It is accurately rated. - RalphBob

Just saying, this is a really good game and everyone already knows. So it can't really be overrated. Surprisingly a lot of people do think this is the best Zelda game, and it got damn good reviews, so how can it be underrated?

an epic game, although everyone disagrees it's even better than ocarina of time. why? because it's darker, more in depth storyline, more intense and certainly more emotional - patisepic

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