Most Underrated Video Games

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

The Top Ten

1 Luigi's Mansion Luigi'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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2 Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Spongebob 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

Too bad people are going to think this game is bad just because it's based off a cartoon.

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3 Super Mario Bros 2 Super 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.

Actually mario games did have story look up the original 1985 manual it is dark.

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4 Star Fox Assault Star 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.

I never really saw this game as underrated really, but I guess you're not wrong. - TwillyFSniper

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5 Earthbound Earthbound

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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6 Kirby's Epic Yarn Kirby'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.

This is my favorite Kirby game, and one of my top 10 FAVORITE video games of all time! - izackak

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7 Bioshock 2 Bioshock 2

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

great graphics and a great storyline - anthonybecerra831

Just play Minerva's Den. Then you'll realise how underrated this game is.

Most underrated video game to ever be made. - Therandom

8 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

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

I like Sonic the way it is. I'm sick of everyone bashing him for no reason. Spoiler alert: THINGS CHANGE. - DCfnaf

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.

This game is AWESOME! It deserves 0% of the hate it gets!
If you want to rant on a Sonic game, there's a copy of Sonic Free Riders over in the bargain bin.

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9 Metroid: Other M Metroid: Other M

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

10 Psychonauts Psychonauts

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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The Newcomers

? Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
? New Super Mario Bros. 2 New Super Mario Bros. 2

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Sunshine Super 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.

How is this game overrated in any way? I'm pretty sure that it's much more popular than you think. - TwillyFSniper

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

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12 Paper Mario: Sticker Star Paper Mario: Sticker Star

My opinion I only hate 2 mario games this one and hotel mario

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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13 Pac Man World 2 Pac 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

14 Just Cause 2 Just 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.

The entire series is underrated

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15 The Simpsons: Road Rage The Simpsons: Road Rage

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

This game was so fun. I don't think it is underrated I just think people sold they;re playstations when the new console game out

16 Solatorobo: Red the Hunter Solatorobo: 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

17 Dead Island Dead Island
18 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

People may worship this game now, but it deserves as much acclaim as Ocarina of Time, aged better, and would have changed the outcome of the franchise for the better if it wasn't met with so much rage at the time for its graphics.

It was underrated back then, now it's just rated. - Keb

Also in no way underrated. Do you know what the word "underrated" means? - TwillyFSniper

Best game ever! It has everything you'd want in a game.

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19 Kinetica Kinetica

This game is criminally underrated.

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20 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
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