Top Ten Greatest Lesser Known Video Games

There are good games, and there are obscure good games. Check out my list of the top 10 best obscure video games.

The Top Ten

1 Shadow of the Colossus

I think this is the best game in the whole wide world


This game defies genre and is downright beautiful. Sporting great graphics for a ps2 game, The colossi fights, riding in the open plains, the satisfaction of defeating Malus, and the non-repetitive gameplay make this a true gem in the ps2 library - Garfieldtop10s

2 Sonic Heroes

This is the best sonic gams ever. It feels like it needs More love - Chaotixhero

(this is only above adventure 2 because it gets less love) heroes is a highly underrated game where you play as sonic tails and knuckles together. pure beauty - Garfieldtop10s

3 Super Mario Bros. 2

Are you talking about New Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 2, or Super Mario Bros. : The Lost Levels?

The item says Super Mario Bros. 2, but the picture next to it is NEW Super Mario Bros. 2.

Um I meant the NES version - Garfieldtop10s

I actually enjoyed this game. good controls and story and levels. don't give me that doki doki panic crap. - Garfieldtop10s

4 Super Mario Sunshine

It's actually a bit overrated because everyone calls this underrated and it's now one of the highest praised mario games, I love the game but the crappy controls kinda ruined it for me - darthvadern

I'm stunned this would be a lesser known game But actually if you look at the stats even though this was consider one of the best Gamecube games ever but compare it to other titles it is shockingly low - Curti2594

A great platformer with a good story. People hate it for being very tough. - Garfieldtop10s

5 Super Smash Bros. 64

The fighting game, but on the n64. - Garfieldtop10s

6 Sinking Simulator 2D
7 Okami
8 Sonic Adventure 2

This game rules. I love most of the stages (screw you crazy gadget), the chao garden, and the music. This game is a gcn/dc gem. - Garfieldtop10s

9 Crazy Taxi

An amazing arcade/dreamcast title where you have to get people to a destination under a time limit - Garfieldtop10s

10 Grim Fandango

The Contenders

11 Ico

SUCH a beautiful game that NO ONE knows about!

12 Time Splitters 2

Me and a friend would play TS1 and TS2 split screen with bots for sometimes 5+ hours in one sitting. Definitely two of the best split-screen multiplayer games on console. Highly underrated hidden gems. Super customizable options and bots (you can even make your own maps, which was unheard of on console at that time.

One of the most fun multiplayer-Splitscreen shooters with very great customisation options.
Also it has so much variety to offer.

Most underrated FPS ever.The game has great customisation options and is very addictive.The controls are good and it runs smooth.Its like Goldeneye 64 in faster and with time traveling.The most fun with the game I had with the splitscreen mode.I can't understand why it didn't sell very well.

13 Chrono Trigger
14 Spec Ops: The Line
15 Team Fortress 2

Best free game. Hands down THE best game. best fps ever!

16 Xenogears
17 Earthbound
18 Psychonauts
19 Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Better than Mario Kart DS - darthvadern

The most overly hated Mario kart game is actually good. good controls, creative tracks, and amazing music. - Garfieldtop10s

20 Kirby Air Ride

A really good racing game. A key piece of my childhood. - Garfieldtop10s

21 Cave Story
22 Golden Sun
23 Ōkami
24 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

A wonderful series with incredible atmosphere. A truly original setting that has been hideously underrated for how great it is.

25 Undertale
26 Kingdom Hearts
27 Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

Nobody knows about the Klonoa franchise. You need to play any of the games, especially the first on the PlayStation 1 if you consider yourself a video game fan. - Zeebs

28 Madworld
29 Shovel Knight
30 Mother 3
31 Realm of the Mad God

Basic game that may seem like a terrible game, but once you get stat potions and uts and wine cellar tops it get like dang. only set back was the perma death, but without it the game will be too easy!

32 Beyond Good and Evil
33 Um Jammer Lammy
34 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
35 Joe & Mac
36 Super Punch-Out!!
37 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
38 Everybody Edits
39 New Super Mario Bros. DS
40 Halo 4
41 Narbacular Drop

The game that inspired Portal

42 R-Type
43 F-Zero X
44 F-Zero GX
45 F-Zero
46 Earthworm Jim
47 Earthworm Jim 2
48 Rock Band
49 Brutal Legend
50 Gitaroo Man
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Grim Fandango
2. Shadow of the Colossus
3. Mother 3
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Grim Fandango
3. Xenogears
1. Super Mario Sunshine
2. Okami
3. Ico

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