Top 10 Underrated Video Game Exclusives that are Also Absolute Must-Plays for Their Systems

The Top Ten Underrated Video Game Exclusives that are Also Absolute Must-Plays for Their Systems


As far as standard role-playing games go, this might officially be THE deepest storyline of the genre.

The art style and animation are absolutely jaw-droppingly executed for the time as well, and Xenoblade would not have existed without this - xandermartin98

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Classic Resident Evil meets Classic Silent Hill, and in the absolute best (albeit clunkiest) way possible - xandermartin98

Henry Hatsworth In the Puzzling Adventure

Mario meets Devil May Cry meets Tetris Attack, with a hearty swig of Professor Layton - xandermartin98

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

If you ever wanted a game that proves that the Wiimote-and-Nunchuk control scheme actually CAN work for first-person shooters, this is it.

Also, Hypermode makes you feel like such a badass - xandermartin98

Um Jammer Lammy

Parappa The Rapper meets Guitar Hero meets Rocko's Modern Life (unlike PTR, by the way, this game was one of the ACTUAL inventors and precursors of Guitar Hero)

Also, it's a better game than PTR 1 and 2 in nearly every single way possible and has one of the most absolutely hilarious storylines to ever grace video games, so there's that too - xandermartin98

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

I will never understand why this game got hated on so much for using the "dark world" cliche when Zelda gets so much praise for it.

Case in point, this is a MUCH more challenging and fleshed-out (albeit often annoyingly artificially so) game than its predecessor, even if the story isn't as memorable and the save point placement isn't as convenient - xandermartin98

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Secret of Mana
Kirby: Planet Robobot

Kirby meets Mega Man X meets Gurren Lagann

Enough said - xandermartin98

Alien Soldier

The Contenders

Mega Man 7
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

And now for a game that actually CAN be described as having a story as deep as multiple Mariana Trenches stacked on top of each other; Undertale, eat your little red heart out - xandermartin98

Gitaroo Man

What Parappa 2 should have been, honestly.

I haven't played it myself, but if the fact that this game is basically Um Jammer Lammy IN SPACE ARMOR and with massively improved gameplay mechanics doesn't immediately scream "awesome" to you, you've clearly never played or even seen UJL yourself, and I feel bad for you - xandermartin98

Rocket Knight Adventures
Jet Grind Radio
PaRappa the Rapper
Super Paper Mario

Personally, I've played far better examples of this genre in terms of gameplay myself (Metroidvania and Cave Story immediately come to mind), but this is yet another game on this list that is easily worth playing for the story alone, which is especially shocking coming from a Mario game of all things - xandermartin98

Drill Dozer
Metroid: Samus Returns
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
XenoBlade Chronicles
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Gunstar Super Heroes
Crash Twinsanity
Chrono Cross
Mario vs Donkey Kong
Crash Team Racing
PaRappa the Rapper 2
Crazy Taxi
Little Big Planet
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Little Big Planet 2
Diddy Kong Racing
Xenoblade Chronicles X
DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Another Metroid 2 Remake
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Metroid 2: Return of Samus
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Metroid Prime Hunters
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Wario Land 4
Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi's Mansion

Yes. - MarioBros11

Mother 3
Kid Icarus: Uprising
F-Zero GX
Wave Race: Blue Storm
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