Games you're convinced nobody else is playing?

Squilookle

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Vault101 said:
the saboteur

flawed...interesting..but flawed
Flawed it may be, but for story, characters and atmosphere I'd put it in the top 5% of all sandboxes I've ever played. Sure it's no Mercenaries Playground of Destruction, but it was a hell of a swansong for Pandemic all the same.

And the ending. My god, the ending...
 

Zhukov

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Freaky Lou said:
SimAnt. One of the games that marked my childhood; but apparently obscure enough that it turns up on "Can you believe this existed" lists in magazines and on websites.
HAHA! I have totally played that!

My 8-year-old self derived immense enjoyment from leading charges o the red nests. The spiders used to freak me out. They just sit there, not moving at all, before suddenly running you down.

malkavianmadman said:
Exile 3 Ruined world. Old shareware game from my high school days absolutly loved it. Now i have the full version but sadly :( it doesnt run too well on Win 7
Once again, totally played that. I used to love Spiderweb Software games.

Free hint: for the love of God, don't decline Erika's gift. If you do, you will find yourself on the receiving end of a truly colossal dick move.

Also, the golem factory is a pain.
 

killercyclist

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now i know i'm not the only one playing, but i seriously think i'm one of the very very few that enjoyed rage. i go online and it feels like cobwebs....
 

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Probably Project Overkill.

It's an obscure Konami game in which you are playing a group of mercenaries hired to essentially kill everything on a colonized planet that your bosses want to occupy. There is no hero here, because it seems that while the government on the planet is fairly evil, your bosses are ruthless bastards for sending you on missions specifically to kill, destroy, sabotage, and so on.

There is one VERY IMPORTANT thing to note about this game, though: The escort missions can be skipped.
THANK you I forgot the name to that game, had it ages ago and have no idea what happened to it.


Games that I think no one knows about...hm, there's a lot of those actually.

Ranger-X Genesis, fantastic game in about every dept minus story, it's an action platformer? With a mech that you can merge into a motorcycle that follows you.

Flashback Quest For Identity: More people seem to know about the other game they made "Out of this World" or "Another World" but it's basically a 2D uncharted for Genesis, Dos, SNES(not so good), Amiega, Sega CD

Darksiders: A recent game that I'm pretty sure everyone dismissed for stupid reasons. It's a great mix of Devil May Cry, God of War and Zelda, their inspiration is obvious but it's pulled off well.

Rayman Origins: I've heard NO one talk about this yet others go on and on about that Mario Wii game that made me want to kill my friends over(bumping against friends, ENRAGING thanks Nintendo) it's 4 player 2D platforming heaven. It's beautiful, has great music, 4-player co-op, is a fun game that brings challenge.
 

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they heared of it, it was on the steam sales. its just. not. realy.all.that....good... :/
wish it was better XD but its your basic anno game over again, same streangths same weaknessess. but now with anoying DRM.
 

DioWallachia

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Allow me:

IJI
Tyrian
Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2
MDK
Sacrifice
Messiah
Populous 3 The Begging
Psychonauts
Thunder Force IV
Bastion
The Binding Of Isaac
Legacy Of Kain (i think that series just survived because it was relesed with lots of marketing and there was plenty of Vampire movies in the 90's that many fangirl needed to make Yaio off, so LoK came handy)
Heroes 3 Of Might And Magic (and it would be on this list if it wasnt for the "Wake of The Gods" Mod that show me that people not only play but also improved the game with so munch innovation that is jawbreaking)
And of course, Requiem: The Avenging Angel. This fucking game is so bugged up his has that not even Charlie Brooker from Screenwipe gave a fair review of it (because he didnt fucking play it, otherwise he would have gone in "the Mean British Mode" that we all love)


Nobody bloody remember this games and it seems that no one ever played them back then either. You did think that these games made in the so called "Golden Age of Gaming" would have more influence (Like the amazing voice acting, body language and the dual world puzzle solving in a 3D platformer that was the first that didnt suck in Legacy Of Kain)
 

alucard116

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hogs of war for the ps1 is a game i played recently and scaler for the ps2 not sure if that game is that well known though
 

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Belated said:
...Mega Man: Network Transmission for the Gamecube, ...

Evil Zone on the PS1,
I loved the Megaman Battle Network series and occasionally play Network Transmission, The moment I saw a 2D sidescroller set in the MMBN universe, I just had to have it and even now, 8 or so years after, I still enjoy playing it from time to time.

And thanks for the Evil Zone mention, forgot about that game! Or rather, I had been looking for that name for a few weeks.

Shanicus said:
...Megaman X: Command Mission ...
Although not playing at the moment, I popped it in my PS2 the week before christmas just to relive some childhood memories and bask in some good ol' fashioned nostalgia.

ExplosionProofTaco said:
Digimon World for the PS1. ...
An amazing game and one I, for some reason or another, end up playing during the winter months. I spent my childhood playing that game and trying to unlock all the cool digimon, really a fun game.


As for the game I'm currently playing, don't ask me why, Diver's Dream on my PSX.
 

mikeybuthge

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EDF: Insect Armageddon, wickedly insane fun bug/bot/monster shooter, but so far as I know, my brother and I are the only two to have bought it
 

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DEFCON for PC. It's quite unique and enjoyable. Killing Floor is reasonably popular, so not so much that.
 

Erik Vroon

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Tyrian, anyone heard of that?

It's a wonderful shoot-em-up flying game from the DOS era. Now with OpenTyrian it can be played on an HD monitor without you being able to count the individual pixels, and after 15 years it's still as addictive as all hell.

Anyone wanting to play it can download OpenTyrian here: http://code.google.com/p/opentyrian/
 

DioWallachia

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Erik Vroon said:
Tyrian, anyone heard of that?

It's a wonderful shoot-em-up flying game from the DOS era. Now with OpenTyrian it can be played on an HD monitor without you being able to count the individual pixels, and after 15 years it's still as addictive as all hell.
Tyrian is the best Vertical Shooter in the world next to Thunder Force IV except better. Its to Vertical Shooters what Painkiller is to First Person Shooters, its FUN..............and yet no one seemed to notice, no one seemed to reach to the title of "Best Vertical Shooter of All Times"

In fact most of the games on my list seems the kind of game that will lead the next generation of games to always try to surpass it but people just forgot just for a few minutes later ***** about that they dont have money for the next games that are about to be released. How about looking the fuck back?? the best games have been already made, there is no hurry.
 

Diplian

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Lords of the Realm 1 and 2.
Populous 3: The Beginning - (though someone posted it already)
1830: Railroads & Robber Barons
Colonization - (the old one, not that PoS that came out in 2008)
Imperialism II - (I play that from time)

yaay old games
 

Offworlder_v1legacy

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Recently I've been playing Heros of Might and Magic 2. I doubt anyone is playing this gem anymore. In truth, I'm really bad at it, but it's just so much fun and I like the tactical side of it.
 

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DeadSp8s said:
Duke Nukem Forever
a friend of mine still plays it but then again he is a idiot.
OT
any COD before MW2 from what I gathered from people COD fans are quick to move to the newer game resulting in the old games,s server getting abandoned,save for the few people who want to keep playing or don,t want to buy the new COD.