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What game have you played that was seemingly criminally overlooked and cast into shadows over time? I'm not looking for "Minish Cap was actually really good guys", i'm talking straight up hidden, or games that got poor reviews that you think deserve a second look.

For me, its Speed Racer: The Video Game (PS2, Wii). This game was F-Zero Wii in all but name. A great soundtrack, an insane sense of speed, many characters, and an improved form of the car fighting mechanics introduced in F-Zero X make this game a standout, and one of the best movie-to-game adaptations ever made.

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Burnout Dominator. I never understood why it was so overlooked among the Burnout games, out of the ones I played it was definitely the best.

I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.

Enchanted Arms PS360
Such a Nostalgic memorable rpg excellent music goofy characters and best rpg battle system I've played

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Hmm. Maybe Zack & Wiki? It got great reviews, but bombed commercially. Psychonauts and Beyond Good & Evil are unfortunately overlooked by many, also.

If we're talking games with even lower profiles, then maybe Tyrian/Tyrian 2000 and Wizorb.

The Wii is full of overlooked 3rd party titles.

-De Blob
-Boom Blox
-Bit Trip Series Collection
-Red Steel 2
-House of the Dead: Overkill


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Goemon's Great Adventure. Definitely one of the best 2D platformers I've ever played.

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Goemon's Great Adventure. Definitely one of the best 2D platformers I've ever played.

Rocket Knight Adventures on the Genesis too. (don't ask me why, your post just reminded me of it)



I am convinced that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the greatest movie ever and people just don't want to accept it.

killeryoshis said:
The Wii is full of overlooked 3rd party titles.

-De Blob
-Boom Blox
-Bit Trip Series Collection
-Red Steel 2
-House of the Dead: Overkill

Red Steel was awesome, my only issue was waiting for doors to open when they used them to hide load screens, but what can be done :P



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Folkflore (PS3) ranks up there for me. I never hear anyone talk about Code Name Viper (NES), but it's a badass Rolling Thunder ripoff. My favorite 2nd gen games are both kind of forgotten in conversation, Moon Patrol & Demon Attack. No One Can Stop Mister Domino! (PS1) and Mad Maestro (PS2) also seem to fit the bill

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII.

One of the best strategy/RPG games I've played. So much to do, so many choices and so much customisation. Unfortunately it's an incredibly niche franchise though, was a real pain to find too!