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Worlds most underrated PC games - post here..

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by bfar, 31 Dec 2020.

  1. Amnesia


    Joined: 22 Jun 2007

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    Location: Buckingham Palace

    Underrated ? I come in expecting to find hidden gems.
    Some of these games mentioned were massive, supcom forged alliance would probably make a lot of peoples top 10 rts of all time.
  2. watercooledman

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    F.E.A.R great game
  3. lokiss


    Joined: 14 Sep 2008

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    Location: Nottingham

    Really rate Screamer 4x4. It's just about 20 years old now and still unique, a course based jeep time trials game.

    Purely PC only release that got buried in the clump of bigger end of year releases.
  4. Flaevius


    Joined: 17 Oct 2017

    Posts: 481

    Still haven't found a wargame I prefer to some of the Close Combat series of games. Just a shame multiplayer was held together by a piece of string.
  5. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

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    Location: Cornwall

    Never heard of it.
  6. hyperseven


    Joined: 1 May 2013

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    Location: M28

    Giants citizen kabuto - superb game. Bought it from GOG when I watched a vid of Total Biscuit raving about it.
  7. no_1_dave


    Joined: 7 Jul 2004

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    No One Lives Forever
    No One Lives Forever 2
    Shame they made a mess of Contract J.A.C.K afterwards though
  8. neoboy


    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

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    Location: UK

    Just remembered about Armed and Dangerous from 2003, had some really quirky characters and interesting weapons.

    Do we count Hidden and Dangerous as underrated or we all know those games were awesome? :D
  9. rubberduck


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

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  10. Converge


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,964

    One of my all time favourite coop games. It was so much fun! Th music and voice acting was great.
  11. linktoinsanity


    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

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    Location: Kent

    Some great suggestions in here.

    Supreme Commander 2, a great gateway game to Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance.
    Missile Command: Recharged

    Just my two cence.
  12. mid_gen


    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

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    Damn, good shout, I'd forgotten about it!

    Multiplayer was absolutely hilarious, it used to be a staple at my LANparties...
  13. darket

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    Coh is surely a great game ,but in terms of scale , scope and just epicness it's just not in the same league
  14. jimjam81


    Joined: 21 Sep 2010

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    +1, I am still playing GjS mod on LSA even though I have more modern RTS like steel division 2 plus all Dlc. Just love the pacing and infantry combat, 1943 mod on armoured brigade looks interesting too.
  15. Digital X


    Joined: 25 May 2013

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    Location: Kent.

    I had that on my school laptop. Great fun was had! I have it on GOG now.
  16. Hellsmk2


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Many of the games here are not in any way underrated. Old, and maybe forgotten... But underrated? Nope.

    Prey. No One Lives Forever. Battlefield 2142. All from page one. All absolutely massive when they were released.
  17. Mint8


    Joined: 25 Oct 2013

    Posts: 325

    Spent so many hours on that. Still the best MMO I have played by a long way.

    Up until it went f2p anyway and then it was just endless copy and paste busywork quests and cash shop centric.

    Had a lifetime sub and got my moneys worth many times over before it went downhill.
  18. DereksDontRun

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    Joined: 23 Oct 2013

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    agree, most are just old and fondly remembered instead of underrated.

    Would love to say Planetside, as I truly feel the original was well ahead of its time and massively underrated/overlooked, but I know it was still pretty popular (in its peak) and spawned a sequel, so hardly some under the radar gem...

    Giants Citizen Kabuto was another that came to mind, and it's good it's been mentioned. but again, it was pretty well advertised at the time, but admittedly the sales weren't as good as the game deserved.

    Sacrifice - again, epic. But, I can remember it being advertised and regarded highly at the time.

    Interstate 76??? That was amazing too - but it spawned a sequel so wasn't a hidden gem either.

    Battlezone from the mid 90s? again, probably pretty well know in its time.
  19. npjnpj


    Joined: 21 Oct 2008

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    In alphabetical order, I would say:

    Bards Tale Trilogy Remake
    Carrier Command Gaia Mission
    Fear Equation
    Frozen Synapse
    Genesis Alpha One
    Heroes of a Broken Land
    Infested Planet
    Remnant From the Ashes
    Scavenger SV-4
    Spellforce 1
  20. ZombieFan

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    I played and enjoyed an RTS a few years ago which no-one mentions anymore and only has 'mixed' reviews on Steam. I personally think it's underrated:

    Grey Goo