Throughout time, we’ve seen a lot of games fly under the radar that probably shouldn’t have. Whether this is the fault of the developer for not releasing it in the right way or in a fit state, the critics for being too harsh on it or the fans for turning a blind eye for whatever reason, some games just don’t get the love they deserve.

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a few of those. Who knows? You might find a game in here that you’ve neglected before. If that’s the case, we recommend giving it a second try. Every game in this list is high quality in our eyes!

It’s not just console games that can be really hit and miss. The same can be said for online casino games. There are loads of great casino games for you to check out, and some flops! But today, we’ll be focusing on the console variety.

Silent Hill: Downpour

The original Silent Hill game was a critical masterpiece. In fact, the peak game of the series was Silent Hill 2 in our eyes! The eighth game in the series, however, didn’t get anywhere near as much love. But why?

It launched poorly. There were serious issues with the framerate of the game which effectively broke the game for most people quite frequently. It was literally unplayable! However, it’s been fixed for the most part nowadays. And it’s actually a great game!

Battlefield V

A lot of fans of the Battlefield saga weren’t big on game number five. Once again, it suffered from a really poor launch, which led to players struggling with bugs quite heavily. This meant that the game would crash frequently, much to the distress of the fans.

There was also a surprising lack of content in the game during its early stages. It seems like EA rushed the launch a little (as always!), and this led to a general lack of interest in the game. However, several free updates later, and many bug fixes, we can see Battlefield V standing tall over the latest game in the series, Battlefield 2042.

What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch is a really small indie game. There were actually no issues with it whatsoever, it just never really reached mainstream appeal. This seems like a shame. The game tells the story of Edith, a member of the cursed Finch family. The curse causes all but one member of every generation to die in an unusual way.

It’s a fascinating premise for a game and the execution was perfect. If you’re looking for something new and interesting, this could be the one for you. Just be warned: it’s very dark and perhaps not for the faint hearted!

Spec Ops: The Line

At first glance, Spec Ops: The Line looks like a pretty generic, bland, third-person shooter. However, the game has hidden depth. As you progress through the game, the lead character’s mental health degrades as a result of the atrocities he has to commit, a very interesting premise for a game.

It’s one of the few game titles that doesn’t glamorize war in the way that games such as Call of Duty do. Plus, it plays tricks on you as you play through it, leading to all kinds of surprises. Once again, this is a very dark game, so proceed with caution. But, if you think you can handle it, we could not recommend this one enough.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

This game is a side-scrolling puzzle game set in World War One, except with a charming, romantic, cartoon-style feel to it in contrast to the darker WWI stories we are used to seeing in video games.

Not only does this game have beautiful art design, but the narrative is exciting too. The story is well thought-out and emotional. There are four different characters, each from a different country with conflicting interests. We’ll leave the rest of the story to you to figure out — it’s worth it!

Bioshock 2

Everybody in the gaming world knows how successful the original Bioshock was. In a way, the boots were just too big to fill when it came to the sequel. A lot of people felt that the sequel didn’t live up to expectations, especially being from a new developer, but we felt that it was actually a better game in some ways — especially the combat.

In fact, we may still see the release of Bioshock 4 one day. Fingers crossed for that!