Related Videos

Top 10 Overlooked Games of the 7th Generation

VO: Dan Paradis
Script Written by Louis Prefontaine You’ll never find a better time to pick these games up. Join WatchMojo.com as we continue our overlooked video games series, with the Top 10 Overlooked Video Games of the 7th Generation. For those not in the know, the 7th generation of gaming covers games from the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and the PSP, as well as PC games released between 2007 to 2012. Be advised that in order to convey how great some of these games are, some entries might reveal a few spoilers. This video is part of a series
Share
WatchMojo

You must register to a corporate account to download this video. Please login

Transcript
Script Written by Louis Prefontaine

Top 10 Overlooked Video Game of the 7th Generation


You’ll never find a better time to pick these games up. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re concluding our overlooked games per generation series with the Top 10 Games of the 7th Generation.

For those not in the know, the 7th generation of gaming covers games from the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and the PSP, as well as PC games released between 2007 to 2012. Be advised that in order to convey how great some of these games are, some entries might reveal a few spoilers.

#10: “Condemned: Criminal Origin” (2005)


We’re starting things off with a creepy survival horror game that puts you in the role of FBI agent Ethan Thomas, investigating the various murders of other serial killers perpetrated by the mysterious “Serial Killer X”. Featuring brutal melee combat thanks to hard hitting weapons, great sound design and very low lighting for a constant uneasy feeling but feeling that someone, or something, is watching you from the shadows.

#9: “Brütal Legend” (2009)


Are you a fan of Heavy Metal? If not … you can still enjoy this game, but it would probably help if you did. Jack Black stars as Eddy Riggs, the self confessed “best roadie ever”, as he finds himself in a dimension inspired by Heavy Metal that’s totally not hell. There he fight hordes of creatures of darkness with the awesome power of metal, which can mean two things: a magic guitar or metal axe to the face. This Tim Shafer mashup of an action adventure and real time strategy elements is further topped with hilarious cameos from heavy metal icons.

#8: “Shadows of the Damned” (2011)


What happens when you combine the minds of legendary developers Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami? You get this straight up bizarre horror-comedy. As demon hunter Garcia Hotspurs, you must literally trek into hell to battle all manner of strange and horrifying demons. Thankfully, you have the help of your talking, floating skull Johnson who takes on the forms of your various weapons in the game, and also provides some amusing tongue-in-cheek commentary throughout your experience.

#7: “The Saboteur” (2009)


In this stylish Open World game set during the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War 2, being French has never been so satisfying. The interesting feature of this game is the use of colour. A district will be shown in black and white with only the city lights and the red of the Nazi flags shown in color if the Nazis control it, with area gradually regaining it’s full colour as you liberate it from the invaders. Taking a page from Shindler’s list, this delivers a surprisingly symbolic experience.

#6: “Metro 2033” (2010)


Out of all the post apocalyptic games we’ve played, this one is by far the most depressing scenario. But hey, it is Russian after all. In the aftermath of a nuclear war, survivor are driven to live in Moscow’s underground metro system to survive not only the harsh Russian winters, but also the creatures on the surface mutated by the nuclear fallout. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, post apocalyptic versions of the soviets and Nazis emerge to make your life even more pleasant. And , when it comes down to brass tacks, you also can’t go in guns blazing either as ammo also act as currency, so you’d better watch your fire if you’re going to survive.

#5: “999: 9 Hours, 9 persons, 9 doors” (2009)


It’s rare for us to give visual novel games the time of day as they usually need to have a really compelling storyline for us to be hooked. Thankfully 999 not only enthralled us with its branching storyline, but also from its cryptic puzzles and intriguing mystery. You follow Junpei as he finds himself caught in the game of a deranged mind, à la ‘Saw’, aboard a desolate cruise ship with 8 other people. Your actions can mean life or death, so choose you allies wisely.

#4: “Bulletstorm” (2011)


At first glance, this game seem to pride itself on being politically incorrect, but mixing over the top action with a high score system made for a surprisingly addictive gameplay loop. Full of crude humor, the game sets itself further apart from other shooters thanks an energy whip to lash enemies towards you, and a super powerful boot to deliver powerful kicks against... well anything, really. Obstacles? Kick it! Someone you don't like? Talk to my boot! Enemy too close? Have you tried kicking it?

#3: “Spec Ops: The Line” (2012)


Inspired by the novel “Heart of Darkness” you play as Captain Martin Walker, an American soldier sent to save the man who once saved him, Colonel Konrad, who has disappeared in sandstorm ravaged Dubai. The game eventually takes a twisted turn when you begin to realise that the enemy you are seeking might not be the one you though they were. Dealing with issues such as PTSD, the desire to be a hero, and the ethics of war in general, you’ll be remembering this one long after the credits roll.

#2: “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West” (2010)


Just like our last entry, this one is also based off a classic novel, in this case the Chinese tale “Journey To The West,” reimagined into a post-apocalyptic United States settings. The game tells the tale of Monkey and Trip trying to return to Trip’s home village, with Monkey bound to Trip via a slave collar. The gameplay is rich and exciting, ranging from close quarters combat, to daring acrobatics and nail biting escape sequences. On top of that, Monkey is played by Andy Serkis, who also did the motion capture for his character, so you know his performance is going to be memorable. Man, Serkis is the go-to monkey man eh?

Before we unveil our most overlooked game last generation, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Pandora's Tower” (2011)

“Madworld” (2009)

“Binary Domain” (2012)

“De Blob” (2008)

#1: “Mirror's Edge” (2008)


Topping our list is this stylish free runner that put you in the shoes of a parkour master. Taking on the role of Faith Conners you do almost everything a free running vigilante would do, and that includes doing ridiculously dangerous stunts on top of giant skyscrapers resulting in some great breathtaking moments. A strong and interesting female protagonist, unique gameplay mechanics and a beautiful soundtrack, Mirror’s Edge really was loved by those who played it, leaving them clamoring for a sequel to this day.

Chances are due to the nature of this list that we’ve overlooked a few underrated gems, so let us know which of your favorite games didn’t get the recognition they deserved, and for more informative Top 10’s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com
Comments

Sign in to access this feature

Related Blogs