We all have our own cult classics when it comes to movies, books, TV, etc. But what about games?
Well I'll start off by listing my cult classics:
Digimon World (Playstation)
Digimon World at the time (and possibly even now) was the ultimate monster raising game. The game started off by getting transported to some strange world inside of your Digimon battle toy. Inside you find out that the previous capital city is all but abandoned and strange things have been going on throughout the world. You are given a "Digimon" in which you can raise and care for as well as have it go to battle. This game took the little portable monster raising games to another whole level. It took you to a free-roaming world and a RPG like story and stat system. Besides the horrible/almost impossible evolution system this game was almost flawless. Truly a classic gem.
Snatcher (SEGA CD)
Kojima's hidden gem. Before the epic "Metal Gear Solid" he worked on some legendary adventure games being Snatcher and Policenauts, in which the latter I've (sadly) never played. However I have played the former and it lives up to his quality and ego in every form. Obviously borrowing from Bladerunner and The Teriminator as well the game leads you onto a stunning Adventure/Light-Gun hybrid.
Touhou Project 8: Imperishable Night (PC)
When asking one what there favorite shoot-em-up is, they often respond with games like "Radiant Silvergun", "Ikaruga", "DoDonPachi", and what not. However I differ. My favorite shoot-em-up is "Touhou Project 8: Imperishable Night" a freeware (in the United States at least) doujin shoot-em-up. Tight feel, tight controls, excellent level design, and epic music this game has it all.
Now that I have listed mine, what are some of your cult classics?
Rules: - The game has to be at least 3 years old.
- It has to be a "lesser" known game. So you can't list games like Halo or even Skies of Arcadia or Ikaruga.