2008 Most Underrated Xbox 360 Game?

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#1 Posted by ManlyBeast (1234 posts) -

I know we can't tell the future, but what do you think will be or is the most underrated game of 2008?

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#2 Posted by JoshB (207 posts) -

I'm gonna say the Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. I don't think the first one did very well, but it was so deep and entertaining, I expect this one to be even more so.

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#3 Posted by toseph (391 posts) -

Lost Odyssey it's a really good game

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#4 Posted by LouChou (491 posts) -

Viva Pinata is actually a good pick. The first one was vastly overlooked for the sake of being "kiddy".

I can see Fallout 3 being a sleeper hit.

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#5 Posted by banksrob (1140 posts) -

i really thought turok was good, but no one else did lol, and Alone in the dark

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#6 Edited by Atlas (2614 posts) -

Eternal Sonata! That game was fucking awesome. One of the best battle systems I've come across in a modern JRPG and it looked gorgeous.

Viva Pinata and The Darkness as well.

EDIT: Sorry, didn't read the thread title close enough, but seriously, everone go play Eternal Sonata. As for 2008, I'd probably agree with Lost Odyssey.

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#7 Posted by Pikachu (449 posts) -
Joe said:
"Lost Odyssey it's a really good game
I have to agree with you on that
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#8 Edited by ManlyBeast (1234 posts) -
scott3428 said:
"Crackdown. I love how much you can experiment and the Keys to the City mode took it to the next level. I remember being underwhelmed by the media before release. Then the demo came out and I loved it.

  All those came out in 2007.... But yeah they were some fun games.

Edit: Okay sorry, didn't see you edit...
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#9 Posted by AboveNBeyond3 (14 posts) -

Already released: Lost Odyssey
To be released: Probably Mercenaries 2

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#10 Posted by DazbotAthertron (1014 posts) -
banksrob said:
"i really thought turok was good, but no one else did lol, and Alone in the dark
Congrats, you've just names the 2 worst games of 2008.
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#11 Posted by Lairdo (539 posts) -

I dont think there were any underrated games this year IMO.

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#12 Posted by BananaHammock (160 posts) -

Ehhh, I think Fallout 3 will do well but in terms of sales I could see people who aren't hardcore not knowing what it is.

As for my game, If Mercenaries 2 comes out that will most likely be a sleeper like the first game.
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#13 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

Lost Odyssey was definitely underrated. Had a pretty good turn based system when it looked like turn based was dead.

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#14 Posted by berzem (6 posts) -

I'm feeling that GRID was fairly underrated this year. Awesome driving game far better than say a GT5: Prologue.

I agree with those about the Viva Overlook but I think Banjo will have the same problem too.

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#15 Posted by ozeki (146 posts) -

I have to agree with Joe, Pikachu and suneku about Lost Odyssey. Very underrated game. It was snubbed by a lot of people.

I heard it sold around 710,000 copies which is very good news for anyone who liked it (because it probably means that more of it is coming).

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#16 Posted by Crab (3 posts) -

ninja gaiden 2

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#17 Posted by lux (129 posts) -

Left 4 Dead. There are still so many people that have no idea the awesomeness that is this game.

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#18 Posted by lou00 (26 posts) -

Left 4 Dead

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#19 Posted by Feanor (1440 posts) -

Lost Odyssey. If the game was named Final Fantasy it would have had reviews of 8.5+ not 7.

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#20 Posted by dzigns (89 posts) -

Condemned 2

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#21 Posted by Conflict (77 posts) -

Lost Odyssey +1, why was there so much hate for that game?

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#22 Posted by Marterfarker (44 posts) -

Eternal Sonata was a 2007 game, but I agree that the battle system was great in that game. And, it was well designed in how the combat increased in complexity as you leveled up.

Lost Odyssey was underrated, I agree.

Obviously, guessing what future game will be underrated isn't possible.


But, of the games I've played over the last 7+ months, I guess it would have to go to Lost Odyssey.

It got OK reviews, but it seemed like it didn't really strike a cord with the majority of players.


Now, the tough admission, I actually played Kung Fu Panda (I really liked the movie, so I gave the demo a shot), and I liked it quite a bit. I think most 360 gamers would completely dismiss it, and few sites didn’t even reviewed it, so in a sense, I could say Kung Fu Panda was the most underrated game on the 360.


OK, let me have it.



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#23 Posted by sdodd02 (763 posts) -

I'd have to agree with viva pinata.

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#24 Posted by tec3297 (1258 posts) -

Lost Odyssey
Viva Pinata

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#25 Posted by Masc0t (73 posts) -

Project Origin

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#26 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1985 posts) -

I agree with everyone who said Lost Odyssey.  Though I think most review scores were low because the pre-release code was glitchy.

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#27 Posted by UnwiseDolphin (10 posts) -

Viva Pinata is the most underrated 360 game. Most so called underrated games are decent games that didn't sell. Viva Pinata on the other hand is a truly excellent game that didn't sell. The problem is that Microsoft marketed it as a kids game. If they had instead marketed as a hardcore garden simulation it would have done way better.

"Viva Pinata because gardening is for grown ups."

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#28 Posted by Ma7moud (834 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 2

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#29 Posted by ThePeoplesChamp (17 posts) -

Battlefield Bad Company... imo

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#30 Posted by NotaStalker (175 posts) -

I dont know.. Maybe Ninja Gaiden 2 or Geometry Wars 2.

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#31 Posted by steve316 (110 posts) -

ninja gaiden 2, people say its too hard for them, but i say its just a challenge

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#32 Posted by Lackadaisical (36 posts) -

Condemned 2, very good game, a worthy sequel that almost left me crying in sheer terror.

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#33 Posted by gold_n_eye (101 posts) -

Battlefield Bad Company. Despite having great reviews, it should at least be in the top 3 played game on Live. I'm just baffled by the fact that this game is not reaching a lot of people. Yes, it is getting mixed reactions due to people that are used to the fast pace/easy to kill scenario like in Call of Duty 4 but Battlefield is a refreshing concept that is quite addicting if you give it a chance.

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#34 Posted by evilhomer (437 posts) -

for me it's lost odyssey.  maybe also vegas2 because I love the online for that game but it's been overmatched by COD4

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#35 Posted by Sasha (10 posts) -

Sega Superstars Tennis - If you're a Sega fan, this is the fan-service game for you....plus it plays a pretty decent game of Tennis. :)

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#36 Posted by zdmetal2101 (63 posts) -

GRID would be mine nobody plays it but its actually a very fun (but not the best) racer.

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#37 Posted by JoshMcC (33 posts) -

Of Games that have come out - I would agree about Turok - that game gets a bad rap for reasons I don't get. It's not Halo or COD4 but it doesn't try to be. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 seems to go under the radar for some reason as well.

Of games that are coming up - Completely agree on Left 4 Dead - it's a Valve shooter - I'm beating it's going to be all kinds of awesome simply for that reason alone. And Far Cry 2 has me quite excited - every little snippet that comes out seems to continually confirm my feelings on it.

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#38 Edited by AndrewP (100 posts) -
Crab said:
"ninja gaiden 2"
This game is not underrated.
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#39 Posted by Magnum (375 posts) -

I'm having alot of fun with Civ: Rev right now.

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#40 Edited by geneticgamer (62 posts) -

Halo 3

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#41 Posted by Roboturner (5 posts) -
zdmetal2101 said:
"GRID would be mine nobody plays it but its actually a very fun (but not the best) racer."
Im a big fan of GRID actually. Its way too addictive!
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#42 Posted by Gavinn (180 posts) -

well i predict that the most underated game of 2008 will be Too Human

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#43 Posted by BxGT (78 posts) -


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#44 Posted by xplodedd (1379 posts) -
banksrob said:
"i really thought turok was good, but no one else did lol, and Alone in the dark"

Why did you like turok, just curious

"Ninja Gaiden 2
Ninja Gaiden 2 isn't underrated.
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#45 Posted by xplodedd (1379 posts) -
geneticgamer said:
"Halo 3"
yes because we all know that halo 3 wasn't hyped for like 4 years.
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#46 Posted by DappaDizzle (183 posts) -
Viva Pinata again with Viva Pinata Trouble in paradise
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#47 Posted by Quint (172 posts) -
Ma7moud said:
"Ninja Gaiden 2"
Agreed, absolutely fantastic game, worthy of at least an 8 imo.

I'm on Chapter 10 and i really haven't seen any of the "cheapness" that a lot of the reviews were banging on about.
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#48 Posted by Jordan23 (1097 posts) -

Eternal Sonata
Lost Odyssey

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#49 Posted by albaker (441 posts) -

This is pretty hard, my pick would go out to Condemned 2

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#50 Posted by Cleric (290 posts) -

Lost Odissey and Condemned 2. Damn I love the Condemned series.

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