GameSpy Unveils Top 25 Most Underrated Games of All Time.
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GameSpy GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game Web sites and provides online video game-related services and software. , the leader in online game play, is stirring up controversy again by ranking the Top 25 Most Underrated Games of All Time.
The list spotlights some of the most exceptional games in history that went largely unnoticed by either consumers or, in some cases, the gaming press. GameSpy.com editors point out that most of the games were under appreciated because of poor sales, coming into the market out of nowhere, possessing excessive originality o·rig·i·nal·i·ty
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1. The quality of being original.
2. The capacity to act or think independently.
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Noun 1. or simply being overlooked.
Voted the Top 10 among 25 Most Underrated Games of All Time were: 1 Ico (PS2) SCEA, 2001 - Ico set a high-water mark for purity and simplicity. It has yet to be matched by another game for the sincerity of its world and narrative. From the foreboding opening until the bittersweet end, it's a stunning achievement in game design. 2 Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (PS2) Sega, 2003 - Sega's consistently excellent 3D fighting series sets a new level of perfection -- perhaps the pinnacle of technical fighting to date. 3 System Shock (PC) Looking Glass Studios/Origin, 1994 - Not a shooter, not an RPG, its disparate blend of gameplay elements shocked and intrigued the few who played it. 4 Alone in the Dark (PC) Infogrames, 1992 - The first true survival horror title ever, it kick-started the genre. Its influence on Resident Evil or Silent Hill can't be overstated. 5 Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2) Sucker Punch/SCEA, 2002 - With splendid cel-shaded style, Sly Cooper looks gorgeous and plays even better. 6 Rocket: Robot on Wheels (N64) Sucker Punch/Ubisoft, 1999 - Rocket had numerous, free-roaming worlds, creative level design and an outstanding physics system. 7 Grim Fandango (PC) LucasArts, 1998 - The best of LucasArts' great adventure games, Grim Fandango featured Manny Calavera, a poor working shlub toiling for the Dept. of Death in the Mexican afterlife. 8 Herzog Zwei (Genesis) TechnoSoft, 1988 - A console game that influenced the real-time strategy genre popular in PC gaming, it had great resource management and two-player head-to-head warfare. 9 Planescape: Torment (PC) Black Isle Studios/Interplay, 1999 - Presenting a unique spin on the D&D RPG license, it brought to light the weird and wonderful universe of the outer dimensional planes. 10 Wheel of Time (PC) GT Interactive, 1999 - Based on Robert Jordan's fantasy novels, Wheel of Time offered gamers a fantastical first-person shooter/adventure with a vast array of magical spells and weapons.
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we've have reviewed hundreds of games, some that should have been instant classics, or at least successful titles but just never seemed to get their due," said Dave "Fargo Fargo, city (1990 pop. 74,111), seat of Cass co., E N.Dak., at the head of navigation on the Red River, opposite Moorhead, Minn.; inc. 1875. A railroad hub and regional financial and medical center, Fargo is also the trade and distribution center of a spring-wheat " Kosak, executive editor of GameSpy. "We wanted to set the record straight by giving these games the credit they deserve."
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