When it comes to the world of video games, keeping up with the trend is difficult. Why? Because different game-freaks might be playing different kinds of games at a time and you cannot play all of them together. Gaming is an addiction that demands commitment and time that restrict gamers to play only one or mostly two games at a time. When one or two games get viral, other games launching in the period go unnoticed despite their excellence. As a result, you miss a lot of games you would have loved to try.
So, in case you’re wondering about the next game you want to kill playing, we have got you a list of the most obscure games that probably flew entirely under your radar. Trust us, all the games we are going to list are meant for the ultimate gaming experience.
Warning: You may become an addict!!
Here is the list of 10 fantastic games that you might have missed over the years:
1. Gone Home
“Gone Home” is all time brilliance and loved by people of every age group no matter employed or unemployed. This is a game you can finish in 90 minutes. YES!!! JUST 90 Minutes. You start-off as Kaitlin Greenbriar who just returned from a Europe trip to find himself in a mystery. His house is empty, and he has to go from room to room to examine objects, read family member’s diary, and figure out what happened to his house and where everybody else is. There is no DANGER, just SUSPENSE! It’s a great game if you love suspense.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Have a thing for “The Legend of Zelda” games? Not originally a Zelda game, Okami is probably the best fit for you, and you don’t even need a Nintendo console to play this one. In fact, it is better than some of the actual “Zelda” games you have on board. The concept of this game is based on the Japanese folklore, and your character is named Amaterasu, who is a divine and sacred wolf-goddess having magical powers to change the world with just a paintbrush. A lot of puzzles will be thrown at you, and your enemies will come there to fight you – and you can only fight them using the magic paintbrush by drawing different shapes. Yes, it will consume some of your instincts, but it is the prettiest game you will ever come across.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii
Many gamers might not agree with us, but Rez is one of the coolest games ever made. If you’ve loved “Star Fox,” this is completely your type of game – besides it is the musical and cyberpunk edition of Star Fox. When you get into the game, you will find yourself in cyberspace where you have to shoot the enemies getting in your way. Now the best part comes! As you shoot your enemies, the music starts syncing to your shots and get more intense as you move ahead throughout the level.
Platforms: Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PS4
4. No Man’s Sky
When “No Man’s Sky” first released, there were countless controversies around it, and the hype that Hello Games and Sean Murray had created was damaging the game’s reputation. Before release, the game promised multiplayer play in a seamless and eternal universe. But the game instantly acquired a lot of negative comments from critics as well as fans. It was nothing like we fans were promised. Yet, there was something about the idea that dragged us into the game. After the two years of release, when we dived into the game, it was like a dream come true. They have done some great things in the game. Yes, it’s not that perfect, but it is definitely one of the most fun games for what it tried to bring on the table, even if it took a couple of years to deliver.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Big Sandwich Games released these lightweight action-strategy games in 2010 which we are thankful for playing. The game is all about burning down villages and collecting resources with the help of dragon flame power using a dual stick-shooter control. Hoard is made magnificent with fantasy aesthetic and has been made even more beautiful with the little touches of happy villagers and stoic knights who are always there to the rescue the princesses who kidnapped by the enemies. It totally gives you a fairytale vibe. At the same time, the game is as addictive as the very famous “Clash Of Clans.”
Unfortunately, the game wasn’t able to create so much hype, but players still believed in the game and felt it has a lot to offer.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Linux, Microsoft Windows
6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
This one is the best PC game developed by some genius minds that has never failed to impress us over the last decade. The creators of the game are known for their unique RPGs, and they have smartly created the sub-genre of their own. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of the most beautiful creations of them and is one of our most anticipated games ever. The game has been inspired by ‘SoulsBourne’ and resembles most to the Tenchu. The game will take you to the feudal Japan where you will be presented as “one-armed wolf” to seek out vengeance. You can choose your weapons from a unique prosthetic arm mechanic to match your play style. If you decide you play this game, prepare yourself to die – a lot!
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
7. Far Cry: New Dawn
Far Cry: New Dawn is one of the most intriguing spinoff games from Ubisoft Montreal. It is a first-person shooter game that will set you in an open world environment with the abundance of vehicles and action. The game is played on the same map as Far Cry 5 with a little refinement. Far Cry: New Dawn’s map features new and reshaped areas formed by the nuclear war from the previous game.
You can choose your character’s gender, race, and some other physical characteristics. The main plot of the game starts from the place that was left 17 years after ‘the Collapse’ that destroyed the world with the deadly clash of brave survivors with dastardly Highwaymen. You’ll also find out what happened to Far Cry 5’s main characters in this game.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
This one too is a first-person shooter game inspired from the concept of Ayn Rand’s Shrugged. But the makers have done one interesting thing for sure by tossing the game underseas. So basically, the BioShock is all about an underwater city named the Rapture. The city doesn’t have to follow any government regulations where artists and entrepreneurs can freely thrive. Yes, it’s not a perfect city because the residents have the powers and they can do whatever they want without seeking permissions. You’ll also get to experience the horror night in the game. It is one most exceptional game that is worthy of all your time. Play it now!
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
9. ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove
Not exactly a comeback, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is one the most lovable oddities and a new installment from Sega Mega Drive. Hailing from the most surprising alien rappers on-going series, the game comes with a lot of fun and excitement. It borrows some best bits from the previous games including the isometric viewpoint. It features all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet “Earth” and salvage all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. The game is a mashup the most beautiful features of console games with a lot of funky features. It is indeed a treat for the gamers, and we are saying it from experience of our own. It is totally built for an ultimate gaming experience for the fun-seekers.
Platforms: Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
10. The Occupation
Get ready to play as a cool and whistle-blowing journalist confined to a government building in a world where the memories can be probed and reconstructed. This mysterious world was introduced in White Paper Games’ previous title – Ether One. You get to play in real time over the period of four hours within the events. The events will occur with or without your input.
There will be a critical terrorist attack and a controversial government act following which you have to choose whether you want to be the part of the investigation or stay out of it. You have all the freedom of choice to play occupation, and the game adjusts itself to your preferences.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
We bet you might have heard a few names from the above list and you would have loved them as well. These games are totally worth your time. Give them a try and let us know how was your gaming experience with them.