Hey guys! Miroku276 here from GameGhost and I am here to share with you my favorite top 5 underrated games! Most of the titles are from PS2 but I have a few other selectives console titles! Hopefully this is the start of a new beginning for GameGhost! More to come soon!
1. Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble PSP (4) - So the way I heard about this game was through a old co worker of mine at gamestop. He was calling around everywhere looking for a game called “Kenka Bancho”. My first reaction was “Kenka-what?” Until I saw him playing it one day I was stoked. This game is so much fun. A classic beat em up brawler on the go is the best way to describe it. You play as a japanese student who is considered a “Bancho” or a Badass in japanese. You then fight the other Banchos of Japan on a school trip to become the number one Bancho of the country. This game has fully customizable character, obtainable signature moves learned from other banchos, and a free roam style to it! Pretty awesome right?
2. Populous: The Beginning PC (3) - RTS games are pretty popular amongst the PC gamer community. For some reason when I ask a lot of people about this game the seem to have no clue what im talking about. In Populous: The Beginning you play as God. Seriously. You control a Shaman, who leads her tribe against foes to becoming the ultimate shaman god herself. Populous: The Beginning uses magic, creative units, and A.I. society manipulation to create this biblical RTS/God game as they call it. This game was incredible to me as a child and still is to this day.
3. Radiata Stories PS2 (2) - Radiata Stories was a game I picked up one day just searching for an RPG. I saw Square Enix’s name on the cover and I jumped on it fast (this was before they started making bad games). The gameplay is similar to titles like Tales of Symphonia or a more modern day Legend of Mana. You play as Jack an ordinary boy who wants to become a famous Knight like his father who had such a legendary status. He is 1 out of the 300 characters in the game, and about 175 of them are recruitable to be your teammates. This game also had multiple endings depending on the choices you make about 3/4 into the game. I think thats enough to say that this game was a little ahead of its time.
4. Legend of Legaia (5) PS1/PSX - I remember back in the PS1 days when I sat down with my sister gluing my face to the television playing some of the most memorable games of all time, one being Legend of Legaia. Till this day I haven’t found an RPG that can compare to its unique combat system and story. Legend of Legaia is about a world filled with humans and objects the humans call Seru, which can unite themselves with humans and augment them with amazing abilities and skills. The main character Vahn gains the power of the Seru and later on joins up with Noa, a little cave girl who is overly energetic, and Gala, a serious curt warrior monk. In a nutshell these characters team up to fight off the evildoers of the “Mist”; a sickly aura filled with monsters and villians. The game only consisted of three characters but it didn’t even matter. The number of combos and specials they could learn were unbelievable. This is definitely a game to check out.
5. Shadow of Colossus PS2 (1) Where do I even start with this game. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most epic, story driven, unique games I have every played. I couldn’t believe that more people didn’t play this game since it had such high reviews on popular game sites. Shadow of the Colossus is a prequel to Ico; one of the first games to ever be released for the PS2. The game has no real enemies. Meaning you will not be spending your time scurrying around fighting minions and looking for treasure. You play as Wander, a young man who faces 16 boss fights to save what seems to be a princess. Pretty simple right? Wrong, fighting these colossi one after another is a puzzle itself. You will spend a good amount of time trying to figure out how to climb on that arm, or cling onto that leg. The graphics, the eerie cries of the colossi, realistic character reactions to environment effects and jaw dropping acrobatic physics are just enough to say this is one of my favorite games of all time and if not one of the most underrated games I have ever had the honor of playing.