2020 has been pretty harsh for fresh game releases so far. Delay after delay will eventually see players running out of new adventures to dive into. While that isn’t the most optimistic future for gaming, it’s okay! There are still plenty of great titles to choose from in the meantime.
With every major release, there are a dozen smaller games that seem to slip under the radar for one reason or another. As such, there are hundreds of great games that go relatively unknown for tons of players. To shine a bit of light on some great underrated games, we’ve gathered the top 10 titles that might help you survive the upcoming gaming drought brought on by coronavirus delays.
Historically, licensed games based on films aren’t very special. They often range from mediocre to competent, but rarely stand out aside from a few choice examples. This is one reason as to why the largely ignored Mad Max (2015) slid under the radar so easily.
Those who did find themselves giving the game a shot near release were met by a surprisingly great game. The combat works well, the car-driven gameplay is excellent, and the in-game upgrade system is really satisfying. If you haven’t given Mad Max a chance yet, you should definitely take a look at it.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
At the time of Hellblade’s release, it got some well deserved praise from quite a few people. However, this unique experience isn’t exactly a game that is known far and wide. This may change in the future, however, as it has been announced that a sequel is coming to the next generation of Xbox consoles.
Hellblade features an in-depth look at mental illness, excellent world and character designs, as well as some interesting gameplay. This all makes Senua’s Sacrifice something worth trying for many people.
Star Wars Battlefront II
Around the time of Battlefront II’s release, the game didn’t have a great reputation with players. Along with some behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the game, the base experience offered was a tad too bare to justify the purchase. However, this is one of those games that has only gotten richer with time.
Typically found for low prices now, Battlefront II has tons of content that wasn’t available at release. The game has also been updated to the point that it now exceeds expectations set before release. If you’re bored and would love some hectic sci-fi shooter action, you can’t really go wrong with Star Wars Battlefront II.
Gravity Rush Remastered
Gaming consoles such as the Wii U and the PS Vita had tons of exclusive games that many people missed out on. Naturally, this is because there weren’t a large amount of people who actually bought those consoles. For instance, Gravity Rush was a PlayStation Vita exclusive that is easy to love, fun to play, and in desperate need of some attention.
The game has a really cool gameplay hook not unlike that of Portal. The difference is that the player can manipulate gravity in a variety of ways instead of portals. The story’s great, the world’s awesome, and the characters are all standouts too good to be forgotten. Luckily, Gravity Rush has been remastered for the PS4 and also has an exclusive sequel for those who find themselves needing more.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Seeing a number as high as 7 next to a game title can be enough to convince people to stay away. Ace Combat 7, however, does not require you to have played any past Ace Combat games in order to enjoy it.
This high-flying action game has some incredible gameplay, wonderful missions comprising the single player campaign, and a multiplayer component that will provide dozens of hours of fun.
Competition can be a great thing in most cases. In Greedfall’s case, though, it was just enough to bury it from most players’ attention. Going up against a highly-anticipated game such as The Outer Worlds, this action RPG had the odds stacked against it.
Those who did play the game found an experience similar to the golden age of Bioware. An interesting story, deep gameplay mechanics, and a robust leveling system makes Greedfall a fantastic game to get lost in. It simply didn’t make it stand out enough at launch, unfortunately.
For those of us who are experiencing the difficulty of social distancing, an MMO might be a good choice for escapism. Available on all major modern consoles and for absolutely free, Warframe is an MMO that is easy to become addicted to.
Featuring awesome planets, thousands of hours of content, and a gameplay loop that is designed to lose plenty of time in, Warframe is well worth a try. Plus, it’s perfectly viable to play the game solo if you’re not a huge fan of multiplayer.
Maybe you’re looking for a smaller experience to spend some time on. The Nintendo Switch offers a fun, surprisingly deep golfing RPG that is perfect for handheld mode.
Golf Story will see players exploring various golf courses for secrets, side quests, and glory in the search for fame and greatness. Golfing sounds like an odd choice for a story-driven RPG, but Golf Story pulls it off well.
Into the Breach
If you like strategy games and gorgeous 8-bit graphics, Into the Breach is a perfect marriage of the two. This game’s fun, challenging, and will definitely help you burn some hours away if you’re looking for something to do.
A Way Out
Partnership might just be the perfect way to keep yourself entertained in the upcoming weeks! A Way Out is a really cool multiplayer experience that features great gameplay and a wonderful story. Within the game, you and a partner will need to work together in order to advance through the story.
By the end, you’ll definitely be wanting to see how things turn out for your character. Plus, there aren’t many multiplayer games out there like this, so it’s definitely worth a look if you have a close friend to play with!