The sheer number of video games that come to market means that there will always be some gems that fly under the radar. Sometimes those games become cult classics, and sometimes they languish in obscurity, but all of them are criminally underappreciated. These eight games fit that bill perfectly. If you haven't tried any of them, I highly recommend remedying that as soon as possible.
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"Putting the Bioshock franchise on a most underrated list is crazy," you say. You might have a point, if not for the fact that Bioshock 2 is consistently passed over in discussions of the series, or mentioned only in passing as something everyone would like to forget. Often dismissed as nothing more than a rehash of the first games, Bioshock 2 is actually the superior product, in my eyes. Rapture feels more real, while retaining its air of creepiness, and the remote hacking tool and updated hacking mechanic make the game far less frustrating. The story is much less black and white, leaving you to make decisions that are almost all tinged with a healthy dose of grey. Finally, the ending is much more fulfilling, with the choices you made throughout the game all coming to fruition in the last act, both for good and for ill.