Even if you overlook mobile releases, each year hundreds of video games release. Most are most likely relatively typical and nondescript; a good chunk are dreadful and appropriately consigned to the metaphorical dustbin of history; a choose few are fiercely anticipated, extremely acclaimed, and extremely effective commercially; some are widely expected however either important or commercial duds, not a lot confined to the dustbin of history as hung up in cages, to be gawped at and sometimes showered with rotten fruit or vegetables..
Let us turn to the deserving poor; the games cherished by a little number critics and gamers alike, however which for whatever reason simply have not gotten the audience they are worthy of. The video games (practically) no one played. Here are 10 such titles from2020
Note that I have actually tried to find games from a variety of different categories, and minimal myself to simply one VR-only title
Until You Fall.
Till You Fall, a really bright, vibrant roguelite that is both critically admired and has great user feedback, with an ‘Extremely Favorable’ ranking of 95%on Steam. What’s the problem? Well, it’s a VR video game for starters, which automatically limits its reach, and unlike 2020’s big VR struck Half-Life: Alyx it probably won’t have moved any new VR gadgets. But if you do have a VR gadget, this looks like a must-play video game
There Is No Video Game: Wrong Dimension.
Contrary to common belief There Is No Video Game: Wrong Dimension does really exist. A point ‘n click experience game that has plenty of funny, genre-bending twists & turns, and tough puzzles. It defies expectations, which is perhaps why it was so warmly gotten by critics when it released back in August
A splendidly specific niche, feel great entry this one. Based on an extremely popular board game about real world birds, Wingspan is a relaxing strategy card game including beautiful bird illustrations. The objective is to find and bring in the very best birds to your wildlife protects and this computer game variation has practically been as highly praised as the original parlor game
You’ve probably heard about Black Mesa – years ago. You may even have purchased it, back when it was being promoted in a Steam sale in 2016 or 2017; I know I did, back in the 2015-2016 Steam Winter Sale.
Well, Black Mesa was lastly finished in 2015 when the so-called Xen chapters were added and the game came out of Early Gain access to, practically 5 years after entering it. So while you may have heard of and even played some of Black Mesa for many years, you probably didn’t realise it officially introduced last year which you can now play it through to conclusion. Well, I say that – you might have understood about all of this, but I didn’t until someone pointed it out to me on our forums late last year
Objective: It’s Complicated.
Even I had not become aware of this one, and I spend a lot of time (far excessive actually) each year browsing release lists, hunting for video games that might be worthwhile of Video game of the Year nominations in one classification or another..
Mission: It’s Complicated is a visual novel about dating incredibly heroes, which doesn’t sound especially interesting me. However, it has a ‘Mighty’ OpenCritic score of 88, putting it in the top 20 video games released in2020 That’s rather some feat, although a key factor for the high rating is the truth that just 3 outlets have in fact evaluated the video game … which rather neatly exhibits its status as a fantastic video game that you probably didn’t play
A genre-bending indie platformer, Levelhead is another of those video games with amazing vital and user feedback … from those who’ve in fact played it. The issue is not almost sufficient individuals have. Examine it out if you haven’t become aware of it before, you might simply discover your next preferred platformer
Did you understand Spelunky 2 released in 2020? Most people do not seem to have observed. Or they did kind of notification however haven’t played it. You can bet that approval from The Video game Awards in the Indie classification helped a lot towards the end of the year, but Spelunky 2’s release felt extremely subtle.
Sequel to the million-selling indie hit Spelunky, Spelunky 2 is a roguelike platformer with fantastic feedback from critics and gamers alike
At first look Littlewood looks distinctly similar to the incredible indie hit Stardew Valley. While the latter has actually offered over 10 million copies and has hundreds of thousands of reviews (practically all positive), the former is off to a much slower start.
It’s described as a wholesome, laid-back mix of farming and life simulator, mixed with RPG elements and city-building. That even seems like Stardew Valley, which of course was heavily inspired by Animal Crossing, and in a year when the current Animal Crossing sold almost as much as all the previous entries in the series integrated, you can’t help however think there’s a market out there for it – if just more people knew about it
art of rally.
art of rally (yes, all lower case) is the second game from Funselektor, who made 2015’s Outright Drift. The principle is similar too – an indie racing video game with an unique art style and an unusual 3rd person camera perspective that’s similar to the old Micro Machines games. It’s a lot more enthusiastic than Absolute Drift though, and that ambition appears to have paid off, a minimum of for those who’ve played it
13 Guards: Aegis Rim.
I was on the fence about including this weird mix of side-scrolling adventure and RTS battling. It’s not a total unknown, specifically here on VGChartz, where we have actually provided it plenty of publicity – from a glowing official review that offered it 8/10, to the title winning our award for Finest Adventure Game of2020 I ‘d bet most of you haven’t really played it, even if you have heard of it, so I’ve snuck it on the list at the end. Author’s authority
How many of the above video games have you played? And which games did I miss that you would have consisted of on the list?