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5 Underrated Games You Should Definitely Know About

by Michelle Joe
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In the vast universe of gaming, some games make the headlines of every article and are reviewed by every YouTuber. We all know about them, we all play them, and they are enthralling and fun.

Also, in this vast universe are games that are equally fun to play but seldom get discussed on the internet and gaming forums. Few people review them, and even fewer know about them. They just don’t get the traction they deserve.

And, there is a reason for it.

Every year, there are thousands of game releases. It’s quite understandable if some – or rather many – of them don’t get the hype they deserve. Take the example of 2020, the year when pandemic locked all of us in our homes; more than 10,000 games were released on Steam alone.

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In this blog, we will discuss the games worthy of your attention but somehow slipped through the cracks. These games are legit exciting and will keep you hooked.

Our list features a mix of video games, android games, and even online games, so no one misses out on fun they haven’t yet discovered.

1. Plan 8

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How to give you an idea of this game?

Umm, do you recall the yellow dog-like robot by Boston Dynamics? Yes, think that you have to fight something similar to it. Add to it all the epiphanies presented in the Netflix series Black Mirror. We aren’t done. Add all the supernatural forces Star Wars heroes are fighting.

Added all of them?

Yes, this is what Planet 8 is all about. You have to fight all kinds of robots and creepy sci-fi creatures to make sure you survive in the game. I mean, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world, so you can get an idea about the forces you’re up against.

If you’re a sci-fi nerd, you ought to check it out.

2. Return of Obra Dinn

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Return of Obra Dinn takes you back to the 1800s – 1807, to be precise. It is about a merchant ship Obra Dinn that sets sail from London in 1802. But it gets lost at sea.

Five years later, the ship washes up on a shore without the crew. Are they dead? Well, you have to find it. The gamer will take the role of an insurance adjuster dispatched by the East India Company – the ship’s proprietor – to calculate the damage, find the crew, and identify the culpable.

You have with you a pocket watch “Memento Mortem”. Put it over the piles of dead bodies and human remains; the watch will take you back in time. Start from there, find out what happened to each crew member and how the ship sank – (not) spoiler alert: you’ll be surprised at what you find.

The plot isn’t even the best part of the game. Its monochromatic visuals are designed to give you the feel of the time the game is set in.

It is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Xbox One.

3. Devil’s Attorney

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Shifting our attention to Android games, we have Devil’s Attorney. The name somewhat gives away what the gameplay is about– you are a lawyer whose only job is to get his guilty clients acquitted. It is kind of like what Jim Carry does in the movie Liar Liar before he starts parroting truth and only truth.

It is an adventure-strategy game in which you are defense attorney Max McMann who has to plan each case and imply whatever means necessary to get one, and only on the verdict for his clients: not guilty.

You can use a plethora of methods: discrediting the witnesses, tampering with the evidence, malign the credibility of the prosecution. The more cases you win, the more money you get.

The game tests your cunning mind with 50+ cases. Once you become a Devil’s attorney, there is no going back.

It’s worth paying $4.99 in the Play Store.

4. Sam Bogart

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Here is another game that you might not have heard about but will be gutted if you come to know about it years down the line. Sam Bogart is a bear. But he is a detective.

In the game, Sam Bogart tries to save a Vixen – who might be a damsel in distress, or a manipulative fox, who knows? Our bear-detective takes up the fight with a mob and is now entrenched in a difficult situation.

Bogart has to fight its way out of the situation by beating the shit out of the mob – kick them, hit them, punch them. The end goal is to save the Vixen.

The game is available on Unlimited Gamez Mo, which features hundreds of other games you can play on your mobile or tablet after paying a small subscription fee.

Play the game today as the Vixen is waiting for its Bogart.

5. Two-points hospital

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Umm, ok. Calm down. We know we are surrounded by a pandemic, and we all want to stay as far away from the hospital as we can. The reason to add this game to the list isn’t to reminisce about the dreadful time we saw.

Believe us, this game is quite cool and fun.

You have to build a hospital in the fictional Two Point County. After setting up the hospital, you have to run it and operate it. Not only this, there is a budget to balance and medical staff to train so that the residents can benefit from it.

But here is a thing: hospitals are a place of gloom. But, not here in Two-points hospital.

Everything about Two-point hospital’s gameplay is fun, exciting and, riveting. This simulation game has every element to keep you hooked for hours on end.

You can decorate the wards the way you like. You can have a jovial conversation with patients suffering from the most serious diseases to cheer them up. Here and there, you can add a tinge of humor to keep things light and breezy.

Yes, we’re saying that you’ll enjoy playing a game about hospitals when there is a pandemic racking havoc all around. So, trust us on this. We’re putting a lot on the line to give such a ‘bold statement’.

Final word

If you haven’t heard about any of the names mentioned in the list, worry not. All these games are worthy of your time, and you won’t regret a single moment spent playing these. These will take you to the land of entertainment in no time. Take our word for it that you’ll run here to thanks us. Also, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below and tell us how much these games excited you.

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