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Favourite Underrated & Overlooked Games Collection

A Listmania! list by Jade "IRIS Network" (Hyllis, Section 4)
 
Steambot Chronicles
1.  Steambot Chronicles by ATLUS
The list author says:
  "A relaxing non-linear adventure! A perfect, friendly open-world game for all-ages. My favourite game of all-time!"
CDN$ 65.49   Used & New from: CDN$ 49.95

Dragon Quest VIII Journey of the Cursed King
2.  Dragon Quest VIII Journey of the Cursed King by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "The best JRPG I have ever played! It features a massive world with adorable characters, easy to pickup gameplay, and plenty to do!"
CDN$ 52.89   Used & New from: CDN$ 27.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Silent Hill
3.  Silent Hill by Konami
The list author says:
  "Creepy horror at its finest! This game will get beneath your skin. Recommended for those who love psychological horror drama mixed with scary visuals. It will linger in the mind long after you finish."
Used & New from: CDN$ 42.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
4.  Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "A generational storyline that spans several decades! Wow! You don't see that in games! DQ V adds the hilarious party chat feature, and monster hunting that predates Pokemon!"
CDN$ 42.84   Used & New from: CDN$ 42.44
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Dark Cloud 2
5.  Dark Cloud 2 by SONY ELECTRONIC
The list author says:
  "Fantastic JRPG with a touching storyline, beautiful music, and lovable characters! Also, the sidequests are fun-filled challenges."
Used & New from: CDN$ 68.93
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Hotel Dusk Room 215
6.  Hotel Dusk Room 215 by Nintendo
The list author says:
  "If you love mysteries this game offers up a doozy! Most games do not achieve the level of storytelling that Hotel Dusk offers."
Used & New from: CDN$ 21.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Demon Stone
7.  Demon Stone by Infogrames
The list author says:
  "Excellent successor to SEGA's Golden Axe series with a story written by RA Salvatore that respects the D&D license."
CDN$ 29.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.50
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Trace Memory
8.  Trace Memory by NINTENDO OF CANADA
The list author says:
  "A wonderful little puzzle mystery game in the vein of Hotel Dusk Room 215. Although it is a bit on the short side the game offers up a nice distraction."
Used & New from: CDN$ 20.00

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The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky Limited Edition
9.  The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky Limited Edition by Xseed Games
The list author says:
  "Fantastic old school RPG with one of the most in-depth worlds ever created. The story and characters alone are worth the play and one of the best RPGs to come out in the last decade!"
Used & New from: CDN$ 94.56
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Folklore
10.  Folklore by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "A very unique RPG and one of the first PS3 games to be released. Recommended."
Used & New from: CDN$ 14.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Jeanne D Arc
11.  Jeanne D Arc by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "A great what-if TRPG that sets the story of Jeanne D'arc in a fantasy JRPG setting. Fantastic visuals, and tactical gameplay set to catchy music!"
CDN$ 19.14   Used & New from: CDN$ 12.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Beyond Good & Evil
12.  Beyond Good & Evil by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "The most underrated game ever published! Perfect controls and balance, great characters and pure unadulterated fun! This game deserved more attention than it received."
Used & New from: CDN$ 9.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Ico
13.  Ico by SONY ELECTRONIC
The list author says:
  "A little on the short side, there is a reason why critics hold Ico as an example of a game attaining the level of artistic merit. If Ico was a painting it would be displayed in the Louvré."
Used & New from: CDN$ 22.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

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Resonance of Fate (Bilingual game-play)
14.  Resonance of Fate (Bilingual game-play) by Sega of America, Inc.
The list author says:
  "Released during the same week as Final Fantasy XIII, people missed out on what is essentially one of the most difficult JRPGs ever produced. For those who love a challenge!"
CDN$ 17.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Indigo Prophecy
15.  Indigo Prophecy by Infogrames
The list author says:
  "The progenitor for Heavy Rain. It features similar controls and a narrative focus not seen in most games!"
Used & New from: CDN$ 40.36
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Trinity: Souls Of Zill O'll
16.  Trinity: Souls Of Zill O'll by Tecmo Koei
The list author says:
  "I put this in as a complement to Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone. Same type of gameplay but lasts 30 hours longer."
CDN$ 45.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 32.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Heavenly Sword
17.  Heavenly Sword by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Wow! This game takes the best elements of God of War, Bayonetta, and Devil May Cry and delivers fantastic performances by Andy Serkis and Anna Torv. A must buy for action gamers!"
CDN$ 19.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Odin Sphere: Greatest Hits
18.  Odin Sphere: Greatest Hits by Atlus Software
The list author says:
  "For those who appreciate art, Odin Sphere is the most visually stunning game ever produced! From the creators of Grim Grimoire and Muramasa: The Demon Blade."
CDN$ 16.49

Radiata Stories
19.  Radiata Stories by Square Enix
The list author says:
  "One of the funniest games I've played! Although the endings may be a little dour, it's the journey that counts."
CDN$ 69.95   Used & New from: CDN$ 27.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Valkyria Chronicles
20.  Valkyria Chronicles by Sega of America, Inc.
The list author says:
  "A great SRPG with fluid animation, and gorgeous watercolour looking graphics. It's reminiscent of some of Hayao Miyazaki's best movies!"
CDN$ 19.60   Used & New from: CDN$ 18.81
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Kuon
21.  Kuon by Tommo
The list author says:
  "The most surreal survival horror ever! Highly recommended for fans of J-Horror along the lines of the movie Kwaidan."
Used & New from: CDN$ 149.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Hunted: The Demon's Forge
22.  Hunted: The Demon's Forge by Bethesda
The list author says:
  "Great fantasy co-op game gameplay much like Demon Stone, TLoTR The Two Towers and Trinity: Souls of Zill'Oll."
CDN$ 44.99   Used & New from: CDN$ 20.00

Trapt
23.  Trapt by TECMO INC.
The list author says:
  "The last game in Kagero: The Deception series. If you want to see what it's like to set traps and see the results of your handiwork, this is for you. Only the morbid need apply."
Used & New from: CDN$ 54.98

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Conan
24.  Conan by THQ
The list author says:
  "Definitely for the closet barbarian. Absolutely brutal gameplay and a must for fans of Robert E Howard's classic anti-hero."
Used & New from: CDN$ 9.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Siren Playstation 2
25.  Siren Playstation 2 by SONY ELECTRONIC
The list author says:
  "A very scary survival horror game to play at night but be warned though, the game has punishing difficulty."
Used & New from: CDN$ 14.95
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 15/02/14
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