Top 10 Most Underrated Games

1) Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey makes the number one spot on this list because it was one of the last good turn-based JRPGs ever released for console. Even Final Fantasy has strayed away from that type of gameplay mechanic and it has left a huge niche untapped. Many RPG fans grew up playing games like this and they no longer have any new options to satisfy this interest. Lost Odyssey pays homage to the old school RPG.

Lost Odyssey was one of the first games developed by Mistwalker, a new game studio founded by Hironobu Sakaguchi. Sakaguchi designed greats like Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger so RPG fans had some high hopes for Lost Odyssey.

Critics didn't much care for the game, saying its mechanics were old and outdated. It got decent review scores, a 78 aggregate review score, but not high enough to convince skeptical fans to try out this new IP from a new studio. The game failed to break the one million sales mark due in part to the fact it was released on Xbox 360. The PS3 had a much wider audience for JRPGs.

Lost Odyssey used an interactive ring system similar to The Legend of Dragoon where if you hit a button at the exact right moment your attacks would do more damage. It also featured a series of short stories called “dreams” that helped players learn the history and the main characters. If you like reading, then the dreams will most likely be one of your favorite parts of the game. The best one in my opinion is the one titled “The Bread of Grandma Coto.”

Gamers that did play Lost Odyssey generally loved it. Fans have been hoping for a Lost Odyssey 2 for years but it unfortunately looks like that may never happen.


Like with any top ten lists, keep in mind this is opinion based. With so many underrated video games out there, it is difficult to narrow down a list of just ten entries. In order to make this list, I had to have personally played the game so that likely eliminates several key games that should have been included. What games do you think should have made the list? Leave a comment below to share your opinion.

Posted: 1st Apr 2014 by Alexander Hinkley
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