Stories Of The Year #10: Underrated Games

Stories Of The Year #10: Underrated Games

It’s the last week of the year, so we’ve decided to go into the Kotaku backlogs and pick out the most popular stories of 2010. Some are interesting, some are funny, some are flat out stupid.

Back when David Wildgoose was the Editor of Kotaku, he had a little vent about underrated games of the generation. Knowing the Goose, he has a way of enjoying games for obscure and bizarre reasons. Which is why he hates Uncharted 2 with a strange venom, yet loves Far Cry with a passion bordering on lunacy!

I don’t always agree with his views, but goddammit I respect them! You guys did as well, it seems, since everyone clicked on this story enough to make it the tenth most viewed story of 2010.

Stories of the Year 2010: The 10 Most Underrated Games This Generation


  • I actually bookmarked it.. Pretty much one of the only Kotaku columns that i bookmarked – which is nuts considering how much i love this site.

    When the Goose published this article it immediately became my goal to hunt down the ones i did not yet posses, and so help me god, i shall catch them all!

  • Here I write new one for you. Most under-rated game on Kotaku?
    Dragon Quest IX.
    But seriously, that was a damn fine article, will you do one of your own, Mark?

  • Dude, I don’t want to sound like the politically correct police, but there’s got to be a better word than ‘retarded’ for your opening.

    Unless we’ve gone back to the 1930’s when that word was okay to use, and the ‘retarded’ stories are about how Snake Oil could just be the next big thing to cure cancer, or an essay on how this young Hitler chap could be the German equivlent of Teddy Roosevelt.

      • Really? You honestly think that it isn’t amazingly poor writing and judgement to use the word ‘retarded’ in a derogatory way?

        • God – get off your high horse guys. first of all, Kotaku is a BLOG of sorts. Plus this article is light hearted, meaning you should hardly come in here expecting “Pulitzer Prize” worthy material.

          Serrels writes some fantastic and articulate stuff, but he can’t be expected to be writing that sort of things ALL THE TIME. It’s the holidays, it’s a fun article – don’t go ruining it with political correctness.

          Seriously, being PC has gone so severly overboard in this day and age, especially in Australia.

          My advice, either get over it or go elsewhere.

          Plus “some are funny, some are flat out Mentally Disabled” just doesn’t have the same ring.

          Mark isn’t having a dig at mentally disabled people in the slightest, and anyone who refers to them as “retards” does deserve a kick in the backside – but he’s not talking about them, he’s just using a word. A word in fun. In jest. In SATIRE.

          So honestly, get over yourselves or GTFO.

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