Games We Missed: 10 games we didn’t cover (part 1)

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The games industry can be a harsh mistress at times, and there are always games that slip through the cracks. As a tribute to some of the great games that passed us by, Josh throws some love to a few titles he found after everybody else.

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The Wolf Among Us (PC, iOS, Xbox 360, PS3, Mac OS, PS Vita)

Though we have briefly talked about this one. Episode three has only recently come out and this game just seems to continue to pick up momentum. Telltale Games seems to be on a winning streak so far with both this and The Walking Dead game’s second season managing to tell interesting and unique stories that always makes you crave the next instalment. Based on the Vertigo comic Fables, The Wolf Among Us is surprising dark in tone and has some impressive voice acting which helps weave a really well crafted and immersing world full of strange yet familiar characters (If you know your fairy tales).

If you haven’t started, pick up the season pass for under $25 and catch up now!

Bringing the pain!

Guacamelee! (PC, Mac OS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS Vita, Wii U, Linux)

Literally bursting at the seams with style Guacamelee! has the depth of a Zelda title, the fun of a Mario game and then manages to be a pretty good beat em’ up as well! Guacamelee! has a massive world to explore and by using it’s combat moves as navigation tools gamers will easily get the hang of the excellent combat and start racking up 100 hit combos in no time. Viva la luchador!

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The World Ends with You: Solo Remix (iOS)

If you didn’t get this game when it was out on DS then now is the time to see what all the fuss was about. Recently ported onto the iPad, this game is even better than ever. Spruced up for the new HD iPad’s the game is perhaps a little steeply priced (around $20) but it gives you a hell of a lot for the money.

The gorgeous street art design is paired with one of the best touch screen interfaces around to give you a game that could have only been made in Japan. The Solo Remix adds extra gameplay to the game and also removes the unnecessary second screen combat introduced in the DS edition that was honestly nothing but confusing. I strongly recommend this one, for new players and those thinking of revisiting the experience.

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Beat Hazard (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Mac OS, Linux, Android)

What if you could take any song from your music collection and make a kick ass space shooter out of it? Interested? Then you have to check out Beat Hazard, this clever little game takes a song’s make up and builds an asteroids style shooter complete with rhythm based difficulty and bosses as well. Every song plays out differently and the experience offers you a whole new way to enjoy your music. No matter what your tastes, the game will accommodate, and if a song is too easy,  just up the difficulty. A great time killer.

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Tearaway

Do you own a PlayStation Vita? I imagine you have not pulled it out of its hiding spot for a while. Tearaway may be the next reason to dust it off, the game is wacky, intriguing and most of all, an absolute ball to play. This title uses every single function the Vita has to offer, having you drum the back touch pad one second and then posing for the camera the next. Tearaway will have you surprised with all of the imagination they have crammed into Tearaway, this is a game for any age group. In a style that only Little Big Planet’s Media Molecule could have come up with.

 

Ok gang, there is part one of the article. Have you played all of these games?

Can you think of some that you feel people over looked?

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Joshua Philpott

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Games writer, podcaster and tech wizard. Obsessed with obscure horror films, crazy gadgets and caffeine. Passionate, argumentative and open minded. Freelance writer and co-founder rawDLC.

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