Under-appreciated Games

Some less-known games (or series) that need love. If you get the chance to pick one up, totally do it.

Roleplaying Games

  • Shadow Hearts (PS2)
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)
  • Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
  • Digital Devil Saga and DDS 2 (PS2)


  • Folklore/Folk’s Soul (PS3) - Action RPG
  • Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3) - Beat-em-Up Action

Horror Games

  • Haunting Ground/Demento (PS2) - Evasion-based
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero (PS2)
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero: Crimson Butterfly (PS2)
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero: The Tormented (PS2)
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero: The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Wii - not released outside of Japan, a translation patch exists).
  • Fatal Frame/Project Zero: The Maiden of Black Water (Wii U - coming to the English-market soon)
  • Parasite Eve (PS1) - Action/Horror RPG
  • Parasite Eve 2 (PS1) - Action/Horror RPG
  • 3rd Birthday: Parasite Eve (PSP) - 3rd-person Action Shooter (ala RE4)

If you want a creative game-play system: Shadow Hearts series (Timing-based Ring to determine success of Actions), Fatal Frame series (Photography-based Combat), Folklore (summon-based combat and Soul capturing), 3rd Birthday (jumping host bodies during combat).

If you want lots of funny: Shadow Hearts series, Lollipop Chainsaw.

If you want to be punched in the Feels: Shadow Hearts series, DDS,  Fatal Frame series.

If you want something super-atmospheric: Haunting Ground, Fatal Frame series.

If you want something with tons of real-play value/Must Complete it!!: Fatal Frame series, Folklore, Lollipop Chainsaw.


So I originally ordered the Parasite Eve II art book along with the Biohazard guide as a set off of eBay. The seller sent me The 3rd Birthday Insider by accident. He apologized and said he would ship the correct book. I asked him if he wanted me to send this one back. He told me to keep it as a gift. Some eBay sellers are just awesome. :D Normally, I probably wouldn’t bother buying this since I don’t have the game and I’m not really interested in The 3rd Birthday, but I will gladly add it to my collection.


SHOT IN THE DARK [Award Winning]