Though the first half of 2018 hasn't been quite as replete with masterful video games as last year, it's still been an inarguable banner year for the medium, serving up an insane number of quality titles both AAA and indie.
However, there's only so much time in a day and so much money in a wallet, so often many of the year's best games end up falling by the wayside, no matter the effusively positive reviews they've received.
While it would be absurd to call these 10 games underrated given their generally high esteem with critics and those gamers who've bothered to play them, they're would certainly qualify as under-appreciated.
For the most part these games are unexpectedly subversive and creative entries into well-worn, over-saturated genres, so it's perhaps not too surprising they've struggled to find a huge audience to date.
However, they represent some of the very best gaming that 2018 has had to offer, so you'd only be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't at least give them a try...
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