It's the opinion of many that the summer is a time to head outside and do things away from games consoles, but the belief that the sunny months result in a "gaming drought" clearly hasn't been true for a long time.
This past summer proved it as well as any recent year, with the high-profile likes of Persona 5, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Prey, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy ensuring a steady stream of AAA titles coming down the pike.
But what about those typically smaller games released over the last four or five months that passed most gamers by?
With 2017 being arguably one of the best years in the history of gaming, nobody can be blamed for sleeping on these well-reviewed cult classics in the making, if only because there are only so many hours in a day, and so much money to spend.
Still, with the right sale and the right amount of time freed up in your busy gaming schedule, these 14 criminally under-appreciated games from this past summer absolutely deserve your attention, especially before the AAA onslaught kicks off in October...