10 Video Games That Are Flawed Masterpieces

We were this close to perfection.

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Fans and critics can be scathing when it comes to the titles they're sinking their teeth into.

In fact, the harshness of video game critiquing is probably the only aspect of the industry that everyone can actually find some common ground on.

Making a video game is no easy feat. It's the only facet of the entertainment world that requires blockbuster visuals and cinematic storylines, on top of all the content and mechanics that actually make a title fun and playable.

Because of this, a few shortcomings are to be expected even in games that had everything else pretty much nailed. Some games hit the perfect tone but come stocked full of long loading times, others have an abundance of great ideas that were never able to be fleshed out, whilst others are buried so deep in our nostalgia that we are physically unable to admit there's anything wrong with them.

So, whilst there is no such thing as 'perfection' in the world (despite M'aiq the Liar from Skyrim coming pretty close), these games found a way of having their imperfections only add to their brilliance.

10. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (2002)

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The mid-2000s were a great time for Star Wars games, with the likes of Battlefront, Lego Star Wars and Knights of the Old Republic all earning legendary reputations during their heyday. Sadly, in such a flooded marketplace, it's always going to be the case that some equally stellar titles are left on the sidelines.

Funnily enough, that's exactly where 2002's Star Wars: Bounty Hunter finds itself.

Released hot on the heels of Jango Fett's debut in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Bounty Hunter allows players to take control of the Mandalorian in the criminal underworld, exploring how the character ended up in the Prequels.

Off the bat, this game is far from perfect. The PS2 version suffers from some pretty subpar visuals and technical controls, and the missions and combat can veer a bit too close to the repetitive side.

However, few games immerse a Star Wars fan into its extended universe quite like Bounty Hunter. The storyline remains one of the best in the Expanded Universe, and there is so much to love about just how much of a badass Jango is.

Not only is this one of the best Star Wars games from an era that seems like a long time ago, but it's also one of the best bits of lore the franchise has managed to pump out.


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