15 Criminally Underrated PS4 & Xbox One Games You Must Play

How to fill the Arkham Knight shaped hole in your life.

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It's hard to remember what gaming was before the likes of The Witcher 3, Overwatch and Rocket League. All these titles have eaten up so much time in players' lives that its understandable why so many consumers have overlooked the other great games releases since launch.

By now, both the Xbox One and the PS4 have amassed a rather impressive video game library in the almost two years they've been on sale, and as a result there's a plethora of hidden (and not so hidden) gems out there that you will have wrongly rejected in favour of a more well-reviewed releases.

But reviews aren't everything, and with the price reductions inherent in being on store shelves for months and the added bonus of developers continuing to provide extra content and patches for their titles, these lower scoring games start to look a bit more appealing after a couple of months of polish.

Be it repackaged remasters, continuations of fan favourite series' or just criminally overlooked new IPs, next generation consoles have a wealth of great games just waiting to be picked up now you've finally finished with the year's biggest titles.

15. Ryse: Son Of Rome

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Ryse: Son of Rome was a game Microsoft just couldn't sell players on in the run up to release. With the company being demonized by gamers for their unfriendly consumer ideas for the Xbox One at the time, everything the publisher announced was met with ridicule and caution.

As a result, many people had written off Ryse before they had even gotten their hands on it. A shame, considering the title is actually a rather competent third person action brawler.

Boasting visceral executions and satisfying - if rather basic - combat, this linear third person hack and slasher provided consumers with a way more solid experience than many players and critics made out.

There's definitely flaws to be found in the title, and the repetitive nature of the combat and lack of content might not have justified its full price at the time, but well over a year later, picking up a discounted copy of the title might just be one of the best video game bargains out there.


Writer. Mumbler. Only person on the internet who liked Spider-Man 3