5. Dark Sector
A game that was banned in Australia should already get the world's attention, even if their censorship laws are a bit on the fluffy side. Dark Sector is a third person action title set in a fictional country of Lasria, putting you in control of Hayden Tenno, voiced by everyone's favourite Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum, as he plans to put a stop to the release of a deadly virus. I should also mention the antagonist, Robert Mezner, is voiced by a Mr. Dwight Schultz, better known as Howling Mad Murdock of A-Team fame. Hayden has at his disposal an ammo-less weapon called the Glaive which is a tri-pronged boomerang-esque weapon that decapitates anything and anyone is its path before returning to our protagonist sheathed in blood. The Glaive is also essential for puzzle progression, as it can take on any element it comes into contact with, be it fire or electricity. Think of it as a deadlier batarang from the Arkham series and you'll be happy returning to it as your weapon of choice again and again. Despite being originally announced in 2000, Dark Sector almost went down a long development path akin to Duke Nukem Forever, but finally saw the light of day in 2008 to mixed, but mostly positive reviews. Developed by Unreal Tournament veterans, Digital Extremes, the game went through numerous overhauls before the finished product, such as scrapping the space-based environment for a slightly more grounded approach. Dark Sector is immensely enjoyable from start to finish, and although the campaign is on the short side, that shouldn't matter today, as you can pick this game up for the price of a drink at the cinema, or less. It was also coupled with a comic book, Dark Sector Zero, for those of you interested in delving deeper into the events set before the main game. Me either.