The Lazygamer Awards 2012 – Most Underrated Game

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Not every game that hits shelves is guaranteed to be an overnight success. What sounds great on paper, may not translate into instant sales, as is the case with several games this year. We’ve seen some real niche titles, games that attempted to go their own way but failed to capture an audience, while other big budget productions have fallen to the wayside to be tragically forgotten. And the most underrated game of the year is…

Binary Domain

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While not exactly the most innovative game in the ‘shoot ‘em till they’re dead’ market, Binary Domain was nevertheless a polished and exciting title, a game that mixed paranoia, robotics, American humour and Hong Kong action into one satisfying vehicle of destruction.

And how a game like that could barely shift 300 000 units globally, is beyond me. Call it bad timing to release the same time as Mass Effect 3, or the fact that it had buggerall marketing, but it’s a sad day when a gem of a game like this gets almost zero love.

Honourable mentions

  • Catherine
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • The Darkness 2

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

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