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Underrated Video Game Recommendations

By Sania Husain, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

Gaming is a way to escape reality, a way to live through hundreds of thousands of lifes. Here lies the list of games which have made me feel thousands of emotions all at one time.  Most of these games can be downloaded on a platform called “Steam”, an application which has thousands of games for the audience to choose from. However, for a few of the games, you would have to go to their own website and follow the steps to download it from there. Do with it as you will, however, I highly recommend playing one of these games at least once in your lifetime.

  1. “Sally Face”

“Sally Face” is by far the best game I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The amount of times I wish I could go through the experience of replaying this game again for the first time is immeasurable. 

Sally Face, a story driven adventure game by Steve Gabry, follows the journey of a young boy named Sal Fisher who moves into a new town after a tragic accident, causing him to have a prosthetic face. For most of the game, the audience plays as Sal and watches how he investigates murders and mysteries in his new home. 

The game consists of 5 episodes in total. Each chapter bit by bit reveals the backstory of Sal’s life. To position this game further into a more specific classification, the story of Sally Face mainly focuses on ghosts and communicating with the dead. 

  1. “Little Misfortune”

Although Little Misfortune may seem like a bubbly and fun children’s game, it could not be any more different.

This game follows a little girl who’s name is Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez. Even though she keeps a positive attitude on life, Misfortune lives quite a sad one as she has to bear with her abusive parents and overall dysfunctional family. 

The game is enjoyable and illustrates real life issues in a light manner.

  1. “Bully” 

The game, Bully, is an action-adventure game in which the player plays as a teenage boy named Jimmy Hopkins. The game follows life as an adolescent and goes through the stereotypes and awkwardness of high school.

The game was made on March 4th, 2008. Even though the graphics and overall functionality of the game are old school and simple, the game was still a delight to play.  

Honorable Mentions:

Although my honorable mentions are not nearly as “underrated” as the games listed above, they deserve to be recognized for the massive impact they have had on the gaming community.

  1. “Minecraft”

With 141 million active players across the globe, Minecraft has grown to be one of the greatest video games of all time according to multiple sources. Many teenagers nowadays , including me, have grown up with this game and consider it a memorable and key part of their childhood. 

Minecraft has recently outsold Tetris by 176 million units and has recently become “the best video game of all time” according to its developer, Mojang.

Minecraft is a creative and interactive video game in which its player starts off in a world with no resources except the world around them. In this game, the player has to survive by keeping their health and starvation levels in check, if not, they die.

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