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The 10 Most Underrated PS4 Games Of The Decade

Many believe the PS4 to be the best console ever, boasting many fan favorite video games. We're looking at some undiscovered gems from the 2010s.

Throughout this decade there have been some truly incredible video games created. Every console has benefited from having some fantastic games, and the PS4 itself has certainly boasted some of the best.

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Of course, there have also been some poor ones as well, but the majority have been of a very high standard. This is one of the reasons that the console has created a legacy as one of the best of all time.

But even though many top games are given a lot of love from players and fans, there have been some vastly underrated and underappreciated games in the 2010s as well. Within this list, those are the games we will be focusing on. Here are the 10 most underrated PS4 games of the decade.

10 Sniper Elite III (2014)

Sniper Elite IV ended up being one of the most talked-about games of the decade, with the WW2-related shooter being a major hit. However, the previous installment in the series was equally as interesting.

Set in North Africa, the game is incredibly thrilling. With fantastic gameplay, brilliant graphics, and a superb storyline, it ticked every box needed from a video game.

Seeing that so many people enjoyed the latest installment into the franchise, anyone who hasn't played the third version should definitely go back and enjoy this one as well.

9 Sherlock Holmes: Crime And Punishments (2014)

Detective video games might not offer the explosions and drama that the likes of the Call of Duty franchise does, but they can still be great. Sadly, many do get overlooked and Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishments is a prime example of that.

It isn't a spin-off from the popular BBC show, but it still brings the famous character to life in the video game world. The game puts you in the mind of the detective as you are forced to look over various clues in great detail.

Sherlock Holmes does a great job of conveying the details and characteristics of Sherlock himself, and any fan of the novels or various TV shows and movies should give it a whirl.

8 The Evil Within 2 (2017)

While the original The Evil Within game was given massive praise, the sequel didn't manage to stay at the same level. However, that doesn't mean it is a poorer game; it is just one that was underappreciated.

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The first game had a big fanbase, which is why it was surprising that the sequel didn't quite get the same attention. The third-person horror game is incredibly gripping and keeps building excellently throughout.

While it isn't quite as exciting as the original, it does continue the story in a fantastic manner and was one of the better horror games of the decade.

7 Alienation (2016)

Released in 2016, Alienation is another fantastic PS4 game that just didn't receive the hype it deserved. The game has been worked on for the majority of the decade and the level of detail is clear to see.

Everything in the game has been well thought-out, with tremendous graphics and the arcade action all working perfectly. Alienation is simply tons of fun to play, and even though the campaign is short, it is specifically designed for multiple plays.

The game has received tons of updates since its release as well, all of which have been free. Because of that, Alienation has stayed fresh in comparison to other releases earlier in the decade, making it still fun to play.

6 Mad Max (2015)

Mad Max is not an adaption of the latest movie in the franchise, but the timing of its release certainly did benefit the game, due to the movie being such a big hit. But alas, the success of the film didn't seem to transition into this video game.

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The Mad Max video game was tremendous, though, and deserved more attention than it got. With a massive map that was set to be explored, with lots of details being placed into it, there was a real scope for a good game and it delivered.

With fun side missions and collectibles to keep people busy, there was enough going on for this game to dedicate a lot of one's time to, and they would have enjoyed all of it.

5 Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015)

The main reason that Assassin's Creed Syndicate was underrated and underappreciated is that the previous installment, Unity, was a very poor game. Because of that, many fans gave up on the franchise and opted out of the 2015 installment.

Syndicate has dual lead protagonists, mixing things up for the franchise and providing a fresh approach. Set in Victorian London, there are some tremendous visuals throughout the game as well, with exciting missions thrown in.

It was a good change of pace for the franchise and helped to keep it alive, as a second poor game in a row could've been a disaster.

4 Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)

It might seem insane to include a Call Of Duty video game in an underrated list, as it is one of the biggest gaming franchises in history. However, Infinite Warfare didn't get the same level of hype and appreciation as most games in this series.

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The fact it was set in the future was something that hardcore COD fans did not like, but if you actually sit and play the game, it is very good. It's a great story to play and the online maps and zombies mode are a lot of fun.

With wall-running and jet-packs being added, it was a step outside the norm for the franchise, but it was a risk worth taking and one more fans should try.

3 Rise Of The Tomb Raider (2015)

It is odd that Rise of the Tomb Raider didn't get the appreciation many believe it deserves, as it is part of a hugely known franchise. It is also arguably the best game in said franchise, but for some reason, it was overlooked.

The game is so incredibly detailed and had positive reviews from everyone, but it isn't being talked about on the same levels as other great games from this decade, which is odd.

The game had everything you could want from an action-adventure. Brilliant graphics, terrific combat, a compelling story, and even a dedicated VR level to add to the appeal.

2 Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)

Another excellent game from this decade is Wolfenstein: The New Order, which is a first-person shooter game that was released back in 2014. Despite being six years old now, the game still holds up today.

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The main reason for that is because New Order is designed with a very retro feel, which has helped make the game feel timeless. The single-player campaign mode is among the very best created this decade, with tons of weapons and a brilliant protagonist.

The story of the Nazis having already won World War II is a very interesting twist on a war-related video game as well. It provides a different narrative to the usual games in this genre.

1 Until Dawn (2015)

Until Dawn was a PS4 exclusive and it is one of the strongest exclusives that the console has ever had, yet it was still so underrated. It's something that everyone should play at some stage, with the horror game being packed with so many great moments.

Set around an isolated cabin, the game focuses on eight teens who are trying to survive a night against mysterious forces that nobody is aware of.

It might start out like every other horror game, but then it grips you with amazing twists that you just don't see coming. The game is totally dependent on the actions of the player, making it very interactive. With some star-studded voiceovers to boot, the game really does have it all.

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