15 Seriously Amazing Video Games No One Seems To Remember

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Do you have a favorite video game that no one seems to remember playing? You’ve got company. After a recent internet poll, here are fifteen video games gamers love but feel alone in loving.

1. Gun (2005)

Gun is a Western-themed action-adventure video game that nobody I know has ever played,” shared one. “It’s one of my favorite video games of all time.

2. Poptropica (2007)

Another said, “Poptropica. It was like Club Penguin because it was an online game, and you could be with other people. I always loved the themed places you could visit. Unfortunately, it’s died out, but you can still play.” 

3. XIII (2003)

XIII,” shared one. “That game was cool, but I don’t know anyone who’s played it.” However, others noted that the game was remade in 2020 and is well-known. 

Finally, one said, “The remake is not great. Heavily-stylized video games don’t benefit from increased graphical capabilities, so now it looks weird and is buggy. But yeah, XIII is a good one.”

4. Glover (1998)

Glover from the Nintendo 64 era,” one suggested. “It was one of my first games alongside the Rareware Trinity.” A second confessed, “I loved that game, went back to play it as an adult, and found it almost frustratingly difficult. Kid me had more patience. It seems.” A third noted, “It got a remaster on Steam recently.”

5. Army Men (1998)

“I loved Army Men as a kid. I believe it came in cereal boxes at one point in Australia as a prize. I know that was true for Age of Empires 1.” Others agreed, “Man, I played the heck out of that game!”

6. Drug Wars (1984)

One user suggested, “Drug Wars. The DOS game.” Another excitedly asked, “DUDE! Have you ever played the TI-83 calculator game? That, to me, was the defining version. But I can imagine it was no different from the DOS version.” A third joked, “Learned more playing than I would have if I had put the calculator away and paid attention in class.”

7. Polybius (2017)

Polybius was a good game! I got addicted to it, but I only got to play it for two days. Then, the game was mysteriously gone when I returned to the arcade on day three. I asked the manager what had happened to Polybius, and he didn’t know what I was talking about,” one shared. “Weird.”

8. Mischief Makers (1997)

Mischief Makers is one of the most bizarre games I have ever played,” one replied. Another admitted, “I haven’t thought about that game in decades! Of course, it was a Blockbuster game for me, so I’ve played the start dozens of times but never gone further.”

9. State of Emergency (2002)

State of Emergency is a beat ’em up video game that nobody seems to remember,” answered one. “It was one of my favorites.” Others agreed, “Loved that game!”

10. Dungeon Keeper 2 (1999)

Dungeon Keeper 2 is the best game of my childhood,” admitted one. A second agreed, “Dungeon Keeper 2 is fantastic, and still so much fun to play today. So I grabbed a copy on GOG and replayed the whole campaign/pet dungeons. It’s just good-quality gaming!”

11. Arkanoid (1986)

Arkanoid,” one replied. “I used to play as a kid, and mom was a champ at getting me through the more challenging levels.” Another snickered, “I beat the arcade version in two quarters.”

12. Conflict Desert Storm (2002)

Conflict Desert Storm,” said another. “I remember playing that to death back on the PS2. Then, of course, I had Conflict Vietnam, too, but I always enjoyed Desert Storm more. I remember trying out the coop mode with my brother and finding out the poor guy who plays Foley in the first mission has to sit in the cell till they’re rescued. Great times.”

13. The Three Stooges (1987)

The Three Stooges game for Commodore 64 is a fantastic video game that no one remembers,” suggested one. “I had it on the Amiga 500. I remember the running stage and the eating clam soup stage.”

14. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (2003)

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. It was one of the first games I ever played, and anyone I bring it up to has no idea what I’m talking about,” confirmed one. “It is available for the Nintendo Switch now.”

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15. Day of the Tentacle (1993)

Someone shared, “Day of the Tentacle. Before it was on Xbox Game Pass, no one believed that the game existed.” “I love Day of the Tentacle! It took six floppy disks to load into our windows 3.1 computer,” a final user commented.

What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or do you remember all the games on this list? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.

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