Recently IGN released an episode of Game Scoop! The hosts of the show gave out their most underrated games of 2016, here. Well by sheer coincidence Sony PlayStation is having a massive sale on almost all of the games they listed. You can check out the PlayStation store on your PS4, PS Vita, PS3, or online. If I were able, I would try every game on their list. Sadly this is not possible (cue sad violin), here is a list of a few that pique my interest.
A first person mystery game, the year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from your messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. You explore a beautiful wilderness, with a tailor-made story. The choices that you make will shape your game, and the relationships you build. You can get Firewatch for $12.99 and save an extra 10% with PS Plus.
A rougelike turn-based role playing game, chalked full of challenge and dealing with the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You will have to battle foes, as well as stress, famine, disease, and the all encompassing darkness. When you purchase this content, you gain access to both the PS4 version and PS VITA version. Darkest Dungeon is $14.99 and save an extra 10% with PS Plus.
A gunfight dungeon crawler that follows a band of misfits while they shoot everything, loot everything, and work their way to the most coveted treasure the legendary gun that can kill the past! You can grab Enter the Gungeon for $8.99 and save an extra 10% with PS Plus.
A hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You will play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. You will experience amazing hand-drawn animation. Battle against five epic jotuns, giant Norse elementals. Summon powers that were bestowed upon you by the Viking Gods. Jotun is $11.99 and save an extra 13% with PS Plus.
You command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic and tactical shootouts. SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based strategy with a twist: You can manually aim the guns of your robots. 15-20 hours of playtime, along with New Game+ option. This game is an easy pickup for newcomers, or a fun challenge for veterans of SteamWorld Dig. Purchasing this on PS4 also grants you access to the PS Vita version. You can pick up SteamWorld Heist for $11.99 and save an extra 20% with PS Plus.
The PlayStation Holiday Sale will end December 20th. These are just a few of the more underrated games, but the sale includes a great deal more. If you are looking for some gift ideas for your favorite gamer, this will be worth your time. When you need to get your nerdy fix, always check out NerdLyfe and give us the ole thumbs up on Facebook.