Gaming can be an expensive hobby, more so with the recent hike in the price of AAA releases and the rising prices of related console hardware. As such, gamers would rather spend their hard-earned money on nothing but the best of what the medium has to offer – which can be unfortunate for games that don’t hit that level of quality. We’re talking about games that are considered average or less than average by critical standards, and we’ve found that many of these titles have something to adore that makes them worth checking out. You wouldn’t be picking up these games at launch, but experiencing them becomes a much easier pill to swallow when you can get them at a fraction of the retail price.
To that end, we run down 10 not-so-great games that deserve a second chance should you happen to come across them during a sale.
Cyberpunk 2077 was arguably one of the most highly anticipated games of the last decade, but all that anticipation and excitement didn’t amount to much when the game finally launched in 2020 after a ton of delays and pushbacks. Cyberpunk 2077 was rife with game-breaking bugs and glitches, and the performance on eighth-generation consoles was absolutely horrendous – making it all an unplayable mess. Many of the previously promised features like a live service multiplayer component, wall running, vehicle customization, and more were also absent from the final release. But underneath that thick veneer of technical inefficiencies and broken promises, there lies a great depiction of a dystopian future complete with a complex net of gameplay mechanics that’s definitely worth more than a look. And now that post-launch updates have cleared out these rough edges, Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely worth checking out.