Truly great games are hard to come by. While there are gems that make the critics’ A lists like Skyrim, there are also many other solid and entertaining games that will tide you over until the next big thing is released.
Here follows a list of games that could have been great but fell short. They were either hyped to death, advertised as the 8th wonder of the world or were sequels to other great games of the past that got the fans excited. But they simply failed to make the Hall of Fame of video games.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein is still a solid shooter, one that provides instant gratification, but no depth. It could have been great had it modernised its action Far Cry-style and integrated its history and shooting bits better. As it is, it reminds me of Quake 4, one of the first games available for the Xbox 360. It had the same type of redneck protagonist, big guns, and aliens instead of scummy Nazis. It was a solid shooter and fun to play, at least until better new-gen offerings came around. History, it seems, repeats itself.