Radical Reggie– Hey everyone, thanks for joining me for another before they’re gone video. If you’re new to the channel, these videos are about preserving the physical media of certain games for your collections, And of course getting these games before they become sought after.
the king of fighters ex
the king of fighters 2 ex howling blood
metal slug advance
bubble bobble old & new
mr. driller 2
klonoa 2 Gradius galaxys
Gunstar super heroes
komami krazy racers
wade hixions counter punch
scurge the hive
blender bros,drill dozer
ct special forces
ct special forces 2,back 2 the trenches
super ghouls & ghost,advance
advance guardian heroes
cima the enemy
real heroes billy blazes
a sound of thunder
boulder dash ex
moble suit gundam battle assault
Wendy Every witch way
bionic commando elite forces alone on the dark new nightmare
Megaman Xtreme 2
Metal Gear Solid Ghost Babel
Hands of Time
street fighter alpha
Classic Bubble bobble
lufia & the fortress of doom
Wii GAMES SHOWN:
Need for Speed: Nitro
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Top Shot Arcade
Hot Wheels: Track Attack!?
Penguins of Madagascar
Hidden Mysteries: Titanic
The mid-2000s were a formative period for Ubisoft. New studios joined its repertoire and bolstered its stature as an international brand. Old studios came into their own with classic series that would define the generation. And series that would come to be classics in the next generation were slowly being cultivated for their future stardom.
Yet to many gamers, nothing defined this era of Ubisoft more than Beyond Good & Evil. The culmination of nearly four years of work at Ubisoft Montpellier to craft the ultimate action-adventure game, Beyond cast players as Jade, an investigative reporter tasked with uncovering a conspiracy that threatens her homeworld’s future, and repelling the machinations of a dastardly alien threat. While parts of its varied design evoked comparisons to Zelda and Ratchet & Clank, the whole of the experience was unlike anything else before it; an epic journey that balanced eccentricity and seriousness with considerable finesse, and proved emotionally affecting like few other games in its genre.
Yet when it came to sales, it was a considerable disappointment, with only a modicum of copies finding their way into people’s hands. And while this wouldn’t stop Ubisoft from producing a sequel, the company would nonetheless go on to spend more than a decade trying to get it off the ground – hardening the game’s fan base beyond all measure. This is the history of Beyond Good & Evil.
With over 1,800 games released for the PS2, there are lots of Hidden Gems to discover and here are 10 more:
PS2 Games Shown:
Seek and Destroy
Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION (ENGLISH)
– [Metal Jesus] Hey guys, Metal Jesus here. Now, over the years I’ve released four PS2 Hidden Gems videos and let’s be honest, with over 1,800 games released for the PS2, it’s no wonder I keep finding more. So with that in mind, here are 10 more PS2 hidden gems you might wanna add to your collection. All right guys, let’s go ahead and get started with a game called Seek and Destroy. So, this is part of the Choro-Q, Penny Racers, franchise. At least, Choro-Q is what it’s called in Japan, but we over here in the States know it as the Penny Racers franchise. And basically, instead of this being a RPG based around cars, as you can see by the footage here, this one is based around tanks. Yes, you heard that correctly. When I said a tank RPG, I really mean it. I mean, this game is like a lot of other RPGs where here you get to talk to NPCs, you’ll get missions from them, there’s a big world to explore as well as smaller towns to discover. You’ll cruise around those towns and you’ll shop for equipment, it’s a crazy game. As you win battles, you’ll also get new tanks with different stats and then you can customize pretty much every aspect of it. For instance, here you’ll see I’ve equipped missiles and a machine gun on my tank as well as I’ve customized the camouflage. And then once you’ve gathered up enough money you can upgrade the engine, you can add radar, and a lot more. What’s weird about the series is that it’s characters are not pilots on the inside of those tanks, but instead the tanks themselves are the characters. It kinda reminds me of the Pixar movie Cars. As you can see here, the graphics definitely don’t look that good, but the environments are pretty much destructible, which makes blowing up stuff really fun. This is definitely a really interesting game, I mean, it takes itself pretty seriously, but it’s also really fun. There’s also a decent challenge to be had here if you’re looking for it. I would say if you end up liking this game, definitely check out Road Trip, also on the Playstation 2. Same universe, same franchise, but just with cars.
Next up, we have Extermination. This is a survival-horror game that is exclusive to the Playstation 2. In this game, you play as a special forces soldier sent to a secret military base in the Antarctic, where you quickly learn that a virus outbreak has occurred and is wreaking all sorts of havoc. Right off the bat, I feel like this game is a mix of say, Siphon Filter with obviously Resident Evil and maybe even a little Half-Life with its Black Mesa-like environments. However, it has a fixed camera, which definitely feels a little dated and frustrating because you can’t really control it. But I guess that kinda plays into the tension of the whole survival-horror gameplay thing, just not my favorite. However, it compensates for that a little bit because it has a lock-on ability with your rifle. I mean, that definitely helps kill enemies, especially when so many of them are kinda wiggling around the level and the camera isn’t always showing you what you need to see. Thankfully, the game doesn’t overstay its welcome, as it’ll only take you about six or seven hours to complete. Now, I’ve seen this game for sale for as low as $10 for a complete copy, so if you’re a fan of survival-horror games and looking for something new, definitely check it out.
Next up is Nitro Bike, published by Ubisoft. So here is an arcade racing game that really flew under the radar of almost everybody like me, who loves these kind of games. This was developed by Left Field Productions, which also made Excitebike 64 for, obviously, the N64 and there also was a version that came out for the Wii. And as you can see by the footage, this is an arcade dirt bike racing game that controls and feels very similar to Excite Truck, also on the Wii. If you played that game, you know how much fun it is and this is definitely like that too. I mean, right off the bat you’re gonna notice there is just an insane sense of speed here, especially when boosting. I like how the perspective stretches, almost like you’re warping and bending time. It’s a cool effect, especially for long stretches of the track. There’s also a bit of a trick system and it feels very similar to SSX or Tony Hawk, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, although here it’s definitely less complex. Now as you guys know, I’m a big arcade racing fan and I like to find these lesser-known games that have their own look and feel. This is a surprisingly fun game, so if you like dirt bikes and over-the-top action, this is highly recommended.
Dual Hearts, this is an action RPG that is exclusive to the Playstation 2. This game came out around the same time as another popular action RPG. That is the original Kingdom Hearts and therefore I think it kinda unfairly got overlooked and I get it, it’s hard to compete with Disney and Squaresoft characters. In this RPG, you wander around Sonno Island in search of a legendary dream stone. What that means is that you enter people’s dreams to look for lost keys, treasures, and other items to move the plot along. And as you can see by this footage, gameplay is often compared to say, Super Mario 64 or the 3D Zelda games, but the dream concept really reminds me of Psychonauts. Like other action RPGs, in this game you have two main attacks and you can charge up those attacks by holding down the button a little bit longer. Now that’s used both in combat and also in puzzle-solving. You can also jump on that weird, pig-like companion there. That’ll give you the ability to jump even further or do different styles of attacks, again which is used in combat and also in puzzle-solving. Now, I’m not gonna lie, boss battles can be a bit on the challenging side, even a little frustrating, but there’s plenty of other gameplay to be found here, too. It’s gonna take you about 20-plus hours to get through the game and there’s a lot more to discover if you wish. Is it as good as Kingdom Hearts? Of course not, but fans of the action RPG genre should definitely give the game a chance.
Oh boy, here we go, this is Space Chimps. And I know some of you are looking at this going what the heck? Have I lost my mind? Well admittedly, this came out on a number of other consoles because at the time, this movie was expected to do better than it did, but it basically bombed. I mean, I barely remember this movie was a thing, so obviously it was pretty forgettable at the time, but this is a surprisingly well-made 3D platforming game. I mean, it’s way better than you would expect for a licensed movie game. 3D platforming games live and die by the controls and thankfully the controls in Space Chimp here are very intuitive and gamers that are used to playing Ratchet & Clank are gonna feel right at home. Now in my mind, it’s really the level design that really stands out. I mean, it’s full of really interesting things to find and discover. Now, I particularly like that some of the platforms tend to kinda move around, making timing your jumps all that more challenging. Now admittedly, on the Playstation 2, the graphics are a little choppy with some frame rates kind of dipping here and there, but honestly it’s nothing that should hinder your enjoyment. Now be warned, this is not a very challenging game overall and it’s got some pretty brain-dead enemy AI. Also, it’s a little bit on the short side. But it’s way better than the movie it’s based on and it’s definitely a hidden gem.
Here’s a game that I originally reviewed back when it was new and it blew me away then. So this is one of the first cover-based shooters that I certainly ever played, and like I said, I was very impressed with it. So it’s really exciting to go back and re-play it for this video. Now, I know what you’re gonna say. This looks really generic and I would have to say that the level design is somewhat on the generic side, but don’t let that fool you, ’cause this is all designed for big battles and lots of strategy. So again, the big selling point for Kill Switch was its cover-based shooting. And maybe other games came out that tried to do it before, but this was the game that really tried to perfect it, and I like how it just uses the L1 button to make you stick to walls. I kinda feel like this has been lost on newer cover-based shooters where they try and guess if you actually wanna hide or not, sometimes leading to kind of frustrations like in games like Uncharted. I mean, Uncharted’s great, but this one it’s very precise, it’s very clear, and it works very well. And again, despite fairly generic level design, it’s still really exciting to kinda work your way slowly through a level taking cover and just trying to survive. I mean, I have to say this game is still really fun to play even today. It’s a really cool game. If you haven’t checked it out, usually you can get it pretty cheap, so definitely pick up Kill Switch.
HyperSonic.Xtreme, oh yeah baby, you know it’s great when it’s got the Xtreme in the title. Maybe to no one’s surprise, HyperSonic.Xtreme was released as a budget title. This futuristic racing game is immediately going to be compared to say, the Wipeout or F-Zero series, and it definitely takes a lotta inspiration from both of those, but I feel like for the better. Like those classic games, you control a hovercar as you glide across these futuristic landscapes, and also like those games, you use the shoulder buttons to control your turn. It allows you to kind of glide around corners with a little bit more control and that’s definitely the key to winning races. Also, jumps are a big part of this game, so knowing when to boost off big jumps will determine whether you’re gonna come in first or last. There’s also a really track level editor that is very intuitive to use. You see me using it here and again, you don’t have to have any experience creating tracks to just have a lot of fun with this, create something really wacky. Now obviously, there are a ton of games that kind of tap into this F-Zero-like style, but I’ve seen this game sell for as little as $5 used, and for that price you can’t really go wrong, especially if you like these type of racing games.
Here is a game so man people told me about and I finally got a copy, that is Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix. And as you can see from this footage, it is a 3D action-platformer/beat-’em-up game based on popular comic characters. So the game takes place in about 50 BC, where two friends from a village are trying to push back a Roman occupation. Now, it may not look like it, but this is quite possibly the best game in this video and it’s certainly one of the most fun and polished. You primarily play as Asterix, but you do switch over to Obelix when a little more muscle is needed. And let’s not forget that you have a little dog that can be commanded to bite the butt of an enemy to help distract them. It’s hilarious and very handy if they have a shield and you need to like temporarily distract them when you open them up for an opportunity for attack. So like I mentioned, it’s a 3D platformer, which is to be expected but again, it’s very much a beat-’em-up, so you’ll be spending a lot of time taking out Romans of all different styles and different attack methods. Again, sometimes you have to switch between characters, you have to use your dog to distract them, it’s pretty cool. You’ll also spend some time puzzle solving, like say to get a door open so that you can move on to the next level. It’s really fast-paced gameplay, the controls are excellent. Like I said, it’s very enjoyable, it’s highly recommended.
Here’s something a little bit different. This is Project: Snowblind. So this is a first-person shooter game developed by Crystal Dynamics. They may sound kind of familiar because they are the makers of Gex, also Legacy of Kain, and the later Tomb Raider games. Originally, Project: Snowblind was conceived to be a multiplayer-focused version of the Deus Ex games, but then they turned it into its own game, but yet it still has many of the cybernetic super-soldier elements of that series. I think gameplay-wise, this reminds me of the first-person shooter Black, and that’s definitely a good thing. And like Black and Deus Ex, there are a lot of scripted elements here, a lotta scripted action, and thankfully it controls very well. Plus, because you are a cybernetic super-soldier, you have a bunch of different augmentations. Again, very similar to Deus Ex. For instance, one of your augmentations will allow you to look through walls and track the enemy, or perhaps you wanna slow down time and maybe move between bullets. Early on in the game, you get an energy shield that withstands physical damage and more as the game goes on. I’ll be honest, it’s not a super-polished game. I mean, I did run into some hilarious glitches and weirdness, plus it’s a little on the generic side, but I do think it’s a solid first-person shooter and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Oh yes, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Another game I don’t think enough people are talking about. So while Hulk fans like me are waiting for a truly great Marvel movie based on the Hulk, in the meantime we got 2005’s excellent Hulk game by Radical Entertainment. By the way, if Radical Entertainment sounds familiar, well it’s because they went on to create the beloved Prototype games years later. Now, I do have to warn you that there were several Hulk games released at that time, but it’s The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction that you want, that’s the good game. What makes this game great is that it really let’s you feel like the Hulk and just smash everything in your path. I mean, they really nailed the power of what the Hulk is all about. And the combat is surprisingly deep and nuanced, allowing you to pick up almost any object that you see on a level and use it as either a weapon or projectile. Also, traversing the levels is a breeze as the Hulk because he can leap huge distances or even run up the side of a building. And as you play the game, you collect smash points that allow you to learn new abilities that essentially turn you into pretty much an unstoppable green smashing machine by the end of the game. For many years, this game was considered one of the best superhero games ever released, and for good reason. It’s also worth noting that this came out on the original Xbox as well as the Gamecube, so if you prefer those consoles definitely pick it up there, it should not be missed.
Alright guys, that’s another 10 PS2 Hidden Gems. I love coming back to this console. So many great games and of course I do realize that the term hidden gem is gonna be different for everybody depending on if you’re familiar with these games or not. Please let me know down in the comments below if there are other PS2 hidden gems that you would like to see in future videos. Alright guys, thank you so much for watching, thank you for subscribing, and take care.
Remothered Tormented Fathers
The Long Dark
Full Throttle Remastered
PREVIOUS PS4 HIDDEN GEMS:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1N1Gb3Rfyc
This War of Mine: the Little Ones
Deadlight: Director’s Cut
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams The Director’s Cut
Assault Suit Leynos
Shadow Complex: Remastered
Anima: Gate of Memories
– – Hey guys, Metal Jesus here. Today I have eight more hidden gems for the PlayStation 4. Now these are relatively unknown games but definitely worth playing, let’s take a look. We’re gonna start with a game that has a bit of an odd title, that is Remothered: Tormented Fathers. You play as Rosemary, a character that looks an awful lot like Jodie Foster don’t you think? But she’s investigating the disappearance of a young girl. Now that leads you to a spooky house where, everything is not quite what it seems. Now I mentioned this game plays a lot like Clock Tower. If you’re not familiar with that series, basically you don’t have any guns or really deadly weapons to use. Instead in this game you just have single use items that you can use to distract your enemy. In this game you need to be stealthy, you have to listen for clues in the environment to know when to move and when to hide. And sound really plays a big part of this game and it’s the key to surviving. This game is a little on the short side. It lasts about six to seven hours but I feel like it doesn’t really overstay its welcome and it’s part of a planned trilogy of games. And look at those graphics. This house is super creepy to explore. This is a really fun survival horror game so definitely check it out. – [Ghostly Voice] To reach my land for me and then a whole new world is calling us. –
[Metal Jesus] Speaking of games with weird titles here is Rabi-Ribi. Rabi-Ribi. I hope I’m saying that right. But basically it’s a 2D platforming/metroidvania style game. You play as Erina a rabbit that was turned into a human girl with bunny ears. Sure, why not? And along the way you meet a fairy who helps you as well. I mention this game is very super Metroid or Castlevania like and that’s because you’ll find areas that you can’t access until you upgrade your weapons or your abilities. I really like the boss battles in this because it feels unlike anything I’ve played in a 2D platformer. It switches almost to like a bullet hell shooter and that they have patterns that will fill the screen that you need to dodge. But really this game is all about fun and it has just enough challenge to keep you going. Don’t get me wrong, this is a surprisingly deep and fun 2D platforming game despite its silly premise.
Next up is Ziggurat, this is a first person dungeon crawling game. Although it’s considered to be inspired by two classic first person shooters, like Heretic and Hexen. Back in the 90’s, those two games really stood apart from the rest of the first person shooters released because, instead of primarily using guns you use magic to destroy your foes. In Ziggurat, the levels are procedurally generated meaning no two play throughs, are the same. And the game is somewhat rouge like in that you are meant to die a lot. But even in death you make progress upgrading your characters, unlocking new abilities, and growing stronger with each play through. This reminds me of another game I reviewed recently called Immortal Redneck, but honestly I like this one a bit more because of the focus on magic. Now I want to mention that this trend towards randomly generated levels is fine but, wouldn’t it be great to get a proper single player campaign with designed levels? I kinda miss that, but this is a game that you can basically play forever.
Next up is, Shu. This is a 2D platformer in a gorgeous 3D world so, I guess that technically is a 2.5D platformer? Sure. And like in so many other platforming games you run and jump across the landscape, but in this game you start off with the glide ability. For instance, in the beginning you can glide across large gaps or you can even ride the wind and then very quickly you’re able to use special abilities gained by saving villagers who follow you. An example early on is that you get a brute who can help you smash through things then you meet a villager who can get flowers to open and close their petals providing pads for you to land on and continue your journey. Later on you’ll get an animal to ride as well as villagers that allow you to walk on water and much more. There are a bunch of villagers to unlock and they all help you with ever changing levels and challenges. To me this game feels like a mix of the Rayman games as well as Owlboy. It has a great art style and fantastic gameplay, it should not be missed.
Oh boy, here we go. So this game is called Everything. Yeah, Everything and I gotta be honest with you this is a really weird game but stick with me here because it turns out that Everything is something very special. Alright so what exactly is this thing, you’re probably looking at this going, what the heck is this? Well, that’s because this game is not really a game it’s more of a simulation that attempts to do something that very few games do and that is explore everything in the universe and understand how all the pieces relate within it. And I’ll be hones with you, in the beginning when you first fire this up it kinda feels like a tech demo and kinda looks like it. But slowly the game reveals it’s purpose. See, you shift perspective from a very small animal like, in this instance here a pig, down to a single blade of grass or maybe you’ll shift that perspective up to a frog, or even a rock, or you can even go subatomic. But that’s not it, you can even shift your perspective to a tree, even a land mass, a planet, or a whole star system. But why would you do this? Well, the goal of the game is to unlock and document all the things within the galactic encyclopedia and then have conversations with them and understand their relationship between each other. As if that wasn’t enough then while you’re playing, the game also plays audio quotes from a philosopher named Alan Watts. He wrote some of the most respected books on Buddhism and the Zen lifestyle. – [Alan Watts] “If you think that you are only inside your skin, you define yourself as one very complicated little curly cue way out on the edge of that explosion. Way out in space, and way out in time. And when then we cut ourselves off and don’t feel that we’re still the Big Bang.” – [Metal Jesus] Listen, this is all very heady stuff and certainly unlike anything I’ve ever played before. You know at first this seems kinda dumb. I mean it really does you’re just kinda like, what the heck is this game but, after a couple of minutes you get into discovering all that you can find, both big and small throughout the universe. There is nothing quite like this game so if you’re looking for something a little unique, definitely check it out.
Next up is, Redout. Some of you might have seen this on store shelves but I get the feeling it hasn’t sold very well. Redout is a futuristic arcade racing game that is similar to classics like F-Zero or perhaps Wipeout. Basically you are a pilot in the far future taking control of an anti-gravity ship that hauls some serious butt. And yes this game is all about speed. It’s important to know that the console version is called The Lightspeed Edition. That’s because it includes all three DLC packs from the PC release, bringing the total number of tracks to 35 plus, you get 25 ships. The game also supports six players online and split screen multi-player. And like I mentioned there is a great sense of speed here and the frame rate never really slowed down on my PlayStation 4 Pro. I mean the graphics look pretty great. And like so many of these games you level up your pilot as you race, unlocking new weapons and enhancements to your ship. There is a lot of content here for arcade racing fans like me so definitely check out, Redout. – [Narrator] I think I’m gonna make it. –
[Metal Jesus] Moving on we’re gonna take a look at The Long Dark. This is a first person survival game that chooses to focus on realism, as opposed to just horror. You play as a pilot who crash lands in the frozen Canadian forest with your ex-wife after a somewhat mysterious global disaster. Now the developer actually advertises this game as the most realistic survival game ever made. And the way they do that is by having the player focus on things like body temperature, how many calories you burn while doing a particular task, your hunger, your thirst, your energy level, the outside temperature, the clothing you wear, all of that. Now I’ll be honest with you, it’s this attention to detail that makes every single decision you make that much more impactful. To make sure that your character just lives one more day. But how is the game? Well, you learn to gather supplies, heal wounds, make fires, sterilize water to make it drinkable, cook food, and much more. And other games have done that before but not to this level of detail. This really is unlike any other survival game I’ve played. It’s realistic, it’s tense, and it’s immensely satisfying when you’re smart enough to live just one more day. – [Narrator] Whatever’s in this case, Astrid was ready to die for it. I hope she hasn’t already died for it. –
[Metal Jesus] Yay, next up is Full Throttle Remastered, yes! Some of you are gonna be a little bit surprised to see this on this list because, well the original Full Throttle is considered a PC masterpiece back in the day. But I wanted to remind people that this excellent remastered version of the classic PC game actually exists on consoles. You play as Ben, the gruff leader of a biker gang called The Pole Cats, who gets wrapped up in a corporate conspiracy with Corley Motors. See, Corley Motors is the worlds last motorcycle manufacturer in this somewhat futuristic world and they’re switching production from bikes to well, okay I won’t spoil it for ya. – You know what might look better on your nose? – What? – The bar. – Now don’t mess around with me. – Alright, alright! – [Metal Jesus] The original game is known for great graphics, memorable characters, and excellent voice acting. Plus a really fun plot in classic game play to match. And I have to say this game in perfect on consoles because the interface by this time was refined to be more accessible to a wider audience. I mean no longer did you have to click on verbs or nouns to perform actions, like you did on the original Maniac Mansion. And this remastered version is basically the same game but with crisper HD graphics and cleaned up audio. – Who are you? – Maureen remember? If that’s too hard maybe you should just stick with Mo. – This an authorized Corely service center? – [Metal Jesus] Full throttle is one of my favorite adventure games of all time. It’s a classic for a reason, and if you like adventure games or you just miss the old LucasArts Days, definitely give this a try. You will not regret it. So that’s a quick look at some hidden gems for the PlayStation 4 and as you guys know there are literally hundreds and hundreds of games released for this system. I would love to know down in the comments what other games you consider to be hidden gems on this awesome system. Also if you missed the previous video that Reggie and I did of hidden gems for the PS4, I will link to it down in the video description below as well as in the corner. Alright guys, thanks so much for watching and have a great day.