Five Games Ahead of Their Time That Paid For It

Video games are like relationships. Some are great but come around at the worst possible times. The games below however, although far from terrible, were panned by critics, mainly because the world wasn’t ready for them. Although time hasn’t been so friendly to some of them either, they do have redeeming qualities as well. 

Lets Dive In:

Night Trap: This FMV game was originally scheduled for a 1985 release on a canceled Hasbro system. Seven years later and it was banned in the US. Had it been released in 1985 the same year as the original Super Mario Bros, the face of gaming could have been much different today.

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