So... I've looked through the games section, and surprisingly, there isn't a thread dedicated to old and awesome, yet largely forgotten games. I think it is time to fix that... Welcome to thread called Forgotten gems from the past This thread is about all games, that media and majority of people forgot they exist, or wasn't as widely popular. Games, that slipped through the net of people's awareness, and left rot in the darkness of oblivion. And... that's pretty much it. I other words, I am interested to learn about old games you have or have played, that are not mainstream, only few selected people know about them, OR games that were abandoned by its creators and are not supported anymore, for whatever reason. And since the word 'old' is such a broad term, I'll say everything before 2014, but not necessarily, if it meets at least 1 underscored condition. Maybe it can help others to find the game they played a long time ago, enjoyed it, but forgot how it is called, or feel a little bit of nostalgia, and want to try some more games from the past. At least I hope so. Rules are simple : 1. No widely known titles such as Doom, Quake, Civilization, Call of Duty, or Need for Speed. Almost everyone heard about them countless times. 2: Almost unknown installments of widely known franchises -if any- are allowed... hell, appreciated. 3. PC titles are preffered, but feel free to post any games from any console. Even mobile games. 4: You may add some basic information about the game, like genre or year of release. Appreciated, not required, 5: Say what you like/don't like about that game, and if/why you can recommend it to those interested. Also not required, just appreciated. 6: General talk about old games is, of course, fine. 7: No insults, hate-speech, flaming, religion, politics, and the like. Constructive crticism and opinions on the games in common are fine, as long as you don't insult the poster. Obey the forum rules and guidelines. Thank you. Now, with those things out, let's get started... My pick is 'Arx Fatalis'. an dungeon-crawling adventure RPG, released at November 2002, develepod by Arkane studios, and set in the world, where sun vanished, and every living being was forced to head underground. While its RPG system is good, atmosphere thick, unsettling yet amazing at the same time, its true shine lies in magic system, which requires hand-drawing a runes to cast the spell... which can get quite hectic during a battle. It has open-world elements -as caves allows you- and non-linear gameplay, where you can finish your objectives in various ways, encouraging for multiple playthroughs. Its only drawbacks I can think of right now are limited gear, difficulty spikes in some parts, for some people it may feel quite claustrophobic, and can be finished in under 7 hours. I can absolutely reccomend it for those, who like dungeon crawlers with a bit of RP, and exploration, and are not afraid of dark environment and outdated graphics. It is still sold on GOG for a nice €5.49. What is your Forgotten Gem?