10 BIG Games That Aren’t Like Any Other Game

Some AAA/mainstream games are incredibly unique and have no imitators. Here are some of our favorite unique games.
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0:00 Intro
0:39 Ghostwire:Tokyo
1:59 Undertale
3:21 Bully
4:32 The Hitman series
6:06 Splatoon Series
7:58 Sea of Thieves
9:19 Driver San Francisco
10:12 Brothers: A tale of two sons
11:04 Shadow of the Colossus
12:24 Death Stranding
13:44 BONUS

Some games out there follow a very Specific formula open world games all Have certain things that you'll find in Them but some games are totally unique Hi folks it's Falcon and today on game Ranks 10 games that aren't like any Other game and before I get going here Like it has to be said we're not going To focus on Indies today the indie game Scene is extremely creative people come Up with unique stuff all the time what We're really gonna do is focus on Mainstream games like big games where if You really think about it there really Isn't anything else quite like them There aren't really any good imitators You know with that in mind let's start Off at number 10 ghostwire Tokyo now This is probably the most recent game on The list it's also one of the most Unusual it's a Japanese FPS set in an Open world Recreation of the real world Shibuya District in Tokyo Japan you play A ghost hunter it's your job to exercise The demons that have taken over and That's sounds like a horror game right More of an action game yeah there are Some minor horror elements but mainly an Action game uh instead of guns you use Magic to defeat the ghost which makes This game feel kind of like a first Person Devil May Cry rather than an FPS It's really unusual Things of a lot of open world FPS games

But how it pulls everything off makes The game feel really unique and Different it doesn't always work like There are times where this game can be a Bit of a chore uh to get through all the Open World stuff but the visual style Alone makes the game stand out and again It just has a weird Cadence to the Gameplay that you don't really get Anywhere else it clearly does take Inspiration from a lot of other games Out there but the sum of its parts uh The way it incorporates all those ideas Is just really unique At number nine is undertale a subversive RPG uh that can feel similar to other Games in terms of tone and some of the Ideas of the plot but the presentation And style make it completely unique even Now there's a few imitators out there at This point but they just don't hit the Same way as undertale undertale set in An underground World filled with Monsters and has a very strange but easy To understand turn-based battle system Where whenever an enemy attacks you Manually control a heart in order to Dodge them the battle system alone would Be enough to make this game stand out Because it's basically a jrpg battle System that plays nothing like a jrpg Battle system but if you know how to Play a jrpg battle system you know how To play undertale that's kind of the

Best way to describe it which is Laborious but they managed to do a lot Of clever things with what seems like a Really basic concept but the real Noteworthy thing that everybody Remembers is that this is an RPG where You do not have to kill anything you can Choose to be totally non-violent by Selecting the spare option in battle and That's not all you can do if you're not Feeling so friendly you can kill Everything like literally everything and Depending on what you do it can have a Major impact on the ending you get [Music] It's a game with tons of Inspirations But there's just nothing out there that Managed to pull it all off the way that Undertale does At number eight is Bully it's easy to Call Bully GTA but in a school but I Think that's selling the game a little Short you almost never see Western Developed in published games set in a School let alone one by a studio like Rockstar and never with this kind of Love in detail instead of being set in a Sprawling open world playground fully Set in a small town called bullworth you Play as Jimmy a new kid at bulworth Academy and at least at first the game Is probably the opposite of a Grand Theft Auto game you have to go to school Avoid getting into trouble you can't

Kill anyone for fun hell you can't even Leave the academy for the first few Hours rather than being an Unstoppable Killing machine like a GTA game where You're free to basically do whatever you Want in Bully you're a kid and at best You can beat someone up and maybe avoid Detention by running away from the Pre-packs [Music] Yeah there's a lot of Japanese games set In schools but they are nothing like Bully like most of those games involve Making choices as to who you date and What spells to learn when you take out The invading Army yeah those are weird Too but there's a lot of them there's Only one bully At number seven is the Hitman series now When you think of stealth most people Think of sneaking around in the shadows Hiding in closets avoiding enemy patrols And while you do a little of that in Hitman these games are way more out in The open stealth in the Hitman game is More like a puzzle than anything else It's about finding the right uniform Sneaking in the correct weapons setting Up the perfect situation so you can kill Your target without anyone even knowing You were there the Hitman games are Exactly what their name implies they're Hitman simulators you play as Agent 47 That guy that you would think would

Stand out because he's bald and has a Distinct barcode tattoo in the back of His neck but he seems to fit in pretty All right to eliminate whatever Target Or targets you've got for a specific Level you usually have a ton of options You can snipe them from a good Vantage Point orchestrate some kind of accident Push him off a ledge when no one's Looking as long as you're wearing the Right thing in the right place most People won't question you and you're Free to move around the area as you see Fit Foreign Delgado has been eliminated all these Interlocking Systems make each level in A Hitman game basically a huge puzzle That needs to be solved it's all about Trying to get that coveted Silent Assassin ranking which you can get by Killing your target without alerting Anyone or leaving a trace of your Presence getting that perfect Assassination is super satisfying but It's almost just as fun when you screw Up because that's when you just grab a Machine gun and go on a rampage The Hitman games have elements of stealth Games adventure games and third person Shooters but the way all those pieces Come together just make it something Nothing like anything else And number six is the Splatoon Series

This has got to be one of the weirdest Concepts for a multiplayer shooter at All right in the Splatoon games you play As a kid or a squid maybe a kid how About a squid kid I don't really know What to say here the commercial really Made it so that it's impossible to get Past those two words uh but you're going Up against other squid kids in a Multiplayer battle arena the difference Is that instead of shooting bullets you Shoot ink because you're a kid and a Squid and kids don't shoot bullets at Each other and Squids shoot ink I know I'm you know having as much fun as I can With saying this stuff but it's actually Pretty simple and straightforward and Extremely enjoyable now instead of being About getting kills splatoon's basic Game mode turf war is about spreading Ink whoever covers the surface of the Map the most is the winning team now the Ink is also not just for splashing Around of course you can use it you can Kind of get kills with it they don't Really matter in terms of score per se Though they just kind of knock the enemy Team out of action now to refill your Ink you transform into squid form which Actually also has other benefits like You're hidden the ink recharges you can Move much faster through your own ink Like normally the movement is pretty Slow but traveling through the ink is

Essential to getting back to the front Line quickly especially after you've Been knocked out and you can flank Opponents this way using all of these Moves to your advantage this is all Wrapped up in a really cool Urban style Which is pretty unlike anything else out There the Splatoon games are both Kid-friendly and weirdly dark just the Fact that the series comes from the Usually risk-averse Nintendo kind of Makes the thing seem that much more Original and really Splatoon fantastic Games [Music] And number five is sea of Thieves a Large-scale Cooperative multiplayer Action game sea of Thieves is really Hard to pin down it's a multiplayer game Where teams of four players can control Various parts of a pirate ship and go Exploring you can get in fights with Other players or you can just trade Items like fish and meat I mean you're a Pirate so obviously people are Questioning where that meat is coming From at least internally or I like to Think of it that way anyhow um that's a Pretty basic rundown of what the game Has to offer because it's getting Consistent updates and has since it came Out way back in March of 2018 basically If you want a game to do pirate stuff in This is the game to do it the entire

Package is wrapped up in rare's unusual Brand of humor as well which gives it a Really unique flavor and there are a few Pirate games out there there's just Nothing even close to the ambition and Weirdness of sea of Thieves though Foreign Which when the game came out is not Something I expected I would ever say Also because it was kind of bland at Launch so I mean even on that level that Launched in a way that not everybody Loves that turn into something that you Go wow that's just nothing like anything Else and it does it well And number four is driver San Francisco Uh maybe the strangest turn for a major Franchise I can think of uh in the PS1 Era driver was a huge franchise they Were semi-realistic driving games set in A massive open world city and you could Really only drive but I mean they were Pretty ambitious in that way with driver San Francisco they just completely Changed the formula instead of just Being able to control one car you can Possess any car you want it's Unseamlessly when you leave a car the World goes into slow motion and you can Fly around and possess a new car which Is weird this little mechanic lets you Do crazy stuff like swap into a new car Mid-race switch to a vehicle heading the Right direction if you dig a wrong turn

During a time trial or if you're feeling Spicy you can possess a bus and crash it Head first into your rival Racers it Completely changes the dynamic of the Game uh and takes what would otherwise Be a pretty simple driving game it makes It one of the most fun and unique Racers Out there And number three brothers a tale of two Sons and an adventure game created by Joseph fairs the guy who would go on to Create some amazing co-op games like a Way out and it takes two this has a Simple premise it's a co-op game but Single player how does that possibly Work you ask a simple one brother's Controlled by left stick and the other Is controlled by the right stick so Instead of controlling one character at All times you control two thankfully They put in a lot of effort to make it Go smoothly as possible and ease players Into the experience but it's still Something that takes a lot of getting Used to and not something that other People have done story is very simple It's two brothers on a journey to find Medicine to help their sick father and Along the way you're solving puzzles and Avoiding danger it's kind of short but It smartly doesn't overstay its welcome And try to do anything too complicated It's brilliant and a creative control Method that I really don't think has

Ever been replicated at least in a way That works And number two is Shadow of the Colossus Few games manage to both be incredibly Strange and entertaining in a way that Chad of the Colossus manages to do Um it's a game that's set in a really Desolate land and you have a really Simple goal hunt all these huge Creatures down and kill them now in Truth that doesn't sound particularly Unique but it's actually some of the Limits and the mechanics that make it Into just a completely different Experience than anything else uh you Only have a few tools a sword a bow and Arrow a horse and you have you know Hands so you can climb to take out the Colossi you have to find a way to climb Up to their weak points and take them Out it's part action game part Platformer part puzzle game and each Colossus is different so it's not like They all have the same weak points and Getting them to expose their weak points Isn't easy further this whole experience Has a really Melancholy feel to it that Gives the game a really unique Atmosphere I mean it's hard to mention Open world games without mentioning Breath of the wild but it's not what you Think here this is a game that a lot out Of this game's DNA can be felt in breath Of the wild hell a lot of this game's

DNA can be felt in Sonic Frontiers once You get into the bigger bosses not quite The same thing but you you know if You've played it but even though a lot Of games have taken influence from it it Is totally unique there's just nothing Else quite like it And finally at number one is death Stranding from the Mad mind of hideo Kojima comes possibly the strangest AAA Big budget game of all time as best as I Can describe it death stranding is an Open world post-apocalyptic Supernatural FedEx simulator yeah as a follow-up to The masterful stealth Action of the Metal Gear Solid series Kojima made a Game about delivering packages the Setting itself is also one of the Weirdest of all time most of the world Has been devastated and the mere Presence of a dead body can be Catastrophic and your goal is basically To reconnect Humanity to itself a one Delivery at a time little bit higher Stakes than the Amazon guy I mean unless You're really anticipating a package Then it seems like the tanks are super High for the Amazon guy but no he is not Reconnecting Humanity with itself There's so much weird stuff in this game It would take a whole day to explain it It's so strange it's a game where you Have a baby in a tank strapped to your Chest which warns you about invisible

Ghosts that appear as hand prints There's rain that makes you age when People die they essentially become a Time bomb when you die you are Transported to a beach and you can swim Back to life I mean everything about it Is strange it's probably one of the All-time strangest video game Experiences of this or any generation Some bonus games for you too uh the God Of War reboot series some people might Balk at this but think about it the Reboot is super weird instead of a usual Third person action game camera it looks More like Gears of War with its close Over the shoulder camera angle it's Partially an open world narrative Fiction game but the presentation is so Unique that it doesn't seem like Anything else in that genre it's easy to Forget how revolutionary God of War felt In 2018 and its sequel I mean it's still Like the only other game like that There's just nothing else out there Quite like these games and then I gotta Also mention Katamari damasi uh you Can't do a unique games list without Mentioning this PS2 classic it's a Puzzle game I mean I think where the Goal is to roll a sticky ball called a Katamari around various environments and Collect larger and larger objects until The ball is big enough to reach a goal It starts off small eventually you're

Rolling up house pets people and even Entire cities this is all because the King of all Cosmos destroy the stars in The sky and I guess rolling up random Junk is able to make stars uh don't Question it it's a game that is actually Pretty fun but don't think about it That's more difficult than the game Itself and that's all for today leave us A comment let us know what you think if You like this video click like if you're Not subscribed and has a great time to Do so we upload brand new videos every Day of the week best way to see them First is a course of subscription so Click subscribe don't forget to enable Notifications and as always we thank you Very much for watching this video I'm Falcon you can follow me on Twitter at Falcon hero we'll see you next time Right here on game ranks

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