5 Most Popular Games That Are Much DARKER Than They Seem

Every Game is designed with unique complexity and layers of different elements that make the game unique and fun. Most of the games have a lot going under the surface that only a few people can notice but sometimes developers can trick the whole audience into thinking how child-friendly the game is but, in reality, they are much DARKER.

We listed down some critically acclaimed games that are much DARKER than they seem.


Even three and a half years later, there hasn’t been a more complete, entertaining, lovingly wrought platformer made for the GameCube. – Games Radar
A masterpiece of superior game design, infinite gameplay variety, creativity, and life-and it’s got a water cannon…and a damn brilliant one at that. – GamePro
Although not quite the revolution in game play or visual aesthetics that “Super Mario 64” was in its heyday, Super Mario Sunshine still stands as one of the premier platform games of this console generation. – DarkStation


The artistic aspects of the game are timeless, and I’d recommend the game without batting an eye to anyone that’s interested in quirky games or unique visual design. People that just want a fun game though, that’s trickier. By all means play it if you missed it the first time around, just understand that the value is in theme and presentation rather than timeless gameplay. – Machinima
Even after all those years Jet Set Radio is still superb, thanks to the impressive and timeless design of its graphics, sound and game mechanics. – Eurogamer Spain


Portal is a magnificent puzzle game. The titillating wrongness of every solution and the wonky thinking required to get there make you feel like a space-folding genius, and yet you’ll almost never get stuck. – PC Gamer UK
With delightfully unique gameplay and fantastically witty writing, Portal is a huge success. – GameSpot
From beginning to end, it’s hard to find something not to like about Portal. Everything from the gameplay to the presentation are top-notch. – GamerNode

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is a beast: with great track design, plenty of characters, karts, bikes and power ups is the best Mario Kart of all time. Also thanks to revamped online modes and some gorgeous graphics, is the single reason you need to own a Wii U. – IGN Italia
With some new great features added to the classic recipe, with beautiful graphics and spectacular races, Mario Kart 8 looks like the killer app the Wii U was waiting for. –  Gameblog.fr
Mario Kart 8 is pretty great in many ways, but undoubtedly moreso with a collection of friends to play with, or when facing off against other players online. – GameCritics



It’s not quite the flagship title you might expect for a Nintendo launch, but Luigi’s Mansion is still a must-have. – GamePro
Fun. In fact, it’s five or six of the best hours you can spend on any system this year. Unfortunately, that’s all that it is. – Nintendojo
The graphics are top-notch, the sound is catchy and simply lovable, the controls are delightful and the gameplay is original and just so much fun. But the whole thing is dragged down by the frighteningly short game time. – GameCube Europe
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#5 Most Popular Games That Are Much DARKER Than They Seem