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The video game industry has come of age in recent years, evolving from the dorky kid no one wanted to hang around with to the most popular kid in school. Unfortunately, while this evolution has had many positive effects, it’s also brought its fair share of negatives.

One of which is the same games (Call of Duty!) getting sequels year after year, whether they deserve to or not. Because, just like the movie industry, only titles guaranteed to make money get given the green light. Which leaves many quality games awaiting sequels that never arrive.

Desperately Seeking Sequels

We want to know, What Video Games Desperately Need Sequels?

We have previously listed games that definitely didn’t deserve sequels 6 Video Game Franchises That Did Not Need More Sequels [MUO Gaming] 6 Video Game Franchises That Did Not Need More Sequels [MUO Gaming] The video game industry always has, and always will be driven by sequels. Game publishers are always looking for ways to leverage a franchise and turn into something that can be milked for the long... Read More , as well as games we think are well overdue sequels 5 Classic Video Games In Need Of Sequels [MUO Gaming] 5 Classic Video Games In Need Of Sequels [MUO Gaming] It's an unfortunate truth that the best video games aren't always the ones which make money. Essentially there is little correlation between critical reception and commercial success. The same goes for movies and music as... Read More . But we barely scratched the surface of classic video games in need of sequels, and we think you’re more than capable of adding to the list.

Simply tell us what video games you think deserve sequels. It doesn’t matter how young or old these games are, or whether they have previously had sequels. We just want your pick of video games you would like to see brought back to life in some way.


My personal choice has to be Shenmue, a series Sega killed after two amazing games. It saddens me to realize I’ll never know how that story ends, and almost makes me wish I had never played the Shenmue and Shenmue 2 in the first place. Almost, but not quite.

Think long and hard about this question before giving us your answer(s), because you never know who might be reading. After all, the advent of crowdfunding Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] Crappy Crowdfunding: 10 Dumb Kickstarters We Did Not Support [Weird & Wonderful Web] The success of crowdfunded innovations has attracted the brilliant...and also the inane and insane. Here are 10 of the absolute worst Kickstarter campaigns we could find. Watch them because they are comedy gold. Read More means the people who own the rights to these games could breathe new life into them by launching a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

From Grim Fandango to Vagrant Story, from Blast Corps to The Last of Us. It doesn’t matter about the age or platform of the games you pick, as long as you pick at least one. So please scroll down to the comments section and add your voice to the conversation.

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  1. Frank Plaatjies
    July 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I know this is a late entry but Seiken Densetu 3 was one of the best "Seiken" games in the series. had me hooked in high school.

  2. Aaron
    May 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    RED ALERT 4!!! Why has it been so long since a proper C&C or Red Alert title has come out? Their games were so fun and strategic. Well balanced play and interesting maps. Red Alert 3 was so much fun I played it for years both online and single player.

    We need another!

  3. Brube
    May 3, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Beyond Good and Evil, Freedom Fighters, World of Goo

  4. derstander
    May 2, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Actraiser. A real sequel. Not that platformer-only garbage they put out as a sequel.

  5. NO
    May 1, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Cave Story. Although a prequel would probably work better. Another Cave Story game would be fantastic.

    • Llyaic
      May 25, 2015 at 1:22 am

      Hell yes. Except Pixel says that its unlikely but still yes! You sir are on the right track

    • Llyaic
      May 25, 2015 at 1:28 am

      The World Ends With You. This game needs a sequel incredibly bad. Like the original was super awesome with a nice secret ending if you did all the ultra hard missions. But then they released the iOS and Android versions and added a new SUPER secret ending that showed a small girl with bits of clothing from all the main cast with the words, "7 NEW DAYS" in the background. That was just cold blooded and evil, fans need to know if this is a legit sign of a sequel or just a really cruel tease. It was the single best game on the DS with a unique system and risk taking gameplay! There is still nothing like it.

  6. Daulat Raikar
    May 1, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Freedom Fighters

  7. adam connolly
    April 30, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Definitely a Half Life sequel. I know one is coming but good god why does it take 8 years or more to get it out to us the starving public.
    Some others I would like to see...
    Odd World
    Army Men a desert storm version that takes place in a huge sand box.
    Ace Combat there are no good air plane war Sims. I would love to see a flight SIM with the detail of Microsoft's game put into a fighter plane type game. Remember top gun on the NES I do I put thousands of hours playing that game.

  8. Karembeu
    April 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Def Jam Fight For NY was the best combat game with story mode I have ever had in the console. After that they came up with ICON which was a total failure, its as if someone thought that 2 part was horrible decided to make a complete makeover. Wish they can remake it again on Xbox One. They did make a sequel in PSP and was actually fun too but wish they can re-make again on today's consoles

  9. logan
    April 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm


  10. Kel
    April 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Portal needs a sequel that is actually a prequel that leads up to Portal 1. I would love to the Aperture Science environment before everything went to hell in a hand basket.

  11. Matt
    April 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    My son wants to see a Lucasarts "Outlaws" sequel,.....

    • dragonduder
      April 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Me and my brother used to love this game, throwing dynamite all day

  12. Mikhail
    April 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Command & Conquer... X

  13. Allan
    April 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

    For once and for all there needs to be a definitive answer, will there be Half-Life 2 Episode 3 or Half-Life 3 or not? We need to know. If yes, then when, If no, then why have you let this drag on for so long.

    Answers needed.

    • The Geeky Boss
      May 1, 2015 at 12:54 am


  14. Björn
    April 30, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Shenmu, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Burnout (not open world), Sega Rally, Grandia, Powerstone, Blast Corps, Skies of Arcadia, Virtua Cop, Shining in the Holy Arc, Wonderboy in Monstersworld, A REAL Sonic game (preferably 2D like Rayman, Virtua Fighter 2, Shadows of Mordor, Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance, Star Wars KotR, Breath of Fire, Suikoden, Chrono Trigger/Chross, Micro Machines and Gears of War just to name a few ;)

  15. Tiago Fernandez
    April 30, 2015 at 9:22 am

    half-life 3.

    • dragonduder
      April 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Legend of Dragoon, Half Life, Chrono Cross, Gunstar Heroes, etc

  16. Petah
    April 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Star Control....

  17. Panda marquis
    April 30, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Metroid needs to continue off from where metroid fusion from the GBA ended. While the the entire franchise is iconic it has been a number of years since the bombshell metroid prime series hit and there hasn't been anything like since other m was meh at best ninja theory gets credit for the unique gameplay but complete threw the lore under a bus, with a driver who learned from GTA There are also games that try way too hard to fill a niche archetype like the Devil May Cry reboot some time ago. It was a completely polarizing game some liked it some thought it was a complete disrespect to Devil May Cry as a whole. I'd say it was not the plot, it was more what they did to the characters (gameplay good everything else ugh and that mundus sex scene seriously in bad taste). So a Devil May Cry that lives up to the standards of it predecessors yet exceeds them. But that in itself is the problem to the lack of decent sequels. Developers try to appease the consumer or try something that wasn't tested. (run major changes by few/outside folks make sure the idea sounds good and please check the work for bugs) cough sonic boom the rise of lyric So with that in mind I'd really like to see something for the Sly Cooper franchise (looking forward to the animated film). The storyline has been light not too overly saturated with unnecessary acts or information yet there's an overall build up, a connection between the time lines across multiple games keeping its continuity. Along with the gameplay sticking to it's roots and making minor adjustments to what already works. Basically I want to see a sequel that is fun to play, yet is taking things in different directions but still remaining true to what it came from. Biggest example of this not happening is again Sonic Boom: The rise of Lyric. The idea was interesting but horrible implementation the game a serious flop, unplayable in some sections because of very visible glitches.?

  18. likefunbuntot
    April 30, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Master of Magic deserves a proper update. It's a mix of Civilization, a 4x-type exploration game and something a bit like Magic: The Gathering. A number of attempts have been made to build a successor have failed in one way or other, but it's a game I enjoy enough that I've continued to play it since it was originally released in 1994.

    Another game I'd love to see updated is Scorched Earth, more or less the ultimate implementation of a classic Artillery game.

  19. Cindy
    April 30, 2015 at 2:54 am

    The Legend of Black Kat desperately needs a sequel.

  20. kt
    April 30, 2015 at 2:45 am

    The PS1 classic "Hogs of War". It was everything that Worms 3-d should have been.

  21. cptpicard
    April 30, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Definitely a Dishonored sequel. 100%.

  22. The Geeky Boss
    April 30, 2015 at 1:50 am

    A sequel or series based on the Discworld series by Sir Terry Prattchet, voiced again by Eric Idle would make my year.
    The original on the Playstation was great fun, and had me hooked for months and months!

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