With the new generation of consoles now here, gamers have been sharing their favourite games which most deserve sequels. We’ve seen lots of new IPs fall to the wayside over the past few years, as well as classic series which just haven’t seen a new entry in a while. Whether or not we’ll ever see these games get the sequels they deserve remains to be seen, but here’s a look at the sequels gamers are crying out for.
The wishing, hoping and praying began when the official Twitter account for Twitch asked gamers to “name a game that should have gotten a sequel, but never did.” From Half-Life 2 to Jade Empire, here’s the sequels gamers are crying out for.
Spec Ops: The Line
Originally released in 2012, this third-person shooter published by 2K Games immediately wowed its players. Recognised for its realistic representation of what combat veterans actually experience on the field, Spec Ops: The Line has a devoted fanbase who definitely wouldn’t say no to sequel.
It is likely to happen? Well…sadly, probably not. Back in 2017, lead writer Walt Williams told fans that the development team would rather “eat broken glass” than work on a sequel. He also noted the game’s commercial failure as a reason for there not to be a sequel [via PC Gamer].
2005’s Urban Reign didn’t really wow the critics, but it definitely became a cult hit with its players. The classic beat ’em up was a PS2 exclusive in which you fight your way through the streets of Green Harbor as you attempt to rescue a kidnapped gang member. The game was likely a hit with the fans due to its multiplayer, which gave fans the chance to play together (once the game had been beaten in single player mode).
While a sequel might not be too likely, there’s definitely room for an HD remake of this classic brawler!
The classic Grim Fandango was introduced to a wealth of new fans after it received a remaster back in 2015. A true childhood nostalgia trip, Grim Fandango originally released back in 1998, and both the original and the remaster were very well received by players and critics.
Created with the signature cheek and wit of Tim Schafer, Grim Fandango is an adventure/puzzle game where you play as travel agent/skeleton, Manny. Manny is tasked with saving a lost soul new to the Land of the Dead, and his adventure is both hilarious and heartwarming. The remaster is well worth playing, but we definitely wouldn’t say no to a sequel!
The wonderful Capcom-published Okami first released in 2006 (or 2007 for Europe) and it quickly found legions of adoring fans. Okami takes place in classical Japan and tells a story which is inspired by Japanese folklore and mythology.
The game stars the Shinto sun goddess named Amaterasu, who is the white wolf you play as. With its incredible gameplay and art style, it’s no wonder that the game is still loved today. It’s since been ported to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch with an HD version.
Director of Production at Marvel Games, Eric Monacelli, named Okami as a game which definitely should have gotten a sequel, and we’re inclined to agree!
A game that needs no introduction, it’s been a meme for years that Half-Life 3 hasn’t happened yet. 2020 saw the release of VR game, Half-Life: Alyx, which is technically a new addition to the series – it’s just not a sequel.
Half-Life: Alyx saw incredible success, not only wowing VR headset owners, but also encouraging others to buy a headset simply to play it. Half-Life: Alyx was one of the biggest success stories of 2020, so hopefully Valve will take note and treat us to a Half-Life 3 after all? We can but hope!
When you think of classic BioWare games you probably think of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic or perhaps the original Mass Effect, but there’s a lot of love for the forgotten game, Jade Empire.
Developed by BioWare and published in 2005, Jade Empire was an Xbox console exclusive until it came to PC in 2007. This action-RPG has you play as an aspiring martial-arts master, and was heavily praised for its excellent story and combat.
Sadly BioWare seems unlikely to revive this classic IP, what with having its hands full with the likes of Dragon Age 4 and a new Mass Effect game. Still, there’s time in the future, and even a simple remaster would be better than nothing!
Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 is regarded as one of the best FPS games of all time. Sadly, neither game received the attention they deserved – at least until Apex Legends launched. Apex (which shares a universe with Titanfall) introduced the world of Titanfall to a brand new audience, and more and more people have since discovered how darn great Titanfall 2 really is.
With a new fanbase hungry for more, and long-term fans quietly hoping for another sequel, it’s actually pretty likely that a Titanfall 3 could happen…eventually. Right now Respawn is apparently working on a brand new IP, so it might be a while if we ever do get a new Titanfall.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run
The Simpsons: Hit & Run is almost as beloved as Half-Life and – at the very least – deserves a new-gen remake (we’ll take a remaster though, we’re not picky). A sequel, however, would be absolutely mind-blowing.
Originally released in 2003, there’s a 99.9% chance you played this at a friend’s house at some point. One of the best TV/game crossovers ever, there’s a reason this game is still so beloved nearly 20 years on. Give us a sequel please. Now.
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