At times we love an old game and really want to play it with modern graphics but are saddened by the game not having been remade or having a sequel. We have compiled for you the Top 5 games that deserve a sequel but were robbed of it even after being fan favorites.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
Initial release date: October 18, 2005
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developers: Team Ico, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Japan
Studio Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Shadow of the Colossus is a third-person perspective action-adventure game. In a 3D graphic environment, the game offers compact, puzzle-based gameplay. Discovering and defeating colossi in remote areas. The game intrigues the players in finding enemies, figuring out their weaknesses, and using the battlefield to their advantage to defeat them.
The game was an overall success and although it has been remade on many occasions. None of the remakes carry on the main story of the original game.
The Simpson’s: Hit & Run (2003)
Initial release date: September 16, 2003
Developer: Radical Entertainment
Platforms: GameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox
Publishers: Fox Interactive, Vivendi Games, Sierra Entertainment
Genres: Action-adventure game, Sandbox, Nonlinear gameplay
The Simpsons: Hit & Run consists of levels over three separate maps, each of them are a part of a story. The player can control one specific character at each level. The playable characters are Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, and Apu. Having a sandbox-style format and a driving-centered third-person game Simpson’s hit and run was a game for all ages to play.
As it is based on a famous sitcom it was rumored to have a similar game sequel. By the rumors were soon turned down by Radical Entertainment. Although sad about not getting a sequel The Simpson’s: Hit & Run (2003) is still a game enjoyable in one part alone.
My Abandonware: 4.4/5
Initial release date: October 17, 2006
Developer: Rockstar Vancouver
Composer: Shawn Lee
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platforms: Android, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Wii
Bully is a third-person perspective game set in an open-world environment. This action-adventure game has a single-player mode where the main character Jimmy rises through the ranks of school groups. Outside of school the game also allowed the player to roam around the fictional town – Bullworth. The game also allowed a multiplayer component, which was exclusive to Scholarship Edition on Wii and Xbox 360. In multiplayer you can play minigames and redeem rewards won from winning.
Common Sense Media: 4/5
Left 4 dead (2008)
Designer: Mike Booth
Publishers: Valve Corporation, My.com
Developers: Turtle Rock Studios, Valve Corporation, Certain Affinity, © 2021 MGL MY.COM (CYPRUS) LIMITED
Genres: First-person shooter, Survival horror
Left 4 Dead is a first-person cooperative shooting game. aimed largely at teamwork and coordination. the game captivates the players by adding the zombie survival aspect to a shooter game.
Although immensely popular in 2008 for being a game with a new aspect it was sadly not given a secret.
Common Sense Media: 4.4/5
Super Mario RPG
Initial release date: March 9, 1996
Series: Mario role-playing games
Developers: Nintendo, Square
Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii U, Wii
Publishers: Nintendo, Square
With gameplay based on Super Mario Bros, Super Mario RPG is like most JRPGs. The player initially starts with Mario but grows their party over to 5 other characters. Based on adventuring and turn-based sequences. With new areas to discover, side quests to complete, and bosses to defeat Super Mario RPG is a perfect game for the OG fans.
Sadly, this game too was not continued after the first part. Leaving fans saddened. Revisiting the game is always a treat as you can almost always find hidden easter eggs in the classic game.
Nintendo Life: 10/10