For many decades the video game industry has been able to release amazing sequels. Mass Effect 2, Fallout 3, Street Fighter 2 to name a few. But what about a game that doesn’t have a sequel. There are many games that have captivated a gamer and even left an opening for a sequel. Only for us not to have any.
Maybe the developers ran out of money, went into liquidation, or were even bought out by a rival company just to drop the idea of a sequel to a hit game. We never really know what’s going on behind the scenes, but one thing we do know is that as gamers, we demand a sequel for some fantastic games. Here is a list of some of them.
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The Witcher 4
With the recent popularity of the hit Netflix series The Witcher. It’s no wonder people are coming back to the game to scratch that Geralt of Rivia itch. CD Projekt Reds’ masterpiece is one of the best games of this generation. Cyberpunk 2077 being a bit of a flop for Polish developers. Will they make amends and release The Witcher 4, only time will tell. We are already aware of a next-gen version of The Witcher 3 and also recently announced there will be a long-awaited DLC along with it. But I think it’s a sequel we want and with the power of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. The possibilities are promising.
Half Life 3
For some, Half-Life 2 was the game that defined the FPS genre. Whether you agree with this is entirely up to you. Personally, I think it was Doom. But there’s no doubt that Half-Life 2 was a fantastic game with great characters and an engaging story.
For decades, fans have wanted a sequel but to no avail. There were a few episodic sequels, but those weren’t what fans wanted. They wanted a real sequel. Fans actually managed to scratch that itch when Half-Life: Alyx was released in 2020, a prequel set before the events of Half-Life.
The past days 2
Ride a motorbike through the wilderness in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by infected savage zombies. Ended with a performance by Sam Witwer. Sounds pretty good, right?
Well, millions of Playstation fans can’t be wrong because after a slow burn in the gaming world, Days Gone has become one of the most popular Playstation exclusives of all time. The graphics, the environment, the performance of the actors, the writing. Days Gone is up there with The Last of Us as a story-driven masterpiece.
There have been rumors of a sequel but I have a feeling it’s going to be a while before we can get back behind the wheel as Deacon St John. Not relevant but comment down below if you also think this is one of the best video game character names.
sleeping dogs 2
Now, without trying to be biased, this is my favorite game on the list and one of my favorite games of all time. I can’t find a single fault here. Everything from the story, gameplay, combat mechanics, open world, and a Hollywood cast to boot. This game ticked all the boxes.
Being Wei Shen was just a joy to behold. So why didn’t we get a sequel? A sequel has been in post-production and production so many times, but each time it has failed at the final hurdle. We never really know why. There was even a film adaptation in the works, but that was cut short in post-production. I have to admit, I would have loved to see Donnie Yen as Wei Shen, but sadly that will never happen.
With Square Enix focusing on Final Fantasy games and now having the rights to make Marvel games. I think it’s safe to say that Sleeping Dogs 2 will never happen.
Ohh Rockstar Games, will you ever give the fans what they want. No, I’m not talking about Grand Theft Auto 6 but Bully 2. While many fans are dying for a new GTA game. I think a Bully 2 announcement would have more impact.
To be honest, I don’t think fans will mind if it’s a direct sequel. Anything, anything from the Bully universe, even a remastered version of the original game would be a treat. Jimmy’s story is certainly not over. There’s so much potential in there and with the right people. Bully 2 would be one hell of a sequel.
But with Rockstar treats Grand Theft Auto Online for every penny it can make. Why would they start a new project?
The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2
Does this game really need an intro? I would like to see collective data on the number of hours players have spent on this video game. Considered one of the greatest licensed video games of all time. The Simpsons: Hit & Run was a masterpiece in game programming.
There was something so satisfying about driving around Springfield as the lovable, beer-drinking man himself, Mr. Homer Simpson (and other characters) and causing utter mayhem. Even now to this day, it remains a mystery as to why we never got a sequel.
There have been many rumors of a sequel and possibly a remastered version of the original. But for now, there is nothing. So fans took it among themselves and modded the game to give it a next-gen look with sound and graphics. But it’s a sequel we all want.
Super Mario RPG 2
Mario is no stranger to RPGs having been in various Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games, but none are quite like Super Mario RPG: Legend of Seven Stars. This video game was ahead of its time. Set in a strange alternate version of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario must team up with Peach, Mallow, Geno and Bowser – yes, Bowser, to defeat Smithy – an evil robotic blacksmith – and his gang.
Back in 1996, if you owned this beast on the Super Nintendo, you were the hottest kid on the playground. This game had it all, turn-based battle, a huge cast of characters to play, a soundtrack amazing and the writing is witty and compelling. It only begs for a sequel, but after 25 years, I highly doubt Nintendo is on the case.
Now, of course, there are so many games I’ve missed (or have I?), but rest assured that’s not the end of our little dig into what video sequels we really need. So check back soon as I’ll bring you more in The Video Game Sequels We Need: The Sequel.