Up For Debate - Which Abandonded Game Series Would You Like to See Make a Return?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, May 12, 2018 4:00 PM
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This week I found myself quietly musing what game announcements at E3 2018 would get me genuinely excited. To be honest, it was quite difficult. Just about every modern game series I’ve wanted a sequel to has, well, already got a sequel, or several too many. My natural inclination is always to new IPs, rather than Gears of War 5 and Watch Dogs 3. I’ll make a special exception for Shenmue III because boy has Sega made me wait for that one.

Anyway, as I got to thinking of my dream sequels, I realised it was the older, forgotten games that I was missing. Some of the PC gaming greats from the 90’s that have drifted out of favour, or been forgotten entirely. It was a strange time back then, and even AAA development of the era was bursting full of creative ideas and risk-taking. Some worked, plenty more didn’t, but there were some truly swashbuckling games out there.

I won’t bore you with my desire for a Wave Race sequel, but there are two PC classics, in particular, that I’d love to see make a return.

First up is Little Big Adventure. Hot damn were these games weird. These were sort of 3D-yet-isometric action adventure games with puzzle-solving and the ability to switch between different behaviours to adapt to combat, puzzle solving, or adventuring. They were both pseudo open-world, with areas locked behind puzzles that you’d need to learn how to solve. Crucially though, the atmosphere in Little Big Adventure is totally unique. It’s absolutely weird and alien feeling, and Little Big Adventure 3 being announced at E3 2018 would be a dream come true.

The second one really breaks my heart though. Anyone heard of No One Lives Forever? What a series. They were sort of hammy 60’s spy-themed first-person shooters with a heavy emphasis on stealth and using gadgets. Get spotted and you’d need to think fast or you’d be gunned down before you can throw a lipstick bomb. Each level was a little puzzle box that forced the player to be inventive, and no pint did Cate Archer just become a mindless killing machine. Both No One Lives Forever games were actually produced by Shadow of Mordor developer Monolith, although it seems unlikely they’ll be revisiting the series. It’s a crying shame really, as aside from Bethesda’s immersive sims, there are precious few FPS games even attempting to be playful with the genre. Saddest of all though, due to complications over the IP rights, the NOLF series has never even been re-released digitally. You’re gone Cate, but not forgotten. If you have the means to, er, track it down, I wholeheartedly recommend doing so.

They’re the two biggies for me, but there are all sorts of forgotten game series that I’d love to see brought back from the dead. Black & White 3 would be insane, but the age where EA would take a punt on that is long gone.

Enough about my choices though, which forgotten game series would you like to see make a comeback? Did any of favourite games inexplicably never have a sequel? Let us know below!

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13:42 May-23-2018

Empire Earth

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11:07 May-23-2018

battle realms

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20:57 May-18-2018

A modern take on street rod imo

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09:59 May-18-2018

N.O.L.F. 3 including N.O.L.F. 1 & N.O.L.F. 2 remastered
H-L 3 - Borealis
Hitman Codename 47 Remaster

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09:41 May-18-2018

I want The Suffering to be remade with modern realistic visual...

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23:56 May-17-2018

i would like to see another crysis game :)

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15:08 May-18-2018

A classic Crysis with a semi-open world on an island would be nice.

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15:27 May-18-2018

two thumbs up! I'd love another crysis like crysis 1!

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19:28 May-18-2018

I'd even take a remake of the Crysis series using DX12 and updated graphics

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20:44 May-17-2018

Far Cry series are not discontinued but i would love to see a sequel to far cry 1(a story derived from it); i remember that mad scientist's last words: "You can't change this, you can't change the future!"; i want to see what that future become :D

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11:15 May-23-2018

Best Far Cry imo, guess the nearest it got to a sequel was Crysis

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11:28 May-23-2018

Same, along with Far Cry 3.

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18:59 May-17-2018

Baldur's Gate
Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning
Crash Bandicoot
Point Blank
Half Life
Bioshock
Panzer Dragoon
Shadow Of The Colossus


The order as they came to my mind

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16:18 May-17-2018

Prince of persia, Thief, Whirl Tour ps2, Rayman

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15:12 May-17-2018

of course the Prince of Persia. It has the best controls, gameplay and the story.

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11:57 May-17-2018

Thief......... I want the stealth back

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16:43 May-17-2018

I still think i would **** myself if i replayed the shalebridge cradle mission from thief 3. :p

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16:44 May-17-2018

and the game isnt even a horror one, its stealth

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07:00 May-17-2018

Dark Reign
Dune

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04:47 May-17-2018

PRINCE OF PERSIA

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02:00 May-17-2018

pac man,tetris,pong

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15:26 May-17-2018

I swear there's a new Pac-Man game pretty much every year lol

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22:19 May-16-2018

  1. Neverwinter Nights

  2. Medal of Honor

  3. Fable

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21:43 May-16-2018

Suikoden
Fable
Madden on PC
Ultima

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19:32 May-16-2018

Total Annihilation Kingdoms (remake and continuation)
Rise of Legends, Rise of Nations
Metroid Prime*
Advent Rising...
Journey-> Abzu -> New single player game

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18:33 May-16-2018

Prince of Persia - Warrior Within

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16:44 May-16-2018

kingdoms of amalur: reckoning
if only it wasn't overshadowed by skyrim

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17:38 May-16-2018

That game was pure fun

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That game's art style reminds of Fable.

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SSX Tricky


Skyrim


Perfect Dark


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