Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

In Pictures: Dear Developers, 15 Games Worthy Of A Sequel

In Pictures: Dear Developers, 15 Games Worthy Of A Sequel
By
Games That Deserve A Sequel

The truly great studios put a lot of work into creating immersive, replayable games that live on in our collective memories. Originals are often a roll of the dice. The viability of a sequel, however, is almost always based on the success of the original. Some games sell well and get decent reviews, but follow-ons get rerailed due to other factors.

In putting this story together, we polled the Tom's Hardware audience on Facebook and cross-referenced the scores at Metacritic to come up with a list of fifteen games that deserve (but lack) concrete evidence of sequels.

See more See less
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the Photo reports comments forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

Display all 146 comments.
This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 16 Hide
    alidan , January 17, 2012 4:04 AM
    o come on, a rainbow 6 vegas game apposed to the older tactical rainbow 6 games? and many of the games on the list new enough to the point that a sequal will come at some point.

    when i read this i thought it was going to be old games that fell off the map, not a whole bunch of new games... of all the games i only really agree with 4 of them...

    but no roller coaster tycoon, sim city, nox, ultima, balders gate, never wither nights, i mean really... no one remembered those games?
  • 16 Hide
    clownbaby , January 17, 2012 4:03 AM
    Freespace 2. That is all.
Other Comments
  • 1 Hide
    Novulux , January 17, 2012 3:48 AM
    I wonder how they'll manage to come up with a good story in a "The Saboteur" sequel.
    Will it become completely unrelated to the first except in the fact you blow up and parkour; or will Sean play a part in the Cold War or a more regional one perhaps? :o 
  • 2 Hide
    jhansonxi , January 17, 2012 3:54 AM
    Remake Quake I and follow that by a sequel. Seal of Nehara storyline maybe?

    For indie games, Shadowgrounds needs a sequel (I'm not counting the Survivor prequel).
  • 16 Hide
    clownbaby , January 17, 2012 4:03 AM
    Freespace 2. That is all.
  • 16 Hide
    alidan , January 17, 2012 4:04 AM
    o come on, a rainbow 6 vegas game apposed to the older tactical rainbow 6 games? and many of the games on the list new enough to the point that a sequal will come at some point.

    when i read this i thought it was going to be old games that fell off the map, not a whole bunch of new games... of all the games i only really agree with 4 of them...

    but no roller coaster tycoon, sim city, nox, ultima, balders gate, never wither nights, i mean really... no one remembered those games?
  • -1 Hide
    acku , January 17, 2012 4:06 AM
    Quote:
    o come on, a rainbow 6 vegas game apposed to the older tactical rainbow 6 games? and many of the games on the list new enough to the point that a sequal will come at some point.

    when i read this i thought it was going to be old games that fell off the map, not a whole bunch of new games... of all the games i only really agree with 4 of them...

    but no roller coaster tycoon, sim city, nox, ultima, balders gate, never wither nights, i mean really... no one remembered those games?


    This is about sequels not reboots. That's a whole other can of worms mate.
  • 8 Hide
    CorusMaximus , January 17, 2012 4:13 AM
    Masters of Orion 2 really needs a good sequel, lets all just try to forget about MOO3.
  • 6 Hide
    stm1185 , January 17, 2012 4:21 AM
    I'm still waiting for a Tachyon: The Fringe sequel. Great Space Sim Combat + Bruce Campbell doing the voice over needs to happen again.
  • 5 Hide
    Onus , January 17, 2012 4:22 AM
    Re: Unreal Tournament, "Here you go, have a load of waste!" as another gob of green goo rains down from a balcony onto some hapless drone...
  • 0 Hide
    alterecho , January 17, 2012 4:32 AM
    Just Cause 3 and Nexus: The Jupiter Incident?2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 Hide
    kenour , January 17, 2012 4:34 AM
    Robot Arena 2... Which in itself is a sequel so sorely deserves a sequel/remake.
  • 5 Hide
    rmpumper , January 17, 2012 4:39 AM
    Where are No One Lives Forever and Kingpin?
  • 2 Hide
    buzznut , January 17, 2012 4:45 AM
    RIP, Pandemic.

    I'd still like to see a Shining Force game come out.
  • 1 Hide
    payneg1 , January 17, 2012 5:05 AM
    i hoped project IGI wud make in that list :( 
  • 7 Hide
    joeman99 , January 17, 2012 5:45 AM
    Add Thief, Singularity and Mechwarrior to the list
  • 7 Hide
    DjEaZy , January 17, 2012 5:47 AM
    ... Games Worthy Of A Sequel? Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper and M$'s Urban Assault, Forsaken and Carmageddon, Descent, Bomb Jack, Frost Byte on zx-spectrum...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwZ68e-hsqw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnROcp5tmBk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWb9_5N91OE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvjUlusyEA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jJzasm63DE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrftlCAic0
    ... they don't make them like this anymore....
  • -6 Hide
    the_wizard , January 17, 2012 6:25 AM
    Cossacks 2
    Spellforce 2
    Rage of Mages 2
    Neverwinter Nights 2
  • -5 Hide
    tomfreak , January 17, 2012 6:30 AM
    ol, over half of the game i didnt even touch b4. This list sucks, the author obvious got bad taste, Besides, u not even mention Simcity 5 sequel of Simcity 4. Its 8 years already. Simcity 4 sold pretty well, yet i didnt see EA/maxis have any plans on it, they keep making C&C 3/4 which is a complete failure. Simcity is probably one of the biggest title that deserve a sequel. Where is Noone lives forever 3? How about populous 3 sequel?
  • 4 Hide
    Stardude82 , January 17, 2012 6:33 AM
    stm1185I'm still waiting for a Tachyon: The Fringe sequel. Great Space Sim Combat + Bruce Campbell doing the voice over needs to happen again.


    Open world space sims are awesome
    . Too bad X3 is spreadsheets in space and EVE: Online WOW in space. Privateer was about as much fun as I've ever had gaming.
  • 4 Hide
    Anonymous , January 17, 2012 6:33 AM
    Company of heroes anyone?
  • 2 Hide
    Anonymous , January 17, 2012 6:36 AM
    Really, these game out of which half are sequels themselves?
    How about remaking a flawed gem like Messiah, ey?
Display more comments