Video game sequels have the power to make or break a franchise. For every undeserved sequel, there are plenty of games that deserve another chance. Certain games were extremely beloved, and fans wish to see them continue. Others left gamers with a cliffhanger, which need to be resolved.
These games have the strongest potential for a grand sequel. Fans have demanded another installment for these classics for years, and they've made their voices heard loud and clear. Whether it's through online petitions or constant messages on social media, many developers have gotten the message. Vote for your favorite video games that need sequels in the future.
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Released in 2005, Star Wars: Republic Commando revolved around Delta Squad's missions during the Clone Wars. LucasArts saw something big and decided to greenlight a sequel before working on the 2005 game. Unfortunately, the sequel was scrapped, but Republic Commandos became part of Star Wars canon with appearances in The Clone Wars animated series.
2017's Star Wars Battlefront II saw Republic Commandos make their return to video games as part of the Cooperation Update. While EA has some Star Wars projects down the line, a proper follow-up to Star Wars: Republic Commando may be within reach.Worth a sequel?
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Heavily inspired by Grand Theft Auto, 2003's The Simpsons: Hit & Run was a complete 180-degree turnaround from The Simpsons: Road Rage, which was criticized for being a Crazy Taxi rip-off. With 3 million copies sold, the game was beloved by Simpsons fans around the world. A sequel was canceled when EA gained the rights to The Simpsons Game. The people behind The Simpsons: Hit & Run hope for a remake to pique people's interest for a sequel. In an interview with LADbible, game producer Vlad Ceraldi said:
I could see it on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster. It would have to take the parties who are in charge of the property to want that to happen and someone out there to decide that they were going to go out and do it. But absolutely, it would be fun to explore those characters and that universe again, that work again.Worth a sequel?
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The Left 4 Dead series had players facing off against a slew of zombies. While there was a single-player mode, more people found themselves teaming up with folks online. Years after their release, the first two games still have a decent player base online.
Rumors of Left 4 Dead 3 have been all over the internet, which forced Valve to set things straight earlier this year. In a statement to IGN, the company said, "We did briefly explore some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago. But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D-related now, and haven’t for years." Bill from Left 4 Dead was included as DLC for Dead by Daylight.Worth a sequel?
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Inspired by Jurassic Park and Resident Evil, the Dino Crisis series was another slam-dunk for Capcom in the survival horror world. Following 2003's Dino Crisis 3, Capcom went silent about a possible sequel.
Several people have discussed a potential sequel, including Dino Crisis creator Shinji Mikami. While Mikami is no longer employed by Capcom, he hopes to eventually revisit the franchise. In late 2019, Capcom filed a trademark for Dino Crisis, so a new game could be in the works.Worth a sequel?