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Submitted by TheXtremePulse 853d ago | opinion piece

What forgotten game franchise would you like to see make a return?

With the recent release of Max Payne 3, I got to thinking. What long lost franchise would I like to see make a return? There are many franchises that may have been popular or very successful in the past but for whatever reason vanished from the face of the earth. I have a couple of franchises I would like to see make a return to our precious gaming world. The first franchise I want to see a sequel or reboot to is Dino Crisis. (Industry)

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LX-General-Kaos  +   853d ago
Power Stone

Killer Instinct

Wave Race

Gun Star Heroes

Vectorman

Online multiplayer Crazy Taxi

AKI WWE games

Road Rash

Extreme G

The Bouncer

Rated E For Everyone
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Yi-Long  +   853d ago
Turrican....
... in HD 2D ofcourse.
black911  +   853d ago
(The Old)
Crash Bandicoot
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tokugawa  +   853d ago
crash team racing remade and on-line for psn and xbox live.

plus the original manhunt remade
dark-hollow  +   853d ago
shenmue.

there is nothing more depressing than an unfinished masterpiece.
MariaHelFutura  +   853d ago
Bushido Blade
Oldman100  +   853d ago
Sled Storm
mike1up  +   853d ago
Chrono Trigger
NastyLeftHook0  +   853d ago
SOUL REAVER.

shadowman

"resident evil."

"silent hill"
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black911  +   853d ago
Shadow man one of my favorite games.
SignifiedSix  +   853d ago
BLACK
Crimson Skies
Blood Wake
Oddworld
Fusion Frenzy
Killer Instinct
Brute Force
Hunter: The Reckoning
The Thing
The Suffering
Full Spectrum Warrior
Metal Arms: Glitch In The System

Games i miss so much xP
Finch  +   853d ago
Great list I would only add mechassualt to that. Full spectrum warrior I miss the most.
Lord_Sloth  +   853d ago
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Bushido Blade
Chaos Legion
The Bouncer
Enclave
Tenchu
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Dasteru  +   853d ago
Dark cloud
Legend of dragoon
Fylus  +   853d ago
This^

Yes.
Dasteru  +   853d ago
Dungeon lords
Aidyn chronicles
Mario RPG (Not paper mario)
Winback
jthamind  +   853d ago
Dino Crisis. pick up where the second game left off.
morkendo23  +   853d ago
how about BATTLE ARENA TOSHIDEN, GRADIUS,R-TYPE,EINHANDER,

G-DARIUS,CONTRA those ski-doo games.
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Suddenbrain  +   853d ago
Shining Force
Armored Core
Maybe Jet Moto
user5467007  +   853d ago
Conkers Bad Fur Day

Banjo Kazooie....a REAL SEQUEL (Banjo Threeie)

MediEvil

Grabbed by the Ghoulies....I know...but isn't the whole point of sequels is to improve on the flaws of the previous game. I loved that you could pick up almost any object and use it as a weapon.

...

Oh and the "Starring Mickey Mouse" games, the Castle of Illusion and it's sequels were great.

...and before anyone says it...Epic Mickey Power of Illusion is not a sequel, it's just Warren trying to sell more of the handheld Epic Mickey game by playing on our nostalgic of the first three games. You can't say a game set in the Epic Mickey franchise is a sequel to the Starring Mickey Mouse games...two totaly differen't franchises with differen't styles .
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MacUser1986  +   853d ago
Castle of Illusions is still one of my favorite Genesis games to date.
DragonKnight  +   853d ago
Shadow Hearts
The Secret of _____ series
Final Fantasy's quality
Onimusha
Neko_Mega  +   853d ago
Wow, no one said Duck Hunt? Really? I would like to see that game return and I got to say the same with what everyone else it posting.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   853d ago
Bloody Roar....The fighting genre needs more rage.....
MacUser1986  +   853d ago
Legacy of Kain Blood Omen/Soul Reaver
Rollcage
Maximum Carnage
Medievil
Dino Crisis
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
Wild 9
Jersey Devil
Vectorman (And not that horrible PS2 game they were working on.)
Sword of the Berserk
Red Asphalt (It's a future racer like WhipOut if you were wondering.)
Eternal Darkness

And there's lots others but I don't remember on the top of my head.
PirateThom  +   853d ago
Vib Ribbon. Pull the songs from your HDD.
Psycho_Mantis  +   853d ago
Well it was really nice seeing Max Payne return after such a long wait, 8 years. And itll be even nicer seeing Agent 47 this November again is what im really looking forward too. But if i have to say which ones that really need a comeback are some very important key games from last gen:

1. Black- The reason why? Well its because it was just one hell of a great shooter with amazing graphics at the time when that generation of consoles time was just about up.

2. Beyond good and evil 2- Well, its coming but... why in the hell is it taking so long??

3. Freedom Fighters 2- THIS! This i want more than anything else as far as a long overdue sequel needs. I know theres lots of fans right behind me that want this game to happen as well. It was indeed a cult classic. Too bad IOI doesnt really know that. At least they are bringing back Hitman this year after almost 7 years...
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MacUser1986  +   853d ago
Nice to see someone else liked Freedom Fighters and remembered to mention it. I forgot to and yes I would love to see a sequel.
Psycho_Mantis  +   853d ago
Like i said, it was a cult classic in which ill never forget. A game that was so pure and simple with a notion in mind that it was also just like the film "Red Dawn", Russians invade America, and your the main hero with a rag tag band of Freedom Fighters fighting for what they believe in thats right, their own freedom that was taken away from them... I guess what made Freedom Fighters so memorable was the graphics, gameplay, story, and the incredible music done by none other than Jesper Kyd!
SKUD  +   853d ago
intelligent cube
Battletoads
Manhunt
Street cop
Skateboard  +   853d ago
^
I like this list mucho.

Mine would be

God Hand

Legend Of Dragoon

Megaman Legends

Classic Resident Evil games

Nightmare Creatures

Perfect Dark Zero

Kameo

Fighting Force

Final Fantasy Tactics

Bully

Too many to list, lol. Sony is awesome for green lighting the new Sly Cooper game cause that would have been number one for me.
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Psycho_Mantis  +   853d ago
Hell i wouldnt mind seeing a classic RE game with todays technology of a pre-rendered background just for old times sake, lol. That would be one in a hell of a chance though...
dubt72  +   853d ago
Ooh, bully, nightmare creatures and kameo=nice!

Also wouldn't mind a new killswitch or psi-ops
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Baka-akaB  +   853d ago
Devil May Cry (you know very well what i mean )
A real Shining Force
Final Fantasy Tactics
Tactics Ogre
Suikoden (on home consoles)
Shadow Hearts
Xenosaga/gears
Front Mission
Vagrant Story
Actraiser
Valkyria Profile
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jamesensor  +   853d ago
Shining force like the ones from Genesis, yes, agreed. The mega-cd version had no pause between battles :S
bangoskank  +   852d ago
I third this. After the their half-assed localization of Shining Force III(we only got one of three chapters) for the Saturn Sega just took an even bigger dump on its fans by turning the franchise into crap.
Hicken  +   852d ago
Getting episodes IV, V, and VI of Xenosaga would make my gaming life complete.

... or another Vagrant Story...
... or a new Valkyrie Profile...
... or a new Shadow Hearts...
... or a REAL Front Mission...
... or another Breath of Fire...

... yeah, my gaming life needs a lot to be complete.
Kirnisorey  +   853d ago
E.T. or even Combat
JONESY6  +   853d ago
Call of Duty
dubt72  +   853d ago
Killer Instinct

The Suffering

Blood (late 90's pc 1st person
horror shooter by
monolith)

Story-based Unreal
will_c_75  +   853d ago
First on my list is a HD 60 FPS Fire Pro Wrestling in all its 2D glory with online multiplyer. I wonder when we will get some arcade classic remakes. I picture Commando returning as a co-op Gears clone.
Farmhand  +   852d ago
There was a game back in the early 80's on the atari called dark caverns or something like that I would like to see redone. I also want to see a new Contra, double dragon, castlevania, etc.

Getting into the ps and xbox years, I want a return of soul reaver. Is that too much to ask for?
kungfuian  +   853d ago
Strider
Rastan
Magician lord
Soul reaver
Onimusha
Rygar
Maximo or ghouls n ghosts
Flashback
Blackthorn
Jet force gemini
Patriots_Pride  +   853d ago
Power Stone
Killer Instinct
Wave Race
Gun Star Heroes
Vectorman
Online multiplayer Crazy Taxi
AKI WWE games
Road Rash
Extreme G
The Bouncer
SOUL REAVER.
shadowman
"resident evil."
"silent hill"
BLACK
Crimson Skies
Blood Wake
Oddworld
Fusion Frenzy
Killer Instinct
Brute Force
Hunter: The Reckoning
The Thing
The Suffering
Full Spectrum Warrior
Metal Arms: Glitc
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
Bushido Blade
Chaos Legion
The Bouncer
Enclave
Tenchu
Shining Force
Armored Core
Maybe Jet Moto
Shadow Hearts
The Secret of _____ series
Final Fantasy's quality
Onimusha
Legacy of Kain Blood Omen/Soul Reaver
Rollcage
Maximum Carnage
Medievil
Dino Crisis
Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
Wild 9
Jersey Devil
Vectorman (And not that horrible PS2 game they were working on.)
Sword of the Berserk
Red Asphalt (It's a future racer like WhipOut if you were wondering.)
Eternal Darkness
intelligent cube
Battletoads
Manhunt
Street cop
God Hand
Legend Of Dragoon
Megaman Legends
Classic Resident Evil games
Nightmare Creatures
Perfect Dark Zero
Kameo
Fighting Force
Final Fantasy Tactics
Bully
Devil May Cry (you know very well what i mean )
A real Shining Force
Final Fantasy Tactics
Tactics Ogre
Suikoden (on home consoles)
Shadow Hearts
Xenosaga/gears
Front Mission
Vagrant Story
Actraiser
Valkyria Profile
Strider
Rastan
Magician lord
Soul reaver
Onimusha
Rygar
Maximo or ghouls n ghosts
Flashback
Blackthorn
Jet force gemini
jamesensor  +   853d ago
Loved your choice on God Hand... that game got buried on ps2 and should had been ported at least to PC.
jamesensor  +   853d ago
Dungeon Keeper?
Rage of Mages?
Heroes of Fallen Empires?
A true sequel to Syndicate Wars?
Kotor I & II?
Dragon Age: Origins? (worthy sequel?)
Universe at War?
Knights of Honor?
Gladiator Begins? (psp)
Warcraft 3 the Frozen Throne? (no mmo, thanks)
Evil Genius?
JAMurida  +   853d ago
Panzer Dragoon
Quest
Evergrace
Dark Cloud
Crusin' World/USA
Daytona (SEGA)
Flying Dragon
Sega GT/JSRF
Area 51
Myst
NiGHTS
Vitural On/Cop
Gallatic Attackic
Pilot Wings
-this song brings me back all the time http://www.youtube.com/watc...
etc...
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specialguest  +   853d ago
Mainly games from the 80s and 90s.

Actraiser
river city ransome
Mystical ninja
Earthbound(mother)
Shinobi
Inindo way of the ninja(very unknown RPG)
Contra

And many more...
edonus  +   853d ago
Oh my god I love this thread. I have seen some great titles I forgot about. Here are my pics.

Strider
Panzer Dragoon
Shining in the darkness
MDK
Alex Kidd
ONE
Nightmare creatures
Killer Instinct
Powerstone
Wonderboy
Grandia
MechAssault
Legacy of Kain
Shenmue
Blinx
Phantasy Star
NFL2k
Eswat
Bad Dudes
Shinobi
Kotor
Forgotten Worlds
Vigilante 8 the 2nd offense(personal nostalgic pic).
Skateboard  +   853d ago
Bubble vote for posting Vigilante 8, I always picked the white SUV with the lightning :D
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