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10 Cancelled Games That Could Have Been Great

There's all sorts of reasons games get scrapped, beyond just being 'not very good'. Developers can run out of money, take too long, or screw up their work so badly it's easier to walk away than fix it.

And sometimes you just get screwed over by the Soviets, as happened in the late '80s, when Atari manufactured 500,000 copies of Tetris, believing it owned the rights, but it turned out they'd been snatched from under its nose by arch rival Nintendo. The rest is history.

We should be careful what we wish for, of course – just ask anyone that bought Duke Nukem Forever, an embarrassing travesty exhumed from gaming's graveyard last year.

But if we had the money, power and influence, here's ten titles we'd love to have played.

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prototypeknuckles1453d ago

add prince of persia 2008 sequel

Larry L1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

For me there is only one game that comes to mind. A game that if it weren't cancelled, and the creator's of the series cared enough about it to actually put in some effort, could have had the potential to be mind blowingly stunning.

Monster Hunter 3.

Thanks Capcom.

With the RARE step forward Monster Hunter has ever taken, Capcom pushes it down a flight of stairs. So much wasted potential. Potential easily reached too since it's the rare game where all it needs is graphics. Graphics are the easy part for a developer. It's core gameplay should never be touched since it's been flawless since the start.

I wish *I* had the rights to the Monster Hunter franchise.....and not Capcom.

PirateThom1453d ago

Every time I see that shoot out footage... I hurt inside.... it could have been spectacular.

user54670071453d ago

I know right...

Sony better get it out before next gen

SlapHappyJesus1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Shenmue 3 . . .

We did get Deadly Premonition though. Sort of scratched that action-adventure itch.

The idea of a Shenmue 3 technically isn't dead, most people know it's just damn unlikely.

AgreeFairy1453d ago

Deadly Premonition was garbage and not even close to Shenmue. The only Shenmue substitute around right now are the Yakuza games.

SlapHappyJesus1453d ago

Opinions are just that, opinions.

Thanks for the input though.

Wizziokid1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Shenmue 3 will forever stay at the top of the list until it's released.

Also Shenmue Online, that could of been cool ;)

theWB271453d ago

My two games were True Fantasy Live Online and BC for the original Xbox. Those games sounded amazing.

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