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Submitted by Gekko 1283d ago | opinion piece

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. (DJ Hero 3, Milo, PC, PS3, Shenmue III, Six Days in Fallujah, Star Fox 2, Star Wars: Battlefront III, Starcraft: Ghost, The Getaway 3, Xbox 360)

prototypeknuckles  +   1283d ago
add prince of persia 2008 sequel
Larry L  +   1283d 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.
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user5467007  +   1283d ago
Eight Days...
PirateThom  +   1283d ago
Every time I see that shoot out footage... I hurt inside.... it could have been spectacular.
user5467007  +   1283d ago
I know right...

Sony better get it out before next gen
SlapHappyJesus  +   1283d 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.
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AgreeFairy  +   1283d ago
Deadly Premonition was garbage and not even close to Shenmue. The only Shenmue substitute around right now are the Yakuza games.
SlapHappyJesus  +   1283d ago
Opinions are just that, opinions.

Thanks for the input though.
Wizziokid  +   1283d ago
Shenmue 3 will forever stay at the top of the list until it's released.

Also Shenmue Online, that could of been cool ;)
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theWB27  +   1283d ago
My two games were True Fantasy Live Online and BC for the original Xbox. Those games sounded amazing.
chazjamie  +   1283d ago
i wish 6 days in Fallujah was released.
Thatmattkid  +   1283d ago
Timesplitters 4, I just don't see Crytek doing anything with this amazing franchise.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1283d ago
Coded Arms Assault, it was an FPS but it tackled an art style that is barely used in it's genre. Even the music used in the trailer showed that the music was already in the right direction.
Tsukuyomi  +   1283d ago
Six days in Fallujah couldve been a real tactical shooter but only to be destroyed by corrupt politicians and other higher powers. Shame really.
guitarded77  +   1283d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 3. Still breaks my heart that it got cancelled.
KingofGambling  +   1283d ago
Eight Days and The Getaway are on hold not officially cancel.
black911  +   1282d ago
Without Looking at the list First game that pops into my head is

Eight Days

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