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Submitted by Pozzle 984d ago | opinion piece

10 Cancelled Video Games That Looked Awesome

WC writes: Don’t you hate it when all those awesome trailers, clips and pictures of a new game start coming out, and then the trail just goes cold? We hear nothing for weeks, then months, then sometimes years, before the developer finally tells us that the game is cancelled, if that. The reasons vary; the most common is the financial failure of the studio or an administrative shuffle around that has resulted in job losses, while controversy and undisclosed factors are not that uncommon either. It’s a shame because, as this list goes to show, there’s so much creative potential that gets squandered when developers don’t think their projects through fully.

Here are 10 cancelled video games that looked awesome. (Dirty Harry, PC, Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, PS3, Sadness, Six Days in Fallujah, Wii, Xbox 360)

b_one  +   984d ago
ehh Dirty Harry, Sadness was hopeless from the start, it was produced by well known (in Poland) money leeches now called Bloober Team, they did this http://www.musicmasterchopi... via EU fundings program, total waste i think.
Welshy  +   984d ago
Eight Days looks like it would have been a HUGE Max Payne rival, if not beater even today!

Man i hate when awesome looking games get canned, The Getaway 3 being shelved made me sad too =(
NukaCola  +   984d ago
BC from Lionhead on the first Xbox. Looked amazing. Would of rather had that than Fable. Still wish someone would tackle that genre.
ATi_Elite  +   984d ago
Eight Days....Was that Ving Rhames and Christopher Walken? Maybe this might get redone for the PS4 cause it looked interesting! I even remember 8 Days having a release date!

Sadness....OMG Nintendo needs to go buy this game from the DEv team and get it made! Lots of possibilities with this one.

Six Days in Fallujah.......I hate POLITICS and SOFTIES! The Devs went all out on six days atmosphere, Destruction, and Immersion. The Original gameplay was very sharp and Violent to the point that you really felt like you were in Fallujah.

At that time NO Game had a sense of urgency in combat that Six days was gonna provide. It was really something special and was gonna rival Bad Company 2 in MP aspect!

I was so Hyped for Six Days until the Political kickback started in and the Devs really toned it down to some cheap Call of Duty clone.

Still unreleased but not officially canceled Six Days may just sit in Limbo until it's forgotten but if they ever release it I want the Original version and NOT the COD CLone!
b_one  +   984d ago
Six Days in Fallujah - was canned coz of name and place, look ad Spec OPS The Line its even more controversial and made in Germany(most of such games are banned there but they were up to convince some politicians that this is the war you need to show to ppl and they will understand for sure its an evil thing...

maybe if "6 days in Fallujah" was created in EU
it would be finished.

media was lookin for cheap hot news and they got it...

@sitharrefus they was shutdown coz of fundings problem, its not an easy topic ;) mainly talk much, do none - poor investors that gave them cash
DeadlyFire  +   983d ago
6 Days in Falujeh has never been canned. Its still in the works. It might drop console versions and only see a PC release. Only time will tell. As of August 2012 they have stated its not canceled.

http://www.digitalspy.com/g...

Publisher dropping a game doesn't mean it will die. Just needs a new publisher and funding or say just crowd funding.
heroicjanitor  +   983d ago
They forgot Versus. Jk but I am getting very impatient :(
Jamzluminati  +   983d ago
LOLOL!
BlindGuardian  +   983d ago
I think that website is way to greedy to make you go through ten pages to see their lists
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sitharrefus  +   984d ago
Great List i was really looking forward to Sadness, such a shame the Dev team got shut down, maybe someone down the road can pick up the IP rights!
DarthJay  +   984d ago
Prey 2 is going to be on there some day. Sad. Was really looking forward to that one.
RustedMan  +   983d ago
I was holding my breath, thinking it would show up as one of the numbers.

that game...looks amazing.
Lior  +   984d ago
the getaway
calis  +   984d ago
Man I would love another Road Rash.
acemonkey  +   984d ago
yup...i remember slipt screen co op beating my cuz...but agent will make that list one day too
vitullo31  +   983d ago
Yeah what happened to that game? Heard about it and then nothing..
Unlimax  +   984d ago
The getaway 3 looks amazing ~

There's a title nobody knows about it and its old by the way ..

Parasite Eve : Rebirth was one of the important titles that had been canceled and didn't see the light since 2003 , I wonder why Square "Enix" did cancel this amazing title and didn't keep working on this project ..
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NeXXXuS  +   984d ago
Because the merge with enix made them make stupid decisions, apparently.
Zerotino  +   984d ago
The game I think is a shame that got canceled is 'Monster Knight' from Insomniac.
If you look it up you can actually read the Game Design Document and it sounded amazing for its time.
Hell, even now.
Indo  +   984d ago
Damn. That Eight Days was really impressive , very movie like. Shame we wont see its full potential
Knight_Crawler  +   983d ago
Sony had no option but to put it on hold until the PS4.

The game promised too much for this gen and no way in was it going to run that smooth, look that good and play like a movie with the PS3 specs.

Hopefully its a PS4 launch game done by Naught Dog.

Edit and why isnt The Last Guardian and Half Life Ep not on that list? No was in hell are those games coming out this gen.
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level 360  +   984d ago
I got a copy of Thrill Kill. And yes there is simply nothing like it out there.
J86blum  +   984d ago
Same here actually. I never play it anymore, its in a clear jewel case, no booklet or back.
SolidGear3  +   984d ago
Redwood Falls
josephayal  +   984d ago
No FFVS 13?
Zerotino  +   984d ago
Its not cancelled that's why.
SilentNegotiator  +   984d ago
There's always lists like this, always with 10 from a list of 15 or so different games.
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DoomeDx  +   984d ago
And it always comes from What Culture. We should stop approving this.
CptFalcon  +   984d ago
I agree, very unfriendly interface for my Galaxy S2.
I don't even bother to visit that site anymore.
TopDudeMan  +   984d ago
Ah, not one of these hitfarm sites again...
FrostyZipper  +   984d ago
As tiresome as these lists are, it's still a crying shame to see some of these potentially great games will never see the light of day.

Also where's Possession on these lists?
Chard  +   984d ago
Donkey Kong Racing
ALLWRONG  +   984d ago
Cool list... but why couldn't you just put it on one page?
Stoppokingme  +   984d ago
Demonik looked promising, i wonder why they scrapped it.
Oldman100  +   984d ago
Possession and Project Offset are my unmentioned picks.
black911  +   984d ago
Eight Days is my number #1

And my most requested game is a Spawn game(comic book hero) that would be epic imagine if cliffy b was the creator EPIC.
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Sugreev2001  +   983d ago
So many great abandoned projects.I was really looking forward to Sadeness and Eight Days.
NYC_Gamer  +   983d ago
I was looking forward to playing 8 Days :(
Sainox16  +   983d ago
Tiberium looked like an awesome game
hennessey86  +   983d ago
2 days to Vegas
Looked really promising.

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