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10 Perfectly Crafted Video Games That Never Need Sequels

Some games are simply built with multiple entries in mind, whether it’s the yearly onslaught of Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed titles or games that are tied to the creative vision of their director over a period of several years. Over-saturation is a real problem in the video game industry, as the countless recycling of old properties on a yearly basis only serves to diminish the quality over time.

Indeed, the first game in the Thief series is a moody, calculating experience that seems to be slowly diluted with each subsequent release. The creative fire seems to fizzle out with each new game in a successful series, running the severe risk of franchise burn out. It is infinitely better to give the first game a satisfying conclusion than continue to warp the ideals of the series over time.

To that end, there are certain games that produced a title that was so contained within itself and executed in such a precise manner, that a sequel often seems like a cash grab. Be honest with yourself, is a sequel to The Last of Us really necessary? And do you really want to see another game set in the Heavy Rain universe? These are games that told such a complete, satisfying story, that another entry seems completely pointless and mundane.

So, let’s take a look at ten games that we hope never get a number two next to their name.

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cfc78777d ago (Edited 777d ago )

In most cases if the games good enough and the story allows it there should always be a sequel,The Last of Us is the perfect example.

Septic776d ago

Well yeah, if ND can somehow completely surpass what TLOU delivered then why not have a sequel to it?

But the problem is, the bar was set incredibly high with TLOU and ND would have to decisively better that game with the sequel. I guess its a good problem to have but still, I hope they don't feel pressured into creating a sequel.

incendy35776d ago

I would love a sequel to Last of Us with Ellie older and having her own child to take care of.

xHeavYx776d ago

That would probably be the storyline for TLOU 3, on TLOU 2 she would be around 20 years old

JimmyDM90776d ago (Edited 776d ago )

I think it would probably be easier to make another game in TLOU universe if it didn't star the leads from the last game. It would probably have cameos but by having different protagonists it would free up Naughty Dog creatively and draw fewer direct comparisons.

scark92776d ago

I personally think the world of TLOU could be of use for different stories and characters of that universe, but I think they should leave Ellie and Joels story up to the imagination of the player (let it go)

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DarkOcelet776d ago

Alan wake dlc's were the writer , the signal . American .nightmare was different and felt like a filler , but it was not by any means bad , about Gone home , they could make a sequel with a different characters and setting would be great , but aside from that great list .

incendy35776d ago

Great list of games. I wouldn't mind them all having sequels though :D

-Foxtrot776d ago

Alan Wake....REALLY?

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It left it totally open for a sequel

"It's not a lake...it's an ocean"

As for the Last of Us, it has too much story content for other characters and even the main ones to not do a sequel. I want to know what will happen next and what other characters got up to in the last 20 years.

Spotie776d ago

I'd go as far as saying MOST games don't NEED sequels. However, some warrant them, even when they're perfectly good as standalone titles.

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