Screen Critics takes a look back at the top 10 video game sequels that left us bitterly disappointed. From Tomb Raider to GTA, which games disappointed you?
Arkham Knight was great IMO, Crysis 2 was pretty good also.
I remember really being underwhelmed by Crysis 2. I adored the first game, really wanted the sequel to go crazy.
Crisis 3 is what killed the franchise. Much like Dead Space 3.
Batman and DS3 are amazing!!! DS3 was a seemless adventure. Ok it has weaknesses like not many new enemies but the game is overall a step in the right direction. TR on the other hand was utter shit...
I agree, but not about Crysis 2.
Yea, how could anyone complain about Arkham Knight? Call me crazy, but that was a great game.
Batman AK was immensely good but too much batmobile boss fight ruined the experience for me.
No Devil May Cry 2? Really? What a lame list.
Arkham knight is not a bad game but in comparison to asylum and city it's terrible
I much preferred it to City, even now I go back to Knight just to drive around the city so much, it's so darn fun. Tried City again recently and it felt like a major step back. Origin was bad though, couldn't make it more than a few hours, it was such a drop in quality.
what amazes me is that there's no Mafia 3 in there
I enjoyed gta 4, even more so than 5. I pretty much agree with everything else on the list, crysis2 was puke inducing and tomb raider angel of darkness is one of the most boring games ever. I also prefer arkham origins over arkham knight
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
Loved that game, really hope it would come to Steam.
GTA 4 was a huge downgrade from SA.
Agreed. Even 4's DLC was better than the main game lol! Liberty City as a whole just isn't as interesting a locale as Vice City or San Andreas. Niko and his euro sweats can't hold a candle to GTA5's cast.
Disagree. Niko is a much more compelling character than anyone in V.
I hated the multiple characters in GTA5, none of them except for maybe Trevor is as memorable as Claude, CJ, or Tommy Verceti. Multiple characters was the worst part of GTA 5 for me.
Nah it was a hugeeeee jump in tech it was a showcase of what was possible in terms of graphics and physics.
Right if you're talking about a tech demo, then I would agree with that, but as a game it was a downgrade since it was half the game SA was, it was basically a modified GTA 3.
Modified gta3? I highly diagree. The gun play and fighting system aswell as driving all are lightyears away then anything in the ps2 era...
But got rid of almost everything SA had, it was pretty barebone.
I get what youre trying to say but the tech made up for it in spades. San andreas looks and plays like crap today compared. I believe GTA 4 will look decent for a long time.
Gta 4 was the best gta ever it's story was much more serious than gta 5 I like a gta game with dark and serious story not a fun online sandbox!(gta 5 is great but it's story could be better) and batman arkham knight was awesome specially with batmobil.
It's the worst story IMO. It's far too long and it's plot is unfocused and spread very thin
Gta 4? Really? That campaign was miles better than 5.
The only Arkham game that might be a bad sequel is Origins
Wait what? Origins is a prequel
There you go then none of the sequels were dissapointing 😁
GTA 4, you mean one of the highest rated games of all time? shit it was even better than GTAV for me
For me it's battlefield: bad company 2. The first one had such a great campaign, and the sequel seemed to forget everything about it.
My number one on the list would be Lords of Shadow 2. My god, did I loved the first one. It had beautiful environments, solid platform gameplay and an interesting story. The only good thing the sequel shared with the first game was the epic soundtrack.
Never played the sequel but heard the same.
Arkham Knight ended up being my fave of the three, it in no way disappointed me, not when they finally fixed the PC version anyway.
Not even those vomit inducing Batmobile sessions that you couldn't skip? I got so sick of driving around that I just watched walkthroughs to see how it ended
Blaster Master 2 should be up there
Totally agree about GTA4. The story was excellent if joyless but the city setting was extremely dull to me and as someone who has always got on great with vehicle handling in GTA I hated it in 4. The story and characters were miles better than in 5 but those things are less important to me than the game world, what there is to do in it and how much fun you have doing it.
Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday is the worst sequel of all time and I wish I could wipe the memory of it from my brain.
Arkham City was more disappointing after AA than AK was from Origins and/or City. I just 100% it recently and although I enjoyed it more this play through it's still the worst Batman game. That map and the internal level design is really bad. GTAIV shouldn't be on there. And I disagree with the car handling. It handles fine if you drive it like a car in real life. You don't just floor it everywhere you drive in real life do you? That's where I reckon people get it it wrong when driving in that game. That and too much entry speed into turns. They expect it to be arcade style handling when it's better than that.
Titanfall 2 and Dishonored 2
I thought T2 was supposed to be an improvement
It was, in practically every way.
I agree with most of this list. I would add Jak II. That game is awful in almost every way
GTA IV hands down the biggest disappointment for me
the past years pretty much every sequel disappointed. with one or two exceptions maybe. one being xcom2 and for the other i will have to go into deep thought mode...i'm sure there is another one.
Nothing will ever be as disappointing as Mafia 3 and what makes it worse is they didn't even make a really bad game just plain boring and not in the style of Mafia games at all. Doesn't help that Hangar 13 is one of the worst studios in the industry with SJW writers and terrible designers.
i like DEAD RISING 4
Halo 5 for me. The multiplayer was great but the story was terrible and was a step-backward compared to its preccessors. Plus, they removed the local co-op feature. Other sequels I can think off that really disappounted are Akiba's Beat (though it is more of a pseudo-sequel), Star Ocean 5, Lost Song (since it is considered as a sequel to Hollow Fragment), Nightmare Ceatures 2, Crash 4, Alundra 2, Lords of Shadow 2, and Devil May Cry 2.
Fully agree with Tomb Raider Angel of darkness, that game was trash. I couldn't even finish it. Arkham Knight however is amazing for that your on crack.
I loved GTA 4 and it's world. It took me 3 years to complete the campaign because I spent most of my time just exploring and starting shit with the police. I can't say I liked it better than GTA 5 though, except that R* released single player DLC for GTA 4 which were really good.
Props to the article for the non click bait GTAIV has plenty of replay ability, I could play that game any time, hopefully one day it comes to mobile. Arkham City was the worst sequel, obvious cash grab for low budget WB studio to capitalize on Rocksteady's success.
Killzone Shadow Fall for me. After the classic Killzone 2 and good Killzone 3 I was bored of KZSF's story and gameplay. Soul Calibur V is another one. Worst in the series by far for many reasons.
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