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The Top 5 Video Game Sequels Landing in 2010

From the PlanetXbox360.com feature list:

"2010 looks to be the year of sequels. The industry loves them; this past year, the biggest selling titles were sequels – Halo 3: ODST, Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed 2. Sequels sell well because, obviously, they are recognizable to consumers. And what consumer doesn't like to stay in their comfort zone? There's plenty to be said for innovative new properties; games like Brutal Legend and Dead Space come out of nowhere to massive success (and inevitably start franchises of their own). Indie games in particular tend to offer a non-mainstream experience that is often completely unique when compared to the tried-and-true formulas of franchises. Still, how about some love for the franchises? Some of the best games in recent memory are part of mega-franchises: GTA IV, Fallout 3 and Halo 3 spring to mind. Sequels are able to excel because a) they have huge amounts of money poured into them and b) they are built upon (mostly) very stable foundations. If a game is successful enough, then by definition it must have done something right. Sequels can build upon an original's successes and rectify any shortcomings making use of that most wonderful of things: hindsight. With all of this in mind, I will now list the top five video game sequels landing in 2010."

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unrealgamer582855d ago

"lookingEven though this is a Playstation 3 exclusive I just had to add it onto the list, easily one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2010 as well as the follow-up in a top action/adventure franchise. From the demo released a couple weeks ago I have to say that the game is fun to play, and very gory to look at - maybe one of the most gory games this writer has ever played. Either way Kratos is the one game that can do some major damage to Microsoft's Xbox 360 and he's slamming onto the PS3 in just a few months; make sure you get a chance to try out God of War 3 as it's one of the top video game sequels landing in 2010."

why can't all fans be like this? i tip my hat to you sir.

MastaMold2855d ago

i can't wait for God of War 3 same as Batman:AA2

nice read unbiased, need more articles like this

sGIBMBR2855d ago

I never played the previous God of War games, but i certainly look forward to playing GoW3.

Will not playing the previous games ruin my experience? Or is it a fresh story?

thief2855d ago

I think Mass Effect 2 seems awesome

Bf:BC2 and Army of 2 might be the most improved sequels.
Batman AA 2 - not sure about this. A large part of what was good about the first one was simply that it came as a surprise, no one expected it to be that good
Bioshock 2 also might find it diffiuclt to beat the first one
GT5 might be really great, they have pedigree, spent a lot of time and money (4-5 times as much as Grid), will have to see how that turns out

One game I want to check out is Resitance 3 - if they can keep what was good in Resistance 1 (great story, offline coop, weapon wheel, dark artistic style), R2 (coop, multiplayer) and get KZ2 level graphics, might be the best shooter of the year.

Darkeyes2855d ago

@sGIMBRE... Sorry to break this to you, but you will be lost if you haven't played the first 2... Get them as GOW is a really story heavy game and one of the best story it is... Trust me, I rate it with the likes of MGS which speaks loads... You have to know what's happening in GOW series to start 3 as I know 3 will directly throw you onto a Titan at the start and you will be like WTF happened and how the hell did I land on a Titan at the start of the game!!!!

Get the collection, it's 2 awesome games...

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ColossiSlayer2855d ago

I won't get to play them, how about we change the title to "6 Video Game Sequels Worth Cutting Off Your Baby Toe" for in 2010

Sangria2855d ago

I'd die for Red Dead Redemption. Red Dead Revolver wasn't a great game but I past many sweet moments with it, it was very linear but had an awesome atmosphere. And now we see trailers for Red Dead Redemption where Rockstar exactly do what Red Dead Revolver players wanted, and even more.

So RDRedemption is one of my most anticipated games of 2010, even though it's not the only one (Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, Darksiders, Alien vs Predator, No More Heroes 2, White Knight Chronicle, Crackdown 2 and Mafia 2).

The only game I'm afraid of is Max Payne 3. I really loved the first two Max Payne but I don't feel like it was necessary to do another sequel, especially if it looks like a reboot. So I'll wait more for this one.

Aleusia2855d ago

At first I was wondering why there weren't any japanese games on the list..then I realized this bit of "news" came from planet xbox360...

Aleusia2855d ago

then i realized it says sequels and most of the jrpgs coming out next year are ps3 exclusive and are new IPs....score -1 for me being dumb and not reading the headline.

jmare2855d ago

Why was this approved?

1. The list is lame, almost every game is multiplatform, actually all of them if you want to be technical.

2. The contributor changed the title into some retarded bullshit instead of what it originally was.

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