Submitted by Tolkoto 1310d ago | article

Vote for the best gaming prequel of all time.

The recently-revealed God of War: Ascension proves that prequels will continue to be an attractive way for developers to extend the life of a series without having to worry about the consequences and story concerns that come with making a sequel. Still, this announcement made us wonder which release is the greatest prequel in gaming history.

Well, we thought we’d find out once and for all. Below is a poll containing over 20 titles nominated by the staff of GamesBeat and Bitmob and our followers on Facebook and Twitter. ( Metroid Prime, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Devil May Cry 3, God of War: Ascension, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Retro, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wii, Xbox 360)

Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1310d ago
MGS3. None can compete with Big Boss.
THR1LLHOUSE  +   1310d ago
I was all ready to come in here and say "everyone shut up, the answer is Snake Eater." and I got beaten to the punch!

But seriously, it's MGS3. One of my favorites OF ALL TIME.
ATi_Elite  +   1310d ago
Hey the list didn't have STALKER Clear Sky....

but once i saw "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" it really didn't matter what was on the list!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time best prequel ever and one of the FINEST games EVER made!

Go play it!!!
Saladfax  +   1309d ago
Sorry, but the guys from LoadingReadyRun in Checkpoint said it best:

"Speedrunner Cosmo has beaten Ocarina of Time in under 23 minutes, using a newly discovered glitch that allows players to bypass almost the entire game. This means it's finally possible to beat Ocarina of Time before the nostalgia wears off."
GamingPerson  +   1309d ago
Half Life 2!
zeal0us  +   1309d ago
Part of the reason I brought MGS HD collection was so I can replay MGS3. I'm glad the HD collection is available on the 360 b/c I would of been screwed.
davidfca  +   1310d ago
Well, it's better than MGS2 and MGS4. I will give it that.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1309d ago
Gameplay wise, MGS4 evolved a lot from MGS3. But story wise I agree with you.

MGS2 is not even up to comparison, it wasn't that good to start with...
Solid_Snake37  +   1309d ago
No the story was very good, you just didn't like playing as raiden
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1307d ago
Oh, you know what I liked or not better than myself... Damn you psycho mantis powered guy, stop reading my memory card!

Seriously now, I never said that the story was the problem anyway, I just pointed at the story matter comparing MGS4 and MGS3.

But yes, I found the story pace much less engaging in MGS2 than in MGS1 or MGS3. That said, it's not just this, yes I hated playing as Raiden too, but there were more stuff there I don't like as much as I did the rest of the series. It's my opinion, if you don't like it, sue me.
mike1up  +   1310d ago
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time... surprised anyone?

Sorry A Link to the Past, it really was a tough choice.
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NukaCola  +   1308d ago
Its kind of hard to graph the Zelda series though. In theory it is on a time line that could of been split, or who knows what. I think there is a time continuum that takes place around the Temple of Time in Ocarina that separates the story of the Legend of Zelda into 3 realms.

I personally think it's brilliant though.

And no doubt Ocarina is a part of the past. I believe it's a bit into the lineage but still before the majority of Zelda titles.
360GamerFG  +   1310d ago
From the Beginning you Know the End
Nuff said.
MysticStrummer  +   1310d ago
I'm not sure Ascension is a prequel. If Kratos travels back in time and saves his family, as some have speculated based on what's actually said in the reveal video, then it's not a prequel. Anyway, MGS3 gets my vote.
suicidalblues  +   1309d ago
Sony confirmed it to be a prequel the other day.


I'm really looking forward to what they come up with for his beginnings.
MariaHelFutura  +   1310d ago
SOTC, being the prequel to Ico.
Hicken  +   1309d ago
This was my first choice. As Tolkoto says below, it's something of a spiritual predecessor, but it's also been confirmed that Wander is the originator of the horned boys of Ico.

A game that's so outstanding on its own, being a prequel to another spectacular standalone title, yet they're both related: it's a shoe in, in my opinion.
Tolkoto  +   1309d ago
SotC is kinda iffy as a prequel. Some consider it more of a spiritual successor.
MariaHelFutura  +   1309d ago
I know. I think it is a prequel though and TLG will be what happened inbetween them.
arbitor365  +   1309d ago
i hope halo reach doesnt win. the game contributed nothing to the halo universe as a prequel or tell us anything we didnt already know.

It is especially dissapointing compared to the book "fall of reach" which was just godly, way more interesting than the game.
Hassassin  +   1309d ago
Metroid Prime.
I'm baised because Metroid Prime is my favourite game ever. But I admit its VERY close too many on that list, specially zelda and MG3.
GodKing1337  +   1309d ago
its a tie for me, MGS3 n Ocarina of time
byrnezy  +   1309d ago
MGS3 hands down for me
Tzuno  +   1309d ago
wtf this dude loves handhelds the majority of games are from handhelds(Sony's) i don't see any game in the list worth voting. Put up a real list next time not from handhelds.
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MrGunny94  +   1309d ago
MGS3.. best game ever..followed by MGS4...
trenso1  +   1309d ago
DeletedAcc  +   1309d ago
Snake... SNAAAAKEEEE !!!
krazykombatant  +   1309d ago
LoZ. But which one?!?!!
MYSTERIO360  +   1309d ago
Mr BB.......um i mean big boss
gumgum99  +   1304d ago
Yoshi's Island needs more love. :)

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