20 Amazing Games That Have Completely Disappeared From Storefronts

Cultured Vultures: In the spirit of preserving some kind of history of this industry, we’ve decided to list some of the best games that you just simply can’t get hold of digitally at the minute.

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TheEnigma31361d ago

I just started playing Spec op. I've had it for years on steam and forgot about it. Such a good game.

EvertonFC61d ago (Edited 61d ago )

Fantastic game,.so underated

Cacabunga61d ago

Yes great game spec ops! Since the time we’ve been asking sony to make one:/

Auto Modelista.. a PS2 capcom racer!! A blast to play and great graphics!
Rival Schools!

LordoftheCritics61d ago

Spec Ops: The Line was super dark.

Incredible story.

SheenuTheLegend60d ago

all the games in the above list are bang on. this is the only reason we need backwards compatibility and physical presense of games for the upcoming future, no matter what.

Yi-Long61d ago

Honorable mention to the excellent Driveclub, one of the best racing games of all-time and one of my favourite games ever.

melons61d ago

yes! incredible rain effects; so good to drive along in rain with your Spotify playlist blaring

Skuletor61d ago

I really wanted a MotorStorm using the same engine, Driveclub is easily one of the best looking games on PS4 and I'm surprised they didn't even give it a PS4 Pro patch.

ravens5260d ago

Yes indeed. May just install it on my PS5. You know, physical copy and all.

monkey60260d ago

I adored Driveclub and the Bike expansion. I also loved Motorstorm. Evolution shutting down was a crime

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darthv7261d ago

Outrun Online Arcade, Sega Rally Online Arcade, After Burner Climax... all good stuff. I keep my 360 hooked up to play these as well as the TMNT games that were also delisted.

Skuletor61d ago

I have quite a few of these. Timed licenses suck.

Terry_B60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

wow...I have all of them except the Nintendo ones either in physical or digital version.

Also..Deadpool the Game is missing on that list.

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Quarter Disorder Podcast: Episode 3-PlayStation State of Play 2024

Tim and Luis talk what they’ve been watching and playing along with the news from the past week, including all the games from Sony’s “State of Play,” Evil West, Silent Hill: The Short Message, Hideo Kojima weirdness, Spec Ops: The Line delisted and more!

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Spec-Ops: The Line - A 'Typical' Shooter With Horrifying Hidden Depths

A stellar work of sobering proportions, Spec-Ops: The Line is an outstanding third-person shooter that on first glance conceals its hidden depths.

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porkChop80d ago

It's really a shame that the Spec Ops reboot didn't continue into a series. Obviously the story in The Line is over. But each game could have delved into the different psychological effects of war as well as exploring different takes on Heart of Darkness. In a sea of mindless military shooters it was nice to finally play a shooter that actually had something to say.

EazyC80d ago

This game was the last of a dying breed, a signifier of where shooter games (and videogames more broadly) COULD have gone if developers didn't pivot so hard into the online services, micro transaction, season pass, yada yada.

New narrative territory exploring the actual art form of gaming and storytelling within it.

Yui_Suzumiya80d ago

A brilliant depiction into what war can really do to a person and doesn't glorify it in any way.

Psychonaut8580d ago

I heard this game might be getting delisted, which is a travesty, this is one that should be preserved forever

Puty79d ago

I think the title was unfortunate - it was when Moder Warfare got big so I assumed it was yet another clone. Fortunately, because ps plus I checked out this gem of a game.


Digital-only is erasing games from history as Spec Ops: The Line delisted

The dangers of an all-digital future have been laid bare as Devil May Cry 2 and 3, and Spec Ops: The Line, disappear from online stores.

Jingsing81d ago

Well you have been warned about this since around 2006 except the gaming and general media don't care about preservation (They just want free content to review and move on with their career). In fact it was these same outlets that used to boast about cutting the cord and going all in on subscription and cloud services.

gigoran881d ago

I remember when DLC started on consoles and people were screaming to not buy into it. show them with your wallet that you don't want studios to sell you the remainder of a game.

they didn't listen then. they are not listening now.

Terry_B81d ago

All 3 disappeared many many years ago from shop shelves as well