The 10 Most Painful Videogame Cancellations

Topless Robot: When fans go through all the trouble to mock up fake box art for an unreleased game (like the Shenmue 3 package to the right), you know that there are gamers out there who were deeply wounded by that game's cancellation. When a gamemaker announces a title, it's an unspoken promise between publisher and player -- and when that promise is broken, it can leave a hole in some gamers' hearts that no fan art can fill. The videogames that follow on this list are those types of games: real, announced projects that for whatever reason were canceled, much to the anguish of their fans. Some should have been great, others could have been bad, and now we'll never know one way or the other.

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Wizziokid3091d ago

Shenmue 3 should have been number 1 to this day I still prey that they make number 3 or at least revive the series by re-releasing the first two (which would make me want a third even more but hey)

This, for me, was the best game series ever made and is my all time #1 game.

Please Sega, bring us the conclusion to the fantastic story you started.

Reibooi3091d ago

I want Shenmue 3 as much as the next guy but if the 3rd game ended up being the end it's safe to say it didn't play out as Yu Suzuki wanted it to.

When he came up with the concept for the game it was meant to be MASSIVE. He was quoted as saying the story would take more then 10 games to tell. They were expecting the series to be a massive hit and it would not have been a problem to do that but fate is cruel and it wasn't meant to be.

hay3091d ago

Shenmue 3 should be on first place IMO. Two first games were brilliant.
I wasn't big StarFox fan and didn't care much about SC:Ghost since I always doubted about this game's quality. It was their debut in action shooter genre.

I played Thrill Kill. Had some russian(leaked?) version running years ago on my PSX. That was one crazy game.

Theonik3091d ago

I couldn't agree with you more. This game needs a part 3.

Millah3091d ago (Edited 3091d ago )

Shenmue needs to be brought back dammit

Same with Xenogears and Xenosaga :(((

NecrumSlavery3091d ago


This was supposed to be the definitive adventure game where all the Dinosaurs and animals, bugs lived there own lives. And you played as a caveman. Peter Molyneaux talked about this game for two years and I was excited. But it got scrapped.

But my saddest news was when Oddworld Inhabinants shut down game productions. God I want the PSone classics remade in true HD

killcycle3090d ago

Monster Hunter 3 on Ps3 all the way.

HolyOrangeCows3090d ago

I was bummed when I found out BC was cancelled.

SpaceSquirrel3088d ago

IF they are not going to make Shenmue III, Sega should at least find another way (anime maybe?) to finish the story.

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Hellsvacancy3091d ago (Edited 3091d ago )

No Eight Days, that game looked SICK

Never heard of the George Romero game, looked cool, couldnt care about the other games

BYE3090d ago

Didn't they just put Eight Days on hold cause Sony needed the studio for something else at that time?

NOOBKILLA3091d ago

I think Sega should release a remastered Shenmue 1 & 2 (just like the GOW collection) to see how it sells. If they can push at least 1 million units (which it will) then give Shenmue 3 the green light.

Brewski0073091d ago

lol i love how duke nukem forever gets an honourable mention at the start haha.
Good list alright I agree with shenmue iii and starcraft being on the list.

BannedForNineYears3091d ago

Topless robot?! Lolwut? Where?

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