We’ve been spoilt with new games in the last few years, with some truly incredible unique titles hitting the shelves in the last half decade. I’m talking about games like The Last of Us, Heavy Rain, The Stick of Truth, Bloodborne, Titanfall (kind of), and Destiny. Whilst many of these might have sequels in the making, when they first hit the shelves, they were original instalments. We’ve also got some great looking games to come, like Quantum Break, Unravel, Scalebound and No Man’s Sky. But, however much I love a completely new game, there are quite a few game series that I’d still like to see another instalment to.
Around this time last year we wrote a similar article, and some of those games will make an appearance in this list too. Because we haven’t seen their sequel yet. Which titles would those be, I hear you ask. Well, find out below!
5. TimeSplitters 4
I absolutely adored the original TimeSplitters game. The second was great as well, but the original title really encapsulated my childhood. I’d play the game with my friends, against each other or against the bots. I really enjoyed the story too, but it was the multiplayer that really stood out for me. Games have been doing bots for years, but few managed it quite as successfully as TimeSplitters. For the multiplayer alone, I’d love to see a fourth instalment to the series.
4. Red Dead Redemption 2
There have been a lot of rumours around impending Rockstar announcements about this game, mostly regarding the likelihood of it being unveiled at E3 this year. This game will be released, eventually. It’s a given. Red Dead was one of Rockstar’s most successful games, next to the Grand Theft Auto series, so it’s a non-brainer that the sequel will be coming. The real question is when. When will this game be hitting the shelves? I’m hoping soon, but were I a betting man I’d put my money on a late 2017 / early 2018 release date.
3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3
I’ve recently started replaying the original Knights of the Old Republic, and I’d somehow forgotten how awesome a game it was. I’ve also recently started hearing rumours that the original KoTOR might be re-released sometime in the near future. If this is true, it would be amazing. I’d love to see a more updated version of a game that I loved, but it would also be a great sign for the potential of a third instalment to the series – a game that was so close to being released, that it was painfully tantalising. As far as RPGs go, you’d struggle to find too many better than the original Knights of the Old Republic games, so a next-generation sequel to those brilliant games would be a dream come true for me (I have very sad dreams).
2. Red Card 2
This might be a bit of a surprise for some of you… probably most of you. But I absolutely loved the football (soccer) game Red Card. It was a different take on a genre that, at the time, was somewhat dominated by FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. Very little has changed, other than that Pro Evolution Soccer is now too dominated by FIFA. I’d love to have a refreshing football experience to sink my teeth into. I know that it isn’t exactly politically correct, seeing as the main aim of the game was to preform the dirtiest, nastiest most crunching tackles you possibly could, but it was one hell of a fun game. I’m just getting a little tired of the same old people releasing the same old football games, and I’d quite like a bit of a tongue in cheek look at a sport which is taken all too seriously these days.
1. Left 4 Dead 3
I’m pretty sure that the majority of the IM PLAYIN lot would agree with me on this one. Left 4 Dead 3 just has to happen.
Valve has opted to ignore the L4D series and go in a slightly new, if rather similar direction, in the form of EVOLVE. The game bombed, so I’m hoping that this encourages them to go back to basics, with titles that they know will work well with fans – I’m looking at you, Half Life and Left 4 Dead.
EDIT: It was Turtle Rock, a breakaway team from Valve, that developed EVOLVE. Thanks bigevilworldwide1 for pointing out my stupidity. That being said, it doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t still love for Valve to revisit the L4D or Half Life series!
A next-generation instalment to the Left 4 Dead series would be an incredible sight. The first two games were awesome, with the original being my personal favourite – so something along those lines would be incredibly welcome in my books!
Would you agree with my list? Which games do you want to see sequels too, or would you rather more original games? Let me know in the comments below!