As millions who love video games, we can oftentimes have different opinions. This either happens with completely opposite views, as with The Last of Us Part II. Or the uncertainty about the sequels that the developers are reviving. We want to have a little chat about the second topic. Because 2022 has everything to be a great year for games, but our minds are still on sequels that are not developed because they are not given enough value. Here are the 7 Sequel Games We Need Now.
Great games will be released in the coming weeks and months. And some of these will be sequels. Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarök, Stalker 2 are some of the first things that come to mind. When we add the series that release every year, 2022 may be one of the most successful sequel years. But there are some games that are not on the list and that we would love to have.
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You know Bully, one of the best games of Rockstar Games. Everyone loved it after it was released in 2006. The game we played as a terribly mischievous student named Jimmy Hopkins had something of its own. Extensive school map, fun side missions, the perfect harmony of the school concept with the Rockstar formula…
What makes Bully so special is a special sparkle to it that other Rockstar Games don’t have. The little details that don’t even exist in GTA make Bully definitely deserve a sequel. A long time ago, there were news that Bully 2 was approved, and even a sequel was in development. Whatever happened next, Rockstar Games never gave its focus here. But we are hopeful for Bully 2.
Half Life 3 or Half Life 2: Episode 3
Let’s quickly get rid of that certain wish that you all guessed about. Our hopes for Half Life 3, the most iconic unreleased sequel in game history, remain. Although Valve did an impeccable job with Half-Life Alyx, our minds are on Half-Life 3 for all internet memes to end. We want to see the continuation of the story, play as a classic FPS.
So what puts Half-Life 3 at the top of hundreds of potential sequels? Does it go beyond being a simple internet meme? Actually yes. Above all, Half-Life is one of the most iconic 2-3 FPS series in gaming history. It changed the sector in 1998 and made the second revolution in 2004. So what happened? Half-Life 2 was scheduled to be released in three parts. The first two parts, namely Half Life 2: Episode 1 and Episode 2, have been released. While millions of players were waiting for the continuation of Gordon’s story, the third game files were hacked, some of them were leaked and the project was cancelled. A sequel was never developed again.
We hope that Valve and Gabe Newell will learn to count to 3 and present Half-Life 3 to us.
The Order: 1887
Advertised as the first great looking game of Playstation 4, The Order: 1886 managed to stand behind this promise. The game looked flawless for 2015 tech. With its close shoulder camera, fluid animations and interesting concept, it managed to become one of the most potential games of that period, but it could not be among the classics. This is the main reason why it is on this list. It needs a sequel to fulfill its potential.
The Order 1886, set in London, undoubtedly has many faults. With its easily forgotten story, not-so-important characters, and repetitive combat mechanics, it quickly regresses to a standard level. If we consider that the game is quite short, we can talk about it like an ordinary game. But we are very excited about the idea of a sequel with PS5 graphics and more compact gameplay.
Rise of Nations 2
If you are one of those who love Age of Empires in the 2000s but whose real favorite is Rise of Nations, we can easily agree on this wish. Even when you think about Rise of Nations now, you can see it as a flawless game. The game, in which you can develop from the stone age to atomic bomb technology, had very dark days. This is the reason why we haven’t seen the sequel until now.
The rights of the game passed to Microsoft after Big Huge Games went bankrupt. In other words, Phil Spencer has a great strategy game from the past that he can revive. Considering Age of Empires IV was a success, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t see a PC exclusive Rise of Nations 2 anytime soon.
This War of Mine 2
We see This War of Mine as a gift to all of us. Everyone loved 11 Bit Studios’ flawless game. In fact, the team continued to support these stunning game for years. Free additional packs, new characters, new content… This War of Mine explained the ugly face of war perfectly and continues to do so.
The fact that the same team also created Frostpunk is enough to explain the quality there. That’s why we’re so excited for This War of Mine 2. Although the team is currently developing Frostpunk 2, we have hope for years to come. With its great atmosphere, impressive story, replayability and what it says about war, This War of Mine’s sequel should definitely come.
Neighbours from Hell 3
If we were to describe a game where you take revenge on your neighbor by solving various puzzles and interacting with the environment, you would probably say Hello Neighbor. Nope is not the correct answer. We want to take you back to 2003. To Neighbors from Hell with hand-drawn 2D graphics.
We could probably describe it as the best one-of-a-kind game. Guaranteed fun when you open and play even now, Neighbors from Hell definitely deserves a sequel. Developers JoWood is now owned by THQ Nordic. So, if not all hope is gone, we can say quite a few. If you have an hour or two to have fun, you can download the first games from Steam.
Let’s add a little information. There is a game called Neighbors from Hell 3, but it was not developed by the same team. So we ignore it because it’s terribly bad.
Counter Strike 2
You may not be interested in Counter Strike, but it’s a fact that Global Offensive is still one of the most popular esports games over the years. Although it is often compared to Valorant these days, it remains the only competitor when it comes to the player pool. That’s exactly why we need Counter Strike 2 now.
Released in 2012, Global Offensive has managed to continue to feel new with constant updates over the years. Maps have changed, weapons have been renewed, even graphical updates that are not very detailed have been made. But from afar it feels like a 2012 game. CSGO is also the oldest FPS esports game on the market right now. Come on Valve, develop a good looking Counter Strike with an updated game engine and let the esports get better.
Well, that’s it. These are the 7 sequel games we need now. We can extend this list further and add dozens of games. Especially when you look at the late 90s and early 2000s, you come across dozens of games that deserve a sequel. You can find a few even if you don’t go that far back. For example, would it be bad if a Minecraft 2 came? Just kidding.