15 Video Game Sequels That Desperately Need Their Own Sequel

Some video games are loved by fans but neglected by developers. In hindsight, creating a sequel doesn’t seem profitable to shareholders, even if several players want one.

As a result, many video games are in development limbo or forgotten entirely. Yet, fans still hope for miracles and sequels for existing cult classics.

This curated video game list includes titles with significant fan followings, timeless gameplay, and community engagement. While some of these titles have sequels likely to be announced, others have less hope.

1. Days Gone (2019)

Days Gone (2019)
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At release, Days Gone underwent harsh criticism for its bugs and glitches. However, several updates later, the game quickly became a cult classic. While it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, it’s still a solid single-player zombie game.

Fans of the franchise yearn for a sequel. Unfortunately, rumors suggest the developers are leaving behind the world of Days Gone for now. It stinks because the base game leaves off with a few loose ends.

2. Command & Conquer: Generals (2003)

Command and Conquer Generals
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Generals is an expansive military strategy game. Players choose different forces, build bases, and set out to war. Several variables, like the in-game economy, unique superpowers, and base locations, are in play.

It’s been over two decades since the base game was released, and fans still hope a sequel is in development. While rumors suggested a potential sequel was nearing release, there’s no news from developers. On the flip side, the developers have recently begun remastering old titles, which means a remake of Generals might be on the table.

3. Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

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Left 4 Dead 2 birthed an entire genre of endless zombie shooters. In this game, players go through several levels with crowds of zombies and special kinds of infected. The gameplay loop is simple yet highly engaging.

Fans of the franchise are begging the developer Valve for another sequel set in the same universe. While many have made spiritual successors, they fail to capture the feel of the originals.

4. Prototype 2 (2012)

Prototype 2 (2012)
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Hulk meets Infamous in this action-packed open-world video game. Prototype 2 has chaotic fights, smooth traversal, and minute-to-minute action. It’s a timeless game that many still love.

Fans hope for a sequel that improves the fundamentals and keeps the adrenaline rush of the original. If a sequel does get made, we hope the clever and humorous dialogue makes its way in.

5. Sleeping Dogs (2012)

Sleeping Dogs (2012)
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Sleeping Dogs is a compact Grand Theft Auto-style open-world action-adventure title set in Hong Kong. While the actual map isn’t super big, the city is dense and opens up later in the game. The voice acting is some of the best ever, even in the side events.

Many players yearn for another title set in the same universe as Sleeping Dogs. The game was just really well made. Other developers must take note of this game’s expertly crafted missions.

6. Prey (2017)

Prey (2017)
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Prey’s narrative is the complete package, but fans still want a sequel with a similar atmosphere. The mystery surrounding the story and the initial confusion interest players like no other. Solid gameplay mechanics and clever enemy design keep players on their feet.

A sequel to Prey doesn’t need to continue the narrative of the first but build on an original story. The sequel must feel atmospheric, maintain a mystery, and craft a believable world to meet expectations.

7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
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Skyrim’s success has led to its rerelease more than 10 times; however, no recent news of a sequel exists. In Skyrim, players can roleplay as whoever they want and take off on adventure. Community mods keep the game alive and refreshing.

In 2018, developer Bethesda released a 36-second teaser trailer indicating that a sequel is in development. However, no more news has since emerged. Fortunately, Bethesda’s latest game, Starfield, has been released, which means all resources may divert to the next Elder Scrolls.

8. Black (2005)

Black (2006)
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Back in the day, Black technology pushed the boundaries of video games. The pristine graphics and incredible attention to detail amazed players. Even the audio design was crisp and realistic.

In today’s world, a sequel to Black may have a lot of expectations attached to it. The game must rise above being a simple first-person shooter. That said, it’s human to have high hopes, and fans will always welcome a sequel.

9. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
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Fans of the Battlefield franchise consider Bad Company 2 the best. The comedic and action-packed singleplayer, matched with the engaging multiplayer, makes for an engrossing title. Bad Company 2 was also one of the first titles to implement destructive environments.

Battlefield veterans consistently ask for another Bad Company title, but the developers continue making others. Modern Battlefield titles suffer from quality issues and questionable gameplay choices. Let’s hope the next Battlefield is a back-to-basics Bad Company title. The franchise desperately needs it.

10. Half-Life 2 Episode Two (2017)

Half-Life 2 Episode Two (2007)
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A sequel to Half-Life is quite possibly the most requested title in the video game industry. Half-Life 2 ended on a major cliffhanger with plenty of loose ends, and fans demand answers to the narrative and a fitting conclusion.

Developer Valve hasn’t announced another title in the Half-Life universe after the release of Alyx. While no sequel is in sight, there is a possibility one is in production. Without diving into spoilers, those who want a sequel to the original storyline may want to try out Half-life Alyx.

11. Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a challenging, complicated, and straightforward title, but players love it to bits. This game strays from a fantasy setting and arcade-like mechanics. Instead, Deliverance emphasizes exploration, learning, and intriguing quest lines.

At release, this game amassed a large following for its beautiful visuals that pushed the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hard. Many believe a sequel is right around the corner, and a reveal is imminent. Whether this new title meets expectations or falls short is yet to be seen.

12. Bully (2006)

Bully (2006)
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We’ve all gone through school, and Bully is a gateway to relive those days, albeit in a meaner and over-the-top way. Developer Rockstar’s titles have always shattered records, and Bully is no different. Despite its simple mechanics, it manages to keep the player’s attention throughout.

Fans have been begging Rockstar for years, asking for a sequel to Bully. Unfortunately, a popular online opinion is that a sequel might be considered problematic today. On the bright side, Rockstar is no stranger to controversies and considers them free marketing.

13. Titanfall 2 (2016)

Titanfall 2 (2016)
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Titanfall 2 is an excellent movement shooter with a genuinely engaging campaign. It’s a game that does everything right, but it was overshadowed by other titles when it was released. At its core, Titanfall 2 has responsive movement mechanics and skillful shooting mechanics.

Developer Respawns has designated a considerable amount of resources to the free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends. While Apex shares the movement and gunplay, fans still desire a dedicated Titanfall title.

14. Alien: Isolation (2014)

Alien: Isolation (2014)
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Playing Alien Isolation incorporated feelings of terror, dread, and risk unrivaled by other horror titles. The game slowly builds up to a reveal of the Alien and never lets up after. Each section is terrifying in its own way, but the Alien parts are incomparable.

Fans have wanted a sequel to Isolation for several years. One of the greatest features of the original was the artificial intelligence system. The fact that the Alien can learn player patterns and react accordingly is terrifying. A sequel improving these systems would fare exceptionally well in the market.

15. Far Cry Primal (2016)

Far Cry Primal (2016)
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Far Cry Primal is a criminally underrated light survival single-player title. The world-building, atmospheric environments and straightforward gameplay make this title a fan favorite. You can even have a pet Sabertooth tiger.

Over the years, Far Cry titles have rehashed existing systems and focused more on microtransactions. Fans just want an innovative Far Cry game focusing on the world and its elements. Players expect developer Ubisoft to announce a new Far Cry title soon.

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