7 Worst Action Game Sequels

7 Worst Action Game Sequels We All Remember

DEUS EX: THE INVISIBLE WAR

deus ex the invisible war

When a game it is near perfect and you want to make it good by removing what made it good in the first place you get this. Deus Ex: The Invisible War. All the fun was removed by removing the RPG elements. The game became soulless and looked like they were trying to compete with Halo rather than satisfying their fans. It was a shame that such a big hit was almost ruined by this sequel. The cyberpunk sci-fi genre was started along with good RPG elements. And you have to continue like this if you started it in the same way. Hopefully the devleopers learnt a good lesson from this and they will not make errors like this again.

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DUKE NUKEM FOREVER

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So much time on hold for this game. When it came out nobody could believe it. A plot that did not came even close to the feeling and eeriness of the first Duke Nukem. The dialogues were most of the times out of place and forced. They tried too much to do it perfect and they ended up with a child’s play work. It barely has any connection with the first one except from the visuals. It does not deliver the same emotions of uncertainty and fear which was what made the first Duke Nukem such a big hit. Duke Nukem Forever was a disappointing sequel that we all want to forget.

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METROID: OTHER M

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A game that was doomed to fail right from the start. They did not initially planned to change the overall style and gameplay, but they mixed up three different teams to create Metroid: Other M. Teams that were never involved in Metroid games before. This is why this sequel failed to take the Prime series to the next level. Too many concepts from different teams made the game look out of place and confusing at times. If they have been using the same team which created the previous games, maybe Other M would have been a greater success than its predecessors. Unfortunately, it made it to the lists of worst action games sequels of all time.

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PAC-MAN 2: THE NEW ADVENTURES

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I don’t even know why this game is even called Pac-Man. Nobody knows actually. There is nothing relating to Pac-Man here except that the figures look like Pac-Man. The game is actually controversial to some extent. You can go inside people’s houses when they are gone. And if the kid is inside the home alone you can do whatever you want with him. This was maybe meant to be funny but I cannot see how would this have a funny conotation. This is definitely not a Pac-Man game and someone just used the name to get his sick game developed and published. I wish Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures was never created. It is definitely not a Pac-Man game and it is certainly not a good video game in any regards.

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SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING

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One of my favorite names in video games. I rarely have the patience to play a game until the very end. Any small aspect which looks like the developers didn’t do their best to make it and I’m done with it. Silent Hill managed to keep me playing it a few times until the very end. But not the Silent Hill: Homecoming sequel. The story and plot of the game has barely anything to do with the “Silent Hill” title. The game starts with the story of a returning soldier who has access to many weapons which will help him defeat enemies. This sounds more like Resident Evil game rather than Silent Hill game. Silent Hill: Homecoming did not have any sense of continuity between any previous series and for this reason it fails dramatically. They did try something different, they got burned and now they know what to not do again.

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TUROK: EVOLUTION

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Turok series was a game that everyone liked. Initially, the hero and the story were created as a comic book franchise. All N64 intallments of Turok series are top picks for any classic gamer or action games fan. They have a story, characters and even good graphics for the time. Turok: Evolution on the PS2 console was even worse in graphics compared to rhe N64 Turok. It has no real story whatsoever, or at least – nobody can follow it because it is impossible. Even the weapons were a failure in this forgetfull experience. So we have no story, no graphics, no real motivation to play this game and maybe the worst villain ever concieved in any video game. Tobias Bruckner is enough to remember any game historian of one of the worst sequels ever, Turok: Evolution

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SUPER MARIO BROS. 2

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I am so sad that I even have to mention this. I feel like all my life has been a lie. Know it or not, but Super Mario Bros. 2 was actually a total copy of another game created by Nintendo as well. To be honest it never felt like a Mario game and never could figure out what Nintendo tried to in Super Mario Bros. 2. The original game is called Yume Kojo Doki Doki Panic and if you look at a video gameplay on youtube you will be suprised and mad at the same time. It is copy-paste the same game except different colors, caracters and different music. Compared to the next sequel, Super Mario Bros. 3 this one does not fit with it in any way. It is a mystery why Nintendo did this. However, today we know this cannot happen again and I guess they redeemed themselves in many ways by delivering some of the best games ever made.

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What do you think about these action games list of worst sequels? Do you agree with this list or not? There are many games that did not make it to the list even though we wish these were the only ones out there. It becomes a trend today to make games worst as producers release new sequels. Hopefully it will come to an end soon. We do not want a similar scenario as it happens in the film industry where you can barely pick a good sequel whatsoever. Which worst game sequel do you believe should have made to this list and which should not even be in this kind of list? Let us know using the comments section below.

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My Top 5 Best Action Games of All Time

Action games is one genre that yif you do not know it entirely you should not talk about it. It starts at the beginning of gaming era and it does not have an end. Chosing best action games is not an easy job. It’s even harder to make this shorter of a list with best action games we think everyone should play today. There are many more good action games than this list will tell. But if you want to have a good list of best action games of all time than this is where you can start.

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

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Of all al the game’s series, this installment has something that none of the other has. It has a character with which you can connect and have a longing for while you can also be a manace to the world. Niko has been deceived by his relatives and he is going into war with someone which we all can’t do it in real life, but we would like a lot to see someone else do it. Niko goes to war against the Russian mobs which is one great setup for an action game.

Whilst the rest of the gameplay is pretty much in the same dimension as we al lknow GTA series is, the narrative aspect adds a completely new meaning which makes GTA IV more than a GTA game. More game developers should take their lesson from the story nuances of GTA IV and understand that characters and story in gaming really do matter as much as the gameplay, graphics and game design.

Max Payne (2001)

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Another great game which proves that story and character dynamics are important in a video game. Great gameplay with matrix like moments and a lot of killing and a classic film-noir nuances that fit well together in creating a good action game that everyone should try. A lot of games have been inspired and tried to replicate the overall feeling and emotional impact of Max Payne. The original will always stand straight when it comes to new mplementing some concepts that have never been tried before.

Max Payne is good for its ability to connect with the character. You want him avenge his wife and you are actually the one that takes him to his final goal. You are not just the hero but you are also the enemy of your own thoughts and destructive behaviors. Combine this with blood and emotional imbalances between extreme evil and the care for the loved one and you get all you need to be entertained how neither a game or a film can do on their own. Max Payne is the result of great story and character with good action elements and good gampley overall and this is why it makes to this list of top action games of all time.

Resident Evil 4 (2005)

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If you consider yourself a video game player and you do not know about Resident Evil 4, then you are not one. One of my favourite games is also one of he best games you can play. Not just within the confinements of action games genre. This game has all you expect a good game to have. Gameplay, game design, graphics, characters, bosses, story, puzzles, cut scenes, music, dialogue. Each of these aspects work together in a symbiosis to create one of the most unforgettable experiences.

Whatever your gaming tastes, RE4 will blow you away by the end of it. There is not one moment where you can say anything bad at all about the game. There are moments of pure action and moments of silence. Both and anything in-between are equally engaging and keep you glued to the screen and forget about everything else. It is a unique experience which anyone should try. A true masterpeice of the gaming world which should be a reference point for anyone dreaming of making an epic game.

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (2003)

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A game that followed a different path comapred to all other games and it actually prove it to be the best one. A small gimmick makes the concept of checkpoints questionable. In Prince of Persiea: Sands of Time you have the ability to reverse time whenever you make a mistake. This is well implemented within the overall story of the game and maybe it is the reason why not so many games attempted this approach even to this day. Even if the followoing sequels were a good play, SoT is till the best one to try out if you want to understand why this game make it to this top action games of all time.

Mafia: The City Of Lost Heaven (2002)

Mafia: The City Of Lost Heaven

One game that can easily be on the lips of many as one of the best classic games of all time. So different from what we were used to then, yet so much flow and believability between the characters and the story. What stands out in Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven is its level of difficulty. But this is not at all to stop you from playing it. The story value makes you go through hell and back to see Tommy Angelo’s next mission assignment to please the big guys. I rememeber the racing part which I did at least 50 times and I was still ready for the 51th time as I was for the first one. A game that you cannot plan to make it as good as it came out. You know how good it is after the whole world sees it.

Although the backbone of the story is the same idea of most famous mafia films it is still one of the best experiences to emerge into. A great game si a game that makes you want the character to win at all costs. When this is combined with the quality of being able to help him achieve his ultimate goals, this is pure gold. Films can only make you watch and hope. Games take this one step further and make you responsible for your good and bad decsioins you make along the way.

Final Words

Really unfortunate that the following installments did not manage to make it even close to what Mafia: The City Of Lost Heaven is as a game. However, it is still a totally playable game. It easily goes under any list of top action games of all time, be it as small as a top 5 list.

What are your thoughts regarding this small lis of op acion games? Does it sounds well tou your ears or is there anything you would want to comment? Let us kow your thoughts on the comments section.