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Longest gaps between video game sequels/prequels

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1. F-Zero X - Nintendo 64
F-Zero X (1998)



Sequel to : F-Zero (1991)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: YES! F-Zero X took everything awesome about the first game and made it even better in my opinion.
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People who added this item 152  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
2. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - PC Games
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006)



Sequel to: The Longest Journey (1999)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: Never played the first game, but I played the second game. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey was very underrated and I hope a third game comes out soon.

People who added this item 140  Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
3. Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria - PlayStation 2
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006)



Prequel to : Valkyrie Profile (1999)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I've never play it, but it looks like it was well received by critics and fans. I've played a little bit of the first game and it was good.

NOTE: The first game came out in 1999. 1999 is the original release date while Listal has the American release date from 2000.

People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
4. Alone in the Dark - Xbox 360
Alone in the Dark (2008)



Sequel to: Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare (2001)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I only played The New Nightmare and I remember it being okay. I personally was more into Resident Evil growing up, so I never got into this franchise. I hear Alone in the Dark (2008) was not very good and it didn't sell very neither. It looks like fans have to wait longer for the next game.

People who added this item 479  Average listal rating (260 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
5. Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)



Sequel to: Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: YES! GTA4 give us a lot of new content and made the game totally wroth playing after waiting so long. GTA5 came out five years after GTA4 and it was even better.

Note: I know Vice City and San Andreas came out afterwards, GTA4 came out so long after GTA3.

People who added this item 694  Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nintendo Wii
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)



Sequel to: Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes. While I did enjoy Melee better, but I think Brawl was still a awesome game. It had a great section of characters, lots of replay value and you can finally have Sonic fight against Mario for the first time in a fighting game.
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People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
7. Red Faction: Guerrilla - PC Games
Red Faction: Guerrilla (2009)



Sequel to: Red Faction II (2002)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played any of these games, but I hear positive things about them. So maybe one day I will play them.

People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
8. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn - Nintendo DS
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (2010)



Sequel to: Golden Sun: The Lost Age (2003)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I love the first two games, never got the chance to play this game. I'm pretty sure it's decent.

People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
9. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - PC Games
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)



Sequel to : Counter-Strike: Source (2005)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I haven't played Global Offensive, but I hear it's pretty good. I only played the original Counter-Strike game back in the day and it was awesome.

People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
10. Dead or Alive 5 - Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 (2012)



Sequel to: Dead or Alive 4 (2005)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never care for the Dead or Alive series. From what I've been told, it's pretty good. I guess the game was worth it for the hardcore fans.

People who added this item 685  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
11. Metal Gear Solid - PlayStation
Metal Gear Solid (1998)



Sequel to : Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! Metal Gear Solid is one of my all time favorite games and I have been a fan ever since I played it back in 1999. Funny how people forget that Metal Gear Solid is a sequel.
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People who added this item 721  Average listal rating (386 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
12. Metroid Prime - GameCube
Metroid Prime (2002)



Sequel to : Super Metroid (1994)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! While I like the 2D games better, I think this game was a solid FPS game. It took Metroid into the world of 3D and it did a great job.

People who added this item 223  Average listal rating (132 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
13. Team Fortress 2 - PC Games
Team Fortress 2 (2007)



Sequel to : Team Fortress Classic (1999)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! Team Fortress 2 is a game with never ending upgrades. The game is still a lot of fun and still going strong even today.
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People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
14. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - Xbox 360 - Xbox 360
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)



Sequel to : Banjo-Tooie (2000)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: No. I didn't like the game at all and I was really disappointed by it. The game didn't feel like a Banjo-Kazooie game to me and I also didn't like the new designs for the characters neither. I also hate that the text in the game is so small that only people with a HD TV can only read it and they didn't bother adding any voice acting for the characters.
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People who added this item 38  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
15. Wolfenstein - Xbox 360
Wolfenstein (2009)



Sequel to : Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: The new Wolfenstein game came off to be very dull in my opinion. It was nothing special and it didn't leave any impact on you at all. Return to Castle Wolfenstein was a great sequel to a good game (Wolfenstein 3D) and you are better off playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein on the PC instead.

People who added this item 114  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
16. Mafia II - PC Games
Mafia II (2010)



Prequel to : Mafia (2002)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: I've never played neither games, but I hear they are both good.

People who added this item 167  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
17. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - PC Games
Dues Ex: Human Revolution (2011)



Prequel to : Deus Ex: Invisible War (2003)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! After waiting years for another game in the series, the game was totally worth it.

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
18. Postal III - PC Games
Postal III (2011)



Sequel to : Postal 2 (2003)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: Going from what I've been told, no. Postal 3 got terrible reviews and was view as one of the worst games of 2011. The first Postal games were fun for what they were. I have no plans to play the third game and you can kiss this franchise good bye now.

People who added this item 38  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
19. Serious Sam 3: BFE - PC Games
Serious Sam 3: BFE (2011)



Sequel to : Serious Sam II (2003)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: I love the Serious Sam franchise and I always feel like the first game was the last classic FPS until Halo and Call of Duty came out. I remember liking the second game and I hear good things about the third one. I will check it out one day.
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People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
20. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor - Xbox 360
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (2012)



Sequel to : Steel Battalion: Line of Contact (2004)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: No! I hear this game was awful and was voted as one of the worst games of 2012.

People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
21. Sly Cooper Thieves In Time - PlayStation 3
Sly Cooper Thieves In Time (2013)



Sequel to : Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (2005)



Gap between games: 8 years

Was it worth the wait?: I was never a big fan of this franchise, but I did had fun playing the second game. I'm pretty sure the 4th game is good and the game was worth the wait after almost a decade of the character being gone.

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
22. Yoshi's New Island - Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's New Island (2014)



Sequel to : Yoshi's Island DS (2006)



Gap between games: 8 Years

Was it worth the wait?: The game got mixed reviews, some people didn't like it while other didn't. From what I've played at Gamestop, it was not bad at all.

People who added this item 243  Average listal rating (147 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
23. Return to Castle Wolfenstein - PC Games
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001)



Sequel to : Wolfenstein 3D (1992)



Gap between games: 9 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! While Wolfenstein 3D has not aged very well, I still think the game is good for what it was. Return to Castle Wolfenstein is still a great game even today.

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
24. ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth - Xbox
ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth (2002)



Sequel to : ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron (1993)



Gap between games: 9 years

Was it worth the wait?: NO! In 2002, they brought back ToeJam & Earl for a new generation. They try to make them hip and edgy, they end up failing. Making something more darker does not make it good.

People who added this item 97  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
25. Max Payne 3 - Xbox 360
Max Payne 3 (2012)



Sequel to: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003)



Gap between games: 9 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never play it, but I hear great things about it. I'm pretty sure the game was worth the wait for any hardcore fan of the franchise.

People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
26. Pikmin 3 - Nintendo Wii U
Pikmin 3 (2013)



Sequel to : Pikmin 2 (2004)



Gap between games: 9 years

Was it worth the wait?: I really enjoy the first game and I remember the second game not being good as the first game. I think Pikmin 3 should be a improvement.

People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
27. Zoo Tycoon - Xbox One
Zoo Tycoon (2013)



Sequel to: Zoo Tycoon 2 (2004)



Gap between games: 9 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played the new one and I doubt it's any better then Zoo Tycoon 2. I love the first game and I didn't care for the second one that much in my opinion.

People who added this item 553  Average listal rating (336 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
28. DOOM 3 - PC Games
Doom 3 (2004)



Sequel to: Doom 2 (1994)



Gap between games: 10 years

Was it worth the wait?: I enjoy it and I plan to pick up the HD collection soon. I remember waiting a long time for Doom 3 until it finally came out in 2004. Doom 1 and 2 where better games in my opinion, but Doom 3 was still pretty solid game. I think Doom 4 is set to be released in 2014, 10 years after the released of Doom 3.
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People who added this item 352  Average listal rating (196 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
29. Fallout 3 - PC Games
Fallout 3 (2008)



Sequel to: Fallout 2 (1998)



Gap between games: 10 years

Was it worth the wait?: I thought it was a great game. The first two games may be more fun to play due to nostalgia, but I still thought Fallout 3 was a good game.
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People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
30. Sin & Punishment: Star Successor - Nintendo Wii
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (2010)



Sequel to: Sin and Punishment: Successor to the Earth (2000)



Gap between games: 10 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played neither games, so I can't say. I hear both games are good, so I hope to play them soon.

People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.3  IMDB Rating
31. Rampage: World Tour - PC Games
Rampage: World Tour (1997)



Sequel to : Rampage (1986)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I would say yes! I found the original Rampage from the 80's to be pretty bad. I found World Tour to be more fun to play and the game felt more faster compare to the slow and old boring 80's game in my opinion.

People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
32. Yoshi's Island DS - Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS (2006)



Sequel to: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I thought it was a great sequel and the sequel add some cool features like each baby in the game has a different ability for Yoshi. The first game is still awesome game and still fun to play after 15 years later.

People who added this item 47  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
33. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams - Nintendo Wii
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (2007)



Sequel to : NiGHTS into Dreams... (1996)



Gap between games: 11 Years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played any of the NiGHTS games, so I can't say. It seems like the sequel got mixed reviews. I guess some fans are happy after waiting over 10 years for a sequel while others didn't.

People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
34. Street Fighter IV - Arcade
Street Fighter IV (2008)



Sequel to: Street Fighter III (1997)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I personally enjoy Street Fighter IV and it was a good fighting game. It was great playing the classic characters again and the gameplay end up working much better then I thought it would.

Note: I know my link is for a different version, but I can't find the original arcade version Street Fighter III on listal anywhere.

People who added this item 153  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
35. Donkey Kong Country Returns - Nintendo Wii
Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)



Sequel to : Donkey Kong 64 (1999)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: Doney Kong 64 is apart of the Donkey Kong Country series, it does count. I'm going to say yes that it was worth the wait since it been so long since we got a normal Donkey Kong game and it was worth it.

People who added this item 72  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
36. Alice: Madness Returns - PC Games
Alice: Madness Returns (2011)



Sequel to: American McGee's Alice (2000)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I loved the first game as a kid and I wanted to check out the sequel. I hear the sequel is pretty decent. Maybe I will check it out one day.

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
37. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Xbox 360
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)



Sequel to: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (2000)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: Some people hated it while others enjoy it. I had a lot of fun with the game, but the character section is lackluster compare to the second game. Capcom also cut off the DLC support which means no more new characters. The game left out some of the best classic characters like Venom and Megaman.
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People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
38. Age of Wonders III - PC Games
Age of Wonders III (2014)



Sequel to : Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne (2003)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played any of these games, but it looks the third game got really good reviews. I would imagine fans must be happy with the newest game in the franchise.

People who added this item 53  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
39. Mother 3 - Game Boy Advance
Mother 3 (2006)



Sequel to: Earthbound (1994)



Gap between games: 12 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played Mother 3 since it never came out here in the US. I love Earthbound and I love to play Mother 3 one day.

People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
40. Mega Man 9 - PlayStation Network
Mega Man 9 (2008)



Sequel to : Mega Man 8: Anniversary Edition (1996)



Gap between games: 12 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! Capcom brought back Megaman and made the 9th game in a old school NES style showing that the old games can still be fun today.

People who added this item 235  Average listal rating (118 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
41. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - PC Games
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010)



Sequel to: StarCraft (1998)



Gap between games: 12 years

Was it worth the wait?: I remember playing the first game years ago as a kid back in the 90's, but I never got the chance to play the sequel. Maybe one day when I get a better PC since I hear it's pretty good.

People who added this item 248  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
42. Diablo III - PC Games
Diablo III (2012)



Sequel to: Diablo II (2000)



Gap between games: 12 years

Was it worth the wait?: I played both Diablo games as a kid and loved them. I hear Diablo 3 is awesome and I would also love to play it one day.

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
43. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - Nintendo 3DS
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)



Sequel to: Luigi's Mansion (2001)



Gap between games: 12 years

Was it worth the wait?: I was surprise how good the first game was since I remember thinking that Lugii would not hold a game on his own at the time. So over a decade later, we got a sequel. I never got the time to fully play it, but I hear good things about it. Maybe I will get it for Christmas.

People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
44. Sam & Max Save The World - Xbox 360 Live Arcade
Sam & Max: Save The World (2006)



Sequel to: Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993)



Gap between games: 13 years

Was it worth the wait?: I can't remember if I played the first game or not, but I do remember watching the cartoon show as a kid like 14 or 15 years ago. I'm surprise that they did another whereas most people had completely forgotten these two characters. I hear Sam & Max: Save The World was a good game and it was a big hit too.

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
45. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - PlayStation 3
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012)



Sequel to: Tekken Tag Tournament (1999)



Gap between games: 13 years

Was it worth the wait?: I enjoy the first Tekken Tag Tournament game and I hear the second game is pretty good. I will likely play it if I have the time.

Note: The first Tekken Tag Tournament came out in 1999 in Japan. I'm going by the arcade release since it came out first.

People who added this item 16  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 3.8  IMDB Rating
46. Golden Axe: Beast Rider - Xbox 360
Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)



Sequel to: Golden Axe: The Duel (1994)



Gap between games: 14 years

Was it worth the wait?: The first Golden Axe game in 3D and it looks like sucks. It's a shame one of my favorite games from my childhood end up being a total train wreck. I didn't know about this game until not too while ago. I guess we won't see a new Golden Axe game for a while now.

Note: The arcade version of The Duel came out in 1994. Listal only had the Sega Saturn version on the website.

People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
47. Punch-Out!! - Nintendo Wii
Punch-Out!! (2009)



Sequel to : Super Punch Out!! (1994)



Gap between games: 15 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! After waiting so long, Nintendo give us a good game in the franchise after there was no Punch-Out game on the N64 and Gamecube.

People who added this item 69  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating
48. Duke Nukem Forever - PC Games
Duke Nukem Forever (2011)



Sequel to: Duke Nukem 3D (1996)



Gap between games: 15 years

Was it worth the wait?: Most people didn't like the game, but I enjoy it. Sure the game did flaws, but I really had fun from start to finish. I think everyone thought it was going to be a masterpiece after waiting 15 years, but it was fun playing another Duke Nukem game again.

People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
49. Excitebike 64 - Nintendo 64
Excitebike 64 (2000)



Sequel to: Excite Bike (1984)



Gap between games: 16 years

Was it worth the wait?: I would say yes. The N64 game was a lot of fun and was a great way to introduced people into the franchise.

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
50. Killer Instinct - Xbox One
Killer Instinct (2013)



Sequel to : Killer Instinct 2/Killer Instinct Gold (1996)



Gap between games: 17 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never played it, but I hear it was pretty good. If I get a Xbox One, I might give it a try. I waited for a third game ever since I was a kid back in the late 90's.


 

Inspire by johanlefourbe list, I made a list of video game sequels and prequels that look the longest to be made. No one else on this site made a list yet and I thought why not? If I have made any mistakes or left out any games, please correct me, and I will fix them.

The sequel or prequel must came out seven years or later.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 18:44
Link's Awakening was released in 1993. So it's only 5 years between sequels for the Zelda series.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 18:44
Link's Awakening was released in 1993. So it's only 5 years between sequels for the Zelda series.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 18:57
I accept your opinion that you did not like Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bots, But i thought it was a great follow up to the last games.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 19:35
Cool list!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 20:28
Oh thanks for the mistake. I thought it came out in 1991.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 14 23:25
Thanks for the votes everyone :)!
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 2 14:43
Fishing Mission was released for the ZX Spectrum in 1983, and the sequel, Fishing Mission 2, released in 2010 for the same platform, 27 years later.
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 5 14:26
Thanks. I might add it when i get the time.

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