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on 26 Oct 2012 04:13

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The longest gaps between video game sequels

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Inspire by johanlefourbe list, I made a list of video game sequels 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 must came out seven years or later.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. It took Metroid into the world of 3D and it did a great job.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Max Payne 3 (2012)



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



Gap between games: 8 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.

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.

14. Pikmin 3

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.

15. DOOM 3

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.

16. Fallout 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)



Sequel to: Donkey Kong 64 (1999)



Gap between games: 11 years

Was it worth the wait?: I never got the chance to play Donkey Kong Country Returns, but I hear it's a great game. I loved Donkey Kong Country on the SNES and Donkey Kong 64 is one of my favorite games on the N64. I would love to check it out one day.

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.

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.

23. Mother 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Duke Nukem Forever (2011)



Sequel to: Duke Nukem 3D (1996)



Gap between games: 15 years

Was it worth the wait?: Some 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.

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.

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.

King's Bounty: The Legend (2008)



Sequel to:



Gap between games: 18 years

Was it worth the wait?: Never played neither of them. They both look good though.

Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)



Sequel to: Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (1991)



Gap between games: 21 years

Was it worth the wait?: It took over 20 years to bring back to this classic video game character in his own solo game. It seem like Super Smash Brawl may help Pit get his own game again. I haven't played Uprising yet but I hear it's a good game.

The Legend of Kage 2 (2008)



Sequel to: The Legend of Kage (1985)



Gap between games: 23 years

Was it worth the wait?: Never played these games or knew about them until this weekend. I will try them out one day.


 

Comments

Posted: 1 year, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago at Nov 14 19:35
Cool list!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Nov 14 20:28
Oh thanks for the mistake. I thought it came out in 1991.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Nov 14 23:25
Thanks for the votes everyone :)!
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks 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: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 5 14:26
Thanks. I might add it when i get the time.

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