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Longest gaps between video game sequels/prequels

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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Warcraft III - PC Games
Warcraft III (2002)



Sequel to: Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: Yes! Both games are great and Warcraft III was totally worth the wait at the time.
People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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 181 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 71 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 578 Average listal rating (362 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 730 Average listal rating (629 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 99 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Wario Land: Shake It! - Nintendo Wii
Wario Land: Shake It! (2008)



Sequel to: Wario Land 4 (2001)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: I enjoy the Wario Land games on the Gameboy handles and I hear Shake It! was pretty good. Going by the good reviews it got, I think the game was worth the wait.
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 106 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 150 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
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 97 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Fallout 4 - PC Games
Fallout 4 (2015)



Sequel to: Fallout 3 (2008)



Gap between games: 7 years

Was it worth the wait?: Hard to believe it's been 7 years since Fallout 3. Time does fly pretty quick these days. With Fallout 4 coming out soon this Winter, I think it will be worth it.
People who added this item 645 Average listal rating (576 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 796 Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 395 Average listal rating (271 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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 119 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 43 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
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 190 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 257 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 16 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 two Postal games were fun for what they are. I have no plans to play the third game and you can kiss this franchise good bye now.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 56 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 34 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
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 284 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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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.
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 69 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 536 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 466 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 72 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
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 194 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 58 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 weren't.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 234 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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 again.
People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
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 33 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Devil May Cry 5 - PlayStation 4
Devil May Cry 5(2019)



Sequel to: Devil May Cry 4 (2008)



Gap between games: 11 Years

Was it worth the wait?: After the failed reboot that we got in 2013, this game was totally worth it. It was nice to get a new game in the series back to the proper roots.
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 26 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 276 Average listal rating (148 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 331 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 75 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 54 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 53 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Kingdom Hearts III - PlayStation 4
Kingdom Hearts III (2019)



Sequel to: Kingdom Hearts II (2006)



Gap between games: 13 years

Was it worth the wait?: I used to be a fan of the series, but I lost interest over time. I hear mixed things about Kingdom Hearts III. Maybe one day, I will play it.
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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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