10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

10 Video Game Series That Deserve a Comeback

The life of a video game series is definitely interesting to say the least. Some series such as Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed, and many others constantly pump out new entries almost every year. These games also normally sell very well which explains the constant releases, other series though aren’t as lucky. Whether from poor sales, development studios shutting down or just a lack of mainstream appeal, many video game series end up forgotten. This is where I come in though and let everyone know of 10 amazing video game series that 100% deserve a comeback.

Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

Starting off with a series that everyone has been begging to come back, Splinter Cell. With the last release being back in 2013, fans have been anxiously waiting any news on the stealth series return. So far though, all they have gotten have been cameo and references in other games, which is definitely not right.

Seeing as the other major stealth series such as Metal Gear and Assassin’s Creed have either ended or shifted away from the stealth genre, now would be the perfect time for Ubisoft to announce any sort of Splinter Cell game, be it a remake of older titles or even a brand-new instalment.

Golden Sun

Golden Sun - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

This next one is a little more niche. Golden Sun was originally released on the Game Boy Advanced in 2001 with a sequel a year later and a third game titled Dark Dawn releasing on the Nintendo DS in 2010. Since then, the series has been silent. With gameplay a mixture of the monster collecting of Pokémon, and the battle style of old school Final Fantasy, the series did enjoy some success.

Unfortunately, Dark Dawn did not reach the sales heights of the first two games. The series though has developed a following and if Nintendo were to re-release the games on the switch, I have no doubt more people would enjoy it.

Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

Now this is a series that you definitely remember if you grew up with a PlayStation 2, Jak and Daxter. This series didn’t stop because of poor sales like the previous two, instead the studio behind the game, Naughty Dog, decided to move on instead. There was one attempt at another game, but we don’t talk about that one.

Unlike other series on this list, I don’t want any new entries, instead I would like to see complete remakes for the original four games. Those being Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X. Even if it’s just for nostalgia, I would gladly pay to re-experience those games again, as well as introduce more people to the series.


Spectrobes - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

Wow, another series where monster collecting is a major feature, with old JRPG elements (you might be seeing a pattern). In all seriousness, Spectrobes was one of my favourites growing up and it’s a travesty that there hasn’t been a new game since Spectrobes: Origins in 2009, especially seeing as the series was published by Disney of all companies.

Unfortunately, Disney Interactive shut down in 2016, leaving Spectrobes in a weird limbo. This doesn’t provide the best future outlook for the series seeing as Disney still technically holds the rights to the series, but if another company like Nintendo swooped in and bought the rights, then that would be just swell (please Nintendo, I’m begging you).


Rayman - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

Another Ubisoft series that appears to all but forgotten, Rayman. With the last main series release being in 2013, fans are definitely getting desperate. People don’t even care if they bring back the 2D or the 3D style (I vote for 3D), they just want something. These platformers are gems of the genre and would definitely benefit from modern technology.

Unfortunately, it seems at this point the only Rayman content that we’ll be getting is more of the Rabbids. This just makes the lack of any real Rayman games even more depressing, but at least they still somewhat acknowledge the franchise (which deserves so much more).

Sonic Chronicles

Sonic Chronicles - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

This entry is most likely an un-popular opinion given the initial response to this game at release, but I really enjoyed Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. The game is turn based RPG developed by BioWare of all studios and one of, if not the only Sonic RPG. Now, is it the perfect game? No. Is it a good game? Debatable. Is it fun though? Yes.

If you look at the game objectively, you wouldn’t be able to say it’s great with a straight face, however, that doesn’t mean it’s boring to play. Seeing Sonic characters navigate their way though the story, the surprisingly fun combat and the chao collecting, it’s definitely a fun ride. And that ending is just begging for a sequel and if we never get one, I’ll definitely feel robbed.

Movie Licenced Games (Transformers)

Transformers - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

For this entry I’ve put Transformers, but you can substitute it for any movie licensed game. This entry is 100% for nostalgia. I know movie license games are bad, you know they’re bad, everyone agrees they’re bad, but that’s their charm. Remember when you’d go see the latest movie and get so excited. Then when you walk through the shopping centre and see a game based on the movie, there was nothing better.

I’m using 2007 Transformers as an example seeing as I have very fond memories of both the PlayStation 2 version and the Nintendo DS version. They were just stupid fun (or I was just a dumb kid). I know that these types of games aren’t the best for the industry, but maybe one or two every now and then won’t hurt anybody.

Custom Robo

Custom Robo - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

This is a series I doubt many people know of but it’s definitely one worth recognising, Custom Robo. Initially releasing on the Nintendo 64 and the most recent entry on the DS. The series revolves around, you guessed it, custom robots. You are able to collect and customise a varied selection of these little guys and fight it out through a surprisingly long story.

The most recent entry, Custom Robo Arena released in 2006 and has since vanished off the face of the earth. There still might be hope though, seeing as the first two games are being re-released on the Switch (in Japan only though). Hopefully this is the first step to not only brining back these classic games, but to also continue supporting the series in the future.


Kya - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

Now I can almost guarantee that you’ve never heard of this game before. Kya: Dark Lineage which was released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. This game is as niche as the come, especially seeing as it hasn’t been heard of since its initial release. It is however, one of the hidden gems of the PlayStation 2 era. The semi-open world and fun traversal make this game a memorable experience.

Whilst the chances for a sequel of any kind are definitely slim seeing as the game is almost 20 years old at this point (damn that makes me feel old), there is still definitely potential, both gameplay and story wise. The cliff-hanger ending and following the game has received over the years show that there is an audience for a sequel or even a remake, even if it is only wishful thinking at this point.


Nintendogs - 10 Video Game Series that Deserve a Comeback

To wrap this list up is a game that any kid with a DS growing up owned, Nintendogs. This dog simulator was one of the most entertaining games at the time of its release. With all the different dogs and mini-games, car rides were a breeze with this game, even if you did end up forgetting about them for a few months at a time.

A new version of Nintendogs on Switch is, in my opinion, essential. Even if I forget about them and remember to check in once a year, that one week when you remember will be filled with fun times. It’ll also be a way to see if you’re cut out to be a pet owner, you know with all that simulated neglect and what not.

There are so many more forgotten series that I couldn’t include them all. Hopefully you decide to go and check out some of these older games and give them a shot. Then you can be as depressed as I am when these games never get talked about.

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