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Some of the best video game sequels ever

  • Sep 29, 2010


The best sequels perfectly replicate what made the originals good, add they're own elements and make the game even more fun to play.  All are obviously sequels that I have played, in no particular order.
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Even better music then the previous games, all the hosts are back (with one as a cameo) more questions, more trivia games and the question values alternate considerablly making it much better to have characters make comebacks and keep the game interesting. A classic.

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See the full review, "UH OH! Elmer Fudd Dimestore! THE RIDE!!!".
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Super Mario Bros. 3
It's not that Super Mario Brothers 2 was bad but it only strove to make the old game very hard and didn't add that much to the game. Super Mario Bros 3 vastly improved things with more power ups, more enemies, secret levels, the map screen. This game is great.


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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Much like Zelda 2, Mario 2 and Castlevania 2, Link in his third adventure took things back to the way things used to be in this great adventure and action game. Lots of atmosphere and gameplay.


See the full review, ""Link.....this is Sahasrahla......this game is great.....you must play it again....."".
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Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy Kong Quest
The first Donkey Kong Country was a beautiful looking and sounding game but rather hollow. The sequel has even better sounds and visuals and it's hidden tokens and levels add considerably more to the game play. The challenge is higher too.


See the full review, "Damn Dirty...Little Apes!".
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Godfather 2
A controversial choice but for me it DOES embody what I said in the intro to this list. It improves the gameplay, they added new features and ramped up other elements. Yes there are things they took away from the first games that I liked but it is a case of pros outweighing the cons.


See the full review, ""Don John, I need a favor....Can you tell me about this game?"".
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Dragon Warrior IV
The finest of the Dragon Warrior games on the old NES took the already impressive Dragon Warrior 3 and improved the aspects but allowing an entire party of your characters together for all classes to be played. There is a lot of exploring in this game and I'm surprised that they got this much into an NES game.


See the full review, "Dost thou with to play good RPG's mi Lord?".
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I have played the original Street Fighter and I can say with no false modesty at what a crummy game it was but it DID have potential. This game was the pac man of the 90's and I loved it and it was hard to find people who hadn't played it. While I perfer the Alpha, 3 and 4 series over 2, this was the clearest improvement as far as gameplay was concerned


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I've played many wrestling games and this one I can still pick up with it's great create feature, the RPG element for your characters, encounters during the story mode and writers for WWE worked on game.  It just feels right. Graphics and sound are nice and it's definetely better then Shut Your Mouth and Just Bring It. and probably better then the Smackdown VS Raw games that would follow.


9
Mortal Kombat II
Perhaps one of the best sequels ever. More characters, more attacks, more hidden characters, more secrets, more EVERYTHING. The already impressive graphics are better and the sound is fantastic.


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The original Wing Commander set a precedent for gaming back in 1990 and this sequel improved on plenty. The story was stronger and the graphics cleaner and even some voices which was impressive back in the day. The first Wing Commander encouraged people to invest in those things called sound cards, this one demanded it as well as that thing called a 486.


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Final Fantasy II
As the immediate game following the NES game here in the states, this game was supurb. More classes of characters and terrific music and gameplay powered by the SNES. It's outclassed by Final Fantasy III (US) but again, II was a lot better then the first game and III is only a little better then II, so I give the duke to II.


See the full review, "The great adventure of 93 was the quest of a lifetime.".
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Twisted Metal Head-On
The first two Twisted Metal games were classics. The 3rd and fourth were considered ASSics. Black was nice but Head On got the game back on the right track. Fun, not too tough and still challenging with lots of bonuses to unlock and interactive courses to race through. This review is for the CONSOLE version.


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October 13, 2010
Commander Keen 4! It was the best in the series and the source of hours of fun
 
October 13, 2010
where is starcraft 2 MW and MW2 where is Diablo 2 where is Half life 2 and episodes 1 and 2 God of War 2 and 3 gears of war 2 and 3, and there are a few more you didnt put up there in my opinion these are very good but all in all (gameplay graphics playtime,..) the list should be longer nad refreshed its like no offence but the list looks like you played your last game the 90s
October 13, 2010
These are the games of they're respective series that I felt brought the most to the table in improving the gameplay or other aspects of the game over another title, not based simply on graphics or sound. Those games you mentioned are good and I know people liked them but I can't say how good a sequel they are if I haven't played them or more games in the series. I've played most of the Mario platformers and some of the Zelda games. I've played many wrestling games, both Godfathers, all the Wing Commanders and You Don't Know Jacks. I played the first Tomb Raider for a few minutes, hated it and turned it off. A Half Life game once and I don't think I've played any of the Diablos, only seen one of them.
October 13, 2010
@ Kronus: I think you're missing the point; you listed lots of good games that happen to be sequels, but none of the ones in your list (other than Diablo 2) revolutionized their franchises the way the ones in the article did. @ TheJohn: Great list, but seriously, you really need to check out Diablo 2 if you've never played it before. Talk about a game with a serious impact on the industry; It's still the godfather of the ARPG genre.
October 13, 2010
ok ok i understand but i just thought that since the list is called some of the best not greatest or the most revolutionary there should be sat least some of those you know and these arent just sound and graphics there is a lot more to GoW and GoW and HL ... like story or at the time big evolution in boos fights in God of War and stuff but ok i get the point ohh and i didnt get it right away cuz i played like 3 of those i am only 15
October 13, 2010
Don't worry about it, it's all a matter of taste too. Theres a lot of FPS out there to be honest that all look the same to me and I never understood the popularity of some games like HALO, though I've played it and it's okay. The list was easy for me to put together from series I'm most familiar with and many of them are popular. Yes popular choices like Diablo II aren't on here but as I've also said in other lists I've done here in Gaming Hub, if it wasn't my own personal choice, then the list would have practically everything on it that every other list has and make the list fairly pointless. It's okay, I am getting back into games and will maybe play some of these that I've missed.
 
October 13, 2010
Diablo II?
October 13, 2010
never played it or the original, can't say for sure.
 
October 12, 2010
Man....those 8 and 16-bit screenshots feel so nostalgic. I quit gaming for awhile but I am now starting to get back into it. Your # 7 caught my eye....I may need to peep that one asap. Thanks!
October 12, 2010
They make me Nstalgic too. WIsh I never got rid of those old systems.
 
October 12, 2010
I know this is mostly a list about console games, but you do have one PC game on here, so I just had to point out that Diablo 2 definitely deserves a spot on this list (especially with the expansion pack). Not only does it successfully replicate the appeal of the original, it also expanded the world and gameplay to such an awesome extent that it has spawned dozens of clones, and it still has a substantial following a decade after its release.
October 12, 2010
Never played the Diablo games. I heard they're good though.
 
October 12, 2010
I am not going to be one of those people who attacks you for leaving out their favourite game. I was wondering though, why didn't you mention Half Life 2?
October 12, 2010
Because I never did play it and I think I only played Half Life 1 once or twice.
 
September 30, 2010
Awesome list! I especially liked A Link to the Past. The first Zelda was fun, Zelda 2 was a completely different game but A Link to the Past had it all. Being the basketball guy that I am, the one game I would add to that list is NBA Jam Tournament Edition. =P
September 30, 2010
Zelda II is good and I loved it. I wouldn't mind if they made another one similar to it. I only played a little of NBA Jam and I remember it being alright.
September 30, 2010
I just remembered from way back, I put the game genie code for Zelda II for infinite lives but the problem was, it never let me save! I learned the hard way that the infinite lives code for that game was useless. =P
September 30, 2010
Super Mario Bros 3 had issues with many codes and it even said in the code book that if you don't go in the door after defeating Bowser, the game permanently locks up. The price we pay for always being a Hammer Bros Mario.
 
September 30, 2010
Great list! It seems like Video Games do a much better job with sequels than the movie industry. Metal Gear Solid is another great example of a stellar video game follow-up
September 30, 2010
Lately yes that is the case. Even a game that got as panned as Iron Man, it's sequel was reporedly better. Then again, I'm told that the average Kane and Lynch had a really tepid sequel.
 
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