#1 Posted by bassman2112 (987 posts) -

Hey guys,

I don't know about you, but there are some game series' where I've only played the second or third in the series - not the first. For me, that includes Assassin's Creed II, Rayman 2, Chameleon Twist 2, Twisted Metal Black, Final Fantasy 6, Killzone 2, Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Quake 2.

How about for all of you? =)

#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

i never played the first resident evil, just 2, 4, and 5.

#3 Posted by SlightConfuse (3995 posts) -

Diablo 3

Resident evil 4

#4 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19816 posts) -
  • Killzone (Killzone 2, Killzone 3)
  • Resident Evil (Resident Evil 4)
  • Final Fantasy (FFX, FFXIII)
  • Persona (Persona 3 FES, Persona 4)
  • Street Fighter (SFII HD Remix, SFIV, SSFIV)
  • Tekken (Tekken 6)
  • Kirby
  • Metroid
  • Mario Kart

List goes on.

#5 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

resident evil 2,4,5, i kind of feel like i know what it's about because friend told me and watched videos.

counter strike source,

fallout new vegas.

mass effect 2.

#6 Posted by Winternet (8234 posts) -
  • Persona (only played Persona 4)
  • yeah, I guess that's pretty much it
#7 Posted by captain_clayman (3347 posts) -

fallout. never played 1 or 2. also crash bandicoot. huge fan of the second and third, never bought the first.

#8 Posted by ClairvoyantVibrations (925 posts) -

Persona, Started with 3

Street Fighter, Started with 2

Diablo, Started with 2

#9 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

Diablo 3, Resident evil 4 and 5, Street Fighter (started at 4)

#10 Posted by BaneFireLord (3083 posts) -

I haven't played any of the DOS TES games, nor have I played (much) of any Fallout games pre Bethesda.

#11 Posted by Nightriff (6213 posts) -

Fallout 3, Oblivion and Skyrim, Civ 4 and Revolution, SimCity 3000, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty 4 and on, Deus Ex: HR, GTA 3 and on, MGS and on, Metroid Prime, Red Dead Redemption, Saint's Row 2 and on, Rainbow Six: Vegas, those just off the top of my head.

#12 Edited by Svenzon (796 posts) -

Street Fighter (only 2 and onwards), SWAT and Thief come to mind. Actually I think I played the demo for Thief 1, but I'm not sure.

Edit: Oh, and The Elder Scrolls games of course. Could never get Arena to work.

#13 Posted by believer258 (12697 posts) -
  • Killzone
  • Resident Evil
  • Deus Ex
  • Saints Row
  • Just Cause
  • The Elder Scrolls
  • Twisted Metal
  • Final Fantasy
  • Red Faction
  • Command and Conquer

That's what I can think of for now. I'm certain that there's a ton more to mention, but those are what I can think of off the top of my head.

@captain_clayman said:

also crash bandicoot. huge fan of the second and third, never bought the first.

Eh. Don't bother. It doesn't even have analog control. It's certainly not a bad game, it just doesn't measure up to anywhere near the standards of the second and third games.

#14 Posted by Atlas (2558 posts) -

Umm, most of them? Only franchises I've been there for from the beginning were the very modern ones like Mass Effect and Assassin's Creed.

Major examples of games I loved without ever playing any of the previous games includes Civ 5 (did play Civ Rev but that doesn't really count), The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Total War: Shogun 2.

#15 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1955 posts) -
  • The Elder Scrolls
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Final Fantasy
  • Dragon Quest
  • Star Fox
  • Metroid
  • Diablo (bought the battle chest, but I don't plan on playing the first one.)

I usually buy any re-releases of famous franchise predecessors. I like to see the history behind my games.

#16 Posted by JasonR86 (10003 posts) -

Uncharted. I've played 2 and 3 but I've only played the demo of 1.

#17 Posted by AngelN7 (2999 posts) -

Oh so many Fallout , Resident Evil , Persona , Shin Megami Tensei , Final Fantasy , Kingdom Hearts , Uncharted , Assasisn's Creed ... Actually I can't remember wich franchises I've played since the first one other than Mass Effect , Halo , Smash Brothers and ... yeah there must be others but can't remember

#18 Posted by smekke (84 posts) -

The most recent are Max Payne and Diablo. Yeah... I know.

#19 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

Diablo, Resistance, Rainbow Six, Call of Duty

#20 Edited by BulletproofMonk (2734 posts) -
  • Persona 
  • Resident Evil 
  • Fallout 
  • Kingdom Hearts 
  • Red Dead 
  • Yakuza 
  • Deus Ex 
  • Final Fantasy 
  • The Elder Scrolls 
  • Saints Row 
  • Just Cause 
  • Battlefield 
  • Call of Duty 
Probably even more.
#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11944 posts) -

Witcher 2, Fallout (3 and New Vegas), Mario Kart, Saints Row (The Third), Killzone 2, Splinter Cell (I've played Chaos Theory and Double Agent), and probably some others. I dunno.

#22 Edited by egg (1615 posts) -

I've played Jak 2, and Daxter, but not the first Jak

played Ratcher Size Matters but no other Ratchet

played Resistance Retribution but no other Resistance

I've played Mr Driller 2 and Mr Driller Drill Spirits, but not the first Mr Driller =(

despite playing almost every Wipeout title, I've never properly played the first Wipeout, but I did play the demo of it and rented the Saturn version (which was an incredibly poor port)

#23 Posted by mikey87144 (1989 posts) -
  • Street Fighter
  • Killzone
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Gran Turismo and Forza
  • Elder Scrolls

The more I think about it I've probably played the sequels to a lot of games instead of the originals.

#24 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

Street Fighter, Rainbow Six, MK, MvC, Resident Evil, and a bunch of stuff really.

#25 Posted by kogasu (150 posts) -
  • The Elder Scrolls (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim)
  • Legacy of Kain (Blood Omen 2, Soul Reaver 2)
  • Half-Life (2)

These are the only non fighting games I can think of right now.

  • Soul Calibur (2, 3, 4, 5) *Unless you count Soul Edge as 1 then disregard this
  • Dead or Alive (3)
  • Street Fighter (2, alpha....blah blah whatever)
  • Tekken (2,3,4,5 etc)
  • Guilty Gear (XX2 Reload)
  • Capcom vs SNK (2)

I swear I'm not a huge fighting game fan. They're just easier to start at a sequel heh.

#26 Posted by jmood88 (406 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption

#27 Posted by Dimsey (1108 posts) -

Call of Duty, Resident, Evil, Elder Scrolls, Twisted Metal, Final Fantasy, Half-life, Street Fighter, Rainbow Six... 
Probably a lot more that isn't immediately coming to mind.

#28 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3500 posts) -

Diablo, Zelda, Tekken, Marvel vs Capcom, Red Dead, Twisted Metal.

#29 Posted by Sanryd (1441 posts) -

Fallout 3 and Just Cause 2 come to mind.

#30 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1244 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto. Played from GTA 3 on but never the first two. I really should rectify that.

#31 Posted by washablemarkers (95 posts) -

Saints Row. Grand Theft Auto. Paper Mario.

#32 Posted by SaFt (415 posts) -

I've played every game in the series except the first Silent Hill, altough i watched my older brother and his friends play it quite a bit.

The single other one that comes to mind at the moment is Red Dead Redepmtion.

#33 Posted by PoisonDoughnut (4 posts) -

Saints Row, Hitman, Kane and Lynch, Grand Theft Auto. With other games (Uncharted, Half Life) I started at the beginning even after the sequels were already out so I could see the backstory.

#34 Posted by Toxeia (743 posts) -

I've not played Fallout 1 (only 2 and on) and I've only played Saints Row: The Third. Those are the only two I can think of.

However, I saw a couple Final Fantasies in the lists here. I'd almost argue it doesn't count since there's no continuity in the series. I could see it if you had played FFX-2 and not FFX.

#35 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

Assassins Creed, only played 2 and brotherhood.

#36 Posted by Fearbeard (863 posts) -

Killzone: Never played the first on PS2.

Hitman: Never played Hitman, started with Hitman 2

I'm sure there are more, but those are the two coming to mind right now.

#37 Posted by Angre_Leperkan439 (369 posts) -

Street Fighter, Red Dead Redemption, GTA (played Vice City before the earlier ones), Resident Evil 4, a few others I'm sure

#38 Posted by ImaTreee (206 posts) -

Diablo Persona The Elder Scrolls Final Fantasy

#39 Posted by Socialone (207 posts) -

Shame on me, but I couldn't get in the first Deus Ex no matter how hard I tried this autumn. I usually make a point of playing vintage classics before the new releases (Half-life, Metal Gear Solid), but I couldn't for this one. Good thing Human Revolution was a prequel.

#40 Edited by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Hitman.  Played and finished every game except for the first.  
Technically I have played the first, but only for a couple minutes, long enough to decide that playing it with keyboard was not going to happen.  Hitman 2 was my introduction to the series. 
----edit.  another notable is Quake.

#41 Posted by SamFo (1639 posts) -

Assassins Creed starts at AC2

#42 Posted by RecSpec (4563 posts) -

Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Twisted Metal, Red Dead, Gex, Saints Row, GTA, Mario Kart, Civ

#43 Posted by Slag (5474 posts) -

Dynasty Warriors, Grand Theft Auto

#44 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6420 posts) -

Tekken, Elder Scrolls, Red Dead, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and probably more that I can't remember.

#45 Posted by Danteveli (1288 posts) -

Dune 2

Nothing else comes to my mind now.

#46 Posted by Vexxan (4624 posts) -

Elder Scrolls(Skyrim was the first one I really sat down with and played a lot) and Final Fantasy(XIII and XIII-2 are the only ones I've finished but I've tried out most of the other games but only for short times).