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Can anyone think of any franchises that died (or seem to have died) last gen.

Criteria im looking at is as follows:

-Must have had a game come out last gen and the generation before

-Does not have to be confirmed dead but looks that way.

For example two that sprung to my mind are red faction and Mercenaries. Red Faction could conceivably come back but Mercenaries seems almost certainly done which is nuts when you think back to how much people loved the first one and the hype going in to the second.

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I'd say Crash Bandicoot, but that might have some chance at coming back at some point.

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In a sense, Spyro. Does the franchise have a future outside of Skylanders?

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Bayonetta *gasp*

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Gears of War and God of War, I don't think a lot of people want game 5 in these franchises.

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Perfect Dark.

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@nezza: Perfect Dark does not count because it was only on N64 and Xbox 360. It has to be on last gen and the gen beforeit.

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#12  Edited By Fredchuckdave

Resistance: Fall of Man

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Now I just thought of Burnout and got really sad.

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#15  Edited By mosespippy

For the time being at least, Medal of Honor.

Probably Driver as well. The 2K Baseball games are done as well. SSX probably died too.

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Wouldn't say Resident Evil died, but it certainly bottomed out. A concrete certainty there'll be another one soon.

I feel like I'm inches away from making a "Resident-Evil-died-last-gen-but-will-reanimate-hurr-durr" joke.

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#19  Edited By Fredchuckdave

Binary Domain

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Tony Hawk, I mean technically they are working on a new one but that game is dead to everyone at this point.

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Yeah, Socom didn't have a pleasant death. Till this day the Socom Fans where some of the most angriest gamers I've seen. Alot of rage of the Socom forums cussing out the devs, shit was hilarious. SUKMYTUBAN was one of the Socom fans that really pissed off the devs.

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He made vids expressing his dissatisfaction about the newer Socom games for a few years, it all started when he got banned from a Socom website. Anyway he's apart of making the spiritual successor of Socom called H-Hour.

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The Developer that made the original Socom games is making H-Hour, and invited SUKMYTURBAN to be part of the production of it.

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@falserelic: Zipper did get one of the biggest screw jobs ever. Remember that their game released during the PSN outage? The multiplayer was unplayable for more than a month after that games release.

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#23  Edited By jaycrockett

If you consider X-men legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance part of the same franchise (same developer), looks like that franchise is dead.

Also SSX is most surely dead. Very sad.

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Midnight Club? Haven't heard from that in a while. And though it pains me to say it..... Burnout :(

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Half-life,hurhurhur.

Silent Hill maybe? My own personal feelings for any of them aside, none of the new Silent Hills were regarded that well by fans or critics/reviewers in general, and HD version shit the bed until it had no shit left in it so it shit out all of its blood and then died by drowning in a pool of shit blood. So I don't see another one of those coming unless they bet on a somewhat safe horse and just do a remake/remaster of 1 that sticks to the original.

Hitman, I enjoyed parts of the last one but I was pretty mellow with it as was just about everyone it seemed, I'd like a new one that sticks closer to what made the games fun in the first place but it didn't seem like it did well enough to garner another one, at least not yet.

And Brothers in Arms, I love the Brothers in Arms series, I seem to be the only person alive who loves the Brothers in Arms series, also the last one was just managing to scoot in towards the end of the WW2 FPS genre that would not die for years so I don't know how many people would care for another WW2 shooter.

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#26  Edited By chrissedoff

Prince of Persia RIP

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Guitar Hero

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#28  Edited By falserelic

@iigrayfoxii said:

@falserelic: Zipper did get one of the biggest screw jobs ever. Remember that their game released during the PSN outage? The multiplayer was unplayable for more than a month after that games release.

That outage did set them back, but the game was already doom. Personally I actually enjoyed Socom 4 multiplayer. I did play the original Socom Games, but I never had the chance to play those games online. The only thing I can do is compare Socom 4 campaign to the originals. The older Socom games beats Socom 4 campaign by along shot.

Anyway Socom 4 was probably my most played online game I played on ps3 last gen, and my second will be Battlefield:Bad Company 2. I do look forward to playing H-Hour, but that won't come out until next year.

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#29  Edited By jkz

@zolroyce said:

And Brothers in Arms, I love the Brothers in Arms series, I seem to be the only person alive who loves the Brothers in Arms series, also the last one was just managing to scoot in towards the end of the WW2 FPS genre that would not die for years so I don't know how many people would care for another WW2 shooter.

Oh trust me you're not alone. Road to Hill 30 is still one the most fun first-playthroughs I've had in a game ever. Bound in Blood felt like it was treading some water but I even loved Hell's Highway. The squad mechanics in those games are so tight and so free of extraneous touches that it was hard not to fall in love with them.

Also poor, poor Prince of Persia. The Sands of Time trilogy was SO damn good (even Warrior Within I don't give a damn).

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Silent hill Might not be dead, but definitely needs a reboot!

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#31  Edited By LackingSaint

Jak & Daxter probably fits. There was that terrible PSP game, but after Naughty Dog abandoned the series it became pretty clear all the love had been sapped out of it.

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I'm hoping Advance Wars isn't a dead franchise because I'm wondering if low sales will stop Nintendo from ever making another one. I'm hoping the series will get its 3DS game but I have my doubts. Days of Ruin is going to be released on the Japan E-Shop so hopefully I'm wrong.

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Silent hill Might not be dead, but definitely needs a reboot!

It does, Downpour had good ideas, but the game Overall could have been better executed. As for Shattered Memories and Book of Memories I didn't like those games at all.

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#34  Edited By hippie_genocide

I did play the original Socom Games, but I never had the chance to play those games online. The only thing I can do is compare Socom 4 campaign to the originals. The older Socom games beats Socom 4 campaign by along shot.

Whaaaaaaat? Socom 1 & 2 were great multiplayer games on the PS2. I didn't even touch the single player other than to unlock the SAS gear in S2. I would play the shit out of an HD-ified Socom 2 if they released it today.

Anyway, yeah, Burnout. Why don't they make these anymore? From what I recall, the last Burnout (Paradise) did pretty well for EA. Pretty sad that Criterion was cannibalized to feed the Need For Speed machine.

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@fredchuckdave: One day you will get it.

It's called "trolling".

Besides, as of now "last gen" means the 360 and PS3, and "gen before last" means PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. In which case, I want to see another open world Jak and Daxter game with proper aiming instead of that funky auto-lock that the 2 and 3 had.

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Halo.

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@falserelic said:

I did play the original Socom Games, but I never had the chance to play those games online. The only thing I can do is compare Socom 4 campaign to the originals. The older Socom games beats Socom 4 campaign by along shot.

Whaaaaaaat? Socom 1 & 2 were great multiplayer games on the PS2. I didn't even touch the single player other than to unlock the SAS gear in S2. I would play the shit out of an HD-ified Socom 2 if they released it today.

Anyway, yeah, Burnout. Why don't they make these anymore? From what I recall, the last Burnout (Paradise) did pretty well for EA. Pretty sad that Criterion was cannibalized to feed the Need For Speed machine.

Back then I didn't have online.The only thing I could do is play Single Player games. I did hear alot of great things about Socom 1&2 online, but I couldn't play them.

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#38  Edited By Giantstalker

Command and Conquer along with Red Alert instantly jump to mind.

As does SimCity.

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#39  Edited By bluefish

SO: as it stands, pending possible reboots

Crash Bandicoot

Socom

Command and Conquer

Wipeout (racer)

Burnout

Jak and Daxter

Driver

Medal of Honor (pending a reboot)

MLB 2K series

Perfect Dark

Twisted Metal

Project Gotham Racing

Prince of Persia

Guitar Hero

Brothers in Arms

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@zolroyce: It's already been confirmed that a new Hitman is being made.

@fredchuckdave: Oh man. Thanks for that laugh. Almost made me shed a tear.

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@zolroyce: It's already been confirmed that a new Hitman is being made.

I heard it was going to be a prequel. I am a fan of the Hitman series, but that last Hitman game absolution was a disappointment for me. It took away some stuff I enjoyed about the older games, and I found it to be boring at times.

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Unreal Tournament is probably gone for good.

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@zolroyce said:

My own personal feelings for any of them aside, none of the new Silent Hills were regarded that well by fans or critics/reviewers in general

None of them?
None of them?

Also, this seems particularly relevant.

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SSX is the big name that comes to mind

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Ubisoft drove basically all the "Tom Clancy's" franchises to the ground and with the death of the author himself I can't see any of them seeing the light of day any time soon. Splinter Cell will probably survive though.

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#46  Edited By Seppli

@zombie2011 said:

SSX is the big name that comes to mind

What was wrong with SSX? The things it done right were terrific. Trick courses without death drops were awesome, and the RiderNet stuff was really neat - and together with AutoLog - kinda leading the way to more connected and competitive and dynamic online integration. Those daily challenges are everywhere now, and gaming is better for it.

Why wouldn't EA eventually revisit SSX? It did fairly well I believe, despite being pitted against Mass Effect 3. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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#47  Edited By SomberOwl

Yep like others have said:

  • SOCOM
  • Twisted Metal
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@video_game_king: I personally loved Shattered Memories and it did win multiple Giantbomb awards (Including Best Wii game and best ending of 2009) and it did get some favorable reviews elsewhere including Gametrailers and GameSpot but it also got a good share of poor reviews as well, plenty of 2 and 3 out of 5 stars and 6 out of 10's etc.
It did a lot better then Homecoming and Downpour but I don't think it did well enough to save the series as far as a new one next/this gen goes.
Hey, I would love for anyone to prove me wrong though, I would highly enjoy a remake of 2 in a similar style of Shattered Memories.
Saying none was a bad choice of words though.

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Depending on your definition of dead....

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#50  Edited By crithon

Wipeout was the biggest surprise to me personally. Hard for me to imagine a sony console without a new wipeout.

Nintendo and EA are hard to prediction they often dig up something later.