The long-awaited video game sequels either live up to players’ expectations or become devastating flops. We have collected five sequels that did not shame the honor of the originals.
Sequels are always getting more anticipated than the original game that has to work its way up from scratch. If the first part was a complete commercial success and success with critics, then special hopes are pinned on the continuation. Unfortunately for the players, there are not many games that have managed to justify them. However, we managed to find for you five best sequels of the first installments of the most iconic gaming franchises of our time.
Uncharted 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. The first part told the story of Nathan Drake, a treasure hunter whose love of adventure can only rival his passion for shooting bad guys, climbing walls and jumping in the Tarzan style.
The second game took all the good things from the first and doubled it down. The scenery became even more incredible, the story was exciting. In the end, the game turned out to be just phenomenal and did not disappoint the fans. Uncharted 2 is an example of how a good sequel should be done.
Halo 2 was one of those sequels that didn’t differ much from the first game. Nevertheless, the project turned out to be so effective that absolutely everyone liked it. Hey, if it works, don’t touch! Apparently, the developers thought so, and they were not mistaken.
The first Halo had everything a sci-fi first-person shooter should have. The project was exciting, visually pleasing, and the fight was incredibly fun. In Halo 2, all of this was recreated, and there were very few complaints about the new product. The developers knew what made the first game so successful, and they skillfully implemented it all in the sequel.
Red dead redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of those games that is so well done that it has become a foundational argument for whether video games should be considered an art form. While the game is technically a prequel rather than a sequel, it deserves more mention and recognition than it has already received, mainly because of how incredibly well done it is.
Love for this title has spread throughout the world. It has been voted Game of the Year by many publications and has received numerous other awards. Also, the project often tops the list of the most beloved games of many players of all time, and this is quite natural. The title is incredible thanks to its open world, tremendous attention to detail and captivating storyline.
Batman: Arkham City
Batman is a pop culture icon loved by many. Whenever a movie, TV series, or game comes out that tells the story of a crusader in a cloak, fans create an incredible box office for the project. This was the case with Batman: Arkham Asylum, and the same thing happened when this sequel came out.
To the delight of fans and critics alike, the second game in the series was incredibly well done. It was bigger and worked better. It included everything a Batman game should have. There are many villains from Batman’s rogue gallery to be found here, as well as an antagonist as beloved and recognizable as the hero. In addition, combat and research mechanics were so phenomenally developed that for a short time, players really felt like Batman.
Assassin’s creed ii
When the first Assassin’s Creed game came out, it had an instant following. However, it was not a perfect game. There were noticeable shortcomings and problems with the speed of the narrative in it, but there was so much potential in the franchise that players just couldn’t wait to see how the story develops further… And then Assassin’s Creed II came out, and it was better than the first game in every way.
The second part became the title that fans wanted so much. It had a stunning storyline, fun gameplay, incredible stealth mechanics and a soundtrackso gorgeous and iconic that people still listen to it to this day. Assassin’s Creed II has become one of the best video games ever.