10 Comeback Video Games That Proved EVERYONE Wrong

Cyborgs, demon slayers, a bandicoot... and a change in perspective.

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As LL Cool J once said, don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years.

This is the exact sentiment held by many a game on this list. Games that took time to bake, games that were delayed, moved into the new generation, a new studio or just a new direction.

To be honest, it doesn’t take much to get a bad rep in the video game industry, and rightfully so, as many developers can seemingly be stuck in their ways. As a result, when announcing a new title, perhaps even a reboot for a franchise, developers can be met with opposition from fans.

This list, however, is dedicated to those comebacks that proved everyone wrong. Putting the Doom Slayer back into his natural habitat, giving Lara Croft a more distinct narrative and personality, or outright changing the perspective and tone from your prior, poorly received titles.

It's still important to remember that not every comeback story is a winner, and we’ve snuck in a few surprises that didn’t impress us after such a long wait.

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