10 Cult Classic Video Games That Deserve A Sequel

The games that TRULY deserve a second go.

Brutal Legend
Double Fine

Despite a wealth of new ideas in the industry, sequels are something that won't ever really go out of fashion.

Cult classics are a rare breed nowadays because of how fast the gaming industry is growing - and because the internet makes it even easier for people to share smaller games. Indie titles that would previously have gone under-appreciated - like Cuphead and Undertale - are suddenly receiving a lot more attention for how great they truly are.

This is exactly how it should be.

Unfortunately for many of the games on this list, this sudden lack of cult classics comes a little too late, as many of the following would certainly find sizeable fanbases today. Indeed, they are beloved for a reason, not selling particularly well in their respective time, these under-appreciated gems offered different things that more mainstream offerings could not.

Every single one of these games is deserving of a conclusion to their story; a second chance to show off their gameplay, and a second chance to really connect with new audiences.

Developers take note: These are the games people really want to see more of.

10. Stranglehold

Brutal Legend

Although a sequel to John Woo's Stranglehold has been in the making previously, it never saw the light of day.

That's a big shame, especially considering how fantastic the arcade-y gameplay mechanics of the first game were. Despite some pretty dated visuals, Stranglehold holds up surprisingly well because of how legitimately fun it is to play. The use of 'Tequila Time', destructible environments and unique power-ups are all a big reason for this.

Leaked concept videos of the sequel to Strangehold, titled Gun Runner, showed that the sequel would be a completely cooperative adventure featuring Chow Yun Fat and Vin Diesel. Although the gameplay shown doesn't much resemble Stranglehold, the idea of using the environmental destruction of the first game with a second player is truly exciting.

It may not be a game insistent on delivering an amazing plot with layered characters, but it certainly manages to be an entertaining shooter nonetheless. We need more games that we can turn our brain off to.


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