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12 Best Video Game Comebacks Of All Time

New Spyro is BY FAR the best Spyro.

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One constantly fluctuating element of gaming is the quality of a long-running series.

That ain't a dig at the video game industry specifically. It's tough to maintain a consistent level of quality regardless of whatever medium you're working in. That much has been proven by Game of Thrones. As a result, a lot of beloved characters and franchises drop off the map. Although it isn't always down to a dip in quality that characters disappear, sometimes audiences just decide they've had enough and that leads to developers retiring them.

But occasionally, something wonderful happens: Those characters make a glorious comeback, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere. Be it after a lengthy absence or after absolutely tanking in popularity, is there any better feeling than seeing your favourite hero making a glorious comeback?

Answer: No. Especially when it comes to the following titles.

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Here are some classic video game characters who made one hell of a comeback, and did it with style. As is usually the case, I've likely forgotten some very obvious examples, so leave a comment and maybe we can get another one going. Let's do this!

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