Top Ten Dead Video Game Franchises that Need Another Game as of 2019

Sometimes video game franchises haven’t had a game in awhile, and kinda confirms that franchise is dead. But here are ten dead video game franchises that need another game. It happened to Crash, it happened to Spyro, it happened to Medevil, so it should happen to these game franchises as well.

The Top Ten

1 TimeSplitters

A new TimeSplitters game could be interesting. Also, I noticed that Half-Life is on this list. Half-Life isn't a dead video game franchise. It's on hiatus. Half-Life 3 will come out eventually.

YES! I don't think they will make a 4th, but fans are working on a fan game called "TimeSplitters: Rewind" and it looks REALLLY good so far!

This game was my childhood, but if they make a sequel, they might make it really trendy and overuse CGI to the point where it's just pathetic. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

I remember playing this in the old days. A new entry would be awesome! - codgtamk34

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2 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Bring back the pre EA era - epicdongus69

Oh Yeah Yeah

Yes please - iliekpiez

I’d would die for a new Knights Of The Old Republic game, that game was awesome! - RadioHead03

3 Jet Set Radio

Yo, this franchise was awesome! What happened Sega? Make another new game please! - RadioHead03

The problem is that Sega doesn't even care about their other series other than Sonic anymore. - Mcgillacuddy

Sega, please! We need another JSR game! It’s been too long! - nintendofan126

Speaking of which... it's been awhile since the last time I have seen you on. - htoutlaws2012

4 Chrono

A new chrono game would make so happy. - Silence4101

A new Chrono game would be sweet. I loved Chrono Trigger on the SNES, and Chrono Cross for the PS1. come on Square, make a new Chrono game. - RadioHead03


SSX, wow what an amazing franchise! It takes snowboarding games to the next level, and makes them fun. SSX 3 is one of the best gaming experiences i’ve ever had. SSX Tricky was awesome. I’ve haven't played the original SSX yet. SSX On Tour was good but a huge step down after SSX 3. SSX Blur was... eh. SSX 2012 was good, but the physics were weird. As of now, we haven't seen an SSX game since 2012. We need a new SSX game similar to SSX 3 or Tricky. But hey SSX 3 just recently got a backwards compatibility with the Xbox One so that might mean something... - RadioHead03

6 Portal

The problem with this is that Valve doesn't care about making games right now. They are fully concentrated on profit. Maybe someday they'll come back but it's hard to tell at this point because they haven't announced anything in several years. They recently made some online card game that I forgot the name of, but it did not last at all because it was a pay to win cashgrab. I feel like this company is turning into one of those scumbag game companies but trying to stay more under the radar instead of being blatant about it. - Mcgillacuddy

Portal 3 would be awesome. But I seriously doubt they could come up with a good story for it... - EvanTheNerd

Valve is terrible at finishing trilogies, though. - TriggerTrashKid

Doubt that would happen, Valve can't count to 3 - ToddHoward

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7 Banjo-Kazooie

I'm not saying that Nintendo should buy out Rare, but I have a few problems with Microsoft's acquisition of Rare:
1. What did Rare EVER do for Microsoft?
2. Since Rare is a British company, while Nintendo is Japanese, I love the idea of Nintendo having more connections with other cultures.

They have Made a new banjo kazooie game but it sucks

Probably won't happen, since Microsoft bought Rare they've hardly payed any attention to poor Rare - myusernameisthis

If Rare made another Banjo-Kazooie game it would not be the same because the main developers of the game is not with the company. - Tag365

How is TIMESPLITTERS above banjo kazooie?!

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8 Burnout

I miss Burnout! For the love of God just make a new one. Takedown, Revenge and Paradise are three of the best racing games ever. - PlanetDeadwing

We need this supreme racing game back. It’s better than Hot Wheels. - BeastKool

Burnout is the best racing franchise ever. Who doesn't love taking down cars, and crashing them? Burnout 3 Takedown was awesome, so was Revenge. Dominator was okay. It just felt like a clone for Revenge. Paradise was awesome! My favorite in the franchise. Crash was just a cheap mobile type game that looked crap from the start. As of 2011, we haven't seen a new Burnout game. But in 2018 we got a remaster version of Paradise, so does that mean something? - RadioHead03

9 F Zero

I hope it happens, they tried to make one for the wii u but they cancelled it. - myusernameisthis

It's likely to happen. They did a new Star Fox, Bomberman (even though those sucked), and they're releasing Metroid Prime 4. A new F Zero might be right around the corner. - Mcgillacuddy

F-Zero was intense. It's been nearly two decades, this series deserves a revival more than anything.

I agree with you! It would be nice to do so! - MeeMeeCandy777

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10 Road Rash

That would be fun. - LightningStrike

I used to have this game on the PS1 and I genuinely believe it needs to be revived. It would be especially perfect as a rated M game considering how violent the idea of it was. - Mcgillacuddy

I remember this franchise. I have Road Rash 3D on my PS1, and it’s pretty fun. - RadioHead03

The Newcomers

? Spyro the Dragon

The Contenders

11 Bully

Actually, Rockstar confirmed that Bully 2 is their next game. They recently announced that voice actor tryouts are open. - Mcgillacuddy

That has not been officially confirmed yet, just a rumour at the moment - kanetheundertaker25

Bully is one of the most underrated games in my opinion. A sequel would be awesome. - RadioHead03

Bully 2 should be Rockstar's next game, hopefully their first for the ps5 - codgtamk34

According to rumors and credible leakers: Bully 2 is the next game to be released by Rockstar and that’s it’s been in production since 2012. If all that is true, then I can already tell this game is gonna be awesome. - nintendofan126

12 Half-Life

The reason there isn't a half life 3 or episode 3 is because valve can't count to 3

The little zombie things gave me nightmares

Guys, Half Life 3 is coming. Just wait 234 years. - RadioHead03

Hey, I made the third comment on this! Wait a minute, three comments...HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!

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13 Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus Uprising 2 for the win - BeastKool

We haven't seen a new Kid Icarus game since 2012. Maybe Sakurai is busy with Smash. So I respect that. - RadioHead03

14 Crimson Skies
15 Skate

These games took down the skateboarding video game titan Tony Hawk. Skate takes realistic approach to the Skateboarding game formula, and does it well. All 3 Skate games are fantastic, and Skate It was pretty cool. As of 2010, we haven't seen a new Skate game. We need Skate 4! - RadioHead03

16 Crash Bandicoot

There makind a racing game about this franchise in 2019 for Nintendo Switch

And no, I don't mean remakes

Oh yeah, hell yeah - TriggerTrashKid

17 Earthbound

PLEASE, we NEED either Mother 4, localised Mother 3 (ideal name: EarthBound Future) uncensored or a collection of the entire trilogy (my ideal name for it: EarthBound: Reborn Trilogy).

Me: Hey Nintendo I have a suggestion for a game...
Nintendo: Oh sure anything, except if you say Mother 4 if you do you'll die!
Me:... - tacoperson

Still waiting for Mother 3... - RadioHead03

Meanwhile at E3...
Nintendo: "We have new Kriby, Super Smash Bros. contenders, a New Mario Game, new Metroid, new Yoshi, new console, new hats, new phone apps, our own web browser, new jobs, and Disney bought us! Oh, and no Mother 4." - Mcgillacuddy

18 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

And I mean a new entry in the series, not a remaster or remake of an older Spyro game - codgtamk34

Theirs a new one coming out peter knetter is postively happy

I used to love Spyro. - 2storm

19 Rayman

Rayman is far from a dead game franchise. Rayman Origins and Legends were fantastic games. - Mcgillacuddy

20 Jak and Daxter

If they release a new entry, all I hope is they add lots of checkpoints during missions. Anyone remember Jak 2? - codgtamk34

Haven't been a game for almost 10 years now. The lost frontier was released November 2009.

Nah, I think the series ended perfectly. It doesn't need a sequel. - Drawbox

Yes. - RadioHead03

21 World Heroes
22 Guitar Hero

I still love this game and play it today. Shame it went under.


Guitar Hero Live was a flop from what i’ve heard. But Rock Band 4 was a success. I kind of feel bad for Guitar Hero. Activision just doesn't know how to make a Guitar Hero game. If they try to make a new one, it might flop. But if they do know how to figure it out, then they can make a new Guitar Hero game. - RadioHead03

23 Earthworm Jim
24 Kaiser Knuckle

Unlike Street Fighter II, this game DID have beautiful characters in its playable roster instead of the BOSS roster. - Interrogator

25 Team Fortress
26 Pandemonium
27 Ninja Gaiden
28 Darkstalkers Darkstalkers
29 System Shock
30 Super Monkey Ball

Hey Sega, I'd like a new GOOD Super Monkey Ball game with a side of Segagaga localization please. - epicdongus69

There's a fan game being worked on - myusernameisthis

31 Ice Climber

WHY? They need more purpose than a Smash filler! - RosalinaX

32 Tomodachi Life

Please Tomodachi Life for the Switch! - LittleAwesomeApple

Tomodachi Life 2, please! It's been a while since Nintendo released this game, and hopefully, there'll be more options for you to choose in the game. - IceFoxPlayz

More like tomodachi 3
think it should be called tomodachi life 2 instead of tomodachi 3?
heh I wanted to call it tomodachi life 2 as well except something blew my mind
like I'll blow your minds
tomodachi life is a sequel to tomodachi collection
never heard of tomodachi collection?
cause it came 2009 & was exclusive to japan - e9090

33 Sonic Adventure

We need that Sonic Adventure 3. - EvanWellens

Sonic Heroes and Sonic Adventure - BeastKool

UUGGGHHH! I AM TIRED OF YOU FRICKS! YOUR RUINING SONIC FOR EVERYONE! WHY DO WE NEED SONIC ADVENTURE 3? WHY! That was a joke, I actually want a sonic adventure 3. - myusernameisthis

34 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
35 Skylanders

In 2019 we need Trap Team Imaginators where you can create villains to battle. We definitely need that. - Carly19781

This is a good thing that the franchise is dead. - RadioHead03

Na, this series is better off left dead - codgtamk34

Imaginators killed the series, we need a remake of trap team or maybe even a new one that is as good as trap team.

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36 Lego Star Wars

They'll probably make 4 for Rouge One, Solo, and Episodes 8 and 9 - codgtamk34

37 Midnight Club
38 Silent Hill

Yes. I would honestly like to see another one like Shattered Memories.

Latest we got was PT. - Cyri

39 Neverwinter Nights
40 Tak and the Power of Juju
41 Klonoa

Aw, Klonoa. Man I remember playing that game on the Wii. Why can't Bandi Namco make a new game. - RadioHead03

42 Whacked!
43 Disney Infinity

Yes please bring this back that would be nice - Lpsgirl

I miss this biting it back

44 Nintendogs

O yes

45 Borderlands

Oooh, a new Borderlands is coming out. - RadioHead03

I loved Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the PS4. I thought Both 2 and The Pre-Sequel were good games. I think another Borderlands sequel needs to happen. - B1ueNew

46 Super Mario Galaxy

There are so many 3d games that are used in motion controls, and this is no different. The only reason why Smg3 hasn't come out yet is because Miyamoto said that the motion controls would be awkward and that is absurd because lots of modern games have motion controls on the switch like Mario party for example and Odyssey, which is a 3d game for crying out loud, every Super Mario Galaxy game gets a good reception and Nintendo should make this for the next 3d mario game.

Please no, the galexy games sucked, they made me sick with the camera. - myusernameisthis

We have Mario Odyssey, another 3d Mario game - codgtamk34


47 Deltarune

Honestly, consider this: Deltarune has only one chapter as of now. Sure, the other chapters will take time, but people will get rowdy and want more. It's a good game, as well as an UNDERTALE spinoff. For those thinking, no. It is not UNDERTALE 2. I'm also not saying this just because of people wanting more of this game. If you play the game, you get tons of plot development and mysteries waiting to be solved. The ending leaves many cliff hangers and people don't like to be left hanging. What happened to Lancer and Ralsei? Do Kris and Susie ever go back to the Dark Realm? We may never know until Chapter 2. Plus, this may lead to us finally finding out who W.D. Gaster is (There's and Easter egg where his face glitches onto the screen for a few seconds).

Theory: chapter 2 will have you “babysitting” papyrus

48 Ape Escape

It would make sense to reveal a game in May, since the that's when the series turns 20. - Drawbox

Ape Escape on the PS1 was an awesome game. A new Ape Escape game would be sweet, or a HD remaster. - RadioHead03

49 Golden Sun

There were just so many unanswered questions throughout Dark Dawn and a gigantic percent of the world remains unexplorable. And come on, what's with that cliffhanger ending? - xdanxlei

50 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
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1. TimeSplitters
2. Chrono
3. Jet Set Radio
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2. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
3. Portal
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