Top 10 Forgotten Video Game Series


The Top Ten

1 Crash Bandicoot

What is this even nobody has heard about it probs

It already have a triligy remake - SuperGamer03

I remember him being one of sony's popular mascots throughout the ps1 era. I still have his first 5 games!

Crash has gone through so many developers over time, but I just wish Naughty Dog would make his games again. - EnchantingWizardOfRhythm

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2 Battle Toads

They should really bring this game back, it’s a good game

The battletoads are going to be in the new ready player one movie - Granton8ter05

They should really consider bringing back Battle Toads - egnomac

It's been years since they made a battle toads game.

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3 Bonk

When I saw the link to this page I already knew who I was going to vote for and I'm glad to see he's in the top 3! It's a real shame that Hudson Soft went under right before they were going to release a new one...

what kind of name is bonk
no wonder its forgotten - arcanine

Sounds like a sex game

I'm not really in to Bonk.

4 Rayman

Hopefully a switch title will happen - Ilikegames

I miss these series, I used to always play these games. now they have that stupid white rabbit. - dragon13304

We want rayman not rabbids - ikerevievs

Rayman 2 the great escape was my first video game I have ever played! Rayman is awesome and now they ruined it

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5 Kid Icarus

Woah, the company who came up with this is smart, but the people's software not

What happened... one of the greatest games for NES. Shame its gone...

It's back, but we don't know of a sequel to it's reboot. - Skullkid755

really is a diamond in the rough

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6 Gex

This was a series about a gecko who was transported to the media dimension after he had swallowed a transmitter that he mistook for a fly. With consoles taken over by first person shooters, it would be great to have series back on the run.

I used to love Gex. I used to love his wisecracking dialogue and love of T.V. and pop culture references.

Vex should come back. He was such a beloved character.

I don't understand what's so great about a gecko that's obsessed with T.V.. Whoever is obsessed with T.V. has no life. Nobody wants to see a wise lizard, unless it's selling them insurance. *coughs* Geico. I remember watching that Dorkly video where Gex meets with his agent, and his video game series is over. He did want to be in Super Smash Brothers for 3DS & Wii U. So, what happened to Gex? Well, he's a Pokemon now & his name is Charizard. Hey, at least he got into Super Smash Brothers... As a Pokemon. I wouldn't want his own video game series to be rebooted.

7 TimeSplitters

You know how long I wanted to see a Timesplitters reboot for a decade now and stil never got it, I argue for this is one of the best FPS series I've ever played and now it's 2015 not everyone will remember it's awesomeness - htoutlaws2012

8 Panzer Dragoon
9 Max Payne

No this will probably come back - ikerevievs

10 Chameleon Twist

I've never heard of it, but I guess that's the point.

I never heard of it. - RalphBob

The Contenders

11 Sly Cooper

I really want a sly cooper 5

12 Golden Axe
13 Jak and Daxter

Where is Jak 4? Seriously, I am not the only one expecting another Jak games from you guys Naughtydog. Jak and Daxter games are a much better franchise than Uncharted will ever be. I wouldn't be so upset with Naughtydog if Insomniac didn't do two series at the same time which they did. But you guys take two years (2007, 2009, 2011) just to release an Uncharted game with little innovation or improvement over the last and without doing another video games series at the same time. What? I know that Andy Gavin and Jason Reuben left but that shouldn't mean that you would go corrupt without those two. We expect great games from you with or without Andy and Jason.

This is my idea for the next Jak game you should make. If not Jak 4, how about a whole new Jak and Daxter series say "The Recursor Legacy" (as it is no longer the PREcursor Legacy) Let Jak go through the adventure with only his four original weapons from Jak 2, and throw in the Jak 3 weapons later when he gets into ...more

These are the best games I've ever played EASY. The free roam is excellent, the story is even better, the gameplay is fun and fast, though challenging. The script is funny, the ideas are great (e. G dark jak, desert missions, that impossible tank level on jak 2! ) and it's such a shame that they never make any where NEAR as good platformers nowadays than 2001. Ratchet and Clank? Still a great game, but nothing compared to Jak and Daxter. Thank GOD the Jak games are coming to ps3 in February (the best in my opinion is jak 2) with 3d and trophies. But only 1, 2 and 3 (Jak x and TLF aren't coming)

Why didn't naughty dog ever make a Jak And Daxter for ps3? Sure, uncharted is a great game, and more popular, but think about those poor platform fans who are tired of ratchet and clank. I actually like Jak and daxter way better than uncharted. Here are my ratings:
1. Jak 2: Renegade 10/10
2. Jak and daxter: The precursor legacy 9.5/10
3. Jak 3 9/10
4. The Lost Frontier ...more

these games have never gotten the attention they deserve and have fade into obscurity. - lethaldose

NO game of the generation came CLOSE! I've played less advanced games from 2014!

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14 Earthbound / Mother

Only 1 game was released in the US, and sold horribly because it's catchphrase is "This game stinks."

Awesome games, but it just looks Like Nintendo doesn't care for getting more of it's Games to west

I'm feeling that Nintendo actually cares about though, They finally approved EarthBound for VC, Had Ness in Smash Bros. And tried their best to make it appeal to everyone, but failed because of things like Call of Duty and all the others that were pushing us to the side like trash... Itoi must have been sad after the results of the series in America...

Mother 3 US. ;(

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15 Streets of Rage
16 Ice Climbers

the better version of smash brothers but no video game for this except nintendo, gameboy and other old consoles - ronluna

Dig Dug and this are the only on the list that don't suck.


17 Warlords Battlecry

I don't know how people could not love this game

18 Alex Kidd

They will make another Alex Kidd game, when pigs start to fly.

SEGA, continue doing more Alex Kidd games. - playstationfan66

I don't know if was released any game of this serie to other VideoGames
But I think it was released only in Master System.

Breaking news, pigs have been found flying!
I guess we get our Alex Kidd games now, right?

19 Suikoden

what happened to this game? - ronluna

20 Dig-Dug

Hell yeah Dig Dug! Whatever happened to that little blue guy? - laotahn

21 Spyro the Dragon

It's a huge shame what happened to him. The only good game with him these days is Skylanders, and that's not even really about him. I hated Enter the Dragonfly, I hated A Hero's Tail, I cried when I played the Legend of Spyro series. The only Spyro games I ever will play is the first three. Those were amazing. Spyro, please come back to your normal self.

*Cries* I miss the classic series so much!

I’m sure most kids now just taking Spyro IS from skylanders - Ilikegames

22 ToeJam & Earl

Loved this game as a kid!

23 King of Fighters
24 Banjo-Kazooie

Would be more popular, if it wasn't for Nuts & Bolts.

They should make a Banjo Threeie without cars.

25 Klonoa

I didn't know about this until I saw a youtube video about how the series died out. - Skullkid755

Truly an underrated series that deserved much more. - Fatalinger

( - ︵ - ) *cries*

Really, I'm cryin'. That series were best, please. Namco, make less Pacman, and more Klonoa.

26 Bubsy

Bubsy is finally back in 2017! - Granton8ter05

Actually, many know about this, just not in a good way. - Skullkid755

Some things really are better off to be left alone.

I don't think anyone wants another Bubsy game.

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27 Mega Man

If only Capcom wasn't treating it like trash. - shawnmccaul22

Especially the Star Force series and the Battle Network series - PerfectImpulseX

Best series ever

28 Chrono

Best game ever made.

29 F-Zero

How is Pokemon forgetful Everybody remembers it by heart - Jake09

Give us a new fzero Nintendo! - HeavyDonkeyKong

30 Plants vs Zombies
31 Mafia

The best game I have played yet...excluding mafia 2 and 3 of course they truly fail to capture the unique essence of this kickass game. i

32 Contra

Arguably the best game series on NES platform, nobody even tried producing it for PC or above.

I love this game and series. And I'm young

33 Pokemon

Everyone plays that dummy

Pokemon GO has brought it to everyone so stfu

BEST SERIES EVER... But is still not ment to be in this comment.

Ha, Pokémon's are not forgotten.

34 Pikmin

My favorite game...forgotten?

Isn't there Pikmin 3?

There is ssb4 now so as pikmin short movies

I know alph is in ssb4

35 Monster Rancher

I must admit this game was one of my favourites - whatsitsname

36 PaRappa the Rapper

We need a PaRappa the Rapper 3

LEAVE IT TO LAMMMY - xandermartin98

37 Earthworm Jim

All I know is that the cartoon series is amazing and needs to be brought back. - xandermartin98

3D was not his thing anyway - Chaotixhero

38 Super Monkey Ball
39 Prototype
40 Shenmue

The long awaited third addition was released on PC and PS4, so it's no longer forgotten.

I miss this game so much look at the graphics
People say that Shenmue had the best graphics ever on a game console
This is long before god of war

41 RollerCoaster Tycoon

Old school stuff that's still fun to play!

I like seeing people die on my coasters

42 Conker

Haters can go trow the great might poo ass. This game is fantastic!

Only made 3 games.

There are only 2 reasons that it is still known by some
1. Pewdiepie revived it
2. It was voted one of the most controversial video games
Other than that, it doesn't exist

Rare must have good sence of humor.

43 Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc is this crocodile who first appeared in Croc:Legend Of The Gobbos. He got a sequel after its success called Croc 2. This series was made by Argonaut Software. There were some mobile games about Croc, but that's not good enough for him to make a comeback. I say he went to go meet with his agent, and now he's a Pokemon.

44 Anticipation
45 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

The Simpsons used to be so popular back - Sparkjolt

This is a show not a game - Granton8ter05

46 Xenosaga

What is this? - Granton8ter05

47 Metroid
48 MediEvil
49 Altered Beast
50 Legend of Legaia
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List Stats

500 votes
78 listings
10 years, 306 days old

Top Remixes

1. Battle Toads
2. Panzer Dragoon
3. Chameleon Twist
1. TimeSplitters
2. Max Payne
3. Golden Axe


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