Top 10 Video Game Franchises That Most Need a Reboot

Sometimes, when you're sitting down, controller in hand, you find yourself missing the classic titles that used to make your heart race and your fingers fly. Franchises that were once the darlings of the gaming world, but have now been shelved or forgotten, gathering dust in the annals of digital entertainment history. These aren't just games that have disappeared from our consoles and computers, but iconic universes that have vanished from our collective cultural radar, leaving a noticeable gap in our gaming experiences.

These games hold special places in our hearts, because they encapsulate particular moments in our lives. They've been with us through sleepless nights and rainy afternoons, they've built friendships and sparked imaginations, and most importantly, they've crafted narratives that we've immersed ourselves in completely. The heroes and villains, the worlds they inhabited, the stories they told – they're all fragments of our own personal journeys with the joystick or the keyboard.

So, this isn't just any list we're talking about. It's a rallying cry for all the franchises that haven't graced our screens for far too long and deserve another shot at glory. They're games that need to come back, to be resurrected from the backlogs of our memories, and to once again take center stage in the gaming scene.
The Top Ten
1 Banjo-Kazooie

The humor and diverse, colorful characters are lacking in today's games. Bring 'em back and modernize the gameplay (i.e., multiplayer).

A "gimme" for Microsoft - this franchise has a fanbase already, so why not use it?

Instead of making a vehicle-based game and ruining everything like Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts, if they make a new one, they have to make one like the original.

2 World Heroes
3 Bonk's Adventure
4 TimeSplitters

I thought you could vote more than once. It was this and Banjo Kazooie easily.

I still play all three Timesplitters, mainly 2.

And Banjo Kazooie was easily one of the best games for N64.
Games didn't even matter about graphics, the gameplay and creation were just beautiful. What happened to games like these?

Ah, Timesplitters 2 - what a masterpiece. Future Perfect was great as well, but number 4 has to come out. If they make fun of Call of Duty and Halo, then I'm sure it would be relevant today and it would make lots of sales. Kind of like Saints Row 3 & 4, and they have sold well.

The best part of the game was that my wife and I could play cooperatively against bots and we could customize their difficulty and how many. And it gave us a glorious amount of statistics!

5 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

It's the best game of the series.

6 Jet Set Radio

The first one was on the Dreamcast. It was a cult classic and its sequel ended up on the Xbox, and that was pretty good too. I'd love another one to be back.

7 Sly Cooper
8 Earthworm Jim

Out of all the 90's mascots that came and went, Earthworm Jim was the best. Earthworm Jim 3D killed the franchise! So why not make a reboot?

Simply stated, EWJ never had a chance to reach its full potential.

9 Eternal Champions
10 Alex Kidd in Miracle World
The Contenders
11 Chrono

Actually, there is a sequel to Chrono Trigger on the GameCube. It's called Chrono Cross.

I love Chrono Trigger. It's one of the best JRPGs ever. Come on, Square Enix, make Chrono Trigger 2.

Chrono Trigger is the best RPG of all time. Chrono Cross was a decent game. Why not give this series another shot?

12 F-Zero

Nintendo will do what Nintendo does.

13 Bully

It wasn't GTA, but it didn't need to be. It had its own attitude and personality that can't be replaced.

14 Spyro the Dragon

The video game company that made Skylanders claimed that Skylanders is a Spyro game. Now the two doubtful questions are: If Skylanders is a Spyro game, why does the plot have nothing to do with him? Or why would someone turn Spyro into a tool to start Skylanders? I say Spyro the Dragon needs to go to Sony. That's where he belongs.

I've never played Skylanders. It looks okay, but seriously, Spyro's been ignored since Skylanders Giants. Once Skylanders eventually stops, Spyro needs to be sold to some other company (this is just my opinion, if you disagree with me, that's fine).

Since Crash received a remaster, I'm sure that if it's successful, they'll eventually do a Spyro remaster at some point too. I hope so. This was my favorite game when I was younger.

15 Zaxxon
16 Street Fighter
17 Gex

Yeah! It's never going to happen. Dorkly has shown us what happened to Gex. He's now a Pokémon. He first started off as Charmander, then evolved to Charmeleon and Charizard. At least he got into Smash Bros. as Charizard. Who even wants to play video games about a gecko obsessed with TV, anyway? How stupid!

18 Power Stone
19 MediEvil

They cancelled MediEvil 3 for PS3. So sad.

20 Legacy of Kain

One of the best platform puzzle games. Has a dark and engrossing story set in an ancient, gothic landscape swarming with mysticism, eldritch horrors, and engaging characters. This reboot is long overdue, and I'm not talking about the horrendous failed attempt by Climax or the deficient arena spinoff, Nosgoth. I'm talking about a true-to-form, fan-pandering, lore-rich, blood-dripping (or soul-siphoning for that matter) reboot. I'd even settle for a spiritual successor, like Xenonauts versus XCOM, but something (anything!) worth my time. PS - Eat dirt, Climax! >:(

Great games for the PS1, it's an epic series that needs to come back.

21 Crash Bandicoot

Crash was amazing back then. Now, with Activision owning it, they just don't really care about it. The franchise should go to Sony.

Crash Bandicoot was one of the series that defined my childhood. It needs to come back, and soon!

No dice. It's a great classic.

22 Kaiser Knuckle
23 Vectorman
24 Conker's Bad Fur Day

It's a crime that this game never got a proper sequel.

25 Klonoa
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