Top 10 Video Games That Killed Their Franchise

The Top Ten
1 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Product Image

What idiot thought it would be a good idea to take a decent mech game by taking away the iconic steel battalion controller and force you to attempt to try to cooperate with a "broken, poorly made, PlayStation eye knock off that actively hates its players" if you want to play the game (you're not even allowed to use a standard controller). It's still better than ninja gaiden 3 through (at least heavy armor had some attempts at innovation and effort). I have an idea from software, release a next gen version for all hd consoles, fix what was wrong with the game, add 60 frames per second, add new features, and give an option to use either a standard controller, game pad (wii u), or steel battalion controller. There clearly is potential and effort put here capcom, don't let it go to waste. Also stop randomly cancelling megaman games just so you can blame it on the fans.

The kinect cannot accurately read movements! Need I say more?

This is why you don't see new Steel Battalion games anymore...

2 Duke Nukem Forever Duke Nukem Forever Product Image

Honestly, why isn't this on the list?

3 Star Fox Command Star Fox Command Product Image

After the release of this abomination, the games in the Star Fox series have ranged from meh at best and insulting at worst.

4 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Product Image

I'm glad this piece of crap exists, why because crystal took the license off core design's hands to make a proper tomb raider game and reinvent the tomb raider formula to turn something outdated and tired to something that still holds up today with a reboot that's in my opinion better than the uncharted series.

There are many bugs

5 Crash: Mind Over Mutant Crash: Mind Over Mutant Product Image

Actually, Crash Bandicoot got ruined right after Naughty Dog left it.

6 Bubsy 3D Bubsy 3D Product Image

This is sadly the best game in the series, they gave you the option to turn off bubsy's voice, it's 3D so you can actually see what's in front of you, and the health mechanic came back from Busby 2; the game is still horrible however, the level design and gimmicks are uncreative, dull, and non-exist, the game was extremely out-dated when it came out, the 1st boss is confusing, none of the other bosses are impressive in any way, the graphics are interestingly horrible, and the game is so easy and boring.

Bubsy was pretty much a failure from the start this game pretty much finished off his career.

This game is so bad that it makes Fortnite look like a good game.

No one cares about Bubsy because he failed.

7 Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Command and Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Product Image
8 Call of Duty: Ghosts Call of Duty: Ghosts Product Image

Huge CoD fan. Ghosts had a good idea with the story line. Loved Riley. But multiplayer could've been so much better. This was sad because CoD is a really great game series and this is what people look at. But MW 2019 is bringing back the series.

9 F-Zero: GP Legend F-Zero: GP Legend Product Image
10 Medal of Honor: Warfighter Medal of Honor: Warfighter Product Image

Too much disappointed that I didn't tried to end the game.

The Newcomers

? WWE 2K20 WWE 2K20 Product Image

This game was so broken.

? Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64 Product Image

This game was a total pain in the ass not to mention the last Donkey Kong game made by Rare.

The Contenders
11 Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts Product Image

I know that some people are disappointed about this, but come on everybody. This is a good game. Here's the Banjo-Kazooie timeline.
Banjo-Kazooie -> Banjo-Kazooie:Grunty's Revenge -> Banjo-Tooie -> Banjo-Kazooie:Nuts & Bolts
If Rareware was still owned by Nintendo, this is what would it be like.
Banjo-Kazooie -> Banjo-Tooie -> Banjo-Threeie
That's it. Three Banjo-Kazooie games. If they kept milking it to death, the fourth installment would be Banjo-Fourie. What's next? Banjo-Fiveie? That sounds wrong. Let's just move on with our lives. The Banjo-Kazooie series is over, and it's getting a spiritual successor called Project Ukelele.

12 Earthworm Jim 3D Earthworm Jim 3D Product Image

This and Menace 2 the Galaxy killed the franchise very easily because they both aware of how bad they are.

13 Tony Hawk: Shred Tony Hawk: Shred Product Image
14 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Product Image

The game itself literally led to its own developer's shutdown. While I've only played this game and not the first Epic Mickey game, I could tell there were still many glaring issues plaguing the sequel that were present from the first. While I praise the game's story and voice acting, the poor camera angling was what really frustrated me sometimes. Either way, it's pretty sad that Epic Mickey failed to spark a complete trilogy and get its third and ideally final game.

15 Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle Alex Kidd and the Enchanted Castle Product Image
16 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) Product Image

You clearly haven't played Sonic Boom have you? Cause that game did more damage to this franchise than 06 did. As a matter of fact, it's even worse than 06. Not the best game but I've played worse. So about a 5/10 in my opinion.

This game is for idiots.

17 Bloody Roar 4 Bloody Roar 4 Product Image
18 Darksiders II Darksiders II Product Image
19 Mega Man X7 Mega Man X7 Product Image
20 Mortal Kombat 11 Mortal Kombat 11 Product Image

It's keeping the franchise alive last time I checked.

21 Mass Effect: Andromeda Mass Effect: Andromeda Product Image
22 Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Product Image
23 Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals Product Image
24 Mortal Kombat Armageddon Mortal Kombat Armageddon Product Image
25 Guitar Hero Guitar Hero Product Image

Stupid remakes milking the franchise...

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