Top 10 Video Game Franchises That Need a Reboot

A list of franchises that haven't been seen for a while that deserve more attention in other words games that need to come back and kick COD's ass.

The Top Ten

1 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 was just beautiful, what happened to games like these?

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

I've played Timesplitters 2 since first grade, and I can't wait for the fan-made Timesplitters Rewind to come out.

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2 Banjo-Kazooie

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

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3 Chrono

Chrono trigger is the best RPG of all time, chrono cross was a decent game why not give this series another shot - htoutlaws2012

Actually there is a sequel to chrono trigger on the gamecube its called ChronoChross

I love chrono trigger its one of the best jrpgs ever com on square enix made chrono trigger 2

4 MediEvil

One of the best ps1 games ever made, and very underrated - htoutlaws2012

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5 Jet Set Radio

1st one was on the Dreamcast that was a cult classic and it's sequal ended up on the Xbox and that was pretty good too I'd love another another one to be back. - htoutlaws2012

6 Star Wars Battlefront

Besides knights of the old republic, these games actually feel like your experiencing a star wars game as you pick a side and kill all enemies to win the game. - htoutlaws2012

They were going to make a third one, but Disney stopped Lucas Arts. Disney should of stayed away from Star Wars. - RalphBob

I loved playing battlefront 2 for the PS2 especially when I was in jabba's palace. Since I was like 4 years old and didn't know what was going on I just fought/ride the rancor and die (and I liked it I think)

This has a reboot - Sparkjolt

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7 Legacy of Kain

Great games for the ps1, epic series that needs to come back - htoutlaws2012

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8 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
9 World Heroes
10 Spyro the Dragon

The video game company that made Skylanders claimed that Skylanders is a Spyro game. Now the 2 doubtful questions are: If Skylanders is a Spyro game, how come the plot has nothing to do with him or why would someone make Spyro into a tool to start Skylanders? I say Spyro the Dragon needs to go to Sony. That's where he belongs.

Or insomnia games unless they made skylanders by the way insomnia was the creator of spyro - Tyoshi

Never played Skylanders, it looks okay, but seriously. Spyro's been ignored ever 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 got a remaster, I'm sure that if it's successful, they'll eventually do a Spyro remaster at some point as well. I hope so. This was my favourite game when I was younger.

Yes please, I'd love to play a non-Skylanders Spyro game like the original - Aquaturtle

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The Contenders

11 Killer Instinct

Year, sure! I agree with this one. The game had some very cool elements for that time (life bars, "auto-seconds", "combo breakers" etc)
I'm sure, Killer Instinct's comeback would be epic - Magnolia

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12 Eternal Champions
13 Shenmue

Shenmue was supposed to have 16 chapters but SEGA lost the rights to the game, so sadly it doesn't look like we will see the rest of the story.

There are so many questions the you need answers. We found the pheonix's, now what? What is the proof? How do we find the proof?

Please, whoever owns the game, finish the story. - TheGrammarPolice

Great dreamcast game, good sequal that needs to come back for a third game - htoutlaws2012

14 Alex Kidd in Miracle World
15 Zaxxon
16 Crash Bandicoot

Crash was amazing back then, now with Activision owing him. They just don't really care about him. The franchise goes to Sony.

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

No dice. A great classic

N sane is coming soon is that a reboot - Tyoshi

17 Street Fighter
18 Kaiser Knuckle
19 Bonk's Adventure
20 Guitar Hero

Kids need to realize what good music is.

I agree with that a lot bring it back - htoutlaws2012

21 Mother/Earthbound
22 Power Instinct
23 Red Faction
24 Castlevania

Forget amnesia. This series is easily the best horror franchise out there, unfortunately its good days ended with the ps1

25 Rock Band

Haven't came out with a new one in a very long time.

26 Conker's Bad Fur Day
27 Tecmo

Remember when football games were very addictive in the 90's then came tecmo bowl which isn't bad it's okay and then came Tecmo super bowl one of the best sports game ever I wish they went back to these style of games not like madden where it's it's too basic. - htoutlaws2012

28 Earthworm Jim

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

29 Karate Champ
30 Gundam: Battle Assault
31 Okami
32 Mega Man

Mega Man appeared in Super Smash Brothers for 3DS & Wii U. He has some pretty cool moves. For those of you thinking his creator won't be making video games anymore, don't worry. Mega Man has an upcoming spiritual successor known as Mighty Number 9. I hope Mighty Number 9 is good as the Mega Man franchise. Thumbs up me, please!

Its been dead since the days of Resident Evil. Now that resident evil is losing popularity maybe capcom will give it another go.

No, Satanic No. 666 (AKA. Mighty No. 9) doesn't count. - PerfectImpulseX

At least there's the Azure Striker Gunvolt series. Those games are awesome! - PerfectImpulseX

33 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
34 Half-Life

3rd game when - Dominicmgm

35 Startropics
36 Undertale
37 Xenogears

Didn't this already get a reboot as Xenosaga, then Xenoblade?

38 Call of Duty

It's about to die... Actually who would reboot this abomination - Nayan2003

39 Jak & Daxter
40 Resident Evil
41 Klonoa
42 Virtua Fighter
43 Panzer Dragoon

One of the more overlooked sega games because of the dam price on it is way too high but beside that it's a good game and it's sequal isn't that bad either if they had to reboot it better be at a lower price. - htoutlaws2012

44 Ice Climber

I got the NES one for free on my 3DS and I actually really like it. It'd be pretty awesome to get a new one 30 years later.

45 Metroid Prime

Come on guys! Your bad attitude toward Metroid: The Other M has put the franchise to a rest! There hasn't been a game since 2010! Make Metroid Prime 4!


1. Metroid Prime 4: Another M
2. Metroid 3
3. Super Metroid 2

46 Gex

YEAH! Never going to happen. Dorkly has shown us what happened to Gex. He's now a Pokemon. He first started off as Charmander, then evolved to Charmeleon & Charizard. At least he got in Smash Bros. as Charizard. Who even wants to play video games about a gecko obsessed with T.V. , anyway? How stupid!

47 Super Mario Land
48 Parappa the Rapper
49 Ninja Gaiden
50 Metroid
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
2. World Heroes
3. Eternal Champions
1. TimeSplitters
2. Banjo-Kazooie
3. Chrono
1. TimeSplitters
2. Chrono
3. Banjo-Kazooie

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