In today’s gaming industry, just about any successfully and financially successful game means a sequel isn’t too far behind. While that decision makes sense from a business point of view, it also means developers are expected to replicate success, and in some cases, catch lightning in a bottle yet again.
That’s easier said than done, as can be seen by any number of sequels released year-to-year. Whether due to rushed development, a shift in direction, publisher pressure, or just failure to connect with gamers a second time, many sequels come up short.
We’ve looked through the pixels of gaming history to focus on the sequels we most felt were disappointing, misguided, or just plain broken.
Here’s our list of The 10 Worst Video Game Sequels.