Top 10 incredibly ambitious games that were canceled

10.Star Wars Battlefront III

After the success of the first two Star Wars Battlefront games, it's no surprise that LucasArts had plans for a third installment soon after.

Developed by Free Radical Design, Star Wars Battlefront III was supposed to allow us to transition seamlessly from ground and space battles, which would have been an incredible achievement on sixth-generation console hardware. To the disappointment of fans of the series, Steve Ellis of Free Radical claimed that the game was 99% complete before it was canceled.

9.Crash Bandicoot: Evolution

When the fifth major installment of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Twinsanity, came out, it was clear that the product was left unfinished. The game had great potential, as evidenced by the fantastic opening section, which introduced free-roaming for the first time to the series. However, the game's progress revealed numerous glitches, faulty gameplay mechanics, and disappointingly short play times. The reason for the underwhelming product becomes clear when you learn about Crash Bandicoot: Evolution.

Crash Bandicoot: Evolution was what Crash Twinsanity was originally supposed to be, the plan was to move Crash into a more sci-fi setting while implementing some RPG mechanics. However, this plan had to be cancelled because of the release of Ratchet & Clank, which had a very similar theme. The state in which Crash Twinsanity came out implies that Traveller's Tales didn't give much time to adjust to the sudden change in direction.

8.Doom 4.

Doom 4 was announced in August 2007 and was supposed to be a reboot of the series. The game suffered numerous setbacks until it was eventually scrapped and replaced by Doom (2016). Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed the reason for this change in an interview with Polygon.

Speaking in 2015, Pete Hines said that they were not happy with the game because they felt it was becoming too similar to Activision's Call of Duty series and that it just wasn't similar enough to Doom.

7.Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

The superhero industry wasn't always as powerful as it is today, but it was still a successful niche from which Marvel hoped to capitalize by linking video games to the 1993 comic books Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. The game was scheduled for release in 2003, but was canceled for many reasons, including Sony and Marvel. The Game Boy iteration was successfully released, though it was the console version that fans had hoped for.

More recently, in November 2020, gameplay footage of the console version was posted on YouTube.

6.Mega Man Universe

Mega Man Universe was scheduled to release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade sometime in the early 2010s. The plan was to allow us to create our own levels and characters, as well as bring back the gameplay of Mega Man 2.

5.Battle Of The Sith Lords.

Published by LucasArts and developed by Red Fly Studios, Battle Of The Sith Lords was going to be released in 2011 on all major platforms. It is believed that the cancellation was due to Disney's acquisition of LucasArts.

Battle Of The Sith Lords would have centered around Star Wars: Episode I, the antagonist of the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul, with the story of his young life and turn to the Dark Side.

4.Prey 2.

One of the most universally acclaimed canceled video games, Prey 2 hoped to bring back the success of the original 2006 game. Prey 2 was announced shortly after the first game was released in 2006, although development did not begin until years later. Bethesda, which took over the project, reannounced the game in early 2011, but it was eventually cancelled in 2014.

Prior to the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series, almost all non-Lego games featuring the caped knight were poorly received. Day 1 Studios sought to reverse that trend with a video game tied to the comic book of the same name, which has since been turned into an animated movie.

You can find gameplay footage of Gotham By Gaslight on YouTube. The game seems to have had a decent development path, as evidenced by Batman's impressive cape mechanics and breathtakingly creepy interpretation of the Victorian era.

Along with Prey 2, Konami's Silent Hills is one of the most famous game cancellations. Unlike the vast majority of canceled video games, players were able to get a taste of Silent Hills in the form of an interactive teaser called P. T.

In April 2015, Guillermo del Toro told an audience at a San Francisco film community event that the game had been canceled before actor Norman Reedus confirmed the news on Twitter the next day. The game was unfortunately canceled due to Kojima's public breakup with Konami.

1.Star Wars: 1313.

Star Wars: 1313 was supposed to have a mature rating. The game was to follow bounty hunter Boba Fett in the underworld of Coruscant.

Although Star Wars: 1313 was never released, it did, believe it or not, win the Game of the Year award. The award came from Geek.com, which sought to offer an alternative perspective from the usual crowd of nominees and winners.10.Star Wars Battlefront III

After the success of the first two Star Wars Battlefront games, it's no surprise that LucasArts had plans for a third installment soon after.

Developed by Free Radical Design, Star Wars Battlefront III was supposed to allow us to transition seamlessly from ground and space battles, which would have been an incredible achievement on sixth-generation console hardware. To the disappointment of fans of the series, Steve Ellis of Free Radical claimed that the game was 99% complete before it was canceled.

9.Crash Bandicoot: Evolution

When the fifth major installment of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Twinsanity, came out, it was clear that the product was left unfinished. The game had great potential, as evidenced by the fantastic opening section, which introduced free-roaming for the first time to the series. However, the game's progress revealed numerous glitches, faulty gameplay mechanics, and disappointingly short play times. The reason for the underwhelming product becomes clear when you learn about Crash Bandicoot: Evolution.

Crash Bandicoot: Evolution was what Crash Twinsanity was originally supposed to be, the plan was to move Crash into a more sci-fi setting while implementing some RPG mechanics. However, this plan had to be cancelled because of the release of Ratchet & Clank, which had a very similar theme. The state in which Crash Twinsanity came out implies that Traveller's Tales didn't give much time to adjust to the sudden change in direction.

8.Doom 4.

Doom 4 was announced in August 2007 and was supposed to be a reboot of the series. The game suffered numerous setbacks until it was eventually scrapped and replaced by Doom (2016). Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed the reason for this change in an interview with Polygon.

Speaking in 2015, Pete Hines said that they were not happy with the game because they felt it was becoming too similar to Activision's Call of Duty series and that it just wasn't similar enough to Doom.

7.Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

The superhero industry wasn't always as powerful as it is today, but it was still a successful niche from which Marvel hoped to capitalize by linking video games to the 1993 comic books Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. The game was scheduled for release in 2003, but was canceled for many reasons, including Sony and Marvel. The Game Boy iteration was successfully released, though it was the console version that fans had hoped for.

More recently, in November 2020, gameplay footage of the console version was posted on YouTube.

6.Mega Man Universe

Mega Man Universe was scheduled to release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade sometime in the early 2010s. The plan was to allow us to create our own levels and characters, as well as bring back the gameplay of Mega Man 2.

5.Battle Of The Sith Lords.

Published by LucasArts and developed by Red Fly Studios, Battle Of The Sith Lords was going to be released in 2011 on all major platforms. It is believed that the cancellation was due to Disney's acquisition of LucasArts.

Battle Of The Sith Lords would have centered around Star Wars: Episode I, the antagonist of the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul, with the story of his young life and turn to the Dark Side.

4.Prey 2.

One of the most universally acclaimed canceled video games, Prey 2 hoped to bring back the success of the original 2006 game. Prey 2 was announced shortly after the first game was released in 2006, although development did not begin until years later. Bethesda, which took over the project, reannounced the game in early 2011, but it was eventually cancelled in 2014.

Prior to the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series, almost all non-Lego games featuring the caped knight were poorly received. Day 1 Studios sought to reverse that trend with a video game tied to the comic book of the same name, which has since been turned into an animated movie.

You can find gameplay footage of Gotham By Gaslight on YouTube. The game seems to have had a decent development path, as evidenced by Batman's impressive cape mechanics and breathtakingly creepy interpretation of the Victorian era.

Along with Prey 2, Konami's Silent Hills is one of the most famous game cancellations. Unlike the vast majority of canceled video games, players were able to get a taste of Silent Hills in the form of an interactive teaser called P. T.

In April 2015, Guillermo del Toro told an audience at a San Francisco film community event that the game had been canceled before actor Norman Reedus confirmed the news on Twitter the next day. The game was unfortunately canceled due to Kojima's public breakup with Konami.

1.Star Wars: 1313.

Star Wars: 1313 was supposed to have a mature rating. The game was to follow bounty hunter Boba Fett in the underworld of Coruscant.

Although Star Wars: 1313 was never released, it did, believe it or not, win the Game of the Year award. The award came from Geek.com, which sought to offer an alternative perspective from the usual crowd of nominees and winners.10.Star Wars Battlefront III

After the success of the first two Star Wars Battlefront games, it's no surprise that LucasArts had plans for a third installment soon after.

Developed by Free Radical Design, Star Wars Battlefront III was supposed to allow us to transition seamlessly from ground and space battles, which would have been an incredible achievement on sixth-generation console hardware. To the disappointment of fans of the series, Steve Ellis of Free Radical claimed that the game was 99% complete before it was canceled.

9.Crash Bandicoot: Evolution

When the fifth major installment of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Twinsanity, came out, it was clear that the product was left unfinished. The game had great potential, as evidenced by the fantastic opening section, which introduced free-roaming for the first time to the series. However, the game's progress revealed numerous glitches, faulty gameplay mechanics, and disappointingly short play times. The reason for the underwhelming product becomes clear when you learn about Crash Bandicoot: Evolution.

Crash Bandicoot: Evolution was what Crash Twinsanity was originally supposed to be, the plan was to move Crash into a more sci-fi setting while implementing some RPG mechanics. However, this plan had to be cancelled because of the release of Ratchet & Clank, which had a very similar theme. The state in which Crash Twinsanity came out implies that Traveller's Tales didn't give much time to adjust to the sudden change in direction.

8.Doom 4.

Doom 4 was announced in August 2007 and was supposed to be a reboot of the series. The game suffered numerous setbacks until it was eventually scrapped and replaced by Doom (2016). Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed the reason for this change in an interview with Polygon.

Speaking in 2015, Pete Hines said that they were not happy with the game because they felt it was becoming too similar to Activision's Call of Duty series and that it just wasn't similar enough to Doom.

7.Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

The superhero industry wasn't always as powerful as it is today, but it was still a successful niche from which Marvel hoped to capitalize by linking video games to the 1993 comic books Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. The game was scheduled for release in 2003, but was canceled for many reasons, including Sony and Marvel. The Game Boy iteration was successfully released, though it was the console version that fans had hoped for.

More recently, in November 2020, gameplay footage of the console version was posted on YouTube.

6.Mega Man Universe

Mega Man Universe was scheduled to release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade sometime in the early 2010s. The plan was to allow us to create our own levels and characters, as well as bring back the gameplay of Mega Man 2.

5.Battle Of The Sith Lords.

Published by LucasArts and developed by Red Fly Studios, Battle Of The Sith Lords was going to be released in 2011 on all major platforms. It is believed that the cancellation was due to Disney's acquisition of LucasArts.

Battle Of The Sith Lords would have centered around Star Wars: Episode I, the antagonist of the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul, with the story of his young life and turn to the Dark Side.

4.Prey 2.

One of the most universally acclaimed canceled video games, Prey 2 hoped to bring back the success of the original 2006 game. Prey 2 was announced shortly after the first game was released in 2006, although development did not begin until years later. Bethesda, which took over the project, reannounced the game in early 2011, but it was eventually cancelled in 2014.

Prior to the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham series, almost all non-Lego games featuring the caped knight were poorly received. Day 1 Studios sought to reverse that trend with a video game tied to the comic book of the same name, which has since been turned into an animated movie.

You can find gameplay footage of Gotham By Gaslight on YouTube. The game seems to have had a decent development path, as evidenced by Batman's impressive cape mechanics and breathtakingly creepy interpretation of the Victorian era.

Along with Prey 2, Konami's Silent Hills is one of the most famous game cancellations. Unlike the vast majority of canceled video games, players were able to get a taste of Silent Hills in the form of an interactive teaser called P. T.

In April 2015, Guillermo del Toro told an audience at a San Francisco film community event that the game had been canceled before actor Norman Reedus confirmed the news on Twitter the next day. The game was unfortunately canceled due to Kojima's public breakup with Konami.

1.Star Wars: 1313.

Star Wars: 1313 was supposed to have a mature rating. The game was to follow bounty hunter Boba Fett in the underworld of Coruscant.

Although Star Wars: 1313 was never released, it did, believe it or not, win the Game of the Year award. The award came from Geek.com, which sought to offer an alternative perspective from the usual crowd of nominees and winners.

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