The Missing Games: Big Projects Everybody Forgot About The Development
- Apr 15, 2022
It is no secret that the gaming industry is one of the most, if not the, most lucrative industries in the world. However, for every successful game that is released, there are dozens more that never see the light of day. It is estimated that for every game that is released, there are at least three that are canceled. Here are some of the most interesting games that never saw the light of day.
1. Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines was a first-person shooter that was in development for over six years. The game was finally released in 2013 to a host of negative reviews. The game was panned for its poor graphics, buggy gameplay, and overall lack of polish.
2. Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever is the definition of development hell. The game was first announced in 1997 and was finally released in 2011, a whopping 14 years later. The game was heavily criticized for its dated graphics and gameplay. It is considered one of the biggest gaming disappointments of all time.
3. Silent Hills
Silent Hills was a survival horror game that was in development by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. The game was set to star Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame. The game was canceled in 2015 and del Toro has since said that it will "never happen."
4. Mega Man Legends 3
Mega Man Legends 3 was a third-person action game that was in development for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was set to be released in 2011 but was canceled due to a "lack of fan support."
5. Star Fox 2
Star Fox 2 is a sequel to the SNES classic Star Fox. The game was completed in 1995 but was never released due to the impending release of the Nintendo 64. The game was finally released in 2017 as part of the SNES Classic Edition.
6. Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans
Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was an adventure game that was in development by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was set in the Warcraft universe and was canceled in 1998. The game was eventually leaked online in 2016.
7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 was the fifth installment in the popular skateboarding franchise. The game was developed by Robomodo and was released in 2015 to poor reviews. The game was panned for its buggy gameplay and lack of innovation.
The gaming industry is one of the most ever-changing and rapidly-growing industries in the world. What is popular today may be forgotten tomorrow. That is why it is so important to cherish the games that we do have and to remember the ones that never made it to store shelves.