Channel 5

7 gaming sequels potentially better than Assassins Creed 3

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 22 February 2012

7 gaming sequels potentially better than Assassins Creed 3

Confirmation of Assassin’s Creed 3 arriving this October got us thinking about what super gaming sequels we’ll see hitting the shops this year. Turns out there are loads!

The best thing about them is that far from publishers milking it, the majority of this year’s sequels are reinventions of a successful series, bringing new experiences to our favourite video game franchises. From Mass Effect 3 to Halo 4, here are some of the best.

Mass Effect 3

Few games series combine action, storytelling and raw emotion like the Mass Effect games do. The third part in the trilogy is sure to pull a few heartstrings, as Commander Shepard makes what could be a last stand for the sake of humanity. Mass Effect 3 is the first game in the series to launch across multiple formats and have multiplayer, leaving us with even more reason to look forward to it.

Halo 4

Unlike Halo: Reach (which was a prequel), Halo 4 is a direct follow-up to the events of Halo 3, where legendary protagonist Master Chief once again finds himself faced with a serious evil that threatens the fate of the universe. Halo 4 is the beginning of a new trilogy. It could be special.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

OK, we admit to knowing next to nothing about this one, but a Black Ops 2 sequel has pretty much been confirmed. Given the record-breaking success of the last Call of Duty game, we just couldn’t leave it out. You’ll be hearing lots more about this Black Ops 2 in the coming months.

Max Payne 3

Late last year we paid a little trip to Rockstar Games’ London office for a sneak look at Max Payne 3 in action for the first time. We can report that Max Payne fans will be very pleased with how it’s coming along. As the premise goes, Max ends up in Brazil where as usual, trouble finds him. Rockstar Games is keeping the main story details a secret here, but what we can say is that Max Payne 3 looks like being a lot of fun.

Prototype 2

We’ve already played this one, and can safely say that, even after just a couple of hours play, it’s already looking better than its predecessor. Just read our hands-on Prototype 2 preview to see what we mean. Prototype 2 delivers more weapons, better missions and a story that certainly keeps us in suspense. 



Far Cry 3


Far Cry 2 was a prime example of sandbox gaming done properly. It provided miles upon miles of gaming freedom to do almost anything you wanted. We’ve still to see any Far Cry 3 gameplay footage, but a recently released trailer had us as pumped as we’ll ever be for a game. Few details have been revealed, but we do know that players choice of actions will impact on the story. It’s the consequences of these actions that we’re most looking forward to discovering for ourselves. 


Resident Evil 6

If Resident Evil 6 can deliver upon the same shock and awe provided by its official announcement trailer we could be onto something special here. Protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield return to face another biochemical disaster that, yep, you guessed it, has left the undead roaming cities across the world. China, in this case. Resident Evil 6 combines the action of recent Resident Evil games with the slow horror gameplay of the originals.

There are of course plenty of more games that we just don’t have the room (or time) to mention. Which sequels are you most looking forward to?

Tags:

gaming, sequels, PC, Xbox 360, PS3

User comments (1)

Leave a comment

Ussama

Where the hell is GTA V?

Report as inappropriate

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

Jason Bradbury

Jason has been on The Gadget Show since day one. Before he joined us, he could be seen popping up on The Big Breakfast, hosting The Web Review for ...

Profile

Rachel Riley

Rachel made her television debut in 2009 when she took over from Carol Vorderman as the numbers expert on Countdown. Rachel studied maths at Oxford...

Profile

Jon Bentley

Jon Bentley returns as The Gadget Show’s chief gadget tester, completing the show’s strongest line up ever.

Profile

Ortis Deley

Ortis has been obsessed with all things gadget-esque since he was a kid as well as being a massive sci-fi movie fan, and describes being back in pr...

Profile

Jason and Rachel uncover some of the most exciting and stylish wearable tech innovations around. more

Monday 21 April at 7pm five

The Gadget Show tests the latest gadgets and technology and tells you, the viewers exactly what kit to buy. We also value your comments and feedback.

For Gadget Show website queries email the studio

For any other enquiries or complaints – email our customer services department