5 Biggest And Most Succesful Video Game Comebacks


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Making a successful comeback is actually something that is really hard and kinda impossible if not done right. You know there’s always a risk in making a sequel/reboot to a popular franchise that spawned millions of inspired games and also that is popularised in pop-culture too. I wonder how hard it is for developers to make sequels of massively successful games.

BUT Some really did nail things and today we are counting down best gaming comebacks that we never saw coming.

XCOM – Enemy Unknown

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This game will test your mettle in a way that will make old fans tingle with a sense of unforgiving nostalgia, and will make clear to newcomers just exactly what XCOM is all about. – Giant Bomb
The fact remains that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an exemplary turn-based strategy game. Firaxis has deftly blended management, tactics and the sort of gut-level, throaty encounters usually reserved for fast-paced action games. – Joystiq
If isometric strategy games are dead, this is the best zombie we’ve ever seen. – SpazioGames

Wolfenstein: The New Order

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Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre. – DarkStation
To put it briefly: The New Order deserves a sequel. And to make sure this dream comes true, I can do only one thing: convince you to buy the new Wolfensten game. Perhaps great trailers boosted expectations too high, perhaps fanatical Return to Castle Wolfenstein players won’t be as amazed, as I am, but I’m sure of this: all FPS fans will have a great time and after finishing the game they’ll want more. – GRYOnline.pl
While the story never reaches the level of Bioshock or Portal 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great experience both narratively and gameplay-wise, and has way more heart than it has any right to. – Hooked Gamers

DOOM (2016)

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It can’t match the visuals of other releases, but at the same time I don’t think it makes any major sacrifices that keep the experience from being enjoyable. Just be aware that there is a considerable difference between the Switch and PS4/Xbox One versions visually, and I think you’ll be fine. – Gaming Age
DOOM is a great game, no matter what platform you play it on, including Switch. On the Switch, you lose SnapMap and will have a significantly reduced graphical presentation, but the experience remains fun and addictive, and now also portable thanks to the nature of the Switch. For some, the trade-off may not make sense, but for others, it’s more than fair. – Digital Chumps
Even though this is the worst version of Doom available up to now, it’s still a remarkable achievement for Nintendo’s hybrid console and a good version of one of the best shooters of 2016. – SpazioGames

Tomb Raider

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Tomb Raider is a mature experience featuring a young, strong woman who – armed with grit, determination, and intelligence – rescues not only her friends but herself as well. Surely there’s a lesson in that for the rest of us. – NZGamer
Rebooting Tomb Raider is the best thing that could have happened to the series. The game is full of story-wise emotions and superbly directed action scenes, and it still has a very strong human factor. I’m rarely this positive about a game. Crystal Dynamics took a risk that won’t appeal to some orthodox fans, but all in all the developers have succeeded. The most important thing to know is this: the new Tomb Raider is one of the best action-adventure games I have ever played. – GRYOnline.pl
Lara’s origin story is a terrific, action-packed experience with stunning visuals that sadly has not much to do with her previous adventures. Yet the puzzle physics are cool, the exploration of the island is rewarding and the much-improved combat is easily one of the biggest steps forward for the series – too bad there is sometimes too much of it. – PC Games

Mortal Kombat X

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Mortal Kombat X is easily the pinnacle of Mortal Kombat, building on every improvement the series made in 2011, adding depth to the main fighter and delivering advancement to the modes that only NetherRealm could offer. – New York Daily News
Mortal Kombat X offers the best story mode I’ve ever personally seen in a fighting game. Its cohesive plot and extended cinematics makes you feel much more like a participant in a film than a player on the couch. The fighting is frantic, fluid, and dynamic, with the glorious goriness of the X-Ray moves often turning the tides of battle. – The Escapist
Mortal Kombat X is the best in the series so far. It offers lots of things to do and a game mechanics that are easy to learn but difficult to master. Also the executions are more spectacular then ever before. – Level7.nu
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#5 Biggest And Most Succesful Video Game Comebacks
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