I can name a few: 1.) Mass Effect 2 (to Mass Effect) 2.) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (to Metal Gear Solid on PSOne) 3.) Half-Life 2 (to Half-Life on Xbox) 4.) Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (to Starcraft) 5.) Batman: Arkham City (to Batman Arkham Asylum) 6.) Red Dead Redemption (to Red Dead Revolver on Xbox) 7.) Silent Hill 2 (to SIlent Hill 1) 8.) Borderlands 2 (to Borderlands) 9.) Uncharted 2 Among thieves (to Uncharted 1) Can you think of any other sequels that basically beat their predecessors to the punch in nearly every way?