The 18 Cancelled Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Hadrian, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Interesting piece I saw via Kotaku.

    Notable games include:
    Joust 3D
    Alone in the Dark: The Abductions
    Deus Ex 3 (Developed by Ion Storm, there is a 3rd game coming but that one is developed by Montreal Studios)
    Amped 4
    Oni 2
    Freelancer 2
    Lemmings Forever
    The Getaway Online
    A.I (Based on the film, erm this was a arena fighting game!)
    Army Men: Air Cavalry (Remember when there was a Army Men game every week? Now replace by Bratz [​IMG] )
  2. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    No Amped 4? Damnit!
  3. pikachucrackpipe

    pikachucrackpipe President

    Sep 6, 2003
    United States
    lemmings forever would have been awesome
  4. cenotaph

    cenotaph GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2006
    United States
    Max Payne 3 was confirmed, then demented as being in the works by Remedy (and seeing as they're working on Alan Wake, that's not surprising). Gamespot says the game is cancelled.

    There's one for you.

    Edit: also, Ultima Online 2 at the hands of EA.
  5. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    I'm glad those were cancelled [​IMG]

    there's NO way Joust would work in 3D...
  6. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    Freelancer was fun, with local hosting and stuff. Too bad it's cancelled, there are too many other space sims out there though
  7. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA

    Lemmings Forever...gone forever...
    /me is sad
  8. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia
    Meh nothing there I'm going to be too upset about.
  9. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    Lemmings forever sounds like it could have been a good game. So does the gettaway online, but it sounds like it could have been a huge online game. Maybe the wii couldn't handle it.
  10. User200

    User200 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 7, 2007
    United States
    For the LOVE of Gamers Not Freelance 2
  11. Seccom Masada

    Seccom Masada GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 6, 2007
    I would've loved to have seen an A.I. fighter, if for nothing but laughs.
  12. Switchy

    Switchy GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 19, 2007
    The Getaway? ARGH.
    Can we say worst game ever?
    I bought it, played it, sold it the next day! Both of them.
    I bought both of them and sold them both the next day [​IMG]
  13. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

    Aug 4, 2006
    Max Payne 3 was never officially cancelled. I still have my hopes. [​IMG]
    Though, what I really hate is what they did with Deus Ex. I can easily say it was one of the best games humanity ever got to see and then they ruined everythign with DX2. I want it developed by the former Ion Storm, not Ubisoft Montreal (although their games are fantastic [​IMG] ) ...
  14. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

    Apr 22, 2007
    the congo
    The Getaway Online became Home?
  15. cenotaph

    cenotaph GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2006
    United States
    Ion Storm Austin was pretty much a shadow of its former self after Warren Spector left, though. I'm glad they pulled the plug on it, as DX3 could have been disastrous under them (not that I believe Ubi Montreal will do a better job, their track record is spotty at best).

    Also, a little nostalgia for you.
  16. amptor

    amptor Banned

    May 2, 2003
    United States
    Joust 3d LMAO I guess someone got it into their thick head finally that making every blockbuster classic title into 3d isn't necessarily a good thing. however I thought llamatron (robotron on N64) was very good when I played it. I think it was just homebrew though. Ahh nostalgia.

    Oh most of the games on this list have plenty of titles anyway and have 3d titles also... Alone in the Dark overdone game, Lemmings overdone and 3d is usually strange.. Army Men hmm I rememeber this on dreamcast, why would they not want to stop there? again over done game series..

    Looks like sam and max came out, but just a short series so obviously that wouldn't be on the list...and DNF well... let's not touch that one, I'm so bored with that title as it is heh. What else was cancelled.... Full Throttle, not sure if that was even in development. Metal Slug Arcade Vol. 1 GBA or whatever it's called. I'm just glad they came out with MSA on PSP, fine enough. Hmm... some Super Mario game on GC which went to Wii, and Paper Mario went to Wii..I consider those canceled titles but I'm biased because I have no wii [​IMG] Megaman Anniversary GBC.. there's lots I'm sure.
  17. Kira99

    Kira99 Advanced Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    I would've like to see ONI 2 [​IMG]
  18. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    Oni 2 would be kickass. The first one pwned at the time.

    There was a topic on here a while back about it [​IMG]
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