It has been a while since we did a Top 10! So we thought with this being the year of sequels that we would bring it back with our Top 10 list of game Sequels!
10. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC)
Original: Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on January 26, 2010, and for PlayStation 3 on January 18, 2011.
9. Call of Duty 2 (PC, Xbox 360)
Original: Call of Duty
Call of Duty 2 is a 2005 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Konami in Japan and Activision in the rest of the world. It is the second installment of the Call of Duty series.
8. God of War 2 (PlayStation 2)
Original: God of War
od of War II is a third person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). First released for the PlayStation 2 console on March 13, 2007, it is the second installment in the God of War series, the sixth chronologically, and the sequel to 2005’s God of War. The game is loosely based on Greek mythology and set in ancient Greece, with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, the new God of War who killed the former, Ares. Kratos is betrayed by Zeus, the King of the Olympian Gods, who strips him of his godhood and kills him. Slowly dragged to the Underworld, he is saved by the Titan Gaia, who instructs him to find the Sisters of Fate, as they can allow him to travel back in time, avert his betrayal, and take revenge on Zeus.
7. Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation, Gamecube)
Original: Resident Evil
Resident Evil 2, known in Japan as Biohazard 2, is a 1998 survival horror video game originally released for the PlayStation. Developed by Capcom as the second installment in the Resident Evil series, its story takes place two months after the events of the first game, Resident Evil. It is set in Raccoon City, an American community whose residents have been transformed into zombies by the T-virus, a biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella. In their escape from the city, the two protagonists, Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, encounter other survivors, and are confronted by William Birkin, the mutated creator of the even more powerful weaponized pathogen called the G-virus.
6. Team Fortress 2 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC)
Original: Team Fortress
Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to the 1996 mod Team Fortress for Quake and its 1999 remake. It was released as part of the video game compilation The Orange Box on October 10, 2007 for Windows and the Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 version followed on December 11, 2007. On April 8, 2008, it was released as a standalone title for Windows. The game was updated to support OS X on June 10, 2010, and Linux on February 14, 2013. It is distributed online through Valve’s download retailer Steam; retail distribution was handled by Electronic Arts.
5. Dark Souls (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC)
Original: Demon Souls
Dark Souls is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco Bandai Games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows. A spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls, it is the second installment of the overall Souls series, and the first installment in the Dark Souls trilogy. Dark Souls began development under the working title of Project Dark.
4. Halo 2(Xbox)
Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. Released for the Xbox video game console on November 9, 2004, the game is the second installment in the Halo franchise and the sequel to 2001’s critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. A Microsoft Windows version of the game was released on May 31, 2007, developed by an internal team at Microsoft Game Studios known as Hired Gun. The game features a new game engine, as well as using the Havok physics engine; added weapons and vehicles, and new multiplayer maps. The player alternately assumes the roles of the human Master Chief and the alien Arbiter in a 26th-century conflict between the human United Nations Space Command and genocidal Covenant.
3. Pokemon Gold & Silver (Gameboy Advance)
Original: Pokemon Red & Blue
Pokémon Gold Version and Silver Version are the second installments of the Pokémon series of role-playing video games, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Color. They were released in Japan in 1999, Australia and North America in 2000, and Europe in 2001. Pokémon Crystal, a special edition, was released roughly a year later in each region. In 2009, Nintendo remade Gold and Silver for the Nintendo DS as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
2. Half Life 2 (PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)
Original: Half Life
Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Half-Life (1998). Developed and published by Valve Corporation, it was released on November 16, 2004, following a five-year $40 million development, during which a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet. The game was developed alongside Valve’s Steam software. It introduced the Source game engine and, because of Steam, was the first single-player video game to require online product activation.
1. Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Original: Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo as a sequel to the 1983 game, Mario Bros. It was originally released in Japan for the Family Computer on September 13, 1985, and later that year for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America and Europe on May 15, 1987, and Australia later in 1987.
It is the first of the Super Mario series of games. In Super Mario Bros., the player controls Mario and in a two-player game, a second player controls Mario’s brother Luigi as he travels through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist Bowser.
You may have noticed that we have not been very active on our website throughout the course of the past number of months, and we wanted to take this moment to bring everyone up to date on what we are working on. Even though we can not officially reveal what it is we have coming down the pipeline, but we wanted to let everyone know of at least the direction we are trending. We see the shift in entertainment medium becoming more social media heavy, and live interaction with editors, and players becoming a lot more popular. We have agreed to shift a lot of our main focus from writing news stories and reviews and will be moving to a more stream savvy way of doing reviews and giving you the ability to interact with us as we go through the process of reviewing a game. We are also moving into pod-casting, which has been popular for many years. We have been trying to get that ball rolling for a little while and we are almost set to roll out the Game Night Lounge Radio Network! We are very excited in the direction that we are moving, and we still will try to update the website with editorials that are more opinion based, and less news heavy. The Top 10’s will continue, but reviews will be now more video based, which we will stream on our LIVE twitch feed, and YouTube Channel. We thank you for the continued support we have received and look forward to the future of #thelounge
In case you have been living under a rock the past week, Pokemon Go is out and taking the nation by storm. Considered one of the most popular apps in the app stores, this game is taking to “catch em’ all” to a whole new level. The game essentially turns your mobile device into a pokedex, which you will use to catch pokemon in the real world. The game tracks your GPS signal and allows the user to travel around to catch different pokemon throughout the day or night. There are random gyms and pokestop spread around all different towns, to help ensure you have plenty of pokeballs and potions to catch pokemon. You do not battle pokemon to catch them, but instead battle only at the gyms against other teams and gym leaders that change periodically based on who is traveling and fighting there. Pokemon Go is free to download and is now available on the ios app store, and Android store.
Microsoft announced today that on October 7th, they will be releasing a Xbox One S 2TB model that will also include a digital copy of the game for $449.99. You will see a picture of it below. Along with the console, with matching controller, they will be releasing a controller that is skinned to look like JD’s armor (The protagonist for Gears of War 4). Only Microsoft Stores and Gamestop will have access to the controllers, which release in September for $74.99. As a Gears fan, I for one have this pre-ordered, and can not wait for the game to release.
I know the game has been out for a few weeks already, and not to mention the game is getting trashed on gaming websites around the world, but we are actually having some fun with it. I think it is games like this that show that you really have to take reviews with a grain of salt. Sure, reviews do matter, and point out ins and outs of games, but I think that some sites get a little to picky when it comes to pointing out game flaws. 7 Days to Die is not the greatest when it comes to graphics, controls, has some minor bugs, but even so they game does deliver on what should really count. FUN. I spent over 25 hours in the game building with my friends and waiting on the every 7 day hoard runs! Is it scary? It has its moments, but to me this is a grown mans Minecraft with zombies! Collect resources, and build, build, and build. The best rule of thumb is to try out the demo for the game, and watch plenty of videos on the game to see for yourself and see the game in action.