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Topic of the Week: Which old game needs an expansion?

Topic of the Week Expansions

In the wake of the controversial Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, we've been thinking about expanding old games. Specifically, which of our childhood and teenage favs could use an update that remained faithful, used the same engine, but told a new story within that world?

Probably a whole bunch of the best RPGs ready to get mentioned here.

Avoiding the obvious, my pick is Ground Control 2. Not least because it ended on a massive cliffhangar, but one of the factions was never made playable. Lots of natural storylines to tell there, along with clearing up what exactly happens to all the main characters who are fired off into space while the hero is left to die on a planet. Come on Massive, sack this Division stuff off, clearly it hasn't gone very well or sold that many copies, and tell me the rest of Jacob Angelus' story.

I've had that rant in me for twelve years. Ahem.

But what about you? Which games of distance past need another tale told, or represent a missed opportunity? Which worlds do you want to return to in their original form with new bits, not some upscaled HD or totally different remake? Let us know in the comments.

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Shriven Avatar
2 Years ago

Sensible Soccer

Theme Hospital


Dungeon Keeper

Phil Iwaniuk Avatar
2 Years ago

Championship Manager 96/97. I don't want a 2016 database, just more playable leagues from that era.

Jurassic Park: Trespasser. Would be pretty happy with a Stable Physics Model expansion, but some of the other InGEN islands would be especially fun to explore.

Mafia: City of Lost Haven. The endgame, in which you're free to explore the city and do these eccentric little side quests, would be amazing to play if it were expanded with a strategy-like layer. A bit like EA's Godfather games, actually.

Jnx Avatar
2 Years ago

This probably doesn't count as old but I'd love to have an expansion to Relic's Space Marine. The end screamed that they had it already thought out and I would've really liked to see the story to an end.

pyrothem Avatar
2 Years ago

Sacrifice. One of the true forgotten gems