Many of my readers asked me to write about games that were cancelled for one reason or another. So, here is my list of the best cancelled video games.

We saw a huge number of wonderful games that entered the hearts and history of the gaming industry. But there are also many games that could become masterpieces, but for one reason or another, they simply did not see the light. Below I have presented the best cancelled video games, so scroll the page down to put up a stingy tear about the games that we will never see.

 

Tiberium

The tactical first-person shooter in the Command & Conquer universe – Tiberium – was developed for two years and was canceled in 2008 due to non-compliance with Electronic Arts quality standards.

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: EA Los Angeles

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Canceled: 09/30/2008

Reason: Publisher Quality Mismatch

the best cancelled video games

 

Eight Days

The game talked about two tough “die-hard” men with diametrically opposite views of the world, joining forces to fight a common enemy.

One of the features of this exclusive for the PlayStation 3 was the so-called real life clock. We started the game at night, then it was night in the game, we decided to play early in the morning – be so kind as to watch the dawn in the virtual world too.

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Developer: SCE London Studio

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Canceled: 06/04/2008

Reason: Transferring resources to first-party projects closer to completion

Eight Days

 

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium

The long-suffering MMORPG in a clear universe with big plans for the future (in which there is only war), but a lack of money for their embodiment. In the process of development, the game turned from MMO about WH 40k into single-player, but did not reach the release even in this form.

Publisher: THQ

Developer: Vigil Games

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 12/20/2012

Reason: Publisher Bankruptcy

Warhammer 40000 Dark Millennium

 

Shenmue Online

Direct continuation of Shenmue II with the promised QTE, announced in 2004.

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega and JC Entertainment

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 2007

Reason: Unknown

Shenmue Online

 

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans

Point-and-click quest about the adventures of the notorious Horde leader – Thrall. The plot of the game tells about how young Thrall came to such a life.

Publisher: Animation Magic

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 1998

Reason: Publisher Quality Mismatch

Warcraft Adventures Lord of the Clans

 

Turok 2

The cancellation of a new unannounced part of Turok, which, according to rumors, could turn out to be a restart of the series, became known thanks to a banal leak into the network.

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Developer: Propaganda Games

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Canceled: 2009

Reason: Unknown

Turok 2

 

Command & Conquer: Generals 2

A rare occurrence in the gaming industry is a game that has been canceled due to the high level of dissatisfaction among players. But in fact, the sequel of our beloved “Generals” was rolled out. There were free2play, Premium and other damn things, and then the word Generals was removed from the name. Who will like it?

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Victory Games

Platforms: PC

Canceled: October 2013

Reason: Inadequate player expectations

Command & Conquer Generals 2

 

StarCraft: Ghost

A third-person tactical shooter with stealth elements in the StarCraft universe and only for consoles. The release of this miracle was carried over a lot of times and as a result, was “postponed indefinitely.”

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox

Canceled: March 24, 2006

Reason: Unknown

StarCraft Ghost

 

Fallout Online

Another long-suffering MMORPG that fell victim to a lawsuit between Interplay Entertainment and Bethesda Softworks over the ownership of the rights to an online game in the Fallout universe.

Publisher: Interplay Entertainment

Developer: Interplay Entertainment

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 01/09/2012

Reason: Loss of publishing rights

Fallout Online

 

Call of Cthulhu: Destiny’s End

Call of Cthulhu: Tainted Legacy

Two sequels to the magnificent Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth with an eye on the co-operative for two players.

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Headfirst Productions

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox

Canceled: December 2005

Reason: Developer Bankruptcy

Call of Cthulhu Destiny’s End

 

LMNO

In 2005, renowned director Steven Spielberg announced his collaboration with Electronic Arts to create a game that will turn the gaming industry upside down.

The revolutionary project was created as a first-person action game with parkour elements and escape-focused gameplay, and one of the game’s key characters was the mysterious humanoid alien Eva.

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: Electronic Arts

Platforms: Unknown

Canceled: 2010

Reason: Unknown

LMNO

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned

Another game from the Propaganda Games studio, canceled by the evil Disney. In fairness, it should be noted that Propaganda Games was not such a successful company and was safely dissolved in 2011.

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Developer: Propaganda Games

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Canceled: October 2010

Reason: Unknown

Pirates of the Caribbean Armada of the Damned

 

Darth Maul

The game in the Star Wars universe, the protagonist of which was supposed to be the famous Sith Darth Maul, does not even have a name, but only a sad story of a long development, and a small piece of the gameplay video as evidence of existence.

Publisher: LucasArts

Developer: Red Fly Studio

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU

Canceled: 2011

Reason: Unknown

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Star Wars 1313

So, another ambitious adventure game in the Star Wars universe with a third-person view, that died under the onslaught of evil (Disney).

Publisher: LucasArts

Developer: LucasArts

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 04/03/2013

Reason: Buying LucasArts by Disney and transforming the development studio into a publisher with the consequent closure of all past projects

the best cancelled video games.

 

Halo Online

In the period from 2004 to 2007, the game was developed under the wing of Microsoft, aimed at successfully competing with World of Warcraft – MMORPG in the Halo universe codenamed Titan.

At the close of the project, the budget was $ 90,000,000, and fresh ideas for the genre were later pulled away by other MMOs.

Publisher: Microsoft

Developer: Ensemble Studios

Platforms: PC

Canceled: 2007

Reason: Unknown

Halo Online

So, these were the best cancelled video games in my purely subjective opinion. Please write below which of these games you would like to play.

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