5 Game Sequels You’ll Want To Play

In 2023, players enjoyed some of the best game sequels in years, and 2024 is poised to deliver even more. Great sequels have been a mainstay of the video game industry dating back to the 8-bit era. Developers, naturally, want to follow up on the success of earlier hits, and gamers are always clamoring for more of the franchises they love. “Grand Theft Auto V,” the highest-selling sequel and second-highest-selling game of all time, is proof enough.

The Game Awards 2023 showed that making great sequels is a major focus in the industry. The winners in the top categories, “Baldur’s Gate 3” and “Alan Wake 2,” are terrific sequels. Furthermore, all candidates for Game of the Year were sequels (or a remake of a sequel in the case of “Resident Evil 4”).

But which ones should you play, and what are some of the most anticipated game sequels in 2024? Let’s take a look.

Baldur’s Gate 3

You’re likely aware that “Baldur’s Gate 3” was a massive hit. It cleaned up at The Game Awards, winning multiple categories and taking the crown as Game of the Year. It was a long time coming, too, with “Baldur’s Gate II” launching in 2000.

Baldur’s Gate 3” updates the franchise beautifully without straying from its tabletop roots. The turn-based RPG combat is addictive, and the visuals are gorgeous. The game also gives the player a lot of freedom with character creation and story progression. The possibilities for playstyles are endless, and your choices direct the branching storyline. “Baldur’s Gate 3” is a shining gem in the RPG genre that will go down as one of the best sequels ever made.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X

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“Alan Wake 2”

“Alan Wake 2” is one of those smash hits that few were expecting. A sequel to the 2010 original, “Alan Wake 2” combines psychological thriller and survival horror elements. The result is a unique experience, to say the least. Alan Wake, the titular character, has been trapped in an alternate universe since the events of the first game. The story is an absolute ride, but we won’t spoil anything here.

The game’s twisting plot, supernatural world-building and wacky humor are a fascinating blend. Unsurprisingly, “Alan Wake 2” became Remedy’s fastest-selling game ever. It’s outpaced the studio’s “Max Payne titles, cementing itself among the top sequels of 2023.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom”

No list of the greatest sequels ever made is complete without “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.” This ambitious follow-up is a direct sequel to 2017’s “Breath of the Wild.” Expectations were high, given how bold the first game was, and “Tears of the Kingdom” met them. The game expands the vast open world, while introducing new mechanics, such as a brilliant crafting system.

In fact, it’s so big that it can seem daunting to newcomers. Don’t worry: You don’t have to play “Breath of the Wild” to enjoy “Tears of the Kingdom.” If you want some help, we’ve made a handy guide of things to know before you jump into “Tears of the Kingdom.”

Platform: Nintendo Switch

“Super Mario Bros. Wonder”

Few game franchises have as many sequels as “Super Mario Bros.” Nintendo keeps it fresh by reinventing the classic formula with each new generation. “Super Mario Bros. Wonderis dripping with this innovative energy. “Wonder” introduces new enemies, power-ups and hilarious gameplay mechanics. It’s familiar yet fresh at the same time. And that is what makes a sequel truly great.

“Super Mario Bros.” titles are also some of the best co-op games for kids and adults alike, and “Wonder” is no exception. Up to four players can crash through levels together, and plenty of chaotic fun awaits. If that’s not enough, and you want more Nintendo multiplayer mayhem, check out these great racing games on Switch.

Platform: Nintendo Switch

“Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon”

After taking the industry by storm with “Dark Souls” and “Elden Ring,” FromSoftware returned to its roots with “Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon.” It’s about time, considering the last game launched in 2013. “Fires of Rubicon” puts the player in the cockpit of a mech thrust into chaotic battles against an array of foes. Customization options for the player’s mech add layers of strategic flexibility.

While a massive departure from the “Souls” series, “Armored Core VI” was a clear hit with fans. It quickly became the highest-selling title in the series and one of the most popular sequels of 2023.

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X

Upcoming 2024 sequels

There’s still more ahead this year for players to look forward to. Some of the most anticipated sequels of 2024 include “Homeworld 3,” “Hades 2” and “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.” Those are only a few scheduled for the first half of the year. “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2,” a sequel to one of the most successful cult classic games of all time, should arrive in the second half of 2024. Gamers are also hoping to see “Hollow Knight: Silksong” sometime soon.

If you’re eagerly awaiting the release of those sequels, 2023 gave you plenty to chew on while you wait. Now is also the perfect time to upgrade your internet and experience the benefits of 5 Gig speeds. Whether for downloading games, streaming or maintaining your competitive edge, a fast internet connection is vital for enjoying a smooth, lag-free experience.

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