Sony has dominated this generation with a series of strong exclusive releases. Titles such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Nier: Automata, Ratchet and Clank, and God of War have encouraged many gamers to invest into a PS4. However, there are franchises that Sony should consider reviving. Here are 5 franchises Sony should revive.

Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter were one of the best platformers of the PS2 generation. Thanks to strong gameplay and great characters the franchise remains one of the acclaimed series in Sony’s library. Naughty Dog is still busy with The Last of Us Part 2 but perhaps they will consider making a sequel as many PlayStation fans have asked for one since the end of Jak 3. And no, Jak X: Combat Racing doesn’t count.

Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal’s return was short lived but it was amazing. The use live footage highlighted the destructive and metal instability of each of the playable protagonists. It only included less playable characters but maintained the same insane kart-battling that the franchise was known for. The 2012 game ended with a cliffhanger and it’s time for the Sweet Tooth’s ice-cream truck to ride again.

Resistance

One of the PlayStation 3’s greatest exclusives and the best FPS games ever made the Resistance franchise deserves a comeback. Starting off as a launch title for the PS3 the series delivered a solid trilogy featuring an intricate story of survival and science-fiction that kept players hooked until the very end. Strong multiplayer options extended the game’s longevity until its end. Insomanic may be done with the franchise but perhaps a new studio can reboot the series.

Ape Escape

For us older gamers Ape Escape was one of those strange yet entertaining games for the original PlayStation. Traveling through time players would capture escape apes and preventing them from rewriting history. Over the course of each game, new gadgets were provided to aid in the journey.

It’s widely considered one of the most significant series in the PlayStation library with multiple sequels and spin-offs based on the series. We’ve yet to see a modern title come to the PS4 and perhaps it’s time for the series to return.

Heavenly Sword

The sequel to Heavenly Sword may have been canceled back in 2012 but perhaps Sony may reconsider now. The studio has shown more dedication to developing games under their umbrella that focus on strong single-player adventures and Heavenly Sword was one of the best. Breathtaking visuals, beautiful animations, and excellent dialogue made this short adventure worth taking. Perhaps Nariko and Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy can do a collaboration offer?

What franchise do you want to see Sony revive? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Soda Popinski

    Completely agree with Twisted Metal and Resistance! Perhaps a surprise this E3.

    I would add Jet Moto. They weren’t that impressive compared to the likes of WaveRace on N64, but remember when you first saw the water effects in Wave Race 64? State of the art for it’s time. Impressive indeed! I figure since Sony already owns (i’m assuming) the Jet Moto ip, why not bring it back, capitalize on the name, and do the same thing Wave Race 64 did back in the day but using PS4’s way more powerful hardware. I wanna see a really impressive water/wave racing game this gen, and JetMoto would seem to be a perfect fit. That or Splashdown.

    And don’t even waste your time telling me about Riptide or Aqua Moto Racing. These games are like
    simple mobile game ports. Not impressive at all.

  • David

    I really really want to see them revive War of the Monsters. This generation needs an actually good Godzilla game, and one where they beat the crap out of each other would just make it even better.

  • Exare

    Socom