Loads of games series are worthy of a resurrection but, sometimes, those new takes on old favorites do more harm than good. Here's our list of the 10 reboots that we'd all be better served to simply forget.

More often than not a poor reboot can be attributed to two main problems. The first of these issues is the fact that, if you're going to do a reboot, you better offer up something that's actually worth all of that pomp and circumstance. For a fan, there are few things worse than getting excited for the return of a beloved series only to discover that the 20XX model is dull or uninspired.

One of the only things worse than a mediocre reboot, though, is one that completely misses the mark. This happens when a developer either loses sight of (or never truly understood) what made a game so good in the first place.

Here's our list of the reboots that fell victim to these pitfalls and several others, making for a collection of games that are probably better left forgotten than free to tarnish the series they attempted to revitalize.

Altered Beast 2005
Altered Beast 2005
The original Altered Beast was a bad game, but it was a visual marvel for its day and came packed in with a console, so it's often fondly remembered. It turns out that a bad game also makes for a bad remake, as the 2005 iteration of Altered Beast suffered from many of the same problems as its predecessor. Guiding your character from point A to point B may have been fine for a side-scroller but, in the age of the PS2, running through environments and mindlessly bashing enemies while fighting an even fiercer fight against a terrible camera just doesn't fly. Altered Beast was repetitive, dull and enemy AI was almost non-existent. Considering how cruddy the original was, you would have thought the series had nowhere to go but up. That is, sadly, not the case.




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