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Top 10 Games You Can Never Play Again


That old phrase digital means forever is far
from true. These days, games that exist online can easily
be taken down, and in some cases, taken down forever. So today, we’re lamenting over titles we
can never return to with our list of the top 10 games you can never play again. Some of the numbers on this list are gone
thanks to digital removals, while others involve titles that have disappeared into obscurity
over time. So with that in mind, let’s jump in! 10 Tetris
Nintendo would port the game in 1989 for the Game Boy, one of the most iconic forms of
the title to date. Over the course of 25 years, they continued
to port the game, and provide Nintendo console owners with Tetris goodness. But these days, Tetris is no where to be found
on any Nintendo platform – that’s because the legal rights to it now belong to Ubisoft,
who develops Tetris games. While this might not be a huge loss to many
of you who still have a functional Game Boy and a Tetris cartridge, those who want to
play that original 1989 port are sh*t out of luck. Just gonna have to settle with whatever new
version of Tetris Ubisoft pumps out, friends. 9 City of Heroes
City of Heroes was an mmorpg that initially debuted back in 2004. It allowed players to create super powered
characters that went around, fought criminals, and completed missions with other players’
characters all within the fictional Paragon City. And it had a really devoted fan base! It even managed to survive a lawsuit from
Marvel, whose trademark claims were dismissed by courts (although the suit was settled out
of court later). Despite major backlash from the community
and an outcry to save the game, it ceased to exist in 2012 due to a decreased amount
of popularity. 8 The Matrix Online
Ever watched the Matrix and thought, hey, that’d be a dope online game? Well, turns out Sony and Monolith Productions
thought the exact same thing after the release of Matrix Revolutions. Enter The Matrix Online, an MMORPG that continued
the story of the film trilogy. Debuting in 2005, it lasted up until 2009,
with its servers closing due to incredibly low subscriber numbers. 7 Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime Hunters was a game initially released for the Nintendo DS. It provided a single player mode, but the
real gem of the title was it’s online gameplay, with this title really excelling from the
lessons Nintendo had gained from it’s predecessor Metroid Prime 2. You could play as one of seven awesome characters,
including Samus. But then, Nintendo ceased it’s online services
for DS and Wii games back in 2014, meaning the game could still be played offline in
single player or multiplayer, but it’s just not the same. Even when the game was released on the Wii
U, the online services for it were non existent. 6 One Life
One Life is a survival shooter in which, if you die, your Steam account gets locked out
of the game. Perma death! It’s a multiplayer in which you can team
up with your friends, and play with your own rules, but, every move you make could be your
last. You’ll need to find food, water, and survive
within harsh natural environments. In addition to that, you can choose how to
interact with enemy players, even taking them as captives. After the title was announced and green lit
back in October of 2015, the developers behind the game went quite, and even the website
for the game was taken down. Unfortunately, if you want to play One Life,
you’re gonna have to wait a while. But it is still coming! After Kotaku reported on the radio silence
from the devs since 2015, they reached out to the news site to say that the title was
delayed indefinitely, but wasn’t cancelled, saying, I quote, “in all that time we have
received a huge number of questions and requests from players. We haven’t even expected this kind of attention. In the context of such overhype, we just need
to make everything perfectly, so the development of the game is delayed indefinitely.” 5 The Sims Online
Sims Online was notoriously a mess. The Sims is one of EA’s most popular, and
profitable, franchises. So it makes sense that EA would want to optimize
the series in whatever ways they could, like creating an MMO version of it. Back in 2002, for $9.99 US a month, you could
play the Sims MMO, doing all of the things you love to do in The Sims with other players
now involved! Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Except it all went downhill, pretty fast. The game had a player driven economy that
ended up growing into what one critic from Rock Paper Shotgun called “a capitalist
cautionary tale”. A virtual mafia popped up, which would extort
players out of their simoleons in exchange for not ruining their reputation and therefore
limiting the things they could do in the game. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the game
finally imploded on itself thanks to a clothing rack. Actually. Thanks to a bug in the game, a clothing rack
(in which players would normally use to sell clothes to other players) duplicated player’s
profits, beyond what other players actually paid. So that completely destroyed the in game economy. Despite it being patched, the damage was done,
and this didn’t get resolved until 2007 when the game was rebranded as EA Land, but
that didn’t bode well. Four weeks after the re branding, the game
shut down. But fret not! There’s actually a free to play fan made
version of the game that came out in 2017 called FreeS that continues to be updated
regularly. 4 Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game
This one kills me a little personally; a little while back I was searching through the Playstation
store to find it, and to my dismay, it was gone. Sad times. Some of you may remember the 2010 Edgar Wright
film Scott Pilgrim versus the World. It was pretty darn great, and it was an adaptation
of an even more fantastic series of graphic novels. Brie Larson was in it. She played Scott’s ex. ANYWHO! When the film came out, a game was released
that was downright awesome. It was a beat em up side scroller in which
you played as Scott or one of the other colourful characters from the series. Best part was, the graphics had adapted the
characters to what they looked like in the comic, so it felt as if you were literally
playing inside the world of the graphic novels. It was a game that was released digitally
back in 2010, with no physical copies available, which is why when it’s four year contract
was up in 2014, the game completely disappeared altogether from the Playstation Store. Talk about tragic. 3 Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary
Edition Back in 2004, Nintendo released an episodic
cooperative multiplayer Zelda game called Four Swords, in which you team up with your
friends to explore eight different worlds in a story set a century after the events
of Twilight Princess. Eventually, a single player version of the
game was released with the remastered Four Swords Anniversary edition, which was free
to download for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, and even included new stages that were inspired
by the original Legend of Zelda title, A Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening. But these days. Nintendo no longer offers the game for download,
and unfortunately, was only available for two short time spans – the first being between
September 2011 and February 2012, and the second for only a week in 2014. 2 PT
PT, aka Playable Teaser, was a demo for the next instalment to the Silent Hill franchise,
titled Silent Hills. And it was really, really good. Co-directed by hideo Kojima and Guerillmo
Del Toro, players would walk through a looping L shaped hallway in a suburban home filled
with horrors and puzzles to solve. Despite being a short length, it was critically
praised, with some critics even calling it one of the best horror games of all time. Imagine what it could have been! When the game was cancelled by Konami, and
Kojima left the company, PT was taken down off of the Playstation Store, the playable
teaser was gone for good. Some people even went around selling their
PS4s that had PT installed on it for quite a good chunk of change. 1 Upsilon Circuit
Upsilon Circuit has a crazy concept – it’s a game that if your character dies in it,
you can never play the game again. While it’s not unheard of for a game to
involve a permadeath – in which, your character dies and therefore you can never play as them
(or with them) again in the game (looking at you, all of my deceased companions in Skyrim),
a title in which you can no longer access the game AT ALL is something that’s a little
terrifying. But oh so intriguing. So what exactly is Upsilon Circuit? It’s a fantasy RPG that plops you and 7
other players into a single server, and each contestant explores the overworld and generated
dungeons in search of something called the Dream Tech Crystals. You fight monsters, avoid traps and compete
with the opposing team – each team is made up of four players. And, another interesting factor – when you
get EXP, the audience watching the game gets to choose what to level up on your skill tree. The creators behind the title eventually pulled
their Indiegogo campaign to fund the development of the game, stating that they didn’t want
players to have to pay for a game that ultimately would be free to play. They switched to a patreon instead, and have
since decided that they need to revisit the title and give it an overhaul, all while working
on other smaller games in the meantime. But they promised that despite the overhaul,
the core concept of perma-perma death will remain a part of it. There we have it friends! What other games can you think of are titles
we’ll never be able to play again? Give us a shout in those comments below and
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