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Top 10 Games That Escaped Development Hell
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Better late than never! It’s time to take a look at all the games that we thought were never coming out, only to be proven wrong by their eventual release! Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Games That Escaped Development Hell.

#10. “L.A. Noire” (2011)
#9. “Team Fortress 2” (2007)
#8. “Kirby’s Return to Dream Land” (2011)
#7. “The Last Guardian” (2016)
#6. “Final Fantasy XV” (2016)
#5. “Aliens Colonial Marines” (2013)
#4. “Doom” (2016)
#3, #2 & #1: ???

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    • Hey,! Have a look!
      “Team Fortress is a team class based multiplayer for id Software’s Quake engine. It was written and designed by Robin Walker, John Cook and Ian Caughley; because of its popularity it inspired many other additions to the mod, such as the Grappling Hook, and spawned another two entire games as well. Team Fortress Software later were developing a sequel to team fortress named Team Fortress 2. Valve took interest in their work and hired the 3 developers to work on a mod and later standalone version for half life named Team Fortress Classic released in 1999 and Team Fortress 2 in 2007.” – Quake Wiki
      link: (mod)

    • My guess is they upload early to run as many plagiarism engines as possible before releasing it into the public domain and potentially humiliating themselves…again.

  1. These are clearly not the “Top 10 Games” that escaped development hel*! If you really meant “Top 10 Longest Periods of Development Hel* Before Actually Escaping,” then you should’ve said so!

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