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This article was originally published in July 2020.

DSAS: Difficult Second Album Syndrome.

It’s a term commonly used in the music industry to describe that tricky second album, and it’s just as common in the gaming industry too. Building on greatness can be tough, and sometimes sequels just don’t live up to the hype. So, just what are the best sequels in videogames?

When a sequel manages to live up to anticipation, then it deserves true praise. Sorry Einstein; it turns out that doing the same thing again and getting even better results is the true mark of genius. 

A great sequel can turn a classic game into a franchise, a brilliant story into an epic journey, or even dig deeper into the characters that made it so special. Read on to see our pick of the 10 best videogame sequels so far.

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Gaming has been a life-long love for Stan. To him, there's nothing better than getting lost in a single player adventure. He calls Hyrule home, but occasionally also ventures to a galaxy far far away... Fancy a game of Gwent?