Top 10 Spiritual Successor Video Games

Top 10 Spiritual Successor Video Games

A strong premise, design philosophy, or tone of story is a valuable thing in the ever-changing world of video games, and for the most part, developers don’t like moving away from a proven formula before they’ve fully plumbed its depths. But occasionally, the choice isn’t up to them.

So more often than not, development teams turn to the notion of a “spiritual successor” – a continuation of the same themes or mechanics of their previous project, but a new name. The story can be a brand new tale, or a sequel in every regard except the game’s title.

This week’s Bravely Default is just the latest such title (originally a sequel to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light), but it’s not alone. Here is our list of the Top 10 Spiritual Successor Video Games.


Superfighters Deluxe

Superfighters Deluxe

30 November 2018
God of War

God of War

20 April 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

26 October 2018
Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

08 March 2019
Marvel's Spider-Man

Marvel's Spider-Man

07 September 2018
Celeste

Celeste

25 January 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ

26 January 2018
Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World

26 January 2018