Deadpool wearing a hat in Deadpool 2013.
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Top 10 Delisted Games that you may have forgotten about

At least I can still steal cars by playing GTA on the Switch.

Older games get delisted and relisted all the time, but the ten delisted games on this list haven't come back to Steam and it's unlikely that they will. You may have forgotten about some of these old favorites that you played when you were younger, so let's pay homage to these top 10 delisted games.

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The following 10 delisted games are no longer available to purchase on Steam and some other platforms. Most will now require the original discs to play, and any online services for the games have long been shut down.

10. Black and White (2001), Lionhead

The start of gameplay for Black & White, showing a small family worshipping the player and the Good and Evil characters on either side.
Screenshot via sys01Gaming

There's another game available on Steam called "Black & White" that certainly isn't the Black & white I'm referencing. This is one of the games I grew up playing alongside my older brother — he always managed to get the really evil hand and his Creature would just eat villagers constantly.

Black & White was released back in 2001, followed by Black & Whtie 2 in 2005. Unless you have the original discs for Black & White, there's no way to load up and play the game. So many retro games get re-released and it would be nice to see this one get remastered. It was a really interesting management RPG game where you played god and raised a Creature who could help your villagers (or hurt them).

9. Wolfenstein (2009), Raven Software

A gem rises from the ground, surrounded by a glowing green circle in the Wolfenstein trailer.
Screenshot via Game Trailers

Wolfenstein is an FPS game set in a town that the Nazis have taken control of in order to mine rare crystals. As the player, you take on the role of William 'B.J.' Blazkowicz, who is trying to get the Spear of Destiny back from the Nazis after it was stolen.

Despite Wolfenstein being a game where your enemies are Nazis, Hitler is never mentioned, and no one is carrying out any orders from him. He's a portrait and nothing more in the first Wolfenstein game. It's an interesting game that combines a bit of history with survival and horror elements. It can be a bit gory at times.

8. Spec Ops: The Line (2012), Yager Development

Captain Walker in Spec Ops: The Line
Screenshot via XboxViewTV

Spec Ops: The Line is an interesting take on a typical military shooter game. As you play, the game challenges your own sense of morality by putting you in impossible situations that force you to make a judgment call.

It's probably one of the more realistic games of what it's like to be a higher-up in these situations, and it definitely adds a new dimension to the game. Most military-style games can feel very similar, with the majority of the game being a constant point-and-shoot situation. Along with the storyline, Spec Ops: The Line has great visuals that really add to the gameplay.

7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003), Rockstar Games

Tommy riding down a road in Ocean Beach in GTA: Vice City.
Screenshot via SourceSpy91

I think GTA has a special place in a lot of gamers' hearts. I started my GTA journey with Vice City and later San Andreas. Last year, I purchased the Grand Theft Auto trilogy on my Nintendo Switch, and it was cool to replay the games. Unfortunately, GTA: Vice City and San Andreas were delisted on Steam, so PC gamers will have to look elsewhere to play the games again.

You play Tommy Vercetti, a former mobster recently released from prison. At the very start of the game, you're set up and decide that you're done working under some nobody gang. From there, there are a lot of guns, cars, and sketchy clubs. Oh, and police chases. Can't forget those!

6. Midnight Club II (2003), Rockstar San Diego

The start of a new career game in Midnight Club: II.
Screenshot via xTimelessGaming

Though gamers on this Reddit thread mentioned Midnight Club: III, I'm more nostalgic about Midnight Club: II because my brother and I used to race each other on there all the time. We had those old adapters for the PS2 that were basically a steering wheel and peddles, but nothing really beats classic controller gaming.

I don't remember much of the plot of the game because we used to just mess around, and he'd help build up my cars for me. But, if you do seek out an old version of Midnight Club: II, there are different races that you can complete in Career mode to play out the actual game.

5. Unreal Tournament (1999), Epic Games and Digital Extremes

Unreal Tournament is a pretty old game now, but it has a familiar feel that any FPS player will understand. You play a set of matches in an arena with the goal of killing your opposition before they can get to you. Although this kind of game is much more common now, the first Unreal Tournament game is widely considered one of the best games ever made.

It's listed in nine different publications under their own best/top games lists, including the Electric Playground Network, Polygon, and more.

4. Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2016), Raven Software

Marvel Ultimate Alliance gameplay where the player is controlling Wolverine.
Screenshot via Jimmy Dali

The best thing about Marvel Ultimate Alliance is the range of Marvel characters you can choose from. Though the game hasn't aged very well — the graphics leave something to be desired — it's a nostalgic choice that any Marvel fan will appreciate.

In Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Fury has been given the okay to start a new team of superheroes to combat Dr. Doom and the new Masters of Evil that he brought together. You can switch between four Marvel heroes while playing, utilizing their own unique skills to continue through the game.

3. Blur (2010), Bizarre Creations

Choosing the Nissan in Blur.
Screenshot via Carpenter

Blur added a different twist to the genre of racing games. Alongside racing your car against other cars, there is also an element of vehicular combat that you don't usually see when a game like this is made. During play, there are eight different power-ups that you can pick up as you're driving: five weapons, a shield, a repair wrench, and a nitrous boost. 

The other feature that makes Blur so special is the inclusion of licensed cars in the game. You'll come across the Dodge Viper, the Chevrolet Camaro SS, and even the Ford Transit Supervan3.

2. The Movies (2005), Lionhead

Building your studio in the 2005 game: The Movies.
Screenshot via Flabaliki

The Movies is a game about running your own Hollywood studio and making movies. It's a fun management game that allows you to build your studio from scratch on a fairly large plot of land. The buildings are all pre-built, but that just means you can focus more on creating your studio set and then get started on making movies.

It very much has a Rollercoaster Tycoon vibe — which makes sense because the first Rollercoaster Tycoon was released in 1999. When the game first started out, players could upload their finished movies to the game's website: The Movies Online.

1. Deadpool (2013), High Moon Studios

Deadpool explaining what Dubstep is in Deadpool 2013.
Screenshot via Marvel Entertainment

The 2013 Deadpool game was Deadpool done right. He breaks the fourth wall constantly, is hilarious, and his quirky personality shows through throughout the game. There are plenty of hidden secrets to uncover in Deadpool, which only adds to the fun. Unfortunately, the game has been delisted and relisted several times, with its final delisting occurring in 2017.

Unsurprisingly, this is a hack-and-slash third-person shooter game. Perfect for a Deadpool game, there's no doubt there. Deadpool was delisted for the first time in 2014, alongside a bunch of other games published by Activision that had used the Marvel license.

Looking to read about other PC games to replace those you loved? Read our Pro Game Guides posts on the Top 10 PC Games of 2023 or the 10 Best cozy games coming to PC in 2024.

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Lyssa Chatterton has been a freelance writer for over 6 years, ever since graduating from their Master's degree in Transliteration & Screenwriting. They have worked with clients in practically every industry, including iGaming and TCG/Tabletop news. Lyssa prefers cosy games and indie games, but that doesn't stop them from going all out with a great fantasy RPG or digging out old retro games. An avid fan of Pokémon, Animal Crossing, the Witcher, and Persona, you'll be seeing a wide range of writing from this freelancer.

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