Gone but mostly forgotten.
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Breaking the singleplayer confines of Hitman, Ghost Mode placed two players in a race to kill a random target. It was super tense, but IO still discontinued the mode last year.
Even after a free-to-play relaunch, this silly comic caper struggled to maintain a playerbase. Despite the lack of Batman, it remained a warmly stupid good time.
Some would argue this was a game ahead of its time, dabbling in the ability-centric design that would be used by later games like Overwatch. Pity its map pool was way too small.
Despite being a quality cover shooter, Vegas 2’s player count dwindled as it aged, until its remaining fans were forced to hang up their tactical balaclavas for good.
Thanks to fast and fluid controls, the game's combat had an energetic pace in competitive multiplayer. Sadly, Cybertron disappeared from storefronts in 2017.
Spies vs Mercs was a classic mode of cat-and-mouse online espionage. A combined casualty of changing hardware standards and Ubi's discontinued support for older games eventually killed the mode.
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