Welcome to Delisted Games, a growing archive of 820 games you can’t play. The site is expanding all the time with new additions, reader submissions, and a feed of Watch List news below. You can use the search bar to find any game — It’s powerful! Read some hints — or use the menus at top to browse our collection by platform. Thanks for checking out the site!
It’s one of those good news/bad news situations for fans of the highly specific mashup between Ragnarok Online and the clicker genre. With the announcement of RO: Click H5 coming to iOS and Android on November 7th, publisher Gravity Interactive has announced the end of the line for its predecessor, Ragnarok Clicker:
It is with much excitement that the Ragnarok Clicker team announces an all new Ragnarok Clicker game, RO: Click H5! An all new adventure in the Ragnarok Clicker world, with new exciting features such as live chat and a mail system as well as a unique transmission upgrade system and countless Ragnarok Heroes to collect! The RO: Click H5 server will be opening on Thursday November 7th, 2019!
You can pre-register today on Google Play and the Apple Store. Unfortunately, with the opening of this wonderful new game, we will be closing the original Ragnarok Clicker servers. We want to thank all our Ragnarok Clicker heroes for joining us on the Ragnarok Clicker journey, and we hope you all enjoy RO Click H5, continuing your adventure with even more of Ragnarok Clicker to love! The original Ragnarok Clicker servers will be closing on Thursday, November 21st, 2019.
While players who have already downloaded Ragnarok Clicker on Steam, iOS, or Android can continue playing until the deadline, the game was removed from stores on October 21st, the same day as the announcement above. I’ll add the date to the Watch List calendar and have a page up soon for the Steam original.
Like the early days of smartphone marketplaces, the PlayStation Mobile platform was a wonderfully weird, and frequently sleazy digital storefront for Android developers. It launched in 2012 on a handful of Sony-certified devices, including the PlayStation Vita, but like the recently announced retirement of PlayStation Vue, Sony’s push into another digital market never quite took off. By September of 2015 the entire marketplace was shut down, removing access to hundreds of games and apps.
Among these lost games was a promising looking hack ‘n slasher called Mononoke Slashdown. It launched in June of 2013 and was even chosen by Sony as a freebie to entice players to check out the offerings on PlayStation Mobile. The game disappeared alongside all the rest in 2015 but thanks to Arc System Works and the original developer, FK Digital, it’s finally playable again.
Launching on Nintendo Switch today, October 31st, the game retains its original title and style, and appears to be a fairly accurate recreation of the PlayStation Mobile release. It isn’t free this time around but it isn’t too pricey at $6.99. Check out the trailer above and compare it to the PlayStation original as seen here.
When I first launched the site I wasn’t thinking about how to handle a game in the seemingly off-chance coincidence that it ever came back. Fortunately, developers are sometimes able to take over as the publisher of their own games or are able to renegotiate new licensing deals resulting in their delisted titles being re-listed.
Until now I’ve been updating each game’s title to include the text “RELISTED” (which you can always search for) but thanks to a request from @Bogdan9652 on Twitter there is now an official Relisted Games page on the site. I’m usually so heads-down on research that I didn’t think to make the page myself, so thanks to Bogdan for the great suggestion.
You can find the new page here or simply look under the Games menu at the top of the site. Like most other pages, you can view the full list or select your desired platform to narrow it down. One quick FYI: we are not accepting submissions for games that have ever been relisted. I’d love to offer a complete history of every game as it has come and gone but for now I’m only fielding those games that are currently delisted or are going away soon.
Following up after the surprising news that their titles from publisher Focus Home Interactive were being removed from console and PC storefronts, Frogwares has issued official confirmation of the delistings. The studio posted a press release on October 4th to confirm that 9 out of their 10 store listings had been removed.
“The outcome is pretty bleak,” states Wael Amr, CEO of Frogwares, “and we are now fighting an uphill battle, trying to resubmit our games back on their stores where possible. As we previously said, the process is going to take several months, but there’s hope and we will continue to push on.”
That 10th title is Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments which Frogwares was able to regain control of, keeping it available on Steam, and quickly releasing it on GOG.com. As an added bonus, Frogwares has put many of their titles on sale on GOG.com through October 11th and those who buy Crimes & Punishments will also get a free copy of their 2010 title, Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles. What’s more, Frogwares has prepared a free memorial artbook to commemorate their long history with Sherlock Holmes and for fans to enjoy while they continue working to bring their games back to storefronts.
“We are forever grateful for the sheer amount of public and industry-wide support we got, and we truly appreciate everyone who added their voice to the issue, Amr continues in the press release. “To show our gratitude we put together a digital booklet for Sherlock Holmes games and have released it for free to everyone. A big thank you to all the community that did actually reach out to us to try help once we brought this to light.”
While PC players still have plenty of Frogwares titles to choose from, the landscape is now completely barren on consoles. When we last posted, only a couple of titles remained on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but now they’ve all disappeared. A few are still available on physical media however.
I’ll begin working on adding the titles to the site and hope that a relisting comes sooner than later.
If you’re following the site on Twitter you might have caught this last week but I haven’t had any time at all to get a post up on the site until now. Last week I was a guest on the Fragments of Silicon podcast to talk about DelistedGames.com and the tragic side effects of our current digital-only landscape.It’s the first opportunity I’ve had to speak aloud about the site and it was a good discussion with the hosts. Check it out above and also check out Fragments of Silicon on Twitter or Twitch.
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