Games that have been released unfinished

Created May 17, 2018 by Chocodemon
An unordered list of games from major publishers that have been released in an unfinished state.
Maybe half of the game is missing, maybe "just" important story content.
Disclaimer:
- This list does not contain Early Access games as they're not released.
- This list does not contain "just" buggy/unoptimised games à la Asssassin's Creed Unity.
- This list does not contain games just because it has lots of DLC like Persona 5
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Gothic 3 screenshot
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    Propably the most unfinished game on this list. After 3 years of developement the publisher JoWood forced the developers to release the game prematurely which lead to a huge dispute and culminated in …
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    96
      The end that never came. Half Life 2's was a wild back and forth for devs and fans. At some point a decision was made to release the first bit under the name Half Life 2 and from then on release episo…
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      89
        This is a minor offender for most. DX:HR has a single piece of DLC fittingly called "The Missing Link". Somewhere in the story the protagonist Adam Jensen smuggles himself inside a c…
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        91
          Named after the pain some feel in limbs that they no longer have, or after the pain the player feels, when they realise that half of the game has been cut? Not much unlike with Gothic 3, MGS5 has been…
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          Spacebase DF-9 screenshot
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            When you take a look into this games english Wikipedia you can see a note reading: "This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it." describing the game nicely, even when unintentional. Sp…
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            83
              Again Eidos? This time it's different and worse at that. This game has so many offenders that at times it seemed that the devs tried win some kind of bullshit-bingo. DX:MD features the following: >…
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                Simon Parkin wrote following for The Guardian: "Street Fighter V is an unfinished catastrophe, a game delivered half-cooked, as if to meet a financial deadline rather than an artistic one.&am…
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                Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) screenshot
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                  This entry in the Sonic franchise began developement in 2005 was planned to release in 2006 on Sonic's 15th birthday. Also, it was planned to feature a more realistic world and have physics based game…
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                  ASURA'S WRATH screenshot
                    At first glance Asura's Wrath might be the outlier on this list. So what did the CyberConnect2 do to deserve a place on this list? You have to pay 6.99$ for DLC called "Part IV" whic…
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