StarCraft: Ghost - one of a number of unreleased gems from our feature. Image Blizzard

With the recent reappearance of a character we thought was lost forever (let's face it - Duke Nukem Forever had become the butt of a long-running joke)... MSN Games counts down a number of potentially brilliant moments of gaming magic that are to be forever lost in the ravages of space and time.

Eyes down to learn the whys and wherefores of some of the more interesting games forever destined to rot in gaming limbo.

Games we wish had been released