->''You know what future historians will say about us, right? "There were two very different games called ''Wolfenstein'' released in the same twenty year period and the second was not, strictly speaking, a remake of the first. From this we conclude that the people of the early twenty-first century were taking the piss."''
-->-- Yahtzee, ZeroPunctuation

Coming up with a good title for a new work is hard. No wonder so many people just take the lazy way out and [[NumberedSequels just stick a number on the end]].

Of course, if you're ''really'' lazy, you could not bother with even the number, let alone a subtitle, and give the latest release in your series the same name as an earlier one- usually, the first installment, which will typically also be the series name. A variation includes (de-)pluralizing the previous title, or dropping the adjectives. Fans will typically give the later work a FanNickname.

Recycling titles became very common in mid and late 2000s.

This doesn't cover [[TheRemake remakes]], where the new work is explicitly a new version of the previous work. Re-imaginings, such as when a video game is released with significantly different versions on consoles and handhelds at the same time and with the same title, are borderline.

Often used when it might be embarrassing to admit how many times they've milked this particular cash cow. It may also be an attempt to bring in newcomers who [[ArchivePanic don't want to catch up with all the past installments]], since a title like ''Hero Spies IV: [[RevengeOfTheSequel Avenging the Aftermath]]'' sounds like it might leave non-fans lost.

See also SimilarlyNamedWorks, which is when two or more entirely unrelated works happen to share the same title.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has two episodes named "Day One", the second of the first season and the first of the third season.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' is the most overworked title around: it's TheMovie, the pilot episode, the ship, and the comic miniseries (later reprinted with the subtitle "Those Left Behind"). Because Fox owns the name ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', Joss Whedon seems determined not to use it for anything but the actual show.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}'', and then ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd It makes sense. First there's one alien and now there's many aliens.]]
* The sixth ''{{Rocky}}'' film, ''Rocky Balboa''. As WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd pointed out, it sounds like they took the first film and added his last name.
* In Japan, ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' was "Gojira" just as [[Film/{{Gojira}} the original film]].
** The series also has entries titled ''Film/MothraVsGodzilla'', ''[[Film/GodzillaAndMothraTheBattleForEarth Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'', ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'', ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzillaII'', ''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla''.
** Other films with just the title ''Godzilla'' include ''Film/{{Godzilla1998}}'' (not part of any continuity) and ''Film/{{Godzilla2014}}'' (seems to be in the same universe as the original).
* The prequel to ''[[Film/TheThing1982 The Thing]]'' is called ''[[Film/TheThing2011 The Thing]]''. The videogame sequel is also called ''VideoGame/TheThing''.
* The fourth ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' film is technically the first to be titled just ''[[Film/RamboIV Rambo]]'' - the first film was actually called ''First Blood'', while [[ElectricBoogaloo the second]] was ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' and [[OddlyNamedSequel the third]] ''Film/RamboIII''. As pointed out by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, this has plenty of potential for confusion, since just the name "Rambo" alone can be used to refer to three of the four movies. At one point the fourth movie was going to be titled ''John Rambo'', following the same pattern as ''Film/RockyBalboa'', and while it ended using that title in certain foreign markets, it ultimately ended up being called just ''Rambo'' domestically.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ([[Film/StarTrek reboot]]). ''Star Trek'' is already the original name of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the first series]] and [[Franchise/StarTrek the franchise as a whole]]. The 2009 film is currently the only work in the ''Star Trek'' franchise to be officially known as ''Star Trek'' with no subtitle, as the series was retroactively renamed ''Star Trek: The Original Series'', and the first film had the full title of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''. Fans are calling it "''Star Trek 11''" or "''Star Trek 2009''" to differentiate it. To remedy this, some releases have called it ''Star Trek: The Future Begins''.
* ''[[Film/FinalDestination4 The Final Destination]]'', whereas the first film was called ''Film/FinalDestination1''. ''The Final Destination'' is the [[SeriesFauxnale final]] ''Final Destination'', see. Subverted when [[Film/FinalDestination5 a fifth film]] came out after this one, making it the single case of StoppedNumberingSequels in this franchise.
* Likewise, the third sequel to ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' is simply known as ''Fast & Furious''.
* ''Film/TheMuppets'' is not to be confused with ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''. Good luck trying to use it in a sentence.
* ''[[Film/BatmanTheMovie Batman]]'', a film adaptation of the Creator/AdamWest [[{{Series/Batman}} TV series]], is not to be confused with the Creator/TimBurton movie also called ''Film/{{Batman}}''. To differentiate between the two, the Adam West film is usually called "Batman the Movie" (since it's based on the TV series), while the Tim Burton film is simply called "Batman".
** On a related note, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', is actually called simply "Batman". "The Animated Series" is simply used to avoid confusion between the previous two movies (and Adam West TV series).
* There was ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', and a movie in 2013 just called ''Film/TheWolverine'' (although it's apparently supposed to be a standalone film rather than a direct sequel).
* Several non-sequel movies in the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles universe are just called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" or "TMNT"; some TV incarnations do the same.
* The title of the 2011 film ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' is actually shorter than that of the 1977 anthology ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' and makes it seem like it should be first on top of being generally vague.
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* A famous example is PeterGabriel, whose first four albums were self-titled, only being differentiated by their cover art. His US label got tired of it, and refused to release the fourth one unless he gave it a title, and he quickly thought of Security. It remained self-titled elsewhere. The first three albums are known by fans as Peter Gabriel I, II and III respectively, and the fourth is either known as IV or by its US title. Some also refer to the first three albums as "Car", "Scratch" and "Melt" in reference to the cover art.
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* ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' - The Wii version is the only game in the series without a subtitle, as the original NES game had the subtitle "Trouble on Blobolonia". Still, the Wii version is usually referred to as ''A Boy and His Blob Wii''.
* ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'' - The NES version of the Famicom game ''Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima'', has nothing to do with the PC Engine game ''Adventure Island'', which was released for the [=TurboGrafx-16=] under the name of ''Dragon's Curse''. However, they were both produced by Hudson Soft and both were remakes of Sega[=/=]Westone games (''VideoGame/WonderBoy'' and ''Monster World II'' respectively)
* ''VideoGame/AlienSyndrome'' - the original 1987 arcade game that was ported to various platforms and the 2007 multi-platform sequel.
* ''AlienVsPredator'' - Rebellion Developments has made not one, not two, but '''three''' separate games set in the same universe: ''Alien Vs Predator'' (1994, Atari Jaguar), ''Aliens versus Predator'' (1999, PC), and...''Aliens versus Predator'' (2010, multiplatform). That's not even counting the SNES and [=CPS2=] arcade versions, which are both titled ''Alien vs. Predator'' as well. Note that, unlike the above Jaguar game, this one ''has a period after vs''! That makes it completely different.
* ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'' - [[Videogame/AloneInTheDark2008 The fifth game]] is simply titled ''Alone in the Dark'' without a number.
* ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' - The original NES game, the Game Boy game, and the 1994 arcade game (which is sometimes referred to as ''Super Battletoads'' and will be included in the ''Rare Replay'' compilation as ''Battletoads Arcade''). To make matters more confusing, the original game was also ported to the Game Boy under the title ''Battletoads in Ragnarok's World''.
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' - the arcade, NES and Game Boy versions were released in Japan under the titles of ''Top Secret'', ''Hitler no Fukkatsu: Top Secret'' (The Resurrection of Hitler) and ''Bionic Commando'', in that order. Only the third one could be considered a port, since it's based on the NES version, which was more of a sequel/spinoff of the original arcade version than a port. Later, Capcom commissioned the development of another sequel in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 simply titled '' Bionic Commando'' as well.
* ''VideoGame/BishiBashi'' - The 2009 entry in the series is simply called ''The [=BishiBashi=]''.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' - The original on the NES [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}} in 1987]], then on the N64 [[VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}} in 1999]]. The latter tends to be called "Castlevania 64" to the extent that many people assume that's the actual title. Also, the Japanese and European releases of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence'' from 2003 had the subtitle dropped, leaving it as a third game just called ''Castlevania''. Moreover, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon'' is also just ''Castlevania'' in Europe.
** In Japan, the games known in the west as ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}'' (the NES one), ''Vampire Killer'' ([=MSX2=]), ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle'' (arcade) and ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV'' (SNES) are all titled ''Akumajō Dracula'', as was the X68000 game later ported to the [=PS=] as ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles''. On one hand, this clears a lot of ambiguity between what are practically five completely different games (not just ports of the same title) by making it easier to tell each game apart by name. On the other hand, this also obscured the relation ''Vampire Killer'' and ''Haunted Castle'' had with the series (since they did not carry the ''Castlevania'' moniker overseas) and caused the common misconception that ''Super Castlevania IV'' is a continuation of the NES trilogy rather than a retelling of Simon Belmont's first venture into Dracula's castle.
** In addition to the [=MSX2=] game, ''Vampire Killer'' was also the title of the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines''.
* ''Cobra Command'' was the title of two different arcade games by Creator/DataEast. The first one was an animated laserdisc game released in 1984 (titled ''Thunder Storm'' in Japan) and ported many years later to the SegaCD. The other was a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up released in 1988, with a NES port that same year.
* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' - Could refer to the 1987 arcade, its 1988 NES conversion and the 1991 Game Boy game titled ''Operation C'' in North America. In Europe, ''Probotector'' could refer to the first NES game, the Game Boy game, and the Mega Drive game.
* [=CryEngine=] - The fourth major version of Crytek's proprietary engine will be dropping the number and be named simply [=CryEngine=] like the original, apparently to emphasize how different it is from the previous versions.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''- Not counting ports, there's the 1998 arcade original, the US-exclusive [=PlayStation=] release (which used the ''[=DanceDanceRevolution=] [=3rdMIX=]'' engine and featured songs from 1st through ''[=3rdMIX=]''), the 2010 version for consoles (namely [=PS3=], Xbox 360 and Wii). The 2013 arcade release, with the year sometimes appended as a FanNickname to avoid confusion with the original 1998 release. Similarly, the 2013 versions of ''Guitar Freaks'' and ''[=DrumMania=]'' are simply called ''VideoGame/{{GITADORA}}'', a common FanNickname for the long-running series.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' - The reboot by Ninja Theory is titled ''[[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry DmC: Devil May Cry]]''. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Taking the acronym into consideration: yes, it's actually called "Devil May Cry: Devil May Cry".]]
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' - The original 1981 arcade game, and the 1994 Game Boy version. Could be said to be a remake, since the first four stages of the GB game are based on the arcade, but the mechanics are changed and there's about 96 more levels after that. The GB game is generally known as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' - The upcoming sequel to ''VideoGame/Doom3'' will simply be titled ''Doom''.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' - The original 1987 arcade beat-'em-up and the 1994 Neo-Geo head-to-head fighting game [[RecursiveAdaptation based on]] [[Film/DoubleDragon the movie]]. The former got several redesigned ports on 8-bit platforms (namely the NES, Master System and Game Boy), as well as a few legitimate remakes on the Game Boy Advance and [=iOS=] devices.
* ''[[Franchise/{{Mother}} Earthbound]]'' - Nintendo of American planned to localize the original ''VideoGame/{{Mother|1}}'' for the NES under the title of ''Earth Bound'' (spelled as two words) in 1991, but then canceled it so they could focus all their marketing budget on the launch of the Super NES. They would reuse that title for the English version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Mother 2]]'', spelling it as one word (''Earthbound'') instead of two. When the NES prototype was leaked in the late [=1990's=], certain ROM hacks had the title altered to ''Earthbound Zero'' to distinguish it from its SNES sequel. When the original ''Mother'' was finally released on the Wii U Virtual Console, it was given the title of ''Earthbound Beginnings'' overseas.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' - ''[[FireEmblemElibe Rekka no Ken]]'' ("The Sword of Flame"), being the first game in the series to get a worldwide release, was simply titled ''Fire Emblem'' outside Japan. Every game in the series since the Famicom original (''Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi'', or "The Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light") was released with a subtitle in Japan.
* ''Franchise/{{Hitman}}'' - The upcoming sixth entry will be the first one to be simply titled ''Hitman''. The first game in the series bore the subtitle of ''Codename 47''.
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' - Seventeen years after the release of ''Killing Instinct 2'' and ''nineteen'' years after the namesake it recycles was released, Microsoft understandably did not dub the Xbox One installment ''Killer Instinct 3'' and instead opted for just the plain title.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' - A new game is planned for 2015, simply called ''King's Quest''. This will be the ninth official game and the first since 1998.
* 'MedalOfHonor'' - The first on the {{PlayStation}} in 1999 and then in 2010 on the {{Xbox 360}}, PS3 and {{PC}}.
* ''VideoGame/MansionOfHiddenSouls'' is the title of both the Sega CD original and its Saturn sequel.
* ''[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]'' (the original series) - Differentiating the numbered NES and GameBoy titles can get a bit tricky. With the exception of the first Game Boy game, which was subtitled ''Dr. Wily's Revenge'', [[http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/mmeshop.jpg all the sequels used Roman numerals on their title screens]], until Capcom began unifiying the title logos with [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation/mega-man-8-anniversary-edition/screenshots/gameShotId,109013/ Mega Man 8]], [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-9/screenshots/gameShotId,341358/ 9]] and [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/mega-man-10/screenshots/gameShotId,430520/ 10]]. Fan communities used Arabic numerals for the NES versions (due to the logos used on their packaging art, which are designed differently from the title screen versions) and Roman numerals for their Game Boy counterparts. This was never an issue in Japan, where the ''Rockman'' sequels on the Famicom used Arabic numerals and subtitles (e.g. ''Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo''), whereas the Game Boy versions were actually part of the ''Rockman World'' spinoff brand.
** VideoGame/MegaManX - The two ''VideoGame/MegaManXtreme'' spinoffs were titled ''Rockman X: Cyber Mission'' and ''[=Rockman X2=]: Soul Eraser'' in Japan. Which makes sense, since they are more or less straight ported-down versions of ''Mega Man X 1-3'' with a new story.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' - Only outside Japan, where ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'' (released for the GameBoyColor in 2000) was simply titled ''Metal Gear Solid'' in the west. Most fans simply stick with the Japanese title though.
* ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' - the original 1994 side-scrolling action shooter for the NeoGeo (which was ported to various platform) or the 2006 3D third-person shooter for the PlayStation2.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' - [[VideoGame/MortalKombat The 1992 original]] and the [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the 2012]] ([[ContinuityReboot a reboot]]). Netherrealm Studios calls the latter "Mortal Kombat 9" informally, taking into account ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' as the eighth game in the series.
* ''NeedForSpeed: Hot Pursuit'' (2010) is a sequel to ''Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit '''II''''' (2002), itself a sequel to ''Need For Speed '''III''': Hot Pursuit'' (1998). Confused?
** Criterion Games seems to have a penchant for doing this with regard to their ''NFS'' entries. The ''NFS'' game for 2012 is called "''Most Wanted''", which is the same as the 2005 installment.
** The upcoming 2015 ''Need for Speed'' reboot is actually the [=21st=] game in the series since the 1994 [=3DO=] game.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' - This 2002 PC game recycled the title of a 1991 MMORPG on the VideoGame/GoldBox engine.
* ''NinjaGaiden'' - The arcade and NES versions, both released in 1988, were completely different games, the former being a side-scrolling beat-'em-up and the latter an action-platformer similar to the ''Castlevania'' series. There were also licensed conversions for the Sega consoles: the 1991 Game Gear version and the 1992 Master System were completely different games, but both patterned after the NES version, while the canceled 1992 Mega Drive version was a beat-'em-up similar to the arcade game. Eventually Team Ninja rebooted the series on the original Xbox in 2004 with yet another game simply titled ''Ninja Gaiden'', this time as a [=3D=] action game.
* ''Prince of Persia'' - The [[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia1 original]] was released on numerous computer and gaming platforms, starting with the Apple II in 1989. [[VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008 A reboot]] was released in 2008, debuting on Xbox 360, [=PS3=] and PC.
* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' -Could refer to the 1994 one or the 2013 one.
* ''Rocket Knight'' is the fourth game in the ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' series, which consists of ''Rocket Knight Adventures'' and ''Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2'' foe the Genesis, as well as an SNES game simply titled ''Sparkster''.
* ''{{Shinobi}}'' - The 1987 side-scrolling action platformer for the arcade, the 2002 [=3D=] action game for the PlayStation2, and a 2011 side-scrolling sequel for [=3DS=] (also known as ''Shinobi [=3D=]''). May also apply to ''The G.G. Shinobi'' for the GameGear, which was simply titled ''Shinobi'' on the American cover art (but still kept the original title in the actual game).
** Also applies to ''The Revenge of Shinobi'', which was the title of the 1989 SegaGenesis sequel to the original ''Shinobi'', and an [[InNameOnly unrelated]] GameBoyAdvance game released in 2002 to cash-in on the above-mentioned [=PS2=] version.
* ''PunchOut'' - There were ''three'' games called ''Punch-Out!!'': the 1984 arcade game, the 1987 NES game, and the 2009 Wii game. There were also two sequels titled ''Super Punch Out'': the one for the arcades in 1985 and one for the Super NES in 1994.
* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' and its [[MarketBasedTitle overseas title]] ''Puyo Pop'': the former could refer to a 1991 MSX2 / FamicomDiskSystem game and a radically different 1992 ArcadeGame, while the latter could refer to a 1999 NeoGeoPocketColor game, 2002 GameBoyAdvance game, or 2003 UsefulNotes/NGage game.
* ''SamuraiShodown'' - The series had a trilogy of [=3D=] games during the late [=90s=]. These were, ''Samurai Shodown 64'' and ''Samurai Shodown 64: Warrior's Rage'' for the arcade, which both ran on the Hyper Neo-Geo 64 hardware, and ''Samurai Shodown: Warrior's Rage'' for the [=PlayStation=]. To avoid confusion, the last two are called ''Samurai Shodown 64 Part II'' and ''Samurai Shodown: Warrior's Rage''.
** In addition, there were two Samurai Shodown games for ''NeoGeo Pocket'': ''Samurai Shodown!'' and ''Samurai Shodown! 2'' (the exclamation marks are part of their titles).
* ''VideoGame/SimCity''s first sequel was ''Simcity 2000'' after [[{{Trope2000}} the fashion of its time]]. The next followed logically with ''3000'', the next dropped the extraneous zeros, and the [[VideoGame/SimCity2013 fifth entry]] is just ''Sim City''.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' - There's the original 16-bit game on the Genesis in 1991 (along with a really different 8-bit conversion for the Game Gear and Master System), and ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' for {{Xbox 360}} and PS3 in 2006. The 2006 game was commonly referred to as ''Sonic [=NextGen=]'', although that has since fallen out of use in favour of ''Sonic 2006'', mainly due to the fact it's no longer on a 'next' generation system.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'' - The upcoming third entry, developed by DICE and published by EA. TheOtherWiki has taken a liking to calling it ''Star Wars: Battlefront (DICE)''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' could refer to: the 1989 arcade game by Capcom, the NES version released during the same year based on the Moto Kikaku manga, or the 2014 reboot by Double Helix.
** ''Strider II'', the 1990 Tiertex-developed home computer sequel to ''Strider'', is not to be confused with the similarly titled ''Strider 2'' (aka ''Strider Hiryu 2''), the 1999 Capcom-developed arcade sequel. The former was remade for Sega Genesis and Game Gear under the U.S. title of ''Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns''.
* ''SuperDodgeBall'' - The 1987 arcade original, the 1988 NES version (which is technically a port, but very different from the original), and the rare 1996 Neo-Geo sequel.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has the [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles NES game]] and [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTheArcadeGame the arcade game]], both based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 first animated series]] and released roughly at the same time in 1989 (as such, the NES port of the arcade game was rebranded ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II'') and the 2003 multiplatform game by Konami based on the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 second animated series]]. The 2007 multiplatform game by Ubisoft based on the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles CGI film]] is simply titled ''TMNT'', much like the movie itself.
** And then two games with the title of just "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" released in 2013 (based on the Nickelodeon CGI series) and 2014 (based on the film reboot) - both by the same developer and publisher!
** Three distinct games were released with the title "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters" at the same time, for three different consoles. The character lineups for each one other than the Turtles themselves were vastly different, the sprites, moves and stories were completely original for each one, too. In Japan, only the Genesis version was called Tournament Fighters, with the SNES version being subtitled "Mutant Warriors" (the NES version never released there).
*** The 1987 animated series are themselves an example in America, but not in Europe, where the 1987 series was called Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles for censorship reasons.
*** The 2003 and 2012 cartoons are both called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles everywhere.
* ''VideoGame/TestDrive'' - The seventh installment.
* ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' - The fourth game (originally known as ''[[Letters2Numbers Thi4f]]'') is technically the first one to be called just ''Thief''. The original 1998 PC game was titled ''Thief: The Dark Project''.
* ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' - The original game in 1996 and the ninth game in 2013.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}}'' - A bordline example, since the 2008 multiplatform reboot is the first game in the series to be simply titled ''Turok''. The 1997 original had a subtitle (''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter''), but it was often just called Turok, which is of course the accepted series name.
* ''TwistedMetal'' - The 1995 [=PlayStation=] original and the 2012 [=PS3=] sequel to ''Twisted Metal Black''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'' - The 2009 game doesn't have the "[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D 3D]]" in its title (not to mention the "Castle" from Silas Warner's [[CastleWolfenstein 1981 Apple II game]]), but still....
* {{Xbox}} - The "Xbox 1" used to be a common nickname for the original Xbox after the release of the {{Xbox 360}} until the unveiling of the actual XboxOne.
* ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' - The original was released in 1995. It had its share of sequels and expansion packs, then it laid low for about eight years until a new one was released in 2011 with the same name as the original. Most fans just append "2011" to the name.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise has used the title ''Transformers: Robots in Disguise'' both for the American title of [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise a 2000 anime]] and a 2015 cartoon set in the same continuity as ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. Between those two, there was a comic released call ''The ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''.
* 2004's ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' is being followed by 2015's ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', though all the publicity seems happy to refer to it only as "The SpongeBob Movie" and treat it like it is unprecedented.
* The 2017 movie based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' seems to recycle the older title ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'', according to advertisements.
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[[folder:Other]]
* MicrosoftWindows apparently will drop the version title after Windows 10, to be known simply as Windows.
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