Memory is fun when it comes to video games. It makes you believe that your favourite titles from 20 years ago still look and play wonderfully. But even if you successfully manage to launch them, most of the time, you realize that your precious memories are destroyed forever.
But then, there are remakes, which take your beloved games and basically breathe a new life into them by changing the graphics, revamping the controls and even adding completely new content to them.
Let’s take a look at our list of TOP 7 VIDEO GAME REMAKES. Oh, and do not mistake remake with a remaster – our list focuses completely on the former.
Resident Evil 2: Remake
The game that basically inspired this list, and at the time the article is being made, it’s not out yet, BUT have you seen the trailers and gameplay videos? I mean, what could possibly go wrong with this game?
If it’s even happened to be half the game as advertised, we’ll be still damn satisfied. We don’t get many classic survival horrors these days, and Resident Evil 2 was one of the games which defined the genre.
Replaying it with the modern graphics, improved mechanics and brand new content here and there will surely be a blast!
Shadow of the Colossus
Moving on to another atmospheric and moody title – a Playstation exclusive, Shadow of the Colossus. It first appeared on the PS2 in 2005 and was later remastered for PS3 a few years later. Then came the last year’s full remake, and, oh my god, it’s just BEAUTIFUL.
For those of you, who don’t know the game, it’s basically riding a horse and beating the crap out of one of the big ass bosses. You find ’em, climb ’em, find their week spots, and then you kill ’em. It might sound simple, but what a great journey it is – you just have to experience it for yourself.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
One of those games makes you realize that your gaming skills and basic reflexes leave you gradually as you grow old. Remember when back in the days, you used to breeze through the levels like a pro?
Yeah, you still might have this feeling during the early stages of the trilogy, but then the inevitable horror comes and believes me, this game will make you cry like a baby. But hey, it’s totally new and beautiful graphics will surely make your tears taste sweeter. So Give it a go, IF YOU DARE :)!
Resident Evil HD Remaster
Yes, another Resident Evil on the list! And yeah, I know that the title says “remaster”, but it’s an HD remaster of a Gamecube remake of the 1996 PSX original.
It sounds a little complicated but looks very nice in a classic survival horror way with its fixed camera angles and open door animations. You can play as either Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and get to know how this crazy story all started.
Also, it’s definitely harder than today’s horror games – you’ll spend a lot of time managing your inventory and rethinking whether to save the game or not – there is a limited number of saves here, but if you like a good challenge, you’ll feel right at home.
The Secret of Monkey Island
The original Secret of Monkey Island might sound a little prehistoric to you, with the game being released on MS-DOS, Atari and Amiga – yeah, those systems your drunk uncle would reminisce about during one of the family events.
If you want to know what this nearly forgotten genre of point and click is all about, you can know to grab one of the remastered Monkey Islands and learn from the true classics. Be warned, though; the puzzles can be super tough!
It’s basically Half-Life 1 made with the Half-Life 2 engine. While it doesn’t sound super-special, playing the game makes you feel like Crowbar Collective – the people behind the project poured all of their hearts and souls into the creation process.
Plus the better-looking graphics makes the game a perfect entry point for the people unfamiliar with Gordon Freeman’s story. The first Half-Life graphics might look a bit too hardcore for younger gamers.
Yakuza: Kiwami 2
I’m glad that Yakuza games are starting to show up on PC cause it’s a very fun and original mix between a brawler and an RPG. (No, it’s anything like GTA!) Aside from expanding to new platforms, two first entries for the franchise got themselves very nice remakes.
Kiwami 2 is getting to the list for being technically superior (using a refined version of the Yakuza 6 engine) and probably the best Yakuza up to date.
The bad thing for PC players is that this one is still a PS4 exclusive. For fans of complex storytelling and advanced fighting mechanics. Oh, and goofy mini-games.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
It is a pretty old remaster of an even older game. Still, the gameplay has aged very well, considering the fact that we’re talking about the 1996 original, which in video games is PRETTY DAMN OLD!
It’s a classic Tomb Raider with lots of puzzles, jumping and platforming, so if you’re a fan of this kind of gameplay and you like your Lara curvier than polygonal and basically looking more like a real human being, go ahead and discover the very origins of the franchise.
And that’s the end! Hope you liked our list, and make sure to let us know which games YOU would like to add to it. See you next time!