5 Best video game remakes

Video games, like movies, have created remakes to classics that brings back our fuzzy feeling of nostalgia and at the same time introduce modern audiences to these games. These remakes can either be good or bad depending on the ideas that spark around it. So with no further ado, let’s focus on the 5 great must try video game remakes.

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5.) Resident Evil HD REMASTER (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Originally released for GameCube in 2002, Resident Evil HD is a remake of the 1996 PlayStation game Resident Evil; the first installment in the Resident Evil video game series. The story takes place in 1998 near the fictional Midwestern town of Raccoon City where a series of bizarre murders have taken place.

The game was considered as one of the best remasters of the time; with three re-releases to modern consoles and finally on steam. The game features a revised script, vastly improved graphics and new game mechanics to keep the gameplay fresh for modern gamers.

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4.) Bionic Commando Rearmed (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP)

The enhanced remake of Capcom’s 1988 Nintendo shooter is about the adventures of Nathan Spencer as he fights against a fascist military regime with nothing more than his training and his bionic arm. The remake has many great improvements like updated stage designs, advanced enemy A.I. and plenty of cool collectibles that unlock classic concepts of the old games.

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Image from: © Square Enix

3.) Tomb Raider (2013) (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

A completely new reboot of the Lara Croft origin story. Tomb Raider tells the tale of her first real adventure as she must fight tooth and nail to survive a mystical island filled with cultists and the supernatural. Unlike past Tomb Raider games, the 2013 version focuses in a 3d metroidvania-style map with a gripping story and plenty of cinematic sequences similar to the uncharted series. The remake was so successful that they created a sequel called “Rise of the Tomb Raider”; and a live action movie that is coming soon to theaters!

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2.) Double Dragon Neon (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

From the creative minds of WayForward Technologies comes a fun remake of the beat ’em up classic. Complete with colorful stages, a very interesting new villain and groovy music from Jake Kaufman. The game does not only pay respect to the source but is also a beautiful homage to 80’s arcade culture.

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1.)  Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4)

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platform video game compilation developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision for PlayStation 4. A love letter to the fans and an introduction to modern gamers. The game features Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2 and Crash Bandicoot Warped, all in one Blue ray Disc. The game features beautifully upgraded graphics and a (limited) free DLC of the unreleased level “Stormy Ascent”.

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Juan Paulo Pereña

Writer and game reviewer. Likes movies, a bit of comedy and a good show to binge on. A fan of video games and video game culture in general.