4 Games That Need HD Remakes

Two weeks ago, Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy was released on PlayStation 4 to the great excitement of many long-time fans of the series. Gamers were so excited to delve back into the famed 1990s platformer that it even bested Horizon Zero Dawn’s first week sales in some countries (which is quite some feat when looking at the sales numbers of the two games.)

However, this article isn’t about how well the N.Sane Trilogy is doing. The fact that many gamers (including myself) were quite excited for the game got me thinking about other previously lauded games that I, personally, would like to see remakes of.

Now, before I get into my list I feel that it may be important to note that a remake differs from a remaster.

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Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy. (Credit: Activision)

A remaster refers to instances in which developers rerelease the same game for a newer console, with slight improvements or enhancements. For example, the graphics usually are a lot better than that of the original. It is, however, still the exact same game.

However, a remake refers to instances in which developers take an old game and rebuild it from the ground up. This means that although the game may have the same general narrative, the entire game has been rebuilt as if developers were creating a brand-new game, as with the N.Sane Trilogy and Ratchet and Clank last year.

It’s not just a slight improvement to graphics; pretty much everything about the game has been rebuilt to improve it for newer generations. (If you’re confused about this idea, perhaps, this video can help you.)

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Ratchet and Clank. (Credit: Insomniac)

So, with that cleared up, here are four games that I would like to see get full remakes.

Sonic the Hedgehog (1-3)

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Sonic the Hedgehog. (Credit: Sega)

Although these games were pretty much released before I was even born, I still actually have very fond memories of playing these games in the late 90s with my brother on my father’s old Sega Genesis.

I love platformers and the first three games within the Sonic the Hedgehog series, many do consider to be the pinnacle of the genre, putting them up there with other great classics in this particular genre.

There hasn’t been much suggested of a potential future remake of the game, but with 90s nostalgia running high at the moment I wouldn’t be very much surprised if it does receive a remake. Seeing as Sega no longer makes consoles, this could be a game made for all current generation systems.

Spyro the Dragon

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Spyro the Dragon. (Credit: Activision, now?)

Did I mention that I am still a pretty big fan of platformers?

I had a load of fun completing the Spyro the Dragon games in the early 2000s – sometime after they had originally been released and would really like to revisit the games again just to see if they are as good as nostalgia makes them out to be.

As with some very old games that receive remasters and remakes, there is an argument to be made here (and with previous suggestion) about whether the nostalgia factor will be enough to push one through playing the entire game or it will be worth the money, but that is definitely a debate for another article.

There have been some hints of the series receiving a remake soon. Activision currently owns the rights to the character and having just released the Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy remake kind of does suggest that they may be open to such an idea given the right incentive.

Final Fantasy 8

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Final Fantasy 8. (Credit: Square Enix)

When asking the question which is the best Final Fantasy game, it seems that everybody has a different answer. My favourite is definitely Final Fantasy 8, perhaps, because it was the first game in the series I played.

In fact, I have actually played the same copy of the game on three different consoles and enjoyed it each time.

Seeing all of the work that is going into the Final Fantasy 7 remake, does make me curious to see what they would do with my favourite iteration in the series

There seems to be rumours going around about Square Enix toying with creating remakes for Final Fantasy 8 and 9 as well, but it may important to take this information with a grain of salt seeing as the Final Fantasy 7 remake was first announced in 2015 and has yet to get a release date.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

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Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. (Credit: Konami)

The first Metal Gear Solid game I played was Ground Zeros in 2014 and I had enough fun with it to warrant buying The Phantom Pain, which I’m currently playing through and enjoying quite immensely.

Gamers have always lauded the series as one of the best in gaming and have stated that the best title in the series is Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and I would really like to know why people feel this way.

Although HD remasters were released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2011, I don’t really want to play a remaster, especially when said remaster is already in itself six years old.

The title (rather controversially) has received a pachinko remake, but I would like to see a remake for something that I would actually play it on, such as for PS4, Xbox One or PC.

Well, this is my list. What are some of the games you would like to see receive remakes? Please share in the comments down below.