Some already mythical games are even better in remake. Remakes are not to everyone’s taste. It’s understandable, as many licenses make us desperately wait for a new episode, GTA 6 being the first. But should we condemn the trend at all costs? Certainly not.
Some games would benefit greatly from a remade version. And others simply prove that remakes can do a lot of good for the video game industry and manage to sublimate a game. This is the case of 7 of them that we present here.
Obviously, the more console generations pass, the more remakes are made. At a time when consoles are much more powerful than they were only 10 or 15 years ago, publishers are taking advantage of this to bring out works loved by the public that are more beautiful than ever.
Generally, remakes are successful and are sometimes criticized by gamers, but often adored by old and new fans. Sometimes, they don’t hesitate to recreate games of the time with current technologies.
Some remakes will even be remembered more than their original version. This is quite understandable, when you see the exceptional quality of these 7 remakes that we will talk about here. They are the proof that the trend is not only a bad thing, far from it.
1. Tomb Raider: Anniversary
PS2, Xbox 360, PC, PSP, Wii
Tomb Raider: Anniversary was released in 2007 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Tomb Raider saga. It is a remake of the first opus of the saga that uses the engine of Tomb Raider: Legend. The first adventure of Lara Croft is sublimated by this magnificent remake. The icon of the video game, who still hides many secrets, is more svelte and agile than ever. A pure delight.
2. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty !
PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
In 1997, Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey blew everyone away. The 2D platformer of exceptional quality won over the public. Its remake released a little less than 20 years later does the same. The very top of the genre.
3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Even if the remake of Final Fantasy 7 does not cover the whole original adventure, the result is amazing. A real visual slap and an action-oriented combat system of the most beautiful effect, in particular during the superbly staged boss fights. A good omen for Final Fantasy XVI, whose development is going very well.
4. Resident Evil 2
PS4, Xbox One, PC
The Resident Evil 2 remake was highly anticipated and rumors were flying about it. It becomes reality in 2019. With its sublime graphics, its gameplay that uses the shoulder camera introduced in the fourth episode and its substantial content, Resident Evil 2 is an essential survival-horror. Managing to sublimate an already mythical adventure is a real feat.
5. Shadow of the Colossus
The legendary Shadow of the Colossus got its remake in 2018. Already very beautiful at the time, the title is stunning on PS4, especially thanks to its artistic direction. The opportunity to discover or rediscover a poetic and very moving game.
6. Yakuza Kiwami
PS4, Xbox One
The first episode of Yakuza had a rather modest success when it was released in 2006 on PS2. But SEGA was convinced of the potential of its license, so the title returns in a remake entitled Yakuza Kiwami 10 years later. Many gamers around the world have discovered a particularly gripping story, which extends to Yakuza 6, an exhilarating combat system and colorful characters.
7. NieR Replicant
PS4, Xbox One, PC
On PS3 and Xbox 360, NieR suffered from an average technique and dated graphics. The 2021 remake erases all these flaws and sublimates the incredible scenaristic qualities of the game. On top of that, additional content has been added, including a new ending, which makes NieR Replicant a very generous remake and one of the best RPG of the year.