Best ever gaming remakes

God of War Collection

Sometimes you don't need to remake the entire game. Just re-release an upcoming game's predecessors as an HD remix compilation and watch the sales come pouring in. The God of War games were among the best-looking on PS2 and seeing them in true HD carries their impact through to as-near-as-dammit current-gen level. Any classic game could be given this treatment - let's have some more.

Above: Few current-gen games have God of War 2's sense of scale


Resident Evil

Forget the DS port with the extra first-person zombie slashing sections - it's the Gamecube remake that really made us scream. Sure, the backgrounds are still fixed-perspective (which was a retro nod even then, considering Code Veronica's existence), but the quality of the character models, rejigged combat and vastly enhanced atmosphere make this a survival horror masterpiece. It's available on Wii too, if you feel like killing zombies with the power *cough* of motion control.

Above: Stab it in the head. STAB IT IN THE HEAD! Too late...


Perfect Dark

The Xbox Live conversion may be almost a completely straight port, but the upgraded graphics and silky-smooth movement bring this into remake territory. The multiplayer is still a great experience and, while imperfect, the AI behaviour is much more human than a lot of current-gen FPS games. It's just a shame that the completed XBLA version of Goldeneye fell victim to red tape. That would have been amazing.

Above: She's called Joanna Dark and she's the Perfect agent. Geddit?


Conker's Bad Fur Day: Live and Reloaded

"A joy to play, a social-life-threatening venture into the ever-appealing (and for once, original) world of virtual war, and a game bursting with strategic action the like of which is absent from 95% of online Xbox games." That's what we said in 2005 and we were right. Conker was an amazing game on N64, but redoing it with the best console technology available at the time (Xbox) and adding online multiplayer was a masterstroke.

Above: If any one screenshot said 'classic Rare', this is it. Pure quality

Which game would you like to see remade for current-gen consoles? Let us know in the comments.

06 Apr, 2010


  • cyphid - April 11, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    I would love remakes for Shenmue and Shenmue 2 on XBLA/ PSN! Just HD, not re-worked graphics.
  • Stebsy - April 9, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    and conkers bad fur day was already remade for the original xbox there not going to remake it again
  • Stebsy - April 9, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    dude prince of persia classic has already been remade you can get on xbox live arcade
  • slapdatass - April 8, 2010 3:18 a.m.

    Syndicate, X-Wing, TIE Fighter. PC only. Would give away my console for those to exist.
  • Cyberninja - April 8, 2010 3:10 a.m.

    i want a remake of the misadventures of tron bonne on psn
  • Styrophoamicus - April 8, 2010 2:38 a.m.

    I'd like to see Solar Jetman for the NES remade in such a way that it becomes actually playable. Also articles like this always make me bring out 'Road Rash 64' for consideration But the game I'd like most to see remade? Monkey Island 2 recaptcha: over gogorza
  • SugahDaddy - April 7, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    CONKER!!!!!!! the was the best original xbox i ever played!!! i would love to see it remade for the 360!!!
  • cyanide4suicide - April 7, 2010 4:19 p.m.

    That's not true, I still play DOA Ultimate. Best fighting remake I've ever played.
  • philipshaw - April 7, 2010 11:06 a.m.

    It has to be FFVII because after FFXIII, FFVII became unplayable to me
  • Conman93 - April 7, 2010 10:59 a.m.

    That resi remake was freaky. One of the most tense games ever. A remake of Spyro Year of the Dragon would be great
  • El_Hombre11 - April 7, 2010 5:48 a.m.

    Hell, I'd buy a Conker remake for the 360! that would DEFINITELY be worth it :] captcha: Palestinian-held commute. how the f*ck does that make sense?!
  • darkvare - April 7, 2010 5:27 a.m.

    strider 2 please
  • mgkyo666 - April 7, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver...
  • Whoissheandwhydidshesayit - April 7, 2010 1:20 a.m.

    Final Fantasy VI. VII gets more attention, and rightly so what with it being the first 3D one, but I still think VI was the better game.
  • JizzyB - April 6, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    Alright, it's time for me to pull out the big guns. First and foremost, I want to see a remake of Deus Ex with updated graphics (textures, polygons ,physics, animations). The new one sounds like it's heading down the wrong path with it's renaissance influence. Other games: Soul Reaver or Blood Omen Final Fantasy 7 (everybody's asking for it, why not just get it done)
  • nemesisuprising - April 6, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    and how could I forget LEGEND OF ZELDA MAJORAS MASK!!!!
  • nemesisuprising - April 6, 2010 11:19 p.m.

    soul calibur 2 and kingom herts BBS for the ps3... nuf said
  • Liide - April 6, 2010 9:20 p.m.

    I agree with Onyx, a Morrowind remake would be more than welcome right now.
  • chairmanofthebar - April 6, 2010 8:21 p.m.

  • Mitchy13LAMF - April 6, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    agree with onewing......... they are lagging with the battlefront game. we need that now. PRONTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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