We absolutely know that you've been waiting with eager anticipation for a feature to come along that catalogues examples of new games that share an identical name with an old game. It doesn't happen very often, so it's genuinely exciting when it does. Anyway, we've written that feature, and this is it. Direct all messages of thanks and amazement to the comments thread. K? Cheers.
Afrika | PS3 | 2009
The new Afrika: Is about taking photos of animals. Like at the zoo. Only it's not real. And the zoo is the size of Africa. And the chances of seeing a monkey casually masturbating amongst the shit and rotting fruit on the cold, concrete floor of its enclosure are pretty slim. Non-existent even.
Afrika | PC | 1994
The old Afrika: Is about imperialist European pirates raping the world's second largest continent of its natural resources. To paraphrase every reviewer ever: "If you like colonialism, you'll love this!" It even features natives holding spears. Which we don't think is legally allowed any more, but we'd have to check.
APB | PC, 360 | 2010
The new APB: Makes you pick sides in a mega pumped-up cops-and-robbers turf war orgy of gratuitous gun violence where you get to shave your head, tattoo your face and blow shit up.
APB | Arcade | 1987
The old APB: Makes you play as a cop called Bob. Bob spends day after day driving along an eternally scrolling highway arresting litterbugs and speeders and the like. When he isn't driving, he's back at the station using excessive physical force to coerce confessions from suspects. That's how Bob rolls.
Crackdown | 360 | 2007
The new Crackdown: Cybernetically-enhanced, law-enforcing agent ass-kickers running the bad guys out of town by jumping really high, tossing lorries about like toy trucks and exploding eight shades of shit out of anything that harbours hostile intentions.
Crack Down | Arcade | 1989
The old Crack Down: Two conspicuously clothed law-enforcing agent ass-kickers running mad scientist Mr X out of town by exploding eight shades of shit out of his laboratory and destroying his cybernetically-enhanced goat (we're not kidding).
Dante's Inferno | PS3, 360 | 2010
The new Dante's Inferno: An incredibly violent serial-sinner, mass murderer and wielder of enormous sharp-edged weaponry brutally hacks, disembowels and decapitates his way through the nine circles of Hell.
Dante's Inferno | C64 | 1986
The old Dante's Inferno: A pilgrim must solve stupidly obscure object-based puzzles as he casually saunters through the nine circles of a very pixellated-looking Hell. His inability to carry more than two tiny objects at any one time ensures that this takes much longer than it really should do.
Fable | PC, Xbox | 2004
The new Fable: All about being a hero and choosing a moral destiny in a huge open-world fantasy land adventure.
Fable | PC | 1996
The old Fable: All about being a hero and pointing-and-clicking on everything and talking endlessly to everyone you meet until you get to the end of the fantasy land adventure.
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