Games That We Would Like To See Remastered

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Over the years, we’ve seen some truly incredible games come out. However, as technology has advanced, a lot of these games are now dated or not accessible anymore.

This list compiles the games we would want to be remastered.

24. Bully

Sliding down the bannister in Bully
Image Credit: Rockstar Games.

Bully is a fantastic game released by Rockstar, and on release, it was seen as a little bit controversial. Once people got over the game’s shock factor, they realized that this game is a bit of a masterpiece.

While the game is still available on PlayStation 4, Android, and iPhone, I would like to see it with modernized graphics. The gameplay was silly fun, as you could choose how and when you bullied people, and I would love to see that in high definition so that I can appreciate just how goofy this game is.

23. Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption
Photo Credit: Rockstar Studios

Some may say that Red Dead Redemption has received a remaster, but the truth is that it’s only a 60 FPS port of the game. It’s not currently worth its hefty price tag, and I would love to see this game get a proper HD port.

When it comes to Western games, Red Dead Redemption is one of the best. You get to live your best life as a cowboy, wrangle horses, and collect bounties. What’s not to love? While we have all of this and more in Red Dead Redemption 2, I’d love to experience a higher quality experience of the original that brought us here.

22. Dino Crisis

Dino Crisis loading screen
Image Credit: Capcom.

Dino Crisis is an absolutely fantastic game, but it’s highly inaccessible. Should you find yourself with a PlayStation or PlayStation 2, you may be able to get hold of this game. However, it’s usually incredibly expensive on the market.

Instead, I would like to see this game revitalized and given a new lease of life. With high-definition graphics, it’ll make the dinosaurs that much scarier and fighting for your life much more intense.

21. Parasite Eve

Aya in a black dress in Parasite Eve
Image Credit: Square.

Parasite Eve is a beautiful and iconic survival horror game released on PlayStation 1. However, trying to obtain this game is incredibly difficult, and it’s one of the most expensive PlayStation 1 games you can buy. 

This game had some of the most unique monsters and combat systems and was considered to be highly experimental. Despite that, it became a game loved by many, including me. It was very similar to the classic Resident Evil experience but was much more in-depth and had a bigger and better weapon system. Getting to experience that in HD would be the best!

20. Warcraft III

An absolute mess
Image Credit: Activision Blizzard

Okay, so technically, Warcraft III has received a remaster, as indicated by the above image. However, it wasn’t received well at all. The fans who played it were deeply unhappy with it due to poor design choices, such as a bulky UI that took up too much space unnecessarily. 

Luckily, Blizzard recognized their faults and refunded any player who didn’t enjoy the experience. Personally, I’d like to give them a second chance to retry creating Warcraft III, as it has so much potential to be a great remaster today.

19. Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm
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While this may be a bit of a hot take, Heroes of the Storm is one of my all-time favorite MOBAs. The market has slimmed down considerably, but Heroes of the Storm has huge potential. I would still play it today if the servers weren’t so volatile. However, the queue times are too long, and matches are buggy.

It would be great to see this game get a bit of a spruce up and have some working servers. While they were releasing patch notes recently, it didn’t seem to be anything more than that. We can dream, though, right?

18. Bloodborne

Ludwig with the Holy Moonlight Sword
Image Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment.

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Bloodborne is on this list. At this point, we’d like to see any form of an update. Even if it was a 60 FPS patch or a port to PC, please give us something!

It would be fantastic to see it in the updated graphics and animation style that FromSoftware now uses. Considering how popular this game is, Bloodborne would be one of the most perfect games to remaster.

17. Clock Tower

Clock Tower detective office
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Clock Tower is another phenomenal survival horror game released for PlayStation, and it is also playable on PlayStation 2. However, this is another game that is notoriously difficult to get hold of, and you may be paying a huge chunk of money to get your hands on it.

With updated graphics and refined audio, Clock Tower would be a fantastic horror that would make many people uncomfortable. You have to rely on stealth and hiding in places to ensure your survival while tackling really difficult puzzles.

16. Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

Croc near lava pit in Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
Image Credit: Fox Interactive.

Croc: Legend of the Gobbos has such a special place in my heart. It’s a game that I grew up playing, and I still love it to this day. However, it is absolutely worth a remaster. Getting to hear Croc say “kersplat” in a high-definition game would be an instant serotonin booster.

When it comes to platformers, Croc is one of the more unique ones out there, and a remaster would be the perfect way to put this game back into the limelight as it deserves.

15. Final Fantasy 9

Final Fantasy 9 party against an enemy
Image Credit: Square Enix.

It’s been rumored for a long time now that a Final Fantasy 9 remake is coming. Getting to experience the tale of Final Fantasy 9 with remastered graphics and high-definition audio would be a dream come true. Leakers have reported that FF9 is supposedly in the works, but we’ll wait for Square Enix to tell us themselves.

When it comes to Final Fantasy, the ninth iteration is one of the best. There are some lovable characters and some downright hateable ones. Seeing the cutscenes get a revamp and a new lease of life with improved graphics would make all the difference to this game.

14. Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas character fighting mutant
Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks.

Fallout: New Vegas is one of the most loved entries in the Fallout franchise. Set in Vegas, where the town is more of an enemy-ridden desert, this game stands out from the crowd and stands out for a good reason. It has one of the best stories in the franchise, with feuding factions, some really interesting characters, and, of course, cannibalism.

Seeing Fallout: New Vegas with fewer bugs and high-fidelity graphics would be a game changer. Fallout: New Vegas is already loved by thousands worldwide, but giving it a remaster would bring it a new lease of life.

13. Tomb Raider: Legend

Lara Croft scaling a mountain next to a waterfall - Tomb Raider Legend
Image Credit: Eidos Interactive.

Honestly, it’d be great to see the entire Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld trilogy remastered. That trilogy alone is one of the best games in the franchise, but they aren’t as accessible anymore. While they are available on Steam, you’ll have a hard time running them. Good luck trying to play the game with a controller!

Even if they gave it a similar treatment to Tomb Raider 1-3 and just gave the graphics a bit of spruce along with the UI, it would be a perfect remaster. The games speak for themselves in quality; it doesn’t need much more than a minor touch-up.

12. Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal
Photo Credit: Sony

Twisted Metal is one of the most unique games I’ve ever experienced from the PlayStation 1 era. You get to pick one of twelve vehicles and create some havoc. The single-player mode is surprisingly fun, but multiplayer is where it’s truly at. 

Because of the multiplayer capabilities and the modern era of online gaming, Twisted Metal would make for a perfect remaster.

11. Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital Bloaty Head cure
Image Credit: Electronic Arts.

While we have a similar game in Two Point Hospital, it would be fantastic to see the original Theme Hospital remastered. It’s highly nostalgic, and the game is surprisingly relaxing for the vast majority. However, the bigger the hospital, the more stressful it is!

The game would be even better with some updated graphics and maybe some new added features like new illnesses or new difficulties.

10. Tokyo Jungle

Tokyo Jungle Deer
Image Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment.

Tokyo Jungle is such a hidden gem that has been forgotten by many. This game was released for PlayStation 3 and was considered to be a relatively good game. However, with the PlayStation store now shut down on PS3, it’s a lot harder to obtain this game. 

The gameplay was a lot of fun and could be very chaotic as you have to build up your own herd of animals and try to get them to all work together. This alone was challenging but could be so much fun with a bit of a revamp.

9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Link fighting a skulltula in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Image Credit: Nintendo.

Ocarina of Time is one of the best Zelda games out there, and I would love to see it get the special treatment. It has one of the best stories and a follow-up with Majora’s Mask, another fantastic Zelda game to jump into.

The puzzles in this game are fun but tricky, the characters are lovable, and the world feels expansive. With a touch-up on the graphics and making the game feel a little less clunky, it would be a dream to play.

Sure, we have the 3DS version of the game, but why don’t we have one for Nintendo Switch? 

8. Jak and Daxter

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is another beloved Naughty Dog classic and one of the best PlayStation 2 games
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Jak and Daxter is an incredibly popular game that is loved by many. It’s a great franchise with everything you could want in a game: platforming, puzzles, racing, and more. The games were combined into an available collection, but it doesn’t quite do the job that a remaster does. 

Being able to do the puzzles and racing levels with high-definition graphics and a new lease of life for Jak and Daxter would make it a fantastic remastered game.

7. Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

Gex underwater in Gex 3
Image Credit: Eidos Interactive.

While this may be controversial, this was one of my favorite games in the Gex franchise. It feels much more in-depth than some of the other entries in the franchise, and the cheesy comedy made the game much better.

Gex isn’t the most loved franchise when it comes to PlayStation 1 games, but it would be a dream to see this lizard in high-definition graphics so that he can tail-swipe his way to victory.

6. Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation

Tomb Raider 4: The Last Revelation loading screen
Image Credit: Eidos Interactive.

We’ve seen the first three games in the franchise get a remaster; now it’d be a fantastic time to see the fourth one get remastered, too. Having the final two games in the original series remastered would be a dream, especially Tomb Raider 4.

Tomb Raider 4 is the longest game in the franchise and has the most levels. It’d be great to explore Egypt and get to know more about Lara’s story with high-definition graphics and an update to the UI. Also, it’d be nice for the game to be a bit more accessible and actually run on PC.

5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Master Sword
Image Credit: Nintendo.

Everyone has been asking for it for a long time, including me! Even if it were just a port over to Nintendo Switch, I’d be more than happy. However, seeing Midna and Link with new and improved graphics would make the game even better. Twilight Princess’s art style is crucial to the experience and is one of the darker games in the franchise.

With the game last being ported to Wii U, it’s still fairly inaccessible. We hope to see The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess get a remaster soon. There are constant whispers of the future of Twilight Princess, but Nintendo has remained silent on the matter. 

4. Pokemon Crystal, Gold, Silver

pokemon games gold silver crystal timeline
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While we’ve seen a couple of the Pokemon games get remasters or some form of a sequel, it’d be great to see one of the better Pokemon games get a remaster. 

Whether the remaster came as a game like the Legends series or if it were similar to Let’s Go, those would be ideal. Anything that isn’t similar to Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl would be great.

2. Silent Hill 3

Heather Mason in Silent Hill 3 cafe
Image Credit: Konami.

Silent Hill 2 is finally being remade, and next, I would love to see Silent Hill 3 be remade as well. Those two games are some of the absolute best in the franchise, with Heather Mason being a legendary protagonist.

Being able to experience the haunting atmosphere of Silent Hill 3 and all of the enemies in realistic graphics and with a less clunky movement system would be a game changer. Silent Hill 3 deserves a remaster, for sure.

1. Earthbound

Ness stood on the pavement in Earthbound
Image Credit: Nintendo.

Earthbound is such a fascinating game, and it’s only become available on the Nintendo Switch Online emulator in recent years. While we would love to have Mother 3 added to the Nintendo Switch emulator, that’s something for another time.

Earthbound would look great with some updated graphics and new audio. The game is so special and influenced the iconic Undertale and Deltarune that it’d be a shame for people not to experience it.

These are some of the games that I would love to get a remaster. Many more games out there deserve it, but it’d be great to start ticking some of these off of the list.

What game would you like to see remastered?

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Written by Amy Eastland

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