Which game deserves a remake?

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There are probably too many remakes these days, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t games we want to see revived and breathed new life into modern hardware. Here are a few games that TheGamer editors believe deserve the remake treatment.

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Fallout: New Vegas

Andy Kelly, Features Editor

Obsidian’s take on Fallout is one of my favorite games and a modern masterpiece, but it’s clear the developer has been severely held back by Bethesda’s creaky tech. After a lot of buildup and fanfare, you arrive in New Vegas itself and it’s so lifeless. The Strip isn’t the bustling, throbbing, screaming lair of sin and excess you’d expect. These are all wide, desolate streets dotted with handfuls of NPCs, and it’s so small. I would like to see this place as the concept artists, designers and writers imagined in their heads, rendered with modern technology and massively enlarged. New Vegas and the surrounding Mojave Wasteland deserved better than Fallout 3’s dusty old engine.

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dead risen

George Foster, News Editor

The original Dead Rising is one of my favorite games of all time and a masterclass in learning as much as you can about a game world. where you’ve gone through things once or twice, you’ll be suplexing the zombies with free time. As much as I love Dead Rising, God knows it could do with a bit of visual and mechanical spring cleaning. Keep the timer, photography, Frank West as seen in the original, and Willamette Mall, while ditching obtuse menus, hitting the AI ​​on the head with a smart stick, and throwing a few combo weapons at the ground for the Tie it a little closer with Dead Rising 2 without doing bullshit like three and four. With Capcom currently in its comeback era, I wish it would give the zombie series that got me into the genre another go.



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grave robber

Stacey Henley, Editor-in-Chief

This is a tough question for me, as most of my favorite games have had remakes. The Crash Trilogy, Spyro Trilogy, Crash Team Racing, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Life is Strange, Pokemon (Blue, Yellow, and Gold), and Mass Effect would all have come to mind once, but they all had their chance. Because of that, I cheat slightly and give the nebulous “Tomb Raider” answer, but just like, in general. The original four games in a bundle perhaps, or the Legend trilogy to read through to the new game, which somehow stitches together the two different Legend and Survivor timelines into one sequel. Not Angel of Darkness, thanks.


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Justin Reeve, editor

I’d love to see The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind redo more than any other game right now. This one came out in 2002, so the graphics could really do with an upgrade. The underlying design, however, holds up remarkably well despite its age. We had the wonderful Oblivion in 2006 and what might just be the franchise’s best entry, Skyrim, a few years later in 2011, but something about the world of Morrowind always kept me coming back. There really is nothing else like it in the Elder Scrolls universe.



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dead space

Amanda Hurych, Evergreen Content Manager

Is the Dead Space remake already in the works? Yes yes it is. But that doesn’t change the fact that Dead Space deserves the remake it finally gets. It’s not just one of the best horror games ever made, it’s one of the best Games period never done. It’s exactly the kind of title that needs the polish that a remake can provide. Imagine how fantastic and scary the Ishimura will look when given the full power of current-gen consoles. Imagine the satisfaction of firing a new and improved plasma cutter. Think about how the bloody glory of the necromorphs will be on display. The world needs this most deserved remake, so while it might be cheating to include it since it’s already in development, I don’t care. I need this remake. I need to experience an improved Dead Space, with weightless sections that aren’t absolute rubbish.



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Zeus: Master of Olympus

Helen Ashcroft, Evergreen Editionr

I’ve always loved simulation and management games and one of the first that I really fell in love with was Zeus: Master of Olympus. One of many historic city builders released in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this was by far the best. As you built your Greek city, workers were less picky about where to house their homes than their Egyptian counterparts in Pharaoh, and you didn’t have to reroute aqueducts around your city like you have. made in Caesar’s 3 Roman cities. It offered the perfect balance between management and construction without forcing you to micromanage to a ridiculous level. Zeus is a bar that few other city builders before or since can measure up to and more people should be able to experience the pure joy it offers. A remaster would allow it to really shine and you wouldn’t have to change anything to the gameplay or the mechanics. Just give it a fresh coat of paint and let me play.



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Final Fantasy Tactics

Damien Lykins, Evergreen Content Manager

Final Fantasy Tactics pretty much carried me through high school. I’ve always been an average-to-average Final Fantasy fan, but Tactics is an absolute jam. Yes, the gameplay is great, but it’s the story, setting, and plot that have stuck with me over the years. As far as I’m concerned, it set a bar that the franchise has yet to surpass in terms of storytelling. Ramza’s “ungrateful hero” journey, Delita’s Machiavellian quest for revenge, and the rich George RR Martin-level political-religious intrigue framing the plot drew attention, line, and lead to me. We got the War of the Lions remaster for PSP (and later, mobile devices to a questionable degree of merit), but seeing a proper, modern remake would be nothing short of magic in my book.


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Ocarina of time

James Troughton, Photo/News Editor

Hailed as one of the best RPGs of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an obtuse, archaic relic of a bygone era that I just can’t step into. Entering it without the rose-tinted glasses or nostalgia is like trying to wade through custard with my rose-colored glasses and puffy armbands. I can not. Try as I might – and I tried for years – it’s one of those games. Advocates will say it’s aged like fine wine, but over the years it looks more like a box of spaghetti hoops with a slit in the lid. But the levels are wonderful, the story charming, and the gameplay intriguing. Playing with time is a new idea. I just wish he wasn’t locked behind 90s jank.



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Final Fantasy 10

Lu-Hai Liang, editor-in-chief

There are aspects of Final Fantasy 10 that I think are high art. Consider Yuna’s water dance. The way the sunset blows the sky in a thousand colors and Yuna’s hair flies as souls are collected and the water rises. It’s one of the most incredible scenes in any video game. FF10 may not be that old, but the doomed nature of its world has left a huge emotional impression on so many. I’d love to see it redone, with all the power of today’s graphics, but I hope the sublime artistry of this PS2 classic is maintained.

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