What Game Do You Most Want Remastered?

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E3 is almost here and if there's one thing we can count on, it's that a number of the games announced this year will be remakes, remasters and reboots of old games. So what game do you really want to be next up on the remake block?

For me, there's only one real answer: Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, AKA Podracer.

Revisiting The Best Thing That Came Out Of The Phantom Menace

Yes, I'm talking about Star Wars Episode I. Racer, the game that took one of the most pointless scenes in any Star Wars film and turned it into an incredibly successful racing game on PC and the Nintendo 64. With all the Star Wars excitement I recently decided to go back and watch the prequels again. They were just as bad as I remembered, though it did inspire me to dig out my dusty N64 and rediscover what made this game great.

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Just imagine this incredible high-speed racing game in HD! Imagine what could be done with all the alien planets and gorgeous environments. You could even get rid of whiny baby Anakin and call it an improvement!


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    Deus Ex. Do I really need to say more on that one?

      Mmmm. Still one of the best games ever made. Insanely good.

    Red Dead Redemption
    Metal gear solid 1 to 3

      Wouldn't mind MGS1-4 release on PC

    The original Deus Ex would do well with an engine upgrade and better graphics. No other changes needed, audio and music are still superb.

    Chucky Egg.
    Alien and/or Highway Encounter.
    Knightlore.
    Ikari Warriors.

    Between the movie reboots and the already expanding list of remasters, or the same style of games done over and over, GameXYZ-8. I kinda want none to be remastered, I want to play something new and different.

      Like others, something new and different would be nice (at least the indy scene keeps that itch well scratched).

      But at the same time, one has to be careful with what one wishes for.

      There are new ideas about, look at what publishers (mainly EA and WB) have done.

        That is true.
        Not every idea succeeds either, which is why we get so many reboots.
        A new tittle is a gamble whether it will work or not, a reboot there is at least some guaranteed bank from fans of the originals.
        It's probably why I have been straying to a lot of indie games the last few years, they don't care as much about maximising revenue and try more to make a good experience.

        Remastering has its own issues as well, what are the remastering? just graphical tweaks or are the updating game play or engine mechanics.
        Darksouls remaster is one I am avoiding at the moment, I was burned by the original PC port which was terrible and a lot of reviewers are saying the problems I experienced aren't fixed in the remaster.

    XIII

      As in Final Fantasy XIII? Upvoted!

        I think he means the cel-shaded FPS based on a french comic book.

      Do you mean the ps2 game that had borderland style graphics and a story much similar to The Bourne Identity? If so, would upvote that.

    I'm thinking SimTower.

    While there is Project Highrise and itself has some improvements (like how I can manage more than one tower), it's still no replacement for good old SimTower.

    I do feel there is a need to have to SimTower like how Cities: Skylines is to SimCity.

      I felt Fallout Shelter was a symbolic remaster of SimTower myself. Seeing how well that worked though, I can see an updated SimTower working on at least the mobile/casual level. Maybe not a fullblown release like the orig though.

    Dark Souls 1 would be great.

      Am I thinking of another game? I though they already did and has been out for some time now.

        Couple of weeks, but it was a pretty weak effort.

          OK. Truth be told, I only know of it because Sterling covered it the other day.

          Might give the games a try if I can find them on sale because (no other way to put it) I don't have anything that can be considered as skill.

          I mostly keep to games like SimCity and Myst which (at the risk of being chased out of here) require virtually no skill to play and just some creative thinking.

            That's the joke.

            Or should I say the "remaster" the released was the joke.

              Why is it a joke? If they had changed anything too much, purists would complain. The QoL fixes are excellent and the frame rate and draw distance is excellent. The revitalized online experience is worth the price alone for those that missed out originally.

                Except they did lazy things like include bugs that were patched in later versions. Included very limited graphical options when compared to 2 and 3. And multilayer atm has hackers running wild.

                You're right... Thats not really funny at all

                  You’ll have to be specific here. I’m still yet to encounter hackers and I’ve put in a hefty chunk of time. I do believe they should have gotten chest detection sorted but what bugs are you upset about?

          @Transientmind

          Really? You don't even defend it, you just downvote me. It has still got seriously bs bugs and security flaws that plagued the original game. You can still get other players banned by casting custom curses on players that effect stats that has no negative recourse for you because they game does not detect items used, only stat mods. There are still areas you can easily glitch through the map on and enemy pathing is still atrocious with boss enemies like the hydra still getting stuck outside of melee range.

    Demon Souls
    Armored Core 4A
    Megaman Battle Network
    Ace Combat X
    Red Faction 1
    Might & Magic Dark Messiah

    The entire X-wing and TIE series would be a good start. Give it to Criterion and you have a seller on your hands right there. I'd sell my firstborn to get a chance to play those games in HD

    since we got AoE 2, I think it's a toss up between Dune 2000 or Warcraft III

    I'm leaning to Dune 2000 because boy we haven't had good Dune game since (well I suppose Emperor was "ok")

    Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 Switch Remaster Bundle
    Metroid Prime Trilogy Switch Remaster Bundle
    Xenoblade 1 remaster.
    Demons Souls remaster.

    Gain Ground (Sega Master System version)
    Wild Arms
    Dune 2000

    gonna show my age here (maybe?)

    vagrant story
    silent hill
    heretic
    hexen
    plus most of those side-scrollers from the old apogee days

      I do like your list, especially Silent Hill.
      Though just imagine if what they did to doom(2016) they did to Heretic or Hexan.

      Would like remasters of all the old side scrolling Castlevania, Metroid and Megaman games for sure.

      (Though megaman has a bundle but not a remaster, Mighty Number 9 scratched that itch just fine)

    Shadow Hearts 2 aka Shadow Hearts : Covenant

    Vandal Hearts. Cmon Konami do the right thing and port this to current consoles/pc.

    Still one of my favourite games ever.

    Little Big Adventure, Vagrant Story and Solar Winds are some of the top games I'd like to see redone with modern technology and design.

      I feel I can't let a Little Big Adventure comment slip by without my upvote!

    Trials HD
    Portal 1
    Need for speed underground
    Driver

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