The Gist - 4 Game Remakes And Remasters You Should Definitely Play

With The Last of Us Remastered on the horizon we cover off on four remade games that you should really get your hands on.

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Konuvis
Konuvis

It's a monster!!  I nominate Monkey Island remaster and the Halos anniversary.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

I was counting down to black mesa launch when I first discovered it on the head crab union here on GS, YEARS ago. When it finally launched it took days to download due to my overseas location. never the less, I definitely enjoyed it. now just waiting for the Xen maps to be finished.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Thanks Jess. Never knew that Black Mesa had a wonderful soundtrack. Never played the game cause I wanted to wait till they finished it.

Shangelus67
Shangelus67

The original homeworld would be good

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

I think it would be great if they remastered STAR TREK TNG: A final unity

Coolman13355
Coolman13355

Not sure it should be on this list but DuckTales is pretty awesome.

Dharkanon
Dharkanon

Sad that there was no Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS... But this has convinced me to look up Black Mesa though.

loafofgame
loafofgame

Another +1 for AoE2 and Black Mesa. I'm happy they kept it the way it was with AoE2. Can't wait to play to new campaigns. After I have played through all the old ones of course.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Without the Jill Sandwich line, there's almost no point.  Wow, in a spectacularly eery coincidence Pandora just started playing Moonlight Sonata as I type this!

jabberwocky84
jabberwocky84

I forgot about the new villager sound, that is an awesome sound.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

I disagree. The original RE is still a fun game to play =). Trying to figure out how to save everyone was a lot of fun. Or maybe nostalgia.

Bensonator
Bensonator

YES - at last the Res Gamecube remake gets some recognition. I loved this remake & is now one of my favourite games of all time. This now has to be THE reference point for survival horror games, as this is where it all started but has now never looked better, and graphically does not look out of place today. I would highly recommend you play this if you get the chance.  


Looking forward to the Uncharted HD remasters on PS4. Red Dead still looks amazing on PS3 so would prefer they just release Red Dead 2 as a next gen game. Would love to see a true HD update of the original Mario 64 as that was a great game and although available on the Wii network, wouldn't do it any harm to be graphically updated. but I'd also like an indie developer to remake SMASH:TV - that would be super awesome.


Also #jemoedr  - I also found Ico boring when downloaded on PSN for free

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

A new red dead. It's an under-explored genre. I liked both Half Lifes kinda but the pacing was slow. The first RE on ps1 was great, but recently it has sucked. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I hope Black Mesa and Xen are released on one disc. I will buy it right away.

habeasdata
habeasdata

Age of Empires II is one of my favourites  i started playing rts with this game , i really enjoyed playing it and i still do it from time to time.

Thesy really should do a remake of final fantasy VII, it was the best games of the saga and it will be better with enhaced graphics and sound.

PD:i hate king alfonso

jemoedr
jemoedr

I found ico really booring :/ 


Age of Empires II HD is nice though :)


Would love to see a real dungeon keeper remake, one that is just the original, but with updated graphics. That would be awesome. A remake of Enemy Nations and Rise of Nations would be nice too.

libbi68
libbi68

I would have to say that I am looking Homeworld and Homeworld 2 remakes are what I am looking forward to. The first one was amazing when it came out so updated graphics will be nice!

Mo_food
Mo_food

My favorite remake was Dragon Quest V for NDS. Also, Age of Empires 1/2 and Age of Mythology were awesome!

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

"Who remembers my rant over my deep seated feelings. . ."

I love hearing your deep-seated feelings--MORE, MORE, MORE.


"The Cause is Greater Than the Effect."

A great show and great selections from an even greater mind.  Thank you Jess. 

JRHT
JRHT

Sid Meier's Pirates! I'd forgotten about that gem. A fantastic remake.

waelse1
waelse1

The remake I'd really like to see finished: Skywind (Morrowind with the Skyrim engine).

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

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waelse1
waelse1

In the middle of playing the original Half Life on PC now, have not heard of Black Mesa, will check it out. The best game of it's time (YMMV).

Really like the idea of classic games being spruced up like this.

geosurface
geosurface

I'd like to see a Soul Reaver HD remake.

hystavito
hystavito

So that's what this comment box is for!


Black Mesa, been meaning to check that out but keep forgetting, I actually completely forgot about it until I saw this video.


Are PS2 games already fetching prices that high?  Sounds odd for such a well known major title, did it sell really poorly and become a classic later?  I always figured that except for the rarest titles, disc based games would have a hard time reaching the collector values of cartridges.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

To be honest, BlackMesa now looks like it is 5 years old. I want a remake of Half-Life 1 and 2 that have graphics as good as Killzone ShadowFall. Like KZ:SF or not, the game looks amazing. Or another game that looks good -Crysis 3. When they can release it looking it that good, then I'll be interested.  Also would pay $100 for a remake of the original Road Rash that was on the N64.

megagene
megagene

Shadow of the Colossus was probably the first video game that in my mind surpassed just the entertainment medium and transcended into the realm of art. It's still brilliant to this day and come what may in the future, I can't picture a time when I will ever not hold it in very high esteem. I still make a point of replaying and completing it at least once a year. 

uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

Already played through most of Black Mesa but will properly buy it when retail released.

Definitely want to reward the fellows the put this together.

Megamoss1984
Megamoss1984

I wish someone would do a Tenchu/Tenchu 2 remaster.  Tighten up the controls and free up the camera a bit, update the visuals but for the love of all that is awesome keep the voice acting.  Onikage never fails to crack me up.

bob_mitt
bob_mitt

Why don't you have Call of Duty on their? You raciest? 

Tricked03Hemi
Tricked03Hemi

Jess McDonnell is about as terrible to listen to as the cheesy voice overs. She's horribly fake.

Poodger
Poodger

The RE remake truly deserves spot # 1. Black Mesa and Age of Empires were also fantastic choices. Never played Ico, not too interested in trying it either. But good choices for everything else

Seamy22
Seamy22

If we aren't getting Shenmue 3 then at least give us a HD remake of 1&2!

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

i would like to see a total hd remake of panzer dragoon saga that would be great in my books. also i loved the new but now kinda old RE remake i have it for the cube

007nikster5
007nikster5

@dmblum1799 You say Half Life has slow pacing but not Red Dead? Boy is it the opposite for me.

superbuuman
superbuuman

@Tricked03Hemi don't like it, don't click on the link. She's just doing her job. :P

waelse1
waelse1

It's that horrible Aussie accent, doncha know. Everyone should sound American. /sarc

hystavito
hystavito

@Seamy22 I keep forgetting to hook up the old Dreamcast and play it :)

Seamy22
Seamy22

@suppaphly42 100% with you but I'm pretty sure they lost the original code for the game so it'll never happen :(

StarsiderSajun
StarsiderSajun

@youre_a_sheep @Bensonator I think it's probably another one of those games that is more about the experience of the emotions that it evokes as opposed to the gameplay. Not surprised that you thought it was overrated. /shrug

Bensonator
Bensonator

@ExtremePhobia @Bensonator  is was incredible but you just rarely hear about it these days. I was hoping it would get a mention in this piece but didn't hold out for it as seen it overlooked before. it was just a nice surprise that it was at the No.1 spot is all

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Dredcrumb9  Also the graphics for the upcoming game The Order:1886. That game looks amazing as well. HL1 &2 with graphics as good as that game, I would gladly pay top dollar.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Dredcrumb9  For you the graphics are fine. For me they are not. Its a matter of preference. If Black mesa would have already been out a couple of years then sure. I'm just not impressed. Certainly not enough to spend money on a remake. Also, apparently you didn't fully read what I wrote. I specifically said "Like the game or not" in reference to KZ. Let me break it down for you.  Regardless of if you like the game or not, the games graphics are amazing. It is the best console looking game I have seen to date. I'm not referring the  gameplay nor the story, nor the multiplayer. JUST THE GRAPHICS.  I want HL1 &2 to get that quality of graphics before I spend money on a remake.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@Seamy22 @suppaphly42 ahhh that sucks so much balls its worse then a po rn star