Which older games do you wish they'd remaster and bring to new consoles?

edited 8 February 2017 at 1:10AM in Gaming MoneySaving
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edited 8 February 2017 at 1:10AM in Gaming MoneySaving
For me there's The Simpsons Hit & Run and Need For Speed Underground 2!

They pretty much sum my childhood up. Need For Speed gets a little bit repetitive but it is forever the best one they ever made in my opinion. The choice of cars, the open world, the lights and music, it just draws you in so much!
And The Simpsons Hit & Run, I think it's one of my most memorable games as a kid. I wish they'd have released another one. I enjoyed The Simpsons Game for Nintendo DS but could never get into the PlayStation version. I played Hit & Run again for a bit of fun for YouTube a few years ago, and a year later I got tens of thousands of views on them out of nowhere.

What games would you love to see remastered? And why? :)
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  • ChickabiddybexChickabiddybex Forumite
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    This is so unlikely but True Crime NYC. I am just desperate for a good cop game!

    SSX Tricky. I loved this game. They need to bring it back - and make sure there's a 2 player split screen option.

    GTA: San Andreas. This would be so easy for Rockstar, they could just mash together Red Dead Redemption and GTAV. Ok it's probably not that easy at all, but damn I miss CJ!
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  • If you enjoy the original version of the game then why not just play it again, it doesn't have to remastered to be able to enjoy it.


    I've recently completed the original Tomb Raider on PC which was released 21 years ago and its the first time i have played it all the way through ;)
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    If you enjoy the original version of the game then why not just play it again, it doesn't have to remastered to be able to enjoy it.


    I've recently completed the original Tomb Raider on PC which was released 21 years ago and its the first time i have played it all the way through ;)

    I do! I've specifically kept my PS2 to play these games :)
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    If you enjoy the original version of the game then why not just play it again, it doesn't have to remastered to be able to enjoy it.


    I agree with this, part of the fun is about playing games from your youth, exactly how they were, if they are remastered with better graphics and gameplay it takes away from that experience.
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    I only completed GTA San Andreas recently! They've released it on Android (and I'm sure, iOS) if you want to play it again on the move, with a few optimisations for mobile devices.
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    If you enjoy the original version of the game then why not just play it again, it doesn't have to remastered to be able to enjoy it.

    In many cases that isn't either possible or it's simply not viable, I fancied playing the original Frequency and Amplitude which first meant digging out an old PS2 as I only have current consoles set up permanently and then using an analogue component connection which isn't on most TV's now. However I then hit a bigger problem, the games were designed for CRTs and have no lag compensation settings like later rhythm games so the timing was way out on the HDTV. Even with the TV set to its quickest response and as much processing disabled, the timing was too far out to play the game so I had to give up :(

    I'd happily pay to have that sort of game remastered so I could play the game on a current system even if it did work properly it would save me having to dig out an older console and set it up.

    Then there's other games which were extremely ambitious and what they wanted to do was beyond the technology at the time. The number one game I'd want remastered is Tie Fighter which very much fits into this category. It was a PC game released in the early 90's with a superb storyline and complex simulator like gameplay but while its graphics were cutting edge in the day they were still very basic. It was fully 3D which was new at the time but there was no texturing so everything was just flat shaded with very low poly counts. With current technology the game could look superb and there's even more exciting possibilities using VR, unfortunately since that series of games finished the Star Wars franchise has gone for much simpler arcadey games so there's not been anything Star Wars like it since.

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    I agree with this, part of the fun is about playing games from your youth, exactly how they were, if they are remastered with better graphics and gameplay it takes away from that experience.

    Well that's true. I mean they did try to bring back Need For Speed Underground 2 with their latest edition, and I have to admit that the graphics are absolutely stunning, but the gameplay just wasn't the same..
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    almillar wrote: »
    I only completed GTA San Andreas recently! They've released it on Android (and I'm sure, iOS) if you want to play it again on the move, with a few optimisations for mobile devices.

    I've played GTA 3 on my iPad for years. Was the first time I'd ever really played it actually, then I bought it for my PS2 and couldn't get to grips with the controls for it :rotfl: I did buy the PS4 edition to try and do a YouTube series with it last Summer but it didn't work out for me. Capture card problems :(
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    I don't think all originals need a remake - sometimes I play old games on old consoles. And some are so old I don't think they should change. They have their own charm. But there's this one period of gaming where the games started to be about how they looked. And the huge open environments. But technology wasn't up to it yet.

    I just think with the technology we have now we could make San Andreas better. Keep it the same story etc, but make it better looking, make the draw distance longer, make the city more alive!

    Look what the modding community have been able to do to GTA IV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-ojTM6tCE

    It doesn't change much about the game itself, just looks better. I'd really like that. Because the old school graphics aren't stylised like in retro games. They're just sub-par.
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