Forget The Last of Us, there are five more games that deserve the remastered treatment in the near future.
The Last of Us Part 1 was recently remastered for Playstation 5 and PC, but not everyone is convinced the game needed it, with a recent review from T3’s Matthew Forde calling it “faithful but pointless”.
We don’t know what we think of The Last of Us, but we do know exactly which games deserve another shot in the spotlight.
1. Solid metal gear
The Metal Gear saga officially began in 1987 with a title on the Nintendo Entertainment System, but most remember starting their journey with Solid Snake in 1998, with Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation.
Players have been tasked with infiltrating a remote island known as Shadow Moses to stop a group of special forces gone rogue, but quickly discover there is much more to the mission than meets the eye.
Try the game today, though, and you’ll probably have a little trouble taking many of the scenes too seriously, especially since Snake’s head looks way too much like something we’d Playdoh in a very playful room. dimly lit. .
A remake was released in 2004 courtesy of developer Silicon Knights for the GameCube, however, the title never hit other platforms, so we think it’s high time to ask David Hayter to dust off his suit. and reprise his role as Solid Snake.
We’d ask Snake what he thought of the idea himself, but he just doesn’t answer our Codec calls…
2. The Timesplitters Series
Released alongside the PlayStation 2 as a console exclusive, TimesSplitters tasked us with teleporting to various points in history to defeat gruesome beasts known as TimeSplitters, who attempted to alter human history.
The series quickly grew to include a wide cast of playable characters, humorous dialogue, and fast-paced single and multiplayer action.
Obviously, the TimeSplitters managed to mess up our timeline because, despite our best efforts, the fourth game in the series never came out, with developer Free Radical Design disbanding after Haze’s disastrous release, as detailed here in a article by Matt Martin for Game Informer. However, this may not be the end of the series!
We’re happy to say that game publisher Deep Silver has announced that they’re eager to bring the series back, with a tweet from the Deep Silver account in May 2021 saying they’re reforming Free Radical Design with several of the original developers in tow. .
We had some time crystals in the office, so we sent the intern to the future to find out more.
We lost contact almost immediately, but we remain positive and hope that Jeff will be back any day.
3. Max Payne
Arguably the inventor of the slow-motion, slow-motion shooter in video games, Max Payne’s legacy has been widely felt in the gaming industry.
Spawning three games, including Max taking a trip to Brazil in Max Payne 3, the series took on a unique tone, with dark comedy, moody themes and iconic gunfights, but eventually died out in 2012.
It looks like we’re not the only ones who think the games need to be remastered, with Remedy breaking the news that Rockstar Games has agreed to remake Max Payne 1 and 2 into one title.
Remedy is currently recruiting, so if you want to help make interactive creative director Sam Lake’s face for a new generation of gamers, you can find out more here.
4. Deus Ex
Released in 2000 with a Game of the Year version available the following year, Deus Ex gave us control of Agent JC Denton, tracking down a stolen shipment of vaccines that could save people from the gray plague, a ravaging virus population. in 2052.
An RPG that allowed players to resolve situations in multiple ways, Deus Ex pitted you against the Illuminati and more, asking questions about the nature of humanity, class divisions, and other moral and ethical puzzles.
The game was a critical success, inspiring several titles in the same universe, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in recent years.
Come to think of it, Deus Ex might be hitting a little too close to home after the covid pandemic, but we think this iconic gem deserves a little polish.
5. Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 & 2
It’s strange to think that despite Resident Evil being such a household name in the world of survival horror, the mention of Resident Evil: Outbreak leaves a lot of people scratching their heads.
Originally released in 2003 with File #2 released the following year, Outbreak allowed players to choose from a cast of several different characters and scenarios, including a hospital, subway, and even a zoo.
The games were also among the first to encourage online play, allowing players to join and play together in campaigns, solving puzzles and slaying the undead as part of a team of three.
Significant delays in Europe and lack of internet connectivity were big problems for Outbreak, causing the titles to fade into obscurity.
Despite this, the games were well polished and the storylines were tense and nerve-wracking with modern internet speeds, would it be possible to revive this relatively unknown entry in the series?
In Wesker’s words, we might be able to reach “complete global saturation.”
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