Having gone through five console generations, a lot of games have come and gone. From time to time we wish for these games to be re-launched in remake form, but sometimes it’s better to let them go and to rather try playing the originals.
Welcome to the top 5 games that should be remade, although we don’t think it would be a good idea.
# 5) System Shock 2
System Shock 2 was the inspiration for its divine successor Bioshock, a truly modern day classic in video games. System Shock 2 was the inspiration for its divine successor Bioshock, a truly modern-day classic in video games. Originally released in 1999 System Shock 2 received critical acclaim and brought an extra dimension into the world of shooters. As much as I would love to see the game redone, for example, with the Unreal 4 engine or the latest CryEngine, I think it would be better for the game to stick to its roots. I am not sure if in today’s day and age we could do the game justice. Fortunately for us fans, there are loads of mods to download for the game to update the graphics, as the original ones look outdated.
You can buy System Shock 2 at GOG: http://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_2
Synopsis: The starship Von Braun took a giant leap for mankind as it made its first interstellar journey. The mission was going as planned until a lone distress call from the Tau Ceti V sector was picked up. An away team was sent on a rescue mission, but once it arrived at its destination, there was no sign of any humans and the source of the signal remained unclear. They didn’t realize something crucial, though: they brought something back with them when they returned. Now, you–a member of the ship’s security team–awake from cryostasis to the sounds of screams of pain and horror as everything falls apart. The state-of-the-art spaceship becomes a death-trap, and the only hope you have is the contemptuous whisper of a voice guiding you through the dark corridors, leading you towards the ominous secrets that lurk in the shadows (source: http://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_2).
# 4) Shadow of the Colossus
If there ever was a game I would love to see redone in full HD it would be Shadow of the Colossus. The game was originally released for the PS2 and later on had a HD remaster for the PS3. Now as amazing as the idea of seeing the Collusi in full detail and splendour would be, I doubt it should be remade. Considering all the problems with The Last Guardian, another game I wish would see the light of day, I am not sure if the studio would be able to get away with remaking this classic.
Synopsis: Players take the role of a young man seeking the truth of an ancient tale of power hidden in a mystical land. Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With a trusty horse at your side, players explore the spacious lands and unearth each towering Colossus creature. The uneasy task of defeating a Colossus relies on intelligent puzzle solving and action oriented gameplay. Armed with strong wits, a mystical sword and a sturdy bow, players use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth. (source: http://www.ign.com/games/shadow-of-the-colossus/ps2-490849)
# 3) Resident Evil 2
With the announcement of the remake of the original Resident Evil for the next generation of consoles, who wouldn’t love to be able to go back to Raccoon City as Leon or Claire? Granted with how Capcom has recently envisaged the series, I would be worried they might mess this one up as well (Resident Evil 6 anyone?). With the announcement of the original remake, Capcom might also consider another remake. Hopefully it will be more Resident Evil 4 and not 6.
Synopsis: Resident Evil 2 (or BioHazard 2 in Japan) is a survival horror game that was originally released in 1998 by Capcom. Resident Evil 2 primarily utilizes the same mechanics and gameplay styles as the previous Resident Evil, but with updated graphics and a new story set only three months after the original. (source: http://www.giantbomb.com/resident-evil-2/3030-9418/)
# 2) Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid oddly did have a remake in the form of the Twin Snakes on the Gamecube Console (a game I am still seriously looking for!). I must say the idea of a HD version of the first game does sound appealing – especially if it gets made in the new Fox Hound Engine. To be honest I would rather see Hideo Kojima tackle a different aspect of the Metal Gear universe. With the Phantom Pain around the corner, it is a good time to be a fan of the series.
Synopsis: You are Snake, a government agent on a mission to regain control of a secret nuclear weapons base from terrorist hands. Lightly armed and facing an army of foes, Snake must avoid firefights in order to survive (source: http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation/metal-gear-solid).
# 1) Final Fantasy 7
Which other game could we have as number one than the one game fans have been clamouring for a remake since the PS3 Tech demo that showed off how the game would look if it would be made today. As much as it pains me to say this, it’s probably for the best that the classic Final Fantasy 7 should not be remade. If one looks at how Square has been running the Final Fantasy series as of late, I would dread to think how they would go about to try and monetize the remake of Final Fantasy 7. For now it’s better to let the dream of a HD remake of Final Fantasy 7 go. Needless to say, if it ever does get a remake, I can’t guarantee that I wouldn’t go out and buy it instantly!
Synopsis: Final Fantasy 7’s storyline is an extremely complex storyline when it comes down to it. Each individual character has a monstrous back-story, and the game’s story itself allows for an enormous amount of debate and intrigue. As each new character is introduced, their story intertwines with the greater whole, making the most innovative storyline yet (source: http://www.uffsite.net/ff7/story.php).