With the Xbox 360 being my primary console over the years, it was finally my chance to own these great iterations in the series. Sure, I’d played them before, but now I had the chance to own them.
Theses two titles are a great example of HD re-releases done right. Sure Silent Hill 4 was available on the Xbox, but the Silent Hill HD Collection has arguably the best two iterations, Silent Hill 2 and 3.
The Metal Gear Solid Collection was also great, featuring MGS2, MGS3, MGS: Peace Walker, as well the old Metal Gear 1 and 2 games. The only disappointment was the omission of the original Metal Gear Solid, but beggars can’t be choosers.
We seem to be living in a time now where there are HD remakes coming from all directions. A lot of people argue that there is a lull in new IPs and creativeness in the Games Industry, and HD remakes are a way to make some money with little input.
However, I see it as giving a new generation (for lack of a better word) the chance to experience some truly classic games. That’s what HD remakes should be limited too; amazing games that gave something new to the gaming culture, something truly special, wildly popular games.
We all have those few games close to heart that we’d love to see remade for gaming today. I’m no exception.
The following are three titles I’d love to see receive a HD remake:
1. The Warriors
As I was playing the recently released Sleeping Dogs, the combat reminded me of The Warriors. I cannot for the life of me think why this hasn’t received a HD remake, or even been released on the PSN or XBLA.
Maybe it’s because Rockstar are focussed on building new titles. Regardless, The Warriors is another great title from the guys at Rockstar.
The plot of the game covers the events preceding and during the movie. In my opinion, the game far exceeded the movie in terms of quality. The combat is both entertaining and visceral, with some truly over-the-top moments.
Add to that it had something Sleeping Dogs neglected: multiplayer. My mates and I spent countless hours running around together beating the crap out of gang members and pedestrians alike.
2. Sonic Adventure
With news of Sonic Adventure 2 coming to the PSN and XBLA, I’d love to see a HD remake of Sonic Adventure. I know it’s available on XBLA, but I’d just love to see the game with a coat of today’s paint.
I know the vast majority of Sonic games released over the recent years have been rubbish, but this is purely for nostalgic purposes.
This was the first Dreamcast game I bought, and running around the Emerald Coast in 3d was a truly amazing experience for this long-time Sonic fan.
The biggest selling Dreamcast game deserves that.
Hands down my favourite Dreamcast games, and one of my favourite games of all time. A truly ambitious game, at the time it held the World Record for the biggest budgeted video game. From memory, in order for Shenmue to turn a profit, every Dreamcast owner had to buy the game…twice.
The game has a loyal cult following, where the slightest mention of Shenmue 3 whipping fans into a frenzy (myself included).
I can’t really say why I love this game. It has the dubious honour of bringing QTEs to the forefront of gaming which we still see today.
Also, a lot of the game features mundane tasks. Walking around, talking to people, getting a job, all the fun stuff.
But it just has that certain charm to it. Being a fan of Japanese culture, I spent hours just walking about taking the game world in.
They HAVE to release Shenmue 3, just to bring us rabid fans closure to Ryo Hazuki’s quest for revenge.