I am pretty sure that we all are getting tired of the countless remakes that seem to be released every month. Even though some might just be cash grabs, there are still quite a few that offer something for the player and definitely worth being picked up. Here is the list of the top 10 remakes that every gamer should have.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
The original “Metal Gear Solid” was a classic PS1 game but suffered in the gameplay department due to the limitations of the PS1. However when the game was remade for the Nintendo Gamecube a lot of those problems were fixed and it also came with enhanced cutscenes that made this game a must play.
Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney
“Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” for the Nintendo DS was actually a remake of a Game Body Advance game of the same name. The thing is that the original GBA Phoenix Wright never saw a release outside of Japan and had much less content than the DS version. When Phoenix Wright was made for the DS not only had improved graphics but also had an additional case and allowed players to the DS’s stylus and microphone to interact with the case and investigations.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
“Bionic Commando” was an under-appreciated classic from the NES era. In the remake, “Rearmed” was shown to a new audience and was given the attention it deserved. This downloadable for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 was not only a fun platformer but also had some gorgeous graphics. “Rearmed” was a fast paced side scrolling that took advantage of 2.5 graphics and is perfect for those that wanted some old school gaming.
Super Mario All-Stars
“Super Mario All-Stars” is how you do a remake right. As it not only contains multiple great games but also impose upon them drastically. As this, pack includes the first three Super Mario Games but also includes the Lost Levels which was the original “Super Mario Bros. 2.” This remake has many new features including a save feature and much-improved graphics that took advantage of the 16 but SNES. It also had much better audio and included some cool parallax scrolling and some nicely detailed backgrounds. Honestly, this is a remake that is easily better than the original games
“Pokemon LeafGreen and FireRed” are remakes of the original “Pokemon Games Red and Blue” and by taking advantage of the more powerful Game Boy Advance Nintendo was able to do some amazing things. This remake not only allowed players to collect all Pokemon in “Ruby” and “Crystal” but also unlocked a new region for players to explore.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
“Ninja Gaiden” for the original Xbox kicked butt both in the gameplay department and by being really hard. “Ninja Gaiden Sigma” kept the difficulty of “Ninja Gaiden” but updated the graphics and added more stuff to do. One of the big things that this version added was the addition of addition of three mission where you got to play Rachel and there also a bunch of added missions that focused fast paced action. Also, in this version Ryu could dual wield swords which is always cool.
Star Fox 64
“Starfox” on the SNES was a lot of fun and “Starfox 64” was was a lot of fun on the Nintendo 64. Despite being only the second game to be released in the series “Starfox 64” was actually a remake of the original game and boy does it make a lot of improvements. Besides adding 3D environments, there was also voice acting. Though the voice acting was hit or miss; it was still cool to hear in-game. But the biggest addition to this version was 4 player split screen multiplayer that could rival “Goldeneye 007” any day of the week.
The original “Resident Evil” was kind of an ugly game and with very clunky controls. The Gamecube version changes that with some pretty nice graphics and a much easier control scheme. This version also had some new areas to explore as well as some additional plot points.
The Secret of Money Island: Special Edition
“The Secret of Monkey Island” is a classic adventure game from Lucasarts and was updated with a special edition in 2009. This edition not only included improved graphics but also a much easier to navigate interface. This version also included a much better musical score and much improved voice acting which just make the jokes so much more funny.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
In 2002, “Kiby: Nightmare in Dream Land” was released for the Game Boy Advance and made some awesome upgrades to the original Kirby game that was released for the NES. This version not involved improved graphics but also coop play with up to three friends and also allowed players to play as Meta Knight in his own sub-game. There were also a few new mini-games that were quite fun as well.