7 classic games that are crying out for remakes

Games that need remakes - Simpsons Hit and Run
Games that need remakes - The Simpsons Hit and Run

One of the most joyful experiences in gaming is seeing a classic game from your childhood brought to glorious life with modern visuals and updated gameplay. Recently we’ve seen how gaming remakes can blow us away all over again with the likes of Resident Evil 2, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy, while the Final Fantasy VII Remake slated for next year looks set to surpass even the beloved original.

Now that we’ve dipped our toes in this veritable sea of nostalgia, let’s ride the wave with a few more classic games that totally deserve to receive a next-gen makeover.

Final Fantasy VII Remake logo

One of the most joyful experiences in gaming is seeing a classic game from your childhood brought to glorious life with modern visuals and updated gameplay. Recently we’ve seen how gaming remakes can blow us away all over again with the likes of Resident Evil 2, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy, while the Final Fantasy VII Remake slated for next year looks set to surpass even the beloved original.

Now that we’ve dipped our toes in this veritable sea of nostalgia, let’s ride the wave with a few more classic games that totally deserve to receive a next-gen makeover.

The Simpsons Hit & Run

Games that need remakes - The Simpsons Hit & Run

We love The Simpsons Hit & Run. You love The Simpsons Hit & Run. Where is our remake of The Simpsons Hit & Run?!

Timesplitters

Games that need remakes - Timesplitters

Timesplitters blew apart our expectations for a console first-person shooter when it first launched on the PS2 some 19 years ago. We think the time is right for this iconic series to return.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Games that need remakes - Timesplitters

The Sands of Time was a brilliant spin on the third-person action-adventure game, which added new layers of depth with the ability to manipulate time. We would love to see what the team behind Assassin’s Creed could do with a new take on this gem.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Games that need remakes - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

It’s hard to explain just why Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver remains so firmly embedded in our hearts. Maybe it has something to with the goth phase we were going through in the late ‘90s, but whatever the reason, we want to see this twisted game series return.

Metal Gear Solid

Games that need remakes - Metal Gear Solid

Ok, so we already kind of got a remake with The Twin Snakes for GameCube, but
Metal Gear Solid is a game so nice, they should remake it twice.

Driver

Games that need remakes - Driver

There hasn’t been a new Driver game since 2011’s delightfully absurd Driver: San Francisco, and that just isn’t right. Bring back John Tanner!

Silent Hill

Games that need remakes - Silent Hill

Before games like Outlast and Layers of Fear were creeping inside our heads, Silent Hill pioneered psychological horror on the original PlayStation. We think this thoroughly original franchise is long overdue for a revival.

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