There were some awesome video games back in the day. Final Fantasy was killing it back then, and Mega Man was the blue bomber that everyone deserved. Unfortunately, there’s probably a lot of new gamers that never got to experience them. It may have been they couldn’t afford multiple consoles or the games weren’t as popular today as they were before. Whatever the reason, they missed out on something great. And Sony saw that. There have been tons of games either remade or remastered for the PS4, allowing gamers to see what they missed out on. Here’s a list of the best remastered and remade games for the PS4.
Originally released for the PS3 in 2008, Burnout Paradise was remastered for the PS4. The game is set in an open-world environment where players can drive around at their own pace. They can race and crash to their heart’s content. There was single-player and multi-player, allowing friends to get in on the action as well. The remastered version was released on March 2018, so people can once again admire this masterpiece.
There was no way Sony wasn’t going to bring back their mascot. Crash had been on the backburner for a few years now, so his comeback was way overdue. The first three games were made from the ground up with brand new visuals and updated gameplay. Play as Crash and Coco Bandicoot and run, jump, and bash your way through each level.
Capcom’s iconic blue bomber has returned to the PS4. The original six Mega Man games have all been brought back, along with more features. There are the new Challenge Mode and Museum Mode. Choose the difficultly objectives and face a remix of gameplay segments from the games. And the Museum Mode shows off the history of the series, with original concept pieces and art available for all history buffs.
Developed for the PS2 and released in 2006, the game was reworked as The Zodiac Age for the PS4. Taking place in Ivalice, players follow Ashe, princess of Dalmasca, as she and an adventurer named Vaan form a resistance movement to save her kingdom. The original game received critical acclaim, so this game getting brought back was a no-brainer. It’s almost as big as the other Final Fantasy game getting remade. Speaking of…
Coming out in 2020, this game has been a long time coming. Fans of the original remember how it revolutionized gaming all the way back in 1997. But unfortunately, time hasn’t been good to the original. The remake will be split into multiple parts, with the first part coming out in March 2020.
Another one of Sony’s mascots-at least unofficially-Ratchet & Clank’s first game was remade into a movie, which then had a game based after the movie based off the game. It’s kind of weird, but the game is amazing. Follow the last Lombax in existence and a small robot as they fight to stop their world’s destruction. This game can’t be passed up.
With the greatness of Resident Evil 7 upon us, now is a good time to return to where it all started. The first Resident Evil game was remastered for the PS4. Play as Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine as they explore an abandoned mansion and discover the zombie outbreak. Reworked controls and camera movement make this old-time horror game one worth playing again.
Following Resident Evil, fans were clamoring for its sequel to be brought back. And Capcom came through for them with Resident Evil 2. Rebuilding the game from the ground up, the remade game improves on what the original had right. It also fixes what it had wrong. The remake received critical acclaim, all but ensuring that Resident Evil is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Now if only Capcom would hurry up and give Resident Evil 3: Nemesis the same treatment.