Most Popular Video Game Remakes

Games like Mario or Pac-Man seem to never go out of style! Wherever you turn, you’re bound to find a remake or a spin-off of these legendary games that originated way back, when the gaming world was limited to several low-performance consoles.

Luckily, these are not the only games developers want to bring back to life. There is a wide range of games that continue to amaze us as a remake, with a modern twist and improved specs. Furthermore, many developers announced new remakes that are bound to put a spring in your step.

But until that magic day arrives, let’s have a look at the remakes that made a huge impression on today’s game players.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Ocarina of Time was first released in 1998, for the then-ultra-popular Nintendo 64 and was such a huge success that a remake was not only expected; it was necessary. Furthermore, the Ocarina of Time is considered one of the best adventures in the Zelda franchise, due to the level of adventure and fun it packs.

So, when Nintendo launched the 3DS console, they also revamped the Ocarina of Time, offering fans an improved gaming experience with 3D effects and new models.

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

This is a classic example of how a game can be improved by a quality remake. The game is part of the Wonder Boy series, but it never got much attention back in the days. However, the moment developers remade The Dragon’s Trap, people seemed a lot more interested in playing.

In reality, they didn’t make too much of a change as the focus was put on improving the visual effects. The action remained the same and they even kept the same level of difficulty (which is considered challenging). However, with new visuals, the mood of the game changed, and it was enough to make it popular.

Quick tip: if you’re into challenging games, we recommend trying World’s Hardest Game (warning: it’s not for the faint of heart).

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Shadow of The Colossus

Packed with adventure and breathtaking scenery, Shadow of the Colossus is considered even today one of the best games in the history. The original version was designed for PS2, which is why, when Sony launched their PS4, everyone was extremely excited to learn about this remake.

The result is fantastic, with the same mysterious appeal and sense for adventure we all know and love. However, if you don’t have the opportunity to play this remake, you may be interested in something on a similar note: Zombs Royale. This is a combination of Fortnite and PUBG that you can play for free, on almost any device.

Doom

The game is a distant memory from the past for most of us, but it is still one of the big classics. True, the only purpose of the game is shooting monsters and wandering scary halls looking for monsters to shoot, but it has a certain appeal that you just can’t shake even after years since its demise.

So, when Bethesda decided to remake it, there was a lot of excitement in the gaming community. They also did such a great job that the new Doom may be even more popular than the original. Now the game is rather fast and keeps you engaged and ready for action (otherwise you’re doomed).

Resident Evil

The name carries a lot of weight in both the gaming and the cinematic industry, so you can imagine a remake was more than welcomed!

The original was the eye-opener towards a completely new genre; the survival-horror game, where you fight all sorts of evils to get out alive. Now if the original was supposed to be scary, the remake will send thrills down the spine.

Due to modern graphic capabilities and highly performing video game engines, the Resident Evil world looks more realistic than ever. It’s so good, that players would love to see a remake of the remake!

Wrap Up

Of course, the list of popular remakes could continue, but the ones we mentioned are closer to a gamer’s heart because many of us grew up playing them. They’re not just classic games with a fresh breath, they’re beautiful memories that came back to life!