Video Games Reborn

Remade or remastered, cutting-edge nostalgia for the win.

By Kelvin Low      22 May 2020

Like the recent popularity of remaking old movies, there is a demand for game remakes. Often, improved graphics and gameplay are part of the remake, with some developers going the extra mile to inject fresh new content to breathe new life into the franchise.

It is not easy to replay old games today, especially when they are more than 10 years old. Hardcore “retro gamers” will find a working used console, and then find a copy of the game. Some even run emulators on a powerful gaming PC.

Have a look at these modern games, guaranteed to rekindle your memories.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Available on: Playstation 4
Original release: 1997
Original platform: PlayStation

Final Fantasy VII Remake is the first in a planned series of games of the 1997 game. It covers the first section of the original game, set in the metropolis Midgar. Players play as Cloud Strife, a former Shinra soldier, and fight the Shinra Corporation.

Maximising the capabilities of the Playstation 4, the game uses real-time graphics as opposed to the pre-rendered environments.The remake includes major expansions to character development and some notable plot additions. It also receives a new hybrid battle system that combines real-time action with command-based combat.

Resident Evil 3

Available on: Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows
Original release: 1999
Original platform: PlayStation, Dreamcast, Windows and GameCube

The third remake of the Resident Evil series puts players in the shoes of Jill Valentine, who is being pursued by the Nemesis T-Type. The game offers a new kind of survival horror which plays off the fear of being constantly and relentlessly chased.

Resident Evil 3 also includes Resident Evil Resistance, offering both a single player campaign and a one-versus-four online multiplayer experience. Our recommendation: Get the Raccoon City Edition which includes Resident Evil 2, the previous remake of the series for the full storyline.


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