Remastered games became quite a big deal in recent years, especially last year with the releases of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered. 2015 is looking like another great year in terms of playing games from the past as well. So what are the best remaster games coming out this year that you could consider buying? Find out in our top ten list below.
10. Final Fantasy VII
While fans are justly upset with Square Enix announced a remaster of Final Fantasy VII over a full remake during the PlayStation Experience event, there are still some excitement with the latest version of the popular RPG. The PlayStation 4 iteration is based off of the already enhanced PC port, which featured improved graphics and other small changes. Square Enix is also adding some exclusive system-level features, which will most likely include trophies.
9. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition
One of the best action games of last generation will be remastered for the current generation. Aside from the expected upgraded graphics, Capcom has not yet announced any details so far. With that said, the company should be more open once DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (more on that later) is released.
8. Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster
If you missed out on Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster on the PlayStation 3 and Vita when the collection came out in 2013, Square Enix is giving gamers another chance on the PlayStation 4. The company has not yet indicate any other changes aside from announcing that there will be exclusive system-level features for the PS4 version. Hopefully, the graphics will be further upgraded to take advantage of the console’s hardware.
Preorder Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, which is releasing this spring, with this page on Amazon.
7. Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Last Round is being advertised as the definitive edition of Dead or Alive 5. It’s hard not to see why when you take into account that the videogame has the biggest roster of fighters (including Raidou, the final boss from the original title) in the series so far. There are also 300 costumes available when you take into account the amount of unlockables as well.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is coming out on the 17th of February for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on the 17th of February. Reserve the game here.
6. DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition
Capcom is giving the underappreciated DMC another chance with a release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Along with the addition of 1080p visuals running at 60 frames per second, the company will also be including all of the DLC packs along with other extras (such as a mode that will make the game play more like the previous releases). If you have some apprehension the first time around, then make sure to give the definitive edition a try.
DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition is releasing on the 17th of March. You can preorder the remaster via this link.
5. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat out of Hell
Saints Row IV was originally overlooked as it came out just before the launches on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Thankfully, owners of the new consoles will get to experience the game at a better resolution in addition to having more detailed shadows and textures. Not to mention that Deep Silver will be including the DLC packs from the original release in the remaster, including the upcoming Gat out of Hell campaign expansion. If you are an open-world fan, you should definitely take a look at Saints Row IV: Re-Elected.
The release date for Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat out of Hell is on the 20th of January. You can preorder the collection right now on Amazon.
4. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Shortly after the launch of Bloodborne, another From Software game will be released. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a remaster that includes better visuals in addition to increasing the maximum amount of online players on the PS4 and Xbox One. It will also come updated with all DLC campaigns, new non-playable characters, better balanced gameplay and more. So make sure to take a look at the latest version if you craving for more RPGs on current-gen consoles.
You can reserve Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, which is launching on the 7th of April, via this page.
3. Grim Fandango
Due to licensing issues, the only way to play Grim Fandango (unless you have a really old computer) is through unofficially emulators. Fortunately, Sony was able to team up with Tim Schafer to obtain the rights to develop a remaster version for the PlayStation 4, Vita and PC. Aside from the expected graphical improvements (including an optional wide screen mode), the classic title will also be getting an fully orchestrated soundtrack. So one of the best adventure games of all time will be getting even better.
2. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Fans have been begging Square Enix to release Final Fantasy Type-0 in the west since the Japanese version came out in 2011 for the PSP. The enthusiasts will be getting their wish and then some as the action role-playing game got the remaster treatment on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Not only has the resolution has been increased but several assets were also recreated for the HD resolutions. First print copies will also be getting a playable Final Fantasy XV demo as a bonus.
Preorder Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which is coming out on the 17th of March, here.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is considered to be one of the best installment in the critically-acclaimed series. Up until now, however, a physical version of the classic game was hard to find. Fortunately, Nintendo decide to release a 3D remaster that feature various graphical enhancements to go along with some gameplay tweaks (such as changes to the boss battles, save systems and controls). So, if you still haven’t play the excellent game, the remaster should most definitely be the version to buy.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is due for an early 2015 launch. You can reserve the newest Zelda remaster via this link.With the above-mentioned remasters alone, you should have plenty to play year-round in 2015.