Nine classic video games that need to be remastered

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There are many games out there that deserve to be remastered.

Most recently, Nintendo announced that they were remastering Super Mario 64 for Nintendo Switch in time for the Nintendo icon's 35th anniversary.

With this in mind, we have come up with nine games that deserve to be remastered. These games have been heralded as classics such as SSX Tricky, Simpsons: Hit and Run and Goldeneye 007.

Here are the nine classic games that deserved to be remastered.

SSX Tricky

In 2021, the popular snowboarding game will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and now should be the time that it’s remastered. The game took the SSX series to another level with the first one being released in 2000. With the variety that this game brings in terms of courses and voiceovers, it’s the perfect time for the game to get the remastered treatment.

The Simpsons: Hit and Run

Everyone’s favourite yellow family hit the big time in 2003 with the release of Hit and Run with its hilarious take on Grand Theft Auto III. Although there are many other Simpsons games such as Road Rage and Skateboarding, this one stands the test of time with its cult following, and now with rumblings that the game could be remastered, we would certainly welcome it.

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Tekken

Released in 1994, Tekken is an arcade fighting game that has gone on to receive a huge following over the years. This game spawned many other editions in the series, but it’s the first game that deserves to be remastered. The last Tekken game was released in 2015, so now it’s time for the original to be brought back. Although, we'll take any classic Tekken at this rate.

James Bond 007: Nightfire

James Bond 007: Nightfire was released in 2002, the year which Bond celebrated its 40th anniversary and the release of Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond in Die Another Day. Reviews at the time praised the game for its original plot for the British agent. Although many other Bond games have been released over time, this one surely sits near the top and an update would be welcomed.

Driver

Driver was released in 1999. Set around the American cities of Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, the game took influence from movie car chases and went on to being a hit with fans alike with four more releases following the first. With its high-action plot, we believe now is the time to bring the first one back.

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Metal Gear Solid

This game set the gaming world alight, selling six million copies and 12 million demos. A critical success, it was regarded as making the stealth genre popular. Metal Gear Solid has been turned into a radio drama, comics and novels, so this seems perfect to remaster the game.

Goldeneye 007

Based on the 1995 movie of the same name, Goldeneye 007 was first released in 1997 and then was reimagined in 2010. The 2010 version saw both Daniel Craig and Judi Dench add their voices to the classic game, so what would a newly remastered version look like and how would it differ from the previous two? We would love to see it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

November 2009 saw Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 released to the world and quickly received praise for the content that was included and the multiplayer aspect of it. However, there was some criticism about the story length. With those criticisms, should they look to receive an update of some sorts? It would certainly fix it.

Silent Hill

Silent Hill was released towards the end of the 20th century and has gone on to spawn many sequels and two feature length films starring Sean Bean. Considered the defining game of the psychological horror genre, it was a commercial success. Now with many novels and films out in the open, perhaps a remastering of the original?

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