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Top 10 Most Wanted Video Game HD Remakes

VOICE OVER: Dan Paradis
Script written by Nick Williams.

Graphics aren't everything, but sometimes those classic old games just need a new coat of paint. Join http://www.watchmojo.com as we countdown the games most requested for either a Remake or HD Remaster.

For this list, we picked games with passionate fanbases or massive critical acclaim that deserve an HD remaster or a full remake, but have not yet been officially announced. Majora's Mask recently got a remake announcement so that game … made us redo this list … thanks Nintendo.

Special Thanks to our user "Daniel John" for suggesting this topic on our Website WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Nick Williams.

Top 10 Most-Wanted Video Game HD Remakes


Graphics aren’t everything, but sometimes those classic old games just need a new coat of paint. Welcome to WatchMojo.com—today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Most-Wanted Video Game HD Remakes.

For this list, we picked games with passionate fanbases or massive critical acclaim that deserve an HD remaster or a full remake, but have not yet been officially announced. Majora’s Mask recently got a remake announcement so that game … made us redo this list … thanks Nintendo.

#10: “Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem” (2002)


How well can you hold your sanity in game, and in real life? Well this game tests you on both fronts, as its key draw was its sanity meter that at times broke the 4th wall and made you think your system was acting up at tense and important moments. These days Lets Play channels testing themselves with horror games have become all the rage, so this game with a HD facelift seems like a no brainer. Of course some effects will need an update to mimic today’s technology, but that’s also what makes it an ideal choice.

#9: “Planescape: Torment” (1999)


From Icewind Dale to the Baldur’s Gate series – several classic isometric PC RPGs have been getting HD remakes in the last couple of years. This begs the question: where’s Planescape: Torment? The game took the classic Dungeons and Dragons formula and combined it with some of the most intriguing storytelling and dialogue in the history of video games. We want to get back in the shoes of the immortal protagonist, ‘The Nameless One,’ for one more romp through the Planescape.


#8: Battletoads” (1991)


You know what’s becoming the latest trend these days: Punishingly difficult games. So it seems strange that one of the most notoriously tough games hasn’t seen a release in almost 20 years. Originally made by Rare whom now need something else to do now that Microsoft is cutting back on Kinect Support, this seems like it would be a great invested, especially seeing as 2D Beat ‘em ups barely get any love these days. So for the sake of the sanity of GameStop employees everywhere who deal with prank calls for the game, perhaps its time to meet that demand.

#7: “F-Zero GX” (2003)


The F-Zero series is composed of insanely fast and punishing futuristic racing games with twisting, gravity defying race tracks. In fact the series was one of the first console games to run at 60fps. Featuring mind bending courses, a devastating metal sound track, and some of the coolest character and ship designs in Nintendo’s repertoire, it was definitely unique. Few games replicate the sheer sense of speed and power like F-Zero GX, the best in the series, and we’re eager to defy some G-Forces in fully rendered HD, and while we’re at it maybe also online play.


#6: “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (2003)


Before Bioware created their own epic space opera with the popular Mass Effect series, they devolved into more classic source material with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The protagonist, a young Jedi, assembles a team of fellow space travellers to hunt down and thwart the diabolical efforts of the dastardly Darth Malak. Considering how similar Knights of the Old Republic is in terms of gameplay to Mass Effect, we’d love to see Bioware add that beautiful level of polish to their classic Star Wars adventure.


#5: “Deus Ex” (2000)


Deus Ex was one of the first games to properly implement a branching storyline with dialogue choices that made a difference. You wanna shoot up the place with heavy guns? Or maybe you’d prefer meticulously hacking a complex’s computer systems and approach with a tranquilizer gun? Either way works! These choices might seem commonplace now, but when Deus Ex came out, they were nothing short ground-breaking. It’s gameplay and story still holds up very well, but the character models and animations have seen better days. And whatever you do: Don’t nerf the PC version for Consoles.


#4: “Resident Evil II” (1998)


The remake of the first Resident Evil for the Gamecube recently got a re-release on current consoles, but Capcom never remade its sequel. It’s a shame, because Resident Evil 2 took all of the best elements from its predecessor – the bone-chilling atmosphere and sense of helplessness. Resident Evil fans have wanted the series to move away from action-oriented gameplay and back to what made the series so beloved, with the best way to accomplish that would be an HD Remake of this horror gem, rather than teasing fans with the Darkside Chronicles.


#3: “Shenmue” (1999)


There’s probably no Dreamcast exclusive more beloved and critically acclaimed than Shenmue, yet because it was on the Dreamcast, few people got to play it. The game mixes martial arts intrigue with gameplay elements that were sometimes innovative, and sometimes downright weird. Shenmue’s world was alive with fully fleshed out NPCs and day and weather cycles. Shenmue is a charming game that needs to be remade, although that still wouldn’t solve the cliff-hanger at the end of the second one.


#2: “Metroid Prime" Trilogy (2002 – 07)


It took almost 10 years for Nintendo to follow up on Super Metroid, one of the most critically acclaimed game ever. And Retro Studios delivered one of the best transitions from 2D to 3D, putting us directly in Samus Aran’s shoes. Shifting into an FPS perspective gave players an unprecedented amount of immersion and control over our favourite bounty hunter. We’d consider that these might be better as remasters rather than remakes, but it almost seems like a guaranteed success, especially given how The Wii Trilogy pack is such a rare game to find these days.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

“Time Splitters” (2000)

“Psychonauts” (2005)

“Parappa The Rapper” (1997)


#1: “Final Fantasy VII”(1997)


At E3 2005, Sony and Square Enix re-created the intro cinematic to Final Fantasy VII, The video was meant as a tech demo to showcase the PS3’s graphics – but unsurprisingly, it got RPG and Final Fantasy fans salivating for the real thing. Square Enix has refused to commit to a re-make instead giving a remade Final Fantasy 3 and 4 in 3D, and yet they teased fans again with Crysis Core’s secret ending. C’mon Square, we want to be chasing Sephiroth around the world with Cloud, Tifa and Aeris, all in glorious next-generation HD.

Do you agree with our list? Is there a game out there that you desperately want to see remade? For more exciting Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com
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Even pong is 60 fps.
The second and third ratchet and clank game and final fantasy vi
The part about F-zero series being the first to run at 60fps is completely untrue. You do realize that every NES game was run at 60 fps. And that the SNES couldn't render anything under 60fps, right?