One might wonder, what makes a remaster worth playing? For a remaster to be satisfactory, it should be free of bugs, improve graphics, improve the sound, and improve gameplay. Moreover, there should be a demand to bring the game back. Some of the games below may be games that nobody asked for, yet we got it anyway.
Remasters that accomplish their goal can go on to be hugely successful. It seems as if the gaming community responds well to some remasters and not so well to subpar ones. A company who makes a remaster instead of a new game is not helping. These are 5 remastered games that you should play (5 you can skip).
10 Grand Theft Auto V (Play)
One of the most provocative games in history got remastered for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There was a period before the release of Grand Theft Auto V's remaster where players didn't have an open-world action game to play. Many people turned to Watch Dogs, which was exceedingly buggy, but somehow satisfying.
As soon as Grand Theft Auto V hit the shelves, people remembered what an open-world game was supposed to look like. The graphics were improved this time around, and there was added gameplay elements such as first-person mode, more online missions, and new tunes for the radio. Nobody could have predicted that Grand Theft Auto V would go on to earn $6 billion. For its enormous amount of content and realism, you should play Grand Theft Auto V.
9 The Last of Us Remastered (Play)
Chances are if you haven't been a vagabond for the past few years, you've heard of The Last Of Us. It was a hit game the day it hit the shelves. Critics and players alike loved the game The Last Of Us because of its exceptional dramatic storytelling, dynamic characters, and multiple climaxes.
The Last Of Us Remastered is one of the few games that you can replay and enjoy the second and third time. Remastering this game was a great idea, and it is a big improvement over the original.
8 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Play)
Some remastered games work, and some do not. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is one of the finest remasters we've seen yet. The game received a complete overhaul by changing the artwork and by making the gameplay slightly more challenging. Perhaps Vicarious Visions was too daring to make the game harder. Players returning to the game will like the challenge, but most others will have difficulties with the game. Soon, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will release and it's expected to be every bit as enjoyable as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
7 BioShock: The Collection (Play)
One of the greatest game trilogies of all time got a remaster, and you haven't already played it, stop what you are doing now and play BioShock: The Collection. BioShock: The Collection contains remastered versions of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. Being able to enjoy the BioShock stories back to back is too good to be true. Without a doubt, the first had the most substantial horror element to it. If you only play one game on this list, it would have to be the original BioShock.
6 Dark Souls Remastered (Play)
Dark Souls Remastered had issues at launch, but it has turned around with a series of updates since then. With nothing but improvements, playing Dark Souls Remastered is recommended. Some people may prefer the original style, but there are only a few reasons to like the original version. Dark Souls Remastered runs at 60 frames per second and has stunning gothic structures in high-definition. If you haven't played a Souls game before, this would be an excellent place to start.
5 Super Mario 64 DS (Skip)
We like that Nintendo tried to remaster one of the greatest games of all time, but Super Mario 64 DS doesn't live up to expectations. A Super Mario 64 remake should improve boss and enemy fights, and adjust camera angles. The camera was a significant flaw of the original game. A Super Mario 64 remake should look like Super Mario Odyssey's graphics. It seems like anything that's brought to the DS can't succeed since it probably looked better on a console. Skip Super Mario 64 DS, play the original, and be glad you did.
4 Grabbed By The Ghoulies (Skip)
The first time we played Grabbed By The Ghoulies, we got through it, but it didn't exceed expectations. Rare remastered Grabbed By The Ghoulies as part of Rare Replay. They could have chosen so many other games like GoldenEye 007, Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong 64, Diddy Kong Racing, or the original Donkey Kong, but they chose Grabbed By The Ghoulies instead.
Of course, Rare can't remaster any game due to licensing issues. Regardless, Grabbed By The Ghoulies is just as mediocre as when it came out. Just skip this remaster and play developer Rare's Banjo-Kazooie instead.
3 Conker: Live & Reloaded
Instead of giving dedicated Conker's Bad Fur Day fans the sequel they deserve, we got a remake that wasn't even good for a remake. The creators of Conker: Live & Reloaded remade the single-player adventure and added a new multiplayer online mode that wasn't worthy of praise. Conker's Bad Fur Day was one of the best titles on the Nintendo 64, releasing late in Nintendo 64's history. The single-player mode was fun but unfulfilling, and the multiplayer was terrible. Conker: Live & Reloaded is a game that should be skipped.
2 Diddy Kong Racing For DS (Skip)
Ten years after the release of Diddy Kong Racing, Nintendo decided to a remake for the Nintendo DS. Instead of giving us a sequel to the awesome game that released for the Nintendo 64, an inferior remake was made for the Nintendo DS. Blur and a reduction in textures make Diddy Kong Racing for DS a failure. Mario Kart DS is far superior to Diddy Kong Racing DS. Avoid Diddy Kong Racing DS at all cost; it doesn't give the original the credit it deserves. Years later... we are wondering why this game ever came to fruition.
1 Assassin's Creed III: Remastered (Skip)
The game that didn't impress us when it first released was remade for some reason. If you go to the review section on Steam, you'll notice that it was given a rating of "mostly negative." This means the majority of people hate the game, and rightly so.
This is the second time that Ubisoft has fell short of expectations on a remaster. The original game is more blurry, but the content is boring in comparison to other Assassin's Creed games. Lighting is improved, making the game feel more realistic, but the gameplay is... real bad.