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Best Remake, Remaster, or HD Collection of 2018

Best Remake, Remaster, or HD Collection of 2018 - Article

by Evan Norris , posted on 03 January 2019 / 4,105 Views

Everything old is new again. This might as well be the motto of the video game industry, which pushed out many older games in 2018, retouched, remastered, or otherwise remade. The game that launched a thousand Souls-likes, Dark Souls, arrived with enhanced visuals and DLC. Shadow of the Colossus, that cult darling, reached new audiences on PS4 with a complete technical overhaul. Another PlayStation mascot, Spyro, had his time in the sun in a beautifully-remade trilogy. Finally, Kazuma Kiryu made the streets of Kamurocho safe once again in a gorgeous remake of Yakuza 2.



The Shortlist:


Dark Souls Remastered

Best Remake, Remaster 2018 Dark Souls Remastered


Shadow of the Colossus

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Best Remake, Remaster 2018 Spyro Reignited


Yakuza Kiwami 2

Best Remake, Remaster 2018 Yakuza Kiwami 2




The Winner:

Shadow of the Colossus

A great remake often starts with a great game. That's certainly true of Shadow of the Colossus, one of the most fascinating, powerful video games ever made. Taking the core gameplay conceits of the original PlayStation 2 title and adding new controls and totally remade assets, port magician Bluepoint highlighted and enhanced everything that makes the methodical action game so beloved. Shadow of the Colossus on PlayStation 4 is the evolution and refinement of a classic, and thus worthy of standing as the top remake, remaster, or HD collection of the year.

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flashfire926 (on 03 January 2019)

Well deserved. A top notch remake of one of the best games of the sixth generation.

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Machina (on 03 January 2019)

SotC < 3

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Chazore (on 05 January 2019)

Should have gone to Spyro tbh.

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RaptorChrist (on 03 January 2019)

I really want to like Shadow of the Colossus, but when I tried it earlier last year (I think on PS Now) I couldn't get into it. There was too much emptiness in the open world. Granted, I only played through the opening tutorial boss, but it was very tedious and I didn't feel very rewarded.

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mZuzek RaptorChrist (on 03 January 2019)

That's the point

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RaptorChrist RaptorChrist (on 04 January 2019)

I was hoping for some words of encouragement, but maybe it just wasn't meant to be. :(

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mZuzek RaptorChrist (on 04 January 2019)

Well, it is what it is. SotC isn't about being a "rewarding" game with loads of stuff to do, it's about being an immersive and thoughtful experience where everything is as it is for a reason and you're supposed to understand it all through the subtleties in the game and enemy design. You shouldn't expect typical game stuff from it, because it's not trying to be a typical game.

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siebensus4 (on 03 January 2019)

A great remaster, but I still prefer The Last Guardian. Those creatures are too beautiful to kill, especially the peaceful ones which do not attack (Hydrus and Phalanx).

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Megiddo (on 03 January 2019)

At least Kiwami 2 made the "short list".

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mZuzek (on 03 January 2019)

This is one I can't port beg for :( oh well, I can always play the original one I guess

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