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Classic Games That Would Make the Best Reboots

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 10:22 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Over the years we’ve seen endless innovations and creativeness like none other in the ever rising gaming industry. With numerous new online gaming markets opening the doors for talented teams of developers as well as independents to bring to life their virtual creations we have been treated to an endless supply of original and imaginative gaming experiences.

Even more surprisingly it seems many players are still out there looking to relive their childhood by craving more retro titles from yesteryear. It’s this increased interest that has led to a number of companies unveiling remastered or rebooted editions of some classic franchises. Already we’ve seen the likes of Euro Palace Casino and other online operators creating special slot editions of classic games and now with the PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio in the pipeline what other classics could we see making a comeback in the near gaming future?

RED DEAD REDEMPTION

In 2010 the two leading seventh generation consoles released this glorious western action-adventure. It was an incredibly detailed open-world game set in a fictional version of the wild-west and included a 16 player online multiplayer experience. It was met with critical acclaim and picked up endless awards and now rumours are that Rockstar are quietly planning for a sequel. But could Red Dead see a revival after all these years on one of the next generation consoles? The fans would love a bundle package of the latest Red Dead offering, with the remastered Red Dead Redemption included.

DESTROY ALL HUMANS!

Pandemic Studios’ action-adventure filled ‘Destroy All Humans’ made its debut on the PS2 and original Xbox way back in 2005. It was filled with fun and funky 1950’s references and other nods to pop culture of the time as well all-out alien action and typical government conspiracy.

There have been less successful sequels since but we think that the game was such an absolute blast it deserves a modern reboot. The jump to the Xbox 360 and PS3 with Path of the Furon had good ideas and very fun weapons, but was below par with poor frame rates, glitches and bland and uninteresting level design.

A full 1080p, 60FPS open world sandbox would be an instant hit. Get it made Nordic Games!

MERCENARIES

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It’s incredible to think that it’s been more than a decade since the release of Pandemic’s ‘Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction’; how time has flown by. Since the original title, we have seen the release of World in Flames and with both games being huge fun, there is a real opportunity to bring back some nostalgia by rebooting the series.

With themes based around coups and other military and stealth-based action we’re sure a fresh and relevant story will become particularly appropriate especially in these uncertain political times we live in.

GRAND THEFT AUTO VICE CITY

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Where there’s a GTA release there’s controversy hot on its heels and with Vice City there was a lot of controversy. Fans of the game loved the setting, the gameplay, the story and the music and the game as a whole was a great example of Rockstar Games focusing on the details and getting almost everything spot on.

Work is already underway on the 6th instalment in the main series and it’s bound to pop up at some point on the Neo or Scorpio in all its controversially addictive glory. With the next GTA title to be labelled as VI, Rockstar would be foolish not to make the most of this very cool numerical tie in.

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