5. Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain was and still is one of the best stories to any game that I’ve ever played. The twist’s and turns you go though as you progress in the story with all three characters is heart wrenching. The game mechanics in Heavy Rain was unlike any that was out at the time. It caused for some wacky moments in the original that caused for some un-immersed moments. You would be feeling super depressed because of what just happened in the story, to then laughing at the stupidity of your character trying to accomplish a simple task. Luckily enough, Heavy Rain HD remake fixes a majority of those dumb moments leaving you still, super depressed (depending on your ending) at the end of the game. In a good way!
4. The Master Chief Collection
Halo: The Master Chief Collection was probably one of the best moves on Microsofts end. For only 30 bucks you get Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Anniversary Edition, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Essentially, the whole Master Chief story all in one game. Despite the severe matchmaking issues that came with the game, everything else looked and worked pretty damn amazing. Halo pioneered FPS games that we play today so to own in it all in one at a kick ass price, who wouldn’t take that opportunity?
BioShock, at the time of release, became an instant classic. The BioShock series was one, and still is, of the very few series of games where you can say all of the installments were good, in their very own way. The creepy, horrifying, morbid and mysterious tone that filled the first BioShock worked well with its surprisingly good story. Looking back at the original, like all games made then, it is definitely showing its age. So to offer an HD remake FREE to everyone who already owns the game, seems like something that all developers should do. Being in an industry that as of late revolves around money, they typically don’t. So to see the BioShock team offer us a free upgrade, that is all the more incentive to play through one more time!
2. Ratchet and Clank
If I could sum up my angsty, teenage, gaming years, the game that perfectly encompass that would be Ratchet and Clank. All the way from the original to Up Your Arsenal, Ratchet and Clank was borderline edgy and had great humor between the two heroes. In 2016, we got a remastered version that tied in the original with the new movie. Visually the game was beautiful and incredible to experience from playing it as a kid. However, there was still a lack of that quirky humor that the originals had. All in all, Ratchet and Clank Remastered is fantastic trip through memory lane and well worth a play through.
1. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot is name loved by all in the gaming community. It revolutionized how developers use a 3D space in todays games. With so many horrible Crash Bandicoot games coming out as of late, we finally have something that properly reminds us of the good times. Hopefully with N. Sane Trilogy, we can finally realize that we need stop making cringy Crash games and just reflect on the good ones… No matter how hard this new one is.