The PlayStation One and PlayStation 2 are both undoubtedly legendary consoles. Both had some of greatest franchises born on them. Games like Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, Ratchet and Clank and numerous other franchises all started on Sony’s previous consoles.
The PlayStation 3 has really picked up pace in the last few years after the media bashing they got when it launched in 2006. Sony have promised that they will continue to support the PlayStation 3 for 10 long years. So I think it would not be a bad idea to re-develop certain award winning games, using the full capabilities of the PlayStation 3 and Blu Ray. A very good example of a remake was the God of War Collection. It proved to be a great way to hype up gamers for God of War 3 and the games listed below could really give the PlayStation 3 a huge boost in the years ahead. Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
Syphon filter for the original PlayStation was one of the first games that defined action genre. Although it is available on the PlayStation Network for the PS3 and the PSP, but seriously we will prefer a remake of the game. I am pretty much confident that Gabriel Logan can be a pretty bad ass operative just like what Kratos, Drake and Snake are. So bring him back!
One of the craziest racing games that I played way back in 1999, Destruction Derby is the pioneer of modern action racing games like Burnout. If Sony could have their exclusive ‘no holds-action racing’ games then they need to start thinking about Destruction Derby. And with so many advanced racing engines around, Destruction Derby could feature some of the insane car crashes ever witnessed on a home console.
Metal Gear Classics
I have lost count as to how many times a day I wish Hideo Kojima will remake the lost story of the Metal Gear Saga. I know Kojima is creative guy and probably won’t ever make a ‘remake’ of his previous games, but I think Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, packed as a single package could be huge commercial hit. Kojima has said several times that he has plans for Metal Gear Solid 5 or a totally new game. I can easily bet that Metal Gear Solid 5 will be nothing but remake of the Metal Gear Classics.
The Legend of Dragoon
The Legend of Dragoon was developed by Sony for the PlayStation One and had FOUR discs since the game had outstanding visuals and cinematics. The game did not have great mechanics to be honest, it was a bit repetitive although transforming in to a Dragoon was all cool and some of the boss fights were outstanding.
It seems that these days, snowboarding games have gone in to hiding. SSX3 was undoubtedly the last great snowboarding game that I played on my PlayStation 2. The game had stunning cutscenes, great radio chatter and very smooth animations. EA should probably look in to this franchise again.
Okami is one of the most original games that I have ever played in recent years. Amaterasu, a wolf running through a woodcut, watercolor style, cel-shaded environment, is easily one of the most unique characters that I have controlled in recent years. But what made Okami a legendary game was the innovative use of the Celestial Brush which can be used to slash enemies, make paths and create bombs. If Nintendo Wii is the innovation this generation, Okami was the innovation of the entire last generation. Chances of a remake happening are rare since a remake was done for the Wii a few years ago. But hey, we can still hope!
Dino Crisis 2
It’s been ages since we played anything related to dinosaurs. Yes we had Turok released back in 2008, but nothing can beat the amazing Dino Crisis 2 on the PlayStation One. The game used the same engine that was used to render the original Resident Evil game and for it’s time the jungle environments was a site to see. But what made Dino Crisis 2 was the stunning amount of weapons and the sheer variety of dinosaurs.
Soul Reaver featuring Raziel, a ghostly vampire, was released way back in 1999 on the PlayStation. The game featured 7 epic boss fights, an interesting story and mind boggling puzzles. Now if it was only remade for the PlayStation 3.
Parasite Eve was a cracking role playing game developed for the original PlayStation by SquareSoft. The game was one of the first few games that had the combination of two different genres. It was survival horror clubbed together with the elements of Role Playing games. It had gorgeous character design, downright scary music and amazing battle system. The developers did try with a sequel and it did not do too well. But a remake on the PlayStation 3 might just be what the doctor ordered.
Perhaps one of the most controversial games of all time, it was impossible for me not to list this game. This game defines the term brutality and the ways in which the player can execute the enemies will make you puke! Now all those cutting and slicing in HD please…muhaha!
Final Fantasy VII
Still rumored and still wanted by many, Final Fantasy VII on the PlayStation 3 is a dream even after the infamous trailer at E3 2005. Questions still arise on why they had the tech demo for the game? But it’s been five years and we know nothing about a PS3 version. The original was released on the PSN, but come on Square Enix, we need this game re-mastered for the Playstation 3.
The Warriors was a highly enjoyable ‘beat ‘em up’ game by Rockstar Games released 5 years ago on the PlayStation 2. The game had every deep combat, controls and was one title which actually breathe life back in to the brawling genre. The most wonderful part of the game was its ability to stretch a 3 hour movie in to a 12 hour juggernaut of madness.
One of the earlier PlayStation 2 games and was very unique for the fact that it featured minimal dialogue, bloom lighting and very smooth animations. The game featured a small boy named ICO who is considered as a bad omen since he had horns on his head. He carries a wooden sword and his job is to protect Yorda and help her escape from certain dark forces. The player is then immersed in to a wonderful world full of brilliant lighting effects and eye soothing visuals.
Shadow the Colossus
If there was any game that made me feel that I am going to miss the PlayStation 2 when I sold it 4 years ago, then it was Team ICO’s Shadow of the Colossus. Shadow of the Colossus was not only a colossal representation of what the PlayStation 2 can do during those days but it also gave a morale learning that a four feet kid can take down monsters who are 100 feet. And such was the scope of the game: Colossal. Featuring mind blowing boss battles and excellent platforming sections, Shadow of the Colossus is our most wanted game that should be remade on the PlayStation 3.