Submitted by Tolkoto 1247d ago | article

Halo, Red Dead Redemption, and other modern games given a retro makeover (gallery)

What if the popular shooter Halo was made a decade earlier? What if Nintendo decided to make a fighting game featuring its stable of characters a console generation earlier than it did with 1999′s Super Smash Bros.? What if the role-playing game Final Fantasy XIII looked more like Final Fantasy VI? Well, they’d all probably be a lot more pixelated, but (as the gallery below shows) they’d still look awfully fun. (Culture, Final Fantasy XIII, GameCube, Halo: Combat Evolved, PC, PS2, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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roblef  +   1247d ago
I'm just glad someone titled them all for us. I wouldn't have gotten Red Dead Redemption.
darthv72  +   1247d ago
red dead....
looked spot on to the capcom arcade game "gun smoke".

I can dig all of these. I wish they were real as they would be just great fun to play. The halo meets contra...I thought that when i saw the killzone shot at first.

It looked more contra-ish than the halo one.
WobblyOnion  +   1246d ago
The Gunsmoke reference is especially awesome - because Red Dead was originally a Capcom franchise that Rockstar took over.
doogiebear  +   1246d ago
Batman, MGS4, SSBM and Pikmin looked like they'd still be amazing in retro form
KidBroSweets2  +   1246d ago
It's funny cause that's one of the couple I actually guessed right lol. Really cool gallery though. Thumbs up
M_Prime  +   1247d ago
pretty cool stuff
guitarded77  +   1247d ago
Yeah, it was a fun read, but the pics are too damn small.
stage88  +   1247d ago
I really want to play SSBB and LittleBigPlanet in that style. Looks awesome.
M_Prime  +   1243d ago
it took me a second to realize SSBB was done SNES style lol.
Kurt Russell  +   1246d ago
I want Halo on my gameboy colour :(
sonicsidewinder  +   1247d ago
Cool stuff.

The Brutal Legend one made me laugh ;)
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FinaLXiii  +   1247d ago
wow Brutal Legend actually would kickass with that 2D style the 3D makes it look goofy.
MrChow666  +   1247d ago
I would definitely play most of them
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CoLD FiRE  +   1246d ago
Here's a playable retro Halo titled Halo Zero.
MrChow666  +   1246d ago
cool, thanks!
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1246d ago
Mottsy  +   1247d ago
FFXIII retro doesn't look half bad!! =D
Elderly_Cynic  +   1247d ago
Might as well be a screenshot from FFIII.
DragonKnight  +   1247d ago
Probably would have played better too.
Tzuno  +   1247d ago
wow turn this in a real deal and might be super-fun.
Elderly_Cynic  +   1247d ago
What's the deal with most of the pictures being smaller than a GameBoy screen? Guernica would be much harder to appreciate if it was the size of a postage stamp...
azshorty2003  +   1247d ago
I always enjoy seeing de-makes. It makes you wonder if they were actually possible and 'what if'.
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kma2k  +   1247d ago
The buildings in RDR look like they came straight out of Earthbound!
SybaRat  +   1247d ago
I want to go to there.
theDECAY  +   1246d ago
+1 bubble for the 30 Rock reference.
n4f  +   1247d ago
i dont care what people said but they should release those version of game. im willing to pay
DragonKnight  +   1247d ago
I'm with you. Make them into PSN/XBLA titles and I'll throw money at them.
OneAboveAll  +   1246d ago
Oh my god, i'd buy these up asap. Who said modern day games still can't be 8/16/32bit!? Scott Pilgrim was a great Arcade game!
Spectator1  +   1246d ago
Very cool.

BioShock looks great. And I think I'd prefer a retro styled MGS to a modern 3D one (haven't enjoyed the series since Metal Gear Solid). Make it Kojima!
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trippyaaron  +   1246d ago
i'm suprised they didn't take an unedited picture of mw3 and put it in the slideshow as a joke
Ascalon94  +   1246d ago
any of these actually playable?
archemides518  +   1246d ago
the batman arkham city ones look like it would have been a top notch AAA game back in the day......and it just shows you have far things have come
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1246d ago
Halo would suck as a retro game
MerkinMax  +   1246d ago
May I ask, why?
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1246d ago
Halo look boring in 2d
kesvalk  +   1246d ago
Getowned  +   1246d ago
Ok, -Holds hand open-
Getowned  +   1246d ago
lmao LBP.. Killzone looked badA$$..really cool
Tetsujin  +   1246d ago
Make an alternate RDR with the Sunset Riders feel, that alone would pass as a PSN/XBLA game
CanadianTurtle  +   1246d ago
Umm okay....all of this is really old to be honest. I've seen these at least 9 months ago. Can't really call it news.
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WobblyOnion  +   1246d ago
9 Months? Two years!

mastemikegee  +   1246d ago

that list is actually longer and the images are bigger!

Nice mention

bubble :)
ArtificiallyYours  +   1246d ago
I'd love to see these done in Tiger Electronics format....

Damn it I'm a nerd lol.
ufo8mycat  +   1246d ago
I'd so play this!!!
TronEOL  +   1246d ago
Halo, Killzone, Metal Gear Solid 4, Super Smash, FFXIII, and LBP would be amazing games to play in the format shown. There was also an Uncharted one somewhere on the internet that I thought would be amazing, too (found it).

Damn, too bad we don't have someone devoted enough to try putting these together. Most likely only on PC, but I'd assume anyone would still be able to play them.

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mastemikegee  +   1246d ago
Nice! It looks pretty sweet :)
HacSawJimThugin  +   1246d ago
Super cool...I'm with everyone else. take money money plz!!!
Relientk77  +   1246d ago
Omg I would get like pretty much all of them

Retro win
segamon  +   1246d ago
Brilliant! to the last pixel.
tigertron  +   1246d ago
I'm throwing money at my screen but nothings happening!
segamon  +   1246d ago
haha 10/10 comment. try my screen.
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