Submitted by MasonicGamer 890d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Worst HD Remasters (MasonicGamer.com)

MasonicGamer.com: The Top 5 Worst HD Remasters is exactly what you think it is, five titles that somehow managed be worse than what came before it. There are two types of modern day updates one can do with an old classic, one is to simply get the game running and update assets where needed which is basically a new coat of paint on an old framework. The other is a full on remake which tries to stay faithful to the original yet is running on new code.

During the course of this list you’ll see examples of both methods at remastering a classic, you’ll also see how you can screw it up. The games mentioned here are so bad that you wish the developers had just got the original version running without making a single change. (PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   890d ago
Man that last picture is horrifying lol! Eye teeth! D:

I agree with these though. Especially for the Ninja Turtles one. I LOVED Turtles in Time, but when I tried the demo of that one, I quit half way through... It was a real disappointment. I'd just gotten Bionic Commando Rearmed too, and it was so amazing. That's an example of an HD remake done right.
showtimefolks  +   890d ago
how about resident evil 4 HD? capcom has done some lazy ports, also DMC hd is not that great

UBI did a poor job with prince of persia,and splinter cell

sony has done some excellent ones, i hope that hitman HD collection is good
jc48573  +   890d ago
none of the HD Collections are perfect, but Silent Hill HD takes the cake for being the worst having all kinds glitches and crashes.

I really agree on the HD Remix of Street Fighter by far the ugliest character designs ever. I wish Capcom stopped using that artist for video games.
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guitarded77  +   890d ago
Yeah, and Code Veronica was even worse than the RE4 HD port. I'd swap it out for Ninja Turtles... At least Turtles was good for local co-op.
Awesome_Gamer  +   889d ago
ICO & Shadow of The Colossus HD is the best collectiom imo, I didn't encouter any problems and the game looked rather good. The Jak & Daxter, Tomb Raider and MGS collections weren't that bad too, they were good enough.
Larry L  +   890d ago
I guess I'm the only person who LOVED Turtles in Time Re-Shelled. Obviously the SNES version is stilll the best due to the extra content and in a game like this content is KING, but I like Re-Shelled better than the original arcade version since it's the same content and I do prefer the gameplay of Re-Shelled. My problem with Re-Shelled was that since they were taking liberties anyway, why not take the opportunity to add more content? The original was long enough for arcades, but not for home play. At the very least they should have remade all 3 arcade games in one package. With more content I think people would have looked past the new art style.

My only issue with SF2HD was they didn't give us the option for the original backgrounds as well, which this author pointed out. But I didnt mind the new style either. In fact I was wishing back then that they'd give the same art treatment/HD Remix to MvC2. I think that art style would have looked amazing skinned over MvC2.

The worst HD remake or remaster so far is clearly RE4, because they didn't DO anything. All Capcom did was re-release the same game. IMO the only reason it looks any better at all is because we're playing it on HD screens and the code is optimized to display in HD. But they didn't put any real work into the release. It was just a cash grab taking advantage of the HD remake/remaster craze.
Tetsujin  +   890d ago
I wasted my money on Re-shelled, and Super SF2 Turbo HD wouldn't be so bad if they allowed CPS1 soundtrack at least.

Bionic Commando Rearmed wasn't too bad, however I wish Capcom allowed for the original version to be downloaded with it to show how different the older game is compared to now; with a translated version of the original JP version called "Top Secret: Hitlers revival!"
iamnsuperman  +   890d ago
Medal of Honor: Frontline. They said it was a HD remaster but it wasn't. It was just the same game but released on a HD console. What also made it worse is they never bothered to fix the areas frontline needed fixing.
Welshy  +   890d ago
Like the guys having crazy Ratchet and Clank style enemy faces, only with less pixels that Solid Snake in MGS1?

I had great memories of that game but... *shivers* http://tinypic.com/r/27xmr8... ... never again.

If your going to HD remaster something, do it right like MGS HD or Prince Of Persia
Cam977  +   890d ago
In addition, it has audio cutouts that weren't in the original and the arm disappeared when aiming down the Garand's iron-sight. I sold MOH 2010 and decided to stick to the original MOH:F, a superior release.

Another downright abysmal HD collection was the Silent Hill one, need I say why?
cochise313  +   890d ago
I loved the street fighter 2 remix.
Tainted Gene  +   890d ago
me too. It was actually my first XBL purchase back when I first joined. Bleeping awesome game with great online
specialguest  +   890d ago
I gotta agree with the writer when it came to the new art style of SSF2T HDR. However, the game was a very nice hold off until SSF4 was released. My biggest complaint with SSF2T HDR was the horrible netcode.
PurpHerbison  +   890d ago
HD Remix was definitely a nice treat.
grifter024  +   890d ago
Unlike Silent Hill they don’t dare refer to this one as a collection. The game is designed to take the series back to it’s routes doing away with the plastic skateboard in favour of the standard controller."

This is where we are going?? A so called journalist misspells and doesn't proof read his own paper before submitting it out so the world can see? That is just sad.

Also I agree Silent Hill was an abomination and funny how the old consoles can play the game better than the newer consoles.
RioKing  +   889d ago
"misspells and doesn't proof read"

*roots ;)
Dark_Overlord  +   890d ago
How can they leave off The Prince Or Persia and Splinter Cell collections, they're broken ugly messes :/
Kalowest  +   890d ago
I like the PoP Collection(mostly 1&3)
Dark_Overlord  +   889d ago
I'm not denying the games are good (reason I brought the collection), I'm saying the HD collections were a piss poor effort and a cheap cash in :)

Bluepoint did much better jobs on every collection they've touched :)
Donnywho  +   890d ago
I noticed how Tony Hawk was slightly off and different in the physics but it wasn't that bad. I didn't have any problems for the most part, easy plat too.
abzdine  +   890d ago
glad to see someone didn't like Ninja Turtles HD. It's far below expectations, same for Double Dragon.
Sketchy_Galore  +   890d ago
I'm not saying the Silent hill collection wasn't a travesty at release but playing on PS3 since the release of the patch that fixes most of the issues mentioned in this article it's fine. There is one point late in Silent hill 2 that features water texture that, while its been improved from the release version, still looks pretty naff but other than that it's currently a fine HD version of one of the best games of all time (and another decent game). Plus, the new voice acting is objectively better than the old. The script is still poorly translated so you're not going to get Deniro level performances out of any actor reading it but the new actors do the best that could be expected. Again, I'm not sticking up for the company that would release such a mess of a collection and not even patch it on the 360 but if you've never played Silent hill 2, own a PS3 and are scared off by reports of how crappy the HD collection is dont be. Since the patch it's an acceptable version of one of the greatest games of all time.
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Y_5150  +   890d ago
Haha and AAHH at that last pic!
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Smashbro29  +   890d ago
SF2 HDR was actually really nice looking in my opinion.
bozebo  +   890d ago
Conker: Live & Reloaded

Not really HD remake, but the game's art style pretty much suits those graphics anyway so it might as well be. They took like 90% of the humour out and broke the multiplayer.
Krimmson  +   889d ago
Agreed. When the N64 version of the game is more uncensored than the Xbox version of the game, something is seriously wrong.
Blacklash93  +   890d ago
The Silent Hill HD Collection was atrocious, but just having Silent Hill 2 and 3 is completely understandable. You can't pull off the original Silent Hill, a PS1 game, in HD and The Room (SH4) wasn't recieved too well.
Krimmson  +   889d ago
If Capcom could include Devil May Cry 2 in the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Konami could have had the developers bring The Room into the Silent Hill Collection.

Some people (me included) actually enjoyed Silent Hill 4. NO ONE enjoyed Devil May Cry 2.
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neogeo  +   889d ago
I love the Mario Galaxy HD remake on the DOLPHIN!


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