GamesRadar - "Reboot" is a rather dirty word for some. After a decade heavy with grim 'n' gritty relaunches, who could warm to the notion of your favorite character donning shades and stubble for an incongruously hard-edged outing?
But "revamp" doesn't have to mean "turn up the brightness and shoo the kids away before playing this." Many franchises have only grown from the decision to book the protagonist in for a timely makeover. Here's seven series that have gone back to the drawing board… and returned stronger than ever.