Re-releases are common in the world of video games, but there are a few publishers who seem to lean on the same games a little harder than others. Here are some games that feel like they get a new re-release every twenty minutes.
I'll add to that Tetris, Dragon's Lair, Mortal Kombat, and all those Namco arcade games
PLEASE ... Tetris holds the Guinness record for being available on 65 different platforms (back in 2011)... PLUS they will go next gen this year ... looool ... Tetris Next Gen :D :D :D
I remember playing Tetris on my TI graphing calculator back in the 90s.
Ocarina of Time. Great game, but it's been around the block a few times :D N64 2x GameCube Wii Virtual Console 3DS
Mortal Kombat? WTF?
I HOPE MORTAL KOMBAT! Being a fan of that game series since MK1 as a kid in the arcades, that "re-boot" was a gift from the kombat gods. By far the best MK game yet. I loved it. I'm glad to see RE on this list too. I REALLY hope that it returns to it's scary ass roots. I almost want to see fixed camera angles too. I know, that's a sceptical one, but I only say it ONLY because they manipulated them so well in the older games. They manipulated my fear with the camera work in the first few games and I would love to feel that fear return. Let's just say those dogs came crashing through the window of that hallway, and I screamed like a lil' girl and ran out of my room. I was young. Lol
In 15 years Call of Duty will be on this list- they'll be bringing CoD4 back as a download-only classic on the PS6 and XBox Three.
You know they won't wait that long. I bet an "HD remake" will hit this gen of plaforms... Knowing Activision.
Street Fighter II gets released a LOT.
I forgot about that one :)
Street Fighter isn't really fair. Most of the updates were revisions, which weren't possible in the past, so their only option was to either rerelease (though several revisions added a lot) or make 1 version and tell people to deal with it. Likewise, you could list Guilty Gear and Blazblue if you wanted to call out fighting games. Oddly enough, I'm surprise nothing Nintendo related got mentioned. Super Mario Bros. 3 and the like have been ported more times than Street Fighter II has been.
Doom was the original "Can it play Crysis?" type of yardstick, so plenty of console makers wanted it on their platform in some shape or form in order to prove the might of their hardware. Oddly enough, I don't think any console got an unmolested version of Doom or Doom 2, at least until the versions bundled with Doom 3 on PS3 and 360 came out.
The original Doom games came out on the Doom 3 BFG Edition, but it was missing Final Doom, couple of months later the Classic Complete Edition was released on the PSN
I wonder what the next Resident Evil will be like. -shudders-
A dancing game.
It'll be a movie game like Uncharted
...you had one comment.
Its gonna be a fitness game to get you in shape for the apocalypse.
I can't stop playing any of these games. I've beaten Resident Evil 4 twice in the past 2 years, too many times to count overall. Mega Man # whatever is constantly in my NES and Mega Man X1,X2, or X3 can probably be found in my SNES on any given day. Sonic is an O.G. I could play Sonic 1,2, or 3 any day. Final Fantasy is like 10% of my life, paying through FF2 (FF4) on the SNES at the moment. Ninja Gaiden goes in my NES at least 15 times a month and it gets beaten 15 times a month. I don't really know what the point of all this is, or why I just said all that but some of these re-releases are horrible acts of greed while others seem to be the best gift ever received. I'm not sure if I would like them to stop re-releasing them or not.
To be fair these are games everyone should try and play. Can't be that many games that only exist on one piece of hardware?
You would think with how many times RE4 is re-released that Capcom would draw inspiration from what made that game what it is, but nooooope...
re-releases are a good thing never forget the classics.
Add metal gear solid to that
why is street fighter not on the list
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