6 Worst Video Game Remasters

GF365: "Occasionally, developers try to revamp classic games and sometimes they mess it up. Here are our picks for the six worst video game remasters."

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SinisterMister386d ago

They did the OG GTA Trilogy dirty.

badz149386d ago

yup, with the amount of money they are making with GTAV, and the amount of time they've had with both the games and the hardware, what they chose to do with the Remasters was criminal!

just_looken386d ago

So true but the worst is the borderline death of the mod community thanks to the remaster and take 2 in general.

They are remastering gtaiv so now any mod for that game is under fire and soon a worse version of that game will get tossed out.

If you head to youtube there is a year later videos on the gta trilogy they now removed stuff like physics to get the game to work but its still trying to be as good as those mobile ports.

Here is one good video to watch

Chard385d ago

I recall the remaster of IV got cancelled in order to prioritise VI and fixing the trilogy. But I'm assuming this is as good as the 'definitive' trilogy will get through official support - I wonder how much more could be done by the mod community. The original III and VC have reverse engineered ports which are probably the best current way to play them.

just_looken385d ago


Groove street is working on a unannounced project still they are going to do something for gtaiv anniversary based on a rumor.

Do not forget gta trilogy was the 3rd best selling game under the take 2 umbrella that year.

Demetrius385d ago

Ain it tho smh and they still won’t overhaul them smh I just purchased the original trilogy for my ps2 slim the cds were even still new posters in the case with the manuals lol I still play them for hours I won’t even look at gameplay of the defective edition bullsh**

Chard385d ago

are they still patching it?

just_looken385d ago

grove street stopped patching few months in and is now working on a unannounced title while a inhouse team in rockstar made the game playable so all missions can be finished and got that team got it back on steam store.

As my comment uptop states there are videos showing documentation and though it on steam the game is not near the quality of the mobile ports it came from. The ps2 era copies just destroy it overall.

Profchaos385d ago (Edited 385d ago )

Yet it still sold over 10 million. I'm guilty of buying it twice ps5 and switch. And it still crashes at the end of specific missions like the casino heist in GTA SA when playing at 30 fps or the mission in vc where you and Lance race the boat to the dealer.

Despite that it's still better than it was but could be better.

They knew these games had huge demand they should of done each game properly seven if that meant developing each title individually over a year or two rather than all three at once and or a full remake rather than a remaster with generic ue4 assets and effects slotted in

Yet despite all of this I'm extremely hopeful that after 6 drops we get a HD trilogy on modern system whatever that may be ps6 switch 3 and Xbox series next

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chicken_in_the_corn386d ago

I thought the GTA trilogy was great. The changes to the controls and combat made it big improvement over the originals.

just_looken386d ago

If you had a pc you would know silent patch along with a few other mods to make said controller your using and mods to make said pc to work would give you a far better experience and for way less money.

There were gta san andreas mods that blew away what grove street did.

The weapon wheel by the way was from a mod.

This video alone is a middle finger to grove street

Number1TailzFan386d ago

Yea San Andreas had a good multiplayer mod just a short bit after it came out which was really popular.

just_looken385d ago (Edited 385d ago )

That mp mod then after there what we all battle royal now was great same with the just cause mp.

isarai385d ago

I think some improvements were cool, but overall it's a MUCH lesser experience than playing the originals. The aiming is garbage in the trilogy, and even the "classic" mode isn't done right, especially how it locks into NPCs in cars, crap has gotten me killed so many times in the remasters. And un the original GTASA you could click R3 to switch between locked in and free aim in the fly, in the remasters you have to change it in the options menu to go from locked in to free aim

autobotdan386d ago

Tales or Symphonia Remastered

gold_drake386d ago

the silent hill collection was pretty ... odd.
not because they fucked it up, but damn. some choices were made ha.

just_looken385d ago

A classic were the publisher made a billion that year but could not afford to produce another patch do too hosting fees.

cammers1995384d ago

PS3 got the final patch. 360 did not. Some say the final patch worked, some say it didn't. I honestly think it depends on console model of the PS3 and other factors. Something was really weird with how those games played. Sh2 ran fine for most, sh3 depended on PS3 model.

just_looken384d ago


Over time sony tweaked the hardware and removed some stuff off the board like the psp.

Pre 2008 games need og ps3 systems with old firmware for flawless play for instance.

IamTylerDurden1385d ago (Edited 385d ago )

AC3 but not the Prototype bundle? List immediately invalidated. And Mafia 2 and 3 deserve to be there, basically ports, but Mafia 1 was a technical remake.

The list sucks. It's why ppl with websites or media clout are not necessarily the most qualified. To put AC3 and not the Ezio Collection is dumb af. AC3 was a better upgrade than the Ezio Collection which essentially an up rez. I looked merely at the hashtags so if he clarifies in the article i apologize but read Digital Foundry. The improvement went up from Ezio to Rogue Remastered to AC3 Re. Rogue is arguably a worse remaster, there were multiple remasters of the IP that were worse but AC3 hate gets clicks.

Arkham remasters were worse no question on a technical aspect. No improvement, were they 30 frames? I enjoyed Darksiders 2 remaster but i would understand it being on a list. Weak list, i could do better off the top let alone if payed for an article, with time to think.

IamTylerDurden1385d ago

Ezio also 60, ik, basically just PC version. AC3 had real lighting tech improvements and minor gameplay tweaks as well. Not a great remaster but better than the likes of Prototype, Arkham, Darksiders 2 etc even though i love Darksiders 2. How great was Dark Souls 2 remaster? Looked like a basic 60/rez. I didn't play it though.

ZeekQuattro385d ago

Funny you mentioned the Arkham remasters. A friend of mine just a few days ago played the remasters for the first time. He asked me how it was possible for the games to look worse than they did on the PS3. What you said got a chuckle out of me because of it.

IamTylerDurden1385d ago

I take em to church. I should write articles. Arkham is on Mt Rushmore for worst remasters. I played it bc i play everything. These writers go by clicks. I spit truth. Arkham was bad bc they tried to import the newer Unreal Engine and it was a flop. Arguably a downgrade. AC3 was an upgrade. Prototype was a port. Cmon man...

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Sony Has Added More Titles To The List of Games Leaving PS Plus In May 2024

Sony Interactive Entertainment has added a few more titles to the list of games that will be leaving PS Plus in May, 2024.

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darthv7220d ago

curious... if a game leaves PS+, does it make it unplayable if you have already claimed it before it leaves? I know on the XB side, games leaving Gamepass are no longer playable. You need to pay for them to be able to continue playing after you installed them from GP.

CrimsonWing6920d ago

The 3 monthly “free” games you keep as long as you have PS+ subscription. The PS+ library is like Netflix. They rotate stuff out and replace them with other titles.

MrNinosan20d ago

Yes, PS+ Extra/Premium games are unplayable after the leave the service, just like GamePass and Netflix.
PS+ Essentials games are available as long as you have an active PS+ account.