Resident Evil 4, Ico, Shadows of the Colossus are just a few titles that have benefitted from the HD extravaganza that has swept across the PS3, and at the same time, has helped generate fans for games that may not of gained the recognition they originally merited from their primary release. So in honour of the HD revolution, I have devised a list of games that I would like to see given the same visual treatment they so richly deserve.
1: Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas.
What a mouth-watering prospect this would be, and the absolute definition of addictive gaming. In my opinion, these are the 3 defining games in the explosive series and a fantastic chance for fans of the series to witness the progression that each installment advanced over its predecessors, and to also remind everyone that GTA used to have a sense of humour.
2: Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
The majority of Need For Speed games have been underwhelming at best, but Most Wanted was by far the most entertaining adrenalin rushes that the series had to offer, and one that I feel the series has never quite fully recaptured with its disappointing sequels. The high-octane races fused with attempting to evade the cops in high-speed pursuits, as you gradually climb the Most wanted list is some of the most ludicrous, but satisfying feelings I have ever experienced. Not to mention Celldweller’s hugely influential musical contribution.
3: Resident Evil 1,2 & 3.
I’m torn when it comes to this trilogy, because on the one hand these titles are single-handedly accountable for my now, constant gaming addiction and responsible for torturing my dreams with thoughts of decimated cities, undead policeman who look suspiciously like Will Smith, and 7 ft tall creatures who just won’t leave me be! But its been a long time and my fear is that these classics may not live up to my very high expectations. My vivid memories could become tainted.
4: Ratchet & Clank 1,2 & 3.
Arguably the most enchanting gaming duo on the Playstation and a more than worthy gaming collection to warrant an HD upgrade. Best that we forget about Ratchet Gladiator though, oh, whats that? You have, well good.
5: Onimusha 1,2 & 3.
Seriously! Was I the only one who played this game?! Probably the most overlooked Capcom title ever. Having the opportunity to wield a sword in ancient Japan and slicing hordes of demons and briskly condemning them back to the Underworld, before absorbing their souls to improve your weapons and stats was infinitely gratifying. An absolute classic, that few recoil.
What would you most like to see in HD? Let me know what you think, cheers.