Top 10 Games that need a HD Remaster

4. Fallout (1, 2, and Tactics)

Fallout 3 managed to take a rather niche series and bring it to the mainstream limelight. With the interesting setting of a world after a nuclear fallout and the moral ubiquity that arises from a scenario like that makes for a fun setting to work through. Also, with the action gameplay not unlike Mass Effect, Bethesda managed to combine the series' quirks with more mainstream sensibilities to make a hit.

But, Fallout 3 and New Vegas did sort of leave long-time fans out in the cold. Fallout 1 and 2 had a different mechanical mindset, and as such are vastly different games from the later offerings. For starters, battles play out in a turn-based affair, as opposed to the real-time shooter-like manner of 3 and New Vegas. Also, while the universe is the same, the stories have a bit of a different feel; for example, Fallout 1 imposes a time limit on players that require them to find a water chip for their home lest the Vault's inhabitants die out.

Honestly, the games don't look that bad, given their age, but seeing the games spruced up a bit with HD pixels would be nice. Additionally, it would give an excuse to port the games over to consoles, which would require a bit more work, but may be worth the effort.

…Oh yeah, I forgot about Tactics, didn't I? That's more for completion's sake than anything else.

3. Half-Life (1 and 2)

The Half-Life series, especially Half-Life 2, is considered one of the classics of the first-person shooter genre. With its innovate gameplay and engaging plot, it's easy to see why fans are eager for a third installment of one of Valve's flagship series.

While the main games and the DLC like Half-Life 2 episodes are readily available on Steam (and often go on sale), that doesn't stop the games from feeling somewhat dated. The original title was released in 1998, and while one of its three expansions (Blue Shift) helped to modernize the original game's models and textures, the expansion was released in 2001, and gaming has since made leaps and bounds graphically. Half-Life 2 has undeniably aged better, with the original game release in 2004 and Episode Two's release in 2007, but seven years is still a long time in the realm of PC gaming, where new graphics cards and other components are introduced on practically a monthly basis.

The original Half-Life did at least get a nice graphical upgrade in the fan-created mod Black Mesa, but the free mod is not done nor is it an official release. Nothing about the gameplay for these titles needs to be changed, but I'm sure an HD collection of Half-Life 1 and 2 and its expansions will be a welcome addition to any fan's library, whether it'd be their digital Steam collection or as a physical game on their shelf.

Posted: 9th Dec 2014 by gaiages
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