The PlayStation 5 is lower than a yr away and we will’t wait to get our arms on what we’re anticipating to be some unbelievable PS5 games. But when the previous couple of years have taught us something, it’s that model new isn’t all the time finest.
A surge in profitable remasters and remakes has proven that generally we simply have a hankering for some nostalgia – with some fashionable enhancements. We’ve seen the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and even Resident Evil 2 land on fashionable consoles to followers’ delight, paving the way in which for the likes of Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Resident Evil three remake to shove their means by means of the door this yr.
Subsequent-gen consoles could also be on the way in which, however we predict the craze of remastering and remaking outdated favorites isn’t going away anytime quickly. So we’ve put collectively a listing of all of the PlayStation One video games we need to see remastered for Sony’s PlayStation 5. Some selections could also be extra possible than others, however we’d like to see not less than just a few of those hit PS5.
We’re truly fairly stunned that we haven’t seen a Silent Hill remaster but, particularly contemplating Resident Evil 2 Remake was so successful. However with Kojima Productions’ Silent Hills being canceled and the studio going impartial in a considerably messy break up from Konami, it’s comprehensible that the Silent Hill franchise has been considerably placed on the back-burner.
Nevertheless we’re hoping that Konami can both remaster the unique video games or reboot the sequence solely for PS5 – and it could occur in response to these rumors. With Capcom having such success with its Resident Evil Remakes, we’re hoping Konami is spurred on to carry Silent Hill to the following era.
The Legend of Dragoon
Whereas Last Fantasy 7 soaked up all of the glory because the PlayStation One’s golden youngster, RPG followers from that period knew of one other recreation that rivaled – and even surpassed – Sq.’s story of outsized weapon wielders: The Legend of Dragoon.
Why The Legend of Dragoon deserves a remaster is as a result of it blended a rhythm-based assault system with elemental sorts in a 4 disc odyssey that introduced the unique PlayStation to the top of its efficiency. With beautiful 2D vistas, unbelievable CGI sequences and hours upon hours of dialogue, The Legend of Dragoon was a technical marvel of the period and desperately must be retold on next-gen consoles.
It’s a crying disgrace that we haven’t had a Croc remaster but. The charming, backpack-wielding reptile will not be as fashionable because the likes of Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, and to many it could be thought of yet one more forgettable 3D platformer, however the Croc franchise remains to be an integral PlayStation recreation for a lot of.
With different 3D platformer remasters exhibiting that the style can nonetheless have life on modern-day consoles, we predict that Croc deserves to see a little bit of that limelight on PS5. If not as a remaster then possibly a reboot using the PS5’s energy might merge the fashionable and the traditional. We may be completely fallacious, we simply actually like Croc.
Now, this one truly does look possible. Properly, form of. A current leak means that Capcom is planning on rebooting the Dino Disaster franchise and, whereas that will be nice, we will’t assist eager to see a remaster of the unique too.
Dino Disaster is a bit like Resident Evil meets Jurassic Park, with the premise being that you’re a particular operations agent who’s attempting to flee a secluded island analysis facility that has been overrun by lethal dinosaurs.
Personally, we predict there’s not sufficient of this type of tacky horror recreation these days. Truly, there’s probably not an enormous variety of nice horror video games popping out full cease. So why not return to this tried and examined methodology? It labored for Resident Evil 2. Assume that Tyrannosaurus rex scared the dickens out of you again then? Think about what it might be like with PS5 energy.
Okay, so we all know that Ape Escape isn’t the best of video games, nevertheless it positive is enjoyable. Trapping mischievous apes in a web? Sure, please. Properly, whether or not you need it or not, there’s been teases that Ape Escape will be making a comeback – however whether or not that’s on PS5 stays to be seen.
So why do we wish an Ape Escape remaster? Properly, it’s the proper household recreation. Whereas us adults could also be specializing in what we wish for the PS5, we have to bear in mind it’s not simply us who shall be taking part in. And whereas Ape Escape might enchantment to quite a few us with its nostalgic worth, in actuality, it might enchantment extra to a youthful era who might even see the identical enjoyable available in chasing down naughty primates as we did in our youth.
Gex might have initially been launched for the 3DO, nevertheless it’s the PlayStation model that we bear in mind finest. The tv-obsessed Gecko (with a significant angle) was Crystal Dynamics’ mascot for a very long time and we’d like to see him return next-gen.
When you might mistakenly see Gex as simply one other platformer sequence, it’s the character himself that’s the draw. His wise-cracking remarks add an enormous dose of humorous to the video games and we’d love to listen to what he has to say about fashionable popular culture crazes like Netflix, social media and flossing.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
One other Crystal Dynamics success, Soul Reaver was a really bold recreation for its time. And whereas it’s nonetheless thought of one of many PlayStation’s finest video games, combining beautiful graphics with difficult puzzles. Think about what it might appear like on PlayStation 5?
The entire gothic idea even seems like it might sit completely on Sony’s next-gen console. You play as a vampire-turned-wraith Raziel, who has been revived by an Elder God to hunt revenge on the vampire lieutenant who slayed him, shifting between spectral plains to resolve puzzles and hacking and slashing your means by means of anybody who stands in your means. If there’s one recreation that Sony ought to undoubtedly carry to the PS5, we predict it’s Soul Reaver.
Chances are you’ll know Time Disaster out of your native arcade nevertheless it was ported to PlayStation in 1997 alongside a lightgun so players might benefit from the first-person rail shooter from the consolation of their very own dwelling.
This will likely look like an odd alternative because the rail shooter style is arguably tacky and out-dated, however we predict it might work effectively on PSVR 2 – which is more likely to be launched for PS5. With a little bit of an replace to the controls, and the graphics, Time Disaster might make a brand new (extra fashionable) dwelling in VR.
Should you thought video games like Darkish Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have been tough, then you definately clearly don’t bear in mind Tenchu. Whereas a whole lot of different Ninja video games have traditionally concerned a whole lot of high-octane motion – suppose Ninja Gaiden – Tenchu took issues in a unique route.
Quite than arming you with a sword and asking you to create as a lot gore as attainable, Tenchu was all about stealth, and it was not forgiving. We by no means completed this recreation, our younger brains utterly incapable of dealing with the steep problem. However in a world the place punishing problem is rewarded, Tenchu would match proper in.
If the success of Resident Evil 2 Remake teaches us something, it’s that we want extra japanese horror in our fashionable gaming libraries – and Parasite Eve is simply the ticket. Based mostly on the Japanese science-fiction novel of the identical title, Parasite Eve mixes role-playing mechanics with survival horror to make one of the crucial distinctive video games of the period.
Whereas we’re pleased with the momentum that Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2 Remake have given the horror style, we’d like to see Parasite Eve’s distinctive mix of icky physique horror and swift motion gameplay revived for the following era of gaming. It’s excessive time that zombies took a backseat to a few of the weirder kinds of horror we grew up with.