Forget remasters. Gone are the days where developers could stretch new textures over old games and call it a day. These days itâ€™s all about remakes, raiding the late â€˜90s and early â€˜00s for games that need more than just a new coat of paint.
Resident Evil 2 set the bar pretty damn high, allowing old fans to relive a beloved game the way they remembered it, while also creating a thoroughly modern horror game for newcomers. Itâ€™s not on PC (yet), but by all accounts Squareâ€™s Final Fantasy VII Remake does the same. Activision created slightly more faithful remakes with Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, and is doing the same with the upcoming Tony Hawk 1+2. The Black Mesa Project injected new life into Half-Life. 2Kâ€™s releasing a Mafia remake this summer.