Weekend Discussion: Game revivals now in HD


There are so many classic games out there that playing them on an LED TV can leave you disconcerted. As I said in my review of Max Payne Mobile, one way to keep them alive is to port them over to phones or other handheld devices. The other is to “HD” them. Titles like Beyond Good and Evil and God of War have done it with great success. Which games would you like to see in HD?

It's all fun and games till Busta Rhymes gets a sledgehammer

Personally, I want my whole collection in HD, but if I had to choose it would be Def Jam: Fight for NY.

For those that missed this game, shame on you. It was one of the best fighting games of all time. Period.

Simple to pick up and hard to master it allowed you to build a fighter and smash your way through all of Def Jam’s rappers while developing your character and amassing “bling”. The game had everyone in the Def Jam roster (including the obscure ones like Slick Rick) and also sported some great cameo fighters like Henry Rollins, Danny Trejo and Carmen Electra.

The fight controls were part wrestling and part beat em’ up. Players were encouraged to use anything around them including bottles, walls and bats to KO their opponents. Styles varied with some people going for submissions or grappling while others could choose martial arts or street fighting. Good gameplay and an awesome story, this game almost wore out my Xbox and the four-player battles became a regular Friday night thing for at least a year of my life.

Unfortunately, the game was only available on PS2 and Xbox and is not backwards compatible. I still own a copy and would love to see this brought back. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

So gang? What games do you want to see get an HD remake?

Chuck in a comment below and lets start a discussion!

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Joshua Philpott

Tech MacGyver
Games writer, podcaster and tech wizard. Obsessed with obscure horror films, crazy gadgets and caffeine. Passionate, argumentative and open minded. Freelance writer and co-founder rawDLC.

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  • Bagmup

    Definitely Max Payne 1&2.
    Rainbow 6 –  Raven Shield, Lockdown and Rouge Spear.
    Timesplitters 2

  • Moopidoo

    I’m content with the MGS HD collection.

  • The Chad

    Legacy of Kain without a doubt.

  • DoGM3At

    Oh my god yes! That would be amazing.

  • DoGM3At

    Timesplitters needs a handheld rebirth. I would seriously play the shit out of that.

  • Northy179

    Star Wars Pod Racer

    with its original controls and everything the same except for HD graphics, they can take their kinect version and shove it up their asses.


    FF8, Minecraft