While many classic video games are finally getting remakes and remasters like Resident Evil, CTR, Final Fantasy VII, and more, there is still a long list of games out there that also deserve the chance of getting reintroduced to the modern gaming world. The question is: which games should absolutely, no-questions-asked, be remade soon???
We wanted to know what people thought, so we asked friends, readers, and members of our WIM Squad Facebook community: “Which of your favorite classic video games do you wish would get a remake?”
Here are the top answers.
12. Rival Schools: United by Fate
Originally released as an arcade game in Japan back in 1997, Rival Schools: United by Fate was also adapted into the PlayStation Network in 1998. Described as “Street Fighter meets Asuka 120% Burning Fest”, Rival Schools is a fighting game that is easy to pick up but is just as much as enjoyable for gamers that like a little bit of competition and action.
Developed by gaming giant Square Enix, Xenogears is a role-playing-game (RPG) released in 1998 for the PlayStation 1. Despite being reviewed as a game that can be quite too serious (themes of Jungian psychology, Freudian thought, and religion are incorporated in the plot), Xenogears is still loved by many gamers for its profound and thought-provoking story, not to mention its beautiful anime-like cut sequences.
10. Vagrant Story
Short but sweet — that is what you’ll find most people will say about this game. Vagrant Story is much shorter that most RPGs out there, but it is packed with depth and intensity that had gamers hooked and loving it until today. There has been rumors of a sequel coming out, but until its developer, Square Enix, makes an official statement, fans can only hope for now. Vagrant Story was released in the year 2000 for the PlayStation.
9. Legend of Dragoon
Legend of Dragoon debuted to positive reviews between 1999 to 2001 when it was rolling out around the world, and eventually sold one million copied globally. So why we haven’t seen a remake of this RPG is a big question (although that is a huge question for all the games in this list, tbh). But if you’re one of the loyal Legend of Dragoon fans out there and want to soon be able to play this old favorite in your new gaming consoles, there are a couple of petitions available online you can sign calling for a remake of this game.
8. Tenchu Series
This stealth-action video game series first came out in 1998 with Tenchu: Stealth Assassins for the PlayStation 1. There have been eight follow ups in the next years, with the last one, Tenchu: Shadow Assassins, released in 2009. If you’re familiar with the new PlayStation 4 game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice though and have noticed the similarities, it is because it’s been reported that Sekiro was actually supposed to be the latest installment in the Tenchu series, but eventually grew bigger than the original plan.
7. Disney Magical Racing Tour Game
We have Super Mario Kart and CTR now again, so why can’t we have Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour too? After all, not just the super serious, RPG-loving video gamers deserve a remake on their favorites—some of us just want happy, light, and cutesy games too like this go-kart racing game. Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour first came out in 2000 for PlayStation, Game Boy, Dreamcast, and Windows.