With Remastered Video Games becoming more common as of the latest generation. I thought it’d be good to get a list going with the latest trailers alongside them. I’m excited for the remastered games. Although I can’t imagine why a remastered video game should be over £25. That’s about half the price of most of the original games, which seems fair. Unlike the current price point of £34 for the remastered games. Which I admit isn’t much of an increase. But it’s still more than I believe the remastered version of these games are worth.
BioShock The Collection (Remastered)
First up is Bioshock The Collection, which I’m looking forward to getting and going through properly. As I’ve previously only played Bioshock Infinite. Though the problem is the lack of clarity regarding what has been done to remaster the Bioshock series. I don’t know what they’ve done to remaster it bar Remastering it in 1080p, at a price of £36.49 on Amazon. If all they did was bundle the 3 games together with DLC and upscale it to 1080p it isn’t worth the price. Just my 2 cents but I’d wait until the price goes down. I know I will before I consider buying it. But I can’t deny it does look excellent.
Batman: Return to Arkham (Remastered)
Another of the remastered video games is Batman Return to Arkham, which like Bioshock the Collection combines multiple games into a single one. With Batman Return to Arkham including Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City. Leaving out Batman Arkham Origins which Warner Brothers want to forget. And Batman Arkham Knight which has already released on console. Wow this paragraph has a lot of Batman in it. The game claims updated visuals which is expected. But the amount of work required remains unknown as with Bioshock the Collection. Which makes determining whether the price (currently £32.00 on Amazon) is suitable. Batman: Return to Arkham currently doesn’t have a release date, for reasons unknown. Though the release will be in 2016.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Remastered)
A remastered Skyrim was always something I wanted, but I really hoped like Bioshock the Collection or the Uncharted Collection it would include Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim and put them in a single game remastered. Although requiring a lot more work, than for either of the two collections. As the release time between them is extensive, with Morrowind releasing on the original Xbox and PC. Unlike the other releases on this list the trailer actually covered what they were adding to the game for the remaster. And from the trailer it looks like they’ve added more detail, foliage etc to the game. And with an open world game such as the Elder Scrolls Skyrim I can imagine that’ll have taken a while. Skyrim is £34.00 on Amazon.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty Modern Warfare is the last remastered video game coming out this year. And unlike the other three, is bundled with the latest Call of Duty. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, which I imagine is an attempt to boost sales of a game many people don’t appear to actually want. Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered comes with the full campaign but only 10 of the 16 multiplayer maps as of release. But Activision have announced that they’ll be releasing the rest around December. From the trailers I’ve seen, I’ve noticed the game takes on more of a Modern Warfare 2 aesthetic, with a few added features compared to the original game. The total cost of the game comes to £69 on Amazon. As it’s bundled with Call of Duty Infinite Warfare causing the high price.
Plenty of Remastered Video Games soon to released
Whether these Remastered titles will be worth the price is anyone’s guess. But much like the previous remasters, the pull of nostalgia will bring in the sales. With remasters becoming a lucrative way for developers to re-release games. Not that I can complain I’ll likely be buying all 4 of these at some point either this year or next. As a sole console player as of writing this, the idea of modding a remastered Skyrim or reaching max prestige on Modern Warfare will be hard to pass up.