FFD: What really old games need to be rebooted?

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For some reason this generation, we’re getting reboots and remasters of games that are barely a year old. That hardly plays up on the nostalgic factor that gets people excited about remakes and reboots. I’d rather get a reboot of something from forever ago. Last generation, we some some revivals of games that genuinely needed the resurrection, most notably the friggin’ excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. But what other games could do with a worthy reboot?

I was reminded the other day of an old platformer from the early 90’s by the British developer Bitmap Bros – and it’s one of those games I played on PC that made me realise that I really bloody liked games. That game is Gods, and it’s ripe for a return.

Other games from over 20 years ago that I’d live to see make a return are Heretic and Hexen, those lovely first person shooters with a magical and occult bent. I’d also play the hell out of a decent remake of 1986’s Defender of the Crown. It was given a bit of a reboot in 2003, but that game sucked hard.

Of course, whenever posts like these are made, some numpty inevitable says “BLACKTHORNE!” in caps, and that would indeed be pretty rad.

This is a topic we’ve discussed before- but I’d like to know anew what games you’d love to see remade. Crawl back to the dark recesses of your memories, and think of some less common games you’d love to see given another chance.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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