For every nightmare like “GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition,” there are remaster success stories. Whether it’s a collection of classic titles or a single game with a fresh coat of paint, there are plenty of options to fill the void left by “GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.” Here are five remasters that are actually worth players’ time and offer an updated experience without introducing new woes. Though players got a somewhat recent entry in the form of “Devil May Cry 5” back in 2019, fans of the franchise still eagerly want sequels of Capcom’s over-the-top action series. “Devil May Cry HD Collection” presents players with an opportunity to re-experience the first three entries accompanied by glorious HD visuals and an increase to 60 fps. Players can find the titles readily available digitally for PC, PlayStation 4 (and PlayStation 5), and Xbox consoles.
For those eager to get their hands on “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition,” this year has been a disaster. Instead of the revamped and modified classic GTA experiences that people had hoped for, they received a glitchy, ugly mess. Rockstar has been attempting to steady the sagging collection of classics since launch, but the damage has already been done. However, the flop shouldn’t deter players from checking out remasters altogether; there are still a number of great titles to check out instead.
Originally a “Resident Evil” sequel gone astray, the “Devil May Cry” series follows the demon hunter Dante, the protagonist who must defend earth against multiple onslaughts by the forces of hell. Players have an assortment of weapons and abilities at their disposal as they traverse stages that rank and score performance. The titles have earned the praise of fans and critics alike over the years for their focus on style and combat, going on to help pioneer action-adventure games that would follow. “The Last of Us 2” may get the brunt of players’ attention, having just been released more recently, but there’s still plenty worth exploring in “The Last of Us” — especially its remastered version. Whether players are diving into the series for the first time or going back to replay 2013’s game of the year, “The Last of Us Remastered” presents the game in a hauntingly beautiful 1080p resolution and 60 fps. Players can find “The Last of Us Remastered” on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, though they’re able to play the PS4 version on PlayStation 5 as well.
Fans and critics have almost universally appreciated the cosmetic improvements and inclusions of DLC content, Despite the remaster releasing only a year after the initial version of the game. Since the remaster’s release, the title has gone on to become one of the highest-rated titles for PS4 ever.