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4 Of The Best Next-Gen Remakes

With all the new games that developers are constantly churning out, you’d be forgiven for being surprised at the amount of games from the Xbox 360 that get remastered for the Xbox One. There are more than enough brand new exciting titles for gamers to experience, so is it worth us repurchasing a game we have already played and completed, just for upgraded graphics and a few fixes here and there? Let’s take a look at a couple of games that have been remade and upgraded to Xbox One.

halo mccHalo: The Master Chief Collection

The Halo games were all so well received that it was only a matter of time before they would get remastered on a newer console. The futuristic story stands the test of time, and the already well done graphics were simply crying out to be upgraded and done even more justice on Xbox One. Besides allowing veteran players to enjoy their favourite Halo game all over again, it also allows those who never had the opportunity to play Halo to sink their teeth in for the first time, in a revamped campaign and a multiplayer that will always be full.

dark souls 2Dark Souls II

Announced for Xbox One not too long ago, Dark Souls was received by the general public as very much a marmite game; you either love it or hate it. Strangely, it was chosen that the second game would be redone instead of the first. You wouldn’t be surprised if the second game goes down well, they might redo the first one after all. Redoing the second game for Xbox One also adds all the DLC to the main game, which means the players who never wanted to pay for it the first time round can get it included without shelling out extra money.

grand theft auto v

Grand Theft Auto V

When GTA V came out on Xbox 360, we were told it would be coming to Xbox One soon after. It may have taken nearly a year but it meant that a lot of people ended up buying the game on 360 first, and then on the One as well. By then, the online was fully functioning and the heists were meant to be just around the corner (even though they have only just come to light now!). While the game was improved both graphical and technical, could they really have just brought this improved version out at the same time as the 360 one?

minecraftMinecraft: Xbox One Edition

This simple yet fascinating block building game turned into a world wide success. Starting as an arcade game on the XBLA, it offered a discount to players upgrading to the One version as a straight off incentive. With the opportunity to import your old world, or simply create a brand new one, there was a full achievement list this time round, to encourage players to partake in everything that the Minecraft world had to offer. While no particular graphical improvements, you’d bet that most players on the XBLA also have sunk many hours into the One version too.

Megan is a game news writer and reviewer, who has been playing games since Sonic the Hedgehog back on the Sega Megadrive. She lives in Manchester working in a hospice kitchen, hoping to get a flat and move out sooner rather than later!


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