For decades, PlayStation has dominated the console wars with some of the best exclusives on the market. It makes sense, then, that Sony would want to remaster all of their classics from past generations for audiences to play on the PS4. Whether it's a revolutionary platformer, a heart-thumping racer, or a compelling narrative adventure, there's a classic remake or HD remaster out there for everyone.
From popular epic games like The Last of Us and Shadow of the Colossus to newer remakes like MediEvil, this list ranks all the best PS4 remakes and remasters you can play right now. How do you think these remastered titles stack up against their classic counterparts?
Make sure to upvote your absolute favorites and downvote all the remakes you feel didn't live up to the original.
Original release date: 1998
Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse. Unlike the original Resident Evil 2, which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, the remake features "over-the-shoulder" third-person shooter gameplay similar to Resident Evil 4. ...more on Wikipedia
Original release date: 2013
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013; an updated version, The Last of Us Remastered, was released for the PlayStation 4 on July 29, 2014. The player controls Joel, a man tasked with escorting the young Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States. The Last of Us is played from a third-person perspective; players use firearms, improvised weapons and stealth to defend against hostile humans and zombie-like creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. "Listen mode" lets players locate enemies through a heightened sense of ...more on Wikipedia
Developer: Naughty Dog
Original release date: 2005
Shadow of the Colossus is a 2018 action-adventure video game developed by Bluepoint Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. It is a remake of the original PlayStation 2 game using ultra-high definition art assets. The developers remade all the game's assets from the ground up, but the game retains the same gameplay from the original title aside from the introduction of a new control scheme. ...more on Wikipedia
Original release date: 1998
MediEvil is a series of action-adventure hack n' slash video games developed by SCE Cambridge Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The main protagonist of the series is a cowardly, skeletal undead knight, Sir Daniel Fortesque. The name of the series is a portmanteau of medieval and evil. ...more on Wikipedia
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE Studio Cambridge