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The Best Remakes And Remasters For The PlayStation 4

Updated October 14, 2020 453 votes 88 voters 4.6k views23 items

List RulesVote up your favorite remakes and remastered games on the PS4.

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 PlayStation 4 remakes and remasters you can play right now. How do you think these remastered titles stack up against their classic counterparts?

Sometimes they're PS3 remakes for PS4, while other times these games date back to the early PS1 days. Whatever the case, make sure to vote up your absolute favorites and downvote all the remakes you feel didn't live up to the original.

  • The Last of Us
    Photo: Naughty Dog

    Original release date: 2013

    Original console: PlayStation 3

    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
    • Developer: Naughty Dog
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  • Resident Evil 2
    Photo: Capcom

    Resident Evil 2

    Original release date: 1998

    Original console: PlayStation

    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
    • Developer: Capcom
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  • Shadow of the Colossus
    Photo: Team Ico

    Original release date: 2005

    Original console: PlayStation 2

    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
    • Developer: Bluepoint Games
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  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
    Photo: Naughty Dog

    Original release date: 1996

    Original console: PlayStation

    Crash Bandicoot is a platform video game originally published by Sony Computer Entertainment, produced by Universal Interactive Studios and developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation. It was originally released for the PlayStation on August 31, 1996, and was included in the Sony Greatest Hits line-up. In 2007, it was re-released as a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via PlayStation Network. Crash Bandicoot is the first installment in the Crash Bandicoot series, chronicling the creation of the titular character at the hands of the series antagonist Doctor Neo Cortex and his henchman Doctor Nitrus Brio. The game's story follows Crash's effort to stop Brio and...  more
    • Developer: Naughty Dog, Vivendi Games
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