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Modern Video Games Reimagined With Gorgeous Retro Pixel Art  

Joesph Langdon
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Vintage video games are revered for a reason. There's a timeless quality to classic video games. Sometimes, it's gameplay or story, but far more commonly, the thing that defines a classic game is its art. The simplicity of pixels allows creators to focus on the artistry of a game's visuals, focusing on color and aesthetics rather than polygon count. The timelessness of pixel art is exactly why game developers keep coming back to it, even in the era of AAA open-world 3D spectacles.

But it's not just developers using pixel art. Fans have been making their own artistic renderings of games for as long as games have been around. In recent years, games like Overwatch have been getting more attention than ever for their fan art. But some fan artists won't settle for using the traditional mediums of art: drawing and painting. They want to make their mark in the traditional style of games.

Here are some of the best pixel art remakes of the most popular modern games around. From Guitar Hero to Horizon Zero Dawn, no game is safe from these beautiful blends of nostalgia and modernism.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Modern Video Games Reimagined With Gorgeous Retro Pixel Art
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Release: 2009

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Beat 'em up, Stealth game

Series: Batman: Arkham, Batman: The Caped Crusader

Publisher: Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Platform: Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Game Engine: PhysX, Unreal Engine 3

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'Soul Calibur' Vs. Classic 'Street Fighter'
'Soul Calibur' Vs. Classic 'St... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Modern Video Games Reimagined With Gorgeous Retro Pixel Art
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Dark Souls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Modern Video Games Reimagined With Gorgeous Retro Pixel Art
Photo:  Pixelation/wolfenoctis

Release: 2011

Developer: From Software

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

Publisher: From Software, Namco Bandai Games

Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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