What are the best PS4 remakes and remasters? For years now, we’ve seen games ported, remastered and remade, so that they can be introduced to new audiences. And rose-tinted 'nostalgia vision' is no bad thing, especially when your old favourites look this good on Sony's system.
Below, we've compiled a list of what we think are the best PS4 remakes and remasters currently available. In alphabetical order, let's take a trip down memory lane.
Bringing together two games (Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) that were already stuffed with content, supplemented with a wealth of DLC and visuals as sharp as Claptrap’s wit? Handsome indeed. Borderlands’ mix of RPG and FPS is just as satisfying today, and the sheer amount of loot involved will keep you playing for days, with or without co-op partners.
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Paradise City is built from the ground up for two things: driving really fast, and destruction. The ultimate racing playground looks pin-sharp, and with the amount of DLC included you’ll be driving everything from the DeLorean to Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. As beautiful as Burnout Paradise Remastered is, please try to keep your eyes on the road...
The game that propelled Call of Duty to the stratosphere and made it the household name it is today, Modern Warfare’s classic multiplayer is as addictive as ever. The smaller pool of killstreaks and perks feel familiar and a lot less convoluted than more recent entries in the series. That said, replaying the campaign will make you fall in love all over again with missions like 'All Ghillied Up' and 'Mile High Club' still being some of the finest in FPS history.
Taking three games from the nineties and dragging them kicking and screaming into the “Fur-K” era, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is beautiful but challenging. There’s also plenty of variety: whether you’re being chased by a boulder, sliding around on the back of a polar bear, or jumping through time to grab crystals, Crash has never looked or played better.
Dark Souls has earned a rabid, loyal fanbase with its uniquely weighty combat, richly realised worlds, and challenging (but fair) gameplay. Lordran is beautifully realised on PS4, its foreboding architecture and often terrifying denizens forcing players to learn from trial and error. Dark Souls isn’t for everyone, but those that persevere will forever praise the Sun.