XIII was a PlayStation 2 game that this author talked about a lot at high school. Our friends group found the first-person shooter’s cel-shaded visuals fascinating the second they were first printed in Official PlayStation Magazine, and we all eagerly anticipated the release as a result. The final product wasn’t all that memorable in the end, but the title definitely secured cult classic status on the basis of its looks alone.
It doesn’t look anywhere near as good on the PS4, of course, as its last-last-gen origins shine through. This is still a unique look for an FPS game, though, and it’s a genuine surprise that more developers haven’t riffed on its style over the past decade and a bit. The port’s due out in 2020, some 17 years after its original release.