HD Remake

Back during the early days of the PS3 and Xbox 360 console generation, the lack of backward compatibility became an issue. Gamers were unable to play their favorite games from the last generation on their shiny new consoles. This was a feature that turned out to be too big to solve in this generation but instead led to the rise of the HD remake.

A HD remake is a game that has been remade to take advantage of the high definition visuals that come with most modern game consoles. Due to the massive popularity of this, game publishers have continued to release older games on the new generations of consoles. The difference between a remake, remaster and a reboot can get confusing since they tend to be used for the same thing. A HD remake is generally a new build from the ground up rather than upgrading resolution from a past generation game.


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Grand Theft Auto III

Featuring a fully 3-D living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, Grand Theft Auto III represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment. For the first time, players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie, and let loose in a fully-realised 3 dimensional city, in which anything can happen and probably will. With a cast of hundreds, 50…
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The Last of Us

A third person shooter/stealth/survival hybrid, in which twenty years after the outbreak of a parasitic fungus which takes over the neural functions of humans, Joel, a Texan with a tragic familial past, finds himself responsible with smuggling a fourteen year old girl named Ellie to a militia group called the Fireflies, while avoiding strict and deadly authorities, infected fungal hosts and other violent survivors.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.
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Spyro the Dragon

Spyro the Dragon is a platform game developed by Insomniac Games for the PlayStation. It stars the title character, a young purple dragon named Spyro and his dragonfly friend, Sparx, and is the first game in the Spyro the Dragon series. The first game was massively popular at its initial release and Spyro would later become one of the most recognizable, popular and respected gaming icons for the PlayStation gaming…
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Age of Empires

Age of Empires (AoE) is a history-based real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. The game uses the Genie, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance.


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