So many games have been remastered from earlier generations, but there are still a few PS3 gems which have fallen through the cracks. Whilst we might see some of these remastered in the future, there’s sadly no word on that just yet. These are games I feel don’t need a full remake, but could benefit from a little extra polish on a current generation system!
Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy
If my time here on Medium has taught you anything, it’s that I’m a huge Final Fantasy fan. I adore the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy (my favourite in the trilogy being XIII-2), and I’d love to play them again. The Steam and Xbox One backwards compatibility options offer amazing remasters, but I’d jump at the chance to play through these games again on PS4.
Folklore is a real gem. Developed by the now defunct Game Republic, Folklore takes you to Doolin, a village in Ireland, where an unlikely duo in Ellen and Keats team up to uncover the villages mysteries. They fight and team up with “Folk”, creatures from Celtic mythology, and commune with the dead in their investigations. Folklore has a mature story, and was marketed as “the next generation of dark fantasy.”
No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise
No More Heroes is actually one of my all-time favourite games, and I’m still a little sad that the sequel never made it to another console other than the Wii. No More Heroes follows Travis Touchdown who is working towards being the number one assassin in the United Assassins Association. It’s a bloody adventure, but I couldn’t help but become endeared by Travis Touchdown and several of the other assassins. It’s always Holly Summers and Bad Girl that stuck out to me. It’s got a lot of character, and I’m stoked that No More Heroes 3 is officially coming to Nintendo Switch!
Dead Space Trilogy
I have so many fond memories of Dead Space, and it’s a series I sorely want to see revived. There aren’t many AAA survival horror games, and Dead Space was among the finest of them. I enjoyed all three entries, although the second is my favourite. Fun fact: Dead Space 2 is the first game I ever reviewed, almost a decade ago now.
Mass Effect Trilogy
Okay, pretty much everyone is clamouring for this one. How good was Mass Effect 2, right?! It opened the eyes of many as to how incredible video game stories could be, and introduced many to branching dialogue options. The trilogy as a whole is very impressive, and I yearn to have Commander Shepard tell me about his favourite places on the citadel on PS4.
Batman: Arkham Origins
This one is super unlikely to happen, considering that we’ve had the Rocksteady-developed Batman games remastered already, but I’d love to see Arkham Origins to round out the collection. It might be the black sheep of the family as it was developed by WB Games Montreal, rather than Rocksteady, but it is a great game in its own right, and fits nicely into the series’ established lore.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
A sequel was once planned for this one, but sadly the game bombed commercially, despite being considered a very good game by many. Developed by Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Heavenly Sword), and co-written by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Sunshine), Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a loose adaptation of the novel Journey to the West, but set in the far future following a devastating war. I adored this game, and played through it at least three times. But hey, I could happily go through it again!
Okay, with trilogies included, we go a little over seven games, but you weren’t going to want me to see ports of only one game from a trilogy now, were you?