Top 10 Games to revive for the PlayStation 3
- Posted July 5th, 2008 at 15:30 EDT by
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The game industry seems to be turning to remakes of old classics such as Alone in the Dark and Bionic Commando or relying on producing blockbuster sequels like Resident Evil 5 and Killzone 2 in order to push this generation forward. PSU has decided to put together a list of archived titles, remembered and forgotten, that should be brought back from the dead, to live again on the PlayStation console. This is a list of titles that once graced our beloved platforms with unique ideas, interesting characters, and just all around fun gameplay. Whether for a new set of paint, updated audio, or purely the sake of reliving the franchise, here are the Top 10 Games to revive on the PlayStation 3.
#10. Mark of Kri
Originally Developed by SCE Studios San Diego, Mark of the Kri mixed a unique storyline with great characters and an innovative combat system. It was almost like a cartoony version of God of War. The series was last seen when the sequel Rise of the Kasai, developed by BottleRocket Entertainment (responsible for upcoming Splatterhouse title), was released in 2005.
#9. Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring
This is definitely an oldie. Developed by Dream Factory (Tomba and The Bouncer) and published by Squaresoft, Ehrgeiz was a guilty pleasure on the original PlayStation. The game showcased a total of 16 characters, including famous faces as Cloud Strife, Tifa, and Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. The title also featured endurance modes as well as an "RPG" mode where players would select a character to fight through randomly generated dungeons. Overall the game was average, but how many of you would buy the game no matter what just to brawl with Cloud and Sephiroth?
#8. Fear Effect
Developed by Kronos Digital Entertainment Inc., the Fear Effect series was a fast paced action adventure game using anime inspired graphics and hot lesbian ladies to hook the player into the experience. Sadly the series never made it to the PlayStation 2, as Fear Effect Inferno was canceled. However, there are rumors now that Eidos may be looking to revive the series once more on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
#7. Dino Crisis
From the creators of Resident Evil, this survival horror title dropped players on a remote island to acquire a missing scientist, only to be hunted down and devoured by dinosaurs. The game featured a large selection of weapons and a variety of dinosaurs ranging from the Tyrannosaurus to the Deinonychus (aka: Super Raptor). If remade, we'd like to see the game running on the Resident Evil 5 engine, allowing for spectacular graphics, animations, and action sequences. With the game running on PlayStation 3 hardware, it would be exciting to see Capcom use 7.1 HD surround sound to intensify the feeling of being stalked by veracious dinosaurs.
#6. Legacy of Kain
First developed by Silicon Knights, but then continued by Crystal Dynamics, the Legacy of Kain series were some of the greatest vampire stories ever told in video-games. Titles in the series included: Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2, Blood Omen 2, and then finally, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, all of which appeared on PlayStation platforms. After the completion of Defiance however, Legacy of Kain's team leader, Amy Hennig left the studio, and since her departure Crystal Dynamics has made no update concerning the series.
#5. Intelligence Qube
Now this may be just a personal favorite, but I would love to see this title re-released or remade for the PlayStation Network. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Intelligence Qube put your reaction speed and IQ to the test, running players through hundreds of different mind wrenching puzzles, or letting them create their own puzzles. Also players could go head to head and battle it out - a feature that would be great, especially now that we have online.
#4. Jet Moto
There is nothing like Jet Moto. Speeding ... (continued on next page)
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- 10:46am EDT - July 5th, 2008
The only games I've played up their was Fear Effect ( awesome lesbians ) and Jet Moto! It would be fantastic if they remake them games for thePlaystation 3!!
- 10:53am EDT - July 5th, 2008
defiantly agree with number 5! intelligence cube is a great game.
- 10:55am EDT - July 5th, 2008
Absolutely would love to see FEAR EFFECT on the PS3. I remember both Fear Effect and Fear Effect Retro Helix were 4 disc games on the PS1. Sick characters, twisted story and fun gameplay. God, I had forgotten about those excellent classics.
FEAR EFFECT ON THE PS3 - new game of re-release the old games on the PS Store. Please.
Also would love to see Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver.
- 11:02am EDT - July 5th, 2008
Haha, I knew before reading this what the #1 would be! Lets just hope Square can get it out before the end of the PS3's lifespan. I wouldn't count on it anytime soon with as many projects as they have going on right now.
And yeah I'd definately agree with Dark Cloud too, that was an amazing game.
- 11:17am EDT - July 5th, 2008
am i the only one who wants a sequel or another The Bouncer? that game was wonderful and it would've been better if square didn't rush it
- 11:35am EDT - July 5th, 2008
i too recommend the BOUNCER, it's my favorite PS2 launch title that had interesting characters prior to FFX that is
- 11:36am EDT - July 5th, 2008
Twisted metal with destructible environments would be awesome not to mention the online play.
- 11:42am EDT - July 5th, 2008
yay! i cant beleive dino crisis got up there! Dino Crisis 2 and Jet Moto 2 are by far my most favorite of all ps1 games.
- 11:45am EDT - July 5th, 2008
i wanna see shenmue but that dreamcast and No 2 was on xbox so no chance, i loved that loads of random stuff to do, only game i know where you had to get a job lol, MGS would also be good
- 11:51am EDT - July 5th, 2008
I think most of these games are rather naff, except Final Fantasy VII of course!
- 11:57am EDT - July 5th, 2008
A Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver remake would be epic.Or they should at least release the psone game for download even blood omen.If sony actually do PS2 titles for download at least make Dark cloud downloadable its rare a preowned dark cloud is impossible WTH GAME/gamestop
- 12:00pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
PSN ID: tatti
wats bout shadow of colousses.
- 12:05pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
#1 parasite eve #2 fear effect #3 twisted metal #4 monster hunter #5 fatal frame #6 max pain #7 dino crisis #8 shadow of the colossus #9 hunter the reckoning #10 boulders gate
- 12:14pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
baulders gate 3: GREAT IDEA! some of the best dungeon crawling on ps2...plus it looked awesome!
- 12:21pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
I'm gonna have to agree with the parasite eve! That game was i mean still is awesome. When I first got my ps3 I played Metal Gear 2 and Parasite Eve on it!
- 12:31pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
"Although, it's still frustrating to have them dangle a beautiful tech demo in our face of what Final Fantasy VII COULD look like on the PS3 and then not develop the title completely."
Yeah, well, that's what they did with FFVIII for a PS2 tech demo so I wouldn't dwell on thoughts of a FFVII remake too much if I were you...
- 12:39pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
Expect Final Fantasy VII remake on PS3 before it's all over with. Square Enix already said it themselves, you can "expect something spontaneous" once the team who did the original game is freed up. The original team is working on FFXIII/Versus XIII, so once that is completed, we can expect to hear more about the FFVIII remake.
It's only logical. Square Enix knows they would be raking in the $$$$$$ with this title, and it would probably sell near 10 million copies, if not more.
I'm expecting it, but it's a looong ways off, so I'm not going to be thinking about it for another year at least.
- 12:39pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
Great article. Makes me seriously wonder where all the original PS3 games are? Sure, I'm excited for LittleBigPlanet, Killzone, Valkyrie Chronicles, etc., but where are the droves of other great titles that we came to expect from the PlayStation brand? A sequel to Dark Cloud is a great example: where is it???
- 12:52pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
i want to see another streets of rage game, that was my all time favourite of the SEGA genesis. i want to beat up a gang army in 3D full 1080p with co-op and online play
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- 12:59pm EDT - July 5th, 2008
Fear Effect nice looks almost like lara croft, never played it though
Intelligence Qube, i would play this.
jet moto i have still for ps1
PLEASE PLEASE REMAKE mgs1!!!!
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