It’s hard to believe that the 2000s were 20 years ago. For many, it seems like yesterday that gamers huddled around their standard definition television and played classics like final fantasy x Y halo 2. But of course the 2000s began the transition to high definition gaming which saw the introduction of series like Unexplored Y assassin’s Creedas well as the growing popularity of Obligations Serie.
Overall, the 2000s were a wonderful time in gaming, where visuals took a huge leap towards realism and online gaming began to reign supreme. Games from the 2000s are very popular choices for remasters, but there are already a plethora of remakes of 2000s games already released, with others like Resident Evil 4 Y Dead space on my way.
10 Destroy all humans! The series has received two remakes in the 2020s
With so many video games tasking players with fending off an alien invasion, the Destroy all humans! series was a breath of fresh air. In Destroy all humans! Players play as Crypto, a member of an alien race that comes to Earth to investigate and prevent the extinction of their race.
The original Destroy all humans! received a remake in 2020. Its sequel, Destroy all humans! two, also received a new version in Destroy all humans! 2: Failed in August 2022. Hopefully, the renewed interest in the series will lead to a much-needed sequel.
9 Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories produced one of the fastest remake turnaround times
When Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories was released for the Gameboy Advance in 2004, there was only one other kingdom hearts I play with another on the way. life was simple for kingdom hearts fans back then, like the kingdom hearts series was still young. kingdom hearts Since then, it has produced numerous sequels, prequels, and spin-offs, leading to an increasingly complex narrative.
string of memories was remade in 2008 for the PlayStation 2 as Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories in one of the fastest response times for a new version in gaming history. the time 2D string of memories it is now fully fleshed out in 3D while maintaining the same card-based combat structure and system.
8 Mafia needed a definitive version
the Mafia The series was a dream come true for gamers who had fallen in love with the glorified mob dealings of crime families, like the Corleone family from the iconic movie series. The Godfatherwhich also saw video games throughout the 2000s.
the Mafia The series has since released two sequels, with a recently announced fourth entry in the works. the original 2002 Mafia was redone as Mafia: Definitive Edition in 2020 and was released alongside remasters of Mafia II Y Mafia III. So with a fourth Mafia game on the way, now is the perfect time to revisit Lost Heaven, Illinois.
7 Yakuza remakes were more easily related to its prequel, Yakuza 0
It is not only the American mobsters of the 1930s that have allowed players to immerse themselves in the world of crime. the Yakuza The series also debuted in the early 2000s, beginning in 2005. Unlike the Mafia series, the Yakuza The series is among the most comedic video game series of all time. Although the Yakuza The series isn’t afraid to get serious when it needs to.
The original Yakuza Y Yakuza 2 i saw remakes in Yakuza Kiwami Y Yakuza 2 Kiwami in 2016 and 2017. In addition to modernizing the game, these Yakuza the remakes also include new story elements based on the prequel Yakuza 0.
6 Pokémon saw two remake games
Pokemon and the remakes are two Caterpies on a Metapod, or whatever. the Pokemon The series isn’t afraid to produce remakes of its immensely popular and influential games. Until now, the first four generations of games, along with pokemon yellowI have seen remakes.
The third and fourth generation Pokemoninitially released in the 2000s, each received new versions. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released in 2014 during the sixth generation on 3DS, while Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl they were released in 2021 during the eighth generation on the Nintendo Switch. how many Pokemon Fans were disappointed that the Sinnoh remakes went for a traditional top-down design instead of fully 3D like the 3rd-gen remakes, leaving them on edge for the inevitable 5th-gen remakes.
5 The remake of Luigi’s Mansion was thanks to its sequel
Sometimes developing a remake is an impulsive decision. Maybe it was an idea that came up during the development of a sequel, or it was riding on the success of another game. Such was the case with Luigi’s Mansion.
Nintendo previously prototyped the original Luigi’s Mansion to test the power of the 3DS. This led to work on a sequel in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moonwhich was launched in 2013. The success of dark Moon forced Nintendo to revisit the original Luigi’s Mansion to fully produce a new version in 2018, followed by another sequel in 2019. Like dark Moonthe Luigi’s Mansion The remake also includes a fun cooperative mode, which was not in the original GameCube version.
4 Ratchet & Clank was a tie in an animated movie
Some video game series from the 2000s don’t need to be re-introduced to a new generation of gamers. Such as the Ratchet and Clank series, which has consistently released new entries for PlayStation systems since its debut in 2002.
However, with a Ratchet and Clank movie in the works, Insomniac Games decided to remake the original Ratchet and Clank to serve as a link. the Ratchet and Clank remake, released in 2016, retells the story of the original Ratchet and Clank game, but follows the story more closely with the movie version, featuring new characters and characterizations that were met with mixed reviews from longtime fans.
3 Fans had long had their eyes on the A Majora’s Mask remake.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is easily one of the strangest entrances in The legend of Zelda Serie. In majora’s maskLink must revive a period of three days to slowly build up enough strength and a collection of masks to save Clock Town from impending doom.
majora’s mask was remade for the 3DS in 2015. This remake brought with it numerous quality of life upgrades, such as the Firefighter’s Notebook, making it easier for players to organize the many side quests. majora’s mask has to offer. Majora’s Mask’s Boss fights also saw a revamp by including a more obvious weak point.
two Fighting the control scheme never looked more beautiful than in Shadow of the Colossus.
shadow of the colossus It is a work of art. While other video games set out to emulate cinema, Shadow of the Colossus took a more simplistic note by focusing on atmosphere. Wander rides alongside his trusty horse, Agro, as they chase a series of 16 colossi in an attempt to revive his late love.
shadow of the colossus it’s an emotional ride with intense behemoth fights, and its 2018 remake makes the experience more beautiful than ever. shadow of the colossus remake also features a new controller scheme, slightly alleviating the original’s biggest complaint. It’s not perfect, though, as the control scheme remains one of the biggest hurdles in this masterpiece.
1 Demon’s Souls started a phenomenon
It is not easy to start a phenomenon in games. Most of the good ideas were established a long time ago, whether they’re cross platform fighting games or an open world sandbox. However, the innovation made by the souls of the devil in 2009 it bucked a trend seen throughout the gaming world. Although video games have increasingly lowered the difficulty, the souls of the devil it went in the opposite direction with its punishing combat and boss fights.
the souls of the devil would be followed by Dark souls series and other “Soulslike” games like bloodbourne Y elden ring. With the release of the PlayStation 5, Sony turned to Bluepoint Games to remake the game that started one of the biggest gaming phenomena in recent history. As a result, the demons souls It got the recognition it long deserved for being one of the best remakes ever made.
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