Games studios have definitely caught on to the fact that the millennial generation now has serious spending power. As such, they have been releasing some great game remasters on the PS4. Of course, it is nothing new, with Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy PS4 remasters dropping in 2018. However, it is obvious that 2020 has brought it to the next level. With us all locked up at home, it was the perfect time to go back to our childhoods and put some serious time into these classic PS4 game remasters. Keep reading for what we thought were the best PS4 game remasters of 2020. One even features in the March 2021 edition of PlayStation Plus!
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
These classic games were originally released on the Playstation back in 1999 and 2000 and have really defined the skateboarding genre ever since. The 2020 PS4 remasters do a brilliant job of updating the originals whilst also staying true to their origins. The graphics are brought right up to date, new skaters have been included (including Tony Hawk’s son!), a few more bands have been added to the classic soundtrack and, perhaps best of all, they have added online multiplayer with some very competitive leader boards. You can also create your own parks and share them with your friends. Check out our list of the best real world custom maps currently released. If you haven’t yet got this PS4 game remaster of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2 then get it here. Watch the video below to see Tony Hawk skating a real life version of the Warehouse map.
Final Fantasy VII
The original Final Fantasy VII was released back in 1997, on the PlayStation, and this PS4 game remaster is the oldest on our list. Set in a dystopian cyberpunk universe, players take control of a mercenary trying to stop the megacorporation from destroying the world. The game stays true to its well-known RPG elements whilst making some quality updates to its “Active Time Battle” system. The graphics have been beautifully improved too. In addition, the PS4 remaster is extremely faithful to the original story, whilst also adding a few new elements to bring it more up to date.
If you still need to try out this remaster of Final Fantasy VII then you can pick it up here. If you need any further convincing, then check out some gameplay footage below. This game also featured in March 2021’s PlayStation Plus line-up. If you’re in time, you might be able to pick it up for free!
Mafia: Definitive Edition
The original Mafia was released in 2002 with players taking on the role Tommy Angelo. It tracks the rise and fall of this taxi driver / mobster as he navigates the seedy underworld of Lost Haven during the 1930s prohibition. You controll Tommy in third person as you navigate a range of action-packed missions around the city. The PS4 game remaster was released in September 2020 under the title of Mafia: Definitive Edition. This remaster went further than the other PS4 game remasters listed on this page. The remaster not only brought the graphics right up to date, but also expanded the story significantly, added more open world activities and improved the controls. If you haven’t got it yet, then you can pick it up here. Watch below for the official release trailer and to see what all the hype is about.
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Resident Evil 3
This remaster is based on the third person shooter, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis with the original released way back in 1999. In the game, players alternate between two characters, Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, as they battle to survive a zombie apocalypse. The game gives the graphics a complete 2020 makeover whilst adding some new elements. These include an online multiplayer game mode where you team up with three other players to battle against a “Mastermind”. The Mastermind sets traps and sends waves of enemies to try and defeat you. If you still haven’t tried this PS4 game remaster of Resident Evil 3 out, then you can pick it up here. Check out the trailer for the multiplayer game mode below.
Let us know if you’ve played any of the games above and what you thought of them. Think we’ve missed out any other great 2020 PS4 game remaster, post them below!