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FPS Games That Need a Remake

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the nostalgia-time dept.

Classic Games (Games) 518

kube00 writes "With the release and successful sales of Goldeneye 007 on the Wii, this opens the doors for other 90s FPS game remakes. Games like Jedi Knight, Red Rampage and Tribes could all use remakes and would look great with next-generation graphics. Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that lets gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer."

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Duke Nukem (5, Funny)

cosm (1072588) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301882)

Oh wait.

Eduke32, HRP etc. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301994)

Well on it's way.

http://www.eduke32.com/ [eduke32.com]

Re:Eduke32, HRP etc. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302338)

That's more of a source port with added features than it is a remake. Okay, an awesome source port with a shitload of new features, but that still doesn't make it a remake.

To be fair though, I do agree that with all the awesomeness EDuke32, the HRP and the various other fan projects are bringing, the need for an all-out remake is lessened.

I would personally like to see a Doom and Wolfenstein 3D remake, Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark, and... well, not being a major FPS fan, that's about all I can think of. Perfect Dark was re-released for Xbox 360 Live Arcade, but overall I was disappointed; the only major improvement was the graphics, and even those were pathetic by modern standards, and they did some things to the controls that I just did not like. Unfortunately, it seems the chances of Rare ever making a truly great game in every way are long gone. Everything they've put out since they split from Nintendo has been a joke, and even their true classics have suffered in ways that they should not have.

Re:Duke Nukem (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302352)

Isn't the original Duke Nukem revamp slated for 2025 already? They wised up and now it'll be 15 years before it's considered vaporware.

That what? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301884)

Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that let's gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer.

You just wrote "Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that let is gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer."

Re:That what? (1)

cosm (1072588) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301904)

Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that let's gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer.

You just wrote "Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that let is gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer."

Or perhaps 'let' just happens to be the possessor of the gamers.

Re:That what? (1)

Haeleth (414428) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301906)

Or more likely let us.

But more problematically, exactly who is going to choose to play as Jar Jar? And who is going to want to play multiplayer with the kind of person who would choose to play as Jar Jar?

Re:That what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301950)

Throw in a bot? Make Gungan Genocide a variant for multiplayer where everyone else looks like Jar Jar?

Re:That what? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301964)

Jar Jar is the ultimate character to teabag opponents with. Nothing compares to the humiliation of a Gungan's junk engulfing the screen after you just got pwned.

Re:That what? (1)

fotbr (855184) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302048)

exactly who is going to choose to play as Jar Jar?

Someone who's drunk enough to think that it would be funny.

And who is going to want to play multiplayer with the kind of person who would choose to play as Jar Jar?

Other drunks.

Re:That what? (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302110)

Each client can just re-skin other players as Jar Jar... ideally, the bottom 20% or so.

Re:That what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301944)

This is exactly why I came into the comment section. I don't know why you got modded Troll. Typos like that are ridiculous (oh, sorry, *typo's).

Re:That what? (3, Funny)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302124)

how about Star Wars: TSA screener? There's been too much terrorism and planetary destruction, so everyone needs to be screened before flying. Here's your chance to make sure princess Padme doesn't have anything hidden in her coochie. You can also arrest jar-jar for not wearing pants. How can you be sure he doesn't have a bomb strapped to his leg if you can't check his pants!!?!?!!?

Summaries need copy-editing (4, Insightful)

Sowelu (713889) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301894)

Seriously, this is terrible.

Re:Summaries need copy-editing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302264)

Absolutely. For one, cutting up Jar Jar won't even show on the satisfaction chart if the nerds could undress or multiplayer-gang-bang Princess Leia.

Google Sketchup (0, Offtopic)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301900)

All I want is a program that lets me walk around in Google Sketchup models like a modern first-person shooter game. The so-called "walk mode" in Sketchup sucks!

Re:Google Sketchup (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302108)

You can export Sketchup models to Valve's Hammer editor and then play them in Half Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead etc. Aparently.

Let's get this right. (5, Insightful)

WoRLoKKeD (1142351) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301910)

Firstly, take Tribes 2. Take as many of the original team as possible, and make them replay their game.
Then, add to that. Improve the netcode and get 64x64 players running smoothly as a minimum. Play with some of the community-made enhancements and mods, perhaps integrate them.
Thirdly, more maps. Larger maps, open and with a great many routes.
Fourth, include a well-optimized in-game VoIP system.
Finally, upgrade the graphics. This is the LEAST important part, but it'd be nice.

Create this game for the PC and then port it to consoles if it will work well, and congratulations. You've just made the best FPS ever.

Re:Let's get this right. (4, Insightful)

bhcompy (1877290) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301942)

Tribes 1 was superior to Tribes 2. Otherwise, I like the cut of your jib.

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

Uthic (931553) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301992)

I agree. Nothing better than watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2et3cKlSSk&feature=channel [youtube.com] Amazed at some of the stuff people pulled playing that game. Still about 40-50 people playing, but they seem to be the super hardcore element.

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

chronosan (1109639) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302324)

bah, tribes... I want to see earthsiege/starsiege remade.

Re:Let's get this right. (2, Informative)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302008)

Tribes 1 with the Shifter V.1 mod was much better than Tribes 2. I always said Tribes 2 *should* have been the Shifter mod with new graphics, bam, game done.

Tribes 2's real claim to fame is "most botched game sequel ever."

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

The_mad_linguist (1019680) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302304)

Tribes 2's real claim to fame is "most botched game sequel ever."

Now that's a funny way of spelling Tribes: Vengeance.

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

Thalagyrt (851883) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302340)

If Tribes 2 is the most botched game sequel ever, then what the hell is Tribes: Vengeance?

Re:Let's get this right. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302022)

2-3 years ago, before I finally quit T2, I was smoothly playing on a maxed-out (modified) 128-player server almost every night. It really changed the game IMO, from not-as-good-as-T1 to holy-shit-this-is-awesome.

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

WoRLoKKeD (1142351) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302096)

That's what I mean. As standard, T1 was always superior. But with those little things like increasing the player count, the later days of Tribes 2 will forever be amazing to me.

It's just too bad Vengeance was a pale shadow of either game.

The closest thing that I can think of that's getting released any time soon is probably DUST 514. As an EVE player, this seems to be an incredibly interesting concept, but it'll be console only and I really have no intentions of buying either a 360 or PS3 just for one game.

Re:Let's get this right. (1)

Vexor (947598) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302190)

Pretty sure Tribes is going the MMO route. I think I saw a post not long ago (not on ./) looking for more alpha/beta testers.

One game (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301916)

Deus Ex!

Re:One game (2, Interesting)

srjh (1316705) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301974)

Not quite a remake, but a prequel [wikipedia.org] is being made.

Hopefully it lives up to the original. The second one perhaps fell just short, but it did have high standards to meet.

Re:One game (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302244)

From the videos I saw, it's the most brown game since Quake.

Tribes... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301922)

For the love of god - NO! Just NO!

They had a sequel, and it was really pretty bad!

I would take a Quake sequel if it had no railgun though. :)

Tribes is kinda sorta being remade (2, Interesting)

IICV (652597) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301946)

Tribes is kinda sorta being remade - it's not really a Tribe remake so much as the clumsy, bastard offspring of Tribes and Planetside with some antlions mixed in for kicks. The in-game footage I've seen has none of Tribes' grace, though apparently there are some Tribes devs on the team so it might not turn out to be completely bad.

They're calling it Firefall [firefallthegame.com] , and I am prepared to be disappoint.

Re:Tribes is kinda sorta being remade (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302016)

There's also Global Agenda, which is already out. The developers of Global Agenda have successfully obtained the license for the next Tribes game, so I'm hoping for good things.

I never heard of Firefall, but you should check out Global Agenda.

Redneck Rampage? (1)

twistofsin (718250) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301956)

Did the summary refer to Redneck Rampage as 'Red Rampage' or is there another game out there I missed?

Re:Redneck Rampage? (1)

black6host (469985) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302294)

I'd judge a sequel to Redneck Rampage by the music, rather than the game. Some really good stuff on that CD. I lost it and bought it from Good Old Games just go get the music back.

No.. Please don't do it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301968)

It's bad enough with all the movie remakes.

I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way. I don't play any current FPS on a regular basis but have played a fair share of them. I can't think of too many of them that need or merit a remake. \\

Get off my lawn :-)

Rise of the triad (4, Insightful)

assemblerex (1275164) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301970)

Ohpleaseohplease

Re:Rise of the triad (1)

perotbot (632237) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302140)

best game from 80's.... The Fire Wall Gun was almost as good as the BFG9000

Re:Rise of the triad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302318)

1995 was during the 80's?

Re:Rise of the triad (1)

Samah (729132) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302246)

I LOVED the God mode in that...
"HRRMMMMM!!!!" *shoots ball of light*

Dog mode was cool too. :)

dook dook dook (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34301978)

Indiana... let it go.

Jedi... (1)

martiniturbide (1203660) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301980)

...a Jedi Knight modern remake for the Wii is on my wishlist. ...with all the optional peripherals on.. wii motion plus, wii speak, Ubisoft cam (?).. etc.etc

Remake of Jedi Knight? (1)

lennier (44736) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301982)

Would that perhaps be some kind of Jedi Outcast? [wikipedia.org]

I know 2002 was a long time ago for those who are only entering high school in 2010, but seriously, an eight year old game is not that old, and it's a classic for the ages.

Re:Remake of Jedi Knight? (2, Informative)

Nermal6693 (622898) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302158)

Jedi Outcast was a sequel, not a remake.

That's assuming... (2, Interesting)

hipp5 (1635263) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301988)

That's assuming they can get these remakes right. That being said, I'd love to see a good remake of Battlefield 1942 for PC. Seriously don't change anything. Just bring the graphics up to modern standards.

Re:That's assuming... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302088)

Someone here doesn't have standards, for video games that is.

Re:That's assuming... (1)

jshackney (99735) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302116)

I was going to cast my vote for River Raid or Zaxxon.

Re:That's assuming... (2, Interesting)

Skater (41976) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302132)

Test Drive 2: The Duel comes to mind. Update the physics and graphics, but keep the gameplay as fun as it was then. Pretend Test Drive 3: The Passion doesn't exist.

Goldeneye remake -- any good? (2, Interesting)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 2 years ago | (#34301996)

From what I've read, they've removed the best parts of the game and turned it in to a mediocre Modern Warfare clone (and given that Modern Warfare is, itself, pretty mediocre, that's saying something).

No bots(!!!), no weapon pickups (so you can't have a proximity mine match unless everyone picks the "class" that has them, for example) and horrible framerate issues when there are explosions in multiplayer.

That's what I've read. Can anyone who has it verify that this is accurate? If so, let's hope that's not the kind of "re-make" we're in store for with other older FPS games--re-makes that gut the original of what made it great.

As for my own FPS re-make wish list:

Deus Ex
System Shock 1 and 2
The Gunman Chronicles
Dark Forces
Thief (all of them, even 3 could use a re-make)

Re:Goldeneye remake -- any good? (2, Informative)

IKnwThePiecesFt (693955) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302192)

FYI two of the issues that you've listed are part of the original. Goldeneye 64 didn't have bots either (They were added in Perfect Dark) as well it had horrible framerate issues when there were explosions in multiplayer.

Starwars I, II, III (4, Funny)

MintOreo (1849326) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302010)

Done by someone who can actually direct, like Christopher Nolan.

Oh, FPS games, nevermind.

Why remake just FPS titles? (5, Insightful)

joeflies (529536) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302018)

It seems like FPS are still alive and well, even if it isn't the same IP from the 90s. There are some genres from the 90s that completely died off.

What happened to the space flight simulators of the 90s? Lucasarts can't make a better X-Wing with modern technology nowadays? The last great space flight sim was Freelancer or HomeWorld and that was 10 years ago. That genre completely disappeared.

What about the great god games of the 90s? I still play populous the Beginning, partly because I like the game but mostly because there hasn't been any newer game that has the same kind of fun to it.

Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (1)

WoRLoKKeD (1142351) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302082)

There IS X3 and Terran Conflict, but as good as they are, they always seemed to be kind of...Anaemic, somehow. Something was missing that I could never put my finger on.

Populous the Beginning will always hold a special place for me. As far as I remember, it was the first game I ever really started to play the multiplayer seriously. Honestly, I think it'd still have one hell of an online community if it weren't for the relative obscurity of the Populous Reincarnated/New Worlds launcher.

Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302134)

Eve Online [eveonline.com] ?

Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (1)

Dynedain (141758) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302326)

Eve online is primarily a strategy game, and nothing like the dogfight space fighting sim that was X-Wing.

Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (1)

EdIII (1114411) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302290)

Absolutely.

Microprose had a game (maybe in the 80's?) called The Legacy. Was not full FPS, by any stretch. Basically, you chose a direction to go and it changed the screen. Walking down hallways was a series of "steps".

The plot and detail of the game though was what made it a classic to me. Very worthy of a complete remake just from the story alone. Just add better graphics and full FPS engine behind it and I think it could stand on its own with any game today, including Portal.

Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (1)

Change (101897) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302322)

Homeworld was a space-based RTS, not a flight sim. It was fun though. Freespace 2 has a lot of community work [indiegames.us] going into it to update the models and effects. There are also several total conversion projects including a Babylon 5 [hard-light.net] conversion and a Wing Commander conversion. [wcsaga.com] (Oh, how I miss Wing Commander...

No System Shock? (3, Insightful)

GrumblyStuff (870046) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302024)

How disappointing.

The game was waaaay ahead of its time with a large variety of weapons, alternate ammo and power modes, gobs of explosives and grenades and landmines, upgrades for the player (jumpjet boots, powered skates, night/infrared vision, a camera for the back of your freaking head!), stat boosting drugs with side effects, objectives/tasks, cyberspace in that laughable 1990's 3d style... Oh, it's glorious. AND IT WAS RELEASED IN 1994!

I suppose I'll just have to keep hoping to interest in remaking the engine [sourceforge.net] or remaking the game using the System Shock 2 engine [ttlg.com] rekindles.

At least Thief got a decent remake of sorts on Doom 3 engine. http://www.thedarkmod.com/ [thedarkmod.com]

Shadow Warrior and other build games (3, Insightful)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302040)

Shadow Warrior

Also doom needs a good remake and not the doom3 mess we got.

The game which really needs a remake (4, Insightful)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302052)

Is Tie Fighter. All time greatest space shooty, it just needs to be able to run on modern hardware without messing around with emulators.

I've never understood why Lucasarts doesn't remake it. It did real well, fans love it and have wanted a remake forever, and it would be pretty cheap. Reason it would be cheap is that a lot of the development is done already. They already have high quality models and textures for all the Star Wars ships, and those are by far the largest amount of graphics assets in the game. Since it is a remake all the mission design can stay as is. Mostly you need a new engine, and some voice actors. Put it all together and you have a remake fans want. Still wouldn't be bargain basement to produce, but you'd get a AAA game on the price of a much lesser title.

I'm happy to see new properties as well, don't get me wrong. I don't think we should have nothing but game remakes, but sometimes a game comes along that is just great. It is extremely fun and worth playing. Those sort of things are good to remake every so often, to bring them to new technology and new gamers.

Tie Fighter is by far the most in need of that in my opinion, in particular since space shooties are so rare these days.

Re:The game which really needs a remake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302102)

Since your into this genre, I highly suggest Freespace 2 and then go to the Freespace SCP http://scp.indiegames.us

It'll update the graphics and you have an awesome space shooter until they get off their arse and pump out another XWing vs Tie Fighter.

Re:The game which really needs a remake (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302252)

If you really want some Star Wars action in space, I've only one suggestion: Freeworlds: Tides of War [moddb.com] , a mod for Freelancer. It's as close to a remake as it'll get and more.

Re:The game which really needs a remake (1)

The Yuckinator (898499) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302288)

I'd go buy a joystick for my PC if this happened. A game pad just wouldn't cut it.

Jar Jar? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302060)

Are you fucking nerds STILL butthurt about Jar Jar?

eXpanded MultiPlayer (Unreal 2 expansion) (1)

EvilXenu (706326) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302070)

XMP FTW! I played that hell out of that. Unreal II. Meh. But XMP? OMG OMG OMG!

Alien Trilogy (1)

HazMat 79 (1481233) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302072)

I always thought that Alien Trilogy was an underrated game. It would be nice to get an updated version of that.

Re:Alien Trilogy (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302168)

I think another Aliens vs Predator with Crysis class tech could be good.

Have multiplayer coop options (heck doom used to have coop, I don't know why it took till L4D to reintroduce it to the masses).

As for PvP balance, forget making a single alien as powerful a Predator or fully armed Marine, just copy some ideas from Left 4 Dead (e.g. in some type of battles you have lots of "zombie" aliens).

Controls (2, Insightful)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302084)

I'd be happy with remakes of a lot of old games with simply better controls.

I have very, very fond memories of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Duke Nukem, but when I tried to replay them recently, I realized how horrible the controls were. Straging by itself makes a huge difference in a game.

Graphics are nice, but hardly reason enough to remake a game.

Re:Controls (1)

gringer (252588) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302272)

Straging by itself makes a huge difference in a game

I presume you accidentally strafed the 'f' key in that statement.

Why FPSes? (5, Interesting)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302090)

Give Homeworld the modern graphics it deserves.

Re:Why FPSes? (1)

fabioalcor (1663783) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302278)

Still in the field of RTSes (instead of FPSes), i'd like to suggest Total Annihilation. Man, that game rocked, in every way possible for a RTS. Convincing construction of units/buildings, 3D (when everybody was 2D), LOTS of units (every one with a utility), tons of possible strategies, incredible gameplay (the best I've ever seen until today)... the only thing it lacks is a good story, but it's just a detail. TA totally deserves a remake.

Screw FPSs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302120)

I'd like to see a remake of Codemaster's 1NSANE. That game was way more fun than any FPS (and I'm a FPS fan). Support for more than 12 simultaneous players would be my first request.

TIE Fighter (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302130)

Felt fairly first-person shooter to me, and surely is one of the best games ever made. Keep the gameplay mechanics, give it some new audio, video, new missions, can't see what'd be hard about it to make it golden. We do know it's easy to screw up though, from the various "successors" of the game...

Classics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302142)

Perfect Dark.

And Homeworld (Cataclysm).

RTCW/ET? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302160)

Well they came out in 2001 and 2004, but Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Enemy Territory would be great candidates for this treatment, I'd love it if someone ported them over to a more recent version of the Quake Engine. It would be totally sweet seeing as how they totally fubared the game play in ETQW and the subsequent Wolf.

X-Wing and TIE Fighter first please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302172)

This series was the best of the 90s, all-time classic Star Wars games, would rank alongside Jedi Knight as the best ever made.

They tried an update with Xwing Alliance, but they support fell out, even though it had decent multiplayer support at the time. You can still get extra models and missions for these games, which shows people still love playing them.

It will be hard to remake a decent Tribes game, the original was just so good. It would need to retain all the speed and mad action (sniper headshot someone while flying through the air, heavy skiing, etc)

Red Rampage? (1)

santax (1541065) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302174)

I presume the poster meant the excellent redneck rampage? And yes, that should get a remake! And fast!

SNAAAAAAAKE! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302180)

Though not an FPS, the first Metal Gear Solid would be awesome with a remake.
I nearly cried when I saw the Shadow Moses facility redone with current graphics in MGS4.

Bungie's Marathon (3, Interesting)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302182)

was added to Unreal Tournament.
http://resurrection.bungie.org/images.html [bungie.org]
Aleph One does exist to make sure the game can run on todays Mac, Windows and Linux (and other OS) - but a pro remake beyond MS xbox limits would be nice :)

Very few (5, Insightful)

Junta (36770) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302186)

One aspect of low tech level of a game is that the player fills out some of the details with their imagination, and in a way, viewed the game in a customized way that suits their tastes.

When a remake comes along, things will change. Presume that the original creative staff is involved and does the remake even without changing their minds about any existing details. They will still flesh out the material according to their original vision, bringing out details that may not work well with how your imagination filled in the blanks. It could be cosmetic, where conversion from 2D sprite or low-detail, untextured model to high-detail textured 3D model didn't present what you'd expect. It could be voice-actor work reading the original script completely not matching what you thought the character would sound like. It could even be entirely different dialog, as the developers didn't have time to write more content or didn't have the room, or it was written in a foreign language and different translations would be used.

There are exceptions of course. X-Wing/TIE-Fighter represent a sufficiently detailed universe that it would take a lot of screwing around to create a remake that would disagree with players' previous experience. Some games had detailed cut scenes laying out pretty well how things should look, and these could probably do an ok job with a remake.

No BattleTanx love? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302196)

Why... It was better then Goldeneye!

Dark Forces and other Star Wars games (1)

swilly (24960) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302202)

I'd play an updated original Dark Forces game again. Updated graphics and gameplay, but original levels and plot. I can't think of any other old FPS games that I would like to see redone.

I never played the original Tie Fighter and X-Wing games, but I would love to try an updated version of them. Unlike FPS, this type of game seems ideal for consoles. I also wish they had done more with the old Privateer games.

Why Craig? (1)

CohibaVancouver (864662) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302204)

As a OO7 Fanboy, the issue I have with the new GoldenEye game is that they captured Daniel Craig as Bond. They should have captured Brosnan, like they did with Connery for the "From Russia with Love" game of a few years back. I *suppose* I wouldn't have a problem with it, were it not for the fact that they re-booted the series with Craig, so in effect the GoldenEye mission never happened - Craig's Bond isn't the same Bond that Brosnan/Dalton et al's Bond was.

Re:Why Craig? (0, Troll)

CohibaVancouver (864662) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302212)

PS Oh yeah, and Craig's my second-favourite OO7, so it's not meant as Craig-bashing. My ranking?

1) Connery
2) Craig
3) Dalton
4) Brosnan
5) Moore
6) Lazenby

Re:Why Craig? (3, Funny)

gringer (252588) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302360)

As a OO7 Fanboy

[Cue mild logical inconsistency jitters]
Clearly not enough of a fanboy to realise that the two circular thingies in front of the 7 were '0's, rather than 'O's.

Easy one: Descent (4, Interesting)

LynnwoodRooster (966895) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302206)

You could make it work with a controller AND a motion detector (Kinect, Move, etc) so that you can use the controller for weapons/maps, and body movements for ship control.

C&C Renegade (1)

jonwil (467024) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302214)

I wanna see a new FPS game set in the C&C universe.
Since none seems forthcoming from Electronic Arts, I will have to make do with Red Alert: A Path Beyond, Reborn and Red Alert 2: Apocolypse Rising plus all the unofficial 3rd party engine enhancements (enhancements that I happen to be lead programmer of) that underly these 3 mods :)

The Renegade engine has held up surprisingly well given its age.

Magic Carpet, if that counts as a FPS (1)

BLToday (1777712) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302220)

What's up with EA holding IPs and don't do much with them? I want a new Privateer, Magic Carpet, Space Hulk, and Crusader. I thought Crusader was suppose to be a trilogy, they only made 2 games.

please don't (5, Insightful)

Punto (100573) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302234)

if "remake" means "slow it and dumb it down so that people can play it with console controllers" then please don't do it

Jedi Knight and Quake (1)

Andy Smith (55346) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302266)

I'd love to see remakes of Jedi Knight and (especially) Quake. A remake of Quake with all the same levels, monsters and gameplay, but with just the rendering quality updated, would be my perfect game. Also I really liked Kingpin, although I'm not so sure it needs remade. Can't really explain why, I just have a feeling that it works best as a fond memory.

Daggerfall (2, Insightful)

Samah (729132) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302268)

Seriously. First Person RPG, but a decent remake would be epic. That world was HUGE. Not Minecraft huge, but it'd take you many hours to walk from one side of the country to the other. That's not even including the convoluted procedural dungeons.

Article writer (1)

backganon (1940190) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302286)

needs an editor: stat.

X-Wing and Tie Fighter please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302302)

Oh to have remakes of X-Wing and Tie Fighter...fond memories of doing missions over and over again only have them ending with a mission failed because some stupid transport got blown up...

Terminator: Future Shock (1)

harryjohnston (1118069) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302308)

I've been replaying it lately - it runs reasonably well in DOSBox. A remake could be dreadful, but it could also be great.

Retro Remakes (1)

munwin99 (667576) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302310)

Following on from remakes (so I'm not too off topic), I've often wondered about remaking some C=64 games with slightly better graphics for the iPhone / Android phones. Things like Spindizzy and Bounder would be awesome - tilt motion instead of joystick, etc, etc. There were so many games on the C=64 that could translate onto small screens and a lot could be redone to use tilt controls, too.... Now - just add some upgraded gfx and you are WIN !

Carmageddon (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302362)

and Postal 2 would be great with updated graphics and expanded multiplayer.

Who's-generation graphics? (1)

Smirker (695167) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302370)

Wait.. "Wii" <--> "next-generation graphics" ?!

Best graphics update (4, Funny)

Posting=!Working (197779) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302372)

They need to release an updated graphics package for Adventure. I can't wait to play this game as a high definition square block.

All Was Trash Except ... (1)

oakwine (1709682) | more than 2 years ago | (#34302374)

Command and Conquer Renegade! Really liked Renegade. If anyone could get the rights and do a remake with the quality of Borderlands, and multiplayer they would rule! But it won't happen. Sigh.

Tribes:Universe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#34302380)

Tribes is getting a remake, somewhat, with Tribes:Universe by HiRez Studios.

BTW, there are 2 space sims in Beta, Black Prophecy and Jumpgate Evolution.

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