We are almost a month into 2018, and while the rest of the journey into year-end might seemed a bit too far for some of you, there are plenty of games to look forward to. New title releases aside, 2018 is also set to be a good year for nostalgic gamers, and here are the top 18 remastered/remake games to play in 2018.
1. Shadow of the Colossus
The long-awaited to Team Ico's heart-breaking tale of a man reclaiming his lover's soul. Step into the world of the Colossi and defeat each and every one of them all over again in all new stunning graphics.
2. Secret of Mana
The bright and charming Square classic is coming to modern consoles with an all-new look. Save the world from monsters and fulfill your destiny with up to 2 friends on coop.
3. Bayonetta 1 & 2
Switch owners are lucky to receive the third installment of Platinum Games hack-and-slash bonanza later this year, until then, enjoy the rereleases of Bayonetta 1 & 2 and relive the adventures of the Umbra Witch.
4. Devil May Cry HD Collection
Bayonetta isn't the only Hideki Kamiya creation to get some love this year, the first 3 Devil May Cry games are coming back to modern consoles in high definition. Join Dante, Trish and more on a quest to defeat Mundus and his evil demon hoard.
5. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
They're finally here, and ready for you, the DK crew is going to rock the Switch, with an all-new playable character, Funky Kong. Switch between DK, Diddy, Dixie, Cranky and Funky Kong in and reclaim Donkey Kong's island.
6. Dark Souls Remastered
The original, the one Souls game to rule them all is back, whether it's on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One or PC, one cannot escape the lure of Dark Souls. Try to survive it if you dare.
7. Street Fighter 30thAnniversary Collection
Super fans won't want to miss this. With 12 games under this collection, there's enough Street Fighter for everyone. From the first game, all 5 versions of SFII, the amazing Alpha games, and every iteration of SFIII, it just keeps on giving.
8. Age of Empires Definitive Edition
Though it was delayed last year, the definitive version of this classic real-time strategy game is finally coming to PCs this year. With remastered tracks and 4K resolution support to back-up that classic gameplay, you don't wanna miss this.
9. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition
This game not only has each and every content of the Wii U version, but adds in all the extras from the 3DS version as well, truly making it the must-have edition for every Zelda fan out there.
10. The World Ends With You –Final Remix-
Neku and his friends are back, this time on new Nintendo hardware and with a brand new ending scenario that changes the story in a whole new way. Like all Tetsuya Nomura games, it was bound to receive a Final Mix of some kind.
11. Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition
Available right now, this enhanced port of the phenomenal space travel simulator adds whole new ways to play and even some brand new control schemes for PlayStation and XBox controllers. Expect some space-age shenanigans in stunning 4K resolution.
12. Fear Effect Reinvented
This cult classic from the PS1 is being brought back to life for all modern systems. The cel-shaded look of the original is sure to bring back some memories to some veteran gamers.
13. Megaman X Collection
All of X's adventures throughout multiple systems, against multiple Sigmas, those who have missed out on this series can finally enjoy them without resorting to multiple emulators and can now enjoy them all under one system.
14. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
The fourth entry of the Megami Tensei series has found a new home in the Nintendo 3DS. With updated visuals and features from the original, this is one Strange Journey worth going through again.
15. Assassin's Creed Rogue
A shake-up from previous entries in the series, Assassin's Creed Rogue puts you into the shoes of an Assassin turned Templar. This game was overlooked upon release as it came out the same time as Assassin's Creed Unity, so do check it out.
16. Dragon's Crown Pro
Atlas knocked it out of the park when this game first came out on the PS3 and Vita, now its back on PlayStation 4, all your favorite heroes are back in stunning 4K resolution and a rerecorded soundtrack featuring a live orchestra.
17. System Shock
An all-new remake based on the cult hit that eventually spawned the Bioshock franchise, this first-person cyberpunk game is coming to all modern consoles and PCs late this year.
18. Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram HD
You didn't think we forgot about you visual novel lovers out there? This genre has been making a huge splash in the past year and one of the best titles in the Steins;Gate series is making an HD return, so don't miss out.