If you’ve been a long time gamer, hearing news of a reboot will be like music to your ears. I’ve been playing games for the past 15 years or more and each day I hear of a game being rebooted, I’m transported to my childhood. I am in my twenties and gaming has been with me all my life. Starting from my very first game of Roadrash to the current AAA titles like Far Cry Primal and Watch Dogs 2, I’ve seen and played them all. So here are the Best Video Game Reboots that I’ve played in the recent past.
Doom has to be first on the list because it is the most recent game to be released. With a massive rating of 9 out of 10 from over 20,000 reviews on Steam, the Doom franchise has awakened to its former glory. The game is extremely fast and bloody. There are a lot of fresh multiplayer modes to choose from. The game came out two years after the initial announcement.
This is great because they were able to incorporate a lot of groundbreaking features of current-gen titles. The game encourages players to go berserk and kill the demons. The only downside to the game is that it doesn’t have a gripping storyline. All you can do is kill demons and do this over and over again which can get a little boring.
Talking about a gripping storyline, Tomb Raider has just that. The reboot to the highly successful franchise, Tomb Raider was an improvement in all aspects. The gameplay, story, graphics, mechanics and characters were completely revamped and that has definitely helped the game a lot. With nearly 20 awards in its kitty, Tomb Raider is one of the best action-adventure games of all time. The game also has a sequel, Rise of the Tomb Raider, which takes things to the next level. If you are a fan of action games, then you must play the Tomb Raider and it is one of the Best Video Game Reboots of all time.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
We all have played Wolfenstein 3D, where we take on the role of William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and try to escape from the castle. The game was gripping but the graphics were not. But with the release of Wolfenstein: The New Order, the franchise created a new standard in exemplary storytelling and beautiful graphics. The game also has a prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and there is also a sequel expected in 2017 titled, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. All of us are eagerly waiting for this one.
There is no better game than Mortal Kombat when it comes to one-on-one fighting. The famous dialogue, “Finish Him”, is something that I’ll never forget. Mortal Kombat underwent a reboot in 2011 and the game turned out to be the best fighting game of that year. It sold over 2 million copies within a month of its release and had all the gory and violent elements that the franchise is famous for. This is undoubtedly one of the Best Video Game Reboots when it comes to fighting games.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
With the original game released back in 1994 titled UFO: Enemy Known, the XCOM series has gained a huge cult following. Unlike a lot of action-adventure games, the XCOM series uses a turn-based approach and encourages a lot of tactical gameplay. It is basically a strategy game but the reboot took things to a whole new level. XCOM: Enemy Unknown allows the players to take part in combat as well as in creating new technologies from the aliens, increasing the XCOM’s base of operations and managing the finances. The combat takes place in a 3D environment from a top-down perspective. It was regarded as the Game of the Year by a lot of critics and the sequel, XCOM 2, has been universally praised as well.
Need For Speed
I’ve played almost all of the Need for Speed games and my favorites are Need For Speed: The Run and Need For Speed: Most Wanted. If you want a real-life experience of racing, then the brand new Need For Speed game is what you should get. The game received mixed reviews from critics due to a lot of factors like its always-online feature and dawn to dusk racing. But, let me tell you, one look at the game and its customization options are all it takes to erase all the negatives. It is one of the Best Video Game Reboots in the racing games category and there is no other game that can beat it with regards to realistic visuals and customizations.