The Xbox 360 is a platform that gave countless players many unforgettable experiences. These games varied in their genre and general feel, however, among the plethora of fantastic games for the console. In addition, there are quite a few that would make for excellent remaster material. These are games that, with just a little bit of polish, and the power of today's consoles, can live new lives again in the current gaming generation. That said, here are our picks for the 5 Xbox 360 Games We Want Remastered in 2023.
5. Fallout: New Vegas
Kicking off our list of Xbox 360 games we would love to see remastered, we have Fallout: New Vegas. This is a game developed by Obsidian Entertainment that took everything players loved about Fallout 3 and enhanced it through powerful storytelling and an unmatchable atmosphere. Roaming the world of New Vegas still feels novel and innovative to this day, so a remaster of the game would definitely be in order. Through the enhanced graphical fidelity and gameplay mechanics made possible by today's consoles, this remaster would seemingly perform exceptionally well.
Firstly, the game's approach to RPG mechanics and player interactions was stellar for their time. Secondly, the game does a fantastic job of immersing the player in its world. So simply, with a fresh coat of paint, this game would still be able to wow players. Additionally, the game's survival mechanics really sell the whole nuclear fallout angle of the game. This goes a long way to making the experience as believable and immersive as possible. So if you, like us, want to see some of our most beloved Xbox 360 games remastered, this game definitely should be on your list.
4. Left 4 Dead 2
Next up on our list of fantastic Xbox 360 titles that deserve a remaster we have Left 4 Dead 2. Fans of the Left 4 Dead series have been clamoring for Valve to remake or remaster this game for quite some time. And their reasoning comes as no surprise. Simply put, Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the finest cooperative zombie survival experiences that players can experience, even to this day. And it can be seen through games such as Dead Island 2 that reviving old franchises could definitely work.
Now while there doesn't have to be an entirely new game in the franchise, a remaster would do just fine. This is a testament to the solidity of the game's design and how well it holds up today. Players will once again be able to fend off the horde of Infected within the game. The game could even be improved through a number of mechanics. However, as long as the soul of the game is present, then it is sure to satisfy fans. So if you are looking into which Xbox 360 titles deserve to be remastered, then this title has to be among the names mentioned.
3. Red Dead Redemption
Now for an entry that will surely be a blast from the past for some p[layers. It can be blatantly seen that through the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, a remaster of the original game would perform wonderfully. Players who may not have been able to experience the journey of John Marston would be able to do so. This is great, and a remaster of the game could even come with the relatively-popular Undead Nightmare expansion. For those who don't know, this is essentially a full-fledged expansion in which players play through the game while hoarding off zombies. It also comes equipped with its own storyline as well.
While it may be a tad bit on the older side, a remaster of this game would be great for today's console generation. The developers at Rockstar wouldn't even have to improve anything. Simply polish the base game as they see fit. The story and characters, as well as the atmospheric gameplay, speak for themselves. To close, a remaster of the fantastic Red Dead Redemption would be a great move, taking one of the most beloved Xbox 360 games and finally letting players see it remastered.
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
For our next entry, we have a title that managed to strike a chord with an entire generation of FPS fans. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) not only had large shoes to fill. But managed to run a full marathon in them, with the success of its predecessor. A title that practically standardized the controls for the FPS genre. Following up on such a bombastic title would be a tall order. And follow up they did, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) became many Call of Duty fans' favorite game in the long-running franchise.
This is due to many reasons. For starters, the map design in the game still shines to this day. So seeing some of the maps lovingly remastered would be phenomenal. In addition, players would once again be able to be able to play the game's legendary multiplayer finally. Finally, this is a perfectly imperfect game, which had led to it leaving such a legacy in its wake. Simply put, a complete remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) would be a brilliant example of how popular Xbox 360 games that are remastered can be.
1. The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
For our final entry, we have a game that has touched the lives of RPG fans immensely. For those who grew up in the heyday of the Elder Scrolls franchise, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was phenomenal. The opening scene of this game still stands out to this day as one of the best video game openings of all time. Crawling out of the dank sewers and into the vibrant world of Tamriel still feels amazing. However, this feeling would be enhanced through enhanced graphical fidelity as well as a few other changes.
For fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise, this title also serves as the last time we would see a complex stat system. This differs significantly from the relatively streamlined and simplistic approach taken in the game's sequel, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. So getting back to the roots of the franchise would feel fantastic. So if you, like us, are huge fans of this beloved RPG. Then we are almost sure you would agree with our pick of this game as one of the Xbox 360 games that most desperately needs to be remastered.
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