6 Games That Genuinely Deserve A Current-Gen Upgrade

In an era of remasters and remakes, it's not justified to sweep these titles under the rug.

Story Highlights

  • Outside of new IPs and sequels, the gaming industry is no stranger to remasters and remakes. 
  • There are some high-quality games out there that deserve more attention than they’ve got.
  • Titles such as Mad Max and the BioShock series could benefit greatly from a current-gen revamp.

Video game remakes and remasters aren’t an unheard-of thing in 2024. There’s the example of The Last Of Us to consider here, which has gone on to receive more revisits, ports, and remasters than there are new games in that franchise. So when we know that the idea of a dated title getting patched to modern-day standards is entirely possible, why not focus on entities that truly deserve this treatment? 

I know that’s a lot easier said than done, considering the complexity of the various processes involved i.e. viability, profit assessment, resource allocation et al. but I genuinely hope that someday and somehow the forthcoming games get the type of attention that they truly deserve. It’s going to make a lot (and I mean a lot) of people happy, that’s for sure.

These Six Gems Could Really Benefit From A Modern-Day Revisit 

I’ve compiled the games ahead, so just in case you haven’t played them at all, you’d be inclined to give them a shot whenever possible. 

1. Mad Max 

Mad Max Is A Fantastic Open-World Title
Mad Max Is A Fantastic Open-World Title | Source: Steam 
  • Release Date: September 1, 2015
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Action-Adventure, Open-World

Mad Max, by 2024’s norms, is a rough diamond, honestly speaking. The game’s community is begging for a current-gen update that would bring the title’s frame rate up to 60 FPS, and, of course, instill other relevant elements, such as getting the servers back online, to make it feel like a proper upgrade. That’s because, on PlayStation, you need to complete certain tasks that depend on server availability.

Despite being a 9-year-old open-world game, Mad Max holds its own well in terms of the storyline, character development, and, of course, the on-foot and vehicular combat. I highly recommend giving it a go if you happened to sleep on the title before. 

2. BioShock: The Collection 

BioShock: The Collection Comprises Mainline BioShock Games, All Loaded With High Quality
BioShock: The Collection Comprises Mainline BioShock Games, All Loaded With High Quality | Source: Epic Games Store 
  • Release Date: 16 Sep, 2016
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter, Survival Horror 

I might be trying to hit three birds with one stone here but hear me out. Since the first two BioShock games, and BioShock Infinite aren’t available for previous-gen consoles individually, it’s only through the BioShock: The Collection bundle that my point here is validated. 

All three BioShock games are iconic at this point, known for their fantastic gameplay, great storylines, and stellar in-game environments. If nothing else, these titles sure deserve a resurgence via modern means. 

P.S.: If it’s any comfort to you, BioShock creator Ken Levine is currently working to push out a new game in the same vein as the BioShock franchise, called Judas. It sure does look like the spiritual successor to Ken’s former glorious work. 

3. Bloodborne 

Bloodborne Hardly Needs To Be Talked About In This Respect Now | Source: PlayStation 
  • Release Date: March 24, 2015
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action, RPG

Do I really need to get into the deets about this one? Probably not, but Bloodborne remains the gaming industry’s most sought-after title that people are longing to see reimagined. A remake would work wonders, but in my opinion, this icon of a game needs to be brought to PC first, along with an FPS upgrade that would genuinely paint Bloodborne in the colors it truly needs to be adorned in. 

It’s been rumored multiple times before that a Bloodborne remaster is in the works by FromSoftware, but nothing concrete has come of it up until now sadly. 

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay
Red Dead Redemption 2 Is A Masterpiece On Multiple Levels | Source: Rockstar Games 
  • Release Date: October 26, 2018
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Action-Adventure, Open-World

It’s really beyond me as to why Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t been brought up to current-gen’s standards. I mean, GTA 5 got it back in 2022, so why not this wild wild west iteration too that would immediately appeal to a broad as hell audience? For the uninitiated, the sequel to the first Red Dead Redemption came out in 2018, and ever since then, it’s gotten no performance updates or anything of the sort. 

While the title has received an unofficial 60 FPS patch on the PlayStation 5 — courtesy of @illusion0002 —  it’s still quite not like the real deal. Here’s our revised Red Dead Redemption 2 review that you should check out in case you wish to know whether the action-adventure’s still worth playing in 2024.

5. Infamous Second Son

Infamous Second Second
Infamous Second Second Sports the Series’ Best Gameplay | Source: Reddit 
  • Release Date: March 21, 2014
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action-Adventure, Free-Roam 

The Infamous franchise has been long abandoned, and without getting into the first two fantastic games of the franchise that made a killing back in the day (no pun intended), it’s about time that at least Infamous Second Second receives its warranted treatment. The title’s fantastic gameplay coupled with its intriguing storyline sets it up as a remarkable contender for a current-gen patch, no question about it. 

6. Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman: Arkham Knight’s Significance As A Superhero Game Cannot Be Overstated 
  • Release Date: June 23, 2015
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch 
  • Genre: Action, Open-World

Topping this list off is the mesmerizing Batman: Arkham Knight, part of the greatest superhero games IP that have existed to date in this industry. Although this title in particular sports some hiccups here and there that the community isn’t fond of, I personally (and many others) still deem it thoroughly sensational, showcasing the perfect closure for the Caped Crusader in brilliant fashion. 

I know that 30 FPS restriction is the only thing stopping people from going back to this game. Once that cap is removed, folks are going to jump into Gotham City in hordes.

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