Update (12/23/17): We've added some new entries and updated the list to reflect the new remaster-related releases and announcements in the last few months.

Original Story:
The PS4 and Xbox One are capable of delivering new and surprising experiences, but some of the best games available for the consoles are the ones you’ve played already. New features, better performance, and improved visuals provide more than enough of a reason to revisit older games, and we’ve assembled a list of the big titles that have won a second life on new hardware. 

Note that this isn’t a comprehensive list of every remaster or remake available, but we try to hit as many as possible. It covers released and upcoming games that have been touched up for current generation of platforms, and we will update the list as games are released and new announcements are made. Until then, read on and relive the past.


Shadow of the Colossus
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Original Version: A PS2 adventure from the team behind Ico, Shadow of the Colossus casts you as a wanderer who battles enormous beasts in hopes of restoring life to a loved one.
New Version: This complete remake of the original game will feature updated visuals and a highly accurate recreation of the gameplay.

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Original Version: This RPG originally released on Nintendo DS. With a tactical turn-based battle system and a story about different timelines, Radiant Historia feels like a contemporary of classics like Chrono Trigger.
New Version: Featuring new gameplay, added story content, and enhanced presentation on the 3DS, this definitive remaster offers a new take on the experience for fans and newcomers alike.

Devil May Cry Collection
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Original Version: The Devil May Cry games are PS2 classics (well, 1 and 3 are, at least). In these games, Dante helped popularize the stylish action genre with his killer combos involving various melee weapons and firearms.
New Version: This is effectively a remaster of a remaster; the last-gen version of this collection had uneven transition to HD. Capcom has talked about improving the framerate for this PS4, Xbox One, and PC version – but here’s hoping more visual fixes are also in the works.

Resident Evil 2 Remake
Release Date: 2018
Original Version: Starring Leon Kennedy and Clare Redfield, this installment is a fan-favorite. You explore Raccoon City, solve puzzles, and fight zombies – all in a chilling atmosphere. These are all classic elements, but the clunky controls may not hold up as well these days. 
New Version: Little beyond the existence of this project has been revealed (after an interesting public campaign to gauge interest). However, Capcom has emphasized its commitment to capturing the atmosphere of the original.

Release Date: TBA
Original Version: Medievil is a action series that debuted on the original PlayStation. It stars an undead skeleton knight named Dan who uses a variety of weapons (including his own arm) to beat down bad guys.
New Version: Details are still scarce about the remaster. Is it just the first game? Is it both? What about the PSP remake? What we know for sure: It’s coming to PS4 and has 4K support.

Catherine: Full Body
Release Date: TBA
Original Version: A strange mixture of puzzle and romantic drama, Catherine stars a man named Vincent who is dealing with two women, Catherine and Katherine. However, the most intense gameplay revolves around block-pushing sequences.
New Version: In addition to hitting PS4 and Vita, this edition will feature a new love interest, new endings, and more.

Yakuza Kiwami 2
Release Date: TBA
Original Version: The tale of Kazuma Kirya continues in the second entry in the Yakuza series, with enhanced combat and more drama about clan relationships.
New Version: With the recent warm reception to both Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami, Sega announced a full remake of the second game in the Yakuza series. Along with updated visuals, players can also take the reins of both Kiryu and Majima to explore the underworld of Sotenbori.

Next: The remastered titles that have already released.