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After the remastered release of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, I wanted to take a look at five other video games that I feel need a re-release on the latest consoles. So let's jump right in.

5. Fallout New Vegas / Fallout 3

With Bethesda remastering Skyrim last year for the PS4 and Xbox One, it makes sense to take a look back at their earlier Fallout games, and see if any of these could make a comeback.

Fallout 3 was originally released back in 2008 and New Vegas back in 2010. With both games being Bethesda owned properties (New Vegas was only developed by Obsidian), there is a chance they could be remastered.

'Fallout New Vegas' [Credit: Bethesda]
'Fallout New Vegas' [Credit: Bethesda]

A spruced up, 4K wasteland to explore all over again would certainly be welcomed by fans and, without a doubt, sell extremely well. The fact that Bethesda is yet to announce a remaster indicates they might have another Fallout game held up their sleeves....

4. Lego Indiana Jones

Admittedly, there is an abundance of Lego games currently available on the PS4 and Xbox One, including Lego Harry Potter which was only just remastered and re-released on next-gen consoles. However, one big franchise is still absent from the current Lego roster: Lego Indiana Jones.

Originally released in 2008 (its sequel followed in 2009) on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Lego Indiana Jones was an enjoyable ride through the films. However, Lego Indiana Jones isn't the only big franchise Lego game yet to be remade. Lego Lord of the Rings (2012) and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (2011) are still only available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

With all three of these franchises still popular in the world today, it does make me wonder as to why Lego and TT Games are yet to remaster them. Then again, the company is currently developing other games such as the ongoing Lego Dimensions and Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 (coming out later this year).

3. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Sadly, this might be one game we will never see remastered.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was released in 2008 on PS3 and Xbox 360 and was subject to critical and fan acclaim. Focusing on a young force-sensitive human who was raised by Darth Vader in order to one day defeat the Emperor, The Force Unleashed gave fans a look into what happened between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, adding a new intermediary era to the canon as well as some more depth to Vader's character.

Watch: Obi-Wan's complete Star Wars timeline

The game did well and was a hit, so why wouldn't it be remastered? Because it is no longer Star Wars canon. When Disney bought Lucasfilm and Lucasarts back in 2012 it scrapped most of Star Wars' expanded universe including books, comics and unfortunately the Force Unleashed games. However, these games are still available to play on the older consoles and are fairly cheap. So if you are desperate to play them, better not to throw out your old box.

2. Call of Duty: World at War

Now I know what you're all thinking: 'Connor, don't we have enough Call of Duty games???' and to be honest, you're right. But Call of Duty: World at War is a classic Call of Duty game, something that we haven't had in a long time.

Released back in 2008 on the PS3/2 and Xbox 360, Call of Duty: World at War was a hit with the fans and not only produced a great single-player campaign but also introduced the world to Call of Duty Zombies.

Plus, it's not as if Activision hasn't already remastered their old games. Modern Warfare was re-released last year with Infinite Warfare and has now been re-released as its own separate title. So, how about it? Maybe bring back World at War with Call of Duty WWII? Just an idea...

1. The Simpsons: Hit And Run

'The Simpsons: Hit and Run' [Credit: Vivendi Games]
'The Simpsons: Hit and Run' [Credit: Vivendi Games]

Finally, and I'm sure I'm not the only one here, but please, please remaster and re-release The Simpsons: Hit and Run.

The Simpsons: Hit and Run was a huge success when it was first released all the way back in 2003 and the love for it hasn't stopped. If anything there have been even more fans of the game in the past few years. Currently, however, you can only play this game if you still have a PlayStation 2, Game Cube, Xbox or an older version of Windows.

There hasn't been a decent Simpsons game since this. There was The Simpsons Game back in 2007 but that wasn't as well received and the only other game available is the terribly addicting Simpsons Tapped Out on your phone.

So please, Radical Entertainment, bring back Simpsons Hit and Run. It will make everyone incredibly happy.

Got any other suggestions for old games to bring back? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter at FilmAndTVNerd


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