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7 games that Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo need to remaster

Published: 31/Jan/2020 17:44

by Jacob Hale


One of the great things about gaming is that you can use it to trace your life through the years – we’ve all got games that we loved once upon a time, but the limitations of technology means we can’t play them anymore.

We often talk about these titles from our younger years and dream of a world where we get to experience them again, especially in a new, more advanced setting.

Whether it be Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo games, there are countless that we would love to be brought back into the current time, but here are our top ones.

Simpsons Hit & Run

Radical Entertainment
Hit & Run is widely regarded as the best game adaptation of The Simpsons TV show.

Simpsons Hit & Run is considered somewhat of a classic to people of a certain age, bringing Springfield to the masses in one of the most beloved games of a generation.

Although it wasn’t a technical game that challenged the very best gamers to the highest degree or some kind of cinematic masterpiece, it was as fun as you would expect any Simpsons game to be, and had a fun leveling progression system that kept the game fresh with different challenges and characters to play.

Harry Potter series

Electronic Arts UK
Potter fans have been desperate for a high-budget game for years.

For how successful the Harry Potter franchise was both in its literary and cinematic forms, it feels like fans were slightly neglected when it came to the games. Although the first few were quite enjoyable, it slowly became clear that the games weren’t getting the love they deserved.

This could be capitalized on with a still-rabid fanbase, by bringing back the wizarding games in a style fit for the 21st century and beyond, with proper care taken in giving the franchise a game (or games) it deserves.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

MW2 is widely regarded as one of the best Call of Duty titles by veteran players.

One of, if not the most beloved Call of Duty games in the series’ history, Modern Warfare 2 is yet to be brought back to the masses on next-gen consoles, despite its predecessor being remastered in 2016.

It’s shortly only a matter of time before Activision decides to remaster Modern Warfare 2 – the rumors have run rife for years – but it’s fair to say that millions of CoD players across the world would love to see this on next-gen consoles.

Super Mario World

Nearly 30 years after its release, Super Mario World remains one of the best platform games ever created.

Super Mario World might be one of the greatest platform games out there, which is astounding considering how far technology has come since it first released in 1990.

It set a great standard for what gamers could expect from a level-based platformer, with critics at the time praising its visuals and its replayability among other things. With so many levels, different worlds, secret endings and great boss battles, Super Mario World continues to be a title that is so easy to enjoy – so why not bring it back, better than ever?

Goldeneye 007

Goldeneye really helped push first-person shooters forward as a genre.

To many, Goldeneye is the FPS that kicked everything off. James Bond is an institution that transcends the literary form it originally took, becoming one of the biggest film franchises in the world, and clearly making for some good games too.

The single and multiplayer modes were both well-received, and the Golden Gun is a nostalgic weapon that FPS players still look back on with fondness. A Goldeneye remaster on next-gen consoles would certainly be enjoyed by fans, and would surely be a profitable endeavor for developers.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

Pokemon Company
Diamond and Pearl are very highly-regarded by players.

The fact that Diamond and Pearl have not yet been remastered is considered somewhat of a travesty to Pokemon fans. The fourth-gen games are often cited among the greatest in the franchise, despite not having the nostalgic backdrop provided by the likes of the first and second-gen titles.

There’s no doubt Nintendo and the Pokemon Company will be remaking Diamond and Pearl for next-gen consoles at some point in the future – but it couldn’t come soon enough for fans.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was one of the first great skating games.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was the pinnacle of skating games back in the day, a time before skating games were particularly popular.

It inspired a bunch of non-skaters to get on the board and, even if players didn’t take their skills to the real skatepark, it showed that there is a huge market for well-made skating titles. Pulling off ridiculous tricks to show off to your friends became the norm, and marketing it with one of the most famous skaters of all time made sure people were interested.

Luckily the game lived up to its namesake, and even in 2020 you still see people clamoring for a fun, new skating game to hit the market. With EA clearly not interested in creating Skate 4, is now the perfect time for a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster?

We could go on forever about which games should be remastered and brought back to the present day – but these titles just give a little something extra.

Over the years there have been countless games that faded into obscurity by no fault of its own, just the limitations set by advancing technology, but it’s a shame to have left so many great games to disappear.

So which games do you think Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo need to remaster?

Call of Duty

Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:02

by Joe Craven


Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 


AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

First up is the M16. This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.

So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.