Enhanced remakes

Group Description

An enhanced remake is a game that attempts to re-create the designs and scenarios of an older game that was developed using less advanced technology. In some cases the gameplay, plot, and overall concept remain largely the same, but the graphics and sound may be touched up or completely redone; in others, the gameplay, plot, and game world may have undergone revisions.

A general rule of thumb is that if the original game has levels, and most or all of them are recognizable in the new game, but it is also clear that the developers re-created them, then it's an enhanced remake.

This group does not include "enhanced ports" where the game may appear to be enhanced due to being on a technically superior platform, and some features may or may not have been added, but the bulk of the game is simply ported and not re-created.
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization2008Macintosh, Windows2K Games, Inc.3.72
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.8 - V.R. Virtua Racing: FlatOut2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.10 - After Burner II2004PlayStation 23D Ages...
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.14 - Alien Syndrome2004PlayStation 23D Ages2.50
Heroes of Might and Magic: Quest for the DragonBone Staff2001PlayStation 23DO Company, The2.58
Corpse Party2010iPhone, PSPXSEED Games3.83
Space Invaders1999Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.94
Vigilante 8: Arcade2008Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc....
Asteroids1998Game Boy Color, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.82
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown2001DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTierra Entertainment3.56
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones2002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAGD Interactive, LLC3.81
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire2008WindowsTierra Entertainment3.89
King's Quest III Redux: To Heir is Human2011Macintosh, WindowsAGD Interactive, LLC4.03
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown2003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxCapcom Co., Ltd.3.25
Crazy Chicken: Remake2005Windowsak tronic Software & Services GmbH...
Linda³: Kanzenban1998SEGA SaturnASCII Corporation3.43
Wizardry: Llylgamyn Saga1997PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsASCII Entertainment Software, Inc.3.57
Tempest 20001994DOS, Jaguar, Macintosh, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari Corporation3.77
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena2009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc.3.57
Missile Command2007Xbox 360Atari, Inc....
Battlezone2008Xbox 360Atari Interactive, Inc.4.00
Frogger1997PlayStation, WindowsHasbro Interactive, Inc.3.52
Tempest2007Xbox 360Atari Interactive, Inc....
Warlords2002WindowsInfogrames Interactive, Inc....
Warlords2008Xbox 360Atari Interactive, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Missile Command Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Missile Command
Asteroids Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Asteroids
Warlords Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Warlords
Vigilante 8: Arcade Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Vigilante 8: Arcade

Selected Screenshots

Activision Logo.
Screenshot from Asteroids
Two modes - "classic" and "evolved"
Screenshot from Warlords
Single-player menu.
Screenshot from Vigilante 8: Arcade