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Enhanced ports

Group Description

An enhanced port is a port of a game to a different platform typically released a year or two after its original release. These ports will sometimes come with an edition subtitle giving notification to the consumer that this isn't just a straight port of the game. Usually enhanced ports will have additional content. Things such as extra game modes, cut-scenes, dungeons, levels, changes to difficulty, DLC content, quality of life improvements (faster leveling in an RPG for example), etc. are typical enhancements. Ideally the enhancement information will be mentioned in the games description or as a trivia item. If the games enhancements can't be summed up in a a succinct manner it should ideally be kept as a separate entry.

On Moby Games, these games are allowed to be in the same game entry with the original release except under the condition when the enhanced port is also released on the same platform as the original base game was released on. For rating reasons, the games should remain separated.

Games can be released in different ways that may be confused with an enhanced port so contributors to the group should be careful not to confuse it with games released in other ways as the following:
  • Special edition: Special editions are releases that contain a base game with additional content, usually released simultaneously along a standard edition of a game.
  • Enhanced remakes: Enhanced remakes are versions of a games rebuilt from the ground up and are typically released several years from the original.
  • Remastered releases: A remaster takes the original game and improves some aspects of it such as texture size or model complexity that might not have been possible for hardware at the time of initial release.
  • Game of the Year (GOTY) releases: Games that not only won the title of game of the year, but were re-released as such with updated or additional content.
Although it may be possible for a game to be an enhanced port and also fall into another group, particularly a remaster or a GOTY release when it's the first release for that platform and the GOTY version wasn't re-released on the original platform(s) it was released on.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Quake2021Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesBethesda Softworks LLC...
Call of Duty: Black Ops III2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneActivision Publishing, Inc.4.08
Squareboy vs Bullies2015Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Windows AppsRatalaika Games S.L....
A-Train 3D: City Simulator2014Nintendo 3DS, WindowsNatsume, Inc....
Woodle Tree Adventures2014Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneChubby Pixel...
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze2014Nintendo Switch, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.10
Strength of the Sword2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneIvent Games Ltd....
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International2010PlayStation 3Square Enix, Inc....
Alone in the Dark: Inferno2008PlayStation 3, PlayStation NowAtari, Inc.3.44
Legend of Mulan2004PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games Ltd....
Winky the Little Bear2003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games B.V....
Atlantis: The Lost Continent2003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games B.V....
Dalmatians 22003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games B.V....
Lion and the King 22003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games B.V....
Detective Mouse2003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games Ltd....
Toys2003PlayStation, PlayStation 2Phoenix Games B.V....
TransWorld Surf2001GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxInfogrames, Inc.3.44
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory2001GameCube, PlayStation 2Rockstar Games, Inc.3.86
Langrisser I & II1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA SaturnAcer TWP Corp...
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!1996Game Boy Advance, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, SNES, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.01
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest1995Game Boy Advance, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, SNES, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.4.03
Donkey Kong Country1994Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, SNES, Wii, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.95
Shin Megami Tensei1992Nintendo Switch, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii UAtlus Co., Ltd.3.72

Selected Covers

Langrisser I & II PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Langrisser I & II
Strength of the Sword Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Strength of the Sword
Quake Windows Apps Front Cover
Front cover for Quake

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Langrisser I & II
Opening screen
Screenshot from Quake
This graphic is displayed as the game loads
Screenshot from TransWorld Surf
Game group created by Alaka (81546), additional games added to group by Plokite_Wolf (66605)
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