Game Groups > Enhanced ports / Port differences

This group is for when a port between platforms features some differences from the original version.

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, 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 MobyGames, 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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 2019 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch Adventure, Strategy / tactics
8.5
box cover thumbnail 2064: Read Only Memories 2015 Windows, PS Vita (+8 more) Adventure
7.5
box cover thumbnail 2064: Read Only Memories - Integral 2018 Nintendo Switch Adventure
n/a
box cover thumbnail A Boy and His Blob: Retro Collection 2023 PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch (+2 more) Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail A-Train 3D: City Simulator 2014 Nintendo 3DS, Windows Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Alone in the Dark: Inferno 2008 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now Action
7.1
box cover thumbnail And Yet It Moves 2009 Windows, Linux (+5 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Angelique 1994 Windows, PlayStation (+4 more) Adventure, Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail Angelique Duet 1998 SEGA Saturn, Nintendo DS (+1 more) Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Aqua Kitty 2013 Xbox 360, Windows (+4 more) Action
7.2
box cover thumbnail Arctic Thunder 2000 PlayStation 2, Xbox (+1 more) Racing / Driving
6.1
box cover thumbnail Armalyte 1988 Commodore 64, Windows (+1 more) Action
8.1
box cover thumbnail Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk 2015 PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
7.5
box cover thumbnail Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX 2019 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 2016 PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX 2019 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the... 2021 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the... 2021 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Marie Plus: Salburg no Renkinjutsushi 1997 PlayStation, PS Vita (+6 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland 2013 PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX 2018 Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland 2014 PlayStation 3, PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea 2017 PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
7.8
box cover thumbnail Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX 2019 PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX 2021 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland 2012 PS Vita Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX 2018 PlayStation 4, Windows (+1 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.3
box cover thumbnail Atlantis: The Lost Continent 2003 PlayStation, PlayStation 2 Puzzle
n/a
box cover thumbnail Blazing Chrome 2019 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+6 more) Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Breakers Collection 2023 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+4 more) Action, Compilation
7.3
box cover thumbnail Bubble Bobble 1986 DOS, Windows (+23 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Bully: Scholarship Edition 2008 Xbox 360, Windows (+5 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Call of Duty: Black Ops III 2015 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Action
7.6
box cover thumbnail Carmageddon: Max Damage 2016 PlayStation 4, Windows (+1 more) Action, Racing / Driving
5.9
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Harmony of Despair 2010 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (+1 more) Action, Role-playing (RPG)
6.8
box cover thumbnail Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997 PlayStation, SEGA Saturn (+7 more) Action
8.5
box cover thumbnail Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Retaliation 1998 PlayStation, PSP (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.9
box cover thumbnail Corpse Party 2010 PSP, Nintendo 3DS (+6 more) Adventure
7.5
box cover thumbnail Dalmatians 2 2003 PlayStation, PlayStation 2 Puzzle
n/a
box cover thumbnail Derby Stallion 1997 PlayStation, SEGA Saturn Sports
n/a
Detective Mouse 2003 PlayStation, PlayStation 2 Puzzle
n/a
box cover thumbnail Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition 2020 Xbox Series, PlayStation 5 Action, Compilation
8.1
box cover thumbnail Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days 2009 PSP, Windows (+2 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness 2006 PSP, Windows Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Dokapon Kingdom 2007 PlayStation 2, Windows (+2 more) Strategy / tactics, Role-playing (RPG)
7.2
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong 1981 PC Booter, Game Boy Advance (+20 more) Action
6.8
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country 1994 Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance (+5 more) Action
8.2
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 1995 SNES, Game Boy Advance (+4 more) Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996 SNES, Game Boy Advance (+4 more) Action
8.0
box cover thumbnail Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 2013 Nintendo 3DS Action
7.5

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