Best Upcoming Game Remakes 2022 (And Beyond)

Tons of good old games are getting remakes! Here's a list of the best upcoming game remakes to look forward to this year and beyond!

There have been several remakes of popular movies, shows, and video games throughout the years that build off of, and in many cases, enhance the original concept.

This year is packed with enough remakes, remasters, and collections to satisfy the largest nostalgia appetites.

In this list, we’ll highlight the best upcoming game remakes of 2022, including the best upcoming video game remakes for PC and Nintendo Switch.

We’ll be updating this list in the future with new titles, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any games!

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Remastered versions of the original Life is Strange and its prequel, Before the Storm, will be re-released this fall for Windows PC and consoles.

Life is Strange Remastered Collection will feature “improved visuals and animations,” across both games, specifically character animations using full facial mocap performance.

Other upgrades include engine optimizations and retooled lighting effects that should help with performance and raise the overall visual presentation.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out this award-winning adventure series, this collection is the best way to experience the first two entries.

Despite being one of the more revered Nintendo franchises, there hasn’t been a new Advance Wars game in over a decade.

Thankfully, that’s about to change when Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp releases on the Switch early next year.

Touted as a comprehensive remake of the first two games in the series: Advance Wars and AW2: Black Hole Rising, it features updated graphics and refined gameplay.

In it, players will lead the Orange Star Army into battle while leveraging land, air, and naval units in order to capture towns and take down enemy squads.

Square Enix has announced they’re currently working on bringing the classic RPG Dragon Quest III to modern standards with an upcoming HD-2D Remake.

This is just in time for the franchise’s 35th anniversary and is planned to have a simultaneous global release without any localization delays.

The most notable difference is a shift to a bird’s eye view camera and modified 2.5D visuals reminiscent of games like Octopath Traveller and Project Triangle Strategy.

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake will also feature fully 3D environments and updated animations for its pixel art character sprites.

Despite having the dated graphics of a 90s PC game, Blade Runner still does a great job of depicting the franchise’s cyberpunk world.

With that said, it wouldn’t stand to lose anything from a graphical facelift that brings the twenty-year-plus old point-and-click game to today’s standards.

Currently in development by Nightdive Studios, Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will add a host of visual and performance improvements including smoother character models and environments.

While the game has had a rocky development due to technical issues and missing source code, if any developer can pull off a project like this, it’s Nightdive.

The cult 1995 first-person shooter Rise of the Triad will make a comeback in an upcoming remaster currently in development by 3D Realms.

While it’s far from the first retro FPS to receive an updated version, Rise of the Triad Remastered will be the first entry in the franchise available on modern consoles.

It’s set to feature widescreen support, mouselook support, revamped multiplayer, and a classic mode that lets players stick to the original’s look.

Even though Triad fans would probably prefer a new entry, this is good news for anyone who’s been waiting for a more accessible way to play the original.

It’s been nearly a decade since Ubisoft released a new entry in the Prince of Persia series, with the last game being 2010’s The Forgotten Sands.

That’s all set to change after the company revealed an upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake is currently underway.

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The game follows a Prince who finds himself entangled in a feud between his father and a corrupt adversary.

At the center of the story is a powerful artifact known as the Dagger of Time, which grants the user the ability to control time.

The Fear Effect games had their run during the early 2000s on PS1 and are mostly remembered for their cel-shaded art and clumsy controls.

Following the release of a standalone spin-off, developer Kronos Digital is looking to capitalize on the series’ resurgence with Fear Effect Reinvented.

It sees players controlling three mercenaries tasked with rescuing the daughter of one of Hong Kong’s biggest criminal leaders.

In addition to updating the original’s graphics, Reinvented will introduce gameplay modifications tailored for today’s players while staying faithful to the story.

Following THQ Nordic’s acquisition of Piranha Bytes back in May 2019, the company has begun working on a remake of the classic 2001 action RPG Gothic.

For the remake, THQ Nordic appears to be leaving the story alone, instead focusing on updating the game’s visuals and combat.

In it, you play as a prisoner of a mining colony who receives a letter requesting him to seek out a group of wizards knowns as the Order of the Magicians of Fire.

If you would like to check out the game for yourself, THQ has released a free playable teaser you can download through Steam.

Less of a remake and more of an expansion, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a fresh and improved version of the narrative-driven walking sim.

The game sees you playing as Stanley, a man trapped working a boring 9-5 job until one day when he notices a strange voice is narrating his every action.

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This sparks the start of a hilariously cheeky first-person adventure with multiple possible endings based on the player’s actions.

Ultra Deluxe will include a copy of the original game along with new content in the form of additional endings and an extended script.

A remake of the 1999 PC-based first-person shooter Kingpin: Life of Crime is currently in development and expected to release later this year.

Described as an “enhanced re-release,” Kingpin Reloaded will revisit the Quake II engine classic while supporting up to 4K resolutions and introducing an Enhanced Mode with adjusted graphics.

Additional characteristics include controller support, new quest and dialogue systems, and more.

However, the story remains unchanged for the most part and sees you becoming the leader of a street gang as you set out to exact revenge on your enemies and dethrone the Kingpin.

Technically a remaster, Braid Anniversary Edition will soon be the definitive way to play Jonathan Blow’s original masterpiece.

In it, you control a man named Tim as he attempts to rescue a princess from an evil monster using time manipulation.

The game was meant to be a critique of contemporary trends in video games but ended up being a solid puzzle platformer in its own right.

The rerelease will feature remastered artwork, animations, and music that will look and sound better on high-resolution displays.

When the original System Shock was released in 1994, critics praised the game’s relatively realistic physics and the scale of its 3D environments.

Today, the series is remembered for elevating the first-person genre even though its success was short-lived.

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Fortunately, developer Night Dive Studios is looking to bring the original back to life with a backer-funded remake currently in the works.

The remake will yet again see us controlling a resourceful hacker as they explore a space station brimming with terrifying creatures and a hostile AI named SHODAN.

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As a fan of both indie and triple-A games, Justin finds joy in discovering and sharing hidden gems with other passionate gamers. In addition to reporting on the latest and greatest titles, he manages GamingScan’s social media channels.

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