Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 remake, remaster or re-release of 2022of which a top four was compiled by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 titles we’ve played in the past, but have been released again in a new form – some will have received upgrades while others will arrive as part of a collection. At the end, we will list some honorable mentions.
Few would dare to remaster a PSP game for modern consoles, let alone a game that hasn’t garnered much acclaim. However, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was a fascinating title at the time, and it returns again as part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake efforts of Square Enix. The portable title has been given a gorgeous glow that restores the original game – without any story additions – and makes it playable on PS5, PS4. while you wait Final Fantasy VII Revivalit’s a side story worth exploring.
You can read our Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion PS5 review through the link.
Collections of much older games are common these days, but rarely are they treated with as much love as Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. Digital Eclipse has set a new bar for retro compilations by pairing around 100 titles with a comprehensive Atari history, letting you learn more about the company’s origins and then jump right into the games mentioned. It’s basically a museum in your own PS5, PS4 console, with a sleek interface and excellent emulation. This is a must have game for history buffs.
You can read our Atari 50: Anniversary Celebration PS5 Review through the link.
The PS5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 not only fixed the RPG, it rescued the IP from the depths and effectively restarted sales. The CD Projekt RED game has now taken on a new lease of life with a turntable count and a much more optimistic outlook for the future of the developer and the series. It was most certainly broken at launch – and that should never be forgotten – but the Polish team have been working tirelessly to update the game and get it where it belongs. The developer deserves credit for that, and the PS5 version of Cyberpunk 2077 is now a compelling experience more than worth playing.
You can read our Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 review through the link.
Pricing aside, there’s absolutely no debating the impressive job Naughty Dog has done with The Last of Us: Part I. While still completely faithful to the gameplay and story of the original PS3 experience , the team made it a top visual contender on PS5 with great graphics, realistic facial models and stunning views. This is now the definitive way to live the campaign of The last of us and its DLC Left over. The modern classic is gorgeous again with new accessibility features, AI improvements, and great DualSense controller support. An exceptional game it remains in 2022.
You can read our The Last of Us: Part I PS5 Review through the link.
Honorable Mentions: GTA 5, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series, Pac-Man World Re-Pac, Sound originsand Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.
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