Old-School PC Games that Deserve a Remake

Freedom Force image from GOG
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The late 80s through the 90s was the golden age of PC games, setting the foundation for the amazing games we get to enjoy today. While not as graphically spectacular when compared to the games of today, 90s video games made use of developers’ creativity and innovation to create an amazing experience for the gamers of today.

With that being said, there’s are lots of great old games out there waiting to be re-discovered or re-made. Now that we have the best gaming laptops that can churn out spectacular graphics, it’s time those old games are brought back to life.

Command & Conquer

Command & Conquer gameplay screenshot
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As one of the pioneers of the strategy genre, the original Command & Conquer is a game deserving of a remake. This was the game that brought the genre into the mainstream spotlight. The two distinct factions, the GDI and Brotherhood of Nod, which catered to different styles of play. Another feature was the resource-gathering and technology for continuous warfare. A remake would be most welcome now.

Freedom Force

Freedom Force gameplay screenshot
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A relatively unknown game that was a lot of fun to play. With its tactical RPG like gameplay, it was a different take on strategy games. Players took control of a team of superheroes who were roughly based on the silver age of comics. They had all quintessential superhero powers to help you battle the forces of evil. A good remake with multiplayer would be excellent.

X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter

X-Wing vs TIE Fighter gameplay
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The Star Wars video games have been either a hit or miss. There are lots of gems, while there are bad ones. One of the best games released during the 1990s was X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter which lets players engage in space combat in the franchise’s two most iconic spacecraft.

The game was designed for multiplayer action with a competitive or co-op option. Unfortunately, the servers weren’t really up to speed back then, and it was kind of lanky to play. With the technology of today, there’s no reason for this game not to be remade!


Quake Gameplay Screenshot
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Doom will always be among those at the top when we talk about the PC’s greatest games. But Quake was able to bring something different to the table when it was released. The abominations you face in Quake are still scary to look at now, and the medieval occult designs of the monsters are quite the show. If you throw in the music which was made in collaboration with Trent Reznor, you have all the elements for a great game, and with that, an awesome remake should be expected.


Outlaws gameplay screenshot
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Western shooters were always exciting; there’s something unique about the Wild West setting. Outlaws was one of the best first-person shooters ever. What made this simple yet fun game stand out from a whole host of shooters?

There was the manual reload system and the first ever sniper scope used in a shooter game. The soundtrack was awesome, and the animated cutscenes were entertaining. There were the wide open plains, frontier towns, and all the other elements that you can expect from the Old West.

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