Remakes are a tricky thing in the entertainment world. You’re putting your own spin and giving your own vision to something that’s already been out for a while and, more often than not, has their own rabid fan base ready to pounce on anything they see as an insult to the original version. It’s a careful balance of originality and familiarity, and it’s definitely not an easy thing to pull of.
Video games certainly have their share of awful remakes, but on the other side of the same coin, they also have some fantastic remakes. In fact, there are quite a few remakes that have, by and large, eclipsed the games they were inspired by. In no particular order, here are my picks for the Top 5 Best Video Game Remakes Of All Time.