Resident Evil (GameCube)
Resident Evil is an incredibly influential game, helping kickstart the survival horror genre years ago. The title was in desperate need of a makeover, however, as it hasn’t aged incredibly well. Luckily the GameCube remake of Resident Evil gave it that much needed graphical face-lift, while adding on a staggering amount of new features.
First and foremost, the game features an entirely rewritten script with new voice actors, and even included an entire subplot cut from the original game. Presentation and gameplay remain mostly the same with you moving your character around pre-rendered backgrounds. There are new gameplay mechanics and weapons, however, the tank controls remain to help give the game tension. On top of that many of the puzzles in Resident Evil were revised, while entirely new explorable areas were added on. The GameCube remake is truly the definitive way to experience Resident Evil both in terms of presentation and gameplay, and it shouldn’t be missed by any fan. Luckily, you don’t need to have a GameCube to play it either, as an HD version of the remake was released on PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 a couples years back. Now, you have no excuse for skipping this one.