Video game remakes have become something of a recent trend in the industry. Whether it’s one of the litany of last generation games receiving touched up remasters for the current generation or beloved classics being completely remade for a modern audience, these nostalgic callbacks have proven immensely popular. Hangar 13’s Mafia: Definitive Edition is one of the most recent examples, and provides an excellent example as to how a remake can not only update an older game, but also expand upon it in logical ways.

Mafia: Definitive Edition | 2K Games

The Mafia series has been through quite a few changes in its almost twenty year…

Recently, I’ve been having a great deal of fun driving like a lunatic in Forza Horizon 3, Playground Games’ 2016 open-world racer. The game is set in a heavily fictionalised version of Australia, where one has enough time to go on a round trip through Byron Bay, the Outback, then up to the Gold Coast on their lunch break, and where Victoria’s famous Twelve Apostles are somehow nestled somewhere on the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Somehow, the locals disregard the road rules more than they do in real life.

Forza Horizon 3 | Microsoft Studios

Geographical weirdness aside, the game is an absolute…

Matt Birkin

Twenty something British guy living in Australia. I write about video games and whatever else may take my fancy.

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