Love 'em or hate 'em, remasters are everywhere these days.
Rare Replay just released, Gears of War Ultimate Edition and Dishonored Definitive Edition are out this month, as does Mega Man Legacy Collection, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection comes in October. And that's far from all of the remasters we've seen this year alone.
A lot of gamers get angry about games being remastered. There seems to be a common conception that remastering games takes valuable time that could be spent on new titles. This is rarely the case, however. The majority of the time, the task of remastering a game is outsourced to specialist port studios like Bluepoint Games, the studio currently working on the Uncharted Collection. So, the fear that remasters mean less new games is a completely irrational one.
With that out of the way, we can look to the future of remasters (there's irony in there, if you missed it). Sony Europe President Jim Ryan stated at Gamescom that more PS3 remasters are very likely, and that they would only prioritize "great games." It was never really in question whether or not we would see more remasters; the fact is that these games sell, well.
When the remasters are done right, i.e. Master Chief Collection & Rare Replay, they are great collections that deserve to be played again.
So what games deserve to be remastered? Well, many of the answers come down to personal preference. Most gamers don't care about a lot of the remasters - but if their favorite game were to be re-released, they would feel differently. So, with that in mind, the choices in this list are all games that were either overlooked/not experienced by enough people, or are simply classics that deserve a new lease of life.