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Published January 12, 2019

There has been more and more ideas for the PS4 ever since the console came out back in ’13 and one of ideas is remastered PS4 games or PS3 games remastered on PS4. So one could ask, why does a game need to be remastered; why not just enjoy the original copy and be happy with that; the answer is a little complicated.

For many, it is just the idea of the game getting remastered to the PS4 that really makes all the difference, an example of this is Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. The best games to come out on PS3 are now out on PS4 remastered and the improvements that were made are very noticeable.

Another example is the Spyro the Dragon: Reignited Trilogy, people thought that the 3 games getting remastered on PS4 would really make the games look stunning which, spoiler alert, they absolutely do. This is only one reason of many to get games that have been remastered to PS4.

Incidentally, it is not surprising that gamers are on the lookout for this but there is a downside to having remastered versions of games on the PS4 which can really harm or slow down the PS4. I’ll talk about the concept of Remastered PS4 games, what games are ideal and why, games with no loading screen or long screens and storage space issues.

Why buy Remastered PS4 games?

So once upon a time, I asked myself this very question “why buy Remastered PS4 games” or games that have been remastered on PS4 that was on the PS3. The reason was as simple as eliminating the concept of the loading screen when I played the Uncharted threesome on my PS3; it wasn’t going to be a century before the game to get started.

Incidentally, when I bought the remastered PS4 games that I bought, I did so from a need and not a want perspective. For example, I bought Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection because I got tired of the long loading times. Buying the game was definitely something that I wouldn’t have done if I didn’t face said problem on the PS3.

I got this….

If we’re being honest here, sometimes buying a remastered PS4 game becomes necessary because many of the PS3 games are being phased out and being moved to the PSN Plus or just regular downloads for the PS4. There is not a lot of room for trial and error when getting a Remastered PS4 game or a PS3 game that has been remastered for PS4.

To avoid this!

Ideal Choices

It goes without saying that choosing to buy PS3 games remastered on PS4 is a personal perference but it also goes without saying that if you make a choice to do it then do it for games you know would give you problems or has problems that were not completely addressed. Take God of War III Remastered, a game that didn’t really get a lot of notice starting out.

However, the longer that it was out, the more it became apparent that buying remastered PS3 games on PS4 is a necessity because God of War III was glitchy not to mention has been known to freeze at certain parts of the game.

This game solved that problem!

I’m not going to completely comment on the Spyro the Dragon Reiginited Trilogy, but it just seemed apparent to me that people just wanted that game remastered for the sole purpose of it looking good on PS4; I still have my Spyro the Dragon PS1 games and they all still work perfectly so there’s no reason for me to buy this collection.

The Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is a matter of choice because it isn’t really a game that needed remastering, but the Uncharted games for the PS3 definitely needed a remastered version because gamers no longer have to deal with…..

Long loading screens

As every gamer well knows that long loading screens can dictate more than one thing, but the biggest thing about long loading screens is that it can be a predictability factor of whether or not the game loads and sometimes it doesn’t. The Uncharted threesome for the PS3 has the longest loading screens ever which caused a huge problem.

Gamers walking out of the store with brand new copies of these games but still get them home only to be subjected to the long loading screen where there is a huge possibility of freezing. I remember when I was playing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and I was at the part on Chapter 16 – Where am I, where I was just trying to make my way through the village.

However, during the gameplay and while I was trying to make my way through the village, I didn’t hear any sound and it was cutting in and out for a long time then I had to reload the game and it was still doing the same thing except this time the game waited until I was outside the village to start freezing.

Playstation 4

Download it on here!

Since buying the remastered collection on PS4, I don’t have a long loading screen nor do I have to contend with the game freezing so buying this collection is worth the money and is ABSOLUTELY necessary.

Storage space becomes an issue

Now, we eventually get to a point where downloading these remastered PS4 games start to really go to work on our storage space on our consoles. There’s nothing wrong with downloading PS3 games remastered on PS4 but I would say be smart about it, I wouldn’t download the Spyro the Dragon Reiginited Trilogy on my PS4 since the PS1 games already work on my PS2.

After awhile, the storage space on the PS4 will start to deteriorate at an alarming rate; it is without a doubt that downloading only a few of them will keep your storage space on your PS4 plentiful for future downloads. Although I made the choice to download PS4 games on my PS4, keeping an eye on my storage space is still important.

Overall, the remastered PS4 games is a very big deal and they’re great to have so as to alleviate the problems associated with past games but it is still wise to keep your eyes on the storage space because it is easy to go overboard with your downloads.


Remastered PS4 games have come a long way and have more than proven their mettle in showing improvements over their predecessors; I want it to go on the record that many remastered games are necessary and some people just wanted because they thought that the game would look cool on PS4.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and God of War III Remastered are necessary because the games had problems on the PS3. Long loading screens are completely eliminated and are no longer an issue and game freezes are completely gone, storage space is still an issue that needs to be monitored.

If you have any questions about my post or would like to leave me a message then do so and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Thank you and Happy gaming.


  1. Jean Jean

    You made a great article informing us about the pros and cons of dealing with remastered PS4 games. It is sad to know that remastered games could slow down or harm the PS4. The long loading screens and storage space make it even disappointing. Anyway, keep dropping thast good content.

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      Thanks Jean, I will. I do it for fans and people like you who I know will always benefit from my posts.

  2. Chrissie Spurgeon Chrissie Spurgeon

    I had not realised that many of the PS3 games had been remastered for PS4, as it is not me but my children who play them. But I have heard them complain about the long loading times, and also the lack of storage space, so I think that I will suggest the remastered games to them, as that will remove aggro for all of us!

    Thank you so much for this information, as I am sure it will lead to happier children!

    Chrissie ­čÖé

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      No problem Chrissie, I’m happy that I can help. I mean, was them once upon a time and I was like “share the experience, I mean whose really suffering with this?” I wanted to reach to everyone whose ever been affected by this. 

  3. Seun Afotanju Seun Afotanju

    I am though a fan of playstation but have never heard or bought a remastered Ps4 game but this article is the first time i am seeing this and the advantages and it was stated here that most people only wanted the game remastered because they just thought the game will look more better on play station 4, i yet to get a remastered game to give my say. Thanks alot

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      No problem Seun, it cannot argued that most PS3 games that are remastered for the PS4 look better but if the game from the last generation is still working just fine then why are people just throwing money in order to “stay current”; ridiculous.

  4. Dave Sweney Dave Sweney

    There is a lot of debate on the value of buying the remastered version of some of the games designed for earlier versions of the game consoles. You lay your argument nicely and I see the rationale in the conclusions you reach. Most certainly the loading and screen-freeing problems can be addressed with the new versions…

    On the other hand, as you rightly point out, there is a decision point involved, as in the hard space that is required for the new versions that may possibly limit your ability to add new games to your console own the road, I think each user needs to think this through prior to making the decision to buy the remastered versions.

    If you have the older consoles and the games (older versions) are working, it could be that the older version of the game will suffice. On the other hand, the improved graphics, the faster loading times, and the fixing of glitches may be enough improvement to make it worthwhile to take the plunge and buy the remastered versions.

    In my case, I would consider the newer versions for some of my favorites, The improved UX (user experience) is worth it in my opinion. Good article on the pros and cons of the remastered PS4 games, I enjoyed the read/discussion!

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      You’re quite welcome Dave. The point here is to weigh your options when comes down to which you can stand to get the remastered version of and others you’re better off leaving well enough alone if they’re still working. I believe its all about personal choice.

  5. Steve Steve

    I remember a time when they made consoles backward compatible, but it really seems they have done away with that idea. I suppose if there is a market for people who will buy a game over again, then that was a good decision. I do agree that it is really cool that they can up the graphical quality so much and eliminate the load times, but like you said, it really depends on the game you are looking to play as to whether or not it is necessary.

    • Rodney McGill Rodney McGill

      Indeed. It’s all about personal choice but make no mistake, a situation like still warrants sound judgement which many people seem to not display but I wanted to share that. 

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