Everyone loves ‘definitive edition’ collections of video games. There is something about paying once for a bundle of games that gives us this jolly feeling of excitement. It was one of the great things about the PS3: it had great gaming collections such as the Metal Gear Solid Collection, the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection, and more. We’re hoping that the PS4 will be home to awesome collections as well, so without further ado, here are the ten collections we want to see here at PS4 Experts.
10. The Rockstar Definitive Collection
While a definitive collection of every Grand Theft Auto game would be better, do you know what would be even better than that? A collection of the best Rockstar Games of all time. Think about it: in addition to the Grand Theft Auto games, this collection would also feature such classics as Bully, Manhunt, LA Noire and of course, Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption. The collection could even offer bonus content such as their less-than-stellar State of Emergency or the forgotten (yet awesome) video game classic of the cult film classic The Warriors. I’d pay over $100 easily!
9. Uncharted Collection
We may be getting this collection later this year, but for now, let’s dare to dream. How awesome would it be to have every Uncharted title in one definitive collection? Very – there’s no need to say any more.
8. The Batman Arkham Collection
With the series seemingly ending with Batman: Arkham Knight later this year, a collection of every Batman Arkham game would be an incredible way to end the series. If you remember correctly, the Arkham games have always had awesome DLC as well, so a complete collection with every bit of content for each game seems like a win-win in our books.
7. Metal Gear: The Complete Collection
Every. Single. Metal Gear. - that’s the collection we want. Ranging from the original Metal Gear games on the NES to the Metal Gear Solid entries to the portable editions of the Metal Gear games (yes, even the Game Boy Color version) to even Metal Gear Rising, there is a lot of Metal Gear goodness to go around. The best time to release a collection of this caliber would be a little while after the release of Metal Gear Solid V, so if this collection ever comes to fruition, we’ll be waiting a while.
6. Square – The Best RPGs
It’s one thing to say a Final Fantasy collection would be awesome (and it would be), but you know what would be better? A collection of the best Square RPGs of all time. Certainly a lot of Final Fantasygames would be on the list (Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy VII instantly spring to mind), but Square/Squaresoft/Square Enix has a ton of awesome RPGs that don’t fall under the Final Fantasy umbrella. From Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross to the Kingdom Hearts series to Secret of Mana to the Dragon Quest, Front Mission, Grandia, Valkyrie, and Star Ocean series, this collection would be the Square RPG collection to have.
And if it ever happened? Expect it to be insanely expensive.
5. Crash Bandicoot Collection
The world needs more Crash Bandicoot, and the first few entries that graced the PS1 are still gems. Imagine playing the original Crash Bandicoot in glorious HD. It would be awesome, and it needs to happen.
4. Sly Cooper Collection
The same goes for the Sly Cooper games. They need to make an appearance via a definitive collection on the PS4, and it needs to happen soon.
3. Tomb Raider Collection
Thanks to the stellar reboot of Tomb Raider last year, there is renewed interest in the Tomb Raider IP. What better way to introduce a new generation to Lara Croft than showing her roots by re-releasing every Tomb Raider in glorious HD?
Bear with me, as I’m about to get a bit nostalgic.
2. The Ultimate Mega Man Collection
I understand the PS2 was graced with a Mega Man and Mega Man X collection, but these games need to be re-released into one definitive collection. With Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune working on the successor to the Mega Man series, Might No. 9, this would be a perfect opportunity for Capcom to allow players hungry for more Mega Mangameplay to play these classic titles once again. If Capcom wants to include the lesser-known handheld franchises (Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX,etc.) then that’s fine, but please include the entries to the Mega Man Legends series – more people need to play those.
1. The Ultimate Sega Collection
If you’re saying, ”who cares,” then you clearly didn’t grow up during the Nintendo/Sega rivalry of the 90’s. Sega may be a former shell of itself, but there was a time when the Sega brand meant something. There are plenty of hits to include in this collection too: obviously, the Sonic the Hedgehog games that appeared on the Sega Master/Genesis/CD consoles in the early 90’s, but also a handful of other awesome games such as the Golden Axe series, Space Harrier, Panzer Dragoon, the Virtua Fighter series, the Phantasy Star series, and of course, Dreamcast classics such as Shenmue, ChuChu Rocket, and Crazy Taxi. There’s more than enough Sega classics to make one of the most sought after definitive collections out there, and it needs to appear on the PS4!
There you have it. Obviously, I missed out on a few series that you guys would prefer to see in this list, so tell us about it. Which game collections would you like to see on the PS4 that didn’t make my cut? Let us know in the comments below!
Article by - Dusty W.
Insert Date: 3/22/2014