Fable, Far Cry, and Tomb Raider: Remastered games and bundles worth a look


There’s a bunch of new video games just around the corner. (I’m talking about, in order of release, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Thief, Dark Souls 2, Titanfall, inFamous: Second Son, and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.) But if you’ve got some gift cards burning a hole in your pocket, there are some remastered titles and game bundles coming soon that you should think about adding to your library.


Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix) has been rebuilt for PS4 and Xbox One and includes the downloadable content from one of last year’s best games. It will be on shelves on January 28 for $59.99.

Fable: Anniversary (Microsoft), coming on February 4, is a remastered version of the original 2004 game that was developed for the original Xbox and includes all content from The Lost Chapters extended version of the game. Anniversary, for the Xbox 360, has updated, high-definition graphics and has incorporated achievements into the game. It’s listed at $39.99.

Fable: Anniversary for Xbox 360.

Just a few days later, on February 7, Anniversary will be available bundled with Fable 2 and Fable 3 in a package called Fable Trilogy. No word yet on pricing for the trilogy. 

Then, on February 11, comes Far Cry Compilation from Ubisoft, which bundles Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon as a PS3 exclusive costing $39.99. 

Far Cry Classic, a high-definition remake of the original game from Crytek, is being released for PS3 and Xbox 360 in Europe on February 12. It will be coming to North America, but a date has not been announced.

Bioshock Infinite (bundled with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PS3 and Xbox 360).

And 2K Games and Bethesda Softworks have partnered to release two amazing game bundles for only $29.99 each. They are available on February 11 for PS3 and Xbox 360:

Note that these versions of the four award-winning games do not include DLC from any of the games, but those add-ons will be available. Even so, these bundles are a great deal.

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Ron Y
Yeah but are any of these killer apps Travis? I'm loving the last of the PS3 games - The Last of Us, Black Flag, GTA5 and so on. Have you found a game yet that just has to be PS4?

I looked at the side by side comparison of Lara Croft at IGN and frankly was not impressed. Yes there are subtle particle, edge lighting and subsurface scatter differences but...they're subtle. They don't influence the gameplay (which I assume is pretty terrible) and even graphically it's not like you are faced with twice the number of independently guided NPCs or anything like that.

But, you're the game guy.
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There aren't yet games for PS4/Xbox One that NEED to be played.

But the only title above that was remastered for PS4/Xbox One is Tomb Raider. It's as much a "game of the year" edition as anything, collecting all the DLC and the core game in one box.

The chance to get some of those other games - for the PS3 and Xbox 360 - at those prices is unbeatable if you don't already have them.

This article is about a value proposition, not a graphics one.
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