Take a stroll down the video game aisle of your local big box store. You’ll see a lot of first-person shooters, multi-player action games and shit from comics franchises. Most of these games will have film quality graphics, sophisticated storylines, and complicated gameplay. A lot of these games feel exactly like other games you’ve already played. But what about the stuff you grew up on? The franchises that made you fall in love with gaming in the first place? Polish they may not have, but they’ve always been entertaining AF. Here are the best classic video game franchises you forgot about that deserve fresh revivals.
For 20 years, we were able to experience the swashbuckling fun that was the Monkey Island franchise. It lives up to every expectation you could have from a Disney video game originally released in 1990, in that it’s basically like playing through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. But with Disney’s sole focus lately seeming to be anything and everything Marvel-related, something like a Monkey Island reboot looks to be a little low on the docket. Maybe a Johnny Depp cameo would help.