List of notable ports
In situations where emulation of a system makes it harder to run a video game than natively, it might be worthwhile to consider playing a native port of a classic game instead. Some systems may even have inherent flaws that are avoided on other platforms. If your system of choice is a standard PC, a native port may be easier to run.
Emulation General does not aim to provide a complete list of every single port ever. Instead, we'll focus on games that are known to have issues that can be solved by using another system.
- This is an official emulated release. Usually the ROM can be extracted and played in another emulator.
- This is a remake, which can dramatically differ from the original game.
- 1 PC ports
- 2 NES
- 3 Sharp X68000
- 4 Sega Genesis
- 5 SNES
- 6 Sega Saturn
- 7 PlayStation
- 8 Nintendo 64
- 9 Dreamcast
- 10 PlayStation 2
- 11 Gamecube
- 12 Xbox
- 13 Gameboy
- 14 Nintendo DS
- 15 PSP
- 16 PlayStation 3
- 17 Xbox 360
- 18 Wii
- 19 PlayStation Vita
- 20 3DS
- 21 References
It's usually preferred to use a native PC port rather than emulation.
When veteran developers port PC releases, they usually take into account the variety of potential hardware configurations their users might have and strive to have games working well even on the lowest specs. However, to any standard developer this may not be feasible (probably due to deadlines), so they may often give very little customization targeting the recommended specs and move on to the next release.
Depending on the studio, some developers may opt to release on the three main x86 platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS) but in most cases, PC ports are Windows-only (basically enforcing the catch-22 of Linux adoption) and may only get a polished but outsourced macOS port later on.
Most indie games likely have cross-platform support as a way to maximize sales, as opposed to major publishers that see cross-platform support as a hindrance to their sales.
However, sometimes ports were sloppy, and prone to bugs and/or optimization issues at sales' start (e.g. Grand Theft Auto IV and Batman: Arkham Knight) or right up to today (like Saints Row 2). Every port has its own troubles so it has to be approached on a case-by-case basis. The game may also only have very outdated options, such as only a few resolutions. It's best to check PCGamingWiki for any potential issues you might have.
Classic games may only be available for the Windows 9x family as 16-bit software, which does not run on x86_64 without some form of emulation (x86 is a different story), so getting them to work could be stressful. However, Wine can play a majority of classic titles very well. Some ports may be for DOS and are supported by DOSBox.
There are also community patches which can fix some of these issues and depend on the complexity of the game, it may have a cross-platform game engine recreation. Depending on a game's popularity, it may even have a full remake. Obscure titles may have no fixes at all.
Older games may not have good controller support as Xinput does not have backward compatibility with DirectInput. One of the most common problems in the digital pad not being recognized. In that case, button mappers like AntiMicro can be helpful.
Console versions of games superior to PC counterparts
While we live in a time where the PC versions are automatically regarded as the "definitive" ones because of the benefits the platform has over consoles, it was not always the case. This section will cover games that either received poor ports (where emulation is preferable), or got completely different versions compared to console titles of the same name.
|Game||PS2||Xbox||GameCube||Dreamcast||PlayStation||PC version issues|
|PowerSlave/Exhumed||✓||A completely different game while the PC is a straightforward FPS get from Point A to Point B, While Sega Saturn and PS1 Versions are closer to be 3D Metroidvania.|
|Grand Theft Auto San Andreas||✓||✓||Many missing effects, worse textures and different map geometry, compared to the PS2 version. Some problems can be fixed by using mods; the retail "Second Edition" (v2), Steam, and Rockstar Games Launcher versions, however, need to be downgraded to be moddable.|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow||✓||✓||✓||Shadows, water and torchlight may not render correctly on modern PCs. It is recommended to play it on the original Xbox.|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent||✓||✓||✓||The PC version is the 7th gen version, not the (superior) 6th gen version.|
|Metal Gear Solid||✓||FMV's don't work on modern PCs, and misses blur effects. The broken FMVs, however, been fixed in the GOG.com release.|
|Sonic Adventure DX||✓||✓||Too many to list here. The GameCube version is also affected by many of the downgrades, but is playable at 60 FPS and cutscenes can be skipped. Patch the PC version with SADX Mod Installer, or just play the Dreamcast version.|
|Silent Hill 2||✓||✓||Missing some effects, fogs are lower quality, inferior sound quality, badly converted FMVs, and compatibility issues on modern versions of Windows and newer hardware. Many problems from the PC version can be patched using mods such as Silent Hill 2: Enhanced Edition.|
|007 Nightfire||✓||✓||✓||Completely different game, developed by Gearbox. Some weapons appear in the console version but not the PC version, has fewer levels than the console versions and does not implement driving mode. Had a mixed reception compared to the console's counterpart.|
|Spider-Man 2||✓||✓||✓||Completely different game, developed by a different studio. It was "dumbed down" for a young audience and thus featured more simplistic and less challenging gameplay.|
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom||✓||✓||✓||Different game, developed by a different studio. A remake based on the original console versions, titled "SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated" has been released on PC and 8th gen consoles.|
|Toy Story 3||The Windows version is a port of the Wii version instead of the X360/PS3 versions, have fewer Toy Box options for gameplay and town customization, and lack a multiplayer option.|
|Rayman 2||✓||✓||The Windows version is a port of the N64 version, and is known to have issues running on modern Windows. The Dreamcast version has various changes from the Nintendo 64 and Microsoft Windows versions, including several 2D sprites being replaced by 3D models, improved texture quality and minor level design changes. The Dreamcast version also has exclusive mini-games, six hidden Glob Crystal collectables and replaces The Hall of Doors with The Isle of Doors for the world map. Michel Ancel (the Director) himself has previously stated that he believes that this version is the best version of the game.
Rayman Revolution (the PS2 version) features many enhancements including new minigames and bonus challenges, upgrades to Rayman's abilities, level revisions, new music tracks, the option to switch between the gibberish from other versions and newly recorded real language voices, three new bosses, and Yellow Lum redistribution. The Hall of Doors was replaced with three central hubs, called The Minisaurus Plain, Globox's House and The Rainbow Creek, in which to walk to each level freely, play Ly's bonus challenges unlocked by freeing Revolution-exclusive prisoners called Familiar Spirits, and purchase ability upgrades or the new minigames from the Teensies with the Yellow Lums the player has collected. To date, Revolution is the only edition of Rayman 2 that lets players save when a level has been only partially completed, but like all versions of the game, it still uses manual saves. This is also the only version in which the 1,000th Yellow Lum can be obtained normally. However, despite the numerous improvements and enhancements to the gameplay, the frame rate is not as smooth as the near-constant 60fps of the Sega Dreamcast version, and certain graphical effects from that version, such as the blue ring trails that accompany a fully charged gold fist orb, are also gone. But it can reach 60fps through a hack on PCSX2.
|Tomb Raider (1996)||✓||The PC version of the game is notorious for having missing music. Patches exist that add it from the PSX version. Note that the proper music is not a continuous soundtrack and only plays when certain events happen; to test if your version has been patched, see if the demo in Lara's Home asks you to use the joystick.|
Multi-platform games with DLCs exclusive for consoles
Happens that the game or comes out simultaneously on PC and consoles, or first on consoles and later on the PC. And this port is really good: version of game has been transferred from the most powerful console of its generation, the control is correctly adapted to the keyboard and mouse, there are graphics' settings, resolution changer and 60 FPS. But exist one extremely mean moment: the game lost part of its contents, since some expansions were not included in PC version.
It is usually "small" DLCs which add more: game modes, playable characters (or cars in the case of racing games), skins, weapons etc. That does not have a large negative effect on the game - since its gameplay and graphics were ported perfectly - but nevertheless annoying that the game does not receive definitive edition on the platform with: the most powerful hardware, the highest backward compatibility and capabilities of changing of graphics settings (including very important case with enhancing of render resolution) and installing of unofficial modifications. Because of all over above, the games on PC may live forever with permanent migration on new operating systems, processors and video cards, while games on consoles are becoming hard to accessible when their generation loses relevance.
And do not forget about a especially big catastrophe when the game got a terrible port with disappeared expansions.
|Game||Exclusive console DLC(s)||PlayStation 3||PlayStation 4||Xbox 360||Xbox One|
|Alpha Protocol||Pre-order DLCs: Exclusive Assault Pack (GameStop exclusive) and Stealth Weapons Pack (BestBuy exclusive). Both adds new weapons and extra consumables like rounds, grenades etc.||✓||✓|
|Batman: Arkham Knight||'60s-themed Bat-tank
Scarecrow Nightmare Challenges
Adam West skin
|Batman: Arkham Origins||Knightfall Pack - 3 combat and 2 predator challenge maps and 3 skins: 60's Batman Adam West, Knightfall and New 52 Metallic. Can be unofficially unlocked on PC.||✓|
|Dead Rising 2||Case Zero and Case West - standalone expansion packs, which increasing game story.||✓|
|Dead Rising 3||Protagonist Bundle - pre-order bonus: suits of Frank West and Chuck Greene, along with two custom skill moves each, and two new combo weapons - Zombie Slugger and Paddlesaw.
Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α - added classic a beat-em-up arcade gameplay with power-ups, bonus stages, and boss fights, themed in various Capcom media such as Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and Power Stone.
|Heavy Rain||Chronicles: Episode One - The Taxidermist - adds a extra storyline, which is prequel for main plot.||✓|
|Overlord II||Battle Rock Nemesis - expansion with a new arena for the Netherworld Tower.||✓||✓|
|Prince of Persia (2008)||Epilogue - continues game's plot and opens the true ending.||✓||✓|
|Prototype 2||Pre-order DLCs: Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker (GameStop exclusive) and Hardened Steel Vehicle Armor (BestBuy exclusive).||✓||✓|
|Saint's Row 2||Ultor Exposed - new missions, customizations, vehicles and multiplayer maps.
Corporate Warfare - same as previous.
The Unkut Pack - adds only customization options.
|Split/Second: Velocity||Time savers - unlocks all cars, tracks and race types without needing to complete "Season" mode.
High Octane Supercar - new cars: Cobretti Severus, Ryback Vulcan and Hanzo Katana.
Elite Vehicle Livery - customization pack.
Ryback Cyclone Special - add a stronger, upgraded version of a standard car.
Survival at the Rock - new track for "Survival" races (Minepit Park) and a new multiplayer-only race mode (Survival Race).
Deadline - new cars (Hanzo Kanobo, Cobretti Centaur and Ryback Javelin), new livery for the Ryback Coyote vehicle and new race type "Deadline".
Quarry Onslaught - add race course "Quarry" and race type "Onslaught".
|Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II||The Battle of Endor/Endor - extra mission following the dark-side ending.
Character Pack - new costumes and skins (Luke Skywalker in Dagobah Training Gear, Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Wars Battle Armor, Darth Malak, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Admiral Ackbar and others).
Two Exclusive Challenge Levels - Amazon pre-order bonus with new trials: Defend the Core Trial and The Trial of Dagobah.
Exclusive Maulkiller Pack - GameStop pre-order bonus: Maulkiller skin and Maulkiller Silver Saber Crystal (called "Amplification").
Collector's Edition - new: Challenges map (Core Destruction Trial, Tower of Death Trial and The Trial of Agility), skin (Deak Starkiller) and lightsaber crystal (called "Impact").
|Stranglehold||Collector's Edition - include remastered "Hard Boiled" movie (not included in version for Xbox 360) and behind the scenes materials about game (at extra disc for Xbox 360).
Map Pack - add 10 multiplayer maps and 21 multiplayer character skins.
|X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Uncaged Edition||Weapon X Arena level, which include bonus room with heightened enemy reaction effects and three game mode: Custom Combat Arena, Ladder Challenge and Environmental Simulator.||✓||✓|
Console ports of PC games
Since game consoles are much less powerful than PCs, it is recommended to avoid PC games ported to consoles. Typically the games have to be altered to fit the constraints of the console and may be forced to use a radically different control scheme. An exception to this rule would be Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine's N64 port, and the console versions of certain Disney games like Cars 2 and Toy Story 3. In the latter case, the PC versions suffer from downgraded graphics as a consequence of having to account for lower-end systems used by most families.
- Main article: List of notable NES ports and remakes
NES games sometimes suffered from slowdown, and sprite flickering.
May be easier to emulate ports than the original versions.
|✓||Includes both the original game and a remixed version with remixed music, slightly altered level layouts, and an altered art direction based on the more recent games in the series.|
|Mad Stalker: Fullmetal Force||✓||PS1: A remake with sub-par graphics and music. Borrows gameplay elements from the developer's other game, Asuka 120%.
FM-Town: A port for the FM-Towns with updated graphics and remixed music.
PC Engine: A PC Engine CD version that uses graphics from the FM-Towns version with remixed Redbook audio music, more playable characters for VS. Mode (done through a cheat code), and a fully-voiced Story Mode.
|Genocide||PC Engine: Inferior graphics and sound with worse gameplay than the original.
FM-Towns: released as part of the Genocide Square compilation. Features updated graphics, sound, new cutscenes, and revised gameplay.
|Genocide 2: Master of the Dark Communion||SFC: Lower sound quality and altered graphics. Level order for the first few levels is re-arranged from the Sharp X68000 version. Released only in Japan despite being developed by a British development team.
FM-Towns: Same as Genocide above.
DOS: Based on the FM-Towns version. Uses the Sharp X68000 version's cutscenes but has higher quality Redbook audio music. Released only in Korea but most of the game's menus are in English.
|Name||Windows||PlayStation 2||PlayStation 3||PlayStation 4||Xbox 360||Android, iOS||Notes|
|Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse||✓ (R)||✓ (R)||✓ (R)||✓ (R)||HD remake updated graphics and retreated gameplay|
|Earthworm Jim||✓ (R)||✓ (R)||HD remake with updated graphics and retreated gameplay missing The extra levels from the Sega CD Version.|
|Lunar: The Silver Star||✓||✓ (R)||PS1: Remake With increased difficulty
PSP: Based on ps1 but with longer load times. IOS: Based on PS1 has widescreen supports but touch control. Sega Saturn/Windows: Based on PS1 is not available in English.
|Phantasy Star 2,4||✓ (R)||Remake with updated graphics (Japan Only) fan translation is available.|
|Shining Force||Game Boy Advance: remake titled "Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon". The changes included an expanded plot, three new playable characters, three new battles, ramping difficulty system, and some tweaks in the gameplay and ramping difficulty system.|
|Shadow of the Beast||✓ (R)||PS4: Different game with different gameplay.|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓||
To many to list here, but most consoles and the PC versions are emulated, with some newer ports having exclusive features. The best version is the iOS/Android version, which features widescreen support, runs at 60 FPS (even in the Special Stages), remastered audio, and new content. An unofficial PC port of the iOS/Android version is available.
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓||
Same deal as the first Sonic the Hedgehog game.
|Sonic 3 & Knuckles||✓||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||✓ (E)||
PC: The 1997 PC port also comes standalone versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Blue Spheres, but replaces a number of music with different tracks. Music playback is replaced by synthesized MIDI, which is in poor quality thanks to the stock Windows wavetable synth. Can be fixed with a fan-made wrapper and mod loader. The 2011 Steam re-release is ran through an emulator, however, an unofficial port for the Steam version that's on par with the iOS/Android versions of Sonic 1/2/CD is available.
PC: The 1995 PC port features better FMVs than the Sega CD version, but runs at half the speed, loading times. A newer 1996 version runs better, but introduced some new bugs and only includes the US soundtrack for all regions. Can be fixed with a fan-made wrapper.
PS2: Based on the PC version with even better FMVs and the Special Stages run at 30 FPS instead of 20, but some effects are broken, and was only released in Japan and Europe on PlayStation 2. The GameCube version is available in North America, but is blurrier compared to the PS2 version.
PC/360/PS3: Remade on a new fan-made engine which would later be used in the iOS/Android versions of Sonic 1 and 2. Features widescreen support, 60 FPS presentation, new content, the ability to use the Sonic 2 Spin Dash, the best quality FMVs, and comes with the US and Japanese soundtracks, but the Japanese songs are replaced with instrumental versions due to licensing issues. There's an unofficial port that implements newer updates from iOS/Android versions that never made it onto PC, among other improvements.
|Sonic 3D Blast||✓||
PC: The 1997 PC port is based on the Saturn version, but is missing its unique visual effects, the Special Stages are worse compared to the Saturn version, and runs poorly on modern versions of Windows. Can be fixed with a fan-made wrapper. The 2010 re-release is the Genesis version ran through an emulator, however, one of the developers has released a "Director's Cut" ROM hack that adds a password save system, Time Attack mode, an overworld map with completion progress, bug fixes and other tweaks.
- Main article: List of notable SNES ports and remakes
Some SNES games suffered from slowdown which may be fixed in ports.
Many SNES games were ported to the GBA. These versions may have extra features but at the cost of poorer audio and visuals. The resolution is lower, and it was never intended to be played on a full display. The screen area may also be reduced due to the lower resolution. The audio is much lower quality than the SNES. Also, the GBA has much stronger colors to compensate for the lack of contrast in the original GBA display. To compensate, a shader or an option is needed. Additionally, for controls, the GBA has two fewer buttons.
Several SNES games were ported to the PlayStation. These are typically emulated, and the CD format creates long loading times. Generally, it is recommended to avoid the PS1 ports for this reason and to stick with the original releases. However, in some cases, the PS1 port might offer more features.
|Baroque||✓||✓ (R)||Saturn: Japan only, has Widescreen option
PS1: Japan only, Extra content, but no widescreen supports.
PS2: Remake with different art styles and music, available in English, including the extra content of the ps1 version and more. has removed blur, 60fps, and Japanese dub hacks, the difficulty was reduced due to the new save system.
Wii: Based on the ps2 version has a widescreen and progressive scan supports and the ability to choose between English and Japanese voice acting.
Switch: Japan only, Based on the Saturn original, includes the contents of Baroque Report, screen resolution options, and added openings from the PlayStation port and the remake.
|Black / Matrix||✓||✓ (R)||Saturn: Original. Has a bug that heals enemies after the player is using a special attack which was fixed in the other versions.
DC: a remake titled " Black/Matrix AD" with many gameplay changes in order to make the game easier, added many anime cutscenes and new anime art style for the characters, the ending was expanded with 2 extra chapters.
PS1: a demake of DC version titled "Black/Matrix +", anime cutscenes were removed, the original art style was restored
|Culdcept||✓||✓||✓||PS1: Some cards are deleted and it becomes other cards, Abolish a negotiation rule. Addition of some maps.
DC: Reform cards completely, Change of maps, Music changed, Change of the story, The addition of A.I. creation function, The addition of import/export of data function.
PS2: Based on Dreamcast. Available in English. Some cards change. Addition of some cards. Addition of some maps. Medal system addition.
DS: Based on PS1, Fan translation is available.
|Cyber Troopers Virtual-On||✓||
PS2: Sega Ages 2500 release. Changed graphics with a different art style, 60FPS, Japanese release.
|Die Hard Arcade||✓||
PS2: Sega Ages 2500 release. Changed graphics with a different art style. Japanese release.
PSP: Widescreen and extra content, Japanese release.
|Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers||✓||
PS1: Extra content, Japanese release.
3DS: Based on ps1, widescreen supports, available in English.
PS2: Sega Ages 2500 release. Changed graphics with a different art style. Japanese release.
|Grandia||✓||* Saturn: Original. Japan-exclusive, but has fan translation. Best graphical effects out of all versions. Save compatibility with Grandia Digital Museum, a Saturn-exclusive bonus disc. Overall best version.
|Guardian Heroes||✓||Enhanced port with 16:9 aspect ratio, graphics, and gameplay options, and expanded multiplayer modes.|
|Panzer Dragoon||✓||✓||✓||Both versions differ from the Saturn original (PS2 being a slight update). Also on Xbox as an unlockable in Panzer Dragoon Orta (it's a modified PC build)
Switch: HD Remake, hit or miss for some people. was later ported to PC/PS4 and Xbox one.
|PowerSlave/Exhumed||✓||✓||PC: a completely different game while the PC is a straightforward FPS get from Point A to Point B, While Sega Saturn and PS1 Versions are closer to be 3D Metroidvania.
Saturn US Version: comes with an exclusive mini-game called "Death Tank" that isn't in any other version.
PSX: auto-aim doesn’t work as well, which makes hitting the smaller enemies more irritating. Moving around is less squirrely, so tight platforming is much easier to do. You even pick up ammo drops more frequently, ensuring you’re always stocked. Levels have been redesigned to various degrees to make for more enclosed areas. The frame rate was increased to 60fps, but it can also go down to 20fps, and usually wavers in between for the majority of the game.
PSP/PS4: Japan Only, Decent port. Saturn: Japan Only, Has an increased resolution hack
|Nights into Dreams...||✓||✓||✓||✓||Features both the original game and an enhanced graphics mode. The port to 360, PS3, and PC is missing a few effects. All re-releases include Christmas Nights into Dreams, but lack versus mode and Sonic the Hedgehog into Dreams.|
|Silhouette Mirage||✓||Saturn: Original, japan only.
PS1 Japanese version: Missing background graphics, missing 2D parallax effects but has 2 extra bosses.
PS1 USA version: Based on the PlayStation Japanese version has censored the religious names from the Japanese version, and the difficulty was increased.
|Sonic R||✓||PC: Enhanced port with better graphics and extra content. Some reprints of the game are missing the music. Has problems with modern hardware but can be fixed with mods.|
|Virtua Cop 1,2||✓||PC: Contemporary to the Saturn port. Might be hard to run on a modern OS.|
|Virtua Fighter 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||PC: Contemporary to the Saturn port. Contains the same extra plus Online Multiplayer. Might be hard to run on a modern OS.
PS2: Sega Ages 2500 release is a direct port of the arcade version. Runs in 640x480 and 60FPS (Arcade version ran slightly slower at 57.5FPS). Missing extras from Saturn & PC releases and has minor graphical glitches. Released only in Japan.
360/PS3: Very similar to the PS2 release. Runs in HD but Pillboxed. Includes online play.
|Radiant Silvergun||✓||XBOX 360: HD Port with optional high-res effects and graphics.|
The PS1 has problems with 3D which become more noticeable when emulating the games at higher than native resolutions. Many PS1 games were ported to Windows. However, some of these PC ports are difficult to run on modern Windows operating systems.
|Breath of Fire III||✓||
|Breath of Fire IV||✓||
|Crash bandicoot 1,2,3 and Racing||✓||
|Castlevania: Symphony of the Night||✓||✓||
|Dino Crisis 2||✓|
|Final Fantasy VII||✓||
A full remake of the game has also been announced, coming first to the PS4.
|Final Fantasy VIII||✓||Same stance as FFVII's Steam release. The recent Steam release even includes Chocobo World from the Japanese release (via PocketStation).|
|Final Fantasy IX||✓||Same stance as FFVII and FFVIII's Steam releases.|
|Final Fantasy Tactics||✓||
|Legend of Mana||✓||
|Moon Remix RPG Adventure||
|Mega Man 8||✓||✓||
|Mega Man Legends||✓||✓||✓||
|Mega Man Legends 2||✓||✓||
|Mega Man X4||✓||✓||
|Mega Man X5||✓||✓||
|Mega Man X6||✓||✓||
|Metal Gear Solid||✓||✓ (R)||
|PaRappa the Rapper||✓||Adds widescreen support, ad-hoc multiplayer, and song remixes as DLC. Might suffer from slight input lag, which can be fatal for those who played the original release.|
|Persona 2: Eternal Punishment||✓||
|Persona 2: Innocent Sin||✓||
The Definitive Edition is a fan remake called Rayman: Redemption.
|Resident Evil 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||
|Resident Evil 3||✓||✓||✓||
|Spyro the Dragoon 1,2,3||✓||
|Wipeout 2097||✓||✓||These ports feature a different OST from the original release. Released in North America as Wipeout XL.|
The Nintendo 64 is a difficult system to emulate, and no emulator has a high degree of game compatibility. It may be easier to rely upon a port rather than try to emulate it.
While system requirements are substantially higher, emulating the N64 Virtual Console releases on the Wii results in more accurate emulation, even making some unplayable games playable.
|Banjo-Kazooie||✓||✓||Added widescreen mode, generally better framerate and draw distance. Ice Key and Secret Eggs are available if the user also has a savefile for Banjo-Tooie or Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Removed Nintendo references, some of which were endearing. XBLA version also included in Rare Replay.|
|Banjo-Tooie||✓||✓||Generally better framerate and draw distance. Ice Key and secret eggs collected in BK are available here. Removed Nintendo references, some of which were endearing. XBLA version also included in Rare Replay.|
|Blast Corps||✓ (E)||Improved graphics, better framerate.|
|Conker's Bad Fur Day||✓ (R)||✓ (E)||Titled Conker: Live and Reloaded. It's censored but has much better graphics and updated multiplayer. Only plays on an original Xbox. Rare Replay includes an emulated version of the original. Not sure if it's censored or not. Has more stable framerates and slightly better graphics than original.|
|Doom 64||✓||Has an unofficial fan-made port by the developer that went on to remaster the Turok games. Features widescreen, higher frame-rate, keyboard and mouse support. Some bugs are left unaddressed in the unofficial port, however. Requires extracting data from the game's ROM to play. Can be found here: https://doom64ex.wordpress.com/
It was officially ported Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in 2020 by Doom EX's developer and other Doom modders. The official port is more faithful to the original game compared to EX with has some quality-of-life improvements. It has broken stock shaders with DirectX 11 API, but the developer has pointed some fixes for it. See this list for differences between EX and the official 2020 port.
|The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||✓ (E)||✓||Both the original game and the Master Quest are emulated at 480p on the GameCube. The 3DS port (sans vibration) is the definitive version of the game.|
|The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||✓ (E)||✓||The GameCube version has audio glitches when moving between areas in Clock Town, framerate issues, and random crashes. The 3DS version features enhancements similar to those in Ocarina of Time 3D, as well as manual camera control when played on a New Nintendo 3DS. However, it changes some key gameplay mechanics in ways that fans of the original might not prefer and is missing some rumble features.|
|Jet Force Gemini||✓ (E)||Improved graphics, better framerate.|
|Killer Instinct Gold||✓ (E)||Improved graphics, better framerate.|
|Perfect Dark||✓||✓||Improved graphics, better framerate, online multiplayer. XBLA version also included in Rare Replay.|
|Rayman 2||✓||The Windows version is a port of the N64 version and is known to have issues running on modern Windows. The Dreamcast version has various changes from the Nintendo 64 and Microsoft Windows versions, including several 2D sprites being replaced by 3D models, improved texture quality, and minor level design changes. The Dreamcast version also has exclusive mini-games, six hidden Glob Crystal collectables and replaces The Hall of Doors with The Isle of Doors for the world map. Michel Ancel (the Director) himself has previously stated that he believes that this version is the best version of the game.
|Sin & Punishment||Wii: Emulated version with official English Supports|
|Super Mario 64||✓||✓ (R)||The DS remake has three more playable characters and some extra features but has poorer controls, mixed graphical changes (they look more "accurate" but have fewer polygons and worse textures), and altered progression. Some may prefer it, others not so much.
There's also an unoffical native PC port made by fans using the SM64 decompilation project.
|Star Fox 64||✓ (R)||The 3DS remake has updated graphics, slightly different instrumentation, multiplayer, and some token 3DS features including an easy mode with a misleading name. It is missing rumble features. It also has redone voices, for better or worse.|
|Turok: Dinosaur Hunter||✓||Remastered for PC.|
|Turok 2: Seeds of Evil||✓||Remastered for PC.|
Since the system died early, many of its games were ported to other consoles.
|Crazy Taxi 1,2||✓ (only 1)||✓ (only 1)||✓ (only 1)||PS2/GC/PC: lower quality port of Crazy Taxi 1.
PSP: titled "Crazy Taxi: Fare War" is a collection of 2 games with widescreen supports but missing 3 songs and has bad controls.
|Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram||✓||Xbox 360; improved Controls textures, lighting, and glowing effects. Added New characters, widescreen support, online, lobby system, and replay leaderboards. local multiplayer was removed. Both Dreamcast and XBLA use the Original Soundtrack and not the Naomi OST|
|Dead or Alive 2||✓||✓ (R)||PS2: higher quality port with more visual effects.
Xbox: Remake with better graphics.
|Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future||✓||PS2: lower quality texture and resolution, but better visual effects and some models|
|Headhunter||✓||PS2: lower quality port|
|Hundred Swords||✓||DC: Japanese Only.
PC: Available in English. Dialogue options and some plot points were cut so the "Person/king" mechanic is missing.
|Jet Set Radio||✓||✓||✓||Based on the "De la Jet Set Radio" (The definitive Dreamcast release), Widescreen Supports, Missing 2 songs (Yappie Feet" and a song called "Many Styles" from the PAL version).|
|Maken X||✓||PS2: Remake that changes the game from first-person view to third-person. PAL release only (50HZ). No English dub.|
|Marvel vs Capcom 1,2||✓ (Only 2)||✓||✓ (Only 2)||✓||Dreamcast: is the most identical to the arcade version.
PS2/Xbox: Sprites are the wrong resolution, audio is low quality, and there are subtle gameplay differences. the controller config is better and there aren't blue screens. PS3/360: Widescreen supports, Online multiplayer, all characters unlocked from the start, some bugs 
|MDK2||✓||✓||PC: Added Difficulty levels and the ability to save everywhere
PS2: Titled "MDK2: Armageddon" features bigger switches, weaker and repositioned enemies, and wider ledges in platforming sections, the game is now giving answers to the player by using Big red Arrows and flashing circles point out where to shoot certain bosses. The game also features fully customizable controls.
Wii: Based on the PS2 version but the audio has been compressed, and graphically, shadows have been removed.
MDK2 HD: features high-definition 3D models, reworked textures, improved lighting, and remastered music tracks but suffers from frame rate issues and glitches
|Milestone Shooting Games (Radirgy, Chaos Field, Karous)||✓||✓||GC: Enhanced port of Radirgy, Chaos Field. only Chaos Field available in English.
PS2: Enhanced port of Radirgy. Japanese release only. Wii: Official English translation of all 3 games, Karous is missing the final boss.
|Shenmue 1,2||✓ (Only 2)||✓||Xbox: omissions of visual references to the Virgin Mary.
PC/PS4/XBOX One: HD remasters with widescreen supports, Based on the Xbox Version. Ability to save anywhere in both games, some minors changes to the town. ,a lot of bugs
|Skies of Arcadia||✓||Updated with "new" features and content which were previously missing from the original release due to developers missing on deadlines and inability to fit everything planned into the game in time (though some of this initially-missing content could be later added to the game via free DLC option done via now-defunct official website connection performed from game's main menu). Sound samples (music for the entire game and all other sounds alike) has been heavily compressed to fit on one mini-DVD disc, drastically diminishing the game's overall experience as Dreamcast's original release used uncompressed Redbook/CD-DA tier quality sound samples (actually one of the main reasons why Dreamcast's version had to be cut into two separate GD-ROM discs: the size of sound files in the original is truly huge due to it being absolutely raw samples for each and every sound in the game). Due to lack of VMU functionality an entire separate mini-game ("Pinta's Quest") was completely removed, which, considering that Pinta was a fully developed separate 3D character model in the original game, essentially means Gamecube's port completely lacks the said character (however, to somewhat balance this out Gamecube's port added several completely new characters that were never in the Dreamcast's release or planned to be in it even DLC content-wise, such as Piastol and fake pirate trio for example). Gamecube's port also improves quite a bit on most characters', vehicles, ships', and locations' models sheer polygon count-wise, adding more details and rounding up previously clearly rough edges on world's 3D models, but these improvements are hardly noticeable by the untrained eye so you have to know exactly where to look to spot a significant difference from the original Dreamcast release. Gamecube's port also fixed previously bugged "Zivilyn Bane's quest" line and this can be done fully from start to finish now (Dreamcast's original Japanese release's "Zivilyn Bane" quest can be fully completed too, but US' and EU's later localization broke some flags during development which produces bug that renders the said quest completely uncompletable, pun not intended, in any versions of this game other than the said very first original Japanese release on the Dreamcast and later Gamecube ports of it).|
|Ikaruga||✓||✓||✓||Dreamcast: most faithful port, Japanese Subtitles only.
GameCube: some slowdown issues, slightly poorer graphics, Conquest mode which is not in any other port (select stage + specific section) but it is also the only version without subtitles.
Steam: Analog control support, has the most achievements, customizable options, some graphics/cutscene enhancements not in any other homeport. The select screen was altered.
360: Analog control support, not very faithful port, and some enemy patterns are completely different but have online multiplayer, the select screen was altered.
Switch: nalog control supports, compressed audio but has online multiplayer. The select screen was altered.
|Grandia II||✓||✓||The PS2 version is technically inferior.
The original PC version has a plethora of bugs. The newest PC release is based on the DC version but suffers from its own bugs.
|Phantasy Star Online||✓||✓||✓||All the ports are based on "Phantasy Star Online ver 2" and titled "Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1+2" and containing a new episode called Episode 2, Three new playable class, Forces are the only job that can use Reverser, Grants, and Megid. and Various balancing of items powers and removal of certain items.
Xbox: A decent port. GC: A decent port. has another version Titled "Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Plus" Episode 2 challenge mode and some missions that were only available in online mode can now be played in offline mode. PC: Japanese only. has another version titled "Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst" has a new episode with extra content, this version is also available in english.
|Power Stone 1,2||PSP: "Power Stone Collection" is a collection of both games with widescreen support.|
|Resident Evil Code: Veronica||✓||✓||✓||✓||Titled Resident Evil Code: Veronica X Features additional cutscenes. PS2 Version doesn't support progressive scan. PS3/360: Changes the Lights and Shadows (Hit or miss for some people) HD resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio.|
|Rent-A-Hero No. 1||✓||DC: Japanese Only.
Xbox: The Intro was Improved, added online capabilities. an English prototype in a complete state, with only minor text errors present was leaked online.
PS2: lower quality port. 360: HD Port with widescreen supports. PC/PS4: Titled REZ Infinite, based on 360 port with new levels made in UE4.
|Sonic Adventure||✓||✓||✓||✓||Titled Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. Features updated character models and a new mission mode. Doesn't include Chao Adventure due to lack of VMU. The 2003 version includes unlockable Game Gear games. The GC version features GBA connectivity for the Chao Gardens. Unfortunately, each successive port of the game manages to be more bug-ridden than the last. Unofficial patches to fix many issues exist for the PC release(s).|
|Sonic Adventure 2||✓||✓||✓||✓||Titled Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Features slightly better character models, a more in-depth multiplayer mode, and a new Chao minigame. Doesn't include Chao Adventure 2 due to lack of VMU. The GameCube version features GBA connectivity for the Chao Gardens. The most recent ports have HD resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio but separate the multiplayer content as paid DLC.|
|Virtual Tennis 2||✓||PS2: lower quality port in 30FPS.|
- Main article: List of notable PS2 ports and remakes
|Name||Windows||PlayStation 2||Xbox||PlayStation 3||Xbox 360||Notes|
|Beyond Good & Evil||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||
PS2: Inferior-looking port.
PC/Xbox: Was developed by another team so there are some minors changes to the environment.
PS3/360: HD Remaster of the PC Version.
The game creator said that the GameCube version is the best.
|Donkey Kong Jungle Beat||
Wii: Titled "Donkey Kong Jungle Beat New Play Control!", controlled using the Wii Remote, using its Nunchuk accessory to control Donkey Kong's movement and its motion detection feature to clap. To accommodate the more traditional control scheme, the level designs were altered to include more obstacles, and players do not have to collect crests to progress. It also replaces the banana-based health meter with a more traditional life system and adds a boss rush mode and support for widescreen television displays.
|The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||
Wii U: HD Remaster. Additional control methods have been added. The Inventory has been made accessible through the GamePad's touchscreen, with no need to pause the game. some items, such as the Wind Waker, are permanently mapped to certain buttons as opposed to being equipped to the three-item slots. First-person aiming of items is achieved through either the right analog stick or the GamePad's gyroscope, though there is an option to disable the gyroscope. Some cutscenes where Link makes a facial expression silently have voices added to match the expressions. The ending cutscene and staff credits, which were prerendered in the original game, are now fully real-time cutscenes in the remaster. However, the smooth transition effects from the original cutscenes have been replaced by fade-to-white effects, presumably due to the difficulty of implementing the original cutscenes' transitions in real-time rendering. The intro cutscene, which plays upon the start of a new file, is skippable, but no other cutscenes are.
|The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess||
Wii: The World is mirrored and Motion control was added. Wii U: HD Remaster too many changes to list here Full List of changes
|Mario Power Tennis||
Wii: 16:9 widescreen mode. Players can choose to play with the Wii Remote only, or with the Wii Remote/Nunchuk combination for advanced control of playable character participants. It also adds a new gauge pointing out the current Power Shot energy charge shown below character icons during matches.
|Metroid Prime 1,2|
|Viewtiful joe 1,2||✓||
PS2: Inferior Looking but the first game has Dante from the devil may cry series cameo.
GameCube: Original Version. Best Shadows and Water effects. Has an exclusive mini-game by connecting GBA to The Gamecube and another Minigame called "2D Nightmare" that can be accessed by using cheats. Has an HD Texture Pack.
PS2: Inferior looking
Xbox: Widescreen option is just 4:3 stretched.
PC: The ability to skip FMV cutscenes was Removed, Some textures are missing, Both issues can be fixed with a mod called "better Rayman 3" The PC version is also available in Czech, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Slovak languages
PS3/360: HD Remaster. The Hoodlum Havoc subtitle has been removed, and the font of the logo has been changed to match that of Rayman Origins. The original version opened with a gameplay trailer cut to Groove Armada'sMadder'. This has been removed and replaced with a new trailer featuring new music. The intro sequence originally began with the classic Ubi Soft logo, used for the first three Rayman games, overlaid against a night sky. This has been cut. Rayman 3 HD features audio problems. Many music tracks start later than they should, and often contain glitches. In the Fairy Council, a Ludiv originally spoke the line 'Oh my God, what is going on here?' In Rayman 3 HD, this line is censored to 'What is going on here?'. Parts of the sky above the Clearleaf Forest have become black, and the color of the water has undergone strange changes. The bonus section of the game contains an "extra" which is a gallery of the artworks seen in the Rayman Origins art booklet which came with the collector's edition. The shadows of objects and characters have been known to glitch up, often passing directly through surfaces and appearing/disappearing at random. The shadows also sometimes are not cast according to the location of the light source, and instead, appear directly beneath the caster. The jewels and Red Lums now cast light onto the geometry around them, as opposed to the original version, where only a glowing texture was placed around them. The Grand Minimus's crown is now transparent. Level scores are now shown at the end of the boss battle sections. The game now features subtitles for the cutscenes and some other in-game dialogue.
|Resident Evil 4||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||
A remake is in development.
|Super Mario Sunshine||
Switch: Emulated Version with Widescreen Supports.
Most Xbox Ports for PC are Descent ports, and most multiplatform games on Consoles at the time (PS2, GC, Xbox) were superior on the Xbox.
|Name||Windows||PlayStation 2||Gamecube||PlayStation 3||Notes|
|Advant Rising||✓||PC: Missing some cutscenes, can be fixed by using mods.|
|Cel Damage||✓||✓||✓||✓||GC: Inferior-looking port.
PS2: Titled "Cel Damage Overdrive" The difficulty and the speed of the cars is lowered. There are no instant kills. The death animations are now all the same. Car parts now glitch through the ground. The ability to swing on vines is removed. Unlock Mode is removed. The primary weapon will not give the player Smack points. The AI players do not use the boost feature. - The 6 main characters' intro videos are not available from the start. The AI players can not use the stunt feature. A stunt feature is added. The weapons will unlock differently. In Flag Rally, the player doesn't need to bring 4 flags at the same time to the Winner's Circle to win the match. Instead, the player needs 10 points to win, which are earned by bringing flags to the Winner's Circle. Gate Relay has more gates now. It is changed to a checkpoint race with 8 laps. The progress screen is removed. Instead, checkmarks are used on the Stage Selection screen. Taunts and the horn now use the same button. Has extra stage and the weapons, and new features such as Stunt Mode, A boost meter is added. Health Bar.
Switch/Vita/PS3/PS4/360/Xbox One: Based on The PS2 Version with widescreen support but the opening theme on the main menu is removed. The menu interface has a new look. A lot of sound effects are missing. Taunt voices are switched with introduction/death voices.
|Ninja Gaiden Black||✓||✓||
PS3/Xbox One/PC/Switch/PS4: Titled " Ninja Gaiden Sigma". FMV was removed. Enemies gush more blood. Human beheadings removed. Added a few more save points. Added many more Muaramasa statues. New enemies for all difficulties levels. New backflip and somersault animations. Redesigned and New Bosses. New Weapons. New areas. Ticket fetching removed. 3 new chapters as Rachel. New Music. Underwater segment significantly shortened. Some Puzzles were removed.
|Prince of Persia Trilogy||✓||✓||✓||✓||PS2/GC: inferior-looking Ports.
PC: Best looking version. A remastered version of Prince of Persia (1989) can be unlocked on 6th gen consoles, but not in the PC version. Mods should be used for modern systems.
PS3: lazy remaster, cropped widescreen.
|Spider-Man 2||✓||✓||✓||PS2/GC: Inferior-looking PC: Completely different game, developed by a different studio. It was "dumbed down" for a young audience and thus featured more simplistic and less challenging gameplay.|
|Splinter Cell Trilogy||✓||✓||✓||✓||PC/Xbox: Best looking version. Has DLC Levels. PC Version has problems with modern hardware.
GC/PS2: inferior-looking Ports. Altered level design.
PS3: Based on the PC version, lazy remaster, cropped widescreen.
|Splinter Cell: Double Agent||✓||✓||✓||✓||
GC/PS2: inferior-looking Ports. Altered level design.
PS3/360/PC: completely different game.
|Halo 1, 2||✓||PC/Xbox One: Part of the Master Chief Collection. Halo 1 is a remake with optional updated graphics. Supports widescreen.|
|Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga||
3DS: A lot of changes were made in order to make the game easier.
|Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, 4||✓||✓||GBA: Original. Uncensored hacks are available.
DS: Better Audio. The multiplayer mini-games from Mega Man Zero 2 were removed. Some dialogue containing words like "death", "kill", and "die" were changed, making the games more kid-friendly, but spelling errors in the GBA release were fixed. A new Easy Scenario Mode. Picture gallery with 80 unlockable images. Button mapping to the X and Y face buttons.
Switch/PC/PS4/Xbox One: Based on the DS Zero Collection. Comes with multiple screen layouts and scaling for the Zero and ZX games, Japanese and international versions of each game, an optional Save Assist (i.e. checkpoint) system, artwork gallery, and music gallery. CG cutscene graphics sadly always have an ugly smoothing filter that can't be disabled. PC version has bad keyboard controls, but has a modding community thanks to these games being native ports instead of emulation.
|The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening||✓ (R)||
Switch: HD Remake with dungeon creating mode.
|Shin Megami Tensei: Strange journey||✓||
3DS: Titled "Strange Journey Redux" The game includes new artwork for the characters (Which some people dislike, a mod called "de-shine" was created for fixing the characters' portraits). The introduction of difficulty modes: Casual, Standard, Expert, and Impossible. Impossible is only available on New Game. Macca is no longer required to heal in the sickbay. There is no limit on the number of sub-apps equipped. The ability to sprint in dungeons by holding down the B button. a single-save file that allows the player to save anywhere in the dungeon without the use of a terminal, was added. Various new sub-apps related to combat and dungeon crawling were added in order to make the game easier but cannot be developed on Impossible. Commander Skills have been added.
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story||✓ (R)||3DS: Titled "Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey". Full list of Changes|
|Radiant Historia||✓||3DS: Titled: " Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology" has difficulty options. New characters' portraits. A new timeline was added. a new training ground. characters can also learn Support Skills. five new tracks. Mini Map was added. New Translation. More save slots. Weapon and armor stats have been modified slightly. Some Life quality improvements were added.|
Most Ports for PS2 are infamous for bad controls and Glitches.
|Final Fantasy Type-0||✓||
PS4/Xbox One/Steam: better graphic locked at 30fps PSP: 60FPS Hack available
|Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories||✓||✓||
PS2: Missing content. Mobile: Inferior looking.
|Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep||PS3/PS4/PC/Xbox One: HD Remaster of the Final Mix version.|
|Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker||PS3/360: HD Remaster. VOCALOID has been removed from Metal Gear ZEKE. Some dialogues were recorded.|
|Name||Windows||PlayStation 4||Xbox 360||Xbox One||Notes|
|Dark Souls||✓||✓||✓||✓||PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch: Titled "Dark Souls Remastered". Based on "Prepare to Die Edition". inferior looking new bugs and glitches.|
|Demon's Souls||PS5: Remake with better Graphics and life quality improvements.|
|God of War 3||✓||PS4: 1080p support targeted at 60 frames per second and features a photo mode, All of the DLC that was released for God of War III is included with God of War III Remastered|
|NieR||✓(R)||✓(R)||✓||✓(R)||PS3 (Japan): The protagonist is a kid
Xbox 360/PS3 (NA): The protagonist is an Adult. PC/PS4/Xbox One: Remake with enhanced Gameplay, The protagonist is a kid.
|The Last of Us||✓||The games run at 60 FPS, and the resolution is increased to 1080p. a new photo mode, The DLC Left Behind is included.|
|Uncharted 1,2,3||✓||The games run at 60 FPS, and the resolution is increased to 1080p. Better lighting, textures, and models, a new mode called Speed Run,2 New Weapons. Multiplayer was removed.|
|Vanquish||✓||✓||✓||✓||Xbox 360: Decent port.
PC/PS4/Xbox One: Improved Resolution and FPS
|Name||Windows||Wii||PlayStation 3||Xbox One||Notes|
PS3: Terrible Frame rate. PS4/Xbox One/PC: Decent ports Switch/Wii U: Has Exclusive costumes
Wii: Titled "Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop" Motion Control, Frank now operates from out of the mall's security room and that he advances the main plot of the game by completing missions given to him by Otis, Brad, and Jessie; others see him rescuing the various survivors of the outbreak. New Zombies. New Mini-Games. Costume blood color, but Frank Can't jump and Some Areas are now Smaller.
|Halo 3, 4||✓||✓||
Xbox One/PC: HD Remaster with new features such as Profanity filter, Tech suits in Halo 3, and Halo 4 Squad Battle changes.
|Ninja Gaiden II||✓||✓||✓||
PS3/Xbox One/PC/Switch/PS4: Titled " Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma", This Version lessened the enemy count drastically while making the enemies much more difficult to use the "delimbing" mechanic. The throw damage was increased. Five new bosses were added, replacing two old boss encounters. Enma's Fang is a new melee weapon, a greatsword. The Weapon Upgrade system has been altered. Some ranged weapons have been removed. Keys have been completely removed, doors simply popping open now. Projectile spam has been greatly reduced from NG2. Costume recolors (Legendary Black Falcon to Type 20; same shape, different texture) were removed. many textures (not all) throughout the chapters completely replaced to vastly improve the visual appeal of each environment but leaves character textures mostly unchanged. almost all the gore has been removed.
|Ninja Gaiden III||✓||✓||✓||
PS3/Xbox One/PC/Switch/PS4: Titled " Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor's Edge" More blood and gore. More enemy variations. More weapons. improved enemy A.I. and attacks. New Gameplay Mechanics and improvements. 2 New Playable Characters. Alternate Costumes. Chapter Challenge mode. New missions on Ninja Trials.
|Red Dead Redemption||✓||✓||
PS3: runs at a significantly lower resolution than the Xbox 360 version, uses simpler visual post-processing effects, has missing objects throughout the game, areas of grass are more patchy, shadows are simpler (and sometimes missing), and textures appear more basic and low resolution. Xbox One: Backward Compatibility.
|No More Heroes||✓||✓||✓||
PS3/360: Art style was changed, enhanced graphic, but 30 fps instead 60 in original. Doesn't require motion control. "Heavenly Star" song and Ubisoft trailer was removed. Added new missions and boss fights, voice acting, unlockable "Very Sweet" mode, a retry option, ability to warp straight to any Side-Job or Assassin Mission once the player has beaten any of them at least once. More traffic and pedestrians in Santa Destroy. Northern section of Santa Destroy was blocked off, with any collectibles and missions located in that area moved to the rest of the map. Japanese versions are censored.
Switch: Based on the Wii version, The song, "Heavenly Star" and The Ubisoft trailer were removed. Doesn't require motion control more. A retry option was added.
Windows: Based on the Switch version. Does not support mouse and keyboard - controller only.
|No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle||✓||✓||
Wii: NA and PAL version has different music. The German version is also censored.
Switch: Based on the PAL version.
Windows: Based on the Switch version. Does not support mouse and keyboard - controller only.
|The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.||✓||
Switch: HD Remaster. Improved Motion control. Doesn't require motion control anymore.
|Resident Evil Chronicles||✓||
PS3: HD Remaster. Doesn't require motion control more.
|Xenoblade Chronicles||✓||✓ (R)||
3DS: Inferior looking port. uses the dual-screen. New Collection Mode and Amiibo compatibility.
Switch: HD Remake. Redefines graphics in high-definition quality and redesigns key characters. Most music tracks are remastered with new recordings, and the user interface and the menu screen are also improved and adjusted to be easy to play. new language options such as Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. A new epilogue story called Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected. Time Attack is a new feature.
|Name||Windows||PlayStation 4||Xbox 360||Xbox One||Notes|
|Persona 4 Golden||✓||The exclusive enhanced port of a popular PS2 game, which many considered to be the reason to own a Vita for, is now available on PC. It may be worth getting if you're computer can't handle running a PS2 emulator (if you wanted to play the original instead) and especially considering the current state of Vita emulation. The official Steam version comes with the controversial Denuvo Anti-tamper, but there is a cracked version that doesn't use Denuvo floating around. One problem some users have been noticing is the cutscenes are laggy even on higher end machines (this is apparently due to the way the video files were encoded).|
Emulation for the 3DS is in early development. It is not currently in a state meant for regular usage.
|Azure Striker Gunvolt||✓||Used to feel like an emulated version put on PC as it sometimes plays using a dual screen setup. Some keys cannot be remapped at all for keyboard, and certain modes do not retain controller remapping changes. Has new modes the 3DS version lacks. This used to be only way to enjoy the full story cut from the overseas release up until the 3DS version received a patch in some territories and the Striker Pack compilation rectified this. A new port of the Striker Pack for the Switch and PS4 which runs at 60 FPS, features HD event graphics and portraits, balance tweaks, and incorporates its sequel's difficulty system. A patch was released for the PC version on May 2018 that removed dual screen setup and added 60 FPS support, but a recent patch broke the game's Speedrun and Other Modes on PC.|
|Resident Evil Revelations||✓||✓||✓||Also on Wii U. All ported versions are in HD.|
|The Legend of Dark Witch||✓||Higher resolution artwork and revised UI utilizing a single screen as opposed to the dual screen set-up of the 3DS version.|
|The Legend of Dark Witch 2||✓||Same as the above.|
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