Remakes/remasters of classic video games have been extremely popular over the last five years or so. "The Crash Bandicoot Trilogy", "The Spyro the Dragon Trilogy", "The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker", "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess", "The Resident Evil Trilogy" and "Final Fantasy VII" are only a handful of games that were remastered in HD or had full blown remakes. This begs the question; what games could really use a remake? For me, games that should be remade are games that are older classics that need some polish due to certain aspects (controls, camera, graphics) aging poorly or games the were promising but were held back due one or two glaring flaws. The following are just some examples of games that could use a remake.
The Dragon Quest Series
While many of the games in the Dragon Quest series have been remastered on handheld consoles, such as the Nintendo 3DS, this series could really use some full blown remakes on HD consoles. Imagine the beautiful art style of these games being brought to life in high definition. The colorful scenery and memorable anime inspired character designs looked good on the Playstation 2, now imagine that being brought to life on the Playstation 5 or Nintendo Switch for a whole new generation of players. My personal pick would be my favorite in the series, "Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King", due to it having my favorite story and characters (Yangus) in the whole series.
God of War/God of War II
"God of War III" was the first game in that series to be released on HD consoles. I'm hoping that the first two games in the series get the HD remake treatment, especially the original. It would be great to experience the original classic with HD graphics and a more advanced game engine, which would make the bosses even more epic than they already were. Plus they could enhance the combat system and put it on par with some of the later games in the series. After seeing what the series could do on the Playstation 4 with "God of War (2018)" I wanted a remake of the original right then and there.
Donkey Kong 64
I put this game on the list not just because it could use some updated graphics. I put this on the list because they could have the potential to overhaul some of the "collect-a-thon" gameplay. "Donkey Kong 64" is a beloved game, but one that is often criticized for having too many items to collect and the tedious nature of collecting all of them. A remake would not only bring the colorful world of the game to life, but they could cut down some of the items you find in the game, which would help with the game's overall pacing.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
It's plain and simple, if "Windwaker" and "Twilight Princess" can have HD remasters why not "Skyward Sword". I know many people disliked the game for it's awkward motion controls, but that's a good reason for a remaster. They could overhaul the combat and allow players the option of playing without motion controls and if they still want to use the motion controls those can be tweaked to be made more responsive on better hardware like the Nintendo Switch. "Skyward Sword" is a beautiful game with a great story that often gets overlooked in the series due to the complaints surrounding the controls. A remaster/remake could iron those out allowing the game to become a true classic.
Sonic Adventure/Sonic Adventure 2
These two games marked Sonic the Hedgehog's introduction to 3D. While the road since then has been a little rocky, these two games serve as an example of how to do Sonic in 3D right. That being said, however, elements of these games have not aged well. The voice acting and presentation were adequate for the time, but are poor by today's standards. The controls could be tightened here and there (I've slipped off of platforms many times because I was too fast). There are also a few glitches and bugs that could really be ironed out. However, once all of those problems are fixed and the games are given fresh new graphics, you have the perfect example of how to make Sonic work in 3D. These games are already beloved in the Sonic fandom, a remake/remaster would be a guaranteed hit.