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The Video Games of Today Reimagined in 8 and 16 Bits

Today’s games are great, but they just don’t carry the same immeasurable nostalgic value as, say, Chrono Trigger, Link’s Awakening, or even Number Crunchers. Now Stockholm-based pixel artist Junkboy has hypothesized for Swedish magazine Level what it might have looked like had contemporary games—Arkham Asylum, Bioshock, Guitar Hero, Little Big Planet, Red Dead Redemption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Soul Calibur, and more—existed in the golden age of 8- and 16-bit gaming. Of course, several of these games indeed had low-bit predecessors!

Compare the full series of “demake” images to their modern originals, below.

Arkham Asylum

Bayonetta

Bioshock


Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Brutal Legend


Dead Space


Final Fantasy XIII

Guitar Hero


Killzone


Little Big Planet


Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Mirror’s Edge


Noby Noby Boy


Need for Speed: Shift


Metroid: Other M


Pikmin


Red Dead Redemption


Resident Evil 5


Sin & Punishment: Star Successor


Soul Calibur


Starcraft


Super Mario Kart


Previously on Geekosystem: 15 Retro Video Game Company Logos and their Modern-Day Counterparts.

(Way of the Pixel via Reddit. Junkboy on DeviantART and pixeljoint.)

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