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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



Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Brutal Legend

Dead Space

Final Fantasy XIII

Guitar Hero


Little Big Planet

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Mirror’s Edge

Noby Noby Boy

Need for Speed: Shift

Metroid: Other M


Red Dead Redemption

Resident Evil 5

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

Soul Calibur


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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