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Alan Wake Remastered

The older video game ”Alan Wake” was recently remastered and re-released (as many games do, quite frankly), but essentially it’s just the same game, same levels, actors etc. Remastered version has a new title page, which probably shouldn’t be there.

Or are the some ”rules” about the remastered/re-released video games that I don’t know about?

Remaster:

https://imdb.com/title/tt15402648/

Original:

https://imdb.com/title/tt0466662/

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I was questioning a similar thing when a user here was trying to add credits to "Grand Theft Auto Trilogy" pages recently. I was like how are these "compilation" pages even eligible.

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Quite frankly, video games are probably something that the data editors doesn’t follow all that closely. Some games have been re-released multiple times over the years and usually the core game stays intact. Games like ”Uncharted” are now released on PS3, PS4, and PS5 versions are coming. There still should be just one title page for these games.

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Hi eboy -

Regarding separate listings for "remastered" video games, this is a bit of a gray policy area and the eligibility of whether a separate title is eligible is dependent on the extent of the remaster. 

For example, we wouldn't be accepting of a separate title page listing for a PS4 remaster of an original PS3 game if only minor edits were made, such as improving the visuals.  However, we would be accepting of a separate title page listing of a remaster if there is a complete rebuild/remake of the original.

I hope this helps clarify!

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Sorry, a bit late reply here, but most ”remastered” video games doesn’t have any major changes to story, screenplay, characters, game play, voice actors, etc. They could have some improvements to graphics, resolution, frame rate etc, which is kinda similar to film restoration in some ways (they could create a new HD/2K/4K master with certain improvements, but the film itself stays the same).

Here is another example of the title that shouldn’t be there. I mean this is a COLLECTION of games in a cardboard box (every game in a separate disc).

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt12445622/?ref_=fn_al_tt_6