Originally released in 1998 for PlayStation, Spyro the Dragon belongs to that pantheon of '90s collect-em-up 3D platformers that, while good at the time, haven't aged particularly well. And yet, when the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy released for PS4 and Xbox last year, the critical reception was surprisingly glowing. Gamesradar gave it four stars, writing that it "hasn't let go of its unique, kid-friendly charm".
Anyway, nearly a year later, the trilogy has made its way to PC and is currently available on Steam. The package includes the original Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. It's no mere up-res either: studios Iron Galaxy and Toys for Bob have basically rebuilt the game from the ground, resulting in a lush modern aesthetic with none of the, uh, charmingly retro trappings of the PS1 era.
It's currently $39.99 / £34.99 / AU$69.95 on Steam. Check out a trailer below.
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Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.