Best Video Games Of All Time
The appeal of video games is universal. They are entertainment for young and old alike. Once upon a time, kids had to go to local stores and game arcades to play video games but that cost money and kids would blow their entire week’s allowance in just an hour of playing.
The first video games you could play in your own home were really basic games and the graphics were awful. Even so, they became popular in a short space of time. As time went on, the games got more detailed with challenges and missions. The graphics and sound got better and today, you can completely immerse yourself in games that simulate real events and situations or enter a fantasy world and escape reality for a few hours.
Over the decades there have been thousands of incredible video games. Some required a console and game cartridges and now there are many online games you can play with people from around the world in real time. Here are some of the best video games of all time you need to play.
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto entered the world gaming stage in 1997. Since the original game, there have been over a dozen new versions, each new one offering gamers something new and exciting. GTA involves some criminal activity, custom cars and fast, action-packed driving. It was originally created as a PC game, but it later became available on various games consoles as well.
Call Of Duty
Which kid hasn’t played war games at some point during their childhood? Some of the war games involved half the kids in the neighborhood playing with makeshift guns and strategically hiding to catch his or her opponents unawares.
Call of Duty allows gamers to immerse themselves in virtual warfare. Pick a war and a mission and your off. Shooting games have always drawn gamers and this is one that gained popularity worldwide for excellent graphics and challenges enough to keep you occupied for hours. Like many of the best video games, Call of Duty came out in multiple installments, each new one sending the gamer into a different war zone.
Legend Of Zelda
If you love action-fantasy then at some point you will have played at least one of the games in the Legend of Zelda series. Not only does the gamer set out on a variety of quests, gather items and travel through a series of labyrinths and dungeons in an attempt to destroy the evil bosses. The characters are also a source of endless fascination with Link, Princess Zelda and Ganon. Popular when it first came out, it’s still a favorite among gamers today.
League Of Legends
When you play League of Legends, you are entering an arena. This is an online multiplayer game where gamers form teams and battle against others in an effort to destroy the towers, before destroying the enemy’s headquarters or base. This game is not for the faint-hearted as the gamers can communicate with each other and some can be downright nasty. The game itself has a great feel, good graphics and an interesting story, so if you don’t mind a bit of online abuse, you may even find it an additional bit of entertainment. Especially if you defeat your opponents on a regular basis.
If you love horror, then Resident Evil may be your ticket into a dark world. In Japan, the game is known as Biohazard. In the first game of this series, the gamer is fighting off zombies in a mansion. While the main storylines of Resident Evil are based on horror, the games include action, adventure, puzzle-solving and other cool elements. The games were so popular they featured in comic books and films.
Build your own characters and create your own world with Minecraft. This sandbox-style game allows the gamer a considerable amount of freedom. Select your own tasks, create your world and re-create it at will. To keep it from being dull, the game does have an achievement system so you can play towards getting extra items to further complete your little digital world.
Another great multiplayer shooter game, Counter-Strike puts gamers on opposing sides – terrorists and counter-terrorists. The aim? To eliminate the opposition, of course. There are nine game modes with specific characters in each mode and you will either be planting bombs or defusing them. This game is one of the best online games, attracting players from all over the world with millions of new players signing up every month.
Everyone in the world knows the little plumber Mario, from the Nintendo game series featuring Super Mario and his brother Luigi. The games have evolved over the decades and everyone from little kids to adults loves to play. The game features iconic characters such as Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Yoshi; Bowser and many more.
The character jumps over obstacles, over enemies and into different levels. All of this in an endeavor to save Princess Peach. It was first available on the NES – Nintendo Entertainment System console and moved on to other, more evolved consoles over time. The interesting thing about Super Mario is that he has been around for many years and is considerably older than many of his new gamers.
The games we’ve just looked at are, no doubt, some of the best games of all time and if you like playing games, you simply need to play them. At the very least, give them a try.
Other games deserve a mention simply because they are iconic. They were hugely popular in their heyday, despite having poor graphics and being quite basic. Many of these games became cultural favorites and were perfect in their simplicity.
These games include;
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Space Invaders
If you haven’t played video games in a while, dust off your old games console or login to some online games.