Have you ever wondered what connects every individual, regardless of who they are, what they do and where they live? No? We’ll give you a hint. It involves action, intense drama and enormous entertainment. Did you get it? YES, It’s Gaming.
No matter who we are or where we live, Gaming has always been there for us, and our generation has been blessed with some of the best games ever created. So, let us take a look at the Top 10 Games that Revolutionised the Gaming World.
10. Street Fighter II (1991)
A new genre was started by Capcom by releasing Street Fighter 2: World Warrior in 1991 which increased the popularity of fighting games in the 1990’s. This game was mainly released for arcades and became popular in North America and got played over 25 million times by 1994.
The gross revenues of Street Fighter is more than 4 billion $ till now and is the Capcom’s best-selling consumer game till 2013 which got surpassed by Resident Evil 5.
9. Donkey Kong (1981)
Donkey Kong was released by Nintendo in 1981 and became one of the best-selling arcade games. This game featured the Mario character for the first time which became the Nintendo’s Flagship character afterward.
In this game, Mario has to save Pauline by jumping and dodging barrels from a giant ape Donkey Kong in this platform based game. A complete series was released for this game by Nintendo which became popular due to its first release.
8. Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)
– Rockstar Games
GTA 3 is an open world action adventure third person shooting game by Rockstar Games and was released in 2001 for PlayStation 2. It is a 3-D game with high graphics than any other game at that time. It won several awards from Game of the year to best selling game of 2001 with over 17 million copies.
Its successors are still one of the greatest games of all time and most famous and addictive games being played in an open world.
7. Minecraft (2011)
Minecraft is a borderless open-world game having randomly generated land. Players are put in with no supplies, direction or objective.
Minecraft was designed and developed by Swedish game designer Markus Persson. After its release in 2011, it became the 4th best selling X-Box video game selling 13 million copies and best-selling PC game with 26 million copies. Minecraft has released different versions of the game with Nintendo switch too.
6. Tetris (1984)
Tetris was originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitmov and was published by Nintendo in America in 1984. Tetris is a Puzzle arcade game in which falling tetrominoes are rotated to form leveled lines, which then disappear from the grid.
The name is derived from tetra(game pieces containing 4 segments) and tennis which was Pajitmov’s favorite sport has sold over 170 million copies and became the Best-Selling paid-downloaded game of all time.
5. World of Warcraft (2004)
– Blizzard Entertainment
World of Warcraft is an online multiplayer role playing game in which players select a character as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Players can interact with each other and fight against each other in this role playing game.
World of Warcraft holds the Guinness World Record of being the most subscribed massive multiplayer online role playing game with over 100 million subscribers.
4. Guitar Hero (2005)
– Harmonix and RedOctane
Guitar Hero is a musical video game which was released for PlayStation 2 in 2005. In this, we simulate rock music using a guitar controller. The Guitar Hero became the most influential game of the first decade of the 21st century. It earned $2 Billion from various franchises and expansions.
3. Pac-Man (1980)
Pac-Man is often regarded as the most famous arcade games of all time and is credited with being a landmark in video game history, is one of the highest grossing games generating more than $2.5 billion in quarters during 1990’s. It was developed by Namco and is first released in Japan in 1980.
It is considered a classic and the longest running franchises from the video game history.
2. Legend of Zelda (1986)
The Legend of Zelda is designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka was originally released in Japan in 1986. It was the first game to have an internal battery for saving data.
The story of the game revolves around a boy named Link, who aims to collect eight fragments of wisdom in order to rescue princess Zelda. The Legend Of Zelda is considered as one of the greatest and most influential game and is one of the best selling game for Nintendo.
1. Super Mario 64 (1996)
Earlier it was just the era of 2-D games. Nintendo revolutionised by releasing the Super Mario 64 in 1996 which was a 3-D game. And for the first time the players can move openly in this action-adventure game.
It has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and is marked as the best selling Nintendo 64 game of all time. It is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest and most important games of all time.