Video games have come a long way. They are now a multibillion-dollar industry. With the advances in computer technology, they are more realistic, detailed and immersive. But not all new videos games are great. Some of them are good, but there are a few games that are considered to be the most influential videos games of all time.
In this article, we will discuss the video games that have achieved that recognition.
Alone in the Dark
Not all video games are fun. Some of them scare the hell out of you. Alone in the Dark was initially released in 1992 as a PC based video game. It was one of the first games to start the survival horror genre. You can either be Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood. You have to guide the characters through a 3D mansion filled with scary spiders, zombies, rat-like monsters and other creepy crawly things that want to kill you.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Street Fighter I was not a bad game but suffered from terrible controls. its successor Street Fighter II: The World Warrior was released in 1991 as an arcade game. It became so popular that many rivals copied the idea. Its influences can be seen even in today’s games like Tekken 6. What made the game special was its slick moves and its secret attacks.
Grand Theft Auto III
No article about video games can be complete without mentioning Grand Theft Auto III. The game came out in 2001 for Playstation. It revolutionised the video game by introducing a sandbox or non-linear form of action games. Players could choose a storyline or create everything on their own and create chaos all around. In many ways, GTAIII became an icon for allowing people to play on their dark fantasies. Some people blame the rise in violence on the kids being exposed early on to GTAIII. Controversies aside, it is one of the most influential games ever released.
Pac-Man is probably the world’s most famous and popular title. It can found on PC, mobiles and now it is even available in VR mode. It was originally introduced as an arcade game in 1980. Pac-Man’s influence is so great that it will be hard to watch a movie from the 80s without a reference to the game. It inspired hundreds of kids to dream of becoming video game designers. It even inspired a clothing line, gameplay books and even a popular song.