There are countless video games that have been released over the years, and determining the “best” can be subjective. However, here are some games that have received widespread critical acclaim and have had a significant impact on the gaming industry:
- Super Mario Bros. (1985): Often considered one of the most influential games of all time, Super Mario Bros. popularized the platformer genre and helped establish Nintendo as a major player in the gaming industry.
- Tetris (1984): Originally released in the Soviet Union, Tetris quickly became a global phenomenon, popularizing the puzzle genre and establishing itself as one of the most iconic games of all time.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998): Widely considered one of the greatest games of all time, Ocarina of Time introduced many of the conventions that are now common in the action-adventure genre, and is often cited as a major influence on the development of the open-world genre.
- World of Warcraft (2004): One of the most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) of all time, World of Warcraft has had a major impact on the gaming industry and popular culture, and continues to be one of the most popular games in the world.
- Minecraft (2011): This sandbox game has been wildly popular with players of all ages, and has become one of the best-selling video games of all time. Its simplicity and open-ended nature has allowed players to create and explore their own virtual worlds.
- Grand Theft Auto V (2013) : This open-world game has been a commercial and critical success, breaking many records and establishing itself as one of the most popular games in the world. It’s gameplay, storyline and graphics have been praised by many players.
- Fortnite (2017) : This battle royale game has become a cultural phenomenon, with millions of players worldwide. Its combination of survival gameplay and building mechanics has made it popular among players of all ages and skill levels.
- Among Us (2018) : A popular online multiplayer game which was released by InnerSloth, it’s a social deduction game that became incredibly popular in 2020. The game’s concept is to identify and vote off the impostors among the crew.
These games have stood the test of time and continue to be enjoyed by millions of players around the world.