Top 15 Best Video Games
Video games continue to be one of the best forms of entertainment for millions of people. They provide recreation and give people something to do with their time. They also help people to socialize, to learn and even to make money. There are certain gaming titles that are considered the best video games all time. Here are is a list of the 15 best video games ever.
Namco’s Pac-Man was released in 1980 and it is the best game ever. Pacmania was a way of life for millions of people. This game broke records, it introduced millions to the wonderful world of gaming and it forever changed how video games were made. Pac-Man is and will always be an iconic title within the gaming world.
2. Mario Bros
Mario Bros emerged in 1983 on the Nintendo home gaming system. Mario, Luigi and Yoshi instantly became household names after their arcade debute. Mario and his cohorts made an impact on the culture and the world of gaming just like Pac Man.
3. The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda came out in 1986 on the Nintendo gaming system. This was the first true adventure game title within the video gaming world. Players got to fight different monsters, explore different worlds, solve puzzles and find treasures and weapons. Zelda was groundbreaking and it developed the future dungeon and dragons video games that people play today.
Game developer Blizzard North made Diablo in 1997. This is a first-person shooter game that defined the genre. Diablo became a basic blueprint for future FPS games.
5. Space Invaders
Space Invaders came out in 1978 and it was popular titled that introduced millions to the gaming world. This was a huge hit during the late 70s that helped to pave the way for Pac-Man and other great titles that would emerge in the early 80s.
6. Angry Birds
Angry Birds came out in 2009. This game was the first major release for mobile gaming systems. Rovio made this title and they literally helped to push mobile gaming into the stratosphere. Angry Birds was so popular that it too created a way of life like Pac-Man did when it was first released.
HALO is a great game because it took the FPS game and made it better. Remember, Diablo established the blueprint for FPS titles, but Halo really “evolved” it. HALO would go on to influence other FPS games such as Call of Duty.
8. Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto (GTA) came out in 1997 and it introduced players to different genre of gaming. Grand Theft Auto made being a criminal a fun thing to experience. The game did well with gaming communities and it also influenced the culture.
Academy Soft released Tetris in 1984. This was the first puzzle game that entertained millions. It was a big hit and it helped to shape other puzzle based titles such as Bubble Pop and Candy Crush.
ROBLOX was released in 2006 but its popularity really took off around 2012. The game is played in a huge online world where kids can do all sorts of things and have many adventures. It is a huge game with over 100 million players.
Minecraft is the second-best selling video game of all time. This game was released in 2011 by Mojang and since that time, millions of kids (and adults) have come to play it. The reason why this game is so popular is that people can create and build their own structures, worlds and adventures.
12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare released in 2007 and this game was extremely popular. It was primarily played online, and it allowed people all over the world to experience what it is like to fight in a modern military environment.
Fornite is a modern title that has changed society. When parents hire coaches for their kids to play this video game, you know that this title is worth mentioning. Fortnite allows players to fight each other until one person remains. This game was released by Epic Games in 2017.
Pong was made by Atari in 1972. This game might not be the best in terms of fun or originality. However, Pong did something very important for the gaming world. It established the gaming world as we know it. Without Pong, the video gaming market would have had a harder time being accepted by society. Pong is an electronic version of ping pong.
15. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos/Defense of the Ancients (DOTA)
The Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) is included on the best video game list because it is played by millions. More importantly, this title is used by professional gamers in tournaments and other competitions. People literally earn hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) for playing this title. DOTA is a mod for World of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.