During the half a century when this medium has existed. These are the games that changed everything, that signalled the next step in the evolution of video games, and that needed to exist for the video games industry as we know it today to exist as it does. View more at #FactsPediaIn.
List of worlds best video games:
Spacewar! wasn’t the first video game ever produced, but it was the first of the medium as we understand it to be today. It was original, rather than based on an existing physical game, and employed many of the hallmarks that came to be standard in the industry.
Pong was one of the earliest arcade games ever released, and arguably the first commercially successful video game in history. After the arcade cabinet was successfully tested at just one bar, thousands were sold. Just a couple of years later a home version was developed, and it enjoyed a similarly high level of success.
Space Invaders (1978)
Space Invaders is a truly iconic game. The gameplay, the soundtrack, the sound effects, the stylized aliens picked out in too-few pixels; all of this combined to make a game that turned a whole generation of kids into lifelong gamers.
Tetris was, and still is, a video game for the masses, being simple enough for anyone to play but difficult enough to challenge even the best gamers in the world. And it’s a game that has continued to entertain long after its popularity should have waned, with updated versions still finding new fans.
Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Super Mario Bros. is the game that signalled the mainstream arrival of the titular Mario. Despite being a sequel to Mario Bros., this is the game that cemented the characters, level design, and gameplay mechanics that still persist to this day in side-scrolling platformers.
Doom was not the first first-person shooter, but it was the most influential game in that particular genre. In fact, many consider it to be the basis for all modern FPSs, as the environments, atmosphere, and game mechanics were merely honed over many years rather than abandoned altogether.
Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Final Fantasy VII was the first in the popular Japanese RPG series to employ 3D graphics, and the first to be released in Europe. Thus it heralded a mainstream acceptance of JRPGs in territories outside of Japan. Marking it out as one of the most important games ever released.
World Of Warcraft (2004)
World of Warcraft was the fourth game in the Warcraft universe, and by no means the first MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). And yet this is the MMORPG that makes the list thanks to its insane level of popularity that has seen millions of people subscribe to play it month after month, which is what marks it out as being important.
Angry Birds (2009)
Angry Birds was one of the first mobile games to make people stand up and take notice of these titles that, on the surface at least, were too simplistic to offer any real challenge. Fast-forward a few years and smartphone owners the world over have joined the ranks of ‘Gamer’.
Minecraft isn’t for everyone, but for those who have fallen for its considerable charms, it’s the perfect video game. Beloved by kids and adults alike, this started life as an indie game before being developed for every platform you care to mention.
View more at #FactsPediaIn.