5. Grand Theft Auto III
GTA III is a 2001 open sandbox game by DMA Design (now Rockstar North), and published by Rockstar games. It’s the third installment of the GTA series, but the first three-dimensional game in the series. Although GTA III received a lot of controversy for its gore and intense violence, it was the first game to really allow you to do anything. GTA III became the #1 best selling game of 2001. GamePro called GTA III the most important video game of all time, explaining that the “game’s open-ended gameplay elements have revolutionized the way all video games are made.”
4. Mortal Kombat
MK is a 1992 fighting game developed and published by Midway. It is the first title of the MK series. After its release, MK quickly shot up the video game ranks and became a best selling arcade and home console video game. MK also became one of the most controversial video games because of its depiction of gore and violence using realistic digitized graphics. These features are the primary reason that video games today have Entertainment software rating board (ESRB) ratings.
3. 007 Goldeneye
Goldeneye is a 1997 first person shooter (FPS) developed by Rare and published by Nintendo. It was one of the first FPS games for the N64 console, and it is the third best selling N64 game, falling behind Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Kart 64. If you’re a gamer, you’re probably wondering why Doom wasn’t choosen over Goldeneye. The reason is that Goldeneye was the first FPS to offer realism in the FPS world. Its multiplayer mode is nearly flawless and was the most popular FPS of its time.
2. Street Fighter II
Tetris is a puzzle video game originally created by Alexey Pajitnov
in the Soviet Union
in 1984.Tetris is the most recognizable video game of all time. The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console
and computer operating system
, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators
, mobile phones
, portable media players
, and much more. The Nintindo Gameboy version quickly became a best seller with over 30 million copies sold. Many believe that this game is the sole reason for the Gameboy’s success. Tetris is a game that can be found nearly anywhere, and yet, people are still not tired of it. It is one of the very few games that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, or gender.