Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V always finds itself in the NPD charts month in and month out. The game released back in late 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PS3, but gained new life on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Back in May of this year, Take-Two Interactive announced it had shipped 80 million units of the game.
“ Half-Life 2 is, simply put, the best single-player shooter ever released for the PC,” wrote Dan Adams for IGN in 2004. He wasn’t the only critic raving about it, either; indeed, Half-Life 2 was awarded 39 separate “Game of the Year” distinctions, indicating that, yes, it was certainly one of the best PC games to ever come along.
It may seem like an unlikely place to start, given that it's not a "real" Mario game, but "Super Mario Bros. 2" is fantastic. Notoriously, it's a re-branded, slightly altered version of a game that already existed at the time: "Doki Doki Panic." Whatever. "Super Mario Bros. 2" is an excellent Mario game.
The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.
On March 12, 2007, The New York Times reported that Doom was named to a list of the ten most important video games of all time, the so called game canon. The Library of Congress took up this video game preservation proposal and began with the games from this list.
Red Dead Redemption is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in May 2010. It is the second title in the Red Dead franchise, after 2004's Red Dead Revolver.
Portal 2 was released on April 19, 2011. It was developed by Nuclear Monkey Software and published by Valve for PS3, Xbox 360, Mac, and PC. The highly anticipated sequel to 2007's Game of the Year, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a funhouse of diabolical science.
In 2009, Game Informer ranked World of Warcraft 11th on their list of "The Top 200 Games of All Time". In 2015, the game placed 3rd on USgamer's The 15 Best Games Since 2000 list. World of Warcraft was the best-selling PC game of 2005 and 2006. In the United States, it sold 1.4 million copies ($68.1 million) by August 2006.
In a 2000 poll, readers of Computer and Video Games voted GoldenEye 007 into first place in a list of "the hundred greatest video games", and it was ranked fifth in a poll the following year. In 2001, the game ranked 16th in Game Informer ' s list of the "Top 100 Games of All Time".
The last time we did this, in 2014, we limited ourselves to a top 20 (which you can see below) - but due partly to the fact that there have been so many great games since then, and partly to the fact that we work harder these days, our 2017 list is 50-strong.
And there's Resident Evil 7 on the way which looks set to start a whole new chapter in first person and VR. But there have been mixed offerings along the way - between the diminishing returns of the main series lifelessly rehashing number four's template, and a slew of spinoffs building out the timeline and action in all sort of directions. All in all there are 24 games in the series, which is why we've compiled this list of the 10 best.
Eurogamer gave Portal first place in its Top 50 Games of 2007 rankings. IGN also placed GLaDOS, (from Portal) as the #1 Video Game Villain on its Top-100 Villains List. GamesRadar named it the best game of all time. In November 2012, Time named it one of the 100 greatest video games of all time.
Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Call of Duty. It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game is set during World War II and is experienced through the perspectives of soldiers in the Red Army, British Army, and United States Army.
On the 20th anniversary of Super Mario 64, we revisit the game and have a look back over the 20 years of entertainment it has provided. On the 20th anniversary of Super Mario 64, we revisit the game and have a look back over the 20 years of entertainment it has provided.
List of The Legend of Zelda games [Edit] [Talk] Since the initial release of The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, there has been a slew of titles released in the Zelda series. This is the complete list of Legend of Zelda games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt. Based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, it is the sequel to the 2011 game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
As I said in my entry for Dark Souls in our 2015 top 100 games of all time feature, From Software’s creation represents everything that is important to video games in the modern era, from polished, core gameplay mechanics, to player agency, to narrative involvement, to world design, to the many, many emotional peaks and troughs of an expertly paced, but organically delivered journey.
Most of the time they’re just cheap go-to plaudits for a big games, with little thought to real cultural or narrative impact. Batman: Arkham City however, is the real thing. Right from the first, as the pounding urgency of that opening title score starkly highlights the dynamic, brutally moody initial imagery, Arkham City feels like an event.
Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas and Vice City currently lie at the 2nd, 5th and 6th highest rated PlayStation 2 games on Metacritic, respectively, while Chinatown Wars is rated the best game on the Nintendo DS and the second best on the PlayStation Portable, and Grand Theft Auto IV is currently rated the second best game ever, with a score of 98, only trailing behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is a standalone compilation of the episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV. It contains both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony on one disc. It was released on 29 October 2009 for the Xbox 360 and on 13 April 2010 for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3.
The collector's edition of Fallout 3 features: A Vault Boy bobblehead, The Art of Fallout 3 (which features never before seen exclusive concept art for the game), and "The Making of Fallout 3" DVD. The entire package is contained in a Vault-Tec lunchbox container.
This game could have been a fine adventure movie as well. The entire game is just a thrill ride from start to finish, with things happening around every corner. Uncharted gameplay is not exactly my type of gameplay and that did affect my enjoyment of Uncharted 1 (which I did enjoy most of the time, but not greatly), but not this one.
Such is fans' love for Chrono Trigger that the game still supports a thriving fan community on the Internet, some of whom are apparently budding developers. Despite the release of a somewhat unrelated PlayStation sequel called Chrono Cross in 2000, the most diehard fans of Trigger have yet yearned to see Crono, Marle, and the original gang spring forth in glorious 3D.
Though fans of the franchise will argue until they run out of breath about which of the many great Final Fantasy games is the best, the name that frequently rises to the top of those discussions is the franchise's most influential game, Final Fantasy VII.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is an action-adventure third-person shooter video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 27 October 2002 for the PlayStation 2, on 12 May 2003 for Microsoft Windows, and on 31 October 2003 for the Xbox.
Mass Effect is a science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The fourth game was released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2017.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the GameCube home video game console. The tenth installment in The Legend of Zelda series, it was released in Japan in December 2002, in North America in March 2003, and in Europe in May 2003.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a competitive fighting game developed by Capcom and released for arcades in 1991. The sequel to Street Fighter , Street Fighter II adds multiple playable characters, each with their own fighting style, and features such as command-based special moves, a six-button configuration, a combo system, and competitive two-player multiplayer.
Metroid Prime was considered one of the best games ever made upon its release, winning Game of the Year from various publications and websites. IGN called the aural experience with Metroid Prime 2: Echoes "mesmerizing". Music from Metroid has been frequently re-released as part of "best of" video game music releases.
Batman: Arkham Underworld is an iOS and Android game developed by Turbine, Inc., set before the events of Arkham Asylum. It was released on iOS on July 14, 2016. In the game, players control a team of villains - including the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, and Bane - to build hideouts and recruit henchmen, with the goal to become Gotham City's "next criminal kingpin".
In Super Metroid, however, every aspect of the game felt deliberate. Discovering a hidden path or item happened naturally as a part of the experimentation Super Metroid’s level design encouraged, and enemies seemed more like living, alien creatures than generic cannon fodder. Few games have ever been so meticulously crafted and polished.