10 PC games we will never forget
10 PC games we will never forget
In this article, Meta.reviews talk about the masterpieces that have influenced the industry, developed genres, and simply turned the gamers’ idea of what computer games are. We will not forget these creations of the developers.
Super Mario 64
Alt: Super Mario 64
Title: Super Mario 64
The iconic game was released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64. It was recognized as one of the best-selling games in history. It was in Super Mario 64 that true three-dimensionality first appeared, with the ability to move in any direction and huge open spaces that the gamer could explore. Later this masterpiece with an uncomplicated plot was adapted for many consoles, there was also a version for PC.
It was the first three-dimensional action game in which the monsters were not two-dimensional, but three-dimensional polygonal. More like a technical demo, Quake was the beginning of the texture and detail race that we still see today and pushed developers to make games more realistic.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Alt: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Title: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
There is hardly a person who has not played or heard about this game, released in 2005. Fight for authority with daring opponents, various races around the city at crazy speeds with cops on your tail, the ability to customize your car the way you want, as well as adrenaline and drive. All this makes Need For Speed: Most Wanted an unforgettable experience.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Alt: Grand Theft Auto IV
Title: Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV, released in 2008, is considered by many critics as the most important game in the series. It is impossible not to agree with them because the game is simply brilliant. In the first week, more than 6 million copies of the game were sold for $500 million, with $310 million of that on the first day. For this record achievement, GTA IV was included in the Guinness World Records.
Alt: Counter-Strike 1.6
Title: Counter-Strike 1.6
There is no point in talking about this game, as everyone knows it. Let’s just add that Counter-Strike received many positive reviews from critics and gained a huge number of fans among gamers. Also, the game became one of the most popular eSports disciplines in the 2000s.
This chic retro shell game, which appeared in 2009, immediately won the love of boys and girls all over the world. Minecraft has also received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Experts noted such advantages of the game as a minimalistic design, dynamic soundtrack, and complete freedom of creativity, which is limited only by the player’s imagination and desires.
Alt: Far Cry
Title: Far Cry
In 2004, Far Cry had no parallel in terms of graphics. No other game could offer a comparable level of elaboration of water or jungle. Also, the game showed all the beauties of the open world for action.
World of Tanks
Alt: World of Tanks
Title: World of Tanks
There is nothing better in this genre than this game, released in 2010. Massive multiplayer that allows every player to feel like a tank player, excellent role-playing leveling mechanism, awesome physics – there’s nothing to complain about, it’s brilliant.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Even a thousand hours of playing time is not enough to explore all of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This game appeared in 2011. Great balance, a lot of possibilities to level up, twisted quests, and, most importantly, the world that you want to dive into and want to explore. And recently it became possible to go on adventures in this game in VR-mode.
Alt: Max Payne
Title: Max Payne
This game, full of high-speed shooting and flashbacks, has become a re-imagining of action. The visual style of Max Payne for 2001 was incredible, as was the script. The game has long been quoted. Also, Max Payne is still one of the few noir games.