Ah, video games. I’ve been a huge fan since my childhood in the early ’80s (yes, I’m that old). From Super Mario Brothers to Grand Theft Auto III, some of these titles have come to forever define the medium. Others are less famous but just as compelling. In this post, I’ll give you a look at the best of all time and help you find some hidden gems that might have slipped through the cracks.
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto III is the first game in the GTA series to feature a large, open-world environment. It can be played from a top-down perspective or third-person perspective, and it includes elements of both arcade and racing games.
GTA III follows Claude Speed, who is sent to Liberty City by his boss Salvatore Leone with orders to kill someone there. During his time in Liberty City, Claude becomes involved with other characters who help him get revenge against those who wronged him. The player has full control over what they do in this world; they can drive cars (or steal them), shoot people (or not), take over businesses and run them as they wish—the possibilities are endless!
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an action-adventure game released by Nintendo in 1998. This game was first announced at the Shoshinkai show in 1995 and later released on November 21, 1998, for both the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube. This title was also remade for the GameCube as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
The gameplay focuses on Link who travels between two worlds – Hyrule, where he lives as a child and meets Princess Zelda, and Termina, where he travels once again to stop Skull Kid from destroying everything with his mask powers during Carnival of Time. The plan doesn’t go exactly as planned however when Link gets turned into a Deku Scrub by Skull Kid and has to return home through an underground tunnel beneath Clock Town before his tree disappears forever!
The game features many dungeons that must be completed in order to proceed through the story line or obtain certain items required to progress further into your questing experience (such as keys).
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. 3 is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System home video game console. It was released in Japan and North America in 1990, and in Europe and Australia the following year. It was rereleased on the Wii’s Virtual Console service in 2007, on the Wii U’s Virtual Console service via Wii Mode in 2013, on New Nintendo 3DS’s Virtual Console service via download code that came bundled with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as being released separately on both platforms’ respective eShop digital distribution services starting December 5th 2018 (North America), November 29th 2018 (Europe), December 6th 2018 (Australia/New Zealand) with 3D graphics using original assets from a new port being developed concurrently with this version while retaining 2D gameplay; it also supports touchscreen controls when playing on New Nintendo 3DS systems equipped with an NFC sensor bar accessory
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda is a series of action-adventure video games created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. The first game in the series was The Legend of Zelda, which was released in Japan as a launch title for the Family Computer Disk System peripheral in 1986. Since then, there have been 17 main titles in the series (as well as several spin-offs) that are divided into three different subseries: The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Ocarina of Time.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is set in the 1960s, and takes place after the events of MGS2. The game stars Naked Snake (Big Boss), who is on a mission to assassinate his former mentor The Boss.
In this third entry into Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series, players will control Naked Snake through various areas including jungles and swamps while trying to avoid detection by enemies using stealth and camouflage techniques. As you progress through the game you will be able to find different weapons that can be used against enemies as well as tools to help you navigate your surroundings such as binoculars or a sniper rifle for long range attacks.
Final Fantasy VI
Released in 1994, this game was the best selling game for the Super Nintendo, PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. It’s also the best selling RPG for Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and iOS.
The game follows a group of rebels who are fighting against an evil empire that has taken over their world. You play as Terra Branford, a girl who can use magic to heal wounds or attack her enemies with fireballs.
Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic action RPG set in Washington D.C., which has been ravaged by nuclear war and abandoned for about 200 years. You play as the Lone Wanderer, a child who escapes Vault 101 after their father gets shot during an escape attempt. You begin your adventure in the year 2277, wandering through what remains of American cities while trying to find your father’s killer and exact revenge on him/her/it (we won’t spoil it).
In addition to being a first person shooter with RPG elements, Fallout 3 also allows you to build up your character’s skills via exploration and completing quests rather than leveling up manually during combat like many other games do. The game’s story will take you through multiple cities and locations within them as well as some outer areas like caves or abandoned buildings – all filled with enemies who have their own agendas that conflict with yours!
Though Cave Story+ is a remake of the original 2004 game, it features an overhauled art style, new areas and bosses, and a bonus story mode. The game follows the adventures of a young man named Quote who must explore the island over which he lives in order to save it from evil forces. Its gameplay is similar to that of Metroid: instead of being able to jump high or shoot beams out of his hands like Samus Aran can, Quote can only do one thing—jump really high (and fall really fast). In addition to these small changes, however, Cave Story+ has an entirely different feel than its predecessor with its wonderful soundtrack composed by Daisuke Matsuoka and beautiful anime-inspired graphics.
If you’re looking for an action-adventure game with plenty of exploration but without any platforming elements such as climbing walls or jumping on enemies’ heads then this is definitely worth checking out!
This game is a first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It was released in April 2011 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, and in December 2011 for PlayStation 3. In Portal 2, players control Chell as she attempts to escape from the Aperture Science Enrichment Center; she must navigate through it using a series of portals that allow her to traverse large distances instantaneously. The player uses these portals as part of their gameplay strategy by creating two portals on different walls or ceilings to maneuver across levels.
The game received critical acclaim from critics upon release, who praised the gameplay mechanics and graphics but criticized its short length. As of October 2015[update], over 5 million copies have been sold worldwide on all platforms combined (PC/MAC/PS3).
Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter that was released in 2004. It was developed by Valve and published by Sierra Entertainment. It is the sequel to Half-Life, also developed by Valve. Half-Life 2 takes place in City 17, which has been occupied by an unknown army and placed under martial law. The game follows protagonist Gordon Freeman as he attempts to escape from the city while fighting off invading forces with his newly acquired arsenal of weapons and gadgets. Half Life 2: Episode 1 continues this story with Gordon traveling through time to help save humanity from an apocalyptic future.
These are some of the greatest and most beloved video games ever made.
These are some of the greatest and most beloved video games ever made. They’re the best games you can play on any platform, including modern consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Some notable omissions include Resident Evil 4, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Grand Theft Auto V (a personal favorite), Final Fantasy VII (the game that brought JRPGs into the mainstream), Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and Super Metroid (two favorites among Metroidvania fans).
Others may be surprised to find out that none of these titles made it onto our list: Super Mario Galaxy 2; The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; Grand Theft Auto III; Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow; Chrono Trigger; Chrono Cross; Final Fantasy VI.
It’s hard to believe that video games are now so advanced and have such amazing graphics, they really do seem like they come from the future! But no matter how lifelike these games get or how realistic their graphics become I think we’ll always have a soft spot for those classic titles that got us into gaming in the first place…