In a technologically developing gaming world, new innovations keep streaming in thick and fast. New concepts are born, and the competition of the most iconic graphics and themes is at an all-time high. Singling out the greatest video game of all time can be a real challenge due to the fact that there are several elements of gaming that need to be considered. In the end, taste is everything, and with the rising popularity of online gaming, we draw a list of 5 of the greatest video games for you.
#1. The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
To many gaming enthusiasts, Ocarina of Time was probably the turning point. It will go down as the epitome of video gaming as it marked the beginning of the medium as the ultimate place for artistic expression. It emerged as the pioneer of truly remarkable 3D experience in gaming, and from then on, it has inspired several other titles with its combination of a nostalgic storyline, a great mood, and an incredibly perfect soundtrack.
#2. Super Mario World
It will always be a contest between Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3, but the former slightly edges the latter. It is amazing how a developer can be so on point with these two games. Super Mario World set the tone for the best days of everyone’s favorite plumber, and the 16-bit art style will remain gorgeous for many years to come.
Tetris had to be here. It has provided staple gaming since the 80s, and today, it is regarded a top culture icon. You won’t find many gaming enthusiasts who’ve never tried their hand at Tetris, and probably, everyone got hooked. How this puzzler has maintained itself in the spotlight is just incredible. Hot new releases like the Tetris Effect and the Tetris 99 were absolute hits, and the wave of new mobile games only proves Tetris will remain iconic in the gaming world.
#4. Street Fighter II
The fighting game genre has attracted countless entries over time, from Tekken, to Mortal Combat, name them. The impact of Street Fighter II has been felt for decades, and it looks like its influence is here to stay. It continues to be used in professional competitive settings. The book on the fighting game was based on Street Fighter II.
#5. Pokémon Red and Blue
The Pokémon franchise has dominated the gaming world. With absolute incredible long-standing handheld favorites, mobile apps, an anime series, and a lot more, the gaming world truly owes much to Pokémon. Red and Blue era started something of a pop culture revolution before Pikachu took over, but for the longest time, they were used as the defining role-playing titles for handheld medium.
We shall be witnessing new titles in 2020 and beyond, but what we’ve had so far has been phenomenal. Video games are taking over, and all the focus will definitely be on improving the overall gaming experience. It would be unfair if we didn’t include Portal 2, The Last of Us, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, World of Warcraft, and Wii Sports in our list of the best video games of all time.