Top 5 Games That Shocked Gaming World
We are talking about the RTS Game (Real-Time Strategy) which lead gamers to become e-sport athletes. World of Warcraft : Orcs & Humans was the reason of RTS Games Boom in late 90s.
World of Warcraft : Orcs & Humans
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy game (RTS), developed by Blizzard Entertainment and published by Blizzard and Interplay Productions. The MS-DOS version was released on 23 November 1994 and the Macintosh version in early 1996. Sales were fairly high, reviewers were mostly impressed, and the game won three awards and was a finalist for three others. There was a CD re-release, namely version 1.21 (CD version), that didn’t have the word-from-the-user-manual copy protection of prior versions. The sequel, Warcraft II : Tide of Darkness, became the main rival to Westwood Studios ‘ Command & Conquer’ series, and this competition fostered an RTS boom in the mid to late 1990s.
Although Warcraft: Orcs & Humans was not the first RTS title to offer multiplayer games, Blizzard’s game persuaded a wider audience that multiplayer facilities were essential for future RTS titles. The game introduced innovations in mission design and gameplay elements, which were adopted by other RTS developers.
Blizzard’s main emphases in these games were on skillful management of relatively small forces and on development of characterization and storyline within and between games played in the same universe.
Here we are with the forefather of famous FPS series Counter-Strike, Half-Life was Valve’s first release for pc and later released on PlayStation 2. Half-Life shown at E3 1998 and was given Game Critics Awards for Best PC Game and Best Action Game.
Half-Life (stylized as HλLF-LIFE) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and published by Sierra Studios for Microsoft Windows in 1998. It was Valve’s debut product and the first in the Half-Life series. Players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong, fighting enemies and solving puzzles.
Unlike many other games at the time, Half-Life features no cutscenes; the player has uninterrupted control of Freeman, and the story is told through scripted sequences seen through his eyes. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said the team had wanted to create an immersive world rather than a “shooting gallery”. The game’s engine, GoldSrc, is a heavily modified version of the Quake engine licensed from id Software.
When it comes to survival horror games the first game we all think is Resident Evil. Resident Evil was first released in 1996 in Japan where it is known as Bio Hazard.
Resident Evil spelled Baiohazādo or simply Biohazard in Japan is a survival horror game by Capcom and is the first game in the Resident Evil series. It was originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation and has been subsequently ported to the Sega Saturn and PC, then re-released twice on the PlayStation in the form of a Director’s Cut. A Game Boy Color version of Resident Evil was planned for release in 1999, but was later canceled by Capcom, citing that the port was of poor quality.
Capcom later released a new game in the series for the platform titled Resident Evil Gaiden. In 2002, a remake of the game was released for the Nintendo GameCube featuring new graphics and voice acting among other significant changes. A Nintendo DS port of the original, with added modes and the subtitle Deadly Silence, was released in early 2006.
While Resident Evil was not the first survival horror game but its success precipitate this genre to new heights.
This genre of game became very popular in mid 90s, We are talking about Street Fighter arcade game . SF became a popular series of fighting game, currently Street Fighter is competed by Tekken which is another fighting game and it’s also considered as a competitive e-sports game in major world championship.
Street Fighter is a 1987 arcade game developed by Capcom. It is the first competitive fighting game produced by the company and the inaugural game in the Street Fighter series. While it did not achieve the same worldwide popularity as its sequel Street Fighter II when it was first released, the original Street Fighter introduced some of the conventions made standard in later games, such as the six button controls and the use of command based special techniques.
A port for the TurboGrafx-CD was released under the title Fighting Street in 1988.
Let’s talk about Mario, everyone had played or seen Mario once. We are talking about a popular hit Super Mario Bros which was released in 1985. In 2005. Best-selling game of all time for a single platform for approximately three decades until it was surpassed in the late 2000s by Nintendo’s Wii Sports, selling over 40 million units and becoming one of the defining titles of the NES.
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros is a platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System home console. Released as a successor to the 1983 game Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan and North America in 1985, and in Europe and Australia two years later. In Super Mario Bros., the player controls Mario and his brother, Luigi, as they travel through the Mushroom Kingdom in order to rescue Princess Toadstool from the antagonist.
Super Mario Bros. was critically acclaimed. In 2005, a poll by IGN named the “pioneering” and “highly influential” title as the “greatest game of all time”, considering it to have aided in resurrecting the crashed American video game market of the 1980s. The game’s mid-1980s release served to further popularize the side-scrolling subgenre of the already popular platform video game genre of the early 1980s.