Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment around the world. Most of us who are gamers now, were introduced to video games at a younger age, and have then gone on to see our passion for gaming grow as we got older. There have been some classic titles over the years that have really changed the gaming landscape and had an influence on our lives, but which are the top 5 games to have achieved this?
What can you say about Tetris? It’s a game that blew the minds of people young and old. The game play was not only mentally stimulating, it was highly addictive too, with simplicity remaining the key throughout. You could easily get lost in the game for hours, playing along while you were watching TV, eager to get further than before. It’s also been the driving force behind other similar puzzlers and there’s even a slot game Tetris Super Jackpots which was inspired by the idea.
Super Mario World
Super Mario World is comfortably one of the best games of all time and is well deserving of its legendary status. Platform gaming has always been popular but Super Mario World really set the benchmark, and not only that, it’s a title that is part of one of the most loved gaming series of all time too. Super Mario World has everything needed to entertain millions and people often go back to play it still to this day, which tells you everything you need to know.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
If you searched Google for the greatest video games of all time, this is a title that you will often find in top spot. It’s a game which revolutionised action and adventure games, especially with the introduction of 3D combat, and it rightfully received glowing reviews from every single person to play it. Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time oozes perfection as the gameplay, visuals and storyline all combine to produce a classic.
Grand Theft Auto V
GTA V is a title that when it was announced, the hype really started to build around the game. It certainly lived up to its billing and the fact that it has gone on to sell millions of copies tells its own story. It’s an open world game that is alive and with it comes immense detail. It’s a game that literally sucks the player in and they are immediately immersed in a completely new world, living out their own story, just how they’d like to.
Now, the games mentioned above are all titles that have already made it to the top and have gone down as classics, and you could say that Fortnite isn’t there just yet but is on it’s way. Fortnite makes it into this list because battle royale games are the future and Fortnite is comfortably leading the way. The way the game has been developed, released as a beta, with updates being made based on feedback from the community has completely changed the face of gaming. It’s a game packed full of fun that has reunited friends and made gaming great again.
Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.