Greatest Games

There’s a lot that goes into making a great video game. I wouldn’t know from experience, but when compared to writing songs, which can be done in a matter of minutes, or writing books, which really only takes determination, imagination (or experience) and time, creating a video game from nothing is a process that I can scarcely imagine. Over the course of the nearly 40-year history of video gaming, the industry has come a long way; from bouncing square balls to shooting down gunships in hyper-realistic HD, no entertainment industry has changed as drastically in such a short span of time. Listed below are the ones that have impressed me the most listed by order of release.

Final Fantasy VI (1994)

Final Fantasy VII (1997)

Crash Team Racing (1999)

Pokemon Gold and Silver (2000)

Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000)

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)

Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

Kingdom Hearts (2002)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)

Halo 2 (2004)

Shadow of the Colossus (2005)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Bioshock (2007)

Halo 3 (2007)

Mass Effect (2007)

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)

Fallout 3 (2008)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

Fallout: New Vegas (2010)

Halo: Reach (2010)

Heavy Rain (2010)

Mass Effect 2 (2010)

Red Dead Redemption (2010)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

Journey (2012)

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

Bloodborne (2015)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)

Fallout 4 (2015)

Pokemon Sun and Moon (2016)

Final Fantasy XV (2016)