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5 Of The best video games Of The 90s
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When I was growing up in the 90s, video games were my life. I didn't have any video games myself, but when I would visit my friends, especially the ones with older brothers, massive amounts of gaming was enjoyed. This is a list of 5 of my favourite video games from the 90s, and in no particular order. There were plenty more out there too, like "Golden Eye" or "Final Fantasy", but hey! The title of this up is "5 Of The Best Games Of The 90s" so i guess I'll have to leave them out!
Day of the Tentacle
I love point and click games. There's something about them that is just so enjoyable, weather its the sense of achievement when you complete a dastardly puzzle, or the fact that you can take your time with it, I don't know. There were plenty other brilliant point and click games back then, such as "Grim Fandango" or "The Curse of Monkey Island", but "Day of the Tentacle" stuck out more for me because of its brilliant combination of tricky puzzles, original story and pure fun!
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
As with all installments from the "Legend of Zelda" games, "Ocarina of Time" is a timeless classic. Possibly the best game on the Nintendo 64, you play through a massive quest that involves sword fights, bows and arrows, monsters, and beautiful princesses. While playing this games, it almost feels like your playing through the imagination of any bored school boy!
Probably one of the most famous first-person shooter games ever! "Half-Life" completely revolutionised video games. This game does not let up for a second! It was quite challenging, containing puzzles aswell as gun blazing action. I'm not sure what the most intense part of this game was to be honest, maybe the long corridors or air vents, where nothing really happened, but the tension was high as you did not know what was around the corner... Or maybe it was when you are suddenly emptying all your ammo into some super massive scary hybrid mutant creature.. Or maybe it was those damn headcrabs!
Pokémon. Ahhh Pokémon! This game exploded into Europe in 1999, sweeping the land with Pokémania. Kids were swapping Pokémon cards, playing with Pokémon toys and battling with "Red" and "Blue" on their Gameboys. The game itself was pretty much like a kids orientated version of "Final Fantasy", where you play through the story capturing Pokémon, and training them for battle. One of the best things about the game though was the fact that you could connect your Gameboys and battle or trade with your friends! I still play this game to this day!
"Counter-Strike" was THE multi-player game in the 90s. If it wasn't for "Counter Strike" we wouldn't have any of the games like "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" we have today. Although the Internet wasn't as accessible back then as it is today, "Counter-Strike" was still successful. It combines all the best elements of a fast paced action multi-player. No story, lots of guns, 5 minute rounds! The other stand out part of "Counter-Strike" was its realism. Unlike many games of its time, bullets tended to do what they did in real life. If you shot someone in the head they died straight away, and if you were shot in the head you would also die, there was none of that Hit-points mumbo jumbo. This forced people to play with tactics, and encouraged strong team playing, which in turn boosted the experience of playing online.