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90's Computer Game List
You may have already read my hub on 80's computer games and feeling a little nostalgic decided to read this one in the hope that the nostalgia will continue,well it will, this is when i started investing a lot of time playing video games and owned a few of the systems that were available,You had the Sega Mega Drive,Snes,Nintendo 64 And the machine that shaped the gaming industry just like the commodore 64 did in the eighties...The PlayStation.This machine has changed gaming and we are currently on the third generation of this machine,but in 2001 Microsoft took over but more on that in my next hub.i personally owned a Nintendo 64 and got hooked on Zelda,then went straight to a PlayStation and again got hooked on Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid,great games and great memories,so below i will look first at some of the systems available at the time and also at the great games to play on them.
The super nes or snes for short was released in 1991 and discontinued in 1999,it was a cartridge based system that won over a lot of Americans but didn't go down so well in the UK.
The mega Drive was a very popular machine out in the early 90's however there was so much rivalry between companies now all pushing out new and improved models it was hard to keep up
The PlayStation was released in 1995 and has been one of the most popular and best selling consoles ever,if you didn't own one then you knew someone who did,it dethroned Nintendo and the war was won.
The Games Of The 90's
In 1992 Sonic the Hedgehog was released on the Sega Mega Drive and gave it instant appeal with both parents and their kids,at one stage it even rivaled Nintendo's Mario.Another big breakthrough in the early 90's was the onset of sim games,first we had sim city a brilliant city building game and that followed up the onslaught of hundreds of carbon copies from,zoo tycoon to theme park,all great games.Below is a list of some of the best games released in the 90's.
Golden eye on the nintendo 64 was a real eye opener in the world of first person shooters,released in 1997
War-craft 2 inspired all of today's mmorpgs,it was a monster of a game and still some people's favourite,a fantasy world full of swords and magic,where you can truly release your potential.
Zelda and the ocarina of time was a game i played a hell of a lot on the 64,a brilliant rpg with a cracking story line.
Doom released in 1993 was the first of the first person shooters and a damn good one at that,it even inspired a film (not a good one)
Tomb Raider was the game that got me hooked on the PlayStation,it was one of the first 3d style games and had a third person view which kept you in the thick of the action,it has so far spawned 8 more titles and a couple of films,great game and if you have never played it try and play the first one as it was and still is the best.
Civilisation was released in 1993 and built on the whole sim city style as you had to build an empire and maintain it.It was huge for its day and still a good play to this day.