10. Angry Birds
You’ve probably played Angry Birds at least once in your lifetime. This game caused a big craze when it came out, among children and even adults! The game focuses on these cute birds who are trying to save their eggs from their enemies – the green pigs. I mean, who can blame the players, this Rovio Entertainment game really is addicting!
9. Call Of Duty
This is a modern first-person shooter game that can magically make you lose track of time and spend hours at a time playing, without even realizing. The newer incarnations and versions of the game are obviously more complex and better done, but the original idea of the game is still there – the players take on the roles of soldiers in specific missions they have to complete.
Galaga was released in 1981 and since it has become world famous. It’s the perfect example of the arcade’s golden age, a simple game of shooting at aliens and trying to beat other players’ high score.
7. Super Mario Kart
The legendary Super Mario Cart has to be mentioned on this list! It’s a great game to ruin your friendship and a good relationship with the people you’re playing with. It came out in 1992 and it’s all about competitive racing with other players.
6. The Sims
Sims first came out in the year 2000 and it was originally intended as a satire of American consumer culture. But, to game desgners’, Will Wrights’, luck, millions of people missed the memo of this being a joke and started happily running a digital minion’s life.
5. Mortal Combat
Mortal Combat was released in arcades in 1992. The controls consisted of five buttons: a high punch, a low punch, a high kick, a low kick, and a block button, together with an eight-way joystick. Mortal Combat also introduced the concept of juggling. To put it simply, the idea is to punch the enemy into the air, and while he has still not fallen to the ground, follow up with other combat moves to keep them there.
Tetris was designed by a genius Russian computer scientist. Since it came out in 1984, it has became a global phenomenon. The interesting thin about Tetris is that it also has some fascinating health benefits, like PTSD prevention and cravings control.
3. Grand Theft Auto
GTA series is worldwide famous and is currently one of the biggest gaming franchises. Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an action-adventure video game that is primarily developed by Rockstar North, and published by Rockstar Games. The name of the series references the term used in the US for motor vehicle theft. In 2013, ‘The Telegraph’ has ranked Grand Theft Auto one of Britain’s most successful exports.
Counter-Strike is a team-based, multiplayer first-person online shooter game. The idea behind the game is that players are divided in two teams, “terrorists” and “counter-terrorists” to perpetrate an act of terror and kidnap hostages, while the counter-terrorists try to prevent it.
1. Super Mario Bros
In 1985, the Nintendo Entertainment System has released Super Mario Bros game. In this game, Mario and Luigi are lobbing fireballs, de-shelling winged turtles, bashing question mark blocks and stomping on goombas in the Mushroom Kingdom. Although it sound quite bizarre, the game is insanely interesting to play, even today, almost 40 years after the original release.