Life’s too short to be playing boring video games and that’s why you should make sure you’ve tried some of the most original, innovative, and life changing titles on the market. There are several franchises that created such powerful works they can be considered essential in a gamers’ life. These games spread across various genres, they can be first-person shooters, platformers, MMORPGs or action-adventures and they can be played on a variety of systems starting with a personal computer and ending with a handheld console. Nowadays gaming has become so easily accessible that you can play a game virtually anywhere as long as you have even the simplest phone model. To celebrate those special games that need to be played by everyone who considers themselves a gamer, we are going to talk about 20 of the best titles that definitely have to be on your bucket list.
Minecraft is a game that offers a variety of gaming modes so it should be appealing to any type of gamer. From exploring to building to co-op adventure maps with your friends, you can play it on a wide array of platforms, even on a smartphone or tablet. It is one of the bestselling games of all times and managed to gain quite a numerous community that always finds enjoyment in its gameplay, endless building possibilities and easy to master controls. Once you get your hands on Minecraft you won’t be able to stop playing it for a while.
We didn’t want to mention any specific Pokémon title because they all offer enough variety to be enjoyed separately. In addition to this, the new hit Pokémon Go is probably the title that immediately comes to mind when thinking about this franchise. The quest for pocket monsters has been a beloved way of spending time since the first Red and Blue editions appeared on the Game Boy in 1996. Pokémon is the most easily recognizable franchise and it offers some really valuable gaming titles.
The Monkey Island series started 27 years ago with The Secret of Monkey Island and released its newest installment: Tales of Monkey Island in 2011. Guybrush Threepwood and his arch enemy Le Chuck are some of the most popular video game rivals, their eternal quarrels being the subject of all of the five titles of the series. The player-friendly controls and the humorous dialogues between the characters are some of the traits that make Monkey Island a series worth playing.
Surely everyone knows who Mario is, since the first Super Mario game appeared back in 1985 and until the latest 2016 Super Mario Run a myriad of other installments emerged on the market. Joined by his brother Luigi, the beloved Nintendo character is, in many cases, the first contact with the gaming world that today’s hardcore gamers had in their youth. The joy of jumping from tile to tile, collecting stars for power ups and fighting Bowser is definitely an unmatched feeling everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII is known for boosting the sales for the PlayStation consoles and popularizing Japanese role-playing games outside the country. It is constantly seen as a beacon of the series, being considered one of the best gaming titles in the world. In 2016 it was released for the PlayStation 4 and got a boost to its already qualitative graphics, so if you haven’t played it yet it’s a good occasion to do so, especially because it’s in high definition now.
For those of you who like to solve mind bending puzzles and play with an absolutely awesome gun that creates pathways into walls and floors, then Portal is the perfect choice. What started as a small game packed in the Orange Box transformed into one of the most popular and beloved puzzle-platforms ever created. With a unique and recognizable robot character endowed with witty humor and delightfully amusing dark jokes, Portal surely won the hearts of many gamers.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure video game that takes place in the fictional city of Los Santos. It can be played both from a first-person and a third-person perspective and the player can use vehicles such as cars, boats or airplanes to travel across the map. After its release, GTA V broke industry sales records and became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history, earning $800 million in its first day.
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