Category: Greatest Games

Greatest Games: Out Run

Back in the mid to late 80’s there was a popular children’s television show here that had kids facing off against each other on a number of popular arcade games. This was the perfect time for Sega’s “Super Scaler” arcade machines to blow little kid’s minds away with […]

Greatest Games: Midwinter

Leading a revolution is one thing. Having to do so in the punishing environment of a post-apocalyptic winter is a slightly more complicated matter. This is what faced players of Midwinter, a first person action and strategy game designed by Mike Singleton and Maelstrom Games. First arriving on […]

Greatest Games: MechWarrior 2

In a time before Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, Activision had another smash hit that seemed like it was everywhere yet licensing soon stopped them in their tracks. It didn’t stop them from churning out new versions of it though. That game is 1995’s […]

Greatest Games: Tomb Raider

When the 32bit consoles arrived in force in the early to mid 1990’s they also ushered in a new generation of impressive polygonal based games. One thing that was missing from these new titles though was a true character indicative of the generation. The last had Mario and […]

Greatest Games: Lode Runner

Released in 1983 for the Apple II, Atari 8bit and Commodore families as well as the IBM PC, Doug Smith’s Lode Runner was amongst a string of hits from publisher Brøderbund that included Choplifter and Karateka. With shades of arcade, platform and puzzle games all rolled into one, […]

Greatest Games: Half-Life 2

1998’s Half-Life not only established the credentials of Valve Software as being a developer of the highest calibre but helped set a high benchmark in narrative driven shooters. Set in the Black Mesa research facility, you took on the role of silent protagonist Gordon Freeman as he is […]

Greatest Games: Super Mario Bros.

It’s almost impossible to not have discussions about video games without mentioning Super Mario Bros. – a game that helped introduce the Nintendo Entertainment System to the world while also achieving the (almost) impossible task of revitalising console gaming in markets still burned by 1983’s video game crash. Fresh […]