For the PC platform, each gamer will have different titles that they think are most impressive. Here are 10 of the most impressive PC games and the reasons why they are that influential.
Sid Meier’s Civilization (1991)
It’s difficult to deny the influence Sid Meier’s Civilization has on strategy games in particular and PC gaming in general.
Besides SimCity and Populus, developer MicroPose has created a strategy game in which players will have to interact by creating and building different empires throughout the game, and it’s all bundled. Compact in Civilization.
Although compared to the present time, the original version (built on MS-DOS) is out of date, but Civilization has been remade (remake and remaster) quite a few times over the years, making this game still trendy until today.
Although the next versions have had significant upgrades in the simulation system as well as the game mechanics, the first version is still the game with greater influence.
In recent years, there have been a lot of hit shooters released, but hardly any developer has made a splash on the scale of what id Software did with the game 26 years ago.
There were quite a few shooting games that appeared before Doom (1993), but there are some game mechanics that Doom used at that time that are still in use today. In the first perspective, the game screen is designed in an open form and contains many secrets, the content of the game is “super” violent and gore.
Besides, you may also see the monster-killing shooter still appearing in recent games, and even in the years to come.
Blizzard designed Diablo in the form of a top-down game (top-down view) and strongly focused on the elements of combat, action-RPG (action – role-playing). Diablo has removed the difficulty barrier of the role-playing game genre and instead focuses on diversifying dungeons (dungeons).
The missions and gameplay levels are designed in the randomly-generated format, a game mechanic that is still in use today. Also, Diablo has a multiplayer item, allowing players to ally with each other or confront each other with intense combat.
Tomb Raider (1996)
Also in 1996, Core Design redefined the 3D adventure game genre with Tomb Raider. With two classic pistols and a “fiery” body, Lara Croft’s first adventure has created a big impact in the 3D platforming genre.
To jump over the obstacles, gamers have to watch the right timing to jump, not “fly” as easily as before. The puzzles are also designed to be very tough and need to be solved in many different directions. There’s even a T-Rex in the game!