PC games have become more popular now in the 21st century than ever before. One reason is that nowadays even kids have direct access to a PC than compared to the past. Manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Apple are making it easy to get a PC for just a few bucks. While PC gaming is not just entertainment for kids, even adults can’t seem to get enough of the numerous games available on this platform.
We would like to go back to the 90s and review some of the best PC games that made a splash in the gaming industry. These games may be oblivious to modern gamers who are just becoming familiar with PC gaming or lean more towards video game consoles. Go through the list below and see if there are any titles that you may have enjoyed growing up.
Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings
This game was released by Microsoft on September 30th, 1999. The game was set in medieval Europe with a realistic graphic design which required players to play series of real-life historic battles. The audio of the game was also something that wowed a lot of PC gamers at the time due to its voice-over work.
Released by MicroProse on February 26th, 1996. Civilization was centered on the idea of beginning a civilization set in a prehistoric time and taking it towards a modern age. Actors in the game also played the role of council members which gave the gamer a firsthand feel of expanding an empire.
Diablo was published by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31st, 1996. The game distinguished itself from other PC games published at the time. The combat was set in real time with randomized dungeons which include a variety of items and enemy types. Another amazing feature of Diablo was the online feature for multiplayer which made it a game to play over and over again.
Published by Interplay Productions on September 30th, 1997. You might be familiar with Bethesda versions of Fallout game which is available both on a console and on PC. It will interest you to know that they are a remake of the original Fallout PC game. The game had a number of staples which included Pip-Boy, super mutants, Wasteland and The Brotherhood of Steel.
Published by Sierra Studios on November 19th, 1998. The game was notable for its storyline which was integrated into its gameplay which made it fun to play. With a sci-fi storyline that featured an outstanding gameplay movement which made it popular.
Planescape – Torment
The game was published by Interplay Entertainment and released on December 12th, 1999. The game setting is based on Dungeons and Dragons with a brilliant storyline and combat which made it interesting to play. An interesting feature in the game is the ability to advance through combat scenarios by using the dialogue option. Although the game wasn’t much of a commercial success it makes this list based on its uniqueness
Star Wars Dark Forces
The game was published by LucasArts on February 28th, 1995. Although the game was more of a clone of Doom it had features which made it different. For instance unlike Doom players could crouch, jump, and look down and up. The game was a huge financial success which inspired a few sequels and a toy line.
System Shock 2
The game was published by Electronic Arts and released on August 11, 1999. The game was popular for its storytelling, combats, weapons, exploration and horror background which were highly futuristic.
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