It is amazing how video games have grown over the years. From simple amusements to world class amusement parks, there are many different types of games for all ages and skill levels. We can choose from simple arcade games to world class racers. The great thing about video games is that they are now used in the classroom along with traditional teaching methods. Are there any games that are more popular than others? We will answer that question below and then we will look at one game that is the most popular of all time.
Might we start with the old classic? Best Video Games of All Time – Age of Empires. For some, it’s hard to imagine that a world without computer games would exist, the chip-Ching-boo of an arcade classic such as Space Invaders or the grating growling of an angry monster like Mega man. Although there are many other classic games that have come along over the years, Age of Empires stands out as the first real strategy RTS game.
Some may argue that Age of Empires was nothing more than an open world RPG (role playing game) with minigames. Others will point out that the originality of creating a strategy game out of a given set of rules is impressive. Still, anyone who played the original could tell you that it was no follow the rules, you create your own game and play to your heart’s content. In fact, there are very few if any rules in the game. You can basically just do whatever you want, anything you feel like. The main game is more of a simulation of war, where your goals are to build an empire and conquer enemy territories by surrounding their capital and making sure they don’t escape.
For those who love the idea of having a good dose of fantasy with a bit of history, check out Age of Empires II. One game that comes to mind when talking about the classic style of RTS games is Age of War, and it looks like it would fit right in with Age of Empires II. Although this game isn’t quite as solid as the first, it’s still one of the best games around. Here’s hoping that original sin II takes us in a new direction.
If classic RPGs are your thing, then look no further than Plan escape: Torment. This old classic, originally released for DOS computers, but now available to be played via steam on your computer, is a perfect fit for any fan of classic RPGs. Whether you like the old school fantasy quests or just want to play a cool rig with a little more flavor, this is a game that doesn’t disappoint.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the new colossus on video games. We already know that it’s going to be an amazing game for fans of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). But what we also know is that there won’t be a lot of familiar RPG elements in the game, at least not in a big way. The world will be new, and the story will be told through text. But the reason this new colossus will be interesting is because it will be an MMORPG with a new twist.
Last year, I played the beta of Portal 2 for about a week. My experience was that this game reminded me of a lot of games from earlier years. There was a distinct “grind” factor that kept me playing the game, but it wasn’t just mindless grinding. Rather, I did quite a bit of “thinking” during the game. And, speaking of thinking, it was quite thrilling to see how all the different puzzles used the physics engine to do their tricks.
One other very interesting game that is now becoming popular kids’ games is Spellbound. This game involves spell casting, and it looks as if you are casting spells at an ever-growing army of zombies. My favorite part of Spellbound is the various ways that you can build your own spell book. After you build the book, you can use it to cast spells at your enemies to kill them. One cool aspect of this game is that once you’ve made a spell book, you can trade it with someone on the server to make more books.