PC GAMING RECORDS
BEST-SELLING FIRST PERSON SHOOTER OF ALL TIME
Half Life has sold over 8 million copies worldwide making it the best-selling first-person shooter of all time. With sequels and spin-offs the franchise has sold over 16 million copies (not including sales from The Orange Box).
FASTEST HALF-LIFE 2 SPEED RUN
The fastest speed run ever for Half-Life 2 is 1hr 36min 57secs achieved by the “Half-Life 2 done Quick” team on 8 March 2006.
MOST SUCCESFUL GAME MOD
Counter-Strike is the most successful game mod ever selling over 9 million retail copies worldwide.
BIRTH OF DEATHMATCH
Doom was the first FPS to feature a networked deathmatch mode.
Doom was the first console game to receive a “Mature” rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) in America. The board deemed that the game was suitable for those aged 17 years old or over.
The best Civilization player in the world is “Moonsinger” who currently leads both the Civ III and Civ IV high score tables. His high score of 88,553 on Civ III beats the second place score by 7000 points.
MOST POPULAR MMORPG
World of Warcraft is the most popular MMORPG in the world with nearly 10 million subscribers around the world.