The history of Tetris reads like a study on Cold War politics, thankfully the game itself is nowhere near as boring. On the contrary, it’s arguably THE greatest game ever.
Men cried upon seeing Mario 64 for the first time, it was reported. Their childhood hero able to go anywhere and do anything, to an extent that was surely magical.
Inspired by the creator’s bug-collecting antics as a boy, Pokémon is one of the greatest trading and collecting games. It was perfect for Game Boy, and is famous for Pikachu.
Members of the England squad and top Premiership players have been gushing about ‘Pro Evo’ during their interviews. You simply cannot doubt the class of this constantly evolving star performer.
Thanks to an innovative control system, hero Link solves the mysteries ahead unhindered. The game’s most striking feature is the power to summon magic via tunes played on an Ocarina.
In equal parts famous for its humour as well as quick-witted game play, and memorable because of its free-roaming enhancement over the original, making puzzles much more dastardly to solve
It seemed like a Worst Idea Ever but quickly proved itself as a Best Thing Ever, capitalising brilliantly on all the characters’ personalities and powers around racetracks and battle arenas.
Fire breathing was once the reserve of boss characters. All the ‘World Warriors’ arrived armed with such powers. Their repertoire of moves, counter-moves and tactics were once astonishing, now legend.
Despite everyone’s best attempts since, this remains the definitive 007 game – you really did become Bond. Perfectly paced, with impeccable control, the first videogame sniper rifle and endless four-player deathmatches.
You fully believed that you were trading goods between galaxies in a Cobra space ship. The universe seemed genuinely huge, and its inhabitants realistic. Just watch out for those Thargoids.