Among the huge collection, only a few titles have stood the test of time and took pride of place in the industry.
Every year more and more new products are released, and it can be very difficult to choose between them. It is even more difficult when the games of the past are taken into account. They can spoil the experience with their simplified graphics, shorter duration and incompatibility with modern computers.
But even decades after release, some classics manage to grab attention, be it a compelling storyline, gameplay variety, or enjoyable gameplay. They only get better over the years.
This is one of the most classic adventures of all time. Myst is still a pleasure to play. Puzzles can quickly become outdated, but not Myst. She has managed to keep her ideas fresh and new since 1993.
Now the game has become more accessible: it has been ported to various consoles, even to the Oculus Quest virtual reality console. The code has been optimized, the graphics have been improved, and new locations have appeared. Myst has never been so versatile.
The Curse Of Monkey Island
Perhaps this is one of the best adventure games out there. Since 1997, almost nothing has changed: The Curse of Monkey Island is still praised for its humor, plot and music. And for those who played it in childhood, it became even better, because some jokes are understandable only to adults.
In addition, The Curse of Monkey Island has become available digitally, which means that even more people will be able to play this masterpiece.
World Of Warcraft
It is not very “classic” compared to some of the games in this top. But since its release in 2004, World of Warcraft has continued to have a significant cultural impact. Updates are still coming out for this MMO. While the current version differs from the original in numerous improvements, many would argue that the game has deteriorated over time.
For fans of the original, there are classic servers. Whatever the case, World of Warcraft still deserves attention.
As with WoW, players can’t decide which version is the best. Today’s RuneScape, also known as RuneScape 3, has a lot more features than the original source. New content has appeared, including for the singleplayer, and the graphics have been updated.
However, some players prefer the old school RuneScape, with original graphics and mechanics. Even this version had useful updates. So decide for yourself which is best.
Another classic LucasArts adventure game with recognizable storytelling and humor, this time in 3D.
In 2015, a remaster was released, the best version for new players. The atmosphere of the original has been preserved, additional options have appeared, such as developer comments. By modern standards, some aspects are already outdated, but still Grim Fandango is an incomparable quest that must be played.
It was in this title that such recognizable elements of the franchise as expanded control of finances and budget, elevation of the terrain and underground levels appeared. She even won a place in the Museum of Modern Art.
Although many games in the series have been released since then, SimCity 2000 remains the most popular due to its simplicity, limitless possibilities and support for offline mode (unlike the 2013 version).
Dungeons and Dragons is the most famous RPG of all time. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that its rules are used in many classic RPGs on PC.
Icewind Dale is based on D&D Second Edition rules. Random characteristics of battles and characters provide replayability. Add to that the improved version of 2014 and interesting modifications – Icewind Dale will give you a lot of pleasant watches.
This is one of the games that popularized online combat in first-person shooters. Quake has left a huge legacy behind it. Sure, there is a single player mode available, but people appreciate this classic for other reasons.
From timed walkthroughs to advanced mods, this game is always packed with content. The servers are still up and running and tournaments are often held. So why not dive into the world of Quake?
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
This series has always attracted the attention of modders, and this part is no exception. But if Quake and Icewind Dale are alive only thanks to the efforts of modders, then Morrowind is enjoyable in itself.
Oblivion and Skyrim are the most popular games in the Elder Scrolls series. Many players have never completed the old parts. But in Morrowind, magical abilities and attacks were added, which have not appeared in new games. The plot is captivating and deep. All in all, like the sequels, Morrowind will keep you hooked for hundreds of hours.
This unique game has always been considered the best in the series. Even with Diablo 3, Diablo 4 and Immortal, many fans prefer to fight the forces of hell in the second part. Of course, it will take you a huge amount of time to get used to the game mechanics and find all the secrets. And in multiplayer, you can have fun with your friends.