Games are quite simply the most popular sorts of entertainment in the world. They come in various forms, with board games, console games and mobile games all having great periods of popularity over the years, but what are the best games ever made and why? We’ve devised a list of some of the best below, covering multiple platforms and genres.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Zelda is one of the most famous game series ever made, and it’s still going strong to today. While every Zelda title has received critical acclaim, Ocarina of Time is often listed as one of the greatest games ever made. Originally available to play on the Nintendo 64, the game sees the lead protagonist Link tricked by Ganondorf. This sees Hyrulean destroyed and Link is the one tasked with fixing things.
Everyone reading this would have probably played Monopoly at some point in their life, and most likely in board game form. Dating back as far as 1903, this family friendly game quickly found its way into the homes of many, with the premise being to be the last man standing where money and property is concerned. Over the years, Monopoly has become a very popular video and mobile game too, showing that it still has the same pulling power as it always has. There have also been many different editions released, often location specific.
Mobile games have fast become the most popular way to play in the modern era, with more of us now opting to game on our smartphones than ever before. One brand that has focused on the mobile side of gaming has been mFortune. These guys have made a point of creating their own unique games, and mFortune Fruit Machine game is one of their first games that continues to be a huge success. The development team did a great job in taking a slot game back to its original form as a humble fruit machine, which is simple to play, yet never loses its appeal. Due to its simplicity, players will enjoy quickly spinning the reels, hoping to line up 3 winning symbols to net a cash prize.
Red Dead Redemption 2
While Red Dead Redemption 2 is a new release, it’s quickly established itself as one of the greatest games ever made. Created by Rockstar, who are also behind the award-winning Grand Theft Auto series, RDR2 combines a huge open world with a brilliant story and idea, helping to quickly absorb the attention of players. Rockstar is also famed for creating artistic gaming masterpieces, and they don’t disappoint here either, with every intricate detail brought to life superbly.
No list would be complete without Fortnite, which has totally revolutionised how people play games. Battle Royale titles have quickly risen to the fore as the genre of choice, but no game does it better than Fortnite, which is a PvP success on a global scale. The fact that the game is free, with regular content drops is a bonus, and it’s no surprise to see it making waves in the eSports sector either.