The 15 most influential games

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 28 2005 @ 22:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today GameSpot takes a look at the fifteen most influential games that reformed entire genres or set a precedent that is so advanced that future game developers are forced to follow it..
With these prerequisites in mind, Pong is undoubtedly the most influential of all video games. It brought video games into the home for the first time and also established video games as a viable form of entertainment. Pong is the obvious first choice and therefore we've decided not to include it in our Top 15 list. You will find that our shortlist is composed primarily of older or pioneering games that were birthed in the arcades and whose concepts have withstood the test of time. There are countless modern games that will undoubtedly make the list a few years from now, but it's impossible to predict if features that we've found innovative in recent years will ever catch on with the mass market.
You can read it over at GameSpot.


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