Games have captured our imaginations and left behind many memories for us to remember for the rest of our lives. Time has went by so quickly that if we take a look back in the past we will observe that most of the iconic games we remember are well over 10 years old. Lets take a look at such 10 games that have been launched over 10 years ago but still remain fresh in our memory lanes. Here are 10 games that are older than 10 years
For this list we will be counting down from 2005 and include all the games launched in that year or before with one game per year.
1. Need For Speed: Most Wanted(2005) – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
Need for speed is known for its awesome game play and amazing driving experience. Back in November 2005 when EA launched their latest game NFS Most Wanted gamers all over the world got completely addicted to this game. It is one of the most successful titles by Electronic Arts and sold 16 million copies worldwide. The brightly lit environment of the game coupled with realistic car handling and some intense racing experience, this game offered everything that players could ask for. Need For Speed Most Wanted still continues to be a benchmark experience for many gamers till date.
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas needs no introduction to itself because of its wild popularity among gamers worldwide. The game was launched in October 2004 and still remains a fantastic gaming experience for all time. Vast map size, open world game play, multiple customization options and Rockstar Games satirical take on the gangster culture makes San Andreas a really good game. Although the game faced a lot of controversy because of many objectionable content this game is a defining one for its time. Its so popular that developer Rockstar Games also ported it to Android and iOS on the game’s 10 year anniversary.
3. Call Of Duty – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
2003 marks the birth of one of the most defining shooting games of all time, Call Of Duty. This game provided an immersive and realistic experience of soldiers in World War 2 as opposed to the lone wolf scenario in many games before its times. This game set up a base for further successful sequels and also went on to receive critical acclaim from many video game publications. It won several game of the year awards for 2003 from many reviewers.
4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
Two years before San Andreas, in 2002 Rockstar Games launched Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, they had launched Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which is also regarded as one of the most loved games of all time. Players got to experience the beach life of Vice City and play as Tommy Vercetti with a storyline loosely inspired by Scarface, the movie. A tiny yet explorable map filled with tons of missions and the freedom of open world game play made this game a truly enjoyable experience. The game has left behind a legacy of its on and on its 10 year anniversary, in 2013, Rockstar Games announced the game for Android and iOS at a premium price just like San Andreas.
5. Grand Theft Auto III – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
After the success of Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2, developer Rockstar Games wanted to push beyond their limitations and create something truly mindblowing for gamers. So in 2001 they decided to develop a 3d open world game which set history for the years coming. The game was Grand Theft Auto 3. The game became so popular that it became a genre of its own. To such an extent that developers started calling open world games as Grand Theft Auto clones. Needless to say, Rockstar Games also launched this game on mobile devices.
6. The Sims – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
The start of the new millenium, 2000 marked the birth of the most popular life simulation video game series, The Sims. The Sims was created by Maxis Studios. It was the idea of game designer Will Wright to create a virtual doll house after losing his home during the Oakland firestorm of 1991 and subsequently rebuilding his life. This bas experience in his life inspired him to simulate that into a game. The rest, as we know, is history.
7. Midtown Madness – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
At the end of the millenium, in nineteen ninety nine Microsoft launched a game that would be remembered as one that would pioneer the use of open world car racing games. Yes, you guessed it right. The game is Midtown Madness. Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 2 were developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) for Microsoft Windows. It is one of the most iconic games of all times.
8. Gran Turismo – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
World famous racing simulator Gran Turismo was launched in nineteen ninety eight. After five years of development time, it was well-received publicly and critically, shipping a total of 10.85 million copies worldwide as of March 2013 (making it the best-selling PlayStation game), and scoring an average of 95% in GameRankings’ aggregate. The game has started a series, and to date has spawned over 10 spin-offs and sequels.
9. Fallout – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
A spiritual successor to the nineteen eighty eight game role playing video game Wasteland, Fallout has stood the test of time since nineteen ninety seven and has evolved with its newer versions into one of the most amazing post-apocalyptic games ever made. Gameplay in Fallout centers around the game world, visiting locations and interacting with the local inhabitants. Occasionally, inhabitants will be immersed in dilemmas which the player may choose to solve in order to acquire karma and experience points.
10. Mortal Kombat 3 – Games That Are Older Than 10 Years
If you ever think of fighting games there is one game that would consistently be in the list of such games, its Mortal Kombat. The 3rd installment of this epic fighting game was launched in nineteen ninety five which featured one of the best game plays in the Mortal Kombat series games. The game had a lot of player favorite characters such as Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Sonya Blade and boss characters Shao Kahn and Motaro.
So here you have it. 10 games that are more than 10 years old. Of course there are a ton of other games missed out in the list so be sure to mention your favorites in the comments. Also don’t forget to subscribe to get more top 10 lists like this. Thank you for reading.