Online gaming has been a favorite pastime for many since the introduction of video games. However, with so many great titles, it’s hard to know which are the very best. Classics have stood the test of time, with original releases being remastered or sequels being developed. So today, we will explore what’s on offer for gamers young and old, whether you’re looking for something new or a little nostalgia.
Medal of Honour
World War II shooter Medal of Honor had everyone hooked before Call of Duty took the world by storm. Then, Allied Assault, which launched in the same period as the first PlayStation game, appeared on PC. Set during the war, these games became a major inspiration that would carry on for years.
In its modern incarnation, Medal of Honor does not draw the same attention as Call of Duty since it adapted to the modern age. After the studio shut its doors, it seemed the end was near. Then, in 2010, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond was released in virtual reality. You’ll feel nostalgic if you get a chance to play this VR exclusive title, which is remarkably reminiscent of the original games. Though most people don’t like this game, it is still a fantastic experience to play it in virtual reality.
Initially, we groaned and became dismayed when we learned Deus Ex would be rebooted, believing that it would be impossible to bring the cyberpunk action RPG back to life satisfactorily and in a way that would capture the heart of the original.
When we think back to the original game, our eyes may have been covered with rose-colored goggles. Compared to Deus Ex, which was way ahead of its time and felt like a masterpiece, the newer Human Revolution and Mankind Divided were competing with old technology and had some modern competition that they had to stand out against. Although gameplay and visuals were very different, their contrasts were remarkable. The game had changed a great deal in 16 years and was still an excellent game.
It’s been eight years since Ezio, the master assassin, stepped out from beneath his shadow. Of course, a lot has changed since then. However, Assassin’s Creed remains a fan favorite despite its recent changes. Since 2007, the game’s core mechanics, RPG elements, and visuals have stayed the same despite many other differences.
The Viking Era was the perfect setting for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which coincided perfectly with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X console releases. Assassinations are about timing, and so was this most recent release.
One of the first action-adventure games was Tomb Raider, widely regarded as a pioneer. Tomb Raider 3 included locking the butler into the refrigerator. The thrill of exploring tombs and finding hidden treasures is probably a fond memory for anyone who has played the series. Some may have criticized the games for selling more copies by making Lara Croft “sexy,” but the game design and marketing formula were clear winners since it helped sell over 74 million copies.
Compared to its predecessor, Shadow of the Tomb Raider has grown up significantly, focusing on the environment, mechanics, and gameplay rather than the main character’s sexuality. It’s a world away from the pixels of old, with stunning tombs and lovely settings. The lighting is flawless, and even the hair is detailed.
Spiderman: Spidey on the Run went on sale in 2002 on PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC and was received well by fans and review sites alike. In our experience, we’ve rarely seen a good game based on a movie – which generally is not as exciting as it could be. But, in the modern world of gaming, being the best web-slinger is much better. Despite being 16 years old, Marvel’s Spiderman: Ultimate Edition still has a unique visual style, as well as a thrilling gameplay experience.
Wolfenstein’s original name was Castle Wolfenstein in 1981. In the following decades, many Nazi shooting, treasure-hunting, rooting-tooting FPS games followed that first 8-bit game. Perhaps Wolfenstein 3D might have been the most famous FPS game of all time; it would have had the most significant impact on the future of the genre, alongside Doom.
Wolfenstein is still available today, and thanks to modern graphics, it looks gorgeous. Despite the insane Nazi actions of today, with futuristic guns, cyborg dogs, etc., the fun is still there.
FIFA football was released in 1993 for several platforms, including SNES, Sega Mega Drive, Master System, and even the Game Boy. During the six months that it was top of the UK games charts, the game proved to be extraordinarily popular and continued to be so throughout the years. Despite some teething problems, recent FIFA games have shown just how much the graphics have evolved over the past two decades while also pushing the boundaries of online gameplay.
This series might be the ultimate escape. Takedown targets all over the world while pretending to be a professional hitman. Since we played our first Hitman game, we have been captivated and fascinated by the titles. Having a mission look as though it was never accomplished is very satisfying.
As the games have evolved, new features such as enhanced visual effects, new contract systems, and brilliant crowd physics have been added, making it more intuitive and engaging. In the latest game in the Hitman series, you’ll participate in a story and explore various locations and buildings as you fulfill your contracts. The visuals are stunning, and the gameplay is next level.
It was unquestionably one of the greatest games ever created when Thief: The Dark Project came out in 1998. The first game in the series was a stealth game instead of a violent action game like many contemporaries. It took patience and a quiet foot to succeed. Deus Ex utterly captivated us, as did Thief.
When Thief was rebooted years after the original, it did not receive a warm reception even though the new title stayed faithful to some of its best elements. Even though we enjoyed the reboot, there weren’t any surprises that caught our hearts. Overall, it was a tremendous improvement over the original.