Last updated on October 11th, 2022 at 12:15 am
Let’s take a trip back in time to discover the best games of the 90s for console and PC. Are you coming with us?
The 90s represented a real revolution for the world of video games. At this time, the most mythical video game consoles in history began to be marketed , which made them reach the majority of homes in our country.
During these years, computer games also became popular and the creation of titles to play on this platform grew. For this reason, during these years some of the best games of the 90s for video consoles and PCs were developed.
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It is one of the most remembered. Counter-Strike was conceived as an online game that consisted of fighting in teams with other players online . The game was developed in 1999 and thanks to its graphics it allowed a three-dimensional view of the scenarios in which the different participants competed to bring down the enemy in a warmongering environment, with weapons of the time.
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
It is one of the best-known computer war games of the 90s. It was released in 1998, developed by Pyro Studios, in it the players, in the midst of World War, had to lead their military commandos with the aim of being able to infiltrate enemy army bases.
GoldenEye 007 was developed in 1997 for the mythical Nintendo 64. This console is one of the favorites of the players of the 90s, and the game that had 007 as the protagonist did not take long to find a place among the favorites. Its main novelty was the multiplayer mode , something that until now had not been implemented. It was no longer necessary to wait your turn to compete, since then you could do it at the same time.
Age of Empires
It went on sale in 1997 and was a revolution for the gaming world . It proposed a real-time strategy. If you have ever played Age of Empires , you will remember that you had to manage resources in order to carry civilization from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In addition, he was one of the pioneers in including online competition with other players.
Who would not like to get behind the controls of a racing car and feel the adrenaline of a driver? In 1997, the first installment of Gran Turismo arrived . It was only available for PlayStation and it managed to become one of the best car games of the time thanks to the fact that its controls were the best of the moment. It had 170 cars with official licenses to participate in the races that took place in 11 circuits.
FIFA 98 is one of the best soccer games of all time. Although quite a few were created, this edition is one of the most remembered by video game fans, since it included very realistic players and had a multitude of licenses from the different teams that made the game seem much more real. In addition, it highlighted its great playability and the quality of its graphics.
Lara Croft was an offbeat archaeologist . It emerged in 1996 and soon became one of the most popular games in the world. It had a perfect combination of action, platforms and puzzles that knew how to reach the public.
In addition, to all this we must add its technical level, design and character development, which was completed with spectacular mechanics to the delight of all gamers of the 90s .
Zombies in survival mode gained prominence in a very spectacular way in 1996 with the arrival of the first installment of Resident Evil for PlayStation. This was followed by two installments that would make it one of the most popular trilogies of the 90s.
Although other games based on the same saga have been made later, the truth is that, according to fans, the best installments were the first three .
Final Fantasy VII and VIII
Although it was a traditional game, these two are the most remembered of the saga, since they managed to revolutionize in 1999 what the saga had been until now.
Its main strength was the turn- based combat between different users . It had spectacular graphics for the techniques of the moment, which, together with the high-quality characters of these two editions, made it one of the best games of the 90s.
Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
Pokémon has managed to turn 20 years old thanks to the number of fans that its first edition achieved in 1996. The small characters that were first released for the Game Boy with the Red and Blue deliveries would be completed two years later with Pokémon Yellow. Did you manage to get all the Pokémon?