5 mindblowing games

Check out 5 bar-raising games worth playing

March 15, 2013
5 mindblowing games

Heading into a new generation, it’s hard not to get nostalgic regarding the past generations of games. There are a number of games that managed to blow our minds when we first slipped in the discs, and its only fair to pay homage to some of the best.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

While there were previous extreme sports games around, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater really kick-started the genre and inspired countless games to come. The second title in the series took what the first did and made it better in every single way. The signature control scheme was still there, but with a wealth of new tricks, moves, levels and a create-a-skater feature, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 pushed the boundaries and raised the expectations of what sports games should deliver.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2

Resident Evil 4

The Resident Evil series is known to produce games of extremely high-caliber, but no one expected the monumental impact that Leon Kennedy’s trip to Europe would have. RE4 took a more action-oriented direction, but it paid off, as the game delivers one of the most frightening and action-packed experiences to date. RE4 was also the title to implement the over-the-shoulder perspective which can be seen in just about every third-person shooter today. Talk about inspiration? We say ‘revolution.’

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy is not only the best Wii game, but it is one of the best games ever. Let’s just say many of gaming’s favourite icons from the past have had ‘difficulties’ making the jump to 3D. But our favourite mustachioed Italian plumber blew gamers away with his trip into outer space. Unique level designs, constantly changing gameplay mechanics, gorgeous visuals and enough gameplay time to justify any purchase made SMG an instant classic. Super Mario Galaxy is one of those mythological animals – you don’t expect it to appear when it did, but we’re glad that it did.

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

Grand Theft Auto 3

Grand Theft Auto 3 wasn’t the first open-world game, but it definitely wrote the book. The third iteration in the Grand Theft Auto series brought a new breathing, living city that gamers had never seen before, and immersed the player within a world and story of crime that put some movies to shame. The freedom and exhilaration one felt when first putting on GTA3 was like no other, and that’s why it deserves a spot in our list.

GTA 3

GTA 3

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2 will go down in history as one of the greatest games of the decade. Visually, it’s a masterpiece, while the action keeps up with the good looks to produce an edge-of-your-seat adventure. The narrative itself is a work of art and has inspired a new generation of story-driven campaigns that will only improve gaming in the future.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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