The Ten Best Computer Games From The 90s!

There are many things that I miss about the 90s. My childhood, innocence, the 90s music and film scene, 90s television and most of all the 90s computer games! Here is a list of what I consider to be the best computer games to come out of that amazing decade!

1.       Lemmings (Released 1991)

What can I say this was the first computer game I played, and after nearly two decades I still have fun making fun of the little brainless lemmings!

Developer: DMA Design (now Rockstar North)

Platform: Originally designed for the Commodore Amiga

Pros: Challenging even for adults, simple interface, easy learning curve

Cons: repetitive, aged graphics, crap soundtrack

2.      Half-Life (Released 1998) (PC)

This game was just brilliant. I have memorised every part of this game; it’s probably due to completing it twenty times! This is a must play!

Developer: Valve Software

Pros: Excellent graphics for its era, captivating story, challenging

Cons: lifeless environments, too short of a game!

3.      Quake 3 Arena (Released 1999) (PC)

This is the game that got me into the first person shooter genre. I was playing this religiously up until only a few years ago!

Developer: id Software

Pros: Awesome graphics for its era, very challenging, great sound effects

Cons: repetitive, lifeless environments

4.      Driver (Released 1999) (PC & Playstation)

This was an addictive arcade style racer that got me addicted to its explosive action!

Developer: Reflections Interactive

Pros: Descent graphics, awesome maps for the era

Cons: Basic sounds, and repetitive game play

5.       Gran Turismo (Released 1997) (Playstation)

This was the game that got me addicted to racing games. The games complexity and sheer breadth was unprecedented, and it stands the test of time in remaining a challenging game!

Developer: Polyphony Digital

Pros: Extensive game play, descent game physics

Cons: dated graphics, over simplistic interface


6.      Need For Speed High Stakes (Released 1999) (PC & Playstation)

This was a ground breaking racing game graphics wise. I remember enjoying the techno music in this!

Developer: Electronic Arts

Pros: Challenging game play, good soundtrack, many cars

Cons: Dated graphics, poor Ai

7.       Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings (Released 1999) (PC)

For a real time strategy game of that era, Age of Kings still holds its own as a great game today! Very addicting indeed!

Developer: Ensemble Studios

Pros: very challenging, immersive game play

Cons: Bad soundtrack gets repetitive

8.      Tomb Raider (1996) (Sega Saturn, PC, Playstation)

This was just an awesome game that offered a great story with the best gaming of its day!

Developer: Core Design

Pros: great game play, good graphics for its time

Cons: Not much really! Lol

9.      Diablo (Released 1997) (PC, Playstation)

I was addicted to this back in the day! One of the best games of its era!

Developer: Blizzard North

Pros: Immersive game play, best graphics of its day

Cons: The game was too short in single player mode, basic storyline

10.   The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Released 1998) (Nintendo)

This was simply one of the classics of the 90s decade. I still remember playing it! How time flies.

Developer: Nintendo EAD

Pros: Groundbreaking RPG, extensive game play, immersive

Cons: Bad frame rate, poor graphics at some parts of the game

There you have it my top ten list of the best games from the 90s! Comment below if you think I’ve missed any notable games! Thank you.

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  1. Posted September 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    no civilization?
    that game is amazing!
    preordering civilization 5 which comes out soon!!!!

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