The #5 Greatest Video Game of All Time
Today, we arrive at a biggie. #5 of the Greatest Video Game of All Time! We’ve traveled many months to get to the Top 5 and we have finally arrived! Will there be any similarities? Will they all be different? What game company is going to be the most loved? You’ll just have to read on! If you missed the others on our countdown, please check them out: #25,#24,#23,#22,#21,#20, #19, #18, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, #8, #7 and #6.
#5 Greatest Video Game of All Time
Kai – Civilization II – One of the first games I really got into, Civilization II is an epic game spanning all of human history. I haven’t played every iteration of the series, but I played 2, 4, and 5 heavily. I love them all, but have the fondest memories of Civilization II.
Po – Bioshock – The world Ken Levine imagined here is so fully-realized it’s absolutely awe-inspiring. Rapture is a living, breathing character in the game, as equally necessary as the allies & baddies that you’ll interact with as your plunge deeper and deeper into the story. Best story, phenomenal plot twists. Andrew Ryan forever.
Andrew – Arkham Series – This is the only comic book superhero game/series/etc on the list (so no, Superman 64 or City of Heroes will not be clinching our top spot). Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are very similar with their intros, in the first you’re walking the Joker into containment and in the second you’re being arrested and walked into the prison. Arkham Asylum takes place at…Arkham Asylum (and Arkham City in Arkham City – gasp!) and focuses on Joker taking over the prison and taking some Titan (recurring element in the series) to become a big ole’ monster. Arkham City features Dr Hugo Strange as one of the big bad’s who knows Bruce Wayne is Batman and the Joker’s is dying of a disease. Arkham Origins (different development team) features a younger Batman on Christmas Eve as Black Mask is taking over the city and has recruited assassins to kill Batman. Arkham Knight may or may not come out next month and might cause me to buy an Xbox One but we’ll touch on that later.
This series features the same combat elements in every game (it’s a beat-em up style game, not button mashing since there’s finesse. It’s “free flow combat”.) The stories in all of them are great (Arkham City has the best), the graphics and CGI are nice, and there’s nothing better than Easter Eggs and seeing familiar faces when you’re Batman. This series is on the list because…well…I’m Batman.
Hungry – Kingdom Hearts – Wow, this is where every game is beyond greatness and has reached legendary status. Kingdom Hearts introduced a loved new franchise that took two of my favorite fantasy worlds, Disney and Squaresoft, and created a world unlike any we’d ever seen. Being a part of Classic Disney story lines while the main character went on his own personal quest. The soundtrack is among the best ever. The game play was smooth, the voice acting was enjoyable enough, the ability to take on optional challenges such as the Coliseum, the choice of keyblades… and an amazing yet simple story. Honestly, this game was something else.
Wow–what an epic list of games. It is definitely getting exciting! It’s the time where you see everyone’s true colors now and what they really care about. Have you played any of these games? Comment below! And as always, stay hungry and fit!