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The 10 Greatest Video Games of the XNUMXst Century by The Guardian



  •  The world of modern video games opens up endless possibilities for a person. In it, you can become both the greatest villain and the popularly beloved hero, learn any profession and even transform into an animal.

But which games can give gamers the most enjoyment and are worthy of wasting their precious time on them? This question was answered by , publishing a list of the greatest games of the 21st century. We present the top ten to your attention.

10 Bloodborne (2015)

mdg5rsnnGenre: Action/RPG
Platform: PlayStation 4

  •  This dark Victorian-Gothic game begins in the dilapidated city of Yharnam, whose inhabitants have been stricken with a disease that turns people into monsters. The player, acting as a monster hunter, will have to understand the bloody web of magic and intrigue that has entangled the city and its inhabitants.

  •  The best part of Bloodborne, according to players, is the game's location design, well-developed characters, and fast-paced combat.

9 Bioshock (2007)

by2tav4nGenre: first person shooter
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, MacOS

  •  Designed as a doomed underwater utopia, BioShock is part shooter, part role-playing game, and part morality fable that the developers convey to the players through the study of the secrets and reasons for the fall of the city of Rapture.

  •  Famed for its huge bosses, genetic modifications, art deco architecture and rethinking of the ideas of the philosopher and writer Ayn Rand, the game is still one of the most talked about and popular.

8 Portal 2 (2011)

nefxeuv0Genre: puzzle
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux, MacOS

  •  Building on the solid foundations of its predecessor, Portal XNUMX adds a co-op mode in addition to engaging storytelling and ingenious physics-based puzzles.

  •  Here, the Portal Nature Research Lab is a gigantic, almost gothic structure, with whimsical test chambers and robotic production lines filled with light bridges and franken turrets.

7 Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

n3vinumdGenre: first person shooter
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox, Xbox One, MacOS

  •  One of the best shooters about the war between aliens and humanity. When playing Halo, especially on Legendary difficulty, you'll be surprised how quickly these nimble and group-loving Covenants can piss you off.

  •  Halo spawned the now highly popular space-opera shooter universe, and is also the first game to be adapted for a game console at a time when the idea of a first-person shooter on a console was laughable. She was ahead of her time and deserves to take her place in the list of the best video games of the XNUMXst century.

6.Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

4ft0tbziGenre: open world action-adventure
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Windows)

  •  For the first time in the history of the Grand Theft Auto series, players were introduced to three main characters at once: a retired bank robber whose family hates him, a young man trying to escape a seemingly predetermined life of crime, and a mentally unstable ex-aviator. Each of them had unique abilities.

  •  These characters could be switched between at any time (for the most part), and besides, they were a satirical personification of the modern USA.

  •  Another unique feature of Grand Theft Auto V was the animals that could be interacted with (trained, played with, etc.).

5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)

prkz3ypmGenre: Action/RPG
Platform: Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

No list of the most popular games of the 21st century would be complete without a mention of The Witcher, which has become a real triumph for CD Projekt RED. And Geralt of Rivia is one of the iconic video game characters of all time.

  •  Many games offer a superficial choice between good and evil, but The Witcher shows what happens when you sail the waves of history and politics beyond your control. Geralt of Rivia is not a hero; he's just an outcast living in a turbulent time. It turns out that many interesting and dangerous adventures are easy to find, even if you are not concerned with the goal of saving the world.

4. Half Life 2 (2004)

10g011ijGenre: first person shooter
Platform: PC (Windows, Linux, macOS), Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, SHIELD Portable

  •  There are plenty of alien invasion stories among good video games, but Half-Life 2 makes the whole concept feel fresh and scary. In the second part, which takes place several years after the original story, Gordon Freeman wakes up to find the Earth almost completely conquered by the Alliance forces, with small pockets of Resistance.

  •  Realistic physics, never before seen level of interaction with the environment and the famous gravity weapon make this game a unique experience that is interesting even in 2019. In the world of Half-Life 2, you can really hate the enemies and live every moment with interest.

3. Dark Souls (2011)

42q5j1m2Genre: open world action/RPG
Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows

  •  Plunging you into an endless cycle of death and rebirth in a dark medieval world, Dark Souls lets its dark fantasy rush forward as you fight and fight for survival (sounds ambiguous, given that you play as the undead).

  •  Some players accused the game of being too difficult, while others liked it, because the harder the fight, the more pleasant the victory. But almost everyone liked the deep study of the game world, its visual component and an interesting combat system.

2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)

hy0hgeg1Genre: open world action/RPG
Platform: Wii U, Nintendo Switch

  •  The game from the cult series Legend of Zelda is not like its predecessors. Now players are allowed to roam the non-linear open world, paving the way for a real adventure.

  •  Breath of the Wild capitalizes on your curiosity, intelligence and ingenuity, giving you thousands of ways to use them to fight the monster called Calamity Ganon.

  •  This is the first game in the series, in which, in addition to Japanese and English voice acting, Russian voice acting also appeared.

  •  In June, Nintendo announced a sequel to the game, so Link and Zelda's adventures will continue soon.

1 Minecraft (2009)

bwzhrovbGenre: sandbox
Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, Android, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, Windows Phone

  •  The greatest game of the 2009st century is based on the idea of an improved Lego-like construction game. In XNUMX, word of this unusual block simulation quickly spread on the PC gaming forums. And a community of enthusiasts began to gather around the project, downloading a version designed by Swedish programmer Markus Persson but adding their own rules and graphics.

  •  From the very beginning, the Minecraft project has been a labor of love, divided between creator and fans. By the time of the stable release on PC in November, Minecraft already had 10 million registered players.

  •  Later there were portings from PC to Xbox, PlayStation and even smartphones, which led to the emergence of a new audience.

  •  A vital element in the success and importance of Minecraft has been the dozen experiences under one roof. It is about creating complex models, as well as mining and resource management. Members can create structures alone or join friends for creative online collaboration.

  •  Using the "redstone" mechanic that allows objects in the world of Minecraft to receive electrical power, some fans began to create complex machines, including working calculators. Others have built scale models of the Enterprise from Star Trek, Hogwarts, the British Museum and other famous fictional and real objects.

  •  Nowadays, Minecraft is more than just a game.

  • Servers have been created for people with autism, providing a vital means of meeting and communicating with other people.
  • Hundreds of schools around the world use Minecraft Educational Edition to teach physics, geology, electronics and more.
  • Minecraft has been vital to the rise of celebrities on YouTube. Names like StampyCat and DanTDM are familiar to millions.

  •  And this is not a complete list of areas to which Minecraft has extended its influence. Game makers truly believe that video games, like literature, film, and art, have the power to change lives. And this game is a clear proof of that.