10 video games that are practically perfect
While sayings like one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is something you’ll want to keep in mind for this list, there are video games where at least the majority of us can agree they were kind of a slam dunk.
Whether it was because they had phenomenal stories, mechanics that were so enjoyable to engage with, fundamentally changed our perception of what video games could be, or a combination of all of the above, here are the games that we’re comfortable putting in the ‘just about perfect’ category.
While this list could easily be much longer, we’ve rounded up ten games that almost universally everyone agrees knocked it out of the park. If you haven’t played any of these, this is something you’ll definitely want to fix.
10: Age Of Empires II: Age Of Kings
Now this list is gathered from a general consensus gathered from your thoughts all over the internet, this is not my personal top ten. That said, if your childhood was anything like mine, I bet it saw a lot of Age of Empires II.
Age of Empires II was released in 1999, the real-time strategy game was made by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft. It’s pretty universally agreed that it’s one of the greatest video games of all time, so I think we’re off to a good start here. The game challenged players to build cities, gather resources, and defeat enemies to cross out relevant victory conditions, while advancing through each of the four ages. You play as one of 13 refreshing civilizations and expansion packs will add even more.
Aside from being tasked with educating a generation of young gamers about history and warfare, the game was a hit for a host of reasons.
As for improvements over the original, the list was endless. The sounds are iconic, the look is classic, the multiplayer hugely compelling, and the controls and UI worked perfectly to serve the strategy format. From its deep city-building mechanics to its random map generator, AOE2 is a hugely influential game in the strategy realm and, honestly, it’s still fun, which says a lot about a game that’s over two decades old.