When making the list for this year (check out the other polls for 939495969798 and 99) I just keep shaking my head out of sheer Ican'tbelieveI'mputtingthesedown. Here we have the start of the popularity of the SCUMM engine, Mario Kart, 3D engines, the ESRB, and MORTAL KOMBAT. Crazy to think how many things are still being used in the modern day, 20+ years later. Stoked to be living in these times.
My personal choice is a realllll close toss up between Mario Kart (I've spent many many many hours on this) and Mortal Kombat just because it's straight up fun. But I'm going to have to give it to Mario Kart. Can't get rid of that feel good music!
I chose Fate of Atlantis. Of all those games it's one I would replay right now. I love Indiana Jones and I remember the game being extremely interesting, with the different paths you could take and all, but I've forgotten most of the little details. In fact, I wanna play most old school adventure games, I think they hold up incredibly well mainly because of their story lines, which i think were way more developed than what we usually find nowadays.
I had a hard time choosing between Wolfenstein 3D and Dune II, both pretty damn important (as were a lot of games released in 1992 of course - it's doubtful the survival horror genre would look as it does now if it wasn't for Alone in the Dark), but being a fan of both FPSes and RTS games, the former two are the most important to me. I went with Wolfenstein 3D because it actually still holds up as an FPS - the controls and level designs, while simple, still holds up really well. The same can't be said for Dune II - while you can see what it tried to do and how it influenced the genre, the controls are just too limited to be enjoyable today (like the inability to select multiple units at once, or having to click interface buttons to order units around rather than having keyboard shortcuts like C&C and WarCraft).
Most of the other games in the list, while great, are sequels or just do something that has been done before but refining it, Wolfenstein 3D, Dune II and Alone in the Dark - while not the very first in their genres had much more impact on the games to follow.
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