Most Revolutionary Video Games Ever Made

Video gaming has changed over the years. Which Video Games had the biggest impact on these changes? These did!

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1Super Mario Bros

This game not only brought forth one of the greatest gaming franchises of all time, as well as the best selling gaming franchise of all time, but it single-handedly saved the video gaming industry. Without this video game, video gaming would no longer exist! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Dude, this game brought the greatest franchise in the world...

2Super Mario 64

One of the first 3D games. Every single 3D game can be traced back to this game... pretty much, that is. This game defined the design of the Nintendo 64's controller, and paved the road for all of 3D Gaming. Games like Final Fantasy VII, and The Legend of Zelda: ocarina of time, wouldn't QUITE be the same without the existence of Super Mario 64. - HeavyDonkeyKong

3The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

My favorite kind of games and this is the one that started it all sometimes I wish I could play skyrim with these kind of graphics just one my weird wishes - makyho

This game crafted action-adventure gameplay into the 3D gaming world, and introduced so many things into the gaming universe that most good games would be bland without it. it also paved the road for the rest of the 3D Zelda Titles, all of which has built upon its gameplay. - HeavyDonkeyKong

It is the most revolutionary game of all time. Only 5 games can stand up to it in terms of game quality. They are ALTTP, MM, WW, TP, and SS.

4Goldeneye 007

This game popularized the first-person-shooter Genre, and without this game, Call of Duty and Halo would practically be NOTHING! - HeavyDonkeyKong

5Street Fighter

Defined the gameplay o most fighting games. Every Fighting game that follows a similar formula has built upon the gameplay of Street Fighter. - HeavyDonkeyKong

6The Legend of Zelda

This game brought fourth the Adventure Game Genre, and basically defined it. it paved the road for every single one of the Zelda games that came after it, and so many games use what was introduced in this game, that some people might not even REALIZE it! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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7Spacewar (1962)

This went on to be noticed as the very first video game made on any computer. - Chaofreaks1


Not only did F-Zero set the stage and pave the road for futuristic racing games, but F-Zero did the EXACT same thing for ALL racing games! - HeavyDonkeyKong

10Super Mario Kart

Popularized the Combat-Style Sub-Genre of Racing Games and has been imitated constantly by other Franchises. Gave birth to the Famed Mario Kart Series. - HeavyDonkeyKong

The Newcomers

?Twisted Metal 2
?Tomb Raider

The Contenders

11Wii Sports
12I, Robot (1983)
13Gotcha (1973)
14Final Fantasy

Made the Role-Playing-Game Genre of Video Games famous. - HeavyDonkeyKong

15Halo: Combat Evolved
16Conker's Bad Fur Day

The most funny game you will ever play. It really is for mature audiences only. - TheGrammarPolice

17Mario Kart 8
18Super Mario Bros 3

Introduced the World Map to the Video Gaming world and advanced upon the Platforming Video game Genre. It also has inspired much of the New Super Mario bros Video Games. - HeavyDonkeyKong

20Renegade (1986)
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1. Super Mario Bros
2. Pac-Man
3. Mortal Kombat 2
1. Super Mario Bros
2. Super Mario 64
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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