Top 10 Video Games that Deserve Way More Credit for What They Represent in Gaming History

The Top Ten Video Games that Deserve Way More Credit for What They Represent in Gaming History

1 Half-Life 1 (Reason Why Valve and Half-Life 2 Exist in the First Place)
2 Metroid 2: Return of Samus (First Handheld Metroid, and Also the Inspiration Behind Two of the Best Games in the Entire Franchise with Am2r and Samus Returns)

Tell me, which of the two remakes do you prefer? - xandermartin98

3 Ratchet & Clank (First Time that a Third-Party Sony Developer Managed to Beat Naughty Dog at Its Own Game, in This Case Jak & Daxter)

Yes, I know the two devs were technically co-operating with each other, but still - xandermartin98

4 Metroid: Samus Returns (Official Return of Classic Side-Scrolling Metroid)
5 Psychonauts (Easily the Best Video-Game Adaptation of Invader Zim Ever Made)
6 Um Jammer Lammy (Original Guitar Hero, Definitive Parappa Title and Easily the Funniest, Most Charming Rhythm Game Ever Made)
7 Rayman Origins (First Game to Flawlessly Re-Capture the Ren & Stimpy Art Style in Video Game Form)
8 Superman 64 (Gaming's Very First Official Representation of Every Single Way Not to Make a Superhero Game)
9 Danganronpa (First Phoenix Wright Knockoff to Almost Outdo the Real Thing)
10 Resident Evil 4 (First and Only Resident Evil Game to Know How Stupid and Cheesy It Is)

The Contenders

11 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (First Game to Feature Mario and Sonic Characters Together)
12 Mario/Zelda CD-I Games (Representations of How Not to Make Mario and Zelda Titles)
13 Earthworm Jim (First Game to Almost Perfectly Capture the Ren & Stimpy Art Style in Video Game Form)
14 Brutal Legend (First Game To Be Literally Made Out Of Pure Unadulterated Heavy Metal Badassery)
15 Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time (First Action Game To Really Perfect The Time-Rewinding Mechanic)
16 Painkiller (First Game To Feature A Gun That Fires Shurikens And Lightning Bolts)
17 Conker's Bad Fur Day (Original Happy Tree Friends)
18 Bubsy 3D (Perfect Demonstration Of How Not To Make a Three-Dimensional Platformer)
19 Mario's Fundamentals (The Game Where Mario Got His Iconic Present-Day Charles Martinet Voice)
20 Um Jammer Lammy (First Game To Actually Outdo The Mario/Zelda CD-i Games In Terms Of How Hilariously Over-The-Top And Ridiculous Its Cutscenes Were)
21 Super Metroid (First Game to Prominently Feature Scripted Sequences During Boss Battles)
22 Star Fox Adventures (The Last Rareware Game Made for a Nintendo Console Before Being Bought Out by Microsoft)
23 Kingdom Hearts II (Perfect Demonstration of How Not to Make a Crossover Game)
24 Star Fox 64 (The First Game to Use the Rumble Feature Which is Later Carried to the Modern Controller)
25 Super Smash Bros. Melee (Responsible for Introducing Western Audiences to Fire Emblem)
26 Rare Replay (A Good Example of a Collection of Great Games Over the Years)
27 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (The First SSB Game to Feature Third-Party Characters)
28 Tennis for Two (One of the First Video Games Ever Made)

There are older games, but those were made for academic research, whereas Tennis for Two was the first to be created purely for entertainment.

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