These games were so good for their time that they completely revolutionized their genre. So much so that after their release, the rest of the games of the same genre could seem very bland …
This is a rare phenomenon, which happens once or even twice per console generation. It sometimes happens that a game is so good, so innovative, so revolutionary in certain aspects, that it completely upsets the standards expected for a particular genre of games.. So after their release, playing another game of its kind seems completely tasteless. In addition, these games become the example to follow, which may have inspired dozens and dozens of subsequent creations.
Resident Evil 4
Not only has Resident Evil 4 completely revolutionized the Resident Evil series, the game will also have changed our perception of survival / horror type games. With a new evolution system, enemies benefiting from a much more advanced artificial intelligence than the eternal stupid zombies and its polished narrative, Resident Evil 4 has become the standard to follow for other games of the genre.. Up to Resident Evil 7.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2 is the game that truly launched the term “blockbuster game”, following the principles of cinema for the genre. We are entitled to a game that dazzles from start to finish, with incredible cinematic sequences, which keep the player hanging on his sofa for several hours. Not to mention that the game literally killed other competing licenses, like Tomb Raider, which was forced to undergo a reboot to recover.
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare can easily be considered one of the most influential games in history, with its extremely immersive campaign, complete overhaul of online play, and intelligent yet deep gameplay.. Released in 2007, it had a similar effect to Half-Life, a few years earlier: there was a before and after MW in the FPS genre.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is both the rebirth of open worlds, but also what was their death sentence. With interesting side quests, a well-stitched storytelling, larger-than-life characters and an original universe, he redefined the potential that open worlds could have.. So all the games had to be inspired by it later, to offer something other than tasteless fedex quests to the players. 5 years after its release, it still remains as relevant today.
Without a doubt, there was a before and after Half-Life 2. Valve’s game has innovated so much in the FPS genre that it still remains in 2020 incredibly topical, which takes all the qualities of the first game by drastically improving them.. That such an old game is still on the best FPS list so many years later is a miracle, but that’s exactly what Half-Life 2 was: a miracle.