Games that have effected the gaming industry as a whole.

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#1 Posted by Behardy24 (3059 posts) -

What games,for better or for worst,have done more critical in change for gaming industry as an whole?

Examples: World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 4

#2 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

Damn It ! I came specifically to only those two games ! Way to go, Behardy !

How about The Elder's Scroll ?

#3 Edited by turtlethetaffer (16675 posts) -

Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time. both were huge for 3D gaming in that they showed you could successfully make a beloved 2D franchise in a great 3D game.

#4 Edited by t1striker (1549 posts) -

I don't believe there is one game that effected the entire gaming industry as a whole, but there are many games that effect a whole genre. I mean if COD effected RPG's in any way than it would be an extreme disaster(DA2 anyone). Gears of War made a huge impact within Shooters as a whole, but in no way did it effect MMO's, Strategy games, Rpg's, etc.

PS: If anything WOW, and COD4 effected gaming for the worse, at least in my opinion.

#5 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

there's influencing the industry and influencing the medium. like the movie jaws didn't really do anything innovative (the score is herrmann-styled, the film is cut like a lot of thrillers and monster movies, etc.), but the wide release and focused mass marketing became the blueprint for the industry as far as blockbusters go.

in the same way, i'd point to counter-strike as a game that influenced the gaming industry. steam was initially a platform to get out patches for counter-strike (there were other valve games that it was intended for, but CS was probably the neediest), but it has since become a big part of the blueprint for how we consume games.

#6 Posted by Planeforger (15535 posts) -

It's not so much a single game, but I'd argue that the Ultima series had a pretty significant role to play in the development of the RPG, JRPG, FPS and MMO genres, and that you could directly trace the influences of series like The Elder Scrolls, Bioshock, Thief and Deus Ex to Ultima Underworld in one form or another.

#7 Edited by Behardy24 (3059 posts) -

@t1striker: I sorta see whatcha your saying. And now some-what agree that it does only effect genre or parts of the industry.

Also the reason I mention Cod 4 and WOW was exactly because I think they have done more bad than good for the consumers.

#8 Posted by Netret0120 (2032 posts) -

Call Of Duty 4 basically guaranteed the direction FPS games were going

#10 Posted by bezza2011 (2384 posts) -

Gears Of War is probably the biggest one to stick in my mind, I mean seriously the over the shoulder gun and cover mechanic was here to stay once gears of war perfected it.

I'll throw this one out right now even tho i ain't a fan but Titanfall by the looks of it, is going to be a game changer for the FPS genre. it's about time a game came out and refreshed the genre

#11 Edited by The_Last_Ride (70659 posts) -

Super Mario, Mario 64, Goldeneye, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid 1, Final Fantasy X, Battlefront 2, Tekken 3, Call of Duty 4, Wii Sports for the most part

#12 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Half-Life, Halo, GTA, Goldeneye, Everquest, Runescape

#13 Posted by platinumking320 (666 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto III

DOOM / Wolfenstein 3D.

Half-life.

I know there's an itch within ya'll to raise iconoclastic pitchforks and torches towards these titles, but as far as I know they were cultural milestones.

For what foundations they didn't set for the gaming industry. These games were the biggest ambassadors of the game mechanics used during their time. After GTAIII everyone realized the 'sandbox' was where the money was at. After DOOM, monster-maze scavenging, and smart level design took on new heights of inspiration and challenge. After Half-life (well some of us) realized theres more than one way to tell a story through a video game.

Their greatest contributions however are.....

liberal policies on PC and mod support.

and that last part can't be stressed enough.

#14 Posted by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

I don't believe there is one game that effected the entire gaming industry as a whole, but there are many games that effect a whole genre. I mean if COD effected RPG's in any way than it would be an extreme disaster(DA2 anyone). Gears of War made a huge impact within Shooters as a whole, but in no way did it effect MMO's, Strategy games, Rpg's, etc.

PS: If anything WOW, and COD4 effected gaming for the worse, at least in my opinion.

On WoW: Not for people who like MMORPGs.... IMO.

#15 Posted by abaramuchi (25 posts) -

E.T. for destroying the American console market, and Halo for rejuvenating the American console market.

#16 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10284 posts) -

It just occurred to me, movies have started to affect the game industry..... In a bad way !

#17 Edited by Jag85 (4372 posts) -

If I had to pick ten video games that had the biggest impact on the gaming industry as a whole, they would probably be:

Pong (1972, Arcade)

Space Invaders (1978, Arcade)

Pac-Man (1980, Arcade)

Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)

The Legend of Zelda (1986, NES)

Dragon Quest (1986, NES)

Street Fighter II (1991, Arcade)

Virtua Fighter (1993, Arcade)

Doom (1993, PC)

Super Mario 64 (1996, N64)

#18 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (6936 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto 3

#19 Edited by Minishdriveby (9738 posts) -

Odyssey

OXO

Super Mario Bros.

Mortal Kombat

Grand Theft Auto

Call of Duty

Braid

Angry Birds

#20 Edited by Jag85 (4372 posts) -

Odyssey

OXO

Super Mario Bros.

Mortal Kombat

Grand Theft Auto

Call of Duty

Braid

Angry Birds

You mean the Magnavox Odyssey? That was an entire console, not a singular game. Just sayin'.

#21 Posted by Minishdriveby (9738 posts) -

@Jag85 said:
@Minishdriveby said:

Odyssey

OXO

Super Mario Bros.

Mortal Kombat

Grand Theft Auto

Call of Duty

Braid

Angry Birds

You mean the Magnavox Odyssey? That was an entire console, not a singular game. Just sayin'.

Yeah the Odyssey was a console, but it only had 11 game cards released for it, all in the same year. Still one of the most influential things to video games whether it was a single game or not.

#22 Edited by Jag85 (4372 posts) -

@Minishdriveby said:

@Jag85 said:
@Minishdriveby said:

Odyssey

OXO

Super Mario Bros.

Mortal Kombat

Grand Theft Auto

Call of Duty

Braid

Angry Birds

You mean the Magnavox Odyssey? That was an entire console, not a singular game. Just sayin'.

Yeah the Odyssey was a console, but it only had 11 game cards released for it, all in the same year. Still one of the most influential things to video games whether it was a single game or not.

You could have just listed one or two of the individual games that had the biggest impact. The ones I would pick out of the Odyssey's small library would probably be Tennis (for inspiring Pong) and Shooting Gallery (the first light-gun video game, though I'm not sure if it influenced any arcade light-gun shooters).

#23 Posted by Minishdriveby (9738 posts) -

@Jag85: I felt the console itself was more important than the games it offered.

#24 Posted by Tlgersuperman (87 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

If I had to pick ten video games that had the biggest impact on the gaming industry as a whole, they would probably be:

Pong (1972, Arcade)

Space Invaders (1978, Arcade)

Pac-Man (1980, Arcade)

Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)

The Legend of Zelda (1986, NES)

Dragon Quest (1986, NES)

Street Fighter II (1991, Arcade)

Virtua Fighter (1993, Arcade)

Doom (1993, PC)

Super Mario 64 (1996, N64)

Your list make no sense. How have you been by the way?

#25 Posted by Jag85 (4372 posts) -

@Jag85: I felt the console itself was more important than the games it offered.

Fair enough. Come to think of it, all the games on it were more or less just the same game with different accessories.

@Jag85 said:

If I had to pick ten video games that had the biggest impact on the gaming industry as a whole, they would probably be:

Pong (1972, Arcade)

Space Invaders (1978, Arcade)

Pac-Man (1980, Arcade)

Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)

The Legend of Zelda (1986, NES)

Dragon Quest (1986, NES)

Street Fighter II (1991, Arcade)

Virtua Fighter (1993, Arcade)

Doom (1993, PC)

Super Mario 64 (1996, N64)

Your list make no sense. How have you been by the way?

Well, if it isn't the Tigersuperman... Where've you been, mate?

And by the way, which ones don't make sense?