I grew up playing games. The earliest game I played was Super Mario Bros on our Nintendo Family Computer and I don’t think I’m alone in this. A lot of my classmates and neighbors back then all played the same game as me and my siblings did. From there, I moved to play with the first version of the PlayStation and PC games. I loved every minute that I’m playing video games. Adults back then (and even until now) complain about kids not getting enough social interaction but they were wrong. The best time I had, was playing video games with my friends either in a console or PC games. In a way, playing video games shaped how I grew up. I can easily adapt to changing technologies and I have a working understanding of how computers are programmed without any formal education. Now, I mostly play whatever new games are released with the console I have but I still think about all those awesome games I played growing up and wonder if I could ever play them again. Turns out, I still can…more or less.
Top Classic Online Games
I remember playing Neopets back in middle school. My friends and I would take turns on our obsolete computer. It was one of my first experiences playing online RPG. The site is still up to this day with a few changes in its gameplay.
Its first release was considered to be a multiplayer team-strategy game that you can play via LAN network or, if you have a fast enough connection, through the internet. StarCraft 2, the latest version, can be played online through Steam.
- Dota 2
Another game played primarily through LAN network; the new version of DOTA is playable through Steam and enables players to play with others through the internet.
- Pokemon Go
I was so happy to see a remake for my all-time favorite game. I used to play Pokemon Blue and Red in my Nintendo. I could not be happier that they finally released a new and, in my opinion, a better version of this classic game.
- Ragnarok Online
When it comes to nostalgia-inducing online games, I immediately think of Ragnarok. I almost failed high school because I skipped too many classes. The game is hugely popular and very immersive which is the reason for its success.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
I remember my sibling and I fighting over who gets to play next. We only had one computer back then so we had to take turns fighting just AI but it was completely addictive. The new version allows players to play with the rest of the world through the internet.
This is one of the first massively multiplayer online RPG that I remembered playing. And because it is fantasy-themed in drew in a huge following. Everquest was game-changing when it was first released paving the way for other MMORPGs’ success.
- Ultima Online
Another MMORPG that was first released in the late 90s. I never got to play this game myself but I’ve seen many of my friends obsessing over their characters. The world-building was groundbreaking back then, with great attention to details.
- World of Warcraft
I don’t think there was any game (besides StarCraft) that I was obsessed with as much as WoW. Even now I still play this through DOTA and it still continues to amaze me how much details each character has. Their backstories are simply astounding. It’s no wonder that WoW still continues to be a commercial success to this day.
- League of Legends
League of Legends is Fortnite’s grandfather. Its multiplayer online battle arena gameplay was revolutionary back then which allowed for similar games to find success.