Last year, there were several HD remasters of beloved titles like Resident Evil and Homeworld that goes to show nostalgia is definitely a huge selling point for the video game developers of today. Some of the games released like Pillars of Eternity were designed to like the games of yesteryear. With that being said, it’s time we take a look back at the classics that inspired a generation of gamers.
It may be 2017, but here are seven games that have stood the test of time and you will surely enjoy on the best gaming laptops from Sager:
The isometric RPG is one of the hallmarks of retro. Before releasing Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age, BioWare made its bones with Baldur’s Gate in 1998. This was the game that set the standard for the high fantasy RPGs that followed suit. With its extensive features, options, fluid storylines, and replayability, it was an instant classic.
The positive reception of the game spawned an expansion, Tales of the Sword Coast, and a sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn.
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
Let’s face it, Civilization: Beyond Earth was a real letdown after all the hype before its release, but you don’t have to wait for a “Civilization in space” type of game because it’s Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri has been out since 1999.
While the graphics may be completely out of date, if you’re looking for engaging gameplay in a campaign set in 22nd Century, Alpha Centauri is the game for you.
Alpha Centauri had a story that was compared to the plots of sci-fi giants like Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. It has compelling voice acting and a deep technology tree that players of Civilization franchise will always enjoy.
Before Bethesda came in, it was Black Isle Studios of Planescape: Torment fame in charge of the first two Fallout games. In this incarnation, Fallout was an isometric CRPG. At the time, Fallout 2 offered something different in the CRPG scene since it wasn’t set in a high fantasy world, but a desolate post-nuclear wasteland. So if you aren’t a big fan of the fantasy genre but you’re looking for that CRPG experience, Fallout 2 is the game you’d want to look back on.
Revisiting StarCraft sounds absurd, if it was five years ago. Yes, Blizzard’s masterpiece of real-time strategy captivated gamers with its storyline, cinematics, voice acting, and almost perfect gameplay balance. While StarCraft II has been out for quite a while now, the original is still a masterpiece to behold.
Another masterpiece by Blizzard. The Diablo franchise is still going strong with its third installment. Diablo II was so endearing to gamers that even with the third title out, people have barely stopped playing this. While a bit dated graphics-wise, it’s still one of the very best action RPGs out there.
Arguably one of the best first-person shooters ever released. The campaign was a challenge with its myriad of enemy aliens and soldiers. This was the start of a franchise that would catapult the name “Gordon Freeman” into a household name. Many of today’s shooters were directly influenced by Half-Life such as Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
Simply put, if you enjoy FPS, Half-Life is a game that you are REQUIRED to play.
Command & Conquer
One of the pioneers of the RTS genre and one of the most beloved strategy games ever released. The first title, together with StarCraft, WarCraft, and Age of Empires made the 90s such a fun time. Luckily, it isn’t all that difficult to get a copy of the classic Command & Conquer games because EA makes all these games available in one affordable collection.