As we did last year at this time, we have set out to look back a couple of decades to see what games were launched and pick up those that, in our view, seems to us to be the best.
And something similar happens again: 1999 was a truly spectacular year for video games. Many of you will have good memories of that time; others will have played several of these titles later; and for those who do not sound at all, welcome to an essential part of our history as players.
Without further Scrolls, here you have the list of some of the best video games since 1999.
- Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
The list starts big thanks to this Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Ensemble Studios, yes of course. When it comes to strategy, it can be said that that year had very little competition, which makes it easy for us to see the best title of gender in 1999. Not to mention it’s the best delivery in the saga.
- Crash Team Racing
When we talk about karting games, and as much as the Mario Kart saga remains the undisputed queen, we must remember Crash Team Racing. Naughty Dog had eight years left to launch the first Uncharted at the time, but both with this title and with the Crash Bandicoot pointed out ways.
- Donkey Kong 64
Another big one among the big ones, of course. Rare making mischief on Nintendo 64 with one of those game platforms that day is still remembered. A monkey, a lot of bananas, and an adventure ahead. Why else?
- Final Fantasy VIII
Many, among whom I am, will continue to consider that the best delivery of the saga is Final Fantasy VII. And I do not see the hour of power to throw the glove to the remake, which has a great pint, but recognizes that Final Fantasy VIII is not bad. It’s under seven and nine, sure, but it’s a precious game anyway.
- Gran Turismo 2
If we talk about driving games, and especially those that fall into the sack of simulation, the big tourism saga is one of the big ones, of that no one can have doubts. And despite what he may have suffered over the last few years, we cannot forget this significant tourism two that runs through the list on its own merits.
While it could not be further from the age of Empires II in terms of thematic and approach, it is most likely that within the genre of real-time homeworld strategy it was the most substantial title to stand up to it that year. Their space battles are epic.
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Eye because with Legacy of Kain, we are talking of big words. Yes, that like all the titles on this list looks regularised to this day, twenty years later, in the eyes of those who have seen nothing but graphs, but Amy Hennig herself was the director of this game. Henig, for if I do not, it sounds, ended up going later at Naughty Dog and was responsible for directing the first three installments of the saga Uncharted.
- Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor saga has been missing for years, specifically since Medal of Honor: Warfighter was released in 2012, but the story of this first installment was the work of Steven Spielberg. The game laid the foundations that years later we would see in sagas as popular as Call of Duty or Battlefield.