Gaming has come a long way from the good old days of Atari joysticks and 16-bit graphics. We’ve seen the introduction of franchises, lead characters, and cinematic elements that segue into immersive gameplay. But all of that didn’t come over night. There were pioneer games that tried something bold, and changed the landscape of gaming.
These are some of the most influential titles in the history of gaming, and while it’s not exhaustive, it’s a good survey of how creative and innovating game devs have been over the years, to get us to the current state of video games.