Quality graphics, 3D animation, and enhanced audio and video systems have allowed game designers to develop some of the best games the world has seen.
The best games over the last few years have been evaluated by experts to analyze their popularity, game play and in game environments to create a list of the top ten video games.
Half-life created in the year 1998 holds the number one spot. The game had one of the best story lines and allowed gamers to play as a character named Gordon Freeman fighting monsters and completing missions.
Starcraft hit game stalls in the year 1998 and has been rated at the second spot. The game developing company, Blizzard is one of the best in the business. It was rated as the best real-time strategy game ever created and allowed gamers to use three races, namely the Zerg, the Protoss, and the Terrans.
The Sims holds the third spot and was created in the year 2000 by Maxis. The game is extremely popular with women gamers allowing them to control on screen characters and their lifestyle.
Quake is rated as number four and was created in 1996. It was one of the best 3D animated games of its time. It allowed users to use a range of weapons and involved a simple aim and shoot game play.
Madden NFL Football made by EA sports holds the next rank. The game has undergone many changes over the last few years.
Everquest, made in 1999, is one of the best massively multiplayer online role-playing games ever made. It is so popular that in-game artifacts are even sold for real time cash.
Halo holds the number seven spot. Invented primarily for the Xbox by Microsoft in 2001, it allowed gamers to play as Master Chief to save the world.
Metal Gear Solid was release in 1998 and is ranked at number eight. It allowed the players to use strategy and tactics to save the world from a deadly squad of terrorists.
Grand Theft Auto 3, originally released in 2000, took gaming fun to a whole new level. It allowed gamers to rob cars, kill people and complete sleazy missions.
The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time (1998) was released originally for the Nintendo 4 allowing gamers to complete many missions and puzzle levels.