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The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

October 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 100 - The 100 Most Influential Games Part 3

 

And at long last, TCW Episode 100!  To celebrate our 100th episode, we finish our countdown of the 100 most influential video games of all time.  This time, we look at only 20 games, but these are the games we have deemed the absolutely most essential for shaping the video game industry as it exists today.  We present these final twenty games in chronological order by original release date.  Now that we have made all our picks, what do you think?  Let us know on Twitter!

 

Games:

Spacewar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWQYAfuMYw

Pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut6Rh-rmGAo

Colossal Cave Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFrWH0na0A

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uSzmzZP1s8

MUD (Core MUD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yhk0chxyk

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp2aMs38ERY

Super Mario Bros.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ViRBWz4-E

Elite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJvdZWhNLiM

Dragon Quest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5dalWuTitE

Tetris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbo1AGqKrI

SimCity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A54blk-ojA4

John Madden Football: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbPghLpK6c

Civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE3t_WuoSwE

Ultima Underworld: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee4PUcpGSn8

Alone in the Dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWaQe8LPW0

Doom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFnOLFd_ByQ

Quake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbCHIYXBts0

Super Mario 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVLIRthpNc

Ocarina of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF9CxAulk04

Grand Theft Auto 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zoLurwbCHM

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The 100 Most  Influential Games Part 2

The 100 Most Influential Games Part 2

October 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 099 -  The 100 Most  Influential Games Part 2

 

And now, forty more games drawn from our list of the 100 most influential games of all time! Presented in no particular order, this list of hits and obscurities provides an overview of video game history through some of the most important milestone titles.  This batch of forty games tend to be of more recent vintage, with RPGs, MMOs, Real-Time strategy, and shooters dominating the list.

 

 

Games

Rescue Raiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8_XsRYTO-0

Herzog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU2FDnKzt5I

Dune 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOscXf0Fpmk

StarCraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j3X3EuCf98

Seven Cities of Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57qE1arvo3U

Dynasty Warriors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2SARDWdZIM

Fire Emblem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp2NqY3M6fI

DikuMUD: https://dikumud.com/

Neverwinter Nights:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwFv_LerIAg

World of Warcraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vlVQYjkCDM

Maple Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_0hm9Xj5dQ

Tower of Druaga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCCGIP4SifE

Wizardry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYLn_ij5G10

Ultima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrQFzWO4pYo

Ultima IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHfAE5tXHv4

Rogue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riN2FDtPCnw

Baldur's Gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYOH5PmoaE

Dungeon Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGLkPY22pkg

Parappa the Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbYdRZ8FiuA

Dance Dance Revolution:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jywza4So-eU

Shariki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8XKS7tLB8w

Pokemon Red & Blue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHHSQxn_IOY

Minecraft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oghqTROa7o

Half-Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoV9o6b91Sc

Battlefield 1942: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gc2AJQLvcQ

Halo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9ZyK5L3-A

Medal of Honor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ivwknQN54

ARMA 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97wFTd2lW34

PUBG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sctOYN2pMs4

Resident Evil 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFuHLUuuzLI

Kill Switch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1zW5X0CwTs

Gran Turismo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqlFs3s2JNM

Virtua Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl895zXjfyQ

Ridge Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D5VHJAE5io

Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BltNSs9Vzdg

Resident Evil:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moW4wLlZnHk

Shenmue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8RpDgxAyKI

ICO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPP41ZKtA0c

Myst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D30r0iRH73Q
System Shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xap7JLlROSQ

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/