From the earliest video game, such as Pong in 1972 to the recently released Halo Wars released this year, the video game industry has progressed rapidly in terms of graphics, interactivity and the likes. Today, computer video games are no longer limited to the young and tech savvy generation. People of all ages are coming to appreciate the entertainment value and appeal of a variety of video games ranging from platform to action-adventure games.
Check out some of these great games in wallpapers.
Fighting games have been around early in video gaming history. Some of the earliest fighting games include Street Fighter and King of Fighters.
More likely than not, the mass appeal for fighting games stems from the adrenaline rush a game player gets when he or she unleashes a devastating finishing blow!
Combining intense action with intriguing adventure, action adventure games attracts gamers who seek not only the excitement but also a great storyline for the game. Today, most games from all genres have adopted the approach to include in a great story-telling element to make games more interesting than ever.
Role-Playing Games (RPG)
This is the kind of games where the characters are essentially what makes or breaks the gameplay. Action makes up part of the game, but what motivates a gamer to continue on with the usually long gameplay of an RPG is a good storyline revolving around a group of intriguing characters. A famous example? The Final Fantasy series.
Gamers get to walk around in the game world with a view as if he or she is looking through the eye of the character. The earliest first-person shooters are Quake, Wolfenstein and Doom. Today, the Halo series is the most popular one.
Who have not heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Marios, Megaman and the likes? These are the earliest kind of games available in the video game industry before the 3D video games generation.
Although the gameplay is simple, these games are so addictive that you could spend hours and hours trying to beat your last score!
For those of you old enough, did you remember how you try to move from side to side avoid all sorts of obstacles with a 2D-shaped car of some sort as you cruise along a 2D track? Well, that was two decades ago.
Racing games of today have amazing 3D graphics (not to mention highly in-depth audio quaity) that not only allows gamers to race per se, but also enable them to uniquely customize their vehicles as well.
This is a particular type of strategy games that allows the players to see an overhead view of a warzone so as to control the battle units. One of the most popular game of this particular genre is the Command & Conquer series, which was released in 1995. Other well-known ones include Starcraft, Warcraft and the Dune series.
Last but not least, as a treat from us, the wallpapers below consist of different game characters across games in a single wallpaper. It’s always fun to see what happen when they cross games and maybe fight each other!