7 Great Video Games We All Grew Up Playing

Even though video games have been around for a really long time, most people agree that it was in the late 90’s and 2000’s that development in graphics and gameplay mechanisms made them worth playing. As a result, it is more likely than not that if you owned a computer or a Playstation 2 while growing up, you spent as much as you could glued to a screen for hours playing video games.

These are a few of the video games that you enjoyed most while growing up:

1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment. The game is set in 1986 within the fictional city of Vice City, which is heavily based on Miami. The single-player story follows Tommy Vercetti, a Mafia hitman who is released from prison. After his involvement in a drug deal gone wrong, Tommy seeks out those responsible while building a criminal empire and seizing power from other criminal organizations in the city.

2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. A handheld game was made for the Nintendo DS. It is the fourth installment in the Call of Duty video game series, excluding expansion packs, and is the first in the Modern Warfare line of the franchise, followed by a direct sequel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well as the first game in the series to have a Mature rating. The game breaks away from the World War II setting of previous games in the series and is instead set in modern times.

3. Counter-Strike

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Everyone knows was CS is. Originally released in 1999, the people of Pakistan especially took a great liking to this game. It is a first-person shooter that’s a modded version of Half-Life and even though a bunch of sequels have been released, none of them capture the original magic of this game. Hence, it is played in servers all over Pakistan.

4. Pokemon Red and Blue

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Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters: Red & Green, are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. They are the first installments of thePokémon series. They were first released in Japan in 1996 as Red and Green. “Blue” was released later in the year as a special edition. They were later released as Red and Blue in North America, Europe, and Australia over the following three years. Pokémon Yellow, a special edition version, was released roughly a year later. Red and Green have subsequently been remade for the Game Boy Advance as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, released in 2004.

5. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure. The single-player story follows Carl “CJ” Johnson, who returns home to Los Santos from Liberty City after learning of his mother’s murder. CJ finds his old friends and family in disarray, and over the course of the game, he attempts to re-establish his old gang, clashes with corrupt cops and gradually unravels the truth behind his mother’s murder.

6. God Of War

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God of War is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). Loosely based on Greek mythology, it is set in ancient Greece with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist Kratos, a Spartan warrior who serves the Olympian Gods. The goddess Athena tasks Kratos with killing Ares, the God of War, who tricked Kratos into killing his own wife and daughter. As Ares besieges Athens out of hatred for Athena, Kratos embarks on a quest to find the one object capable of stopping the god: the legendary Pandora’s Box.

7. Age of Empires II

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The Age of Kings is set in the Middle Ages and contains thirteen playable civilizations. Players aim to gather resources, which they use to build towns, create armies, and defeat their enemies. There are five historically based campaigns, which constrict the player to specialized and story-backed conditions.

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