Summary of “The 50 best video games of the 21st century”

Few games have been played as widely as Wii Sports, from grannies bowling to toddlers enthusiastically playing tennis.
One of the few modern games that is still best enjoyed shoulder-to-shoulder with friends, family or friendly strangers.
Launched as a forgettable co-op zombie shooter in 2017, developer Epic Games saw the success of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and decided to create its own battle royale mode, inviting 100 players to land on an island, then fight it out until only one survived.
One of the most successful and influential games ever made, The Sims is an outlet for megalomania, mad materialism or compassion – depending on the player.
Video games aren’t short of alien invasion stories but Half-Life 2 is so good it makes the whole concept seem fresh and frightening.
One of the greatest narrative video games ever made.
Despite two more Dark Souls games and a raft of imitators, there is still nothing like it.
Game makers truly believe that video games have the power – just like literature, cinema and art – to change lives.

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