When the pixels were big: how did video games that we knew from childhood change

Computer games have been and remain one of the favorite pastimes since childhood. Just remember how you ran to the Internet cafes and squandered the last pocket money, just to be in this amazing world again. And when a personal computer appeared in the house, it was a subject of endless pride and unprecedented joy. And the worst punishment during school years is deprivation of a computer for at least a day.

Needless to say, over the years, progress is moving, and with it our favorite video games. The more interesting to see how they have changed since the happy pores of our childhood.

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Call of Duty (2003) / Call of Duty WWII (2017)

Since its release in 2003, the series already has 14 major games and 10 offshoots. And in 2013, a first-person shooter appeared on mobile devices.

Crash Bandicoot (1996) / Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (2017)

The game is about the adventures of an Australian bandikut animal named Crash was released exclusively for the PlayStation in 1996.

Doom (1993) / Doom (2016)

Doom has become one of the most significant and influential computer games in the history of the industry, and its popularity has determined the further development and spread of the first-person shooter genre. Until now, anyone who has played it without hesitation will pronounce the IDDQD cheat code. The latest version of the game was released in 2016, and in 2005 they even made a film based on it.

Final Fantasy (1987) / Final Fantasy XV (2016)

The very first game was created in 1987 by the small and “dying” studio Square, for which Final Fantasy was the last hope. Since then, a huge number of versions of the game have been released, each of which is completely independent.

Gran Turismo (1997) / Gran Turismo Sport (2017)

A series of racing video games has received tremendous recognition largely due to unprecedented realism - detailed imitation of driving licensed cars, each car is controlled and sounds like its real counterpart, and tuning cars affects their handling.

Grand Theft Auto (1997) / Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

The series has already 12 games, where the player must feel like a real criminal - rob, kill, steal cars and hide from the police.GTA has become so popular and profitable that a lot of Hollywood stars voiced the characters of the game with pleasure.

Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) / Halo 5: Guardians (2015)

The first sci-fi video game came out in 2001 on the Xbox and was recognized as one of the best in the history of the console. The total franchise has more than 50 million copies sold worldwide and 3.4 billion fees.

Metal Gear (1987) / Metal Gear Solid V (2015)

A series of games has always been notable for complex and intriguing plots. The first games in the series played a crucial role in the birth and development of the stealth action genre. In total, over 30 million copies of games were sold, and individual games were awarded critical acclaim and various awards.

Resident Evil (1996) / Resident Evil 7 (2017)

It was created by Japanese game designer Shinji Mikami under the influence of the series of films "The Living Dead" by George Romero. Currently, the franchise includes a series of video games, comic books, novels, films, CGI-films and various types of collection items.

SimCity (1989) / SimCity (2013)

The first urban simulator was released in 1989. The heyday of a series of games came in the 90s. Theoretically, the game can go on forever and has no end.

Sonic The Hedgehog (1991) / Sonic Forces (2017)

The first game of the series was released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive.

Super Mario Bros. (1985) / Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

The video game was developed and released 33 years ago by the Japanese company Nintendo. Now she is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the best-selling game in history, and her main character, Mario Barbel, has become a symbol of Nintendo and one of the most recognizable game characters in the world.

Tetris (1984) / Tetris (2015)

The game was developed by the Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov for the computer "Electronics-60". The commercial version of the game - the first of many subsequent ones - was released by the American company Spectrum HoloByte in 1987. By the number of commercial versions sold, "Tetris" surpasses any other computer game in history.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994) / The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2011)

The series of computer-based role-playing games differed in a detailed fantasy universe, where the player was given more freedom, was allowed to visit various areas and cities of the fictional world at his own discretion and independently search for interesting places and tasks.

Tomb Raider (1996) / Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)

Clever and dangerous Lara Croft since 1996 excites men's hearts. The main character of the video game series has also penetrated into pop culture.

World of Warcraft (2005) / World of Warcraft (2017)

The role-playing online game, which takes place in the fantasy universe of Warcraft, was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most popular MMORPG in the world with over 10 million subscribers. The peak of its popularity came in the 2010s.In 2014, Blizzard reported that over ten years since the launch of the game, over 100 million accounts have been created in it.

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