This is what Serpent fans have always wanted to see: a lone warrior stalking through the jungle using every means at his disposal to infiltrate an enemy base. The sheer number of innovative ideas presented here is simply overwhelming. From using camouflage and healing individual body parts to trapping and eating local animals, Snake Eater has been using popular survival concepts long before they became popular. Smaller titles would easily collapse on their own with so many different ideas, but everything just fits together perfectly in Snake Eater, which ultimately makes for one of the best games of all time.
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
If you started playing games after 2001, you will never fully appreciate how revolutionary Grand Theft Auto III was. Never before has a game given so much freedom in an open world and encapsulated it in an adult-oriented storyline. However, even the mighty GTA 3 seems like a rough draft compared to what Rockstar ended up creating with San Andreas.
Not even others GTA the games even tried to include three large, self-contained and fully explorable cities, or showcased the breadth of gameplay found here. Race, steal a boat and go sailing, take to the air in a plane or even a jetpack. Then cut your hair, hit the gym, and eat fast food until you’re sick. All of that, and I didn’t even mention the 30 hour campaign, which tells a convoluted crime gang story on par with a ’90s Hollywood blockbuster.
1. Persona 4
It’s not easy to make a 100+ hour JRPG that players want to watch to the end, let alone one that gamers who don’t normally play the genre will enjoy. Somehow developer Atlus delivered just such an experience with this PS2 classic that didn’t necessarily get all the love it deserved in its time.
Persona 4 is a murder mystery with a very fun combat system, but you have to look beyond the core elements of the game to see what really makes it so great. This is because the real attraction Persona 4 it’s his slower pace and relationship building. Yes, there is some urgency in solving the mystery of the Midnight Channel, but in reality, you will be spending most of your time in high school participating in extracurricular activities and just getting to know your classmates better.
The result is an incredibly immersive experience where by the end it feels like you’ve really gotten to know your friends and you’ve all grown as human beings. This is an incredibly rare feat in video game storytelling. There’s a reason why so many people are excited about the upcoming remaster of this game. This is a special game that takes quite a long time to complete and will stay with you for much longer.