5 Console Games That Turned Into Massive Series And Blew Their Rivals To Smithereens

Sometimes there’s a game that gets released and blows everything out of the park. It takes the world by storm and everyone needs to buy it. These games have been getting produced since the very first game console. There will always be a new game that becomes the one everyone loves to play. The really amazing thing is when it doesn’t just happen the once. It happens a second time and sometimes a third. When an amazing game turns into a whole series of games that’s extra special. There’s been a lot of games that have done this over the last few decades and you’ve probably owned them all. Let’s have a look at the 5 best game series’ of all time.

Resident Evil
Not only did Resident Evil spawn a huge amount of video games, but it also went on to become a hugely popular movie series which proved hugely popular. It definitely took the zombie horror genre to new heights. Nowadays you can’t come online without somebody asking you if you’re prepared for the zombie apocalypse. It all started with the Umbrella corporation, who released a deadly virus and turned most people into the undead. It was a mixture of zombies, action, and amazing puzzles that would keep you occupied for hours.

Metal Gear Solid
MGS took the espionage genre and turned it into one of the most popular and profitable genre’s in the industry. Now it wasn’t about running around crazy and shooting everything that moved, but you had to act out the role of a spy who’s job it was to go unnoticed. Once the first one came out everyone was hooked on the series and Solid Snake was to be one of the most iconic figures of the 21st century. Solid Snake is sure to be around for a while and you can expect the games to get better and better.

Call of Duty
Call of Duty is fairly new in the grand scheme of things, but that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most popular games of all time. Each game gets better and more games are sold. You could say part of the reason this game because as popular as it did is because of the advancements in technology and the ability to play against other people from all around the world. You won’t find a first-person shooter that matches its popularity in the near future.

Grand Theft Auto
There’s never been anything quite like Grand Theft Auto. Most people were happy to run around stealing cars than to actually follow the storyline. It’s one of the only games ever where you will never get bored of it after you have completed the game. You could keep playing it until the next installment comes out. It was hugely popular in the beginning when the consoles weren’t even powerful enough to deliver it in the way it should be. It started out 2-dimensional and it was loved. In the latest versions it’s so powerful that you actually feel like you’re living in a world inside your television.

Final Fantasy
The RPG genre could perhaps be classed as the biggest one in the world, and Final Fantasy was the game that outclassed all others that lay in its path. RPG games were very popular in Japan, and were it not for Final Fantasy the western world might not feel the same way as we do about them today. When any new boundaries are pushed in the world of video games it would be a safe bet to say they would happen first in FF. There’s obviously some games that outsell others by a fair margin, but Final Fantasy VII was one of the best selling games that’s ever been invented.

Gunther Stone is the writer of this article. He works for a website called www.stickgames.org. It is a gaming site where you get all kinds of stick games.

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