Shadow the Hedgehog: This game features the most popular character in the franchise, in a dark edgy tale about his Quest for Identity. Oh, and you get to shoot stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.
Sonic Boom: A classic hero and his three closest friends are reimagined in this epic adventure title! This time, our heroes must race across the world to acquire a set of powerful talismans before an ancient evil uses them to eradicate all organic life! Using the game's new and innovative moves and techniques, players can attain speeds previously thought impossible in the series. Uses the revolutionary CryEngine 3 graphics engine.
Sonic Labyrinth: The classic hero has fallen victim to a brilliant plan of his greatest enemy! Now two of his most well-known abilities are hindered! However, he still has one move in his arsenal, and he's using it to his advantage in four unique worlds!
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon: In a remarkable and revolutionary example of role reversal, a young princess must journey forth to save her father from a treacherous duke and the ancient evil with which he has allied. It's best remembered for its memorable quotes.
Rock Revolution: From the company that made the games that Guitar Hero and Rock Band were inspired by (Guitar Freaks, Drum Mania), this new revolutionary rock experience lets you make your own music or choose from dozens of famous hits. Covers count, right?
Superman 64: Play as one of the world's most well-known superheroes. Fly through vast cityscapes, pick up and throw around objects several times your weight, and use kick-awesome super powers such as heat vision and freezing breath. (Don't want to take our word for it? You can watch a video review.)
Castlevania: Judgment: To oppose a villainous threat that seeks to rewrite history in his own image, a powerful entity summons thirteen of the greatest warriors from the centuries of backstory (and decades of game development) that define one of the most popular and long-lasting video game franchises of all time. Character motivations are explored in depth, including those of several classic villains who are playable for the first time in the history of the series. Character designs reimagined by one of the most popular manga artists in recent years.
Desert Bus: The story of one man's journey across the wasteland. Potentially features hundreds of hours of gameplay, each minute of which is every bit as exciting as the first.
Hong Kong 97: An epic story of diplomatic machinations which lead to terrible crime; of science serving the evil regime! Only our brave hero, descending from the family of Bruce Lee himself, can save the day, with seemingly certain doom looming above him!
Jurassic Park: Trespasser: A breakthrough in first-person shooter engines that, to this day, still has an active fan community, with people making levels for it.
Metal Gear: Snake's Revenge: Followed by two fellow agents from the same unit, a special forces soldier must penetrate a terrorist fortress in the jungle. As the story progresses, one of the agents dies and the other betrays him, leaving him to defeat his greatest enemy, resurrected and stronger than ever, alone. With unique 'changes in perspective' designed to add a new variety to the gameplay of the previous game, it can finally be played here in America! The series's original creator described it as 'a faithful sequel'.
Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape: A young agent, conditioned to think and fight like the legendary soldier Solid Snake, goes to face a group of increasingly bizarre terrorists before they launch their economy-destroying weapon - unaware of the involvement of the shadowy torturer, Ocelot. Solid Snake provides mentoring and support over the Codec, leaving you fully in command of your brand new playable character, never seen in the series before.
Snake vs. Monkey: A partner to the above game. Solid Snake returns to a battlefield conquered decades before by his father, against his will. His orders are to kidnap those who live there, armed with nothing but a gun that, when merely held, makes him feel intent on performing his unglamorous and thankless mission. Along his journey he comes face to face with two walking tanks, and his own father's doppelgänger.
Shaq Fu: One of your favorite sports stars comes to the video game stage, to face off in an epic showdown against otherworldly opponents, prove that his kung fu is stronger than theirs, and rescue a trapped child.
Metal Wolf Chaos:A leader of a country is betrayed by his 2nd in command, who launches a military coup against him. The leader then leads a crack resistance in an battle to take back his country, city by city.
Tetris: The Grand Master ACE: A long-awaited console release of a cult-status, hardcore spinoff of the world's most popular puzzle game. Now you can become a "grandmaster" in the comfort of your own bedroom!
The Tetris Guideline: A set of standards for falling-block games designed to ensure that they don't deviate into crappiness.
Lair: A fantasy combat slight-sim has you controlling a dragon using the latest breakthrough in input technology.
Mondo Medicals: You work for a research laboratory, trying to find a cure for cancer. Over the course of the game, however, communications from your director make it apparent that the laboratory has a dark secret.
Mondo Agency: You work for a government agency and are tasked to protect the President.
Mohawk and Headphone Jack: A platformer late in the SNES life cycle that pushes its graphics hardware to its limit.
F.E.A.R.: A military experiment goes wrong and all the researchers are suddenly and violently murdered. A top-secret military unit is sent to investigate, be warned, brave traveler. Not everything is as it seems and some secrets are buried deep. Peer not into the rabbit hole lest you see how far it really goes.
F.E.A.R. 2: A beautiful, naked woman helps you get laid.
Alternatively: He's a Delta Force operative who can see dead people. She's a Broken Bird poltergeist. When they meet, she falls in love with him but has trouble expressing her true feelings. Will she gather the courage to tell him how she feels and win his heart?
Yume Nikki: A moving, if not thought-provoking, tale of a girl's journey into the subconscious mind. Explore the wonderful dreams while trying to get cool "effects," but try to avoid the nightmares! because they're pretty damn creepy.
Ffx Runner: Drive a car past a huge city with lots of scenery. Lot's of explosions! From your own car.
Go Right: An easy, simple-yet long game where if you finish, you get to see an exlusive clip!
Stair Dismount: Using psychic powers, you must help an ex-superhero commit insurance fruad to pay for the numeous damages he has commited to the city.
Mario Is Missing!: Travel the world and recover the stolen artifacts to stop the villain from flooding the planet. Its main character appeared in one of his most iconic forms.
Makai Kingdom: A world ruler makes a simple mistake that leads to the destruction of the entire planet. He can restore the planet by using a magical book that grants wishes, however, a tremendous amount of mana would be required for such a task. And so, he must visit other worlds and use the mana of their rulers to rebuild his own world.
Turok: Evolution: One of the most revolutionary video games is brought back with a mind-blowing prequel; telling the story of how The first Turok came to the world where Time Has No Meaning; forced into a three-way battle between beautifully rendered, unbelievably realistic primeval beasts, human refugees and unimaginably terrifying mutants all while coming to terms with his destiny as the Son of Stone and rose up to battle the most diabolical villain ever to threaten humanity: TOBIAS BRUCKNER!
Dump Jumper: An exciting story of a man taking revenge on the world that scorned him. Features a realistic physics engine simulating an often-neglected fact of nature! This game was made for a contest.
Ice Climber: Two heroes who share a strong bond must get past hideous monsters, nearly indestructible barriers, and the harsh elements of nature in order to save their civilization from certain doom. This game's legacy translated into said heroes' appearance in a mega-crossover video game.
Anubis 2: A game from one of the most notorious video game publishers ever. Its port is however more known than the original game. It however still is an important milestone since its style would define all future games the company would make. No level has been re-edited in the future games, really.
Animal Soccer World: Two rivals sport teams square off in an exciting soccer match. A masterfully-acted, complex tale of rivalry and social introspection filled to the brim with wonderfull musical performances!
World Heroes: The most revered historical figures from every single period of time come together as the result of a mad genius's time machine to do battle. Watch Jack The Ripper fight Joan of Arc! See Hulk Hogan duke it out with Grigori Rasputin! Witness Erik The Red beat the crap out of Hanzo Hattori! Stare in awe as Bruce Lee pounds a cyborg Adolf Hitler into smithereens! And prepare to do battle with The T-1000 and Souther at the end of the game!
Irisu Syndrome!: A shy girl who really loves bunnies happens to meet some university students on a camping trip. She decides that she wants to join in on the fun too! The plot is much, much deeper than it seems, and left many players guessing.
Xenosaga Episodes 1, 2 & 3: A grand and riveting space opera set in the imperilled far future, told across three sweeping episodes, that mixes technology, action and personal drama with a rich garnishing of theological overtones. The very means of overcoming acute existential crisis will be revealed by the end! Option A: blow it up, of course. Option B: State the offending existential dilemma/paradox with hopeful surety and then blithely ignore its inherent contradictions, deciding instead that it means all is well with life and that the future looks sunny. Combining the two in sequence achieves the best results.
LJN Toys: The videogame company that brought many iconic movies and Marvel comic franchises to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The company's logo, when seen on its games, sends an unmistakable message of the quality contained within. It regained attention because a world-famous video game critic has often talked about it.
Zero Wing: A classic game for the Sega Mega Drive, well known for its immortal catch phrases. It's so memorable, it has only grown in popularity since its release. Also notable for completely avoiding the pitfalls of Cultural Translation — if anything, the English version is more faithful to the spirit of the work than the Japanese one!
I. M. Meen: Trapped in an outwordly prison by an anti-intellectualist magician, two childrens faces unspeakable opposition with only theirs wits and the cooperation of the gatekeeper.
Mutant Rampage Body Slam: Three gladiatorial warriors are faced with racism and prejudice as they partake in a street fighting competition. A provoking look at the effects of technology in society, and the possible effects of the Apocalypse on the social structure.
Agarest Senki: A man and his descendants, and a variety of allies and aid him and his descendants in a quest for the freedom of mankind from the control of the dark forces that plague the land with a golden sword in hand. He and three of his descendants, and three girls of each generation and then become the pillar for mankind. Will you prevailor will you fall?
Mindjack: A secret agent with the power to control other people's minds shoots his way through a futuristic city full of enemy soldiers, giant robots, and cybernetic gorillas.
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse: A game based on an Eisner-award-winning comic series, and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. A heroic but mentally-unstable detective discovers he is the descendent of a powerful psychic, and uses his newfound abilities to wage war against humans attempting to exploit the power of the Elder Gods. But the real enemy is his own mind, and he loses control of his own powers, leading to his powerless best friend being forced to rescue him. He fails. Influenced by a wide variety of genres, ranging from Film Noir to Fifties Science Fiction to the Exploitation Films of the 70s and 80s.
Angry Birds: When their offspring are stolen, a group of unlikely heroes launches an attack on the kidnappers. They truly go the extra mile, even putting their own lives on the line.
Katamari Damacy: You are the loyal servant of a tyrannical god-being prone to galaxy-destroying rampages. Your task is to infiltrate various locations and steal objects by fusing them to an unholy artifact under your psychic command. If you don't steal enough objects, the god-being grows enraged and crushes everything you've collected into powder; if you do steal enough, he becomes pleased and rewards your efforts by engulfing your collection in a horrific nuclear cataclysm. In later levels, you have to collect living creatures, and at least one point you send dozens of human beings to their nuclear doom. The final level requires, of course, the complete destruction of the entire world.
Bomberman: Act Zero: Trapped in an infinite labyrinth, an artificial man must use explosives to destroy the monsters he faces. Showcases the series in a new light
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness: Our favorite,well garnished, IndianaJones-like counterpart with her usual sexy British accent is framed for the murder of her old mentor and must clear her name. Enjoy a grand adventure through the streets of Paris or tomb-ish levels of Prague,or feel free to play as a different character for once. Core Dynamics for the first time in years gives Tomb Raider a fresh new look
Final Fantasy I: Gather your friends and set out in an expansive world that lets you do most of the main story points in any order. Send your wizards, warriors, and thieves against all manner of fantastic enemies, undertake a quest to learn the world's second language, and even travel through time in order to restore the Crystals to grace.
Final Fantasy II: A sizable cast awaits you in this title, all wanting to help your Power Trio on their journey. From a truly Unwinnable situation, be brought back from the brink into a land where language is key and your characters can work towards becoming what class they desire to be. For extra nostalgia, this game introduced the first mascot of the series as well as the concept of Plotline Death. These men and, for the first time, women, will literally go to Hell at your command to free their hometown and destroy The Empire and its evil emperor.
Final Fantasy III: Almost a lost entry in a massively popular series, this game gives you unparalleled freedom with classes - switching between battles at will to deal with the local enemies is a great step forward! Take control of four brave young kids as they fly a series of airships through their kingdom and the world below it, doing such heroics as restarting the time of a frozen land, and meeting two sets of their doppelgangers, all along the road to confronting a vision of fear itself. This title stretched the Famicom to its limit in its music, its careful placement of sprites to get around the 4-color limits (the Final Boss has at least six), and some truly touching moments.
Final Fantasy VII: The story of a young soldier who is coming to grips with his own identity in a violently changing world. Featuring amazing state of the art cutscenes and a flawless script, sure to excite old and new fans alike. Widely hailed as one of the best Role Playing Games of all time.
Final Fantasy XIII: A former soldier betrays her corrupt government in order to save her sister from their machinations. She is joined by a group of misfits, and the group finds themselves in a deeper conflict that threatens the whole existence of humanity — forging friendships and defying their fates along the way of their adventures.
Chrono Cross: A sequel to one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit generation. Find out what happened after the first game! Enjoy a massive roster of playable characters, each with their own unique abilities! Unravel a complex plot and discover the secrets of the world!
Rise of the Robots: An epic chronicling one cyborg's efforts to overthrow a corrupt robot dictatorship, battling against dozens of fierce opponents. With graphics and music unlike any others at the time, the amount of hype ensured that no one would forget this classic.
Crash Bandicoot (1996): A test subject escapes from the laboratory he was confined in, only to be forced back to return when his lover is being threatened by the very same madman who conducted experiments on him.
Katawa Shoujo: An emotional story of boy with a heart problem attends a school of crippled people, learns that one's disabilities don't them make less of a person, leans to cope with his own problems, and finds love.
Silent Hill 2: You get a letter from your terminally ill wife, telling you she's waiting for you at where you last vacationed together.
Star Fox Command: A heroic mercenary team and their rivals-turned-halfway-good save the galaxy from a dead evil scientist's creation. Everyone gets lots of Character Development and correspondingly large heads.
Hoshi wo Miru Hito: A game that boasted a truly innovative way to travel worlds and battle with enemies. Often praised for its depth in the story just before it got to the end. It did not just left a mark on gamers everywhere, but on any JRPG ever since.
Beyond: Two Souls: A young woman with a special link to the realm of the dead strives as the rest of the world want to use her and the ghost companion she lives with for grander purposes. Another earth-shattering entry in a series of interactive movies brought to you by French visionnary David Cage. Now with mind-blowing shower scenes
Elona: Embark on a challenging and lengthy quest across the entire world to become the greatest adventurer ever and discover the secret behind a Body Horror-causing disease! Make your mark on the world by helping out villagers in several ways. If you feel like your current hero cannot succeed, no worry! You can seduce, marry, and start a family with any character in the game, and leave the quest to your successor!
Super Mario Sunshine: Man descends from heavens into a world of darkness, brings light. Fights evil king and source of darkness after traveling through pit of fire.