50 Most Popular 90s Video Games

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Relive the 90s with these most popular 90s Video Games.

1. Super Mario World

Super Mario World is one of the most popular 90’s video games. I bet every teen has played Mario. It was developed and published by Nintendo. It is Arcade video game where Mario had to save Princess Toadstool and Dinosaur land from the Koopalings (Browser and his children). You can still play this fun run game.

Super Mario World

Super Mario World

2. Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III was first released in the summer of 1990. It is a role-playing 90’s Video Game, the third part to the Final Fantasy series. Moreover, it was the last series game for console format. Final Fantasy was developed and published by Square. Now, the game is available on Google play store for Android.

Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III

3. Road Rash

Every 90s boy’s favourite motorcycle racing game – Road Rash was initially released in 1991. Its last update rolled it in 2003. Road Rash – the 90’s Video Game was developed and published by Electronic Arts for platforms such as Game Boy Advance, Sega Genesis, etc. The player has to race on violent, Illegal Street against other bikers. You can still race on these aggressive roads.

Road Rash

Road Rash

4. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a console 90’s Video Game developed and published by Sega for Sega Genesis console. It is second in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was rolled out in November 1992. Its present mobile version offers various features such as save your game, compete with the world and HID compatible controllers.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

5. The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda was the first console game to have a save feature. It was one of the longest running action-adventure 90’s Video Game. Zelda was designed in 1986 by Japanese game designers and developed by Nintendo. Its last release was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda

6. Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat is a classic 90’s Video Game series that was introduced in October 1992. It was developed by Midway Games’ Chicago Studio and later on was occupied by Warner Bros. It was released as a fantasy-horror fighting game. The latest release in the series is Mortal Kombat XL.

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

7. Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D is a first-person video game that was stimulated by1981 Muse Software video game Castle Wolfenstein. Wolfenstein 3D is the third in the Wolfenstein series. The 90’s Video Game series was developed by id Software and published by Apogee Software and FormGen. It was introduced on May 5, 1992, for MS-DOS. Now, you can play it on Windows 10 platform also.

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolfenstein 3D

8. Dune II

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty 90’s Video Game is an adaptation of David Lynch’s 1984 movie Dune and Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel. It is a real-time strategy game developed by Studios and released by Virgin Games. It was launched in the winters of 1992. Now, the game is available for PC also.

Dune II

Dune II

9. Doom

Doom a first-person multiplayer shooter 90’s Video Game developed by id Software and was originally launched in 1993. There has been a various adaptation of the game including a novel, comics, board games, and movies.  Its latest version is Doom 3 BFG Edition.

 Doom

Doom

10. Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter is a fighting game series designed by Sega-AM2. It was released in October 1993 and later, it was updated in 2012. The 90’s Video Game is extensively recognized as the first 3D fighting game released. Today it is available for windows also.

Virtua Fighter

Virtua Fighter

11. Master of Orion

Conquer the galaxy with Master of Orion. This 90’s video game is a turn-based 4X science fiction strategy game, which was released in 1993. It was published by MicroPose on two platforms – MS-DOS and Mac OS.

Master of Orion

Master of Orion

12. Warcraft

Warcraft, the 90’s video game is a franchise of novels, video games and movies designed by Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft is a blend of 5 core games. The first three are real-time strategy games. Also, its World of Warcraft version of the online game is the fourth-best-selling game with multiplayer role-playing.

Warcraft

Warcraft

13. Star Wars: Dark Forces

The 90’s video game: Star Wars: Dark Forces is a first-person shooter game. It was developed and published by LucasArts in 1995. In the initial release, the game was created for MS-DOS and later in 1996, Star Wars was available on PlayStation. It is based on a fictional universe.

Star Wars: Dark Forces

Star Wars: Dark Forces

14. Need For Speed

Need For Speed is a 90’s video game franchise. It was developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts in 1994. Fill your life with speed by play Need for Speed on various platforms including 3DO, MS-DOS, Windows, PlayStation and Sega Saturn. The speed series rests on illicit street racing.

Need For Speed

Need For Speed

15. Quake

Find your path through puzzle-like medieval environments, fighting with monsters with diverse weapons. Quake – the first-person shooting video game was introduced in 1996. It was developed by id Software and published by GT interactive. The quake video game was the first one in the Quake series.

Quake

Quake

16. Resident Evil

Resident Evil the 90’s video game introduced in 1996 involving fun with zombies. It was developed and published by Capcom, the Japanese video game company. Resident Evil is a survival horror series created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara. There is an action-horror film series that is based on the game.

Resident Evil

Resident Evil

17. Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII the seventh edition in the Final Fantasy series. It was rolled out in 1997. A role-playing video game developed by Square for PlayStation console platform. The story of the game is based on a professional soldier who joins an eco-terrorist company to cease a mega-corporation from utilizing the planet’s life essence.

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII

18. Diablo

Diablo is a series of a game based in the fantasy world of Sanctuary. It is an action role-playing hack and slashes dungeon crawler video game series; it is a bag of three core games – Diablo, Diablo II and Diablo III. This 90’s video game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

 

Diablo

Diablo

19. GoldenEye 007

GoldenEye was sprung from the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye. The first-person shooter video game was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo in 1997. The player is imitating the role of intelligence agent James Bond and fights against a criminal syndicate. It also has a split-screen multiplayer mode.

GoldenEye 007

GoldenEye 007

20. Half-Life: Opposing Force

Introduced in the late ’90s, Half-Life: Opposing Force is a first-person shooter game and part of an expansion pack published by Sierra Studios. Half-Life was developed by Gearbox Software Valve in April 1999. Half-life 90’s video game was a game-changer in the first-person shooting genre.

Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life: Opposing Force

21. Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 is a 90’s Video Game released in mid-1997 for Microsoft Windows platform. It was published by Microsoft Corporation & Ubisoft. And if you want to be a pilot Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 is the game for you. It lets the armchair pilots take control of real aircraft and fly over 3D cities.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

22. StarCraft

StarCraft is a real-time strategy game that was released in 1998. This 90’s video game was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney for Microsoft, Classic Mac OS, Mac OS and Nintendo 64. It revolves around galactic thrash about for supremacy among four species.

StarCraft

StarCraft

23. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the 5th in series of The Legend of Zelda game series. It is an action-adventure 90’s video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 platform. The 3D graphics game controls the link in the fantasy land of Hyrule on a mission to prevent Ganondorf, the king of the Gerudo tribe, from acquiring Triforce, a holy wish-granting historical object.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

24. Grim Fandango

Developed and published by LucasArts, Grim Fandango is an adventure-packed 90’s video game directed by Tim Schafer. It was released 1998 for Windows platform. The game is set in the Land of the Dead, from where lately deceased souls, symbolized as calaca travel before they arrive at their ultimate destination.

Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango

25. Thief: The Dark Project

Thief: The Dark Project was released on 30th November 1998 for Microsoft Windows platform. Thief is composed by Eric Brosius and developed by Looking Glass Studios. The 90’s video game is set-up in medieval style steampunk city, where the player becomes the protagonist Garrett. He is the trained master thief skilled by a secret society; while performing various robberies.

Thief: The Dark Project

Thief: The Dark Project

26. Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap was one of the first console games for the Pokemon series and was also a spin-off in the series. It is a first-person rail shooter and simulation 90’s video game that was released in 1999. The Pokemon snap was developed by HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica and published by Nintendo for Nintendo 64.

Pokemon Snap

Pokemon Snap

27. The Sims

The Sims is one of the best-selling 90’s video game of all time. It was initially released in 2000 and the latest update came in June 2018. The Sims is a life simulation game series, which was developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. All games in this series are majorly sandbox games.

The Sims

The Sims

28. Halo

Halo was created Bungie in 2001. The Halo franchise games center on interstellar combat between humans and union of aliens, which are known as Covenant. Halo, the 90’s video game is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game.

Halo

Halo

29. Battlefield 1942

Battlefield 1942, 90’s video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 2002 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Macintosh OS. This first-person single-player shooting video game can be played with other players over the internet. The player is permitted to assume the role of any of the five classes of infantry.

Battlefield 1942

Battlefield 1942

30. Prince of Persia

The critically acclaimed Prince of Persia, 90’s video game was released in 1989. It was developed and published and designed by Brøderbund and Jordan Mechner, respectively for the Apple II. The game is an arrangement in ancient Persia. Where the central character has to undertake various prisons to beat the Grand Vizier Jaffar and rescue an imprisoned princess.

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

31. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft(WoW) is a mid 90’s video game of the Warcraft series, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is an MMORPG where player pierces into the world Azeroth; it is a fantasy territory of swords and sorcery, exotic races, mystical creatures, world turmoil and war.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

32. Far Cry

Far cry was initially released in 2004, published by Ubisoft and developed by Crytek. It is a first-person 90’s video game franchise where a player is positioned in a wild surrounding to fight against some tyrannical ruler that control the area and untamed animals.

Far Cry

Far Cry

33. Medal of Honor – European Assault

Medal of Honor – European Assault is the 8th in the Medal of Honor series; a first-person shooter video game. This 90’s video game was released for various platforms such as GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The storyline of the game was written by John Milius; it is based on Lieutenant William Holt and his deployments to related forces in several countries.

Medal of Honor – European Assault

Medal of Honor – European Assault

34. The Godfather

The Godfather, 90’s video game is based on the 1972 classic movie The Godfather. It is a story of a real character, Aldo Trapani, who rose from the ranks of the Corleone family. The game is open-adventure video game developed and published by EA Redwood Shores & Electronic Arts.

The Godfather

The Godfather

35. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The 13th in the Legend of Zelda series, Twilight Princess Story is based on the Link (protagonist of the series) as she tries to avert Hyrule from being engulfed by a corrupted parallel dimension identified as the Twilight Realm. This action-adventure 90’s video game was developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii and GameCube game consoles.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

36. Titan Quest

Titan Quest released in the genre of action role-playing and hack and slash was developed by Iron Lore Entertainment for MS Windows PC and published by THQ. Brian Sullivan is the brain behind this game, it is game setup in Ancient Greece, which is alike to Age of Mythology.

Titan Quest

Titan Quest

37. Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy is a 3D 90’s video game by Nintendo for the Wii. It was written by Takayuki Ikkaku. the story of the game is rested on the lead, Mario, who is on a search to save Princess Peach while at the same time rescuing the Universe from Browser. Super Mario Galaxy is believed to be one of the greatest games of all times.

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

38. FIFA

Developed by EA Canada, FIFA 08 is the 7th in the EA Sports’ series of football video games. It can be played in both modes: single & multiplayer. The 90’s video game was published by Electronic Arts and the commentary on the game is done by Sky Sport’s Martin Tyler and Andy Gray on next-gen consoles; for present consoles and PC, ITV Sports’ Clive Tyldesley and Gray do the commentary.

FIFA 08

FIFA

39. Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokemon Red and Blue version are the first-ever in the Pokemon game series. It is a role-playing 90’s video game developed and published by Game Freak and Nintendo for Game Boy. The player in the game has to control the protagonist from an overhead perspective and plot a route for him throughout the fictional region of Kanto in a search to master Pokémon battling and become the champion of the Indigo League.

Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokemon Red and Blue

40. Unreal

Unreal, a 90’s video game where the player plays the part of Prisoner 849 was introduced in May 1998. It was developed by Epic MegaGames, Digital Extremes and Legend Entertainment and published by GT Interactive.

Unreal game

Unreal

 

41.Duke Nukem 3D

The game features the character of Duke Nukem, who is on a quest to fight off an alien invasion. Duke Nukem 3D is considered, alongside games like Wolfenstein 3D, to have made FPS games popular.

Duke Nukem 3D

 Duke Nukem 3D

42.Metal Gear Solid

Released in 1998, this Hideo Kojima masterpiece was the first 3D stealth game, which brought the genre to the mainstream. It is also the best selling Metal Gear game.

Metal Gear Solid

 Metal Gear Solid

 

43.Chrono Trigger

Developed for SNES by Square, this game saw a dream team of designers working on it which included  Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame. It is an RPG in which a player travels back in time to save the world from annhilation. Chrono Trigger was a massive success and is considered one of the best games ever made.

 

chrono trigger

  Chrono trigger

44.Baldur’s Gate

This was the game that made BioWare the RPG giant that it is now. Published in 1998, Baldur’s Gate was based on Dungeons & Dragons, and it set the standard for future RPGs.

Baldur's Gate

 Baldur’s Gate

45.Unreal Tournament

Released in 1999, Unreal Tournament was supposed to be the expansion for Unreal, but it became a standalone game. This game was purely multiplayer based game and received critical and commercial success, due to the immense amount of content found in-game.

Unreal Tournament

 Unreal Tournament

46.Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Are you even a gamer if you haven’t heard of this game? This arcade-style skating game was so good that it got ported even to N-Gage. It became one of the best selling games in 2000 (It was released in November 1999).

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

  Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

47.Ultima Online

This MMORPG was released in 1997 and is going strong to this day. Ultima Online has since its release seen 8 expansion packs and has also made it to Guinness Book of World Records 8 times.

Ultima Online

Ultima Online

48.Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

The third game in the Zelda series sees Link on his quest to save Hyrule from Ganon. Link To The Past is one of the best-selling SNES games of all times, selling 4.6 million copies.

Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

49. Spyro The Dragon

Spyro was made by Insomniac games in 1998 for PlayStation. It was a platforming game that followed the adventures of a purple dragon named Spyro. The original trilogy recently saw a reboot titled Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

Spyro The Dragon

       Spyro The Dragon

50. Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot is a platform game developed for Sony’s PlayStation by Naughty Dog. You take on the role of a genetically enhanced bandicoot named Crash. Crash, along with Spyro, became such a hit that both of them were made the mascots of the PS.

Crash Bandicoot

                 Crash Bandicoot

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