As video games have come to represent everything from the coolness of the Super Mario Bros. series to the awesomeness of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the 90s and early 2000s have seen some of the most awesome, most memorable, and most entertaining video games ever made.
But even the most dedicated gamers don’t have a complete picture of all of the games that were released during that decade.
Now we’re starting to get a clearer picture, thanks to a group of video game historians who gathered in the early 2000.
They compiled a list of the best video games from the decade, and the results are a little less impressive than we might have expected.
But hey, that’s what these historians do, right?
What’s not to love?
The Best Games from the 1990s in the Top 20 (In no particular order) Here’s a look at the top 10 video games of the decade.
Resident Evil 3 (2001) Resident Evil was one of the first games to truly capture the feeling of being in a dark place.
In this game, you play as Dr. Raccoon, a young man who has been trapped in a mansion for years with no idea of his past.
It’s a dark and ominous place, filled with eerie, blood-curdling music and a creepy, haunting sound effect.
The soundtrack is haunting, and Resident Evil is a cult favorite.
Capcom released Resident Evil: Nemesis for the Sega Genesis, but the franchise was killed off by the game’s cancellation in 2008.
Resident Awesome (2000) In the midst of the terror of 9/11, the US government created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a way to fight terror threats.
The first video game to use the DHS’s online systems was Resident Awesome, a point-and-click adventure game for the SNES.
It was also the first video-game released in the year 2000.
Dead or Alive (1995) Capcom made a lot of great fighting games back in the 90’s, but Dead or Dead 2 is the game that really stands out.
The game features a new, more stylish and badass character, Dead or Die 2, and it’s got a really cool storyline that ties it all together.
The combat is also pretty great, and you can customize your character’s outfit and weapons.
The most memorable part of the game is definitely the opening, where the protagonist is forced to fight a giant alien that’s been attacking civilians.
It might not be as impressive as the real thing, but it’s still a hell of a lot more interesting than the average Capcom fighting game.
Tekken (1995-1996) The series that started it all in fighting games had to be pretty damn good.
Tekkens: Tag Tournament 2 was the first fighting game to actually include a grappling hook, which meant that the game had to have a ton of cool moves to get players out of tight spots.
The Tekken series has been around for a long time, but this is one of their best.
This game has a ton more action than Tekken Tag Tournament, and there are plenty of cool fighting moves.
Tekkengames Tekken: Tag tournament was one the most popular fighting games in the late 90s, but Tekken 2 is probably its most well-known title.
This Tekken sequel was so good, the game has been ported to almost every console out there.
Mario Kart 64 (1998) If you don’t own any of the Mario Kart games, you should definitely give it a shot.
There are lots of fantastic racing games that came out during this decade, but none were as important to the evolution of the racing genre as Mario Kart.
Mario is the star of these games, and he’s still one of my favorites in the series.
The graphics are absolutely gorgeous, and they’re also very fun to play.
I think this is the best Mario Kart game ever made, and I think that’s a pretty big compliment.
Resident Chaos (1996) Resident Chaos is one the first two games to introduce you to the concept of “doom.”
This first-person survival horror game is one I really enjoyed, and that’s why I was so excited to see it released in 1996.
The gameplay is a bit more traditional than some of its sequels, but Resident Chaos also has some really cool levels that tie into the story.
The ending is one that you definitely won’t want to miss, and this is definitely one of those games that will stick with you for a very long time.
Dead Space (1999) I’m not going to lie, I’ve never played the original Dead Space.
I played it in college when I was in my 20s and 30s, and then I got really into the series when it came out.
I’m sure that the first time I played