Guiding another poor sucker through the foggy world of Silent Hill seems a bit familiar, but the second installment is smarter and much better looking, and delves deeper into the backstory of this cursed town
An ode to hip-hop culture in a way only the Japanese could pull off, Jet Grind Radio was one of the best reasons to own a Dreamcast. Riding around on in-line skates (do kids still use those?), tagging graffiti on the walls while avoiding rival gangs and cops and blasting hip-hop and J-Pop
Ken "Bioshock" Levine's first step into horror was incredibly successful. A first-person shooter mashed together with role playing elements, the game follows a storyline heavily influenced by classic horror and sci-fi flicks
It's not often that a game can be incredibly difficult yet still attract people's attention but that was one of the selling points of both Demon's Souls and its superior follow-up, Dark Souls. In an age when gamers are now handed infinite lives and checkpoints to save their progress, the idea that a would wipe away all your progress with one enemy kill seemed downright cruel
Maybe the best proof that the iOS needs to be taken seriously as a gaming platform, Chair entertainment and Epic Games' stunning Infinity Blade II holds its own among any other action/adventure games
Fez is everything a modern platformer should be. At first appearing to be a simple, straightfoward and cutesy little game, you soon find a magic hat that lets you rotate the entire world 90 degrees on its axis, allowing for new kinds of movement and ways to explore the world
All hail the Sega Saturn! Treasure's sidescroller is one of the best beat 'em ups ever made. You're given a cast of characters to choose from, each of which can level up and learn new moves.
The best feature is that you can fight along three planes of battle
Jump button? Who needs a jump button?
A near-perfect remake of the classic game, it does absolutely everything right in adapting the game for current generations to play. Much like the original, players use their expandable bionic arm to swing around like Tarzan
Perhaps the true evolution of point and click adventures, Heavy Rain might be the most cinematic game yet made. It effortlessly weaves together a story with four playable characters, each of which are tied to a serial killer in some way and are trying to stop him
One of the first successful beat 'em ups ever made, the Arcade version of Double Dragon still holds up as one of the best. Twin brothers Billy Lee and Jimmy influenced competitors for years and years before beating the hell out of them with their combined might, the quest to find their true love Marian stronger than anything or anyone