So if you read my last article, you saw that I mentioned the idea of going into video game design as a career. A lot of guys my age say that they like to play video games, but I take that to another level. It has become more than just a hobby for me, I like to consider it a lifestyle. I was looking up more information on the field and was reading this wikipedia articleÂ about video game design and the more I read up on this whole thing the more I am loving the idea of maybe going into it as a career some day. Who knows, maybe I can get a job at Blizzard and help design the next generationâ€™s World of Warcraft (even though there will never be a game like WOW again, I can dream right?).
So instead of boring you with statistics and job descriptions of game designers, I figured I would just talk about why I love them so much and which ones are my favorite. So my dear readers here we go; here is my list of the top 3 greatest video games ever made. This list is not going to include classics like Mario Bros. 3 and others alike that completely changed the way we look at video games. This will be the games that I have found to be the greatest developed and most entertaining to play.
Drum roll please…
- World of Warcraft
- Halo 3
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
I truly believe that World of Warcraft is the single greatest video game that has ever been created. No game has ever come CLOSE to the amount of subscribers who play the game over such a long stretch of time. Of course there have been other MMORPGâ€™s (massive multi-player online role playing game) before WoW, but none were as absolutely groundbreaking as this game. This game destroyed relationships. It has ruined kids lives. There have been actual addiction services provided strictly for those who are addicted to this video game. All of that is true, look it up.
For those of you who have never played WoW or donâ€™t play video games, this is just something that you can never understand. There is something about being immersed in that game that gives you a feeling that cannot be compared to any other video game.This is in my opinion, the absolute perfect game.
Halo 3 comes in at second place and cannot even compare to WoW in terms of addiction and amount of different things you can do in the game, but I think this is definitely the best multi-player first person shooter out there. It isnâ€™t as realistic as the Call of Duty series, but the skill it takes to actually be good at Halo makes it far superior. You kind of have to know what you are doing to really compete in Halo, unlike Call of Duty where people who really actually suck at the can find ways to compete and be annoying to other players.
My third choice of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 might be a little bit controversial to other video game nerds out there, but omitting the absolute ridiculousness of the noob tube (grenade launcher) this game was definitely the most fun I have had in the whole Call of Duty series.
All of this talk about WoW is making me want to play. Maybe I should stop researching video game design and look up some World of Warcraft addiction counselors…