Top 10 PC Games of the 1990s
The decade that saw the rise of the internet also saw some great games, both online and off. Remember we’re sticking to PC exclusives due to the sheer amount of quality titles. Join http://www.watchmojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 PC games of the 1990’s Check us out at http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo, http://instagram.com/watchmojo and http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo
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I challenge your "list", because it doesn’t adhere to the most "fun" or most "sold" title of the decade.
Top 10 list must includes:
1 – Half Life 1 + Expansion Packs / counter strike
2 – Star Craft 2
3 – Red Alert
4 – Doom (but Unreal Tournament are more fun)
5 – Mech Warrior
6 – Carmagedon
7 – Commandos, Behind Enemy Line
8 – Civilization
9 – Sim City
10 – Microsoft Flight Simulator
As much as I loved Myst, The Journeyman Project was way better.
My favorite game of ALL TIME is _Doom II._ It’s _Doom,_ but with larger maps, twice the enemies, and the SUPER SHOTGUN! I even like the maps everyone else hates, like _The Chasm._
I’m also a _Quake_ fan, but prefer the approach of _Doom / Doom II_ where tons of relatively easy to kill monsters are thrown at you (gotta love monster closets) to the lower volume of much harder to kill monsters in _Quake_ (although I understand this change in paradigm was a byproduct of trying to keep the polygon count low for the anemic hardware of the time)
Chaos Island: The Lost World, Jane’s ATF, Grand Prix ultimate, Hugo’s adventure games.
Ummmm Kings Quest VI anyone?!
Doom should’ve been number 1, but StarCraft is worthy of number 1 as well.
oh man , you forgot Command and Conquer tiberian conflicts
#1 for me was definitely Half Life!! Fallout and C&C should be in there too!
Starcraft number 1?? Ehhh NO!
The should release System Shock 1 & 2 on PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X, and Switch.
Jagged Alliance 2 was pretty cool. Fallout 2 should have been on the list instead of an honorable mention.
NO BLOOD 2??? NO THIEF???? NO SOUL REAVER??? NO UNREAL TOURNAMENT??? NO TOMB RAIDER??? NO DUKE NUKEM??? I THINK SOMETHING SUCKS!!!!
Star craft are you having a laugh total annihilation was waaaaaaay better without TA you wouldn’t have star craft
#10: Star Wars: TIE Fighter
#8: Quake II
#7: System Shock 2
#6: Grim Fandango
– Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
– Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
– Command & Conquer: Red Alert
– Fallout 2
– Baldur’s Gate
– Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
i would add Indianna jones and the fate of atlantis (1992) the best adventure point click game on pc and when lucas arts was near its peak – also would of been a fantastic part 4 movie instead of the terrible crystall skull they made instead. Others that were really popular , warcraft 2, Stonekeep, Wolf 3d, Dark Forces, Full Throttle etc
Half-life was incredible… but I would get nauseous playing it for more than 45 min
I got my first PC any recommendations?
I’m a single player gamer.
Fighters Anthology, AVP, Xwing vs Tie Fighter, Falcon 4.
Good and well-thought-out list. No matter what people are gonna complain. The only one I’m not too sure about is Grim Fandango. If I could pick only one adventure game to define the genre, I’d go for Monkey Island, Full Throttle or Day of the Tentacle.
Fallout 2? Honorable mentions?! That game is a classic rpg, and should’ve been in the top 5 easily!
Phantasmagoria should be mentioned… Terror, sex and violence! True 90s game!
Not even an honorable mention for Sim City 2000 or 3000? That’s pretty bonkers..
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooolz. Halflife Nr. 2 and C&C and C&C RA not? You are funny bro.
The secret of monkey island should certainly be in the top 10.
Claw, red alert, commandos behind enemy lines should be in the list…. Omg, Who made this list 🤦… And where is tomb raider?!
The Police Quest series was one of my favs that wasn’t mentioned. Too many good 90’s PC games to even reduce to a list of 10 anyway.
You missed IGI1
Honorable Mention to StoneKeep – it was PC gaming world Game of the Year for 1996. It took the old dungeon crawler formula to a new level with great graphics, live actor sprites, a very good soundtrack and great atmosphere.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (grateful for the mention)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
ClueFinders (Fourth Grade)
Carmen Sandiago (Word Detective)
mist is 30 years old now damn
it was starcraft and Diablo 2 for me and an unknown game called Sparta which I think became the basis for rome total war.
Once again, no one mentioned Marathon.
Unreal tournament is just badass
Miss when pc games was at its peak 90s man
FREESPACE 2 IS THE BEST. EVER
What about warcraft2?
A few more id add to the list since i played these as a kid in the Late 90s, star wars phantom menace , star wars jedi knight : mysteries of the sith, croc 1&2, need for speed, indiana jones, shadowman
how tipically geeky. No sports game, but lots of RPGs that are ALL the same
and here i am, still finding the name of a game I’ve been finding for 6 years (A game which you find things listed around the world in a certain place and there is also puzzle and crossword puzzle mini game, if you know the name of it please reply)
It’s an absolute crime Roller Coaster Tycoon isn’t even an honorable mention in your video…most people even today prefer it and 2 over modern games and 2 is still played to this day. An incomparable classic game!
I know it’s all subjective, but I think picking Civ ahead of Civ 2 is a weird one.
Is it a great game? Yes
Was it what started it all? Yes
Is it better than Civ 2? Only if you’re clinically insane.
3:45 whats the music?
Monkey island? Comandos? …….. worst top ever
Where is at least 1 of the Warcraft games