Updated Sat, Dec 10, 2011 by Mem
If you are a fan of the first person shooter and enjoy epic explosions and gunfire during your single player experience then look no further than Call of Duty. The third and newest installment in the Modern Warfare series, MW3 is everything a shooter should be and it really shines in the single player campaign mode. Here players get right into the action shooting down enemies and detonating explosions along the way and the best part is that it all feels eerily real at times.
Need more proof that this game
is the real deal when it comes to fun? MW3 grossed over 400 million on
launch, making it the largest entertainment launch of all time. All
games in the call of duty franchise provide a plot that is truly bigger
than life that takes place in epic settings such as Germany, Iraq,
Russia, and Cuba. For those of you looking for a little more blood shed
in your life, CoD is the single player game for you.
I know there will be at least a few people who are upset by the additon of The Sims on this list, but consider this; The Sims franchise is literally the best selling franchise in the history of gaming. You just can’t argue with those statistics. So despite the outrage it may inspire, The Sims has made my top 10 list.
A strategic life-simulation game published by Electronic Arts in the Sims you control the lives of one or more virtual persons. These Sims do everything…literally. They grow up, get married, have affairs, and get jobs where they can earn promotions. There aren’t many goals to achieve in The Sims, except to express your own personal creativity. With The Sims Maxis has offered us one of the most fulfilling sandboxes ever seen and easily appeals to even the most reluctant gamer.
Who doesn’t love Tetris? Tetris is almost as old school as it gets when it comes to puzzle video games. Created by Alexey Pajitnov Tetris was the first software to be exported from the USSR to the U.S. and has been a roaring success since. Available for almost every platform imaginable if you haven’t heard of Tetris you truly have been living under a rock.
The point of the game you ask? Fit the crazy colored and shaped blocks together and try your hardest not to let them hit the top. While this sounds like a simple task it is much harder than it seems, and addictive to boot. Thanks to it’s addictive nature I can credit Tetris to be one of the original games that managed to keep me up past my bed time. Almost 30 years later, Tetris still feels as new as it did then.
Grand Theft Auto, or as it is more commonly called GTA, is one of those single player games that makes parents hide their children behind them and causes your grandma’s heart to skip a beat when mentioned. Developed mostly by the folks at Rockstar North, in this game players are taken into the heart of major cities where they have a chance to take on the role of a rough and tough criminal. Players can advance up the ranks completing various missions to do so along the way.
Filled with car jacking, street racing, hookers, drugs, and more violence than you can shake a stick at, GTA is good old fashioned dirty fun. As if that list of goodness wasn’t enough to sweeten the deal players will find that GTA grants a large amount of freedom to the player allowing them to make various choices as to how they want to progress as they continue through the game leaving room for a new experience every time you play the game.
Fight! You know a game is a success when they base a series of movies on it. Seriously though, Mortal Kombat is everything a fighting game should be; chock full of blood and violence which is why this is the only game (at least when it comes to the newest version) not available for PC that you will find on my list. Taking place in a fictional universe players in the single player story mode must help win Mortal Kombat in order to save Earthrealm. To do this they must defeat a series of opponents that gain difficulty as the game goes on.
While blood and violence are enough to sell me on any game Mortal Kombat has more in its compelling story line and diverse and often crazy characters that you must ally with or fight against along the way. Not ready to revert back to the past? No problem! In 2011 a brand new Mortal Kombat was released that not only captures the spirit of the original but also manages to feel refreshingly new at the same time. With its fatalities and other specialty moves and other secrets to discover Mortal Kombat is a thrill ride of awesomeness that no one should miss out on.
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