Video games have been around for decades and if you’re a gamer you’ll have your favourites. Of course, the question that surfaces is which one is the best of all time? This question can’t really be answered as we all have our favourites and you can measure it in various ways. Sales and downloads, critic reviews, and surveys, the ways to measure are seemingly endless.
Well, we had to pick one, and so here is a list of the best video games of all time according to Metacritic reviews.
Legends of Zelda
The fantasy action adventure franchise is said to be the best game of all time by Metacritic. Originally it came out on the Nintendo and there have been 29 issues of the game or its sequels to date. Not bad for a game that started in 1986. Metacritic gave it 99/100 and users 9.2/10. Shows just how good it is.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Believe it or not, this game is a skateboarding simulator and critics were impressed with the range of tricks players had available to them. The developers brought in a building element as the game features a skate park designer. The critics gave the game 98/100. Users were not so impressed and gave it 7.4/10. Not every gamer is a skater.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Grand Theft franchise is legendary in gaming circles and Metacritic gave the game 9.8/10. The plot is that two Europeans fall into debt and are dragged into the criminal underworld. Released in 2008 it is the sixth entry in the main franchise and the eleventh overall. Users rated it 7.5/10.
Released originally in 1995 and the seventh installment was released in 2018. The game is a weapon based fighting video game and although it may not have the name or clout of others on this list it still earned 98/100 from critics and 8.6/10 from users which is pretty awesome and puts it up there with the Legends of Zelda.
Super Mario Galaxy
In an age where Call of Duty reigned supreme, Super Mario Galaxy was the go-to game when it emerged on the Wii. In fact, its user score of 9/10 affirms this. For some reason, the critics gave the game 97/100. Guess they were not impressed that when you swung the Wii remote you swung the Nunchuk. The game is amazing and won a BAFTA following its release in 2007.
A Different Type of Gaming
Of course, video games are not the only online gaming in town. Traditional slots, card, and casino games can be found online with UK casino sites offering other elements such as live play with the latter’s popularity growing all the time.
Live play is when a real croupier deals cards, spins roulette wheels, and rolls dice in real time and is streamed in HD. It negates the random number generator element, is a very engaging experience, and it is the closest you’ll get to playing in a real casino without leaving your house.
The gaming industry is changing and developing all the time and now is a good time to check it out.
Game Development World Championship 2023 Summer Season Winners Announced!
The Game Development World Championship (GDWC) celebrated the 2023 Summer Season with an Awards Stream on Thursday, September 21st. At the event, GDWC announced winners in 11 categories for the Summer Season.
Watch the Award Stream recording on the GDWC youtube channel.
Indie Award Winner: Three Minutes To Eight by Chaosmonger Studio.
Studio Award Winner: Planet Cube: Edge by Sunna Entertainment
Hobby Award Winner: Wretched Depths by Wretched Devs
Mobile Award Winner: Boxville by Triomatica Games
Best Web3 Game Award Winner: Stella Fantasy by Ring Games
AR & VR Award Winner: Stilt by Rekt Games
Immersal SDK Award Winner: KramARkapellet by darteq
Made-with-Houdini Award Winner: Kristala by Astral Clocktower Studios
Procedural Award Winner: SULFUR by Perfect Random
Action Award Winners:
1st Place: Tactical Squad: SWAT Stories by Red Mountain Games
2nd Place: SpaceBourne2 by Dbk Games
3rd Place: DOOMBLADE by Muro Studios
Gcore Cloud Award Winners:
1st Place: Feudums by Kalamona Studios
2nd Place: Vaudeville by Bumblebee Studios
3rd Place: Retail Royale by DarxDev
All the Winning games of the Season can be found on the GDWC website, here: https://thegdwc.com/awards/
GDWC sends congratulations to all the winners and huge thanks to all developers who participated in the championship, and to all the sponsors and partners that made the GDWC 2023 Summer Season possible.
The GDWC 2023 Winter Season is currently open for submissions with the biggest prize pool in GDWC history, totalling over $660,000 in value. Prizes are spread across 12 award categories and range from swag & software licences to cash prizes, publishing deals and marketing & User Acquisition funding.
GDWC is free to participate and open to everyone from hobbyist & student developers to professional studios from all over the world. Games on all digital platforms – PC, Consoles, Mobile, VR & AR, Web & Browsers, are accepted. Developers can participate with a game they are currently working on, or with a game they have released, as long as it was released after August 1st 2022.
Opera GX, the Browser for Gamers, Surpasses 25 Million Monthly Active Users
Opera GX, the browser for gamers, today announced that its number of monthly active users (MAU) has surpassed 25 million across desktop and mobile devices. This milestone highlights Opera GX’s increasing adoption within the gaming community and its integral position within gaming culture.
“We are thrilled to announce this remarkable achievement of 25 million monthly active users, as Opera GX continues to prove its commitment to enhancing the browsing experience for gamers worldwide. With a passion for innovation and dedication to the gaming community, we look forward to sharing what the future holds,” said Krystian Kolondra, Executive Vice President of Browsers and Gaming at Opera.
Since 2019, Opera GX has been dedicated to delivering a distinct browsing experience for gamers. Its aim was to address the challenge posed by resource-intensive browsers during gaming sessions while simultaneously offering a unique aesthetic and enhanced customizability that aligns perfectly with gamers’ preferences. Today, Opera GX is at the forefront of innovative browsers, providing dynamic features like Aria, a free, cutting-edge generative AI service, solidifying it as a staple in the gaming environment.
Seizing the moment, Opera GX has taken advantage of its strong technology and platform capabilities to provide gamers with useful and entertaining tools, uniting a global community of passionate gamers and giving users a new and exciting way to browse the internet.
BetConstruct introduces a New Application – iGaming Bot
BetConstruct, a leading technology and service provider, launches its new product, iGaming Bot, an application tailored to operate within Telegram.
With iGaming Bot, BetConstruct partners and operators can integrate popular iGaming functions directly into Telegram, providing a streamlined and accessible gaming experience that complements traditional website and mobile application offerings.
The new product includes a diverse range of exciting features and services directly through the Telegram app, opening access to a vast selection of thrilling slot games in a single platform. Additionally, iGaming Bot offers a hassle-free experience, with seamless deposits and withdrawals, account and payment method verification, as well as 24/7 live support.
This is a unique opportunity for iGaming businesses to stay ahead of the competition, combining convenience and entertainment in a single platform.
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