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100 Interesting Facts About Your Favorite Video Games

 100 Interesting Facts About Your Favorite Video Games


Do you often find yourself reflecting on all the different games you’ve played over the years?

If you try and think off the top of your head about the best video games, only a few will come to mind.

If you stop and remember all the great games you feel nostalgic about – old or new – you’ll find there’s a lot more than you first thought!

We’ve made the monumental effort of reducing that almighty list down to a short, sweet 100, and we’re here to tell you all about them!

So stay awhile, and check out these 100 facts about your best gaming moments!

The Museum of Modern Art added SimCity 2000 to its halls in 2012, one of twelve games considered to be perfect heralds of applied design.

Many of the games exhibited are playable to some degree.

There’s a demo of SimCity 2000, which was explicitly designed for the exhibition due to the sheer size of the game.

That’s right, both the leader of the Greybeards with the deep husky voice and Nintendo’s most iconic character with his high-pitched Italian accent is voiced by Charles Martinet.

Some other notable people behind some of Skyrim’s voices include Lynda Carter (Miss World USA 1972), Christopher Plummer (Charles F. Muntz from Pixar’s UP), and Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh from Battlestar Galactica).

During a flashback in the final episode of season ten of The Walking Dead, the season’s antagonist, Negan, can be seen playing Gears of War 2.

While Negan is supposedly playing multiplayer with a couple of other players, keen-eyed viewers figured out that the gameplay footage was from a point in the game’s campaign, specifically Act 2.

As far as zombie survival games go, Left 4 Dead 2 found a formula for exciting yet refreshing gameplay that’s incredibly hard to beat.

Combine that with surprisingly good graphics for its time, and this is why ten years from launch, it still had enough of a dedicated following to warrant an expansion.

Valve, the producers of the game, were initially planning to create a next-gen sequel but instead decided to make The Last Stand Expansion to what is commonly referred to as “the game that refuses to die.” 

In an attempt to add as much authenticity as possible to a game set in a fictional criminal underworld, the producers decided to shy away from “goofy LA actors,” who added little more than two dimensions to the characters they voiced.

Quite a lot of the background characters are gangsters belonging to Latino and Black gangs, so Rockstar Games got a guy to go around and hire genuine gangsters to voice the part.

Many who saw their scripts threw them on the floor, as they weren’t “real” enough, and they recorded their own version instead!

Not only did Half-Life completely redefine the PC first-person shooter genre, but it also had an incredibly mind-bending sci-fi story to back it up!

It’s no wonder that by 2008 it ended up selling more than 9.3 million copies at retail alone, being described by IGN at the time as the best shooter since the first Doom game.

Many game critics and reviewers gave it a full ten out of ten, with PC Gamer awarding it the title of Best PC Game Ever in 1999, 2001, and 2005.

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