Ever since the release of the first video game console, Pong, in 1975, video gaming has been a favorite past time for many to keep themselves entertained. In today's era, however, video gaming has taken an even larger advancement. Today’s games have all the latest graphics that are incredibly lifelike. The gameplay is also intuitive, making these games very immersive, absorbing us into their universe without fail. However, these games are not only used for entertainment. Most of them have riveting stories that teach us many life lessons, histories, and even moral values. Some of these video games are also exclusives to certain gaming consoles. And there are two main gaming consoles today: the Xbox and the PlayStation.
Sony PlayStation Games
Sony's PlayStation console and franchise revolutionized the video gaming industry by setting a standard. Since then, there has been a countless number of games developed for the PlayStation video game consoles. The PlayStation 2 itself had 3000 games!
Here are some of the classic PlayStation titles should play and experience:
God of War
The God of War franchise mainly revolves around the vengeful anti-hero Kratos who is constantly waging a battle against the many demonic forces as well as the Gods and Deities of many mythologies. There have been several installments released since the PlayStation 2.
An award-winning realistic car racing simulator that is exclusive to the PlayStation franchise since the first PlayStation console. The game is also very well regarded for its realistic visuals and incredible replication of real car mechanics.
Microsoft Xbox Games
The Xbox franchise and line of video games console is a direct competitor to Sony's own PlayStation franchise. And like the PlayStation, the Xbox also enjoys many award-winning exclusive video game franchises, including the following:
No list of Xbox exclusive games would be complete without mentioning what is probably one of the world's biggest exclusive video game franchises ever: Halo. The Halo series puts gamers in the suit of superhuman soldier Spartan-117 – also known as the "Master Chief" - and his everlasting combat against the Covenant alien race, while attempting to understand the ancient civilization, the Forerunners. The game franchise has spawned off many different games for both the Xbox and the Windows operating system, as well as many different toy lines and other merchandises. It is widely regarded as one of the best selling first person shooter game franchise ever made.
Gears of War
Gears of War is a third person "over the shoulder" shooter that puts the gamers into the boots of Marcus Fenix as he fights alongside his fellow human race against the invading Locusts race. Like Halo, Gears of War set the bar for third person shooters incredibly high – even inspiring other developers to produce similar games.