And the Dreamcast pad seems to be better suited to the incredibly deep control scheme than any other controller. Held up by some as a step forward for gaming as a whole in terms of interactive storytelling; yet decried by others as a tedious exercise in instruction following that holds both your hands way too tight. Other games have certainly told their tales better, but Heavy Rain undoubtedly creates investment in the player thanks to its deep sense of authorship.It's pure blue-sky gaming, with an incredible score system and brilliant game design that's fun whether you're playing it for the first or five-hundredth time. But the real reason why David Cage's best game to date has made it in here is because it's different.To prevent long-running series like Mario and Zelda from unbalancing the list, we're only allowing one game per series (with representatives for both the 2D and 3D iterations if need be). It's scary enough for you to hide in a locker or crouch under a table when you hear so much as a blip on your chunky green radar, or ready a flashbang when you see the sharp end of a physics-enabled tail whip round a corner.
) ensures that it's still potent today, topped by cartoony stylings that are surprisingly robust all these years later. With modes boasting ideas far ahead of their time (it feels ready-made for online scoreboards and the matchmaking capabilities of today's platforms), Time Splitters 2 is packed with classic missions and addictive challenge maps that ruthlessly target the 'one more go' mentality.
It's got all the simple purity and chaos that defines classic arcade twitch shooters, with neon visuals that still amaze to this day.
hurrah from the core team behind Golden Eye 007, Timesplitters 2's status as a local multiplayer great remains untarnished in the HD age.
Hitman: Blood Money is one of the most gloriously open-ended games ever, and begs replaying to see all the execution methods you might've missed.
It's called 'Retro Evolved' because the idea is simple: you control a shape which must shoot pellets at other shapes.