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Top 10 PC Video Games from the 1990's that are better than anything current
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I love modern video games. League of Legends, WoW, the Mass Effect series, the Elder Scrolls series, Dragon Age...etc. There are some great games out there. But the games from the 90's were ahead of their time in terms of story, atmosphere, and gameplay.
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1. Video Game: Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:603]
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I love Star Wars, BSG, Babylon 5, Star Trek and pretty much all sci-fi. But the universe created in WCIII was dark, violent, and tense in ways I have never seen since. You really felt like humanity was at the brink.

Also contains some of the best graphics for the time period, as well as some of the best acting ever to grace a video game screen.

I would kill to see a graphical update of this game. Perhaps my favorite game of all time.

Edit: You can buy this game, and many of the others on this list for like $5 a piece on GoG.com. I highly recommend replaying or trying them out for the first time.
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2. Video Game: Under a Killing Moon [Average Rating:8.31 Overall Rank:1532]
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I love the private detective story. Couple it with sci-fi, a post-apocolyptic setting, and dry humor and you have one of the best stories ever told.
 
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3. Video Game: StarCraft [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:61] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
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Set the standard for RTS's, a standard that has never been surpassed. I played over 3,500 online matches on Battlenet. Nuff said.
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4. Video Game: X-COM: UFO Defense [Average Rating:8.74 Overall Rank:7]
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Again, sci-fi, humanity on the brink, tough as nails gameplay, a tense atmosphere... Even though the graphics are pretty terrible the game was absolutely chilling.

Why hasn't this game been effectively remade yet? I have no idea.
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5. Video Game: Final Fantasy VII [Average Rating:8.22 Overall Rank:43]
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One of the best stories of all-time and excellent, standard-setting gameplay.

Yes, it was multi-platform, but it WAS a PC game so it still counts.
 
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6. Video Game: Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares [Average Rating:8.67 Overall Rank:14]
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Best space 4x game ever made. Nuff said.
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7. Video Game: Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:40]
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Such an excellent game. Heroes V is basically a graphical update and it's amazing as well.
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8. Video Game: Civilization II [Average Rating:8.51 Overall Rank:13]
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You can also group in Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri with this entry.
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9. Video Game: System Shock 2 [Average Rating:8.54 Overall Rank:24]
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Graphics is the only thing Bioshock has over this masterpiece. In every other way, it's superior.
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10. Video Game: Myst [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:747]
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I'm not really into adventure games, but the atmosphere and story here is again, amazing and better than anything the currently gets released.
 
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11. Video Game: Doom [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:258] [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
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Some honorable mentions:

Doom
Doom 2
Command & Conquer
Diablo
Age of Empires II
Warcraft II
Fallout
Fallout 2
Half-Life
Full Throttle

I am sure I am missing several, but these are games I feel have only been equalled or updated (and sometimes not even that) in their genre since their release, but never surpassed.
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