5 Hugely Popular Games That Turned 10 This 2016

Some games are enduring while some just go into oblivion without anyone noticing them. Why are some games successful while others are not? Here are 5 hugely popular games that turned 10 this 2016 and along with it are the secret why they have endured the test of time.

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

Elder Scrolls was first introduced as a small-scale RPG game in 2002 with the launch of Morrowind. In Oblivion, however, the developers went full-scale including the whole nation of Cyrodiil. With whole means every nook and cranny of Cyrodiil were placed in detail. Oblivion was the first open-world RPG and the first fully voiced NPCs. The game has become a standard of other open-world RPG games after that.

Gears of War

Third-person cover combat had been used by other games before Gears of War but it was the one which popularized this style of combat, even making it the standard mode of action games. Aside from that, Gears also innovated the active reload system of reloading guns. This element in the gameplay gives players something to be busy with while ducking for cover.

The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess

The third game in the list of hugely popular games that turned 10 this 2016 is The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess. One of the things Zelda accomplished was enhance horse combat and introduce travel between worlds instead of time travel, which is much cooler. Who could forget Midna, the impish and bossy quest-giver?


Black is a game about a black ops specialist whose main mission is to fight terrorism. One of its best features is the high quality audio design that made players feel transported in the chaotic gunfights their character was involved in. Black set the tone for other modern-day military shooters.

Hitman: Blood Money

Blood Money became the standard of assassin-themed games that came after that. Although it was the fourth Hitman game, it was the first to really commit to its fantasy, which is killing without any distractions.

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