Sunday, June 28, 2009

We Love The 90s for PC Games

PC gaming has been around since, well, PCs have existed. However the platform always seemed to get the short end of the attention stick compared to console game titles (with a few exceptions). That all changed in the 1990s as PC gaming entered a new golden age. With developments like shareware titles, CD-Rom games, Internet-based titles, Windows 95 and more powerful PCs, quite a few titles got a ton of attention and sales.In this new multi-part feature we look back at that glorious decade of the 1990s as we focus on just some of the games that we loved to play and in some cases still play from that decade. Today we look back at a few of our favorite titles from 1990 and 1991.The Secret of Monkey Island
MONKEYS! MONKEYS! MONKEYS! Sorry, had to be done. Yes, the LucasArts adventure game factory was in full swing in 1990 when it released this beloved game. Developed by Ron Gilbert, the game had a lead character with one of the best names ever: Guybrush Threepwood. You can't go wrong with that kind of name.With lots of humor, pirates and terrifically fun gameplay, The Secret of Monkey Island was a big success for LucasArts and spawned three sequels. However, the lack of interest in adventure games in the new millennium caused the series to end with its fourth installment in 2000.

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