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Top-Rated Game Series of All Time: Action and Story Description

by Bob F. CCO

If you have ever played online, then you have certainly heard about games such as Tomb Raider, GTA, Assassin’s Creed or Need for Speed. The names are known to every gamer across the world since these are the top-rated game series and top-selling video game franchises of all time.

 

Here, we’re going to briefly review the aforementioned brand names like BlackJack review by SevenHeavencasino and find out what is so special about them.

Tomb Raider

You may not be familiar with the game series itself, but you’ve certainly heard about the adventurous and brave archeologist named Lara Croft. The character appears in movies, comics and books. But, of course, her story originates from video games. The early titles were developed by Core Design and Eidos Interactive. Later, the series became a part of Square Enix.

The plot centers around a smart sporty girl from England who travels around the world and explores ancient tombs and ruins in search of antiquities. While playing, you’ll have to investigate the in-game settings, solve puzzles and riddles, navigate dangerous environments with traps, and fight against the foes on your way.

According to DigitalTrends, the early games about Lara Croft became suddenly successful and added gaming to the mainstream culture. If you visit Metacritic, you’ll see that game series Tomb Raider has really impressive ratings. Its success can also be explained by the character’s nature. It is one of the first female characters, who is furthermore strong and graceful, speaks multiple languages, and strives to achieve her goals at all costs.

 

The success of the game series has triggered the development of commercial projects that use the theme of Lara Croft. One such example is the Tomb Raider online slots from Microgaming. The casino game comes in 3 different parts — “Tomb Raider”, “Tomb Raider: Secret of the Sword”, and “Lara Croft: Temples and Tombs”. All of them are 5-reeled but with different yet alluring bonuses. You can try your luck on popular Microgaming-powered platforms.

GTA

This game series is, probably, best-known. Even if you didn’t have a chance to play the GTA games, you’ve certainly seen memes like “Wasted” or “Here We Go Again”. All that stuff comes from Grand Theft Auto (a.k.a GTA), popular action and adventure video games from Rockstar Games. The series’ name is actually a popular US term indicating a car theft. And it’s for a reason as there’s no possibility to buy a car in the game — you can only take it from car parks or other people. 

Each game series introduces new main characters with absolutely different goals and motivations. But all of them have to survive in a criminal world. What is interesting about GTA is that it takes place in fictional cities like Liberty City (an equivalent of New York), Vice City (Miami) and the state of San Andreas (the state of California). The gameplay is open-world, which provides gamers with a wide choice and some kind of freedom. For example, you can choose missions that you want to complete, while also progressing within the main plot. Or you can involve yourself in different side activities like driving, shooting, racing, and so on.

According to Wikipedia, the GTA game series has been recognized financially and critically successful. And the reviews from Metacritic will tell you the same thing. Why? We think that it is not because of glorifying violence and crimes. It’s a kind of real-life simulator that lets players survive in different situations and circumstances, as well as draw the right conclusions after such a gaming experience.

Assassin’s Creed

It’s another famous game series that was highly rated not only by gamers but also by critics according to Blast. Just like the Tomb Raider games, Assassin’s Creed has been made into movies, comics, and books. Undoubtedly, Ubisoft, the game developer, has immensely contributed to pop-culture. It introduced an incredible game universe where two clans, Assassins and Templars, fight for peace but under different conditions.

The game is both science fiction and history-based. Mostly, players will be placed in Assassin's timeline, play for this clan and the main character, Desmond Miles.

Each part of Assassin’s Creed represents a new storyline and period but always relates to the previous parts. Just like GTA, it focuses on the open world so that players can explore the environment, set their own goals, and so on. After you have completed the main and side missions, you will be able to investigate the historical environment.

As we mentioned before, the game series is very successful. Referring to Metacritic, Assassin’s Creed has mainly positive reviews and high rates of 70-90. This can be explained by a unique gaming universe with an interesting concept, plot and deep immersion into the game itself. Moreover, the game series raises important questions about peace that may be achieved through either freedom or control.

Closing Remarks

And now, we have come to the end of our article. Here, we shortly reviewed the selected games and tried to explain their secrets of success. So, we hope you enjoyed reading it and probably learned something new.


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