Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ultimate Video Games G

At And She Games we love all kinds of gaming, and all types of games! So we have been curating some Ultimate Game Lists to show off to you!  We have been working our way through the The Ultimate Board Games List for a while now, and would love if you would check that out as well!

We wanted to work on Video Games next.   But first, let me say that there are a lot of video games out there.  Every type and variety, and I am sure we will miss some a long the way.  Also since some games and systems are obsolete and "current" can be a relative term, we went with 2005 and newer, and as many as we can find.

We would love your input on any we may miss along the way!  We would also love to hear your thoughts of some of these games.  If you would like to write a review of the game on our blog (we can link back to your game or business), please email us.

Check out the other letters: A, B, C, D, E, F


Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar is the first expansion pack to the turn-based strategy game Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords.

The Drengin Empire has conquered most of the galaxy, driving the Terrans back to Earth, where humans have created an impenetrable defence around the homeworld. The Drengin have focused their attention on the other conquered races. Krindar I'Agohl, leader of the Korath clan, a specialist military faction feared in combat even against the Terrans, urges the annihilation of all non-Drengin species. Formerly few could survive against the Korath in battle. Now none survive at all.

However there is something mysterious about the Korath. They do not resemble normal Drengin species, and without slavelings the Drengin Empire is weaker, for genocide is not their way. You, as the Drengin Dark Avatar, are sent to enslave the universe, find out the truth about the Korath, and stop the extermination of it.

However as the Drengin warlords begin to turn on each other, another faction called the Krynn Consulate tries to convert the other races in a crusade to spread its religion.

In the expansion, two races will die, two more will rise.

Platforms: Windows


Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords

Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords is a 4X turn-based strategy PC game.

GalCiv II is set in the 23rd century, when multiple alien civilizations, including Terrans, scramble to conquer the galaxy, planet by planet, by force, diplomacy, influence (culture), or technology. GalCiv II focuses on the single player experience that consists of a Campaign mode and a "Sandbox" mode, and omits multiplayer. The game is notable for its artificial intelligence, which is challenging without being given resources and abilities not available to the player, as is common in the majority of strategy games. The game was a modest commercial success, and it was received favorably by critics, winning multiple Editor's Choice awards. Stardock also opted for a rather unusual distribution strategy that lacks copy prevention, and allowed for extensive modding by the community.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows


 Game Tycoon

 Game Tycoon is a business simulation game focused on production of video games.

Game play is centered around the full production of video-game making; from production of an engine, concept design, physical design, packaging, licensing deals, market campaigns, and reviews.

The game starts off in 1982 with somewhat limited availability of features. Eventually, more options are made for engines and packaging, etc.

Platforms: PC


Gears of War

Gears of War is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game franchise. The series focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent.

Gears of War became one of the bestselling franchises for the Xbox 360. The series is well known for its emphasis on cover-based combat system, in which players can use objects to avoid gunfire or safely engage enemies. All four installments in Gears of War featured several multiplayer modes that allowed players to compete against each other or team-up to battle AI opponents on Xbox Live. The Gears of War games have been amongst the most popular and most played titles on Xbox Live.

Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One


Generation of Chaos

Generation of Chaos is a turn-based strategy RPG fantasy video game released for the PlayStation Portable.

Generation of Chaos is a game revolving around the management of a kingdom, expanding not only through military prowess, but also improving the inner workings of the player's kingdom. The game moves between two modes; kingdom management and army battles.

Platforms: PlayStation Portable, Android OS


Geniu$: The Tech Tycoon Game

Geniu$: The Tech Tycoon Game is a business simulation game in which the player operates an industrial business, making products from bicycles to aircraft. New technologies are obtained through physics questions to be solved by the player, occurring at intervals mirroring real-world innovation.

To begin, the player chooses one of five cities of varying difficulty to play in: Pittsburgh, Detroit, Berlin, London, and Melbourne. The player starts with a single bicycle factory in 1850. At the start, the only available factory is the bicycle factory. New factories and other buildings can be obtained through research in the form of in-game puzzles and physics problems.

As time progresses, the player enlarges the empire by building new factories, mines, and worker housing. The addition of infrastructure such as water and electricity increases productivity. Later, worker amenities such as libraries and schools become available to raise employee morale.

Platform: Windows


Glory of the Roman Empire

Glory of the Roman Empire is a 2006 city-building game set during the age of the Roman Empire.

In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor, and military leader. Successful players will need planning skills, economic savvy, and—should those fail—military might. The glory of the Roman Empire will challenge gamers to grow a small village into a thriving community through trade with neighbors, while also expanding and defending its borders through more militaristic means. Players will need to focus on the physical and emotional health of the citizenry; as villagers age and mature under strong leadership, they contribute to the development of more advanced societies and larger cities.

Platforms: Windows


Go, Diego, Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue

Explore 5 levels and search your way through Cretaceous Jungle and Volcano Cliffs to find your way to Egg Island
Travel back in time with Diego, Alicia and Baby Jaguar
Help Maia the Maiasaurus reunite with her family
Use more than 12 different Wii Remote motions to stomp like a dinosaur, climb across monkey bars, fly on a Pteradon and bounce over obstacles on a pogo stick
Grown-ups can join in using the Dinosaur Guide Helper Feature and a second controller

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Playstation 2


God of War: Collection

God of War is an action-adventure video game series loosely based on Greek mythology.

The central character of the series is Kratos, a Spartan warrior tricked into killing his wife and child by his former master, the God of War Ares. Kratos eventually kills Ares at the behest of the goddess Athena and takes his place as the new God of War, but is still haunted by the nightmares of his past. Kratos is eventually betrayed by Zeus, the King of the Olympian Gods. Revealed to be a demigod and the son of Zeus, Kratos now seeks revenge against the gods for their machinations. What follows is a series of attempts to free himself from the influence of the gods and the Titans and exact revenge. Each game chapter forms part of a saga with vengeance as a central theme.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, Java ME, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita


Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo is a popular and critically acclaimed series of racing video games.

Developed exclusively for PlayStation systems, Gran Turismo games are intended to emulate the appearance and performance of a large selection of vehicles, nearly all of which are licensed reproductions of real-world automobiles.

The appeal of the Gran Turismo series is due significantly to pristine graphics, a large number of licensed vehicles, obsessive vehicle detail, accurate driving physics emulation, and the ability to tune performance. Handling of the vehicles is modeled on real-life driving impressions, tuning is based on principles of physics, and the sound of the vehicle's engine is based on recordings of the actual vehicles. The game has been a flagship for the PlayStation console's graphics capabilities, and is often used to demonstrate the system's potential.

Platforms: PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable


Grand Ages Rome

Grand Ages: Rome is a city-building and real-time strategy game.

The single player campaign takes place during the final years of the Roman Republic during the time of the First Triumvirate. The player undertakes missions for his/her family, establishing a reputation as a statesman and leader; as well as working under historical figures like Marcus Tullius Cicero, Mark Antony, Pompey Magnus, and Marcus Crassus. Certain historical events are portrayed, such as slave uprising led by Spartacus and the crossing of the Rubicon. At one point the player must choose between siding with Julius Caesar or Pompey Magnus, with missions playing out to wiping out the Optimates or building armies against the Populares.

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, and Cloud (OnLive)


Grand Theft Auto Series

Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure video game series where the name of the series is derived from a term referring to motor vehicle theft.

Most games in the series are set in fictional locales modelled on American cities, usually either Liberty City, Vice City, or San Andreas, which are stand-ins for New York City, Miami, and Southern California, respectively.

The series has gained controversy for its adult nature and violent themes. The series focuses around many different protagonists who attempt to rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld, although their motives for doing so vary in each game. The antagonists are commonly characters who have betrayed the protagonist or his organisation, or characters who have the most impact impeding the protagonist's progress.

Platforms: Android, Dreamcast, Fire OS, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, iOS, Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, Nintendo DS, OS X, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows Phone


Great Invasions

Great Invasions is a real-time strategy computer game.  The game portrays the Dark Ages, starting in 350 with the death of the Roman Emperor Constans and ending in 1066. The player can control up to ten nations simultaneously, and is given control of diplomacy, war, finances, administration, religion, building structures and training and managing armies and fleets.

Great Invasions is designed to simulate and expand on the relevant historical events and occurrences of the depicted period. The player is given freedom to act as he sees fit, but the developers encourage you to play in historically accurate manner in order to be able to experience the timeframe in its full flavour.

The game is built upon a controversial system of controlling more than one nation at the same time thus presenting the player with a unique gaming environment. The developers state that long inactivity in specific nations' histories was the main decision for this.

Platforms: Windows 98/2000/XP


Guitar Hero Series

The Guitar Hero series is a series of music rhythm games in which players use a guitar-shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar, and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs. Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller, strumming the controller in time to the music in order to score points, and keep the virtual audience excited. The games attempt to mimic many features of playing a real guitar, including the use of fast-fingering hammer-ons and pull-offs and the use of the whammy bar to alter the pitch of notes.  


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