TRANSITION
(1995 - 2002)
ERA 1
ERA 2
ERA 3
ERA 4
ERA 5
ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Deus Ex

2000

Warren Spector, Producer. Ricardo Bare, Monte Martinez, Steve Powers, Harvey Smith, Lead Designers.

© 2000 SQUARE ENIX LTD. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

DOOM II

1994

John Carmack, John Romero, Dave Taylor, Programming. Adrian Carmack, Kevin Cloud, Graphics and Artwork.

id Software, a ZeniMax company. Image courtesy MobyGames

Unreal

1998

Cliff Bleszinski, James Schmalz, Lead Design. Tim Sweeney, Graphics and 3D Design.

Epic Games. Image courtesy MobyGames

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

2000

James Ohlen, Director of Writing and Design. Kevin Martens, Lead Design.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Image courtesy MobyGames

Grim Fandango

1998

Tim Schafer, Project Leader. Peter Tsaykel, Lead Artist.

COURTESY OF LUCASARTS, A DIVISION OF LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Fallout

1997

Jason D. Anderson, Leonard Boyarsky, Gary Platner, Lead Artists.

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax company. Image courtesy MobyGames

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Star Wars: TIE Fighter

1994

Lawrence Holland, Edward Kilham, Lead and Design.

COURTESY OF LUCASARTS, A DIVISION OF LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD. Image courtesy MobyGames

Crimson Skies

2000

Dave McCoy, Jordan Weisman, Creative Direction. John Howard, Design Lead. Todd W. Squire, Art Lead.

Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Diablo II

2000

Various Artists.

© 2000 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Diablo is a trademark or registered trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

StarCraft

1998

Various Artists.

© 1998, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. StarCraft is a trademark or registered trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Uplink: Hacker Elite

2001

Chris Delay, Mark Morris, Thomas Arundel, producers.

Introversion Software Ltd.

Command and Conquer

1995

Joseph Bostic, Eydie Laramore, Brett W. Sperry, Original Concept. Erik Yeo, Lead Design.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Image courtesy MobyGames

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Super Mario 64

1996

Shigeru Miyamoto, Game Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Banjo-Kazooie

1998

Gregg Mayles, Chief of Ideas. Steve Mayles, Chief Scribbler. Ed Bryan, Cartoony Bits and more Scribbling. Steven Hurst, Scene Crayoner.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

1996

Jon Knoles, Game Designer, Lead Artist, and Lead Animator.

COURTESY OF LUCASARTS, A DIVISION OF LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD. Image courtesy MobyGames

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

1998

Shigeru Miyamoto, Producer.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

2000

Shigeru Miyamoto, Producer. Takaya Imamura, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Paper Mario™

2000 (2002 on N64)

Ryota Kawade, Director and Game Design. Naohiko Aoyama, Art Director and Character Design.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Pilotwings™ 64

1996

Makoto Wada, Director. Yoshiyuki Kato, Hiroaki Takenaka, Graphic Designers.

Nintendo of America, Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

Star Fox 64

1997

Shigeru Miyamoto, Producer. Takaya Imamura, Art Director.

Nintendo of America, Inc.

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Goldeneye 007

1997

Martin Hollis, Director. Karl Hilton, Scenic Art Director.

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Worms Armageddon

1999 (2000 on N64)

Dan Cartwright, Lead Artist.

Team 17

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

1998 (1999 on N64)

Paul Grimshaw, Designer.

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber

Person of Lordly Caliber 1999 (2000 on N64)

Various artists

© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

Jet Grind Radio

2000

Ryuta Ueda, Kazuki Hosokawa, Chief Graphic Designers.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Sonic Adventure

1998 (1999 on SEGA Dreamcast)

Kazuyuki Hoshino, Art Director.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Crazy Taxi

2000

Mitsuhiko Kakita, Graphic Design Supervision.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Shenmue

2000

Yu Suzuki, Story. Keiji Okayasu, Game Director.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Phantasy Star Online

2000 (2001 on SEGA Dreamcast)

Yoshihiro Sakuta, Designer.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Skies of Arcadia

2000

Shuntaro Tanaka, Director. Hirotaka Kanazawa, Graphic Designer.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

Toy Commander

1999

Dider Chanfray, Original Concept and Art Direction.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

The Typing of the Dead

2000 (2001 on SEGA Dreamcast)

Makoto Takanashi, Tomoharu Tanaka, Designers.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Rez

2001

Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Producer.

© SEGA. All Rights

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

ChuChu Rocket!

1999

Yuji Naka, Director. Yuji Uekawa, Art Director.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Panzer Front

1999

Yasushi Ishizu, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Game Designers.

© 2001 ENTERBRAIN, INC. /Ishizu Yasushi. All Rights Reserved.

Rhapsody of Zephyr (The War of Genesis)

2001

Unidentified artists

© SOFTMAX CO.,LTD. / Nihon Falcom Corporation. All Rights Reserved

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

NiGHTS into Dreams...

1996

Takashi Iizuka, Lead Game Designer.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Tomb Raider

1996

Toby Gard, Heather Gibson, Neal Boyd, Graphic Artists.

Clockwork Night

1995

Katsuhisa Sato, Visual Game Design.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Blazing Dragons

1996

Based on characters created by Terry Jones. Darren Bartlett, Creative Direction.

Dark Savior

1996

Various artists

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Panzer Dragoon Saga

1998

Yukio Futatsugi, Designer and Director. Katsumi Yokoto, Artist.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei

1996

Yukio Futatsugi, Manabu Kusunoki, Original Design. Kentaro Yoshida, Art Director.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Black Fire

1995

Unidentified artist

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Wing Arms

1995

Steven Apour, Producer.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

SimCity 2000

1993 (1995 on SEGA Saturn)

Original concept and design by Will Wright and Fred Haslam.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Blazing Heroes

1996

Yasuhiko Nakatsu, Designer/Lead Programmer.

© SEGA. All Rights Reserved

Command and Conquer

1995 (1996 on SEGA Saturn)

Unidentified artists

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

ACTION GENRE (1 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Metal Gear Solid

1998

Hideo Kojima, original design. Yoji Shinkawa, character and mechanical design.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

1998

Charles Zembillas, Character design and art direction.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. Image courtesy MobyGames

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee

1997

Jeffrey Nicholas Brown, Paul O'Connor, Game Design. Brandon Shiftlet, Jarod Shiftlet, Sculptors.

Oddmobb, Inc.

ADVENTURE GENRE (2 of 4)

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

1996 (1999 on Sony PlayStation)

Victor Ireland, Director.

© Game Arts 1992. © Game Arts/Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. 1998. Image courtesy MobyGames

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Final Fantasy VII

1997

Yoshinori Kitase, Director. Yusuke Naora, Art Director. Yoshitaka Amano, Image Illustrator. Tetsuya Nomura, Character Design.

© 1997 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA.

Grandia

1997 (1999 on Sony PlayStation)

Various artists

© 1997 Game Arts/ESP. Image courtesy MobyGames

TARGET GENRE (3 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Einhander

1998

Yuji Asano, Main Designer.

© 1997, 1998 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

Colony Wars III: Red Sun

2000

Ben Devereau, Chris Hogg, Lead Artists.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Point Blank

1998

Steve Archer, Head.

™ and © NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Image courtesy MobyGames

COMBAT/STRATEGY GENRE (4 of 4)

THE WINNING GAME IS:

Final Fantasy Tactics

1998

Hiroshi Minagawa, Art Direction.

© 1997, 1998 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Image courtesy MobyGames

Carnage Heart

1997

Original concept and direction by Masaki Iizuka.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Command & Conquer: Red Alert

1996 (1997 on Sony PlayStaion)

Original concept by Joseph Bostic, Brett W. Sperry.

© 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Image courtesy MobyGames

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