The 13 Most Innovative Games of All Times

In this list, where we have compiled the most innovative games in the history of the game, we talked about the games that made a splash with their debut. These games, which we can still feel that they contributed to the game world even after years, almost blew the minds of those who played in their era.


Half-Life set sail for an immersive story with Gordon Freeman, the character who never spoke, and had a solid success while redistributing the cards in the FPS genre.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft, on the other hand, formatted the Warcraft universe in a new genre, creating a huge world in which thousands of players could participate simultaneously. One of the most successful examples of the MMORPG genre, WoW has managed to become one of the most innovative productions of the game world, although it has had a painful process in the last few years.

Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II went beyond the confines of a simple fighting game and allowed players to engage in exciting encounters. Successful fighting combos, the ‘hadouken’ hit and iconic characters made Street Fighter II one of the most innovative games of its kind. 

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Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus, which consisted of only boss fights, was the scene of breathtaking moments. One of the unique productions of the game world, Shadow of the Colossus has its name written in gold letters.


GTA III, which presents a three-dimensional open world, almost blew the minds of the players. As an action-adventure game developed by DMA Design and published by Rockstar Games in 2001, GTA III is one of the most innovative games of all times.

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Resident Evil

The main difficulty in Resident Evil, which allows the player to look at ammunition from a very different perspective, was the use of bullets. The production, which brought a brand new fear to the players, offered an unforgettable experience with successful level designs.

Death Stranding

One of Hideo Kojima’s most successful productions, Death Stranding has been a unique game in many ways and has become one of the unforgettable productions of the game world as one of the best post-apocalyptic games.


Adopting a structure where time flows when the player moves, SUPERHOT has taken its place among the most innovative games with its minimal graphics and successful gameplay mechanics.

The Sims

The Sims, where the characters had their own routines, was one of the first life simulation games. Developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, it has become a phenomenon since its debut, with millions of copies sold worldwide.

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Combining the FPS genre with a mind-blowing story, BioShock was able to update the successful examples of the genre before it. At the same time, the series, enriching the gameplay with its unique mechanics, became one of the masterpieces of the game world.

Halo: Combat Evolved

Proving that the FPS genre can also exist on the console platform, Halo: Combat Evolved has been one of the most popular titles of the Halo series.


Portal, one of the classics of the game world, sat on the throne of the puzzle genre and blew us away with its success in storytelling.


DOOM, one of the fathers of the FPS genre, came up with a gameplay where enemies could come from all directions and established a throne in the hearts of FPS lovers.

Written by Sophie Blake


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