US magazine Time has named its all-time best 100 video games – and as you’d imagine there are some expected and definitely not as expected inclusions.
It divides its list into decades. The 1970s, for instance, includes obvious contenders such as arcade smash-hit Space Invaders and tennis sim Pong, as well as lesser known title Hunt the Wumpus.
The 1980s is more familiar with cult titles such as Pac-Man, Defender, Donky Kong, Paperboy, Super Mario Bros, Teris, The Legend of Zelda, Outrun and Prince of Persia.
The 1990s reflects the transition into modern gaming and includes the likes of Street Fighter II, Sonic the Hedgehog, SimCity 2000, Myst, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Goldeneye 007, Thief, Resident Evil and Quake.
The 2000s offer a more eclectic mix of contemporary names such as Deus Ex, Katamari Damacy, Angry Birds, Knights of the Old Republic, Flower, Counter-Strike, Animal Crossing, Ico, Rez, Okami, Wii Sports, Modern Warfare, Braid and Demon’s Souls.
Only two post-2010 titles make the cut – Batman: Arkham City and Mass Effect 3. No Skyrim? No Journey? No Black Ops Declassified? Oh yes, that’s right.