This Week in Gaming – 27th June 20217 minute read

This Week in Gaming showcases all the gaming milestones that were reached over the last seven days.

21st June

Destroy all Humans (image credit: Pandemic Studios)

2005 was the year that players first met Crypto-137 in Pandemic Studios’ Destroy all Humans! Coming from the fictional Furon race you control Crypto to harvest the DNA of weak Earthlings so that you can help with the cloning on your species. The game was a hit amongst reviewers and gamers alike and in 2020 a remake was created for modern platforms.

  • 30 Years
    • Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – NES (Japan)
  • 25 Years
    • King’s Field II – PlayStation (Japan)
  • 20 Years
    • Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal – PC
    • Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis – Game Boy Advance (Japan)
  • 16 Years
    • Battlefield 2 – PC
    • Conker: Live & Reloaded – Xbox
    • Destroy All Humans! – PlayStation 2, Xbox
    • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel – Game Boy Advance
    • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman – Game Boy Advance
    • Romance of the Three Kingdoms X – PlayStation 2
  • 15 Years
    • Tomb Raider: Legend – PSP
  • 14 Years
    • Folklore – PlayStation 3
    • Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – PlayStation 2 (Japan)
  • 11 Years
    • TNA Impact: Cross the Line – PSP
  • 10 Years
    • Dungeon Diege III – Xbox 360
    • F.E.A.R. 3 – PC, Xbox 360
    • La-Mulana – Nintendo Wii (Japan)

22nd June

Psychonauts (image credit: Double Fine Productions)

Within yet another 2005 classic, Psychonauts allows the player to take control of Razputin, a psychic boy who runs away from the circus. You attempt to sneak into a summer camp with other people of a psychic nature so that you can become one of the Psychonauts. Alone the way you find there is a sinister plot within the camp that only you can put an end to.

  • 28 Years
    • Betrayal at Krondor – PC
  • 25 Years
    • Quake – PC
  • 21 Years
    • Boku no Natsuyasumi: Summer Holiday 20th Century – PlayStation (Japan)
    • Omikron: The Nomad Soul – Dreamcast
    • Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 – Dreamcast (Japan)
  • 17 Years
    • Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors – Game Boy Advance
    • Mario Golf: Advance Tour – Game Boy Advance
    • Mega Man Anniversary Collection – PlayStation 2
    • Showdown: Legends of Wrestling – PlayStation 2
  • 16 Years
    • Psychonauts – PlayStation 2
  • 15 Years
    • Magical Starsign – Nintendo DS (Japan)
    • The king of Fighters XI – PlayStation 2 (Japan)
    • Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria – PlayStation 2 (Japan)
  • 13 Years
    • Rock Band – Nintendo Wii
  • 12 Years
    • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – PSP
  • 11 Years
    • Dragon Ball: Origins 2 – Nintendo DS
    • Final Fantasy – Mobile
    • Transformers: War for Cybertron – PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
    • Transformers: War for Cybertron – Autobots – Nintendo DS
  • 10 Years
    • Iron Brigade – Xbox 360

23rd June

Sonic the Hedgehog (image credit: Sega)

We couldn’t let this one go without wishing Sonic a happy 30th birthday. Sonic‘s first adventure hit the Genesis in 1991 and started a mania that has continued throughout to today. What is interesting about the Genesis release of this title is that it came before the 8-bit variant that released on the previous Sega system, the Sega Master System that was ported later that year.

  • 30 Years
    • Sonic the Hedgehog – Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
  • 25 Years
    • Nintendo 64 (Japan)
    • Super Mario 64 – Nintendo 64 (Japan)
  • 21 Years
    • Deus Ex – PC
  • 19 Years
    • Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – GameCube
  • 16 Years
    • Advance Wars: Dual strike – Nintendo DS (Japan)
  • 14 Years
    • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – Nintendo DS (Japan)
  • 13 Years
    • Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath – Xbox 360
  • 12 Years
    • Fight Night Round 4 – xbox 360
    • Overlord II – PC, PlayStaton 3, Xbox 360
    • Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil – Nintendo Wii
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor – Nintendo DS
  • 10 Years
    • Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland – PlayStation 3 (Japan)
    • Bleach: Soul Resurreccion – PlayStation 3 (Japan)

24th June

Mortal Kombat 4 (image credit: Midway Games)

Mortal Kombat 4 was an arcade game originall that launched in 1997 by Midway. The game was then ported in 1998 to the Nintendo 64, PC, Game Boy Color and PlayStation. It is the fourth instillment of the critically acclaimed franchise and had several gameplay changes. One of the most notable features is the inclusion of weapons and objects that can be used during fights.

  • 27 Years
    • Slayers – Super Nintendo (Japan)
  • 23 Years
    • Mortal Kombat 4 – PlayStation
  • 22 Years
    • Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition – PlayStation (Japan)
    • Fire Prowrestling G – PlayStation (Japan)
    • Grandia – PlayStation (Japan)
    • Persona 2: Tsumi – Innocent Sun – PlayStation (Japan)
  • 18 Years
    • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising – Game Boy Advance
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3: Blue Version – Game Boy Advance
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3: White Version – Game Boy Advance
    • Wario World – GameCube
  • 17 Years
    • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – PC (Japan)
  • 13 Years
    • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift – Nintendo DS
    • Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Ninja – Nintendo DS
    • Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Saurian – Nintendo DS
    • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress – PSP
    • Overlord: Raising Hell – PlayStation 3
  • 11 Years
    • Atelier Totri: The Adventurer of Arland – PlayStation 3 (Japan)
    • Sniper: Ghost warrior – PC
    • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story – Nintendo DS (Japan)

25th June

Eroge! H mo Game mo Kaihatsu Sanmai

Yes another Eroge game has hit the milestone list and with it an incredibly difficult job at finding a safe-for-work image. The story of Eroge! H mo Game mo Kaihatsu Sanmai follows a young boy who loves Eroge game and desires to create his own. He finds a small company that are about to create a game and decides to help with many a perverted antic to follow.

  • 28 Years
    • Lufia & the Fortress of Doom – Super Nintendo (Japan)
  • 18 Years
    • Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – PlayStation 2
  • 14 Years
    • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – PlayStaton 2
    • Pokemon Battle Revolution – Nintendo Wii
    • The Darkness – Xbox 360
  • 12 Years
    • Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland – PlayStation 3 (Japan)
    • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger – PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (Japan)
    • Class of Heroes 2 – PSP (Japan)
    • Wii Sports Restor – Nintendo Wii (Japan)
  • 11 Years
    • Eroge! H mo Game mo Kaihatsu Sanmai – PC (Japan)

26th June

Overlord (image credit: Triumph Studios)

Overlord takes us back to the Xbox 360 godlen years of gaming. Developed by Triumph Studios the game allows the plater to take control of the resurrected Overlord. The titular character has control over an army of minions as he tries to destroy the seven heroes that took his lands from him. The game was met with favourable reviews and has since seen spin-off games and a sequel.

  • 29 Years
    • Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega CD (Japan)
  • 24 Years
    • Dungeon Keeper – PC
  • 21 Years
    • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – Nintendo 64
  • 15 Years
    • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja – PlayStation 2
    • Titat Quest – PC
  • 14 Years
    • Final Fantasy – PSP
    • Overlord – Xbox 360
    • Transformers: The Game – PlayStation 2
  • 13 Years
    • Bleach: The 3rd Phantom – Nintendo DS (Japan)
    • Class of Heroes – PSP (Japan)
    • Disgaea DS – Nintendo DS (Japan)
    • Tales of Syphonia: Dawn of the New World – Nintendo Wii (Japan)
    • The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match – PlayStation 2 (Japan)

27th June

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (image credit: Blizzard)

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is an expansion pack to the critically acclaimed Diablo II. Lord of Destruction added two new character classes into the game as well as a new fifth act. The gameplay was also entirely revamped for solo play and majorly for multiplayer play. The game expansion had strong reivews with most places scoring upwards of 8/10.

  • 24 Years
    • Mischief Makers – Nintendo 64 (Japan)
    • Time Crisis – PlayStation (Japan)
  • 20 Years
    • Anachronox – PS
    • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction – PC
  • 19 Years
    • Seek and Destroy – PlayStation 2 (Japan)
  • 16 Years
    • Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition – PSP
    • The Bard’s Tale – PC
  • 11 Years
    • Sin & Punishment: Star Successor – Nintendo Wii

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