I was sitting here thinking about the iconic games in gaming.  Not the most important games, not even the pivotal games, but the most “iconic” of their era. The games you think of when you think of THAT console or THAT time period in gaming.  Here’s my list, in rough order: Pong, Space Invaders, Battlezone, Donkey Kong, Zork, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, Dragon’s Lair, Gauntlet, Tetris, Street Fighter 2, Doom, Civilization, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, TecmoBowl/Madden, Halo, Grand Theft Auto 3, Wii Sports…. and?

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  1. I always think of Pitfall when I think of the Atari.

  2. Halo, for the Original X-Box.

  3. modern warfare 2

  4. yours are good, here are more

    Atari – Tank Battle, Night Driver, Breakout, Adventure
    Late Atari – Yar’s Revenge

    Early PC/Mac: Karateka, D&D “Gold Box”

    Mac – Shufflepuck
    PC – Reach for the Stars or Master of Orion

    Arcade: Space Battles, Missile Command (nearly every early arcade game seems almost iconic now…) Shoot, now I’m blanking on one of my favorites – the vector-based one where you just shoot from on top of long shaped tubes down towards the middle…

  5. Half life.

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