Inside these pages you’ll find our selections for the 100 Greatest Games Ever Made.
You really do have to play Galaga on arcade hardware to get full experience.
We felt connected to Telltale’s characters more than we felt toward anybody in Robert Kirkman’s comic book series.
People rarely talk about The Walking Dead as a great game, which it is, and often doesn’t get enough credit for.
Something about the two-way joystick and that big red fire button, and the unique tinny music and chipsounds bleeping through old the cabinet speakers, and the softening effect of the CRT on the colorful, pixelated graphics, and the slightly rough feel of the control-panel under your hands..all come together to define the experience I’m not sure vertical shooters ever really got better after Galaga.
Early games like Space Invaders and Galaxian were inventive but uniformly clunky. The fluid, pixel-perfect control precision and exquisite balance it pioneered is ground deep into the DNA of all the other great shmups that arcade and console fans have since been privileged to enjoy.