The From A to Z series lets our editors go back and take a look at games from past generations that are classics, overlooked gems, or just titles they remember fondly. The idea behind this is to pick five games from each letter of the alphabet, once a week to showcase. This delivers 26 weeks and 130 games to talk about. Hopefully it sparks some conversation, and of course plenty of memories.
Our second series will focus on Sony’s sophomore entry into the console business, the PlayStation 2.
Let’s continue with the letter “M”.
One of the more controversial games out there, this Rockstar developed stealth murder survival game had players controlling a death-row convict who finds himself in a warped location full of murderers all of which is being recorded for a snuff film if he can survive the film, he gets his freedom. Yeah, it’s really messed up.
The Mark of Kri
Going through this series, I’ve noticed there were a ton of action games much like this one on the PS2. In fact, you don’t see that many of them nowadays. I think we should bring them back. The Mark of Kri would be a great start.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
A classic fighting game and one that everyone should play if they’re into fighters. For years, this was THE mash-up fighting game. Then the sequel released and I still know a ton of people that played MvC2. Don’t forget the mango Sentinel.
Another trend setter in many ways, Max Payne was one of the first game to use bullet time and do it right. Essentially a shoot ‘em up in many ways, this noir influenced game was gritty, brutal, and really fun to play.
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
If there was one word used to describe Mercenaries, it would have to be “fun.” Without a doubt, it lives up to its title and going through Mercenaries was a blast and a half. Too bad the sequel didn’t have more polish. Even though, I still admit I liked it a bit.
Tune in next week for the next collection of titles.