Cuhu’s Top 5 Video Games, ever.

14th September 2020

In honour of National Video Game Day 2020, the team at Cuhu has shared their favourite video games, old and new. What could’ve been a simple answer turned into a nostalgic debate around which games should make Cuhu’s Top 5 Video Games – ever. 

1. Counter Strike

Counter-Strike began as a mod of Half-Life‘s engine GoldSrc; it was first developed in 1999 and then released in 2000. Counter-strike is a first-person shooter game in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators. With online play and the ability to play amongst real friends, it quickly became one of the most addictive games the Cuhu team had played. 

2. Battlefield 2 

Battlefield 2 was a favourite amongst the Cuhu team. First released in 2005, Battlefield 2 is a first-person shooter military simulator video game, developed by Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows. It is the third game in the Battlefield series. Players fight in a modern battlefield, using modern weapon systems. Our Web Developer, Ste Martin admits to having lost a year of his life to this game, but there’s been absolutely no mention of regret. We think it sounds like a year well spent.  

3. Age of Empires

Age of Empires is a history-based real-time video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft, and the first game in the Age of Empires series. First released in 1997, the game is adventurous, explorative and all about strategy; with codes to use to help you level up, no wonder the Cuhu found a natural flare and love for the game. 

4. Fifa

The first-ever Fifa game was released in 1993 by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label. It has been released every year since. Its first release was ground-breaking, using isometric technology, instead of the 16-bit style which was very popular at the time. And now, with real-life players and International online play,  Fifa has quickly become a cultural staple. Fifa is the favourite game ever of our Our Business Development Manager, Richard. 

5. Runescape

RuneScape is a Java and C++-based multiplayer online role-playing game. Developed and published by Jagex, it was first released in January 2001. With players able to set their own goals and objectives, and have full control over the game storyline, it’s the game that put ‘hair on the chest’ of our Web Developer, Dom, and a very popular game amongst the Cuhu team as they grew up and even to this day. 

So there it is…

There are Cuhu’s top 5 video games – ever. It was definitely a trip down memory lane for many of the team; some of them reliving their childhood and others recognising their slight video game addiction in hindsight. However, it’s clear that the video game industry is showing no signs of stopping. The team at Cuhu isn’t slowing down with the playing either. And if you liked this blog, check out more just like it here.

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