Most influential computer games of all time

A Listmania! list by Benjamin
The list author says: "Hope you enjoy this list of what I remember as he most influential PC games in the last 3 decades."
Civilization
1.  Civilization by MicroProse
The list author says:
  "The original world creation game."
Used & New from: $24.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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King's Quest Collection
2.  King's Quest Collection by VIVENDI JEUX PC
The list author says:
  "Oh my first game on a Mac. Includes all of the first"
$19.99   Used & New from: $3.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
3.  Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty by Westwood
The list author says:
  "First Real Time Strategy (RTS). Set the standard for so many to follow."
Used & New from: $39.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Sid Meier's Civilization II
4.  Sid Meier's Civilization II by Micro Prose
The list author says:
  "Takes the original Civilization to its penultimate incarnation. Keeps the purity of what made the first work and expanded where advances in computer technology would allow."
Used & New from: $4.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Doom: Collector's Edition
5.  Doom: Collector's Edition by ID SOFTWARE
The list author says:
  "The first best real first person shooter (FPS)."
Used & New from: $15.00
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Doom 2 (Jewel Case) - PC
6.  Doom 2 (Jewel Case) - PC by Activision
The list author says:
  "Another example of the rare time that the sequel actually lives up to the original. Stepped up the level fr all future RPS's."
$39.29   Used & New from: $2.29
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sim City Classic: The Original!
7.  Sim City Classic: The Original! by The Maxis Collection
$18.89   Used & New from: $2.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

SimCity 3000 Unlimited
8.  SimCity 3000 Unlimited by Electronic Arts
$38.59   Used & New from: $5.96
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition - PC
9.  Sid Meiers Civilization IV: The Complete Edition - PC by 2K
The list author says:
  "Another well done Civilization iteration."
$14.49   Used & New from: $4.08
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Wing Commander Deluxe Edition
10.  Wing Commander Deluxe Edition by Origin
The list author says:
  "The original combat flight simulator. Set the standard for zero g flight combat, the underdog humans fighting to survive."
Used & New from: $24.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Falcon 3.0
11.  Falcon 3.0 by Spectrum Holobyte
The list author says:
  "The standard for flight combat simulators in the real world."
$29.99   Used & New from: $2.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Baldur's Gate 4 in 1 Boxset
12.  Baldur's Gate 4 in 1 Boxset by Interplay
The list author says:
  ""Butt kicking for Goodness!""
$16.49   Used & New from: $12.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Sid Meier's Pirates! - PC
13.  Sid Meier's Pirates! - PC by 2K
The list author says:
  "The original in 1987 was the standard for heoric strategy and role playing development."
$28.39   Used & New from: $5.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

LucasArts Archive Series: The Monkey Island Archives - PC
14.  LucasArts Archive Series: The Monkey Island Archives - PC by LucasArts Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Who can forget the rubber chicken pulley."
Used & New from: $74.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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X-Com: UFO Defense (Jewel Case)
15.  X-Com: UFO Defense (Jewel Case) by Microprose
The list author says:
  "Such a memorable turn based action combat game."
$55.00   Used & New from: $12.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series
16.  Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series by LucasArts Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Picking up with Wing Commander left oft, this was the first real good followup to get space flight combat."
Used & New from: $26.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Star Wars: Tie Fighter - Collector's CD-ROM
17.  Star Wars: Tie Fighter - Collector's CD-ROM by LucasArts
The list author says:
  "Good followup to X-wing,"
Used & New from: $0.34
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Lode Runner
18.  Lode Runner by Commodore 64
The list author says:
  "Lode Runner. So simple but so addicting. Hours lost playing this game zapping ground and running around."
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Prince of Persia Collection (Prince of Persia / Prince of Persia: The Shadow & The Flame)
19.  Prince of Persia Collection (Prince of Persia / Prince of Persia: The Shadow & The Flame) by Broderbund
$14.98   Used & New from: $11.00

Bards Tale - PlayStation 2
20.  Bards Tale - PlayStation 2 by Vivendi Universal
The list author says:
  "Really the first to effectively move role playing games from dice and boards to the computer."
$19.99   Used & New from: $2.27
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Wolfenstein 3D
21.  Wolfenstein 3D by XPLOSIV
The list author says:
  "Even before Doom there was Wolfenstein."
Used & New from: $39.95
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Blue Max
22.  Blue Max by Synapse Software
The list author says:
  "The overhead air combat standard."
Used & New from: $35.00

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Rainbow Six Collector's Edition - PC
23.  Rainbow Six Collector's Edition - PC by Ubisoft
The list author says:
  "Tom Clancy Rainbow Six. Best example of early modern combat small team cooperative combat."
Used & New from: $26.97
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Battletech - Commodore 64
24.  Battletech - Commodore 64 by Infocom
Used & New from: $29.99

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Mechwarrior 2
25.  Mechwarrior 2 by Activision
The list author says:
  "One of many iterations of the battletech, robot warrior style franchise. Probably the best in both graphics and gameplay."
$49.99   Used & New from: $0.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
26.  Warcraft: Orcs & Humans by Blizzard
The list author says:
  "Following in the style of Dune 2, you build and assualy but this time with orcs. While there were many spinoffs the game play set this one out as the leader."
$95.00   Used & New from: $1.99
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

StarCraft Battle Chest
27.  StarCraft Battle Chest by Blizzard Entertainment
The list author says:
  "What can I say, real time stratgey lineage should go from Dune 2 to Warcraft to StarCraft the torch is passed among the best. Love the personalization of the characters in the different vehicles."
$19.99   Used & New from: $9.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - PC
28.  Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - PC by Microsoft
The list author says:
  "Age of Empires 2, picks up the torch in RTS and does it one better. Spent so many hours in coop play on a LAN adding so much more to the RTS possibility. While not the first for coop play probably the best to date."
$19.94   Used & New from: $2.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews)

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Game of the Year Edition
29.  The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Game of the Year Edition by Bethesda
The list author says:
  "The best RPG of the era year to date. Only out done later by its own sucession Oblivion."
$10.59   Used & New from: $3.92
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition - Playstation 3
30.  The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition - Playstation 3 by Bethesda
The list author says:
  "Role Playing Game at its best. Builds on the tradition of earlier elder scroll games and sets the standard for open game play. So much more enduring than previous scripted rpgs, you can truly write your own story in this realm."
$14.99   Used & New from: $9.75
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Half-Life
31.  Half-Life by Vivendi Universal Games
The list author says:
  "First person shoot extrodinaire. Picksup in legacy of Doom, but had first real well done on-line competition play. Again one I lost hours on end playing on LAN in college."
$95.00   Used & New from: $12.21
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Medieval II Gold Pack (Total War, Total War Kingdoms) - PC
32.  Medieval II Gold Pack (Total War, Total War Kingdoms) - PC by Sega of America
$9.48   Used & New from: $4.61
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Shogun Total War Gold Edition
33.  Shogun Total War Gold Edition by Sega Entertainment
$6.79   Used & New from: $3.08
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Diablo 2
34.  Diablo 2 by Blizzard Entertainment
$18.63   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition - PC/Mac
35.  Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition - PC/Mac by Ubisoft
$70.50   Used & New from: $9.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

Might and Magic VI: Mandate of Heaven
36.  Might and Magic VI: Mandate of Heaven by 3DO
$109.99   Used & New from: $2.06
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

World of Warcraft - (Obsolete)
37.  World of Warcraft - (Obsolete) by Blizzard Entertainment
$24.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (886 customer reviews) | 51 customer discussions

Command & Conquer: Red Alert - PC
38.  Command & Conquer: Red Alert - PC by Electronic Arts
$20.80   Used & New from: $2.22
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

B-17 Flying Fortress - PC
39.  B-17 Flying Fortress - PC by Atari
The list author says:
  "Original was great. real flight combat simulator to add team work as in the multiple stations on a B-17. Follow-up the Mighty 8th was not near as good. Remember playing on 3.5 floppies where it took like 15 discs to load."
$35.00   Used & New from: $3.00
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Lemmings - Nintendo NES
40.  Lemmings - Nintendo NES by Sunsoft
Used & New from: $25.99

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