Although in some form or another eSports has been around for literally decades. In fact, you could make an argument that it has been in existence for more than 40 years. It is hard to argue that the past 5-10 years hasn’t seen a real boom in popularity. That being said there are slews of old school games that missed the eSports revolution that would have been rather good in the role. Here is just a few old school games that we would love to see revived with a competitive slant.
This awesome old school shooter may have faded from the memories of younger gamers, but 30-somethings will remember it as one of the earlier games released on the fledgeling Playstation 2. Like Goldeneye before it, it featured an awesome four-player split-screen mode. Of course, this was prior to the days of serious online play so a multitap was required. (remember them?)
Brian Lara Cricket
Firstly let’s get this straight. Sports games always make good esports. They just do. You could argue that cricket might be the exception. But Brian Lara was one hell of a game. There was something so satisfying about dancing down the wicket at Shane Warne and blasting his leg-spin out of the ground. Likewise knocking over Justin Langer with a Darren Gough snorter. Good times.
Speed isn’t everything. Just ask my ex-girlfriend. However when it comes to breakneck pace and a game so speedy that you needed Kryptonian reflexes just to comprehend they don’t come more challenging than the futuristic racer. The only frustrating thing is that we are in the future and not driving cars like this. I feel lied to.
The game was pretty tricky. It benefitted massively from an amazing soundtrack, including the Run DMC classic. In a lot of ways it was similar to a Tony Hawks title, only with way more white[…]
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