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The most popular beautiful graphics games

The concept of beauty is often very personal. Beauty is in the eye of the watcher, even when we're talking about video games. A first-person 3D game could be a joy for the eyes of some gamer or a pain to others. Pixel graphics is often considered beautiful if the player grew up playing in a decade when games were almost entirely pixellated. Lots of old games are considered aesthetically pleasing even today: Another World is still a beautiful game to most of us, and so is true for Loom (those wonderfully colored backgrounds!) and many others.
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Syndicate

DOS1993protected4.1/5 Bullfrog
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Loom

DOSLinuxMac OS1990protecteddemo4.2/5 LucasArts
Loom is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Lucasfilm Games (now LucasArts). It was designed by Brian Moriarty and is known for its unique gameplay mechanics and emphasis on storytelling. Loom is distinctive for its interface, which revolves around musical notes and spells. The protagonist, Bobbin Threadbare, is a young weaver ...
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Battle Chess

DOS1988protected4.2/5 Interplay Productions
Chess was a niche genre in video gaming. There were lots of chess simulations: black and white very old games, licensed games from chess champions, etc. No one ever attempted to broaden the audience until Interplay published Battle Chess. Battle Chess appeal was almost entirely focused on the animations when two pieces ended on the same square.
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B.A.T. 2 : The Koshan Conspiracy

DOS19924.2/5 Computer's dream
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In The Hunt

Windows XP/98/9519934.2/5 Irem Software Engineering
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EF 2000

DOS19954.2/5 Digital Image Design
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Earthworm Jim

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Earthworm Jim 2

DOS1996protected4.4/5 Shiny Entertainment
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Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of fate

DOSMac OS1993protecteddemo4.2/5 Westwood Studios
The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate is the second installment in the Legend of Kyrandia point and click adventure game series developed by Westwood Studios. It was released in 1993 as a sequel to The Legend of Kyrandia.The game's story revolves around Zanthia, a young alchemist who resides in the land of Kyrandia. The villainous jester, Malcolm, r...
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Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
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The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

DOSMac OS1996protected3.9/5 Blue Byte Software
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Screamer

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Milestone
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The Chaos Engine

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Bitmap Brothers
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Little Big Adventure

DOS1994protected4.2/5 Adeline Software International
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Strike Commander

DOS1993protected4.2/5 Origin Systems
Strike Commander is combat flight simulation game created by Chris Roberts (the designer behind Wing Commander) and Jeff George. Strike Commander was developed by Origin Systems and released by Electronic Arts in 1993 for DOS.
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Zork: Grand Inquisitor

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS1997protected3.8/5 Activision
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Midwinter

DOS19904.1/5 Maelstrom Games
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Return of the Phantom

DOS1993protecteddemo3.7/5 MicroProse Software
Return of the Phantom is adventure game set in France, designed by Raymond Benson, developed by MicroProse Software and released in 1993 for DOS only. Return of the Phantom is a third-person adventure game based on the book Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
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The Simpsons

DOS19913.8/5 Konami
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Grim Fandango

Windows XP/98/951998protecteddemo4/5 LucasArts
Grim Fandango is an adventure game developed and published by LucasArts. It was released in 1998 and is known for its unique setting and distinctive art style. The game was directed by Tim Schafer, who also co-wrote the script.The story is set in the Land of the Dead and follows the protagonist, Manny Calavera, a travel agent working for the Depart...
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Floor 13

DOS19923.9/5 PSI Software Designers
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The Orion Conspiracy

DOS19953.5/5 Divide by zero
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Noctropolis

DOS1994protected4/5 Flashpoint Productions
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Litil Divil

DOS1993protected4/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive