20 years ago in PC gaming: 1998
20 years ago PC gaming was thriving. Half-Life re-defined the game design of FPSs. Baldur's Gate and Fallout 2 gave hope to gamers who were waiting for the next generation of RPGs. Adventure gamers enjoyed Grim Fandango immensely. Real-time strategy fans spent countless hours playing StarCraft. And let's not forget Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, House of the Dead and the wonderful Railroad Tycoon 2, one of the best railroad management simulation ever released. Abandonware DOS hosts a few more games released 20 years ago, in 1998:
- Dune 2000 - a real-time strategy game
- Sentinel Returns - a... puzzle game?
- MegaMan X3 - platform run and gun
- Dope Wars - a drug dealer simulation
- Axis and Allies - a board game inspired strategy game
1998 was a good year for movies too, think about Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show, The Great Lebowski (one of my personal favourites), American History X and A Bug's Life.
Talking about music, I can't remember a single song from The billboard top 10 of 1998 except for Candle in the Wind. Here it is:
|2||"The Boy Is Mine"||Brandy and Monica|
|3||"You're Still the One"||Shania Twain|
|4||"Truly Madly Deeply"||Savage Garden|
|5||"How Do I Live"||LeAnn Rimes|
|7||"All My Life"||K-Ci & JoJo|
|8||"Candle in the Wind 1997"||Elton John|
|9||"Nice & Slow"||Usher|
|10||"I Don't Want to Wait"||Paula Cole|
If the games listed above are not enough, go get more games published in 1998 on Abandonware DOS, almost all of them available for download.