6. Worms (1995)
Developer: Team 17
This multiplayer strategy game became a household name due to its charm and thrilling scenes of invertebrate warfare. Iconic weapons like the Holy Hand Grenade and The Sheep, tense gameplay and memorable voice acting all helped cement Worms as one of the world’s most popular party games. It has since spawned several sequels and spin-offs, expanding on the original MS-DOS game’s premise.
Worms is available to buy on the Steam Store.
5. Command and Conquer: Red Alert (1996)
Developer: Westwood Studios
Many of Red Alert‘s central innovations are still staples of the genre today, like the ability to queue commands and group units. It was an incredibly smart RTS for its time, and also one of the first games of its kind to offer online play. Both of the two playable factions featured different units with very different capabilities, meaning that strength in numbers doesn’t always guarantee victory. It’s difficult, fun and had a great story and cast of characters. It’s now available as freeware so you’ve absolutely no excuse not to play it.
Command and Conquer: Red Alert can be downloaded for free from here.