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As Cassie Benter suggested the wonderful idea of creating a gaming tag called , here is my response to this challenge.

I am going to discuss three classic games that are still very relevant today and playing them will still give you a great amount of enjoyment and satisfaction.

Bear in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive and there are certainly many more classic titles that still hold up to this day, which I will not mention.

Diablo (1996)

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To say that the first Diablo is one of the best games ever would be an understatement. This is a title that can never be forgotten and it will always bring gamers back to the screen.

Set in the fictional Kingdom of Khanduras, located in the world of Sanctuary, the game has the player take control of a lone hero battling to rid the world of the evil lord, Diablo. Beneath the town of Tristram, the player journeys through sixteen dungeon levels, ultimately entering Hell itself in order to face the Lord of Terror.

Diablo created and is still, to this day, one of the best representations of the hack and slash game genre. With three unique character classes (the warrior, the rogue, and the sorcerer), dark atmosphere and plenty of weapons, armor and items, it is certain that this game is not only still worthy of your time, but it also has an extremely high replay value.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991)

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The Monkey Island series are the best quest games ever created and their fascinating atmosphere, humor and absurdity make the series truly unforgettable. The best game in the franchise, in my opinion is Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge and this title remains to be an absolute masterpiece.

The game's story centers on the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood. After defeating ghost pirate LeChuck in The Secret of Monkey Island, little is known of what happened between Guybrush Threepwood and his love interest, the ruthless governor Elaine Marley. This sequel follows Guybrush's attempts to defeat LeChuck once and for all and win Elaine's trust again.

Of course, nothing is as simple as it sounds and Guybrush gets involved in a lengthy quest involving library research, rigged gambling, theft, drinking contests, necromancy, monkeys, spitting, voodoo dolls and finding the mysterious treasure of Big Whoop.

On a different note, LeChuck's Revenge was created by the genius trio of Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman and their involvement in anything is almost a guarantee of greatness. On top of all the success that the game has had so far and the fact that it is considered the greatest point-and-click game of all time, LeChuck's Revenge continues to gain followers and if you are yet to play this title, then you really are missing out!

Total Annihilation (1997)

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I conclude my list with Total Annihilation, a real-time strategy that became an absolute favorite in the late '90s and it continues to have a considerable fanbase up to this day.

The game is set in the far future in the midst of a galactic war, with battles taking place on the surface of planets and moons. The efforts of the player are centered around constructing a defensive base and an offensive force, and conquering opponents, while gathering resources and evaluating the available units and terrain.

Small things such as the fact that on different planets gravity varies, featuring radar that caused enemy units within its radius to appear on the minimap despite being covered by the fog of war and the wide variety of available units (infantry bots, vehicles, ships, hovercraft, aircraft, stationary long range weapons, the Core Krogoth) made Total Annihilation legendary. I should have made it clear that it is hardly a surprise that the game has won numerous awards and remains popular to this day.

How about you? Which games do you think have aged well and are still worth playing in 2015? Share your views in the comment section below and thank you for reading!

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