Video Gaming Then and Now in images. We’ve come really far

Bradley Wint
By: - 24th Feb 2014
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With the exponential growth in computing power, video games are no longer in 2D, in 16-bit or even black and white. Now we have graphic intensive games that consider thousands of variables to bring an experience that is closer and closer to reality. One can argue though that even with such a leap over the last 10-25 years, sometimes the simpler and older games still outclass today’s equivalents in terms of overall ‘fun’.

Here are some screen shots comparing games from their inception and their modern day equivalents. Enjoy!

Grand Theft Auto

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Grand Theft Auto (1997)

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

Doom

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Doom (1993)

Doom 3 (2004)

Doom 3 (2004)

Mario

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Mario Party 9

Mario Party 9

StarCraft

StarCraft (1998)

StarCraft (1998)

StarCraft 2

StarCraft II (2010)

Wolfenstein

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Castle Wolfenstein (1981)

Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)

Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014)

Pokemon

Pokemon Red (1996)

Pokemon Red (1996)

Pokemon X (2013)

Pokemon X (2013)

Need For Speed

The Need For Speed (1994)

The Need For Speed (1994)

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Need For Speed: Rivals (2013)

The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994)

The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994)

The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)

The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)

The Sims

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The Sims (2000)

The Sims 4 (2014)

The Sims 4 (2014)

The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda (1987)

The Legend of Zelda (1987)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)

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