46) Final Fantasy IX
With Final Fantasy IX Square took a surprising step back from the more realistic approach they’d been pursuing with Final Fantasy VII and VIII and made a game that visually referenced the classic Final Fantasies of the 8 and 16-bit era. The result was a game that holds up far better than its fellow Playstation Final Fantasies. Sure, some folks at the time chafed at the stumpy, intentionally cartoony characters, but they certainly have more personality than anyone in FF VIII and the game’s lush backgrounds remain wondrous to this day.
45) The Walking Dead
Telltale’s The Walking Dead Games took on the challenge of adapting The Walking Dead comic series’ stark black and white art and, for the most part, succeeded with flying colors. Telltale’s visuals may not deliver the most polygons, but they deliver emotions like nothing else out there.
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