7. Final Fantasy
This was a game that started a revolution, and was the beginning of one of the best-known video game series of all time. But some may be shocked to hear that Square (known as Square Enix nowadays) had expected Final Fantasy to be the company’s last game in 1987, before designer Hironobu Sakaguchi’s magnum opus turned out to be a tremendous success.
This was due to Final Fantasy’s great role-playing gameplay, interesting fantasy world and focus on levelling up characters and acquiring new gear, plus the party-based combat sure was revolutionary at the time. Of course, the game looks dated by today’s standards and the gameplay is simplistic when compared to that of later entries (even if the more modern re-releases have improved matters in this regard), but this is still a landmark title that deserves its place in gaming history.