The Game Guy
Where would video games be without humans’ competitive nature? Single player games like Mass Effect, Assassins Creed and Farmville may remain popular, but one could argue that competitive video games account for the majority of the industry’s success. With head-to-head, team-based games like Call of Duty, Starcraft and Halo throwing up gargantuan sales numbers it would be difficult to argue otherwise. These days, competent multiplayer modes can make or break new titles.
So, in honor of our incessant need for superiority, here is my list of the greatest 1-on-1 competitive video games. Some of them take meticulous planning, others require pinpoint accuracy and precision, but all require countless hours of practice to achieve mastery. Two gamers enter, one leaves….