Top 10 Best Blizzard Games, Ranked Best to Worst
It doesn't get bigger than Blizzard.
Blizzard Entertainment is one of the most successful, most recognizable names in the gaming industry. There probably isn’t a single gamer alive who hasn’t enjoyed, or at the very least heard of seminal franchises Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo. These are virtual universes that have been with us for decades, inspiring the imagination with the expansive mythologies of their various worlds, rousing deep emotions with tales of heroism and sacrifice, and challenging our minds, reflexes, and mouse-clicking prowess with thrilling, innovative gameplay.
Indeed, it can be said that many of Blizzard’s earliest games defined the genres that have now become part and parcel of the gaming experience. And with their recent releases, they continue to demonstrate their mastery of achieving the balance between quality and accessibility. These are games that everybody can, and will, enjoy – as proven by the ridiculously huge subscription numbers for the biggest MMORPG in the world, World of Warcraft.
Everyone has a favorite Blizzard game; but here is our list of the top 10 Blizzard games, ranked best to worst.
1. World of Warcraft
Ugly vs. ugly
In the realm of MMORPGs, World of Warcraft is a titan among lesser beings. If you can’t believe that, then believe the subscription numbers, which at one point peaked at over 12 million. That’s one heck of a lot of mouse-clicking!
The game follows the events of WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne. The major races of Azeroth have divided into two distinct factions, who just so happen to hate each others' guts. They are the Alliance, consisting of Humans, Dwarves, Night Elves, and Gnomes; and the Horde, comprised of Orcs, Trolls, Tauren, and the Undead Forsaken. Players choose a faction, a race, and then customize their own character, from their appearance to their class.
It's an owl... it's a bear... it's an owlbear!
Players level up their character by murdering monsters, and going on quests - which range from Arthurian-style epics to chores about as exciting as doing your laundry. The boring quests aside, the game also supports PvP, raids, faction conflicts, and a host of other activities that ensure you'll never want to leave Azeroth. Ever. And every once in a while, Blizzard introduces new gameplay twists, such as the time Azeroth was ravaged by a contagious disease. Its solid, varied, and ever-evolving gameplay, stunning world, and strong social element are the reasons why World of Warcraft has become the benchmark for all MMORPGs.
Grossing revenue of over 10 billion dollars has made Blizzard a figure of envy in the industry, not to mention it has also opened doors of opportunity for the company. We’re going to have a cinematic adaptation of Warcraft in 2016 – would this have been possible without World of Warcraft’s success? Doubtful. For these reasons, it is our top pick for our list of best Blizzard games ever.
Our rating – 5/5