Video games are a young medium, all things considered. But while games don’t have quite the long history of their visual siblings like film and television, they do enjoy some four-plus decades of commercial success dating back to the rise of the arcade classics like Pong.
So with no small dosage of nostalgia we’re remembering those games that celebrate major milestones this year: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and yes, even 40 years. And while there are more games that meet the criteria than we can include – Mario Party, Burnout Paradise, and Grim Fandango to name just a few – there are some real gems included below that deserve a little recognition on their big anniversaries. So, without further ado, here are our picks for 25 game anniversaries you’re going to want to remember in 2018!