• May 20, 2017

Top 10 Video Game Franchises That Changed Genres

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CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Hmmm, something feels…different here. These are the franchises that took a hard pivot and decided to change the direction of their IP, shifting from action to horror, strategy to fighter, adventure game to action and sometimes (just sometimes) back again. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Franchises That Changed Genres.

00:45 #10. “Baldur’s Gate” series (1998-2004)
01:32 #9. “Resident Evil” series (1996)
02:24 #8. “Police Quest” series a.k.a “SWAT” series (1987-2008)
03:21 #7. “Dynasty Warriors” series (1997)
04:07 #6. “Metroid” series (1987)
04:51 #5. “Castlevania” series (1986)
05:40 #4. “Sim” series (1989)
06:24 #3, #2 & #1: ????

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