- Debut: 1993
While it was not the greatest game ever invented, Virtua Fighter deserves some recognition. Without this game, the gaming world would never be the same. While it was released in 1993, it did several amazing “firsts” never before seen in arcade fighting games. It was the very first completely 3D fighting game ever made. The team at SEGA actually worked with a smaller aircraft tech company on aerospace simulation technology for the game. That company went on to become Lockheed Martin, we’re totally serious. Due to the amazing work of the polygon-based game, Sony was inspired to create the first PlayStation console to focus on these newer 3D games. Weirdly, SEGA was not focusing on these 3D games for their Saturn console so Sony found their niche and went with it.