- Debut: 1995
Namco’s Time Crisis games have become cult classics on consoles today, but the original technically became a hit in the arcade first. The original Time Crisis was just a first-person “shoot’em up.” These games tend to have no real rhyme or reason to shoot, but you must do a lot of that in order to progress in the game. Obviously, the arcades supplied arcade guns as controls. The original game became a hit on this method, but later games put some emphasis on the story seeing as they were then on consoles. Time Crisis was revolutionary compared to other light shooters, as you could duck or dodge attacks and reload your character’s weapon. They also introduced clock challenges with their battles, making you complete levels in a specific period of time.