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Franchise Founders - The biggest games of the biggest names

Games Radar is looking at games that marked the beginning of an unstoppable franchise. The first batch secured their place in history the moment they first arrived - all they needed was one chance at bat to hit a home run. The second group are games that looked at their past efforts, said "eff that" and shook the franchise to its core, changing it for all time and ensuring its continued place in the world.

Here is the list, see the article for the details:
Pokemon Red and Blue (Game Boy - 1998 - 32 games total)
Resident Evil (PlayStation - 1996 - 16 games total)
The Sims (PC - 2000 - 24 games total)
Super Mario Bros. (NES - 1985 - 11 games, platformers only)
The Legend of Zelda (NES - 1987 - 14 games total)
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC - 1995 - 7 games total)
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Arcade - 1991 - 16 proper games)
Grand Theft Auto III (PlayStation 2 - 2001 - 11 games total)
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC - 2002 - 14 games total)
Metal Gear Solid (Playstation - 1998 - 16 games, not counting remakes)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation - 1997 - 18 games, not counting remakes)
Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation - 1997 - 25 games, not counting remakes)

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