The current generation of hardware is exceptional when it comes to both performance and power. While so many great titles were released lately, it seems that an excellent game is timeless. The best examples of that are the following games that are at least a decade old, but they still have a huge playing base.
Age of Empires II
We are starting with the oldest game on the list since Age of Empires II was released in 1999. While it is not new that it is one of the best RTS games of all times, it might be surprising that it still has 7,000 active players. However, there is a catch with this one since a remastered version was released five years ago. Regardless of that, it is still a game from the last millennium and it is impressive that it has been holding on for this long.
This MMORPG was initially released in 2001 and, although it evolved over the years, we will give it a special pass for the list. Runescape has more than 70,000 active players at the moment, which is nothing short of impressive, especially since some of those people have been playing the game for years. It might be interesting to mention that we are soon expecting a mobile release for Android and iOS.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Rockstar knows how to make games that will last for years, but it seems that it was first with GTA San Andreas when they have taken the game development to the entirely new level. Although initially released in 2004, the game now has 30,000 active players across various platforms, including Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and PC. Even though the franchise has new installments that are more popular, players still gladly come back to San Andreas to have some fun.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The only reason why we included this installment and not ES IV: Oblivion is that this is an older game. Morrowind doesn’t exactly have thousands of active players since the current statistics count about 300, but you need to consider this is a game released in 2002 and, on top of that, it is older than the next two additions to the series.