Although we almost always hear about great productions, such as FIFA, Fortnite, God of War or Call of Duty, to name a few titles, on the market we can find an infinity of games, more or less large, born in different countries of the world. Spain, for example, has a long and interesting history in the world of video game development, as well as currently having large studios that, although they are not Microsoft, Activision or Epic, have given life to large productions that, if You are passionate about video games, you must play yes or yes.
In Spain, it is estimated that the video game industry directly employs more than 9,000 people, not counting all those who work independently for external studios in the United States or Japan. And it is that, although it is not in the best of its moments, due to the lack of aid and support from the State, great works have been created in our country that have gone down in history like the ones we are going to see next. continuation.
Undoubtedly, one of the most representative game sagas of our country. These games, developed by the Spanish Pyro Studiosare tactical in real time, and put us in the shoes of a group of military commandos in World War II (a very recurring theme in the world of video games, as we will know) with which we must infiltrate Nazi fortresses.
The first title of the saga, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, was released in 1998 and soon achieved great success among all the players of the time. A year later came the first sequel, Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Dutywhich had only 8 missions, but a much higher difficulty.
It wasn’t until two years later, in 2001, when the second part arrived, Commandos 2: Men Of Courage, with a new 3D engine and more inspiration from war movies of the time. Again, two years later, came Commandos 3: Destination Berlinbeing the first to use a true 3D environment.
The last game in the saga, Commandos: Strike Forcearrived in 2006 and changed the tactical strategy for a shooter, marking the death of the saga.
Castlevania Lord of Shadow 1 / 2
The Castlevania saga is well known to most players. These games put us in the shoes of the Belmonts in their quest to defeat evil incarnated in Dracula. The first of the games in the saga dates back to 1986, and the franchise has always belonged to Konami. However, two of the best games in the series have been developed in Spain, both of which have been in 3D.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow came to PC in 2013 at the hands of MercurySteam, San Sebastián de los Reyes-based developer who has also been involved in the development of other great games such as Metroid: Samus Returns and Metroid Dread for 3DS and Switch respectively.
Given the success of this first 3D Castlevania game, a year later came Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, a direct sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Since 2014, the Castlevania saga has been abandoned.
This game has been developed by the independent Spanish studio Nomada Studio, with the support of the well-known production company Devolver Digital. A simple title, winner of several awards, whose story revolves around a young woman named Gris, who has lost her voice and must pass a series of tests and face all kinds of threats in order to face her fears and achieve success. recover the light of the world.
FX Football / Football Club Simulator
Undoubtedly, one of the best football management games. It was developed by the Spanish FX Interactive and allows us to take control of a soccer club so that we can manage it completely to try to take our team to the top.
The first editions of this game were FX Soccer, FX Soccer 2.0 and FX Soccer 2015. After them, Football Club Simulator was born, which has been maintained since its first version, in 2017, until the latest version of this simulator released in 2021.
Rime is a game developed by Tequila Works, a Spanish indie developer that currently has more than 90 workers. In this game we play a young man who must escape from an island and a curse. The game consists of solving puzzles in a simple open world map so that we can move forward. The soundtrack and the day and night cycles are two of the best aspects of this title.