11. Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
Is there any question that the King belongs here? Duke Nukem 3D offered the thrill of taking down alien enemies with ridiculously over-powered weapons like Duke's Hulk Hogan-esque Mighty Boot. A first-person shooter it was, but its raison d'etre (we used a French word, wanna fight about it?) was its stunning ability to flaunt all of the rules of interactive entertainment. Sure paying strippers and cursing out enemies, "I'll rip your head off and shit down your neck!" may seem tame by today's standards, but in 1996 this was the pre-pubescent equivalent to discovering Internet porn.