9. Pikmin (2001)
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Pikmin is a strategy game that anyone can get into. Captain Olimar directs Pikmin, tiny beings that aid him in recovering parts of his ship after a comet crash strands him on a strange new planet. The friendly alien creatures and strategic layers made the game a memorable new IP that would go on to become one of Nintendo's flagship franchises, culling a fanbase together even now.