Top Retro Games of All Time
We all love stepping into the past from time to time, reliving our most cherished childhood memories or reminiscing about the things that made us angry. Nowhere is this love of our history stronger than in video games.
Whether or not you grew up with a NES and wouldn’t shut up about Mario, or were part of the Master System gang and thought Alex Kidd was brilliant, retro gaming is all the rage. It’s not just old 8-Bit machines these days, though, with many adults having started their gaming life with a PlayStation. Can you believe it?
The term retro is attached to many modern releases, with an idea or mechanic tying them to the past, and there are plenty to choose from. High-score chasing, the kind of which required an arcade machine and a three-letter tag, is now common on consoles, especially with the advent of downloadable titles. Here are the best retro games of all time.
All in all, this is a collection chock full of largely great games and, at its budget price, a must buy for any discerning retro head.
etpac Refuelled makes for a delightful and brief return to a bygone era of video games. And at only 400 Microsoft points it's great value too.
If you've got a DS, and you like your video games to offer a bit of a challenge, AND you don't mind persevering at something, then give this a look.
Magic Ball is definitely worth a look, but not quite up there with the best available on the PSN.
While there are plenty of other retro compilations out there vying for your business, Sega Mega Drive Collection arguably offers the most value for money.
For less than £20 Space Invaders Extreme is worth every penny, whether you're a DS or PSP gamer. The high-score hunting gameplay makes for an incredibly addictive retro gaming experience.
For a 22-year-old game it stands up remarkably well, but it's a shame that a few omissions prevent R-Type Dimensions from being all it could have been.
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is well worth your money. Gamers brought up on the likes of Halo and Call of Duty might struggle to see what's so great here, but that's their loss.
While Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players.
I haven't played anything as engaging and interesting as Pony Island in a long time.