Download Classic 2 D Games - Best Software & Apps

  • M.U.G.E.N

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own 2D fighting games

    7
    1659 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to create classic cartoon style fighting characters, Includes one demo game to test
    • CONS: Not suitable for those unfamiliar with DOS
  • METAL SLUG

    1.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Revisit an action classic in Metal Slug

    9
    4 votes
    • PROS: Charming hyper-violent graphics, Fast-paced intense action gameplay
    • CONS: Touch controls feel a little sluggish, Graphics although charming are a little dated
  • Sonic Mania

    1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Classic Sonic is Back in Sonic Mania

    9
    412 votes
    • PROS: A brilliant call-back classic 2D Sonic, Unafraid to add a few tweaks to the familiar formula
    • CONS: Players more familiar with the recent 3D titles may not find themselves at home, Anybody who wants a note-for-note remake of 90s Sonic should probably stick to the originals
  • Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter 5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The classic 2D fighter is more alive than ever

    8
    254 votes
    • PROS: Gameplay remains flawless, Both graphics and sound still amaze, The concept is excellent always online
    • CONS: Patches and server updates are needed NOW, Capcom's weird DLC policies
  • Mortal Kombat Project

    Beta 4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The 2D fighting game classic returns in this free version

    8
    816 votes
    • Sonic Runners

      1.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Pull on your super-sonic sneakers

      8
      34 votes
      • PROS: Sonic perfectly blended with endless, Great 2D look , Responsive action
      • CONS: Story slows the pace, Lives slow the pace, Constant connection loads and ads slow the pace
    • Sonic 2 HD

      Alpha 2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A REMAKE OF A CLASSIC PLATFORMER MADE FOR MODERN EYES

      8
      555 votes
      • PROS: Improved graphics Some other tweaks Fast-paced gameplay
      • CONS: No gameplay changes compared to the original
    • WinBoard

      4.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A classic 2D chess game with support for online games

      8
      65 votes
      • PROS: Different playing modes, including online and email games, Customizable board
      • CONS: Simple graphics
    • Fight of Gods

      2017

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Mythological Battles in Fight of Gods

      7
      9 votes
      • PROS: Impressive range of characters., Classic beat 'em up gameplay.
      • CONS: Similar to many other games in the genre., May be seen as religiously insensitive to certain players.
    • Hollow Knight

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Classical and Engaging 2D Action-Adventure Game

      7
      1 vote
      • PROS: The level of detail associated with Hollow Knight is amazing, Players can develop their own unique strategies along the way
      • CONS: Access to all of the features of this game will require a purchase, Older operating systems will have trouble dealing with these HD graphics
    • Minecraft 2D

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      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps

      Enjoy this 2D version of classic Minecraft.

      10
      1 vote
      • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

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        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        8-bit style Gothic platforming game

        8
        2 votes
        • PROS: Solid gameplay, Slight graphical upgrades
        • CONS: Short, Repetitive level design
      • Sonic Runner for Windows 10

        1.0.0.3

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Classic Sonic comes to Windows 8

        7
        7 votes
        • PROS: Simple graphics, Simple Controls, Fun for occasional gamers
        • CONS: Repetitive, Little variety in the games, Not very difficult
      • Flinthook

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Full Game for Platform Fans

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Regular fresh challenges to complete, Cool and catchy soundtrack
        • CONS: The learning curve is rather steep, Progression is bit predictable
      • Postal: Classic And Uncut

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        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A very violent game to rival the early GTA games

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: The game includes the special delivery expansion pack, Take up the role of a sociopath and experience a week in his life
        • CONS: The controls can be a little slow and may lag now and again, The keyboard keys controls are difficult to use at times especially when turning left
      • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

        2016

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Beat up your friends in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Complex rewarding gameplay, Eye-catching character designs
        • CONS: Small character roster, Community mostly plays newer BlazBlue games
      • MiniDoom II

        1.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Doom Goes Platforming in MiniDoom II

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Carries a genuine retro-90s feel., Celebrates the beloved Doom series.
        • CONS: Abandons the series' familiar first person shooter gameplay., The retro graphics may be too simple for some.
      • Storm in a Teacup

        varies-with-device

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac
        iPhone

        A Classic, Puzzle-Based 2D Platform Game

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        No votes yet
        • PROS: Easy to pick up and play, Core platform mechanics are fun, Less frustrating than many platformers, Includes various puzzle elements
        • CONS: May not be challenging enough for some, Story is not the most engaging, Gameplay can become fairly repetitive, Poor quality graphics on larger screens
      • Parmen

        2.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Play 2D or 3D chess

        7
        15 votes
        • Hydorah

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Excellent 2D shoot 'em up tribute

          9
          18 votes
          • PROS: Classic 2D action, Genuinely challenging, Many power ups, Lots of levels
          • CONS: No save game, Only one difficulty level
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