Download Retro Arcade for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Chicken Invaders 3

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    Platform
    Windows

    Wacky Fun in Chicken Invaders 3

    7
    1027 votes
    • PROS: Chicken Invaders 3 is very much one for players who appreciate retro games, The game is the best yet in the Chicken Invaders series
    • CONS: Players who have already experienced the first two titles may find it over-familiar, If you want modern gaming development it is unlikely to appeal to you
  • Shovel Knight

    1.2.3A

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Can you dig it?

    7
    20 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful retro style, Amazing chiptune music, Precision platforming, Great characters and world
    • CONS: Can be frustratingly hard at times
  • Nokia Snake

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Game for Retro Fans

    6
    27 votes
    • PROS: Lots of levels to complete, Ability to create and share new levels
    • CONS: Gets repetitive rather quickly, Not much variation between levels
  • Droid Assault

    1.6

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    Platform
    Windows

    Super cool retro-modern robot shoot 'em up

    9
    7 votes
    • Space Fury

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Retro neon remake of arcade classic shooter.

      5
      5 votes
      • PROS: Variety of enemies, Retro flavored graphics, Simple controls
      • CONS: Very difficult
    • Team Fortress Arcade

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A 2D retro homage to Valve's Team Fortress

      7
      83 votes
      • PROS: Fun homage to the Team Fortress world, Fun gameplay, Four players on one PC!
      • CONS: Controls not configurable, Boss Battles can seem unfair
    • VVVVVV

      Demo 2.0

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      Platform
      Android
      Windows
      iPhone
      Mac

      Retro gaming has never been so good

      8
      120 votes
      • PROS: Simple Controls, Great puzzles, Excellent soundtrack
      • CONS: Hard
    • Galaxy Strike

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Retro-style intergalactic battles

      7
      38 votes
      • C64 Commando Remake

        Demo 0.24

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Retro vertical shoot 'em up

        5
        1 vote
        • PROS: Faithful remake, Playable, simple game, Nostalgia!
        • CONS: Very hard!, Old school graphics not for everyone
      • Absolute Blue

        1.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Massive power-ups in this retro shoot 'em up

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Great presentation, Excellent power ups, Lots of levels
        • CONS: No innovative features
      • Hero Core

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Back to the 80s with this retro shooter

        6
        4 votes
        • PROS: Easy to learn, difficult to master, Great retro soundtrack, Humorous options
        • CONS: Basic graphics not great for everyone
      • Titan Attacks!

        1.1

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        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Maddeningly-addictive Space Invaders remake

        6
        13 votes
        • PROS: Great retro graphics and sound, Fast and furious action, Ridiculously addictive
        • CONS: No limit on ammo makes it a little too easy at times
      • Diamond Caves 3

        1.15

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        Platform
        Windows

        Retro fever: a diamond mine with level editor

        8
        24 votes
        • Lost Ship

          4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Classic shoot 'em up action

          4
          9 votes
          • PROS: Easy to pick up, Relentless action, Retro 90s graphics and sound, Doesn't require installation
          • CONS: Mouse control doesn't feel right, Repetitive gameplay
        • PING PONG!

          1.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Retro table tennis

          4
          5 votes
          • PROS: Very playable, Great music, Fast
          • CONS: No two player instructions, high difficulty level
        • Turret Wars Retro

          1.7.7

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          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Enjoyable and simple shoot-em-up

          7
          14 votes
          • PROS: Good graphics and sound, Easy to play, No complicated rules or strategy to understand
          • CONS: Only a handful of scenarios available in demo, Unlimited ammunition could make things too easy
        • BlockShooter

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Simple and difficult retro shoot 'em up

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Fast gameplay, Easy to pick up
          • CONS: Very hard
        • Fren-ze

          Demo

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          Platform
          Windows

          Insanely hard shoot 'em up

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Cool retro neon graphics, Fast, Vertical or horizontal gameplay
          • CONS: Too hard!
        • Gravitron 2

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          Platform
          Windows

          Brutally hard retro space shooter

          10
          1 vote
          • PROS: Visually cool, Excellent soundtrack
          • CONS: Too hard!
        • Super Laser Racer

          1.0

          License
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          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Top down racing gets a neon-futuristic makeover

          7
          6 votes
          • PROS: Easy to pick up, hard to master, Cool retro style, Track editor
          • CONS: Difficulty levels are unbalanced, No multiplayer
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