Download Retro Arcade for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Chicken Invaders 3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wacky Fun in Chicken Invaders 3

    7
    1031 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
  • VVVVVV

    Demo 2.0

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Retro gaming has never been so good

    8
    123 votes
    • PROS: Simple Controls, Great puzzles, Excellent soundtrack
    • CONS: Hard
  • 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
  • Team Fortress Arcade

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A 2D retro homage to Valve's Team Fortress

    7
    85 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
  • Galaxy Strike

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro-style intergalactic battles

    7
    38 votes
    • Super Bomberman R

      1.0

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      Platform
      Windows

      Cool Game for Retro Fans

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Fast paced blasting fun, Exciting multiplayer mode
      • CONS: Background music is rather repetitive, Difficult to keep track of the action at times
    • 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
    • Diamond Caves 3

      1.15

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      Platform
      Windows

      Retro fever: a diamond mine with level editor

      8
      24 votes
      • Golden Axe Myths

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Retro fantasy hack and slash 'em up

        7
        24 votes
        • PROS: Classic gameplay, Two player mode, Four characters to choose
        • CONS: Gameplay can be repetitive, Occasional crashes
      • Ping pong tenis

        1.42

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Super old retro style "Ping pong", text mode tennis PC game.

        8
        1 vote
        • 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
        • 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
        • Delver

          1.0

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          Platform
          Windows
          Android

          Retro inspired indie dungeon crawler

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          No votes yet
          • PROS: Fun graphics, Decent gameplay
          • CONS: General bugs, Lack of content
        • 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
        • Titan Attacks!

          1.1

          License
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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
        • Kung Fu

          2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A brutal slice of retro gaming

          6
          17 votes
          • PROS: Fast paced action, Good variety of enemies, Excellent 8-bit sound
          • CONS: No easy mode
        • 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
        • 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
        • Super Space Rogues

          1.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A retro space trading/shoot 'em up game

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: Fun and easy to play, Combines combat with some strategy, Great background music
          • CONS: No save!
        • Turret Wars Retro

          1.7.7

          License
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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
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