Download Retro Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Ravenfield

    0.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Free and action-packed first-person shooter game for PC users

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    • PROS: Ravenfield offers an immense battlefield with plenty of enemies to encounter., Classic 16-bit graphics will appeal to many fans of retro gaming.
    • CONS: The free version is likely to have a certain amount of performance issues., Access to advanced options and enhanced gameplay will require a purchase.
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free retro cartoon horror game

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Detailed and engaging storyline, Completely original concept
    • CONS: No real innovations, Lacks horror
  • Cuphead

    1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Run through a retro world in Cuphead

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    • PROS: Classic yet modern cartoon graphics, Many exciting boss fights
    • CONS: Steep learning curve, Bizarre premise
  • Crazy Taxi

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Drive like you've lost it in Crazy Taxi

    7
    2294 votes
    • PROS: Fun, fast-paced driving gameplay in short bursts , High replay value
    • CONS: Dated and simplistic graphics, Some ports lack great original soundtrack
  • DOSBox

    0.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Run MS-DOS classics without hassle

    6
    281 votes
    • PROS: Lots of games available, Can run any DOS application
    • CONS: Need to be familiar with DOS
  • Friday the 13th The Game

    1.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Horror gaming with a retro feel

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    • PROS: Play as counsellors or Jason, Vintage visuals
    • CONS: Not for Mac, Small roaming space
  • AirStrike 3D

    Operation W.A.T 1.68

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    Platform
    Windows

    Helicopter Action in AirStrike 3D

    8
    391 votes
    • PROS: Heavy on action, Retro feel will appeal to fans of the classics
    • CONS: Gameplay lacks strategic element, Deliberate retro feel may seem dated.
  • I Wanna Be The Guy

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Toughest game ever?

    7
    269 votes
    • PROS: Retro graphics, Fun and original idea, Really challenging
    • CONS: Gets tiring!, It may be the point, but this is crazily hard
  • Space War  Retro Shooter

    1.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free game for android

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    • RETRY

      1.5.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Retro tap-to-fly fun from the makers of Angry Birds

      5
      2 votes
      • PROS: Insanely addictive gameplay, Beautiful 8-bit graphics, Fun music, Lots of achievements to unlock
      • CONS: No online leaderboards
    • Spelunky

      1.0

      License
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      Platform
      Windows

      Become an archeologist in the retro platform game

      6
      30 votes
      • PROS: Graphics much better than the 2009 version, Up to 4 players on the same computer, Infinite life, Perfect playability
      • CONS: Very difficult for inexperienced players, No online multiplayer mode
    • Realm of the Mad God

      122.3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Retro RPG action mash-up!

      7
      190 votes
      • PROS: Original, Easy to get into, Action packed, Great retro style
      • CONS: Some slowdown when lots of players are together
    • Cart Life

      1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Retro style retail simulation game

      6
      33 votes
      • PROS: Original concept, Excellent retro graphics, Fun synth soundtrack
      • CONS: Gameplay is a bit slow, Very fast moving - hard to make a profit!
    • Hack RUN

      2.1

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      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Mac

      Retro amateur hacking game

      5
      2 votes
      • PROS: Original concept, Teaches you a bit of DOS and UNIX, Absorbing
      • CONS: Some bad language, Puzzles can be very hard, Hard to resume later if you don't take notes
    • Contra: Evolution

      1.3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      A Free Mobile Games app for Android

      7
      11 votes
      • Fallout 2

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        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Explore the wasteland in Fallout 2

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        • PROS: Retro-future aesthetic, Varied choices
        • CONS: Poor companion AI, Dated graphics
      • Rayman 2: The Great Escape

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        Platform
        Windows

        Fun and nostalgic retro platform game for windows

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        • PROS: Great platforming game play, Advanced level design
        • CONS: Dated graphics, Easier to control with game pad
      • Warm Up!

        5.20

        License
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        Platform
        Windows

        Fun and retro-style racing game for personal computers

        8
        3 votes
        • PROS: Excellent graphics and audio effects for a game of its time, There are numerous upgrades and vehicles to choose from throughout the game
        • CONS: It is not possible to choose modern cars or current racing personalities, A file size of 623 megabytes could slow down some operating systems
      • Team Fortress Arcade

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A 2D retro homage to Valve's Team Fortress

        7
        74 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

        License
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        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        Mac

        Retro gaming has never been so good

        8
        100 votes
        • PROS: Simple Controls, Great puzzles, Excellent soundtrack
        • CONS: Hard
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