Download Retro Graphics Games - Best Software & Apps

  • Cuphead

    1

    License
    try Download
    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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Eggnogg

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross swords with your friends in Eggnogg

    7
    70 votes
    • PROS: Charming retro graphics, Simple but rich sword gameplay, Fast-paced action,
    • CONS: Less fun solo,
  • King of Fighters vs. Mortal Kombat

    MUGEN 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Street Fighter inspired MUGEN game

    7
    175 votes
    • PROS: Retro Street Fighter style gameplay and graphics, Lots of characters and levels, Customisation options
    • CONS: Not very original compared to Street Fighter, Not compatible with Windows 7
  • Cave Story

    1.0.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An indie platforming masterpiece

    8
    252 votes
    • PROS: A 2D masterpiece, Engrossing plot, Great retro graphics and sound
    • CONS: Saving should be easier,
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Hide

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A free retro horror game

    7
    104 votes
    • PROS: Atmospheric, Great retro 3D graphics, Good sound
    • CONS: Simple
  • 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
  • Simpsons Arcade

    1.0.0

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    Platform
    iPhone

    Join Homer on his donut crusade

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    • PROS: Superb graphics, Retro arcade soundtrack, Very funny, Lots of bonus levels and mini games
    • CONS: You can only play as Homer, Using the joystick obscures your view a bit
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Violent sequel pumps up the volume

    7
    22 votes
    • PROS: Addictive, Amazing retro graphics and touches, Very challenging
    • CONS: Bigger maps aren't always a good thing, Less cohesive than original game
  • I may die!

    2017

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Free Game for Platform Fans

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    • PROS: Cool retro gaming action, Sharp and colourful graphics,
    • CONS: No multiplayer option, Can get a little repetitive after a while
  • I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The return of one of the hardest platformers ever made

    7
    8 votes
    • PROS: You're under pressure proving your skills , Simple, immediate gameplay, 2D graphics in full retro style , You can get trophies , No installation required
    • CONS: You can't play in full screen , Not suitable for those with no patience, Extremely difficult and nerve-wracking
  • 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
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Violent sequel pumps up the volume

    4
    12 votes
    • PROS: Addictive, Amazing retro graphics and touches, Very challenging
    • CONS: Bigger maps aren't always a good thing, Less cohesive than original game
  • Game of Thrones: The 8 bit game

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro Game of Thrones-inspired platform game

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    No votes yet
    • PROS: Excellent Game of Thrones-inspired platform game, The old-school graphics are well done, Good gameplay
    • CONS: You have to like a good challenge!, Some bugs
  • Run!

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Exciting and competitive running game with retro graphics

    2
    4 votes
    • PROS: Challenging and fun, 3 levels of difficulty for the AI, Simple ccontrols, No installation required, Local multiplayer for up to 4 players
    • CONS: No online multiplayer , Some bugs, Can get frustrating
  • Frogatto

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    2D platform fun with frogs

    8
    16 votes
    • PROS: Cool retro graphics, Lots of different levels and enemies, Plot driven storyline, End of level bosses
    • CONS: Pumping soundtrack soon gets boring, Level editor limited
  • Titan Attacks!

    1.1

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Maddeningly-addictive Space Invaders remake

    7
    20 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
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