Download Retro Style - Best Software & Apps

  • Realm of the Mad God

    122.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro RPG action mash-up!

    8
    307 votes
    • PROS: Original, Easy to get into, Action packed, Great retro style
    • CONS: Some slowdown when lots of players are together
  • King of Fighters vs. Mortal Kombat

    MUGEN 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Street Fighter inspired MUGEN game

    7
    318 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
  • Cart Life

    1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro style retail simulation game

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

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Web Apps

    A fantastic free platformer

    8
    75 votes
    • PROS: Lots to explore, Variety of enemies and objects to fin, Retro style and sound
    • CONS: Controls could be be better implemented, Level editor is awkward
  • Warm Up!

    5.20

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fun and retro-style racing game for personal computers

    7
    55 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
  • Shovel Knight

    1.2.3A

    License
    buy Download
    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
  • Stray Cat Crossing

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The story of a girl, a house, and a brilliant scarf

    9
    5 votes
    • PROS: There is a free demo to see if you like it, Will run on pretty much any computer, Great retro style, Eerie presentation, visuals, sound, and story, Good puzzles, 2 hour length is about perfect for the story
    • CONS: Longer puzzles can be monotonous..., as is the long walk back and forth between rooms, Low resolution may upset some , Controls are pretty bad, particularly for chase sections
  • Brain It On! - Physics Puzzles

    1.2.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Game for Puzzle Lovers

    8
    1 vote
    • PROS: 40 different levels to complete, Retro gaming style
    • CONS: Graphics are rather basic, Can be very difficult
  • Guardians of Ember

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Combine hack 'n' slash action and MMO depth in Guardians of Ember

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Appealing action-RPG style monster-slaying gameplay, Retro-influenced art style and presentation
    • CONS: Complex character system provides relatively limited options, Neither truly an action RPG nor an MMO
  • I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The return of one of the hardest platformers ever made

    7
    37 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
  • Final Fight 2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Street Fighter style retro brawling game

    8
    4 votes
    • PROS: Lots of combos, Action packed, Retro arcade style
    • CONS: Too many ads , No way to upgrade characters, Not many levels
  • Titan Souls

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A single shot at brilliance

    7
    37 votes
    • PROS: Tight controls, Stunning retro style , Great boss designs
    • CONS: Short, It will frustrate unless you are a savant
  • Galaxy Strike

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro-style intergalactic battles

    7
    36 votes
    • Dragon Ball Z Devolution

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      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps

      Go Retro With Dragon Ball Z Devolution

      10
      1 vote
      • PROS: Visual style will appeal to retrogaming fans., Captures the spirit of Dragonball Z.
      • CONS: May be too simple for some gamers., Not everyone will appreciate the pixelated art style.
    • Ping pong tenis

      1.42

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      8
      1 vote
      • The Journey Down: Chapter One

        Retro 1.01

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Retro style point and click adventure game

        4
        5 votes
        • PROS: Retro feel, Quirky writing, Interesting story, Great soundtrack
        • CONS: Very low resolution, Gameplay can be slow
      • Blake Stone: Planet Strike

        varies-with-device

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Action-packed retro first-person shooter game

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Immersive Wolfenstein-style graphics, Numerous puzzles add an extra level of strategy to Blake Stone: Planet Strike
        • CONS: The graphics could feel a bit elementary so some, Many of the same weapons and demons have been taken from previous versions
      • BitWorld

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Free retro 2.5D dungeon exploration

        8
        22 votes
        • PROS: Excellent style, Great writing, Good tutorial, 3 character classes
        • CONS: No end, Maps look too similar
      • The Interstate '76 Arsenal

        varies-with-device

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Retro Style Game for Racing Fans

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Lots of creative missions to complete, Cool multiplayer option
        • CONS: Storyline needs developing, Game is rather short
      • Super Laser Racer

        1.0

        License
        buy Download
        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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      3MUGEN 1.03186.98427672955975Windows
      4376.6324324324324335Windows, Mac
      55.20556.625454545454544Windows