Download Retro Style - Best Software & Apps

  • King of Fighters vs. Mortal Kombat

    MUGEN 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Street Fighter inspired MUGEN game

    7
    324 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
    31 votes
    • PROS: Original concept, Excellent retro graphics, Fun synth soundtrack
    • CONS: Gameplay is a bit slow, Very fast moving - hard to make a profit!
  • Guardians of Ember

    2017

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    3
    3 votes
    • 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
  • Realm of the Mad God

    122.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro RPG action mash-up!

    8
    313 votes
    • PROS: Original, Easy to get into, Action packed, Great retro style
    • CONS: Some slowdown when lots of players are together
  • Galaxy Strike

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro-style intergalactic battles

    7
    40 votes
    • I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden

      1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The return of one of the hardest platformers ever made

      7
      38 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
    • 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
    • Spelunky

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A fantastic free platformer

      8
      78 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
    • Dragon Ball Z Devolution

      varies-with-device

      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps

      Go Retro With Dragon Ball Z Devolution

      10
      3 votes
      • 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.
    • Warm Up!

      5.20

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fun and retro-style racing game for personal computers

      7
      56 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
    • Stray Cat Crossing

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      9
      6 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
    • Glitch

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone

      A free game for windows

      -
      No votes yet
      • Hellbound: Survival Mode

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free retro first person shooter game, 90's style

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Lots of great configuration options., Sophisticated leadership board, that increases play-ability.
        • CONS: Large drop in optimisation in wave 10., Limited number of guns - only 5.
      • Redout

        2016

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Fast and accurate retro-style racing game

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Excellent aesthetics within an immersive and realistic VR environment, This game has already been nominated for numerous software awards
        • CONS: Some users have noted that the game does not work will with Oculus Rift, The platform can be very difficult in terms of vehicular controls
      • Titan Souls

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        A single shot at brilliance

        7
        36 votes
        • PROS: Tight controls, Stunning retro style , Great boss designs
        • CONS: Short, It will frustrate unless you are a savant
      • Ping pong tenis

        1.42

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        1 vote
        • Desert Bus

          1.0.4

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          First-Person Driving Game for Mobile Phone Users

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: This game offers a unique retro style that appeals to many users, As it is quite simply in design, not much memory will be required
          • CONS: Not nearly as realistic as most modern smartphone games, The last software update took place in 2013
        • Death's Gambit

          Varies with device

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Two-Dimensional Side-Scrolling Action/Adventure Game

          0
          1 vote
          • PROS: Death's Gambit is a great choice for those who are fans of retro-style gaming., A relatively small amount of free hard drive memory is required.
          • CONS: Death's Gambit might not be as graphically rich as other role-playing games., Full audio support is not offered within its interface.
        • 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
        • Brain It On! - Physics Puzzles

          1.6.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Free Game for Puzzle Lovers

          9
          3 votes
          • PROS: 40 different levels to complete, Retro gaming style
          • CONS: Graphics are rather basic, Can be very difficult
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