Download Retro Style Games - Best Software & Apps

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Shovel Knight

    1.2.3A

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Can you dig it?

    6
    13 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful retro style, Amazing chiptune music, Precision platforming, Great characters and world
    • CONS: Can be frustratingly hard at times
  • Galaxy Strike

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Retro-style intergalactic battles

    5
    22 votes
    • Spelunky

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Web Apps

      A fantastic free platformer

      7
      74 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
    • Stray Cat Crossing

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      Platform
      Windows

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

      10
      2 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

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

      2017

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      Platform
      Windows

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

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      • 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
    • Titan Souls

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      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A single shot at brilliance

      6
      12 votes
      • PROS: Tight controls, Stunning retro style , Great boss designs
      • CONS: Short, It will frustrate unless you are a savant
    • BitWorld

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free retro 2.5D dungeon exploration

      8
      18 votes
      • PROS: Excellent style, Great writing, Good tutorial, 3 character classes
      • CONS: No end, Maps look too similar
    • Dragon Ball Z Devolution

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      License
      free
      Platform
      Web Apps

      Go Retro With Dragon Ball Z Devolution

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      • 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.
    • Redout

      2016

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      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and accurate retro-style racing game

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      • 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
    • Ping pong tenis

      1.42

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      8
      1 vote
      • Blake Stone: Planet Strike

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        Platform
        Windows

        Action-packed retro first-person shooter game

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        • 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
      • Super Laser Racer

        1.0

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        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Top down racing gets a neon-futuristic makeover

        8
        7 votes
        • PROS: Easy to pick up, hard to master, Cool retro style, Track editor
        • CONS: Difficulty levels are unbalanced, No multiplayer
      • Desert Bus

        1.0.4

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        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        First-Person Driving Game for Mobile Phone Users

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        • 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
      • Station Eris

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Combination of platformer and side-scroller in retro graphics style.

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