Getting ready for a blast from the past! We’re going to look at the best retro games of all time!
It’s true; the best retro games… That list could be huge!
It was hard to choose the best games from our childhoods, the best ones that summed up our favourite consoles and made us happy.
A lot of consoles have been called Goliaths in gaming history. There is a Mega Drive, an Xbox, an N64, and a PlayStation 1. They are all consoles that have been big in the past. When did you first see a NES or a PS2? Do you remember where you were?
Well, it took a long time and a lot of work to get all the games in the world down to 20 of the best.
In some places, some people said it was impossible. But we love a good challenge!
Check out our list of the best retro games ever made.
Metroid Prime Trilogy (2002 – 2015)
The epic Metroid Prime Trilogy is number 20 on this list of the best retro games of all time.
There are a lot of 3-4-1 items on this list, but that’s what you call value for money, right?
You know what the truth is? I can’t decide which of these Metroid Prime games should be on this list. The legend of Samus Aran is something we can all agree on. He is also a very important person in Nintendo’s history.
A 3D game was a surprise to us, and all of their games are great.
It has two GameCube games called Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime: Echoes, and one for the Wii called Metroid Prime: Corruption. For those who don’t know, this is a three-game series.
Samus is the most badass bounty hunter in the galaxy, and she’s a big hit at almost every game show in the world. In these FPS games, players fight some of the weirdest enemies you’ve ever seen on TV. They go through beautiful worlds and fight against some of the weirdest enemies you’ve ever seen.
Players only see Samus’ arm cannon as she skulks through dark passages and sneaks into places that are well-guarded. This is how FPS games work.
The spin attack from Smash Bros. is one of the best power-ups that Samus has. You can also get gun powerups. If you like RPGs, then you’ll love collecting all of them.
Listen, I think Samus is as good as Link and Mario. I think she’s one of the best video game characters of all time. She’s also a real retro icon.
Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Donkey Kong Country comes next. This list is already full of big names, and we’ve only played two games.
A lot of people already know that Mr. Miyamoto didn’t like Donkey Kong Country very much. In this game, the graphics were pre-rendered. He didn’t like them very much and didn’t care who found out about it.
That doesn’t mean that this isn’t a great SNES game. I think it’s one of the best retro games still around today.
This game sold more than a million copies during its life. It’s clear that the general public agrees with me and not Shigeru. In the meantime, we’re all waiting for the new Donkey Kong game to come out. DKC is a great game to keep us busy while we wait.
The two of you can work together to take down King K.Rool and his army of Kremlins together. You can ride on Rambi the Rhino or watch two simian superstars ride on a mine cart and speed across dangerous tracks.
In this game, you have to get bananas, kick crocs, and get the golden KONG letters on each level.
King K. Rool doesn’t get a lot of attention in the news, but he’s one of the best bad guys of all time. Anyone who only wants to steal bananas from a monkey is a bad person, right?
There are two of the best apes in the world in this game. If you’re a young gamer who came to the DK gang on Smash Bros Ultimate, you should definitely check out this game. If anything, it’s the game that led us to the DK rap.
Think about a world without that!
Gran Turismo (1997)
This is a list of the best retro games of all time, and Gran Turismo is number 18!
The PS1 had a lot of great racing games during its time, but Gran Turismo may have been the most important. It led to a long-running series that still has a lot of fans today. It also set the stage for a formula that would be used by pretty much every game developer on every console.
When the first GT games came out, they had a lot of great cars and a lot of great-looking tracks. They could be called the “grandfather” of all driving games.
Nothing was better than getting behind the wheel of a brand-name car and racing against your friends…
… In the end, I think it is the “real driving simulator.”
For people who like to drive, the arcade mode is a good place to get a quick thrill and let off steam while you’re on the road. As far as Gran Turismo goes, the best thing about it is when you can drive in a simulator.
In GT, becoming a professional racer will be right up your alley if you like games where you move up the ranks and get better. The first thing you do is buy a used car. Then you race to earn money and buy new cars.
To move from a Honda Prelude to a nice Dodge Viper, how many games can you play with the same car?
Grasstracks is a winner every day. What’s wrong with you if you’ve never played it?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the 17th best retro game of all time. Because it’s so good, we still haven’t seen Elder Scrolls VI until 2021!
In truth, Skyrim hasn’t left my PS3 very often. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it because it’s like a much more brutal version of the Zelda games.
Well, it’s a lot like Breath of the Wild, but it came out six years before that. It looks like Bethesda was the one who was there first.
This open-world game is one of the best-made games on the PlayStation 3. It’s one of the best fantasy games ever made for a video game console. You’ll fight dragons and cast spells as you explore ruins and huge mountain ranges with a sword in your hand.
I still can’t believe that this game was made for the PS3. Take a look at the picture above! These graphics are amazing and look like they should be on a console from the future, like the Xbox One. The best PS5 games might not be easy to find, but this could be a good idea.
During this epic story, who is the unknown star? Dragonborn, one of the best-named characters, just beat Keith Courage. So, gamers play as Dragonborn.
There are a lot of people who love Keith
In this game, you are the only one who can take down a huge dragon. There are so many side missions and quests to do that you’ll keep playing long after the main story is over.
Tasks can be done in any order. Skyrim has an advantage over BOTW because the world doesn’t go back to normal after the last boss is killed. It also makes all of the NPC speech because there are just too many different things that could happen.
Final Fantasy IX (2000 – 2019)
On this list, I’m sure some of you were wondering when Final Fantasy IX would be on it. For one very good reason, this game has been rebooted and remade more than many of the other games in our list of games.
… It’s one of the best retro games ever. That should have been obvious at the very first glance!
Do you see one of the best PS1 RPGs ever made by Sony? They say it’s the ninth official FF title. It has a storyline that would have made Tolkien very happy.
It is not the Titaness who became Mother Earth in Greek mythology that the gamers join. This is a fantasy world that is in the middle of a terrible war. It has bandits, princesses, and an assassination that could lead to an era of peace.
The reason why I like Final Fantasy IX the most is because it is the best game. As you can see, it is an old-school RPG with a modern feel to it.
That means that it’s a turn-based game with organic gameplay, and it doesn’t try to be like the other three RPG games by adding extra features.
It should also be clear that IX is the best-ranked game in the history of the series. You can see why it has had so many changes.
It doesn’t matter whether you bought this game on the PS3, the Vita, or other modern consoles. You’ve helped make it one of the best games ever.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
People were obsessed with cutting-edge 3D technology back then, so Konami made a macabre game that people still love today. Director Toru Hagihara and the rest of his team, which included future Castlevania series lead Koji Igarashi, did not bow to public pressure and kept going with the same side-on formula that had worked so well for the series in its 8 and 16-bit days. There was a big difference here. Instead of just going through linear levels, the player (Alucard) was dropped into a huge non-linear castle that had a lot of secrets inside its huge inverted walls. It was so popular that many later handheld Castlevania games used the same format and the term Metroidvania came into use because of this game.
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
We could have added a lot of great racing games to this list, but Sumo Digital’s riotously colourful arcade racer is the one that we keep coming back to again and again. Sumo’s port of OutRun 2 SP, which was itself an expansion for the 2003 smash hit OutRun 2, is great no matter what system you play it on. In addition to perfectly capturing the 30 stages from both games, Coast 2 Coast has its own main mode called “Coast 2 Coast.” This mode has a tonne of challenges that range from outrunning other racers to drifting as stylishly as possible. It’s not only one of the best arcade racers out there, but it also shows how a game can change and become better than its predecessor. Bring it back! Sega, bring it back for the newer consoles.