10 Video Games We Loved as Kids but Are Now Forgotten

10 Video Games We Loved as Kids but Are Now Forgotten

The best part about growing older is having more time and money to play video games. But, unfortunately, as we discover new modern classics, we lose touch with games from our childhood. So what are some of the best video games we loved as kids that we’ve since forgotten about? After a quick online polling, here are some of the top answers. 

Bloody Roar

Everybody knows about Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter. But how many people remember Bloody Roar?

Developed by Hudson Soft, this fighting game franchise featured half-human, half-animal fighters known as Zoanthropes. The franchise also features some of the best graphics on the PlayStation One

Black and White

What if you could play as a god and influence a civilization? What if you could do whatever you want? That’s the name of the game in Black and White. 

Developed by Lionhead Studios, best known for their work on the Fable series, the Black and White games combine action, strategy, and lots of unintentional comedy. 

Commander Keen

Before id Software became a household name developing FPS games, they worked on the Commander Keen franchise.

The MS-DOS platformer featured challenging platforming in a sci-fi universe. While the game is still discussed today, it’s been over thirty years since we’ve seen a traditional Commander Keen game release. While Bethesda has mentioned spin-offs for the game, we’re still impatiently waiting for a new traditional entry in the series. 

Red Faction

The Red Faction games are often regarded as being ahead of their time. Despite appearing on PlayStation 2 hardware, the games feature an impressive amount of destructive environments. 

I remember Red Faction being one of my friends’ most talked about games. First, people would talk about the new things they’d continually discover. Then, they’d go on about losing track of time just messing around in the game and having fun. 

Dino Crisis

If there’s one Capcom franchise fans are dying to see return, it’s Dino Crisis. 

Loving billed as Resident Evil with Dinosaurs, fans look fondly back at the survival horror game. Repeated playthroughs of the Capcom classic bring fans back with loving nostalgia. Perhaps one day, we’ll finally get that Dino Crisis remake everyone is clamoring for. 


There was once a time when extreme sports ruled the gaming landscape. SSX is one of those franchises featuring over-the-top style and precise snowboarding precision. 

Aside from a 2012 reboot, the franchise has been dormant since the mid-2000s. However, the SSX games have always fared well critically, so it’s a head-scratcher as to why time has seemingly forgotten this beloved game. 

Ecco the Dolphin

There isn’t anything out there like Ecco the Dolphin. An ambitious title for the Sega Genesis, Ecco the Dolphin proves that you don’t need fancy gimmicks or established IPs to deliver a memorable experience. 

Sadly, it’s hard to say what place a game like Ecco has in the modern era of gaming.

Viewtiful Joe

With the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d figure that Viewtiful Joe would be at the forefront of the minds of gamers. A comic book superhero inspired beat ’em up? Sign us up!

Sadly, the genre has fallen off in recent years. Though with the popularity and success of Shredder’s Revenge, maybe there’s an opening for Viewtiful Joe to return. 

Fuzion Frenzy

If you’re wondering why this seemingly random original Xbox game is available on Game Pass, it’s because it’s an absolute delight. 

While the party game didn’t translate to immediate success, its positive word of mouth helped the title become a cult classic. 


Before The Sims, Myst was the best-selling PC game of all time. The 1990s 3D graphical adventure game was an experience unlike any other. Did it feature puzzle-game logic? Sure, but it also immersed you like few games of the time were capable of. 

While time has since moved on from Myst, there’s no denying its impact and legacy on the gaming landscape. 

We hope you enjoyed this Reddit discussion about video games we loved as kids but have forgotten over time. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.



Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.

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