While playing new video games is entertaining, sometimes you want to boot up a classic. There are plenty of old video games we still play today. Whether it’s because of nostalgia or their timeless appeal, they’re still part of our regular gaming rotation.
For clarification, we’re talking about the original Battlefront 2 from LucasArts. Not the one by Electronic Arts.
Battlefront II is regarded as one of the best Star Wars games ever. The game lets fans live out their biggest Star Wars fantasies in each multiplayer match. Best of all, it lacks the trappings and frustrations of modern online gaming. Just boot up the game, hop in a lobby, and lose track of time.
The Simpsons Hit & Run
One question on the mind of many gamers is why The Simpsons Hit & Run hasn’t seen a remake. So instead, we’ll have to settle for the original release of Hit & Run, one of the old video games we still play today.
This Simspons title combines the humor and style of the popular television series with the gameplay of Grand Theft Auto.
The Worms franchise has delivered simple yet entertaining multiplayer action for over 30 years.
Whether we’re talking about the original 1995 release or the most recent entry in the franchise, you will have a good time. Worms is about those naturally occurring moments that are impossible to replicate but you’ll never stop bragging about.
First developed by BioWare, Baldur’s Gate is one of the best western RPGs you can play today.
With a new entry in the franchise, fans are diving back into the original games to help prepare. They’ve come away with games that have aged like a fine glass of wine. They have stood the test of time and are worth replaying regularly.
You can’t go wrong, whether it’s the original Baldur’s Gate or the sequel.
I’m not going to lie; the first thing I did when the Game Boy debuted on Nintendo Switch Online was boot up Tetris.
From the iconic music you can’t stop humming to the addictive gameplay, Tertris is one of many old video games we can’t stop playing today. The original release, Tetris 99, or Tetris Effect, doesn’t matter to us. We’re in.
While the Xbox RPG didn’t meet its lofty expectations, it’s still a great game.
Fable is filled with memorable quotes and accessible gameplay. It’s easy to spend a weekend in Albion and have a great time. The Xbox 360 sequel is just as enjoyable, too.
The puzzle platformer from Valve is a triumph. They’re making a note here: “huge success.”
Portal is the perfect difficulty and length. It never overstays its welcome; even if you know the solutions, it is still worth replaying.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
You could honestly put any Grand Theft Auto title here, but Vice City may be the most popular.
Vice City’s style, presentation, and flair are beloved for a reason. Its scenic views and catchy music make it one of the most popular old video games we still play today.
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Age of Empires II
Thanks to its remaster, fans new and old have had the chance to discover Age of Empires II.
Often regarded as the pinnacle of the historical RTS franchise, Microsoft’s strategy game is still as enjoyable today as it was yesterday.
Diablo II has an incredibly healthy community in what may be the most popular old game to be played today.
Whether it’s the original release or the remaster, Blizzard‘s iconic action RPG is still alive and well today.
Space Cadet Pinball
Everyone remembers the Space Pinball game on your Windows Computer.
Titled Space Cadet, it was a demo for Full Tilt Pinball. In reality, it was an excellent way to waste time in class or at work.
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